Secale CornutumClaviceps Purpurea, Ergot, Secale, Secal, Secale cereale
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 Secale Cornutum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Produces contraction of the un striped muscular fibers; hence a constringent feeling throughout the whole body. This produces an anaemic condition, coldness, numbness, petechiae, mortification, gangrene. A useful remedy for old people with shriveled skin - thin, scrawny old women. All the Secale Cornutum conditions are Better from cold; the whole body is pervaded by a sense of great heat. Hemorrhages; continued oozing; THIN, fetid, watery black blood. Debility, anxiety, emaciation, though appetite and thirst may be excessive. Facial and abdominal muscles twitch. Secale decreases the flow of pancreatic juice by raising the blood pressure ( Hinsdale).
First to thirtieth potency. Non-homeopathic use. If hemorrhages of the puerperium, after the uterus is entirely emptied, when it fails to contract satisfactorily and in secondary puerperal hemorrhage the result of incomplete involution of the uteru
WORSE, heat, Warm covering.
BETTER, cold, Uncovering, rubbing, stretching out limbs.
Compare: Ergotin ( Beginning arteriosclerosis progressing rather rapidly. Increased blood pressure: 2x trit. Edema, gangrene and purpura hemorrhagia; when Secale Cornutum, though indicated, fails); Pedicularis canadensis (symptoms of locomotor ataxia; spinal irritation); Brassica Napus - Rape-seed - (dropsical swellings, scorbutic mouth, voracious appetite, tympanitis, dropping of nails, gangrene); Cinnamon.; Colch.; Ars.; Aurum MUR. 2x (locomotor ataxia); Agrostema - Corn cockle - active constituent is Saponin, which causes violent sneezing and sharp burning taste; burning in stomach, extends to oesophagus, neck and breast; (vertigo, headache, difficult locomotion, burning sensation); Ustilago; Carbo; Pitutrin (dilated os, little pain, no progress. Dose, 1/2 c. c., repeat in half hour, if necessary. Hypodermically contraindicated in first stage of labor, valvular lesions or deformed pelvis).
Antidotes: Camph.; Opium.
Delirium; raging, raving
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear
Shameless≡ more ...
Passive, congestive pain (rises from back of head), with pale face
Head drawn back
Falling of hair; dry and gray
Nosebleed, dark, oozing.
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)≡ more ...
Incipient cataract, senile especially in women
Eyes sunken and surrounded by a blue margin.
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)
Protrusion; protruding eye balls
Sunken≡ more ...
Nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood
Nose bleed; dark, black blood
Nose bleed; dark, black blood; and thin
Nose bleed; fluid blood
Nose bleed; in alcoholics
Nose bleed; in women; in young women
Nose bleed; aged people≡ more ...
Pale, pinched, sunken
Cramps commence in face and spread over whole body
Livid spots on face
Appearance as if dead (see sunken)
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; morning
Skin; drawn, pulled
Skin; like insects crawling on skin (see skin)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; leprous spots
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
Sunken≡ more ...
Tongue dry, Cracked; blood like ink exudes, coated thick; viscid, yellowish, cold livid
Tingling of tip of tongue, which is stiff
Tongue swollen, paralyzed.
Discoloration; tongue; brown≡ more ...
Shriveled, numb; mottled dusky-blue tinge
Scleraema and oedema neonatorum
Dry gangrene, developing slowly
burning sensation; better by cold; Wants parts uncovered, though cold to touch
Slight wounds continue to bleed
Boils, small, painful, with green contents; mature slowly
Skin feels cold to touch, yet covering is not tolerated
Great aversion to heat
formication under skin.
Discoloration; bluish; spots
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin); in aged people
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores
Gangrene; in aged persons
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous
Abnormal growths; warts; withered
Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
Like insects crawling on skin
Out-breaks on skin; leprosy
Pain; like bruising
Pain; burning; as from sparks
Pain; sensation as from electric sparks≡ more ...
