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Camphora

Camphor, Camphora Officinarum


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HPUS indication: Coldness

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Camphora in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
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H.C. Allen - no Camphora
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Camphora
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Camphora
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Camphora
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  GENERAL

General

Hahnemann says: “The action of this substance is very puzzling and difficult of investigation, even in the healthy organism because its Primary action, more frequently than with any other remedy, alternates and becomes intermixed with the vital reactions (after effects) of the organism. On this account it is often difficult to determine what belongs to the vital reactions of the body and What to the alternating effects due to the primary action of the Camphora Officinarum.” Pictures a state of collapse. Icy coldness of the whole body; sudden sinking of strength; pulse small and weak. After operations, if temperature is subnormal, low blood pressure, 3 doses Camphora Officinarum. 1x, 15-minute intervals. This condition is met with in cholera, and here it is that Camphor has achieved classical fame. First stages of a cold, with chilliness and sneezing. Subsultus and extreme restlessness. Cracking of joints. Epileptiform convulsions. Camphor has a direct relationship to muscles and fascia. In local rheumatic affections in cold climates necessary. Distention of veins. As a heart stimulant for emergency use of Camphor is the most satisfactory remedy. Drop doses on sugar as often as every five minutes. It is characteristic of Camphor that the patient Will not be covered, notwithstanding the icy coldness of the body. One of the main remedies in shock. Pain better while thinking of it. Very sensitive to cold and to touch. Sequelae of measles. Violent convulsion, with wandering and hysterical excitement. Tetanic spasms. Scrofulous children and irritable, weakly blondes especially affected.

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  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, motion, night, contact, cold air.

Better

BETTER, warmth.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

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Camphora Officinarum antidotes or modifies the action of nearly every vegetable medicine - tobacco, Opium, worm medicines, etc. Luffa actangula (whole body ice-cold, with a restlessness and anxiety; burning thirst). Camphoric acid - (a prophylactic against catheter fever; cystitis 15 grains three times a day; also for prevention of night sweats).
Incompatible: Kali-nit.
Complementary: Canth.
Antidotes: Opium; Nit. Sp. Dulc.; Phos.
Compare: Carbo; Cuprum; Arsenic; Verat.

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  MIND

Mind

Behaviour; shrieking

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

anxiety; during chill

fear; night

Restlessness, nervousness

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  HEAD

Head

Vertigo, tendency to unconsciousness, feeling as if he would die

Influenza; headache, with catarrhal symptoms, sneezing, etc

Beating pain in cerebellum

Cold sweat

Nose cold and pinched

Tongue cold, flabby, trembling

Fleeting stitches in temporal region and orbits

Head sore

Occipital throbbing, synchronous with the pulse.

Pulsating; back of head (occiput); standing

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  EYE

Eye

Fixed, staring; pupils dilated

Sensation as if all objects were too bright and glittering.

Sparkling

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  NOSE

Nose

Stopped; sneezing

Fluent coryza on sudden change of weather

Cold and pinched

Persistent epistaxis, especially with goose-flesh state of skin.

Coldness

Pointed

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  FACE

Face

Pale, haggard, Anxious, distorted; BLUISH, cold

Cold sweat.

Coldness; cholera

in hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting)

Expression; anxious

Lips; discoloration; bluish

upper lip pulled up, exposing teeth

Perspiration

cold

Skin; discoloration; bluish

discoloration; pale

during chill

Sunken

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Sensation of coldness; tongue

Cold breath

Dryness; tongue

Tongue; cold tongue

flabby

trembling

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  SKIN

Skin

COLD, pale, blue, livid

Cannot bear to be covered ( Secale.)

Coldness

icy

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  CHEST

Chest

Anxiety; region of heart

Congestion

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Precordial distress

Suffocative dyspnoea

Asthma

Violent, dry, hacking cough

Palpitation

Breath cold

Suspended respiration.

Asphyxia; in new-born infant

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Pressive pain in pit of stomach

Coldness, followed by burning.

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)

Kidneys; suppression of urine; from suppressed gonorrhoea

Stomach; coldness

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  RECTUM

Rectum

Cholera

Diarrhoea; hot weather

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  STOOL

Stool

Blackish; involuntary

Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, Collapse, tongue and mouth cold.

Copious

Watery; like rice water

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  URINE

Urine

Burning and Strangury, with tenesmus of the neck of the bladder

Retention with full bladder.

Burning (includes hot)

Colour; greenish

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Male; Desired increased

Chordee

Priapism

Nightly emissions.

Male; sexual passion; suppressed

Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning

pain; burning; during urination

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Rheumatic pain between shoulders

Difficult motion

Numbness, tingling and Coldness

Cracking in joints

Cramps in calves

Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.

Coldness

with diarrhoea

yet warm bed unbearable

upper limbs; hands

lower limbs; foot; icy cold

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  SLEEP AND DREAMS

Sleep and dreams

Insomnia, with cold limbs

Subsultus and extreme restlessness.

Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Pulse small, weak, slow

Icy coldness of the whole body

Cold perspiration

Congestive chill

tongue cold, flabby, trembling.

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

External

as in cholera

Icy coldness of the body

With fever, but chill predominating

Shaking, shivering, rigors

Uncovering, undressing

Internal heat; with external chill

When walking in open air

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  PERSPIRATION

Perspiration

Clammy

Cold

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Injuries and accidents

Shock from injury

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

General physical anxiety

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)

Collapse

after diarrhoea

After measles

Pain; sore, bruised; internally

Pulse; imperceptible; almost

small

weak

Suppression of sexual desire

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

cold air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

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