Materia Medica – Frequently asked questions

ExamDr Remya L S
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  • Termini of nerves became so irritated & sensitive that some kind of friction was necessary to obtain relief. –Tarentula
  • Is recommended as  a prophylactic in malarial & African  fevers.-Terebinth
  • In scrofulosis  where the best chosen remedies  fail to relieve –Theridion
  • “In rachitis,caries,necrosis ,it apparently goes to the root  of the evil & destroys the cause –Dr.Baruch”-Ther
  • Theridion follows well after –Calc ,Lyc
  • Phthisis florida, often effects a cure if given in the early stages of disease -Ther
  • “On blowing the nose, a pressing pain in the hollow tooth or at the side of it (Culex)”-Boenninghausen –Thuja
  • Thuja  –     Follows well after –Med,Merc,Nit ac
  • ——- is preferable for warts on the prepuce -Cinnabaris
  • ——-to fatten the Pts. Cured with Tub.-Hydrastis
  • —— for a/c attacks , congestive  or inflammatory , occurring in tubercular diseases-Bell
  • When Psor ,Sulph  or the best selected remedy fails to > or permanently  improve –Tub
  • Follows Psor as a constitutional remedy in hay fever ,asthma -Tub
  • For the abuse of chamomile tea- Valer
  • For pain in the heels –Agar ,Caust,Cyclam,Led,Mang,Phyt
  • Variolinum –Pus from small pox pustule
  • Often removes bad effects of excessive use of alcohol & tobacco –Ver alb
  • After Camph in cholera & cholera morbus –Ver alb
  • After Amm carb ,Carb veg & Bov in dysmenorhea with vomiting  & purging –Ver alb
  • Should  not be given simply to ‘bring  down the pulse’ or ‘control the heart’s action’ ,but like any other remedy for the totality of the symptoms –Ver vir
  • Is followed well by Ign ,but not by Nux, which disagrees –Zinc met
  • When the best selected remedy fails to > or permanently improve  in syphilitic affection –Syphilinum
  • Fissure in anus & rectum ,prolapse of rectum ; obstinate  cases with a syphilitic history –Syphilinum
  • Follows well after Arn , for pricking pain & soreness of periosteum  remaining after an injury –Symphytum
  • In contusion & laceration of soft parts it vies with Calend –Sulph ac
  • Follows well after Arn with bruised pain ,livid skin & profuse sweat ; after ,Ledum in ecchymosis –Sulph  ac
  • Ailments from brandy drinking –Sulph ac
  • ——– 1 part with  3 parts of alcohol , 10- 15 drops , 3 times daily for 3-4 days ,has been successfully used  to subdue the craving for liquor –Hering –Sulph  ac
  • ——- should not be used before Sulph -Calc
  • Ailments from abuse of metals generally –Sulph
  • ——- is the c/c of Acon & follows  it well in pneumonia & other  a/c diseases –Sulph
  • Menorrhagia, has not well since her last miscarriage “A single dose at new moon”-Lippe -Sulph
  • Acts best in goiter when given after full moon or when the moon is waning –Lippe –Iod
  • Should not be given during lying –in period ,except in high potencies –Iod
  • Will bring on the menses ,when Nat mur ,though apparently indicated ,fails –Kali carb
  • “Persons suffering from ulceration of lungs  can scarcely get well without this anti-psoric” – Hahnemann- Kali carb
  • —– is followed well by Ars ,Phos ,Sulph in Ca & disease of a malignant tendency –Kreos
  • It follows Spig  well in heart disease -Kalm
  • After  over action, from repeated  doses of Bell in whooping cough –Stram
  • In metrorrhagia from retained placenta with characteristic delirium ,Sec often acts promptly when —— has failed –Stram
  • Cognates –Sulph ,Calc ,Lyc   ;  Sulph ,Saras , Sep
  •  Cognates   -Puls,Colocynth ,Staph ;   Caust,Colocynth ,Staph ;   Puls,Sil,Flor ac
  •  Sulph   –  Compatible – Calc,Lyc ,Puls,Saras, Sep
  • Stannum follows after —– & followed by Calc,Phos,Sil,Sulph,Tub -Caust
  • Frequently called after abuse of mercury –Sarasaparilla
  • It antidotes mental effects of over use of tobacco  ,in Pts.of sedentary habits who suffer from over mental exertion –Sep
  • Many symps. ,esp. those of head ,heart, & pelvis are < & > by rest & exercise –Sep
  • Sep should not be alternated with —-Puls
  • —-  Frequently indicated after –Sil ,Sulph
  • Itch  checked by mercurials / Sulph  often requires –Selenium
  • Follows well after Calad, Nat,Staph,Phos ac, in sexual weakness -Selenium
  • Cinnamon in pp h/ge ;it increases labour pains,controls profuse /dangerous flooding ,is always safe ,while —— is always dangerous.—Ergot
  • Similar to Ars  ,but cold & heat are opposite –Sec cor
  • Sil     follows well after –calc, Graph,Hepar,Nitr ac,Phos
  •  Sil  followed well by –Hepar,flour ac, Sep, Lyc
  • As a dynamic remedy for narcosis of Opium –Sang
  • After Bell in scarlatina -Sang