Dyspnoea and oppression, with cramp in diaphragm
Boring pain in chest
Palpitation, with contracted and intermittent pulse.
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)
Mucous; bloody≡ more ...
Spinal irritation, tingling of lower extremities; can bear only slightest covering
Formication and numbness
Pain; burning; spine
Skin; like insects crawling on skin≡ more ...
Stomach; Unnatural ravenous appetite; craves acids
Singultus, nausea; vomiting of blood and coffee-grounds fluid
Burning in stomach and abdomen; tympanites
Eructations of bad odor.
Heaviness; lower part of abdomen
Pain; lower part of abdomen; during period
Pain; dragging, bearing down; during period
Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period
Kidneys; suppression of urine≡ more ...
Cholera-like stools, with coldness and cramps
Olive-green, thin, putrid, bloody, with icy coldness and intolerance of being covered, with great exhaustion
involuntary stools; no sensation of passing faeces, anus wide open.
Forcible, sudden, gushing
Green; olive green
Thin, liquid; pouring out
Yellow≡ more ...
Paralysis of bladder
Retention, with unsuccessful urging
Discharge of black blood from bladder
Enuresis in old people.
Bloody≡ more ...
Female; Menstrual colic, with coldness and intolerance of heat
Passive hemorrhages in feeble, cachetic women
Burning pains in uterus
Brownish, offensive leucorrhoea
Menses irregular, copious, dark; Continuous oozing of watery blood until next period
Threatened abortion about the THIRD month ( Sab.) During labor no expulsive action, though everything is relaxed
Suppression of milk; breasts do not fill properly
Dark, offensive lochia
Puerperal fever, putrid discharges, tympanitis, coldness, suppressed urine.
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; penis
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; scrotum
Female; after-birth; dark
Female; after-birth; offensive smelling
Female; after-birth; protracted
Female; after-birth; scanty
Female; gangrene; womb
Female; inflammation; womb
Female; period; copious
Female; period; dark
Female; period; fluid blood containing clots
Female; period; irregular
Female; period; protracted
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); active
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); with convulsions
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); during and after labour
Female; pain; pains after giving birth
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)
Female; pain; labour-like
Female; pain; labour pains; ceasing
Female; pain; labour pains; prolonged
Female; pain; labour pains; weak≡ more ...
Cold, dry hands and feet of excessive smokers with feeling of fuzziness in fingers
Trembling, staggering gait
Formication, pain and spasmodic movements
Fingers and feet bluish, shriveled, Spread apart or bent backwards, numb
icy coldness of extremities
Violent pain in finger-tips, tingling in toes.
Coldness; yet warm bed unbearable
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; during chill
Coldness; lower limbs; leg; uncovering
Contraction of muscles and tendons
Pulling up limbs
Sensation of fuzziness
Gangrene; foot; with burning, tearing pains
Gangrene; toes; in aged persons
Heat; foot; burning
Movements and positions; convulsion; rapid muscle spasm
Movements and positions; limbs spread; fingers spread spasmodically
Numbness (see tingling)
Numbness (see tingling); fingers
Numbness (see tingling); toes
Pain; cold applications
Pain; rheumatic; cold
Pain; lower limbs; cold
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers; tips
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; lower limbs
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; thigh
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; leg
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; black base
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; gangrenous
Swollen; hand; gangrenous≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Profound and long
Insomnia with restlessness, fever, anxious dreams
Insomnia of drug and liquor habitues.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Coldness; cold, dry skin; cold, clammy sweat; excessive thirst
Sense of internal heat.
Icy coldness of the body
Icy coldness of the body; with desire to uncover
Icy coldness of the body; with clammy sweat and blueness, cannot bear to be covered
With fever, but chill predominating
Warmth is unbearable
Internal heat; burning
Desire to uncover≡ more ...
Blackness of external parts
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease
Faintness, fainting; during labour
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; pressing; internally
Paralysis; of organs
In aged people
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm heater
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air
Warmth; warm room
Warmth; warm heater
Warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool≡ more ...
Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.