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Carbo Animalis
MindVertigo, DizzinessHeadEyeVisionEarHearingNoseFaceMouthThroatAbdomenRectumStoolUrineGenitalsRespirationCoughExpectorationChestBackExtremities, LimbsSleepChillFeverPerspirationSkinGeneralitiesCarbo Animalis AvailabilityBuy Carbo Animalis


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

Seems to be especially adapted to scrofulous and venous constitutions, old people, and after debilitating disease, with feeble circulation and lowered vitality. Glands are indurated, veins distended, skin blue. Stitch remaining after pleurisy. Easily strained from lifting. Weakness of nursing women. Ulceration and decomposition. All its secretions are offensive. Causes local congestions WITHOUT heat.
WORSE, after shaving, loss of animal fluids.
The Carbon group all have putrid discharges and exhalations. All act on the skin, causing intertrigo and excoriations. Glandular enlargements and catarrhal states, flatulency and asphyxiation. Carbon Tetrachloride is said to cause fatty liver ( Phosph.; Rs; Chloroform.) Paralysis of interosseus muscles of feet and hands. Wonderful clinical results in the treatment of Hook worm disease. See Thymol (Relationship).
Complementary: Calc. Phos.
Antidotes: Ars.; Nux.
Compare: Badiaga; Sepia; Sulph.; Plumb. Iod.

    MIND (click for more)

Anxiety at night, with orgasm of blood.
Desire to be alone, sad and reflective, Avoids conversation

Aversions, dislikes; company

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Home-sickness (see desires home)

Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought; meditation

Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)


    HEAD (click for more)

Bluish cheeks and lips

Pain, headache; as if torn
Pain, headache; as if torn; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; bursting; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); outward
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex)

Headache, as if head had been blown to pieces

Hearing confused; Cannot tell direction of sound.

Nose swollen, tip bluish, small tumor on it

Rush of blood with confusion

Sensation as if something lay above eyes so that she could not look up

Vertigo followed by nose-bleed

    HEARING (click for more)

Illusions of where sound comes from; as if tone came from another world

Impaired; confusion of sounds

    NOSE (click for more)

Nose bleed; morning

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness; tip

    FACE (click for more)

Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; nose; in right side
Skin; out-breaks on skin; coppery
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Skin; spots (see outbreaks)

    MOUTH (click for more)

Growths, blisters, swellings; small swellings; tongue

Teeth; looseness

    THROAT (click for more)

External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation)

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Ptomaine poisoning

Weak digestion

Bladder; urination; frequent; night

Kidneys; pain; cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); groin region

Stomach; burping, belching; tasting like food
Stomach; cancer

Burning and griping



Repugnance to fat food

Sour water from mouth

Stomach; Eating tires patient

Weak, empty feeling in stomach

    RECTUM (click for more)

Haemorrhoids; large
Haemorrhoids; walking

    GENITALS (click for more)

Cancer of uterus, burning pain down thighs.

Darting in breast; Painful indurations in breast, especially right

Female; Nausea of pregnancy; worse at night
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); womb; cervix
Female; period; frequent
Female; period; protracted
Female; vaginal discharge

Lochia offensive (Kreos; Rhus; Secale) Menses too early, frequent long lasting, Followed by great exhaustion, so weak, can hardly speak (Cocc)

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cough, with discharge of greenish pus.

Pleurisy, typhoid character, and remaining stitch

Ulceration of lung, with feeling of coldness of chest

    COUGH (click for more)

Dry cough
Dry cough; night

    CHEST (click for more)

Arm pit; indurated (hard from inflammation), glands

Breast; indurated (hard from inflammation)

Inflammation; lung lining

Lumps; sensitive nodules
Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast

Skin; out-breaks on skin

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; pressing; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); during stool

Tension; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Night sweat fetid and profuse

Ankles turn easily

Easy discoloration

Hands and feet; corns; sore

Numbness (see tingling); hand

Pain; as if sprained; wrist
Pain; pulling; leg; calf
Pain; pulling; leg; calf; walking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; left
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; while sitting

Weakness; ankle
Weakness; ankle; children learning to walk

Joints weak

Pain in coccyx; burns when touched

Pain in hip joints at night

Straining and over-lifting produce great debility

Wrist pain.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Dreams; fantastic

    CHILL (click for more)

After eating


In bed

Night; in bed

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After eating


Odour; offensive
Odour; offensive; night


Staining the linen; yellow

While eating

    SKIN (click for more)

Glands indurated, swollen, painful, in neck, axillae, groin, mammae; pains lancinating, cutting, burning ( Con.; Merc

Acne rosacea


Chilblains, worse in evening, in bed and from cold

flav.) Burning, rawness and fissures; moisture

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy

Discoloration; red; spots; coppery

Out-breaks on skin; coppery

Spongy ulcers, copper-colored eruption

Verruca on hands and face of old people, with bluish color of extremities

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; glands
Cancers; hard

Eating and food; while eating


Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Lying down; lying on side



Numbness; internally; in single parts

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Swelling; glands

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

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during period
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from lifting
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.