Laurocerasus Fever Symptoms

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


Characteristic – Coldness on forehead as from draft of air.

Drink rolls audibly through esophagus and intestines.

Painlessness with most complaints (Stramonium).

Diseases attended with rapid sinking of the vital forces (Camph., Verbascum).

Deficient reaction, want of energy of vital forces, especially in affections of the chest, the well chosen remedy does not act.

Long lasting fainting spells.

Irresistible sleepiness, after dinner, in the evening.

Chill: With thirst, in the afternoon or evening. Violent chill and coldness, with shivering, not relieved by external warmth, coldness and shaking chill, not relieved by heat of stove, alternating with burning heat. Deficient animal heat (Ledum). Vertigo, stupor, and apoplectic symptoms (Opium).

Heat: After the chill, from evening till midnight, descending the back (see Verbascum).

Sweat: During and after the heat, after eating, rarely profuse.

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.