Cactus GrandiflorusNight-blooming Cereus, Cactus
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Cactus Grandiflorus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Acts on circular muscular fibers, hence constrictions. It is the heart and arteries especially that at once respond to the influence of Cactus Grandiflorus, producing very characteristic Constrictions as of an Ferrum Met Iron band. This sensation is found in various places, oesophagus, bladder, etc. The mental symptoms produced correspond to those found when there are heart affections, sadness, and melancholy. Hemorrhage, constrictions, periodicity, and Spasmodic pains. Whole body feels as if caged, each wire being twisted tighter. Atheromatous arteries and weak heart. Congestions; irregular distribution of blood. Favors formation of clots speedily. Great periodicity. Toxic goitre with cardiac symptoms. Cactus is pulseless, panting and prostrated.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, about noon, lying on left side; walking, going upstairs, 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
BETTER, open air.≡ show all authors ...
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Melancholy, taciturn, sad, ill-humored
Fear of death
Screams with pain
Behaviour; shrieking; with the pain
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety≡ more ...
Blood-vessels to the head distended
Feels as if head were compressed in a vise
Pulsation in ears
Congestion (see pulsation)
from mental exertion
from mental exertion
while perspiring; where perspiration fails in shivering fit
from mental exertion
Right-sided pulsating pain
Congestive headaches, periodical, threatening apoplexy
Right-sided prosopalgia, constricting pains, returns at same hour daily ( Cedron Cedron.)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); pressure
Pain, headache; evening; 11 p.m.
with high or low temperature; headache during the chill
top of head (vertex)
pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
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Constriction of oesophagus
Dryness of tongue, as if burnt; needs much liquid to get food down
Suffocative constriction at throat, with full, throbbing carotids in angina pectoris.
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Inflammation of diaphragm
Hear-constriction, as from an Ferrum Met Iron BAND
Palpitation; pain shooting down left arm
Hemoptysis, with convulsive, spasmodic cough
Heart; Endocarditis with mitral insufficiency together with violent and rapid action
Acts best in he incipiency of cardia incompetence
Heart weakness of arteriosclerosis
Violent palpitation; Worse lying on left side, at approach of menses
Angina pectoris, with suffocation, cold sweat, and ever-present iron-band feeling
Pain in apex, shooting down left arm
Palpitation, with vertigo, dyspnoea, flatulence
Constriction; very acute pains and stitches in heart; pulse feeble, irregular, quick, without strength
Endocardial murmurs, excessive impulse, increased precordial dullness, enlarged ventricle
Low blood pressure.
lying down impossible
as if from armour
as from a band around chest
breast bone; on movement
aneurysm; of the heart
dilatation of heart
fatty degeneration of heart
hypertrophy of heart
while lying down; side; left
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Oppressed breathing as from a weight on chest
Constriction in chest, as if bound, hindering respiration
Diaphragmitis, with great difficulty of breathing.
Deep; desire to breathe deeply
while lying; lying with the head low
while lying; on the back
while lying; lying with shoulders elevated
lying down; on the back
lying down; lying with shoulders elevated
Impeded, obstructed; constriction of chest
night and day
lying down≡ more ...
Stomach; Constriction, pulsation, or heaviness in stomach
Constriction; behind lower ribs
Vomiting of blood.
Stomach; vomiting; blood≡ more ...
Haemorrhage from anus
Hard, black stools
Diarrhoea in morning
Hemorrhoids swollen and painful
Sensation of great weight in anus
Hemorrhages from bowels in malarial fevers and with heart symptoms.≡ more ...
Constriction of neck of bladder, causing retention of urine
Hemorrhage from bladder
Clots of blood in urethra
Female; constriction; vagina
constriction; vagina; from touch
pain; vagina; prolonged contraction or spasm of vagina (vaginismus)
preventing sexual intercourse
pain; constricting, contracting; vagina
Constriction in uterine region and ovaries
Dysmenorrhoea; pulsating pain in uterus and ovaries
C.); cease on lying down, with heart symptoms.
Female; contractions; womb; during period
period; painful; and difficult (dysmenorrhea)
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); during period
pain; constricting, contracting; womb; during period
pain; cramping; womb; during period≡ more ...
Oedema of hands and feet
Hands soft; feet enlarged
Numbness of left arm
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs; left
upper limbs; left; in heart disease
Pain; upper limbs; left; with heart symptoms≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Fever every day at same hour
Coldness in back and icy-cold hands
Intermittent; paroxysms about midday (11 a.m.) incomplete in their stages, accompanied by Hemorrhages
Coldness predominates; cold sweat, with great anguish
Persistent Subnormal temperature.
Periodic, recurring; recurring daily
regular and distinct intervals
At certain time of day or night; from 11 a.m.
from 11 a.m.; and 11 p.m.
from 11 p.m.
Burning heat; night
No perspiration≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Sleepless on account of pulsation in different parts of body
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
congestion of blood; internally
As if caged in wire, twisted tighter and tighter
sensation of a band
Twitching≡ more ...