  • After Arn ,it hasten the curative process in the jts., after Symph , in  injuries of bones –Ruta
  • ——often quickly > itching & burning of Rhus , the vesicles drying up in a few days –Sepia
  • Rhus is best antidoted by the——— – similimum
  • Follows Bry & Ran bulb well in pleuricy & has cured after Acon & Bry failed  -Sabadilla
  • After Hepar in furuncle; after Acon & Bry in pleuricy ,when a pressing sensation remains in affected side impending respiration –Abrot
  • Follows well after Opium in bad effects of fright -Sambucus
  • Sabina   follows —— in codylomata & sycotic affection -Thuja
  • May be given after abuse of Magnesia, with/  without rhubarb ,if stools are sour –Rheum
  • Homoeopathic dynamic anti –septic –Pyr
  • Ailments from abuse of chamomile, quinine , mercury,tea drinking ,Sulph –Puls
  • Pts. Anaemic or chlorotic ,who have taken much iron,quinine  & tonics, even years before -Puls
  • After Arn in traumatic affections of ovaries –Psor
  • After  Lactic ac in vomiting of pregnancy -,,
  • Sulph follows — well in mammary cancer –Psor
  • “Whether derived from purest gold or purest filth ,our gratitude for its excellent service forbids us to inquire or care” –P.B Bell-––Psor
  •  ——– removes bad effects of Iodine & excessive use of  table salt –Phos
  • Hahneman says: “Acts most beneficially when the Pt suffers from c/c loose stool / diarrhea” -Phos
  • Cold air > the head & face  symps. But , those of chest ,throat & neck –Phos
  • ——acts well before or after Cinch in colliquative sweats, diarrhea ,debility :after
  • Nux in faiting after a meal –Phos ac
  • The skin symps are < in winter ,>in summer ; if suppressed , causes diarrhea -Petrol
  • When symps correspond , the potencies may antidote bad effects of Opium drugging –Opium
  • “Persistent diarrhea in those Tted  with large doses  of the drug” –Lippe –Opium
  • “—— renders the intestines  so sluggish that the most active  purgatives lose their power” –Hering -Opium
  • In Stram we have suppression ; while in —-,the secretion  is not diminished, the bladder is full but fullness is unrecognised .-Opium
  • —–should be given on retiring / several hrs. before going to bed ; it acts best during repose of mind &body –Nux vom
  • ——– antidotes  mercurial inhalation , lead colic , oil of turpentine ,spirituous liquors, & esp.the effects of bad beers –Nux mosch
  • In intermittent fever —— follows Lach well when the type changes .-Nat mur
  • Probably no remedy in the MM presents  a more valuable pathogenesis in symp of the throat / one that will better repay a careful study –Lac can
  • For the bad effects of drunkars in people with light hair ,blue eyes ,florid complexion ,corpulent, Lob bears the same relation that —– does to  persons of the opposite temperament. – Nux vom
  • Bad effects of onions , bread, wine,spirituous liquors ,tobacco smoking & chewing –Lyc
  • It is rarely advisable to begin the Tt.of a c/c  disease with Lyc unless clearly indicated ,it is better to give first another anti –psoric—Lyc
  • The burning feet of Sulph &restless fidgety legs  & feet of Zinc are both found at the same time in —– -Med
  • Ailments from sugar, insect stings,vapors of Ars /Cu –Merc
  • —— for bad effects of large doses  / too frequent repetition of Merc –Mez
  • When it acts well it produces a profuse, watery diarrhea  withb  great > to the Pt. ;it is as imp. as   Ars  in hydrothorax –Merc sulph
  • Epidemic occurring in Jan & Feb often call for –Mez
  • Cures muscular weakness following  excessive use of Opium & tobacco –Mur ac
  • In vertigo & headache be very persistent / prostration be prolonged after  Natrum ——— > -Nux
  • Should never be given during fever paroxysm –Nat mur
  • Can’t often be repeated in c/c disease without an intercurrent , called for by the symps –Nat mur
  • Relieves ailments  resulting from abuse  of mercury , esp. if there be erythrism ;bad effects of repeated doses of Dig –Nit  ac
  • In wounds where formerly Acon & Arn were given alternately ——  cures –Hyper
  • There are more Ign Persons in N .America than Nux vom Pts. –Hering
  • Often curative after Eugenia jam in acne –Kali brom
  • —– often cures lasciviousness  when Hyos fails – Phos
  • Follows Bell well in deafness after apoplexy –Hyos
  • Complementary to Calend in injuries to soft parts –Hepar
  •  ——–antidotes  bad effects of mercury & other metals ,iodine, iodide of potash ,cod liver oil; renders Pts.less susceptible to atm. changes & cold air –Hepar
  • Bad effects of Ign are antidoted by –Puls
  • Is followed well by Ars in influenza,chills,croup,debility,cholera infantum ;by Ant tart in foreign bodies in larynx –Ipec
