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Cocculus Indicus
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Cocculus Indicus

Indian Cockle, Cocculus, Coccul

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HPUS indication: Motion sickness

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Below are the strongest indications of Cocculus Indicus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Cocculus Indicus
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Cocculus Indicus
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Cocculus Indicus
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Cocculus Indicus
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Within the sphere of action of Cocculus Indicus are many spasmodic, and paretic affections, notably those affecting one-half of the body. Affects the cerebrum, will not cure convulsive seizures proceeding from the spinal cord ( A. E. Hinsdale.) Painful contracture of limbs and trunk; tetanus. Many of the evil Effects of night-watching are relieved by it. It shows a special attraction For light-haired females, especially during pregnancy, causing much nausea and backache. Unmarried and childless women, sensitive and romantic girls, etc. All its symptoms are worse riding in a carriage or on shipboard; hence its use in seasickness. Sensation of Hollowness, or emptiness, as if parts had gone to sleep. Feels too weak to talk loud.

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WORSE, eating, after loss of sleep, open air, smoking, riding, swimming, touch, noise, jar; afternoon. Menstrual period. After emotional disturbance.

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Antidotes: Coffee, Nux.
Compare: Picrotoxin - alkaloid of Cocculus Indicus - (epilepsy, attacks in the morning on leaving horizontal position, hernia, locomotor ataxia, night-sweats); Symphoricarpus (morning sickness); Petrol.; Puls.; Ignat.

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Heavy and stupid

Time passes too quickly; absorbed in reveries

Inclination to sing irresistible

Slow of comprehension

Mind benumbed

Profound sadness

Cannot bear contradiction

Speaks hastily

Very anxious about the health of others.

Aversions, dislikes; open air


Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger

Symptoms follow intense emotions; ailments from grief

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mildness


Hysteria; fainting

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; after drinking

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; after eating

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; sleep; after period

Memory; forgetful

Memory; weakness of memory

Perception; time; time passes too quickly

Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought; introspection

Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn


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Vertigo, dizziness

Tendency to fall over; falling sideways

As if intoxicated

Must lie down

With nausea

With nausea; on rising in bed

On rising; from bed

While sitting; sitting up in bed

Loss of sleep

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Vertigo, nausea, Especially when riding or sitting up

Sense of emptiness in head

Headache In occiput and nape; worse, lying on back of head

Sick headache from carriage-riding, cannot lie on back part of head

Pupils contracted

Opening and shutting sensation, especially in occiput

Trembling of head

Pain in eyes as if torn out of head.

Pain, headache

Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in nape of neck

Pain, headache; travelling; travelling by train or underground

Pain, headache; travelling; while travelling

Pain, headache; from loss of sleep; from working at night

Pain, headache; in forehead

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; neck

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; riding

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Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; spots; floating (aka muscae volitantes or spiders)

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Paralysis of facial nerve

Cramp-like pain in masseter muscle; Worse, opening mouth

Prosopalgia in afternoon, with wide radiations of pain.

Pain; affected by movement (for better or worse); when opening the mouth (see movement)

Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)

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Dryness; tongue

Taste; bitter; while smoking

Taste; metallic

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Discoloration; pale

Discoloration; red; spots

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Sensation of emptiness and cramp in chest

Dyspnoea as from constriction of trachea, as if irritated by smoke

Choking constriction in upper part of oesophagus, oppressing breathing and inducing cough.

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Cracking of cervical vertebrae when moving head

Paralytic pain in small of back

Pain In shoulder and arms as if bruised

Pressure in scapula and nape

Stiffness on moving shoulders.

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); neck

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back)

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back); walking

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Stomach; Nausea from riding in cars, boat, etc., or looking at boat in motion; worse on becoming cold or taking cold

Nausea, with faintness and vomiting

Aversion to food, drink, tobacco

Metallic taste

Paralysis of muscles preventing deglutition

Dryness of oesophagus

Seasickness ( Resorcin

1x.) Cramp in stomach during and after meal

Hiccough and spasmodic yawning

Loss of appetite

Desire for cold drinks, especially beer

Sensation in stomach as if one had been a long time without food until hunger was gone

Smell of food disgusts ( Colch.)

Distended, with wind, and feeling as If full of sharp stones when moving; better, lying on one side or the other

Pain in abdominal ring, as if something were forced through

Abdominal muscles weak; it seems as if a hernia would take place.

