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Materia Medica by Allen



COCA

(coca)

ERYTHROXYLON COCA LINEAE

For persons who are wearing out under the physical and mental strain of a busy life; who suffer from exhausted nerves and brain (compare, Fluor, ac).

Melancholy, from NERVOUS EXHAUSTION; BASHFUL, timid, ill at ease in society.

Sad, irritable; delights in solitude and obscurity.

Longing for alcoholic liquors and tobacco; for the accustomed stimulants.

WANT OF BREATH: in those engaged in athletic sports; SHORTNESS OF BREATH, in old people; in those who use tobacco and whiskey to excess.

Haemoptysis, with oppression of chest and dyspnoea.

Sleepy, but can find no rest anywhere.

Violent palpitation: from incarcerated flatus (Arg. n., Nux); from overexertion; from heart strain (Arn., Bor., Caust.).

Bad effects: from mountain climbing or ballooning (Ars.) ; of stimulants, alcohol, tobacco.

Prevents caries of teeth.

 

Relations
Compare: patient desires light and company, Stram.; desires darkness and solitude, Coca.

Was first used as a tobacco antidote.