  • After Canth / Carb ac has removed the scrapings , in dysentery –Kali bich
  • After Iod in croup when hoarse  cough ,with tough membrane , general weakness  & coldness are present;  Calc in a/c /c/c nasal catarrh –Kali bich
  • —- follows Kali bich well in catarrhal affections & skin diseases –Ant tart
  • Unless indicated by exciting cause, is nearly always  injurious in 1st  stages of typhoid fever -Acon
  • Rarely indicated in fevers which bring out eruption –Acon
  • Complementary to Coffea in fever sleeplessness, intolerance to pain; to Arn in Traumatism ;to Sulph  in all cases.-Acon
  • ——— should not be given simply to control the fever , never alternated for that purpose .If it be  a case requiring —–  will cure the case.- Acon
  • ——antidotes Carb ac.-Cider vinegar
  • It antidotes anaesthetic vapors; fumes of charcoal & gas ;Opium & Stram-Acetic acid
  • Follows well after Cinch in H/ge ;after Dig in dropsy –Acetic acid
  • It < the symps of Arn, Bell,  lach ,Merc; esp. the  headache from Bell –Acetic acid
  • Hahnemann says “Whenever —– is chosen homoeopathically ,you must ,above all ,observe the moral symps, & be careful that it closely resembles them; the anguish of mind & body;the restlessness; the disquiet not to be allayed.” -Acon
  • The more profuse the flow the greater will  be the suffering –Actea racemosa
  • After Collins has improved in piles , ——- often cures –Aesculus
  • Useful after Nux & Sulph  have improved , but failed to cure piles –Aesculus
  • Calad & Selen follow well after ——–in weakness of sexual organs or impotence –Agnus castus
  • “Efficacious when feet rubbed sore” –Dioscorides –Allium cepa
  •  Allium cepa-    Compatible  before –Calc ,Sil in polypus
  • Like Sulph in many c/c diseases with abdominal plethora & congestion of portal circulation ;develops suppressed eruptions –Aloes
  • —– is  one of the chief antidotes for lead poisoning ;painter’s colic ; ailments from lead –Alumina
  •  ,, follows- Bry ,Lach,sulph
  • It antidotes poisoning with Rhus & stings of insects  -Amm carb
  • Often palliative in incurable cases ; very imp. as regards euthanasia –Amyl nit
  • Puerperal convulsions immediately after delivery –Amyl nit
  • Acts promptly by inhalation ;resuscitates persons sinking under anesthetics –Amyl nit
  • Profound & rptd yawning –Amyl nit ,Kali carb
  • Crude drug chiefly palliative ;must be repeated as Pt. becomes accustomed to it; is curative in the stronger higher potencies –Amyl nit
  • Anac follows well after –Lyc ,Puls
  • Anac    follows & is followed well by- Plat
  • When Ars / best selected remedies fail to > the burning pain of carbuncle / malignant ulceration -Anthracinum
  • —— in the terrible pains of Ca , carbuncle,/ erysipelas when Ars / Anthr fail to > -Euphorbinum
  • Ant crud- follows well after –Puls,Merc ,Sulph
  • When lungs seems to fail, Pt  becomes sleepy , cough declines /ceases  ; it supplants Ipec –Ant tart
  • For bad effects of vaccination when Thuja fails & Sil not indicated – Ant tart
  • Before Sil in dyspnea from foreign  bodies in the larynx / trachea ;Puls in suppressed gonorrhea ; Tereb  from damp basements – ,,
  • In spring & autumn ,when damp weather commences ,coughs of children get worse -,,
  • Children not easily impressed when Ant tart  seems indicated in coughs require –Hepar
  • Has cured scarlatina albuminuria after  Canth, Dig, Hell. failed –Apis
  • —– has cured  bad cases of general dropsy  after  Apis, Apoc, & Dig failed –Haynes –Blatta  orientalis
  • ——— for bad effects of cauterizing with nitrate of silver –Arg nit
  • Coffea increase nervous headache-,,
  • Boys complaints after using tobacco –Arg nit, Ars ,Ver
  • The 200 /1M potency in watery  solution as a topical application in ophthalmia neonatarum has > when crude  silver nitrate has failed –Arg nit
  • In ailments from spirituous liquors / from charcoal vapors  -Arn ,Amm carb ,Bov
  • Arn –  follows well after –Acon ,Apis, Ham, Ipec ,Ver
  •  Arn is followed well by – Sulph ac
  • Ailments from chewing tobacco , alcoholism , sea bathing , sausage poisoning, dissecting wounds & anthrax poison , stings of venomous insects –Ars
  • Useful  after  Hepar &  Nit ac  in dry, hoarse , croupy  cough ; after  Caust  &
  • Hepar in morning hoarseness & deafness & in scarlatina –Arum tr
  • Over sensitiveness  nerves , scratching of linen / silk ,crackling of paper is unbearable -Asarum
  • Cold air / cold water very pleasant to the eyes ; sunshine , light, & wind intolerable,
  • Aurum follows & is followed well by  ——- -Syphilinum
  • When Arn has been improperly given / too frequently rptd in typhod /typhus -Bapt
