Phellandrium Fever Symptoms

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


Adapted to persons of a feeble, irritable, lymphatic constitution, with weak and defective reaction.

Time: From 4 to 10 p.m. 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 p.m..

Chill: Coldness and chilliness, with frequent shaking, about 8 p.m, continuing

even after lying down, internal, could scarcely get warm in bed until midnight, though the skin was not cold to the touch. Shivering, as if dashed with cold water (Rhus, Sabad.), not ameliorated by warmth of stove. Chilliness and shivering over whole body, with gooseflesh on the arms and cutting pains in epigastric region. Chill every third day at 4 p.m., continuing one hour and preceded by severe rheumatic pains in arms.

Heat: Of the head and face, with burning and redness of the face. Heat and sweat lasted two hours, followed by violent headache, nausea and stitching pains in feet.

Sweat: Slight, intermingled with hat, often wanting altogether.

Analysis – There may be present as concomitants catarrhal and pulmonary affections, loss of appetite, emaciation, sleeplessness, diarrhea and night – sweats.

Generally on the day after the attack there would be entire inability to urinate, or it would pass off in small quantities with urging and burning pains.

“In. Frank reports ( Path. Medorrhinum Trans., Paris, 1835) that he cured, without a failure, the intermittent fevers which prevailed during the spring and summer of 1801 with Phellandrium. But, he adds, immediately after that, in the following years, the same employed in the same disease failed. What more evident proof of the necessity of absolutely and always individualizing in pathology and therapeutics? The law of cure is immutable, there is no caprice about it, caprice is the appendage of physicians! Phellandrium cured the fever of 1801, with the testimony of Jn. Frank no one has a right to doubt it, and if it failed in the following epidemics it was because the medical constitution was no longer the same, and, not knowing how to individualize, Jn. Frank has left us a memento, but a sterile one. If, however, he had left us the minutely exact portraiture of the fever of 1801, he would have left us the characteristics of Phellandrium, and the success which he obtained, instead of being lost to us, might have been repeated.” – A. Charge, 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.