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Materia Medica by Allen




For persons with haemorrhoidal tendencies, and who suffer with gastric, bilious or catarrhal troubles.

FULLNESS IN VARIOUS PARTS, as from an undue amount of blood; heart, lungs, stomach, brain, pelvis, skin.

Venous congestion, especially portal and haemorrhoidal.

Despondent, gloomy; very irritable; loses temper easily and gains control slowly; MISERABLY CROSS (Cham.).

Mucous membranes of mouth, throat, rectum are swollen, burn, feel dry and raw.

Coryza: thin, watery, burning; rawness and sensitive to inhaled cold air.

Follicular pharyngitis: violent burning, raw sensation in throat; dryness and roughness of throat.

Frequent inclination to swallow, with burning, pricking, stinging and dry constricted fauces (Apis, Bell.).

Rectum: DRYNESS AND HEAT OF; feels as if FULL OF SMALL STICKS; knife-like pains shoot up the rectum (Ign., Sulph.) ; haemorrhoids blind, painful, burning, purplish, rarely bleeding.

Rectum sore, with fulness, burning and itching (Sulph.).

Constipation: hard, dry stool, difficult to pass; with dryness and heat of rectum; SEVERE LUMBOSACRAL BACKACHE.

Stool followed by FULNESS OF RECTUM and INTENSE PAIN IN ANUS for hours (Aloe, Ign., Mur. ac, Sulph.).

Prolapsus uteri and acrid, dark leucorrhoea, with lumbo-sacral backache and great fatigue, from walking.

Severe dull backache in lumbo-sacral articulation ; more or less constant; affecting sacrum and hips.

BACK "GIVES OUT": during pregnancy, prolapsus, leucorrhoea; when walking or stooping; must sit or lie down.

Sensation of heaviness and lameness in back.

Paralytic feeling in arms, legs and spine.


Similar: to, Aloe, Coll., Ign., Mur. ac, Nux, Sulph., in haemorrhoids.

After Coll. has improved piles, Aesc. often cures.

Useful after Nux and Sulph. have improved, but failed to cure piles.


Motion; backache and soreness, by walking and stooping; inhaling cold air.