Cocculus IndicusIndian Cockle, Cocculus, Coccul
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 of Cocculus Indicus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
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.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, eating, after loss of sleep, open air, smoking, riding, swimming, touch, noise, jar; afternoon. Menstrual period. After emotional disturbance.≡ show all authors ...
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.
Heavy and stupid
Time passes too quickly; absorbed in reveries
Inclination to sing irresistible
Slow of comprehension
Cannot bear contradiction
Very anxious about the health of others.
Aversions, dislikes; open air
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions
Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
ailments from grief
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mildness
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
impaired thinking; confusion; after drinking
impaired thinking; confusion; after eating
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; sleep; after period
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
Unconsciousness≡ more ...
Tendency to fall over; falling sideways
As if intoxicated
Must lie down
on rising in bed
On rising; from bed
While sitting; sitting up in bed
Loss of sleep≡ more ...
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
Opening and shutting sensation, especially in occiput
Trembling of head
Pain in eyes as if torn out of head.
with other pains; pain in nape of neck
travelling; travelling by train or underground
travelling; while travelling
from loss of sleep; from working at night
back of head (occiput)
extending to other parts; neck
pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; riding≡ more ...
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; spots; floating (aka muscae volitantes or spiders)≡ more ...
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)≡ more ...
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.≡ more ...
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
lumbar (lower half of back)
walking≡ more ...
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
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
Flatulence; night; midnight
Pain; night; midnight
groin region; hernia; as if a hernia would appear
cramping, griping; night; midnight
cramping, griping; during chill
cramping, griping; during period
cramping, griping; on movement
pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period
cutting; during period
Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; with hunger
aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; with hunger
aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of
loathing of food (see nausea)
nausea; when cold
nausea; after drinking
nausea; from dryness in throat
nausea; after eating
nausea; like fainting
nausea; thought of food
nausea; during headache
nausea; on movement
nausea; while travelling
nausea; on rising; up in bed
nausea; sitting; when sitting up in bed
pain; during chill
vomiting; while travelling≡ more ...
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
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); movement
pain; cramping; womb; during period
pain; cramping; womb; from movement
pain; cutting; womb
with every breath
during movement≡ more ...
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
trembling; during chill
trembling; hand; while eating
trembling; hand; when raising them high
Numbness (see tingling)
alternating with hands
sole of foot
sole of foot; sitting
Pain; sensation as if broken
sensation as if broken; upper arm; on raising it
upper limbs; sensation of paralysis
lower limbs; painless
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand
alternating with hands
leg≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
After loss of sleep, night-watching, nursing.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from anxiety
night; from nursing the sick≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chill, with flatulent colic, nausea, vertigo, coldness of lower extremities, and heat of head
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≡ more ...
Aversion to open air
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Faintness, fainting; hysterical (see hysteria)
Insensitive to pain (see irritability)
Lying down; lying on side
internally; in single parts
sore, bruised; externally
sore, bruised; bones
sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Relaxation of muscles
Symptoms from masturbation
From loss of sleep
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); loss of sleep
from nursing the sick
from loss of sleep
walking; in open air≡ more ...