CamphoraCamphor, Camphora Officinarum
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 based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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; behaviour; shrieking;mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety;mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill;mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; night;mind; restlessness, nervousness;Head soreTongue cold, flabby, tremblingFleeting stitches in temporal region and orbitsNose cold and pinchedOccipital throbbing, synchronous with the pulse.Beating pain in cerebellumCold sweathead; pulsating; back of head (occiput); standing;Influenza; headache, with catarrhal symptoms, sneezing, etcVertigo, tendency to unconsciousness, feeling as if he would dieeye; sparkling;Fixed, staring; pupils dilatedSensation as if all objects were too bright and glittering.Persistent epistaxis, especially with goose-flesh state of skin.Cold and pinchedFluent coryza on sudden change of weathernose; coldness;nose; pointed;Stopped; sneezingCold sweat.face; coldness; cholera;face; coldness; in hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting);face; expression; anxious;face; lips; discoloration; bluish;face; lips; upper lip pulled up, exposing teeth;face; perspiration;face; perspiration; cold;face; skin; discoloration; bluish;face; skin; discoloration; pale;face; skin; discoloration; pale; during chill;face; sunken;Pale, haggard, Anxious, distorted; BLUISH, coldmouth; cold breath;mouth; dryness; tongue;mouth; sensation of coldness; tongue;mouth; tongue; cold tongue;mouth; tongue; flabby;mouth; tongue; trembling;Coldness, followed by burning.abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire);abdomen; kidneys; suppression of urine; from suppressed gonorrhoea;abdomen; stomach; coldness;Stomach; Pressive pain in pit of stomachrectum; cholera;rectum; diarrhoea; hot weather;Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, Collapse, tongue and mouth cold.Blackish; involuntarystool; copious;stool; watery; like rice water;Burning and Strangury, with tenesmus of the neck of the bladderRetention with full bladder.urine; burning (includes hot);urine; colour; greenish;Nightly emissions.PriapismChordeegenitals; female; sexual intercourse; desire increased;genitals; male; sexual passion; suppressed;genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning;genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination;Male; Desired increasedSuspended respiration.Breath coldAsthmaPalpitationPrecordial distressrespiration; asphyxia; in new-born infant;Suffocative dyspnoeaViolent, dry, hacking coughchest; anxiety; region of heart;chest; congestion;Cracking in jointsCramps in calvesDifficult motionextremities, limbs; coldness;extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold;extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands;extremities, limbs; coldness; with diarrhoea;extremities, limbs; coldness; yet warm bed unbearable;Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.Numbness, tingling and ColdnessRheumatic pain between shouldersInsomnia, with cold limbssleep; sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold;Subsultus and extreme restlessness.chill; chilliness (see also whole body; temperature);chill; external;chill; external; as in cholera;chill; icy coldness of the body;chill; shaking, shivering, rigors;chill; uncovering, undressing;chill; with fever, but chill predominating;Cold perspirationCongestive chillIcy coldness of the whole bodyfever; internal heat; with external chill;fever; when walking in open air;Pulse small, weak, slowtongue cold, flabby, trembling.perspiration; clammy;perspiration; cold;Cannot bear to be covered ( Secale.)COLD, pale, blue, lividskin; coldness;skin; coldness; icy;injuries and accidents; shock from injury;generalities; after measles;generalities; blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood);generalities; collapse;generalities; collapse; after diarrhoea;generalities; general physical anxiety;generalities; pain; sore, bruised; internally;generalities; pulse; imperceptible; almost;generalities; pulse; small;generalities; pulse; weak;generalities; suppression of sexual desire;generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air;generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat;generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration;
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.