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Berberis Vulgaris - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Berberis Vulgaris: Itching

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



Almost complete want of hunger and appetite; food has almost no taste (seventeenth and twenty-first days).

Nausea after dinner; she thought she would be obliged to vomit (first day),


Great rumbling in the bowels followed by the passage of flatus (after two hours).

Slight rumblings and movings in the abdomen, followed by the passage of some flatus (after eight hours).

Frequent passage of copious, seldom offensive, flatus, usually preceded by painless gripings, at times with a sensation of warmth in the anus; all the provers (first, second, and third days).

Painless gripings in the abdomen, followed by the passage of flatus (after two hours).


Transient nausea (after one hour).

Nausea lasting one hour (after half an hour).

Nausea and qualmishness before breakfast, disappearing afterwards (second day).

Feeling of discomfort and nausea (after three hours).


Twice, a bubbling sensation below the tip of the false ribs, in the forepart on the right side, in quick succession; severe bubbling sensation, as if one shook a bottle of water, or as if one forced air into the flesh, on the external border of the right shoulder-blade near the axilla (ninety-seventh day).

Pressure in the forepart of the right hypochondrium, extending inward into the border of the false ribs (forty-sixth day).

Pressure in the region of the liver, on the margin of the false ribs, about three inches from the linea alba, lasts a quarter of an hour (third day).

On the border of the false ribs of the right side, about two and a half inches from the linea alba, thirty-six to forty successive burning stitches at intervals of four to eight seconds (nineteenth day).

Sticking pressive pain in the region of the liver, increased by pressure, corresponding to the region of the gall-bladder, on a small spot; lasts three hours, though not continuous (second hour and frequently afterwards, even until forty-sixth day).

Sticking pain, not very penetrating, in the region of the gall-bladder, for several minutes (after nine hours).

Sticking pain in the region of the gall-bladder for a short time, increased by pressure (after an hour and a half).

Drawing-tearing pain below the tips of the false ribs in the left hypochondrium on inspiration; it feels as if something were torn loose at the affected spot.

Pressive pain in the left hypochondrium extends backward or downward.

Tearing-sticking pain in the region of the left hypochondrium, in front (forty-sixth and forty-eight days).


Slight gripings around the navel (after eight hours).

Intermittent pain pressing from within outward in the left side of the abdomen, about an inch from the navel, as if something living were in the spot, about the size of a half dollar, lasting from two to three minutes (twenty-second day).

Cutting-drawing pain in the left side of the navel in a spot of the size of a quarter of a dollar, extending deep inward, for a minute violent, then continuing dull for about two minutes.

Superficial tearing-sticking pain in the left side of the navel.

Twisting pain in the region of the navel, in a place as large as the palm of the hand, for a few minutes (after nine hours).

A few fine, sharp, deep stitches at the left side of the navel.

Fine stitches in the right side of the abdomen, at the side of the navel but somewhat above it, for a minute.

At times, twinging around and above the navel, in the left side of the abdomen (first day).

In General.

Fermentation in the abdomen, especially in the region of the colon, with perceptible motion of the intestines, and moving of wind (first day).

Loud rumblings (after nine hours).

Frequent rumblings in the abdomen, so that they can be heard externally (fifth day).

Movings in the abdomen, as though a stool would come soon; it does not take place (second day).

Feeling of movings in the intestines, not painful, soon after taking it. Writhings in the region of the stomach (after half an hour).

Slight pain in the abdomen, lasting five minutes (after half an hour).

Pain in the abdomen, in the morning, in bed (second day),

Violent burning pain under the skin, and extending into it, in the left side of the abdomen, about four inches from the navel, in a spot about an inch and a half in diameter, lasting half an hour (ninety-fourth day).

Twinging, constricting sensation in the walls of the abdomen, lasting five to eight minutes.

Twinging, constrictive sensation in the upper part of the left side of the abdomen, especially in the left hypochondrium across towards the navel, for a few minutes.

Colic-like pain in the region below the navel, of short duration (third and sixth days).

Transient colicky pain in the abdomen (first day).

At times, gripings in the abdomen (second day).

Slight griping and constrictions in the intestines (sixty-seventh hour).

Aching, pressing sensation in the region of the left descending colon (after eight hours).

Urging and moving in the abdomen before the stool (second and third days).

Writhings in the abdomen (after one hour).

Violent cuttings in the abdomen, lasting for two or three minutes, repeated two or three times (seventh day).

Cutting pain in the abdomen several times in the afternoon, as if diarrhoea would come on; it lasted till the next day, when there was diarrhoea once in the morning and afternoon (fourth day),

Cutting-sticking pain in the abdomen, at times, for several minutes (tenth day).

Cutting-jerking pain about an inch and a half from the linea alba, an inch above the navel, extending in slow drawings outward across the left lumbar region (nineteenth day).

Tearings in the abdomen (after a half hour to one hour).

Some stitches extend across the abdomen in the region of the stomach (twenty-third day).