  • After Bar carb ,—– will often eradicate the constitutional tendency to quinsy -Psor
  • Useful after  Colch fails in gout ; after abuse of suppression of gonorrhea –Benz ac
  • Enuresis after  Nitr has failed -,,
  • Benz ac –Incompatible –Wine , which <   urinary ,gouty, & rheumatic affections.
  • Borax –           ,,          -Acetic ac , wine ,vinegar
  • When Rhus seems indicated , but fails to cure , in c/c urticaria –Bov
  • —— antidotes , effects of local application of tar, suffocation from gas -Bov
  • Hard goiter cured after Iod failed -Brom
  • “The chief distinction b/w Brom  & Iod is  the former cures blue –eyed  & the latter  the black eyed Pts” –Hering .
  • —- has cured in croup after failure of Iod ,Phos, Hepar, Spong; esp. in relapses after Iod –Brom
  • Destroys craving for tobacco-Calad
  • Was 1st used as a tobacco antidote –Coca
  • Prevents caries of teeth –Coca
  • Follows well after Conium in lymphatic , psoric /tubercular persons –Calc ars
  • Calc acts best before –Lyc,Nux, Phos ,Sil
  •      ,,  follows  -Nitr ac, Puls, Sulph ( esp. if the pupils dilated ) ; is followed by , Kali bich in nasal catarrh
  • “Calc must not be used before  Nitr ac  & Sulph ;may produce unnecessary complications”- Hahnemann
  • In children it may be often rptd , in aged people  should not be rptd ; esp. if the 1st dose benefited , it will  usually do harm –Calc carb
  • Calc phos –acts best before –Iod, Psor, Sanic,Sulph
  • Calc after –Ars, Iod, Tub
  • The burning pain & intolerable urging to urinate  is the red strand of this remedy -Canth
  • Acts  as well in potency as in Q ,applied locally ,&  may be administered internally at the same time- Calend
  • ———– is almost specific for clean ,surgical cuts / lacerated wounds , to prevent excessive suppuration -Calend
  • In all case of loss of soft  parts when union can’t be effected by means of adhesive plaster – Calend
  • All sequelae of measles -Camph
  • —–  antidotes nearly every veg. medicine ; also tobacco, fruits containing prussic acid , poisonous mushrooms ; should not be allowed in the sick room in its crude form –Camph
  • “All our progress as school depends on the right view of the symps obtained by proving with Camph &——-Opium”-Hering
  • Cina follows well in intermittent fever -Caps
  • The constricting ,burning , smarting pains differentiate from Apis & Bell -Caps
  • —— is useful after bad effects from spoiled fish & decayed veg .-Carb an
  • Want of susceptibility to well selected remedies –Carb veg,Opium ,Valar
  • The potencies are made with alcohol –Carb ac
  • Similar to labor pains of Puls , but mental condition opposite -Caulo
  • ———–antidotes paralysis from lead poisoning ,bad effects of holding type in mouth of compositors  & abuse of Merc /Sulph in scabies -Caust
  • Caust -Incompatible –Phos, coffea,acids
  • Mental calmness contra indicate ——- – Cham
  • In cases spoiled by the use of Opium /morphine in complaints of children -Cham
  • Complementary –Bell in diseases of children ,cranial nerves ; Cham ,abd. Nerves
  • —— antidotes abuse of Bry  esp. in hepatic complaints -Chel
  • Ars ,Lyc & Sulph follow well & will often be required to complete cure -Chel
  • In pertussis after Dros has > the severe  symps –Cina
  • Has cured aphonia from exposure when Acon,Phos & Spong had failed -Cina
  • Is frequently to be thought of in children ,as an epidemic remedy ,when adults require other drugs –Cina
  • —— sometimes cures in worm effections when Cina seems indicated ,but fails – Santonine
  • Useful in bad effects from excessive tea drinking / abuse of chamomile tea , when h/ge results –Cinch
  • Physical exertion ,even much walking brings on abscess in some part , but generally Rt. ear –Carb acid –R.T .Cooper
  • Small boils in any part of the body ; esp. n external auditory canal –Picric acid
  • Cinch –       Follows well – Calc phos in hydrocephaloid
  • Has cured umbilical hernia  with obstinate constipation , after Nux failed -Cocculus
  • When fever assumes a slow ,sneaking nervous form , with vertigo ; with disposition to anger -Cocculus
  • Often cures dropsy after Apis & Ars fail -Colch
  • Has cured colic after Col & Nux had failed -Collinsonia
  • In heart Ds complicating with haemorrhoids  consult ——— when Cac, dig & other remedies fail -Collins
  • Rt . sided sciatica -Gnaphalium
  • The ‘Balm of Gilead’ for Ds of old maids & women during & after climacteric –Con mac
  • Con mac is followed well by ——- in tumors of mammae with threatening malignancy -Psor
  • Pts . requiring ——– often improve from wine / stimulants , though persons susceptible to it can’t take alcoholic stimulants when in health –Con mac
