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 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.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, motion, night, contact, cold air.
BETTER, warmth.≡ show all authors ...
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.
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; night
Restlessness, nervousness≡ more ...
Vertigo, tendency to unconsciousness, feeling as if he would die
Influenza; headache, with catarrhal symptoms, sneezing, etc
Beating pain in cerebellum
Nose cold and pinched
Tongue cold, flabby, trembling
Fleeting stitches in temporal region and orbits
Occipital throbbing, synchronous with the pulse.
Pulsating; back of head (occiput); standing≡ more ...
Fixed, staring; pupils dilated
Sensation as if all objects were too bright and glittering.
Sparkling≡ more ...
Fluent coryza on sudden change of weather
Cold and pinched
Persistent epistaxis, especially with goose-flesh state of skin.
Pointed≡ more ...
Pale, haggard, Anxious, distorted; BLUISH, cold
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
Sunken≡ more ...
Sensation of coldness; tongue
Tongue; cold tongue
Tongue; trembling≡ more ...
COLD, pale, blue, livid
Cannot bear to be covered ( Secale.)
Coldness; icy≡ more ...
Violent, dry, hacking cough
Asphyxia; in new-born infant≡ more ...
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≡ more ...
Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, Collapse, tongue and mouth cold.
Watery; like rice water≡ more ...
Burning and Strangury, with tenesmus of the neck of the bladder
Retention with full bladder.
Burning (includes hot)
Colour; greenish≡ more ...
Male; Desired increased
Male; sexual passion; suppressed
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination≡ more ...
Rheumatic pain between shoulders
Numbness, tingling and Coldness
Cracking in joints
Cramps in calves
Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.
Coldness; with diarrhoea
Coldness; yet warm bed unbearable
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Insomnia, with cold limbs
Subsultus and extreme restlessness.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Pulse small, weak, slow
Icy coldness of the whole body
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
Internal heat; with external chill
When walking in open air≡ more ...
General physical anxiety
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Collapse; after diarrhoea
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Suppression of sexual desire
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration≡ more ...