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Carbo Vegetabilis

Vegetable Charcoal, Carbo Veg, Carboveg, Charcoal, Carbo-v

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Carbo Vegetabilis

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 Carbo Veg in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Carbo Vegetabilis
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarkeHahnemannHeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Carbo Vegetabilis
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Carbo Vegetabilis
Nash - no Carbo Vegetabilis
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WORSE, evening; night and open air; cold; from fat food, butter, Coffee, milk, warm damp weather; Wine.


BETTER, from eructation, From fanning, cold.

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Antidotes: Spirits Nitre; Camph.; Ambra; Arsenic.
Compare: Carboneum - Lamp black ( Spasms commencing in tongue, down trachea and extremities. Tingling sensation.) Lycop.; Ars.; China.
Complementary: Kali-carb.; Dros.

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Aversion to darkness

Fear of ghosts

Sudden loss of memory.

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; desire for open air

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to everything

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; forced to arouse himself

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening; in bed

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; on closing eyes

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Aches from any over-indulgence

Hair feels sore, Falls off easily; scalp itches when getting warm in bed

Hat pressed upon head like a heavy weight

Head feels heavy, constricted

Vertigo with nausea and tinnitus

Pimples on forehead and face.

Coldness; from being heated

Congestion (see pulsation)

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); as if in love

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); pressure of hat

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); when heated

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); like wearing a skull cap

Hair; falling

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; from emotions; from becoming heated

Pain, headache; while lying down

Pain, headache; from certain movements; movement in general

Pain, headache; from suppressed perspiration

Pain, headache; pressure; from pressure of hat

Pain, headache; pulsating

Pain, headache; from warmth; summer

Pain, headache; warm room

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); pressure of hat

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); shaking head

Pain, headache; sides; right

Pain, headache; dull pain; back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)

Pain, headache; stunning

Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)

Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; cold

Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air; while walking in cold air

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Vision of black floating spots


Burning in eyes

Muscles pain.

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

Tears; with running nose

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Otorrhoea following exanthematous diseases

Ears dry

Malformation of cerumen with exfoliation of dermoid layer of meatus.

Discharges from ear

Discharges from ear; after scarlet fever

Discharges from ear; following disease

Discharges from ear; suppressed

Noises in ear; ringing

Noises in ear; roaring

Stopped sensation



Impaired; after scarlet fever

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Epistaxis in daily attacks, with pale face

Bleeding after straining, with pale face; tip of nose red and scabby, itching around nostrils

Varicose veins on nose

Eruption in corner of alae nasi

Coryza with cough, especially in moist, warm weather

Ineffectual efforts to sneeze.

Nose bleed

Nose bleed; night

Nose bleed; dark, black blood



Dryness; inside

Running or blocked nose (coryza)

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked

Running or blocked nose (coryza); with inflammation larynx


Sneezing; frequent

Sneezing; difficult to sneeze

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Puffy, cyanotic

Pale, hippocratic, cold with cold sweat; blue ( Cup.; Opium.) Mottled cheeks and red nose.


Heat; during anxiety

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)

Lips; chapped

Lips; cracked lips

Pain; pulling; jaws

Pain; jerking

Pain; jerking; cheek bones

Pain; jerking; cheek bone

Pain; tearing

Pain; tearing; cheek bone


Perspiration; cold

Skin; discoloration; bluish

Skin; discoloration; greenish (see iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration))

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; sallow

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; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous


Twitching; lips; upper lip

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Tongue coated white or yellow brown, Covered with aphthae

Teeth very sensitive where chewing; gums retracted and bleed easily

Blood oozing from gums when cleaning teeth


Bleeding; gums

Bleeding; gums; easily

Bleeding; gums; when sucking them

Sensation of coldness; tongue

Cold breath

Cold breath; during chill

Discoloration; tongue; black

Discoloration; tongue; bluish-white; and bleed easily


Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive

Pain; palate (roof of mouth)

Pain; pressing; palate (roof of mouth)

Pain; sore; gums

Taste; bitter

Taste; putrid

Gums; teeth detached from gums

Gums; teeth detached from gums; and bleed easily

Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

Teeth; looseness

Teeth; pain; upper teeth

Teeth; pain; pulling

Teeth; pain; tearing

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Blue, cold ecchymosed

Marbled with venous over distension

Itching; worse on evening, when warm in bed

Moist skin; Hot perspiration; senile gangrene beginning in toes; bed sores; bleed easily

Falling out of hair, from a general weakened condition

Indolent ulcers, burning pain

Ichorous, offensive discharge; tendency to gangrene of the margins


Varicose ulcers, carbuncles ( Ars.; Anthrac.)

