Crocus sativus Fever Symptoms

Allen gives the therapeutic indications of the remedy Crocus Sativus in different kinds of fevers like: Continued, Bilious, Intermittent, Malarial, Remittent, Pernicious, Typhoid, Typhus, Septic fever, etc…


Frequent and extreme changes in sensations, sudden, from the greatest hilarity to the deepest despondency (Ignatia, Nux moschata).

Excessively happy, affectionate, wants to kiss everybody, the next moment in a rage.

Hemorrhage from any part, blood black, viscid, clotted, forming into long black strings hanging from the bleeding surface (Elaps).

Headache: during climacteric, throbbing, pulsating, aggravated during two or three days of accustomed menstrual flow, nervous or menstrual headache before, during or after the flow (Lachesis, Lilium tigrinum, Sepia).

Eyes: sensation, as if room were filled with smoke, as if had been weeping, as of cold wind blowing across the eyes, closing lids tightly gives aggravation.

Nosebleed: black, tenacious, stringy, every drop can be turned into a thread, with cold sweat in large drops on forehead (cold sweat, but wants to be fanned, with bright red blood, Carbo vegetabilis), in children who develop too rapidly (Calcarea, Phosphorus).

Dysmenorrhea: flow black, stringy, clotted (Ustilago).

Sensation as if something alive were moving in the stomach, abdomen, uterus, arms or other parts of the body (Sabina, Thuja, Sul.), with nausea and faintness.

Chorea and hysteria with great hilarity, singing and dancing (Tar.), alternating with melancholy and rage.

Spasmodic contractions and twitchings of single sets of muscles (Agaricus, Ignatia, Zincum met.).

Relations. Nux vomica, Pulsatilla or Sul. follows Crocus well in nearly all complaints, in menstrual derangements (Ustilago).

Compare: Tuberculinum, Staphysagria, which have many symptoms in common.

Aggravation: Motion (hemorrhage).

Amelioration: Open air (all symptoms).

Time: Afternoon, aggravated towards evening.

Chill: With thirst (Dulcamara), in the afternoon, increasing towards evening, with shivering from the back down the legs (Dulcamara, Staphysagria), aggravated by drinking.

Heat: With thirst (Staphysagria), internal flushes with pricking and crawling in the skin, of head and face, with pale cheeks. Violent heat over whole body, aggravated in the head, with intense redness of face and distention of blood vessels (Cinchona, Chamomilla), great thirst without much dryness of mouth.

Sweat: Scanty, only on lower half of body, or only at night, then cold and debilitating.

Analysis – “Croc., Dulcamara and Staphysagria may be compared.

All have chill beginning in back.

Croc. and Dulcamara have thirst with chill, Staphysagria has not.

Croc. and Staphysagria have great thirst with heat, which is slight or wanting with Dulcamara

Dulcamara and Staphysagria have frequent urination in chill, Croc. has not.

Dulcamara alone has nausea and involuntary urine during chill.

With Croc. alone the chill is aggravated by drinking.

Dulcamara has chill aggravated in a warm room.” – Geo. H. Clark, M.D.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.