  • Psor Pt. will not iprove while taking –Coffee
  • In Lach , skin is cold &  clammy ; in Crotalus ——– -cold & dry.
  •  —— antidotes  the direct action of Dig & increases the anxiety -Cinch
  • Often  > the constant distressing night cough in T.B -Dros
  • Hahnemann says –MM Pura –“ 1 single dose  of the 30th  potency is sufficient to cure entirely  epidemic whooping cough. The cure takes place surely b/w 7 & 8 days. Never give a 2nd dose immediately after  the 1st ; it would not only prevent  the good effect of the former , but would be injurious”. -Dros
  • Eup per is followed well by –Nat mur,Sep
  • ——– is the nearest analogue , having free sweat, but pains keep Pt. quiet ; while
  • Eup has scanty sweat & pains make Pt. restless -Bry
  • Should never be given in syphilis ; always < the condition –Fer met
  • Follows well after Ars in ascites of drunkards ; after Kali carb in hip Ds ; after
  • Coffea , Staph in sensitive teeth ; after Phos ac in Diabetes ; after Spong in goiter –Flour acid
  • After Calc in obesity of young women with large amount of unhealthy  adipose tissue ; follows Sulph well in skin affections ; after Sep in gushing leucorrhea -Graph
  • Hearing confused ,can’t tell  from what  direction the sound comes –Carb an
  • Want of breath in athletics ,shortness of breath in oldage –Coca
  • Dyspnea ,Pt. can breath only by standing –Cann sat
  • Great weakness & loss of  breath on going upstairs –Calc ,Iod ,Amm carb
  • Dyspnea can inhale ,but no power to exhale –Samb ,Med
  • Least thing coming near nose interfere with breathing –Lach
  • All irritating things –salt ,wine ,pepper etc .produces cough –Alum
  • Cough during pregnancy –Con mac ,Kali brom ,Apocynum ,Caust,Nux mosch
  • Violent cough in spasmodic paroxysms with eructations –Ambra gr
  • Laughing excites cough –Arg met ,Stan met ,Dros ,Phos
  • With every cough there escapes a vol . of pungent ,foetid air –Caps
  • Lumps of mucus fly from the mouth during cough –Chel ,Kali carb ,Badiago
  • Cough only during daytime –Euphr ,Fer met ,Staphy
  •            ,,                     night –Petroleum
  • Cough returns every winter –Psor
  • Cough deep , & hollow  like coughing in a barrel –Med
  • Cough  has a gurgling sound as if water  was poured  from the bottle –Cup met
  • Cough on going from warm to cold air –Phos [Cold to warm air –Bry ]
  • Dyspnea >lying down –Kali bich [X Ars ,Grind ,Lach ,Aral]
  • Expectoration profuse  like egg white  -Stan met
  •    ,,                 salty –Stan met ,Kali iod ,Phos ,Sep ,Ambra
  •    ,,                   bitter –Nux vom ,Puls
  • Cough < undressing –Hepar ,Rumex
  • Saliva tough , ropy  viscid & froathy in mouth  & throat with constant spitting –Lyssin ,Hydrastis
  • Cough in single paroxysm –Calc carb
  •          ,,           2       ,,        -Merc sol ,Puls
  •          ,,           3       ,,        -Stan met,Cup met
  • Heart trubles from reflex symp. Of uterus / ovaries –Actea rac
  • Sensn as if heart is suspended by a thread –Lach ,Kali carb
  • Palpitation <least physical exertion –Iod ,Dig
  •  ,,                 <  ,,      mental    ,,        – Lith carb,Calc ars
  •  ,,     violent while lying on Lt. side –Tab (> lying on Rt. Side) ,Lac can
  • Sensn of coldness abt . the heart –Petr, Carb an ,Nat mur ,Kali mur
  • Hypertrophy of heart from gymnastics in  growing boys  –Brom
  •              ,,                                 calesthenics in young girls –Caust
  • Angina pectoris ,intense throbbing of the heart  & carotids –Bell ,Glon ,Amyl nit
  • Irritating ,dry sympathetic cough of organic heart disease –Naja , Spong
  • Pulse increases suddenly & decreases gradually below normal  -Ver virid
  • Menstrual irregularities & irritable heart –Lil tig
  • Can’t walk in uneven ground –Lil tig
  • Afraid of sharp,pointed things –Spig
  • Pin mania –Sil
  • Naturally of sweet disposition , now in the borderland of insanity –Tub
  • Can’t get asleep unless the legs are crossed –Rhod
  • Can’t sleep lying on back –Acetic acid ,Amm carb
  • Feels > while lying on back –Ars
  • C/C blue condn; every thing seems so dark;that it can grow no darker –Lac can  ,Lyc ,Puls
  • “———– is chiefly successful with persons of an ardent character ; of an  irritable , impatient temperament, disposed to anger, spite/ deception” –Hahnemann –Nux vom
  • Pain in Lt. floating ribs -Theridion
  • Aversion to sweets & ice creams –Rad. bromide
  •        ,,                         -Graphites
  • Sensation of thoracic constriction  & anguish –Adrenalin
  • Thirsty in dropsy ;thirstless in fever –Acetic acid
  • Nausea > eating –Lith carb
  • Epidemic spleen diseases of cattle ,horses & sheep -Anthracinum

