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Homeopathic Materia Medica



COCCUS CACTI

(coc-c)

(Cochineal) The clinical application of the symptoms of this remedy, place it among the medicines for spasmodic and whooping coughs, and catarrhal conditions of the bladder; spasmodic pains in kidneys, with visceral tenesmus. Anuria, anasarca., ascites.

Mind
Early morning or afternoon sadness.

Head
Suboccipital soreness; worse after sleep and exertion. Headache, worse from lying on back, better with the head high. Dull pain over right eye in morning. SENSATION OF A FOREIGN BODY BETWEEN UPPER LID AND EYEBALL. Distress from cinders lodged in eye.

Respiratory
Constant hawking from enlarged uvula; coryza, with inflamed fauces; ACCUMULATION OF THICK VISCID MUCUS, which is expectorated with great difficulty. TICKLING IN LARYNX. Sensation of a crumb behind larynx, must swallow continually; brushing teeth causes cough. Fauces very sensitive. Suffocative cough; worse, first waking, with tough, white mucus, which strangles. Spasmodic morning cough. WHOOPING COUGH ATTACKS END WITH VOMITING OF THIS TOUGH MUCUS. Chronic bronchitis complicated with gravel; large quantities of albuminous, tenacious mucus, are expectorated. Walking against wind takes breath away.

Heart
Sensation as if everything were pressed toward the heart.

Urinary
Urging to urinate; BRICK-RED SEDIMENT. URINARY CALCULI, HEMATURIA, URATES, and uric acid; lancinating pains from kidney to bladder. Deep-colored, thick urine. Dysuria.

Female
Menses too early, profuse, BLACK and thick; DARK CLOTE, with dysuria. Intermittent menstruation; flow only in evening and at night. LARGE CLOTS escape when passing water. LAUA inflamed.

Modalities
WORSE, left side, after sleep, touch, pressure of clothing, brushing teeth, slightest exertion. BETTER, walking.

Relationship
Compare: CANTH.; CACT.; SARS.

Dose
Lower triturations.