by H. C. Allen
Cocculus Indicus (Menispermaccae)
Cocculus indicus suited For women and children with light hair and eyes, who suffer severely during menstruation and pregnancy; unmarried and childless women.
Cocculus indicus Adapted to book-worms; sensitive, romantic girls with irregular menstruation; rakes, onanists and persons debilitated by sexual excesses.
Nausea or vomiting from riding in carriage, boat or railroad car ( Arnica, Nux moschata ), or even looking at at a boat in motion; sea-sickness; car-sickness.
Cocculus Headache: in nape and occiput; extending to the spine; as if tightly bound by a cord; with nausea, as if at sea; at each menstrual period; < lying on back of head.
Sick-headache from carriage, boat or train riding.
Diseases peculiar to drunkards.
Loss of appetite, with metallic taste ( Mercurius ).
Time passes too quickly (too slowly, Argentum nitricum, Cannabis indica ).
Great lassitude of the whole body; it requires exertion to stand firmly; feels too weak to talk loudly.
Bad effects: from loss of sleep, mental excitement and nigh watching; feel weak if they lose but one hour’s sleep; convulsions after loss of sleep; of anger and grief.
Trembling of arms and legs; from excitement, exertion or pain.
Vertigo, as if intoxicated upon rising in bed; or by motion of the carriage ( Bryonia ).
Sensation: in abdomen of cutting and rubbing on every movement, as of sharp stones; of hollowness in head and other parts ( Ignatia ).
During the effort to menstruate she is so weak she is scarcely able to stand from weakness of lower limbs ( Alumina, Carbo animalis ); after each period haemorrhoids.
Leucorrhoea in place of menses, or between periods ( Iodium, [Xan.]); like the washings of meat; like serum, ichorous, bloody; during pregnancy.
Cannot bear contradiction; easily offended; every trifle makes him angry; speaks hastily ( Anacardium ).
When fever assumes a slow, “sneaking,” nervous form, with vertigo; with disposition to anger.
Cocculus Relations. – Compare: Ignatia, Nux, in chorea and paralytic symptoms; Antim tart. in sweat of affected parts.
Has cured umbilical hernia with obstinate constipation after Nux failed.
Aggravation. – Eating, drinking, sleeping, smoking, talking, carriage riding, motion or swing of ship; rising up during pregnancy.