by H. C. Allen

Coca suits For persons who are wearing out under the physical and mental strain of a busy life; who suffer from exhausted nerves and brains (compare, Acidum fluoricum ).

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.

Coca has Violent palpitation: from incarcerated flatus ( Argentum nitricum, Nux ); from overexertion; from heart strain ( Arnica, Borax, Causticum ).

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

Prevents caries of teeth.

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

Was first used as a tobacco antidote.