A tearing or sticking pain extends around the body in the abdominal muscles.

Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.

In the right inguinal region, near the abdominal ring, some varicose veins, the longest about an inch and a half long; they extend downward to the thigh, preceded by pressing in this region (third day).

Peculiar cold sensation in the region of the right abdominal ring, becoming more like a burning.

Twinging pain in both Poupart's ligaments, also especially above them, extending outward and into the inguinal rings, for a few minutes (third day).

Cutting pain extending inward in the left inguinal ring, as if it were depressed (forty-ninth day).

Drawing pain above one or the other Poupart's ligament, extending towards the thigh.

Just above the middle of the right Poupart's ligament, ten sensitive stitches, extending from without inward, returning after five minutes, and becoming a twinging pain.

Throbbing stitches in the right inguinal region, by paroxysms, shoot suddenly, for a few minutes in succession, down into the thigh, as with needles (seventh day).

A tensive sensation in one or the other inguinal ring, as if a hernia would appear, frequent, especially on standing and walking.

Itching-burning pain in the region of the left inguinal glands.

Pressive pain in the region of the right inguinal glands, which are painful when touched, as if they would become swollen (third day).

Pressure in the left inguinal region (first day).

Pressive sensation in the right groin near the inguinal ring, above and to the outer side of it, as if something would protrude at this place, extending down to the thigh.

Pressive sensation in the region of the inguinal ring, frequently.

Tensive-sticking pain above the right Poupart's ligament, about the middle of it.

Dragging-sticking pain above the left Poupart's ligament, extending outward and upward.

Several stitches in one or the other inguinal region, and above Poupart's ligament.

Burning-smarting pain in the right inguinal fold, with tension on motion.

Itching sensation in the region of one or the other inguinal rings.

Above the anterior border of the left ilium, along down Poupart's ligament, five slow drawing or cutting severe stitches, so that she had to cry out.

Dragging-sticking pain extends from the anterior inferior spinous process of the left ilium, and a little above it, towards the inguinal region and the thigh (eleventh day).

Tearing-sticking pain in the anterior region of one or another iliac crest, extending up towards the abdomen.

Tearing-sticking pain across from the spine into the crest of the ilium, at times remaining at this place, at times extending downward into the pelvis, or upward into the muscles.

Tearing-sticking pain in the crest of the ilium to the region of the anterior spinous process, and also farther backward, sometimes at this place only, sometimes extending inward and upward into the walls of the abdomen, mostly towards Poupart's ligament and the region above it, at times downward into the thigh.

Deepseated, sensitive, sticking pain in the ilium of one or the other side, an inch to an inch and a half from the spine, extending obliquely inward towards the sacrum, sometimes with bubbling-like, deeply penetrating stitches.

*Five or six sharp stitches, from the origin of the left Poupart's ligament at the ilium, extending along down it; a quarter of an hour afterwards, a stitch shooting outwardly into the left side of the female urethra.

Tearing-sticking pain above the crest of the left ilium, in the morning when waking.

Tearing pain in the posterior portion of the iliac crest, usually only on one side, extending downward into the gluteal muscles, or into the bones.

Dragging-tearing pain in the anterior portion of the iliac crest, extending into the abdomen to one or the other side.

Gnawing, tearing, ulcerative pain in the same place in the ilium.

Sticking-tearing pain about the middle of the outer posterior surface of the left ilium, severe and deep in the bone, extending from without inward for several minutes, in the morning on waking, when in bed.

Smarting pain in the region of the crest of the right ilium, extending down into the hip (ninety-third day).


Increased appetite (second day).

Increased appetite (after a long-continued use of the tincture of the Berberis root by a girl suffering from weakness of the stomach, and loss of appetite).

Great appetite (first day).

Very good appetite, almost canine hunger (fourth day).

Very good appetite (after five to six hours); increased appetite in the evening (first day).

Hunger without appetite (third day).

Loss of appetite, with a bilious, bitter taste (eleventh day).

No real hunger, appetite, or taste (first day).

Severe thirst wakes her several times at night (first night),

Increased thirst with dry mouth, especially in the afternoon, seldom in the morning, in several persons.

Eructations (soon after taking the drug).

Eructations frequently alternating with yawning (after an hour and a half).

Eructations without bad taste or smell (an hour after taking the drug, and also several times afterwards during first day).

Two hours after taking frequent bilious eructations (lasting nearly half an hour).

Frequent eructations and gripings in the abdomen, as of wind, without passing any (first day),

Hiccough for nearly a quarter of an hour (seventeenth day).

Heartburn (soon after taking it).

After eating, a pressive sensation in the epigastric region as if it were distended, evenings till 9 o'clock (sixty-first day),

Pressure in the region of the stomach five hours after eating (seventh day).

A sticking pain in the region of the stomach for half an hour and at times afterwards, though returning slighter (seventh day).

A violent sticking, burning, peculiar pain in the stomach, like heartburn, though much more violent, it also extends upward into the pharynx (eighth and twenty-first day).

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