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Cocculus indicus
(Anamirta paniculata)

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Cocculus indicus

1. Description

Latin Name:
Cocculus indicus
(Anamirta paniculata)
Cocculus indicus
Cocculus indicus, Cocculus, Cocc, Cockle, Crease, Crinkle, Crumple, Fishberry, Fish berry, Indian berry, Indian cockle, Levant berry, Levant nut, Pucker. 

2. Source & History

Anamirta cocculus is an Indian climbing plant the seeds of which are the source of picrotoxin a poisonous alkaloid. Historically its crushed seeds were used medicinally as a treatment for ringworm and as a pediculicide (anti-lice). Other uses included the illicit adulteration of beer to enhance its inebriating quality and as an aid to the hand catching of fish. The seeds of the plant when thrown into the water are eagerly devoured by the fish whereupon they soon show signs of inebriation and may be readily caught.

The Homeopathic tincture is manufactured from the seed and berry.

3. Mentals & Generals

Mental stupefaction characterises this patient type accompanied with slowness of comprehension and an inability to find words easily. Conversely they may be extremely talkative, witty and jovial with a desire for singing. However the overall appearance is one of intoxication, difficult and slurred speech together with slow deliberate movements.

These symptoms are not due to alcoholic indulgence but rather to the extreme oversensitive nature of the patient especially to rudeness. After feeling hurt or insulted they spend hours and days trying to understand why this particular incident took place. They dwell deeply on past disagreeable incidents withdrawing introspectively within themselves in an attempt to determine how they should have reacted and what they should do about it in the future.

As a result of this they are a tinder box ready to explode at the least thing for which they are immediately sorry and as a consequence of which throw themselves into a frenzy of care and concern for other people even at the cost of neglecting themselves

4. Particulars

Intense occipital hollow feeling headache associated with vertigo and difficulty holding the head & back erect due to neck & spine weakness.
Nausea even at the thought of food/ by any movement including passive movement
Menstrual conditions
Formication and paralysis of extremities.

            <     5. Modalities     >

Direct & passive movement. cold air, food, touch, pressure
Midnight to 2 am.

Lying down

6. Keywords

Extreme sensitivity/ easily offended
Great weakness/ difficulty standing/ holding oneself erect.
Tiredness from nightwatching
Occipital headache extending to neck and back.
Nausea from passive movement especially by sea & rail.
Great menstrual suffering of all types.

7. Clinicals

Anxiety, depression, CFS
Menstrual conditions
Travel sickness

8. Constitutional Prescribing

In terms of constitutional classification its symptoms of menstrual flow and gastrointestinal characteristics confirm its depletive action which when taken together with the inflammatory symptoms of headache, vertigo, neck and back weaknesses places it firmly within Nebel's Phosphoric grouping.
High potency Constitutional prescription may therfore be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars.

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9. Relationships

up to 30 days
Agar, Ant-t, Bism, Calc-c, Caust, Cham, Cupr, Ign, Ip, Kali, Mosch, Nux-m, Nux-v, Oleand
Remedies that Follow Well
Ars, Bell, Hep-s, IOg, Lyc, Nux-v, Rhus-t, Puls, Sul.

10. Posology

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Cocculus indica
Cocculus indicus
(Anamirta paniculata)
(Whole creeper on tree trunk)

Cocculus indica seeds
Coccullus indicus
(Anamirta paniculata)


Cocculus indica leaves
Cocculus indicus (Anamirta paniculata)

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Cocculus indicua
(Anamirta paniculata)
Common Name: Indian cockle
Homeopahtic: Cocculus indicus  

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