Antidotes of tobacco abuse are  :

  • Excessive nausea & vomiting –Ipec
  • Bad effects of tobacco chewing –Ars
  • For  gastric complaints  next morning after smoking –Nux vom
  • Palpitation, tobacco heart ,sexual weakness –Phos
  • For annoying hiccough from tobacco chewing –Ign
  • Tobacco toothache –Clem , Plant
  • Neuralgic affections of Rt. Side of the  face ;dyspepsia;c/c nervousness ,esp. in sedentary occupations –Sep
  • For impotence ,spasms,cold sweat from excessive smoking –Lyc
  • Occipital headache & vertigo from excessive use, esp. smoking –Gels
  • Tabacum  potentized (200/1000) to  relieve terrible craving when discontinuing use.


Abrotanum  -Southernwood  Bapt – wild indigo
Aconite –Monkshood Collinsonia –stone root
 Actea racemosa –Cimicifuga ,Black cohoshCaulophyllum –Blue cohoshActia spicata –Bane berry Kalm–mountain laurel                                                     Crocus sat –saffronColch –Meadow saffronLedum –Marsh tea
Abies Canadensis –Hemlock spruceAbies nigra –Black spruce Dros –sundewTaraxacum -dandelion
Arnica –Leoperd’s bane                                                    Hyos –Henbane                                                                  Rheum–rhubarb                                          Colocynth–sqirtingcucumber Liltig–tiger lily  Apis –poison of honey bee
Bell –Deadly night shade Rumex –yellow dock Rhododendron–snowrose Melilotus –sweet cloverDulc –Bitter sweetMenyanthus –Buck bean
Cicuta –water hemlockCon mac –poison hemlock Lobelia inflata  -Indian tobaccoApocynum ,Cann ind –Indian HempCann sat –Hemp
Lyco –club moss /wolf’s foot; Arum triphyllum –Indian turnip
Anac –Marking nut Caladium –American arum
Nux vom –poison nutRhus–pioson oak& Ign –St .Ignatius ;
Nuxmos –nutmegSang –blood rootSpigelia –pink root Hyper –St. John’s wort               Staphy –stavestcreDios –Wild yam
 Phyt –poke rootHydrastis –orange root /golden sealAsarum europ –European snake root Physostigma –calaber bean Opium –poppy
China –Peruvianbark Sambucus -elder Sanicula –mineral spring water
Aethusa–fool’sparsley Petrosel-parsley Ranunculus–buttercup Agaricus –toad stool
Calend –mariegold Podo –May apple /Veg. Mercury Bovista –puff ball
Gels–yellowjasmineStram –thorn apple Trillium–Wakerobin Sec cor –ergot /spurred rye
Puls–windflower/anemone /weather cock Hamam –Witch hazel Thalaspi/Capsella–shepherd’spurse Ustilago –corn smut
Helleborus–ChristmasroseEquis –scouring rush Cina–wormseed Canth – Spanish flies
Cactus –night blooming cereusVeralb–Whitehellebore Symph -comfrey Helonius–unicornplant
Ver virid –American ,, /green hellebore Theridion–orangespider Tarent hisp –Spanish spider
Millefolium –yarrowThuja –arbor vitae/ tree of life / white cidarSaras –wild liquoriceSpong –roasted Lachesis –Surukuku snake poison Caps–cayeneepepper Tarent cuben –Cuban ,,Tarent hisp –Spanish spider,,  cubensis –Cuban  ,,Sulph –Brimstone
Naja –cobra Coca –Divine plant of Incas                   Mygale –Black Cuban spider
Asterias rubens -starfishSepia –cuttle fishMurex –Purple fish Oxalic acid –sorrel acidPicric cacid -trinitrophenol