Bloated; during period

Bloated; trapped wind


Flatulence; night; midnight

Pain; night; midnight

Pain; groin region; hernia; as if a hernia would appear

Pain; cramping, griping; night; midnight

Pain; cramping, griping; during chill

Pain; cramping, griping; during period

Pain; cramping, griping; on movement

Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

Pain; cutting; during period

Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; with hunger

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; with hunger

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of

Stomach; loathing of food (see nausea)

Stomach; nausea; afternoon

Stomach; nausea; when cold

Stomach; nausea; after drinking

Stomach; nausea; from dryness in throat

Stomach; nausea; after eating

Stomach; nausea; like fainting

Stomach; nausea; thought of food

Stomach; nausea; during headache

Stomach; nausea; on movement

Stomach; nausea; while travelling

Stomach; nausea; on rising; up in bed

Stomach; nausea; seasickness

Stomach; nausea; sitting; when sitting up in bed

Stomach; pain; during chill

Stomach; vomiting; while travelling

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Diarrhoea; from riding

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Female; Dysmenorrhoea, with profuse dark menses

Too early menses, clotted, with spasmodic colic

Painful pressing in uterine region, followed by hemorrhoids

Purulent, gushing leucorrhoea between menses; Very weakening, can scarcely speak

So weak during menstruation, scarcely able to stand.

Female; vaginal discharge; bloody

Female; period; copious

Female; period; copious; standing

Female; period; copious; walking

Female; period; frequent

Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); movement

Female; pain; cramping; womb; during period

Female; pain; cramping; womb; from movement

Female; pain; cutting; womb

Female; pain; cutting; womb; with every breath

Female; pain; cutting; womb; during period

Female; pain; cutting; womb; during movement

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Extremities, limbs

Lameness; worse by bending

Trembling and pain in limbs

Arms go to sleep

One-sided paralysis; worse after sleep

Hands are alternately hot and cold; numbness and cold sweat now of one, now of the other hand

Numb and unsteady

Knees crack on motion

Lower limbs very weak

Inflammatory swelling of knee

Intensely painful, paralytic drawing

Limbs straightened out, painful when flexed.

Heaviness; lower limbs

Movements and positions; trembling

Movements and positions; trembling; during chill

Movements and positions; trembling; hand; while eating

Movements and positions; trembling; hand; when raising them high

Numbness (see tingling)

Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs

Numbness (see tingling); hand

Numbness (see tingling); hand; alternating hands

Numbness (see tingling); foot

Numbness (see tingling); foot; alternating with hands

Numbness (see tingling); foot; sole of foot

Numbness (see tingling); foot; sole of foot; sitting

Pain; sensation as if broken

Pain; sensation as if broken; upper arm; on raising it


Paralysis; painless

Paralysis; upper limbs; sensation of paralysis

Paralysis; lower limbs; painless

Perspiration; foot


Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot; alternating with hands

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot; while sitting

Weakness; tottering

Weakness; lower limbs

Weakness; lower limbs; paralytic

Weakness; thigh

Weakness; knee

Weakness; knee; while walking

Weakness; leg

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Sleep and dreams

Spasmodic yawning

Coma vigil

Constant drowsiness

After loss of sleep, night-watching, nursing.

Dreams; anxious

Dreams; frightful


Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from anxiety

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from nursing the sick

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Fever and chill

Chill, with flatulent colic, nausea, vertigo, coldness of lower extremities, and heat of head

Sweat general

Nervous form of low fever

Chilliness, with perspiration, and heat of skin.


In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater

Alternating with chills

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Single parts; front of body

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Aversion to open air

Open air

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Extreme emotion

Constriction; externally

Convulsions; convulsive movements

Convulsions; internal

Physical exertion

Faintness, fainting; hysterical (see hysteria)

Insensitive to pain (see irritability)

Lying down; lying on side


Numbness; externally

Numbness; internally; in single parts

Pain; paralytic

Pain; pinching; internally

Pain; pressing; together

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; sore, bruised; bones

Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles

Paralysis; painless

Paralysis; after diphtheria

Pulsation; internally

Relaxation of muscles

While travelling


Symptoms from masturbation

From loss of sleep


Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat


Trembling; externally

Trembling; after emotions


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); loss of sleep

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from nursing the sick

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from loss of sleep

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

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