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Asarum Europaeum - General symptoms - Clarke

European Snake-root, Asarum, Asar.

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HPUS indication of Asarum Europaeum: Coldness

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

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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.


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