CamphoraCamphor, Camphora Officinarum
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HPUS label indication: Coldness
Below are the strongest indications of Camphora in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
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.
WORSE, motion, night, contact, cold air.
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).
Antidotes: Opium; Nit. Sp. Dulc.; Phos.
Compare: Carbo; Cuprum; Arsenic; Verat.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; night
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Tongue cold, flabby, trembling
Fleeting stitches in temporal region and orbits
Nose cold and pinched
Occipital throbbing, synchronous with the pulse.
Beating pain in cerebellum
Pulsating; back of head (occiput); standing
Influenza; headache, with catarrhal symptoms, sneezing, etc
Vertigo, tendency to unconsciousness, feeling as if he would die
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Fixed, staring; pupils dilated
Sensation as if all objects were too bright and glittering.
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Persistent epistaxis, especially with goose-flesh state of skin.
Cold and pinched
Fluent coryza on sudden change of weather
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Coldness; in hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting)
Lips; discoloration; bluish
Lips; upper lip pulled up, exposing teeth
Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; during chill
Pale, haggard, Anxious, distorted; BLUISH, cold
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Sensation of coldness; tongue
Tongue; cold tongue
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Coldness, followed by burning.
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)
Kidneys; suppression of urine; from suppressed gonorrhoea
Stomach; Pressive pain in pit of stomach
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
Diarrhoea; hot weather
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, Collapse, tongue and mouth cold.
Watery; like rice water
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Burning and Strangury, with tenesmus of the neck of the bladder
Retention with full bladder.
Burning (includes hot)
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased
Male; sexual passion; suppressed
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination
Male; Desired increased
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Asphyxia; in new-born infant
Violent, dry, hacking cough
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Anxiety; region of heart
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Cracking in joints
Cramps in calves
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; with diarrhoea
Coldness; yet warm bed unbearable
Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.
Numbness, tingling and Coldness
Rheumatic pain between shoulders
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Insomnia, with cold limbs
Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold
Subsultus and extreme restlessness.
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
External; as in cholera
Icy coldness of the body
Shaking, shivering, rigors
With fever, but chill predominating
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Icy coldness of the whole body
Internal heat; with external chill
When walking in open air
Pulse small, weak, slow
tongue cold, flabby, trembling.
▲ ▼ PERSPIRATION (click for more)
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Cannot bear to be covered ( Secale
COLD, pale, blue, livid
▲ ▼ INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)
Shock from injury
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Collapse; after diarrhoea
General physical anxiety
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Suppression of sexual desire
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
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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.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.