Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Berberis Vulgaris in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Below and behind the right ear, a small swelling of the size of a hazel-nut, not very painful, apparently a swollen cutaneous gland (fourth to eleventh day).
On the left external ear, near the head in the skin, a pimple of the size of a millet-seed, painful to touch; it disappears after six or seven days (fortieth day).
Great heat in the left outer ear, then after one and a half hours great coldness of the same and of the temples (after eight hours).
Tensive, violent stitching-pressing pain, with sticking in the right ear, as if something were digging in the ear, lasts half a minute in the evening (seventeenth day).
Drawing pain in the ears, ending in several stitches lasting several minutes, frequently during the day (eighteenth day).
Pressive pain with stitches in the right ear, as if something were digging in it, lasting half a minute in the evening (seventeenth day).
Pressing-sticking pain starts from the side of the throat below the jaw, quickly passes out of the ear with a slight or severe stitch, especially upon the left side (eleventh day).
A piercing-sticking pain in the right ear, in slow stitches, as if a powerful animal were in the ear and stung with a thick sting, in the afternoon at 5 o'clock for a quarter of an hour (seventeenth day).
A long jerklike stitch in the right ear, as if it came out through the drum, when at work, while sitting, as if a nail were forced through, or as if a living, stinging animal were in the ear, so violent and surprising that she starts up and involuntarily grasps the ear, with fine digging stitches between the pains, with a sensation as if the ear were full and dragged downward, lasting from ten minutes to a quarter of an hour (seventh and fifteenth days, as also at other times).
Tearing-sticking in the internal ears, alternating with the same symptoms in other parts of the head (eleventh day, and frequently).
Drawing stitches deep in the right ear from below upward, lasting about twenty seconds.
Tensive violent stitches in the right ear from without inward.
Several stitches in the right ear (second day).
Moderate pressive stitches in slow sensitive jerks deep in the right ear for a minute, repeated after a quarter of an hour; then, after half an hour, tearing in the antitragus for half a minute (twenty-fifth day).
About fifteen bubbling stitches in the left ear from without inward, at last a continued stitching, then changing to pressure, then a stopped sensation for half a minute (sixty-fifth day).
Two stitches, as with fine thorns, in the left ear (after three hours).
Pressive, painless throbbing and whizzing in the left, seldom in the right ear, in quickly following shocks, two to fifteen in number, as if the air or the wing of a bird struck against the drum, with a feeling of dryness and coldness in the ear, very frequently repeated (thirtieth, thirty-second, fortieth, and one hundred and first days).
Tearing in the bone behind the left ear.
A slight tearing in the external ears.
Tearing in one or the other internal ear, mostly only for a short time, now severe, now slight.
Itching in the outer ears, now simple, now biting, or burning, or sticking, with fine stitches and increased sensation of warmth; at times also several pimples on the outer ear.
Ringing in the right ear, long continued, beginning deep, then becoming higher, several times during the day, and for several days together (thirtieth and thirty-second day).≡ more ...