oleum animale aethereum

Materia Medica

Acts on the nervous system, especially on pneumo-gastric region. Useful in migraine and neuralgia of spermatic cord. Burning pains and stitches. "Pulled upward" and "from behind forward" pains.

Head: Tearing pain, with sadness and irritability; worse after dinner; relieved by rubbing. Itching, burning vesicles; better, friction. Malar bones feel pulled forcibly upward. Migraine with polyuria.

Eyes: Smarting in eyes; misty vision. Glistening bodies before eyes. Lachrymation when eating. Short-sighted. Twitching of lids (Agar).

Nose: Watery, excoriating discharge; worse in open air.

Face: Feels drawn. Cramp-like pains. Twitching of lips. Malar bone feels pulled upward. Toothache, better pressing teeth together.

Mouth: Bites cheek while eating (Caust). Tongue feels sore. Greasy feeling in mouth.

Throat: Sore, dry, constricted. Air feels cold.

Stomach: Sensation as if water were in stomach; of coldness, of constriction, and of burning; better, eructations.

Abdomen: Flatulence and rumbling. Ineffectual urging stool, with burning in anus. After stool, bruised pain in abdomen.

Urine: Polyuria. Greenish urine, frequent and urgent want to urinate, with tenesmus and scanty emission. Itching in urethra.

Male: Desire increased; ejaculation too soon. Pain along spermatic cord to testicles. Testicles feel seized and pulled forcibly upward; worse, right. Pressure in the perineum. Prostatic hypertrophy.

Female: Early and scanty menstruation; flow black.

Respiratory: Chest feels constricted. Asthma from suppressed foot-sweat. Oppression. Stitches in breast from behind forward.

Extremities: Sprained feeling in small of back. Cracking of vertebrae on raising head (Aloe, Nat c, Thuj). Restlessness. Rheumatic pain in shoulders. Fish-brine odor of sweat of heels.

Modalities: Worse, after eating, from 2 to 9 pm. Better, by rubbing, eructation, open air.


Camph; Op


Puls; Ars; Silic; Sepia