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Asarum Europaeum - General symptoms

European Snake-root, Asarum, Asar.

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HPUS indication of Asarum Europaeum: Coldness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Asarum Europaeum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Chilliness the whole day.

when sitting or lying still, and keeping covered, he feels nothing, except a soreness of the eyes, a pressure on the forehead and on the pit of the stomach, and sometimes external heat, but when taking ever so little exercise in the room, or when exposed to the open air, without taking exercise, he feels an excessive chilliness, with scarcely any thirst.

when walking fast in the open air, or entering a warm room after coming out of the open air, or when becoming heated by violent talking in the room, or after dinner, or when lying in a warm bed, he feels healthy, naturally warm, even a little hot, and has a desire for beer,.

Cold feeling over the body, as if a cold wind blew upon him.

at the same time ha was cold to the touch, with goose-skin, the warmth returning in a few hours, and being somewhat increased (in the afternoon), with a slimy mouth, dryness in the throat, and thirst.

afterwards another attack of coldness as before.

and in the evening, an hour previous to going to sleep, an increase of warmth, continuing while in bed he is obliged to uncover his hands, with great dryness of the palate,.

Excessive sensibility of all the nerves, when merely imagining (which he is constantly obliged to do), that some one is scratching even slightly on linen, or some similar substance, with the finger-tips or nails.

a most disagreeable sensation thrills through him, momentarily arresting all his thoughts and functions (after eleven hours),.

A remedy for nervous affections, loss of energy, with excessive Erethism. scratching on silk or linen or paper unbearable. Pains and spasmodic muscular actions. Nervous deafness and asthenopia. Cold shivers from any emotion. Feels as if parts were pressed together. Tension and contractive sensations. Always feels cold.

EXCESSIVE NERVOUS SENSIBILITY; scratching on silk, rattle of paper, etc, is unbearable

Contractive sensations

Lightness, as if floating Painfully sensitive hearing Cold saliva

Violent vomiting

Gelatinous or shreddy mucus stools


Asthmatic breathing, worse odors or cold

Violent backache, takes her breath, worse motion

Asarabacca. Hazelwort. Wild Nard. (Mountainous woods in Europe.) N. O. Aristolochiaceae. Tinctures of root and whole fresh plant.

Before Hahnemann's time Asar. was little known except as an emetic. His proving brought to light some unique characteristics. Most remarkable is a state of over-sensitiveness of the nerves, the scratching of linen or silk, or even the thought of it, is insufferable. Sensation of lightness of the limbs, thinks she is gliding through the air when she walks. Nervous irritability and exaltation. Sensation as though whole body or single parts were being pressed together. Pain as from contraction in forehead, temples, and behind ear, with watering and burning of the eyes.

agg. afternoon, amel. when sitting, and by washing. Eyes inflamed, bleared, staring. Weak sight, agg. bright light. When reading sensation as if eyes would be pressed asunder. Cold air and cold washing amel. With a single dose of Asar. 200 I cured a case of subacute inflammation of eyes and lids which had lasted some months after an attack of Influenzinum influenza, the indications being "amel. in open air, and by washing in cold water." On the other hand, it is suited, according to Guernsey, to chilly persons who are always shrinking from the cold.

e.g., literary, sedentary men who are sick and chilly. It is useful for the darting pains remaining after operations on the eyes. Several symptoms are agg. in cold, dry weather.

in clear, fine weather.

in dry weather. amel. In damp, wet weather.

on wetting affected parts. Sensation of skin stretched over right external ear. Deafness. Plugged sensation. Pressure, tension, and contractive sensations are leading features of Asar. Accumulation of cold watery saliva in mouth. Hunger in early morning. Constant nausea. Vomiting, with diarrhoea and violent colic. Stool of jelly-like mucus. Menstrual colic. Headache before and after menses. Violent pain in small of back, which scarcely permits her to breathe, at beginning of menses. Deschere reports a case of dysmenorrhoea in a nervous, fidgety woman of twenty-seven, who had intense backache during first two days, so severe that she could not move It often rose to the dorsal region, when it would take away her breath. Cured with Asar. 50, one dose every evening. Heat especially of face, and in palms of hands. When retching all symptoms agg. except stupidity of the head, which is amel.

Haselwurz, or asarabacca, Hahnemann. Aristolochiaceae.

Remarkable over-sensitiveness of the nerves; scratching linen or silk or even thinking of it is unbearabl; ig The symptoms of Asarum Europaeum present themselves in morning, in forenoon, afternoon, evening during the night, after midnight.


Alcoholism. Anus, prolapse of. Catarrhs. Cholerine. Diarrhoea. Dysmenorrhoea. Eyes, affections of; operations on. Fidgets. Headache. Hysteria. Levitation, sensation of. Typhus.



Mucous membranes

Female organs

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