  • Compositae  -Abrot ,Arnica ,Calendula ,Cham ,Cina ,Eupat.perf ,Taraxacum – Largest vegetable family.
  • Ranunculaceae  -Acon ,Actea rac ,Helleborus ,Puls ,Ranunculus bulb ,Staphy ,Climatis ,Adonis ,Hydrastis
  • Solanaceae  -Bell ,Stram ,Hyos ,Caps ,Tabacum ,Dulc
  • Loganaceae  -Gels ,Nux vom , Ign ,Spig
  • Umbelliferae  -Aethusa cyn ,Cicuta ,Con mac,,Hydrocotyle ,Asafoetida
  • Liliaceae  -Allium cepa ,A. sativa ,Aloes ,Lil tig ,Colch,Sabadilla,Helonias
  • Papaveraceae –Chel ,Opium ,Sang
  • Melanthaceae  -Ver alb ,Ver virid
  • Rubiaceae  -Coffea ,Cinchona ,Ipec
  • Ericaceae  -Kalmia ,Ledum ,Rhodo
  • Leguminaceae –Bapt ,Physostigma, Melilotus
  • Beriberidaceae  -Beriberis ,Caulo, Podo
  • Urticaceae  -Cann ind ,Cann sat
  • Scrophularaceae –Dig ,Euphr
  • Cucurbitaceae  -Bry ,Colocynth
  • Anacardiaceae –Anac ,Rhus
  • Coniferaceae –Sabina ,Thuja
  • Smilaceae –Saras ,Trillium pend
  • Araceae –Arum tri ,Caladium
  • Polygonaceae –Rheum ,Rumex
  • Polygalaceae –Ratanhia
  • Rutaceae –Ruta grav ,Xanthoxyllum
  • Cruciferae –Thlaspi bursa ,Raphanus
  • Lauraceae –Camph
  • Euphorbiaceae –Crot tig ,Acalypha ind
  • Myristicaceae –Nux mosch
  • Lycopodiaceae –Lyc
  • Thymelaceae –Mez
  • Valarianaceae –Valarianum
  • Verbanaceae –Agnus castus
  • Sapindaceae –Aesculus
  • Hypericaceae –Hyper
  • Hamamelidaceae –Hamamelis
  • Iridaceae –Crocus sat ,Iris vers
  • Liniaceae –Coca
  • Menispermiaceae –Cocculus ind
  • Phytolacaceae –Phyt
  • Primulaceae –Cyclamen
  • Labiatae –Collins ,Teucrium
  • Apocynaceae –Apocynum ,Aspidosperma
  • Borraginaceae –Symphytum ,Onosm
  • Lobeliaceae –Lobelia
  • Caprifoliaceae –Sambucus,Vib op
  • Droseraceae –Drosera
  • Equisetaceae –Equis
  • Verbanaceae –Agnus castus
  • Violaceae –Viola tricolor.
  • Aristolochiaceae –Asarum europ
  • Lichen –Sticta pulm


