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Causticum - Generalities symptoms - Hering

Hahnemann's Tinctura acris sine Kali, Kali hydr, Kali hyd, Caustic, Causticum hahnemanni, Caust.

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HPUS indication of Causticum: Hoarseness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Causticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Yawning and stretching.

Intense sleepiness, can scarcely withstand it, must lie down.

Sleeplessness at night on account of dry heat.

Very uneasy all night, after a short sleep awakened by anxiety and restlessness, which scarcely allowed ten minutes quiet in one place; must sit up; involuntary throwing of the head from side to side, until exhaustion brought on sleep.

Starting from sleep; many motions with arms and legs, during sleep, at night.

Dreams anxious; quarrelsome.


Convulsions with screams, gnashing of the teeth, and violent movements of the limbs; with feverish heat and coldness of hands and feet.

Nausea and vomiting

Eructations frequent, empty; tasting of the food; of food; burning.

Nausea during and after meals.

Sour vomiting, followed by sour eructations.

Vomiting of blood, at night.

Eating and drinking

Fresh meat causes nausea; smoked meat agrees; bread causes pressure in stomach.

Coffee seems to aggravate every symptom.


Rheumatic and arthritic inflammations, with contraction of the flexors and stiffness of the joints.

Tearing, piercing pains at night, compelling motion, but not thereby relieved.

Emaciation of the feet.

Hemorrhages of very dark blood.

Painful varices, ulcers, or warts; net-like appearance of the capillaries.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Touch 4, 5, 20, 35. Rubbing 5. Tight clothing 19, 30.


Weakness and trembling.

Faint-like sinking of strength.

Restlessness of the body.

Hemiplegia after cerebral hemorrhage or softening.

Epileptic attacks during time of puberty, also worse during new moon.

Chorea even at night, right side of face and tongue may be paralyzed.

Temperature and weather

Warmth of bed 33. Room 5. Open air 1, 5, 33, 40. Cold air 27. Cold water 27. Draught 27.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chill and chilliness; predominating, frequently with coldness of the whole left side; on diseased parts.

Much internal chilliness, immediately followed by sweat without intervening heat; severe internal chill about midnight.

Shivering beginning in and spreading from the face.

Chill lessened by drinking, and in bed.

Heat from 6 to 8 P.M., heat descending.

Flushes of heat followed by chilliness.

Profuse sweat when walking in open air; from motion.

Sour-smelling night-sweat.

Morning-sweat toward 4 A.M.


New moon 36.


Right 3, 6, 8, 18, 19, 27, 32, 36. Left 8, 31, 40.

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