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COCA

(coca)

ERYTHROXYLON COCA (The Divine Plant of the Incas-but the Spanish priests denounced it as "un delusio del demonio") The mountaineer's remedy. Useful in a variety of complaints incidental to mountain climbing, such as palpitation, dyspnoea, anxiety and insomnia. Exhausted nervous system from physical and mental strain. Caries of teeth. Loss OF VOICE. Give 5-6 drops, every half hour, two hours before expected demand on voice. Nocturnal enuresis. Emphysema (QUEBRACHO).

Mind
Melancholy; bashful, ill at ease in society, irritable, delights in solitude and obscurity. Sense of right and wrong abolished.

Head
Fainting fit from climbing mountains. Shocks coming from occiput with vertigo. NOISES IN EAR. Headache with vertigo, preceded by flashes of light. Like a band across forehead. Diplopia. Tongue furred. HEADACHES OF HIGH ALTITUDES Tinnitus.

Stomach
Peppery sensation in mouth. Longing for alcoholic liquors and tobacco. Great satiety for a long time. Incarcerated flatus; rises with noise and violence, as if it would split the oesophagus. Tympanitic distention of abdomen. No appetite but for sweets.

Heart
PALPITATION, with weak heart and dyspnoea.

Male
Diabetes, with impotency. (PHOS. AC.)

Respiratory
Hawking of small, transparent pieces of mucus. Weak vocal cords. HOARSENESS; worse after talking. WANT OF BREATH, SHORT BREATH, especially in aged athletes, and alcoholic users. Haemoptysis. ASTHMA, spasmodic variety.

Sleep
Can find no rest anywhere, but sleepy. Nervousness and nightly restlessness during teething.

Modalities
BETTER, from wine; riding, quick motion in open air. WORSE, ascending, high altitudes.

Relationship
Compare: ARS.; PAULIN.; CYP.; CHAMOM. Antidote: GELS.

Dose
Tincture to third attenuation,