Bov ,Agar ,Sec cor


  • All  ‘Lac’ ppns –eg –Lac defl , Lac can ,Lac fel ,Lac vaccinum
  • Moschus ,Mephites,Bufo etc……
  • Crot hor –Rattle snake –Crotalidae
  • Lachesis –Surukuku snake –Ophidae
  • Naja –Cobra –Elapidae
  • Asterias rubens –Star fish -Radiata
  • Murex –A mollusk –muricidae
  • Tarentula hisp  &  -Araneidae
  •        ,,        cub
  • Cantharis –Cantharidae
  • Spong –Roasted sponge


  • HgCl 2 –Merc cor
  • Merc –Quick silver As2O3 –Ars –white oxide of Ars
  • HgCl –Merc dulc ,Calomel Bi2O3(OH) -Bism
  • Hg2I2 –Merc Iiod flavus Borax –Biborate of Soda
  • HgI2 –Merc –I Tinctura acris sine Kali -Caust
  • Black oxide –Merc –Hahnemann’s soluble Mercury     ,HF –Flour acid
  • HgSO4 –Merc sul
  • distillation of wood tar -Kreos
  • Al2O3 –Alum Suphuret of lime -Hep
  • Sa2S3 –Ant crud –Sulphide of Antimony
  • C3H5(NO2)O3 –Glon ,Nitroglycerine
  • HCl –Mur acid
  • Arsenite of lime –Calc ars

Mineral Spring water –Sanicula

Oil of Turpentine –Teribinth

Silicic oxide –Sil

Coal /Rock oil –Petroleum (anthracite)

  • CH3COOH –Acet acid
  • C7H6O2 –Benz acid
  • H3PO4 –Phos acid
  • C2H2O2 –Ox acid
  • C6H5OH –Carb  acid
  • C6H6O3 –Lact acid
  • C6H2(NO2)3OH –Pic acid



  • Bry –Rhus& Lach –Lyc ,Hepar, Nitr ac
  • Apis –Nat mur Cham –Bell    ;;Calend –Hepar,Sal ac
  • Carb veg –Kali carb Puls –K. mur,Sil,Lyc  ;;Colocynth -Merc
  • Lyc –Iod Nitr ac –Ars,Calad     ;;Ferrum met –Cinch ,Alum
  • Mag carb –Cham                          Stan met,Sulph ac -Puls
  • Dulc –Kali sulph,Bar carb           Graph –Caust ,Hepar,Lyc
  • Arn –Acon, Hyp ,Rhust               Nux vom -Sulph
  • Phos –Ars –isomorphic                 Ipec –Cup met
  • Psor –Sulph ,Tuber                      Iod –Rhust,Lyc,Brom
  • Caust –Carb veg ,Petros               Petrol -Sep
  • Ant crud –Squilla Aethusa –Calc carb
  • Bar carb –Conium Trillium pend –Calc phos
  • Hepar –Calend Thuja –Med,Sab ,Sil
  • Chel –Bry,Lyc Carb an –Calc carb ,Phos
  • Saras –Merc,Sep    Dros –Nux vom
  • Sil –Thuja ,Sanicula                      Sep –Nat mur
  • Flour ac –Coca,Sil Zinc met -Ign
  • Rheum –Mag carb        Rhust –Bry ,Calc flour   ;;Ars –Allium sat,Pyr,Phos,Carbveg
  • Sabina –Thuja              Allium cepa-Puls,Phos,Thuja  ;;Calc phos –Ruta,Trillium


  • Apis -Rhust
  • Nux vom –Zinc met
  • Amm carb –Lach
  • Selenium -Cinchona
  • Carb veg -Kreosote
  • Ranunculus –Staphy ,Sulph
  • Sepia –Lach [Puls –Never altered]
  • Phyt –Merc sol
  • Zinc met –Cham,Nux
  • Arum tr-Caladium


  • Merc sol –Sil
  • Borax –Acetic ac,vinegar,wine
  • Phos -Caust
  • Coffea –Caust,Canth,Cocculus,Ign
  • Ign –Coffea,Nux,Tab
  • Bar carb -Calc
  • Dulc –Bell,Lach,Acetic ac
  • Lach-Acetic ac,Carb ac
  • Cinch –Dig ,Sel

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