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Berberis Vulgaris - Rectum, Anus, Stool symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Berberis Vulgaris: Itching

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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Rectum, anus, stool

Digging-sticking pain, with short jerking stitches, as if she had been pierced by a thorn and the perineum were pressed upon it, extending deep into the left side of the womb (seventy-second day).


Constant feeling as though she must go to stool (third day).

In the anus, haemorrhoids appeared frequently, with a burning pain after a stool; the evacuation is frequently hard and of a dirty blood color externally (second and third weeks, and frequently).

Irritation in the anus, frequently returning (first and second days).

Sensation of warmth in the region of the anus (first to third day, afterwards frequently).

Violent burning pain in the anus, as if the parts around it were sore, frequently returning, and continuing a long time (nineteenth, thirty-seventh, fortieth, and fifty-first days, etc.)

Feeling of fulness in the anus after one hour.

Pressing in the anus (seventh day).

Slight sticking sensation in the anus (fifth day).

Transient stitching in the anus (second day).

Transient slight stitches in the anus (after three hours).

Burning-stitching pain during, before, and after stool (fourth day).

Tearings extending around the anus.

Smarting pain in the anus (third day).

A feeling of soreness and burning in the vicinity of the anus; there arose haemorrhoids, which lasted several weeks, as large as an acorn, and frequently caused itching and burning (ninetieth day).

The skin for some distance around the anus feels completely raw, with severe burning for some days; violent pain on touching the sore place, and great sensitiveness when sitting; finally a thin scurf appears on the border of the anus; this condition returns several times, though later in a less degree (sixty-third day).

Throbbing pain in the anus for a minute (in three hours and a half).

Crawling in the anus, as from ascarides (after two and six hours).

Itching in the anus (second day).

Pressive pain in the perineum in front of the anus (for half a minute).

Crawling, burning, itching in the anus and about it.

Rectum and anus



Urging to stool (second day).

Urging before the stool, especially in the colon, and extending into the small of the back (first and second days).

Tensive urging to stool in the small of the back and anus (first day).

Stool in the morning, with pressure and pain (third day).

Stool passes easily (first, second, and third days).

A satisfactory soft stool passes easily (after a warm infusion of half an ounce of the Berberis root) (the next morning). Stool at first somewhat hard, then soft (twenty hours after a second warm infusion of the same root). In the morning of the second day a similar stool (after a third infusion of the same).

Easy, copious, natural, not hard stool in the evening, which is not usually the case (first day).

Easy, soft, profuse stool in the morning (second and third days, in two persons).

Copious, soft stool in the evening, at an unusual time, (nine hours after taking an infusion of the root, followed in twenty hours by another similar one).

Copious, soft stool, followed for half an hour by a pressive tensive sensation in the small of the back and rectum (twenty-four hours after taking one-half drachm of the powdered bark of the root).

Copious, soft stool at an unusual time in the afternoon; the next morning there followed the ordinary evacuation, preceded by much pressure in the small of the back and anus (eight hours after two scruples of the root).

A loose movement three or four times a day, with cutting pains (eighth to tenth days),

Three soft stools, usually she had only one or two, with great urging (third day).

Three copious, thick, pasty evacuations (six, thirteen, and twenty-six hours after one-half drachm of the powdered bark of the root). Hard stool (third day).

Diarrhoeic stool without cutting pain (second day),

Diarrhoea twice (first day),

Fully developed diarrhoea, consisting of four pasty, yellowish evacuations, the first six, the last ten hours, after taking the drug, with rumbling without cuttings, much passage of wind, at times some nausea, much thirst, heat in the face and confusion of the head, with increased appetite in the evening (after a decoction of three and one-half drachms of the root).

Stool scanty, thin-formed, but not hard (fifth day).

Stool scanty and rather hard (seventh day).

Stool scanty, hard, or also soft, thin-formed, delayed (after three days, frequently afterwards, in several people).

The next morning the usual evacuation seemed harder, not copious (sixth hour), then a more copious, softer stool (after ten hours), afterwards a profuse, pasty evacuation (after twenty-four hours), again (after twenty-five hours), and again (after twenty-eight hours), preceded by severe pressure, especially with the first evacuations (after ten grains of Berberis).

Stool hardish and in small quantity (fourth day).

Stool firm, hard like sheep dung, with much, frequently ineffectual, urging (ninth day).

After the stool a comfortable sensation of relief.

A long-continued sensation after the stool, as if one had just been to stool, or as if one had just recovered from a pain in the anus (first to third day).

Sensation after the stool as if one must soon go again, with perceptible movement of the intestines (first and second day).

Constipation (ninth day).

No stool (second day),


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