Tartarus stibiatus (Tartarus emeticus) (Tartarus stibiatum).

Mind and Disposition.

During the day hilarity, in the evening anxious and timid.

Despair and hopelessness, with lethargy.


Numbness of the head, with stupefaction and somnolency.

Pressing headache, as if the brain were compressed, with stupefaction and lethargy ; worse in the evening, at night, and while at rest ; better when exercising and washing the head.

[5] Pulsation in the right side of the forehead ; worse in the evening, when sitting stooped, and from heat ; better from sitting erect, and in the cold air.

Stitches in the head.

Trembling with the head, especially when coughing, with an internal sensation of trembling, chattering of the teeth, and an irresistible somnolency ; worse in the evening and from heat.

Trembling with the head and hands, with great debility ; worse when lying and getting warm in bed, better when sitting up erect and in the cold.


Desire to close the eyes, as from sleepiness.

[10] Obscuration of sight, with flickering of light before the eyes.


Face pale and sunken.

Twitching in the muscles of the face.

Lips dry and scaly or cracked.

Stomach and Abdomen.

Longing for acids and fruits ; for cold drinks, or thirstlessness.

[15] Aversion to milk.

Fatty taste in the mouth.

Empty eructations ; at night eructations as from rotten eggs.

Continuous anxious nausea.

Violent straining to vomit, with perspiration on the forehead.

[20] Continuous nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

Vomiting of food with great effort, followed by debility, chilliness, and sleepiness.

Vomiting of mucus and mucous diarrhoea.

Pain in the stomach, as from overloading the stomach.

Pulsation in the pit of the stomach.

[25] Beating and pulsation in the abdomen.

When sitting bent forward, a sensation as if stones were pressing in the abdomen.

Cutting flatulent colic ; worse when sitting bent forward.

Stool and Anus.

Watery diarrhoea, preceded by colic.

Stools papescent, slimy or bloody.

[30] Violent tension in the perinaeum.

Urinary Organs.

Violent, painful urging to urinate, with scanty, frequently finally bloody discharge.

Dark, brown-red urine.

Stitches in the neck of the bladder and in the urethra.

Burning in the urethra after micturition.

Respiratory Organs.

[35] Dyspnoea, compelling one to sit up.

Shortness of breathing from suppressed expectoration.

Suffocating attacks, with the sensation of heat at the heart.

Velvet feeling in the chest.

Inflammation of the lungs ; paralysis of the lungs.

[40] Cough with suffocating attacks.

Rattling, hollow cough.

Cough, with vomiting of food and perspiration on the forehead.

Nightly cough, with expectoration of mucus.

Hooping-cough, preceded by the child crying, or after eating or drinking, or when getting warm in bed ; after the attack somnolency.

[45] Accumulation and rattling of mucus in the trachea and chest.

Visible palpitation of the heart, without anxiety.


Upper. Twitches of the muscles on the arms and hands.

Trembling of the hands.

The tips of the fingers feel cold and as if dead.

[50] Lower. Tension in the bend of the knee and on the instep.

The feet go to sleep, as soon as one sites down.


Great sleepiness in the day-time, with much yawning and stretching.

Irresistible somnolency, with heavy, stupefied sleep.


Shocks and twitches during sleep, which jerk up single limbs or the whole body.


[55] Attacks of fainting.

Internal trembling.

Convulsive twitches.


Great heaviness in all the limbs and great debility.

Rheumatic pains (fever) with perspiration, which does not relieve.

[60] Inflammation of internal organs.

Gastric and bilious complaints.

The child wants to be carried, and cries if any one touches it.

Pulsation in all the blood-vessels.


Pulse full, hard and accelerated ; at times trembling.

The fever ceasing, the pulse becomes often slow and imperceptible.

[65] The least exertion accelerates the pulse.

Chill with external coldness predominates at all times of the day, with sleepiness and often with trembling.

Violent but not long-continuing heat, preceded by a long-lasting chill ; worm from every exertion ; or long-continued heat, with lethargy and forehead, following a short-lasting chill.

Perspiration on the whole body ; also chill.

Perspiration frequently cold and clammy.

[70] The affected parts perspire most.

Intermittent levers, with lethargic condition.


Eruptions of pustules as large as peas, filled with pus, with a red areola, (like small-pox) forming a scab and leaving a cicatrix.


Aggravation in the evening and when sitting ; when sitting crooked (stooped) ; from warmth.

Amelioration from eructation : in the open, cold air.