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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Confusion of the head, as if coryza would follow.
Tensive-pressive confusion of the whole head, as if a cap were drawn over it, and as if it would be drawn downward from behind (several times).
Feeling of intoxication in the head (after two to three hours).
Feeling of emptiness, and gloominess in the head repeatedly.
Feeling of heaviness in the head.
A feeling in the head as if it were becoming larger (after an hour and a half).
Feeling of fulness in the head, especially in the forehead (after two to three hours).
A puffy sensation in the whole head (after nine hours).
Tensive sensation in the head (after nine hours).
Heavy, pressive headache, with great weariness and prostration (third day),
Headache as if the skull would burst; on stooping, a sensation as if something shook in the head, and as if everything would come out at the forehead (first day),
Dull, pressive, sticking headache (after nine hours).
Pressive pain in the whole head (after an hour and a half).
Pressive headache, especially in the forehead, but also extending towards the vertex (after three hours).
Pressive headache, especially in the forehead, as if it would bruise the head, or also as if it would be pressed down by a heavy weight (second day),
Pressive headache, with heaviness and confusion of the head, especially in the morning hours during the first days, and returning afterwards at times.
Tearing pain in the whole head, now here, now there, in the forehead, in the temples (frequently returning the first weeks).
On stooping, a painful sensation in the forehead and in the eyes, as if the brain were heavy and fell forward (after ten hours).
Pressive headache, as if the forehead would press out (first day),
An outward-pressing headache in the forehead and temples (ninth day).
Pressive-tensive headache in the forehead, temples, and eyes (after three hours, and frequently later).
Pressive headache, now over the eyes, now in the frontal eminences, now in the temples, now in other places in the forehead (seventeenth day).
Pressive-twinging tensive pain in the forehead several times repeated during the first days, caused and increased by stooping, better in the open air (as most of the head symptoms are generally).
Sticking headache internally in the forehead (after nine hours).
Sticking tearing headache in the forehead and temples, sometimes lasting only half a minute, sometimes several minutes, rarely longer.
Sticking pain in the forehead and in the temples, now very fine, now very severe; seldom continuous, but rather coming and going in paroxysms, generally ceasing suddenly.
Headache in the forehead, sticking, paroxysmal, lasting one-half to three minutes, especially shooting suddenly through the supra-orbital region (after half an hour and ten hours, and frequently).
Sticking, shooting, or also twitching or rolling pain, at several points in the left frontal region, about an inch above the margin of the orbit, extending outward and upward (after three hours).
Stitching pain and jerking; the forehead, also in the upper part of the head when stooping (after nine hours).
Tensive pressive pain in the left temple.
Pressive pain in the right temple extending forward to the eye, as if in the bone, with stitches shooting into the forehead (third and fifth days).
Pressive pain in the right temple, as if it were thick, or would be pressed out, increased by touch (after half an hour).
Twitching, tearing pains at times in the temples (first day),
Tearing pain in the left parietal eminence; it pains somewhat on touch.
Tearing pain in the left occipital region for two days in succession, lasting several hours; and returning it extends upward from the throat and neck to this place (twenty-sixth day).
Pressive-tensive pain in the occiput, as if the scalp were too small and the brain too large (second day).
Tensive sensation in the scalp and the skin of the face, as if the head were swollen; the scalp is difficult to move (first and second day).
Itching below the hair, chiefly in the occipital region, either simple or biting or burning, associated with fine stitches, frequently with a sensation of warmth in the skin, mostly in the evening, causing scratching, by which it disappeared for a moment, but soon reappeared in other places, sometimes lasting only a few minutes, sometimes several hours (thirty-sixth, seventy-fifth, ninety-third, and one hundred and seventh days, etc.).
Stupid sensation in the forehead (after half an hour, and after ten hours).
Pressure in the forehead for several days together.
A pressure in the upper part of the right frontal region (seventh day).
Violent stitches in the right forehead extending outward to the side (fifth day).
A peculiar cold sensation in the right temple (one hundred and eighth day).
Dull stitches in the right temple (after two hours and a half).
Piercing stitches in the left temple (second day).
A stitch from without inward in the right temple (after two hours).
Jerking stitches in the right temple extending into the right eye, then shooting into the vertex (after four hours).
Slight tearing in the temples and forehead (seventh day).
Slight transient tearing in the right temple and the right cheek (after twelve hours, and frequently also afterwards).
Parietals, Occiput, and External.
Single stitches in the left parietal region.
Tearing in the left occipital region.
The integuments of the head and face feel puffy and tense (after two hours and a half).
A tensive numb sensation of the skin of the head and face (after three and four hours).
Smarting or corrosive sensation in the skin of the head and face, now here, now there, aggravated by rubbing; sometimes, afterwards a red spot appears.
Corrosive itching or sticking in the skin of the head and face, in various places, repeatedly.≡ more ...