Coldness; icy

Discoloration; bluish

Abnormal growths; ulcers

Abnormal growths; ulcers; black

Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive

Abnormal growths; ulcers; mottled with red circle

Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)

Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous



Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist

Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; yellow

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies

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Irritation; larynx

Irritation; larynx; cold air

Irritation; larynx; recurrent

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Pain; sore; air passages

Roughness; air passage

Roughness; larynx

Voice; deep

Voice; hoarseness

Voice; hoarseness; evening

Voice; hoarseness; with running nose

Voice; hoarseness; painless

Voice; lost

Voice; lost; evening

Voice; lost; on physical exertion

Voice; rough

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Anxiety; region of heart

Constriction, tension

Heart; palpitations; visible

Inflammation; lungs

Lungs; tuberculosis; last stage

Oppressed feeling

Oppressed feeling; burping, belching

Pain; during a cough

Pain; burning

Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing

Paralysis; heart

Paralysis; lung


Weakness; morning on waking

Weakness; on waking

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Night; before midnight


Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); scraping; from larynx

Loose; morning

Comes on suddenly

Comes on suddenly; night






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Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); brown


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Cough with itching in larynx; spasmodic with gagging and vomiting of mucus

Whooping cough, especially in beginning

Deep, rough voice, falling on slight exertion

Hoarseness; worse, evenings, talking; evening oppression of breathing, sore and raw chest

Wheezing and rattling of mucus in chest

Occasional spells of long coughing attacks

Cough, with burning in chest; worse in evening, in open air, after eating and talking

Spasmodic cough, bluish face, offensive expectoration, neglected pneumonia

Breath cold; Must be fanned

Hemorrhage from lungs

Asthma in aged with blue skin.


Difficult (dyspnea)

Difficult (dyspnea); burping, belching

Difficult (dyspnea); wants to be fanned

Difficult (dyspnea); from wind

Difficult (dyspnea); while lying down

Impeded, obstructed; from wind



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Pain; tearing; neck

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Stomach; Eructations, heaviness, fullness, and sleepiness; tense from flatulence, with pain; worse lying down

Eructations after eating and drinking

Temporary relief from belching

Rancid, sour, or putrid eructations

Water brash, asthmatic breathing from flatulence

Nausea in the morning

Burning in stomach, extending to back and along spine

Contractive pain extending to chest, with distention of abdomen

Faint gone feeling in stomach, not relieved by eating

Crampy pains forcing patient to bend double

Distress comes on a half-hour after eating

Sensitiveness of epigastric region

Digestion slow; food putrefies before it digests

Gastralgia of nursing women, with excessive flatulence

sour, rancid belching

Aversion to milk, meat, and Fat things

the simplest food distresses

Epigastric region very sensitive.

Pain as from lifting a weight; colic from riding in a carriage; excessive discharge of fetid flatus

Cannot bear tight clothing around waist and abdomen

Ailments accompanying intestinal fistulae

Abdomen greatly distended; better, passing wind

Flatulent colic

Pain in liver.

Stool and Rectum.

Flatus hot, moist, offensive

Itching, gnawing and burning in rectum

Acrid, corrosive moisture from rectum

a musty, glutinous moisture exudes

Soreness, itching, moisture of perineum at night

Discharge of blood from rectum

Burning at anus, burning varices ( Mur-ac.) Painful diarrhoea of old people

Frequent, involuntary cadaverous-smelling stools, followed by burning

White hemorrhoids; excoriation of anus

BLUISH, burning piles, PAIN after stool.

Bloated; after dinner

Bloated; after eating

Bloated; trapped wind

Flatulence; behind lower ribs

Sensation of fullness

Noises from abdomen; rumbling; passing flatulence

Pain; during the heat of fever

Pain; extending to other parts; to leg

Pain; extending to other parts; to lower limbs

Pain; extending to other parts; to lower limbs; left

Pain; spleen; during heat

Skin; ulcers


Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious

Kidneys; suppression of urine

Stomach; contraction

Stomach; desires, cravings; salt things

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure)

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); burping, belching

Stomach; disordered

Stomach; burping, belching

Stomach; burping, belching; after eating butter

Stomach; burping, belching; after eating

Stomach; burping, belching; after rich food

Stomach; fullness; after eating

Stomach; indigestion

Stomach; nausea; morning

Stomach; pain; burping, belching

Stomach; retching; with cough

Stomach; tension

Stomach; vomiting; blood

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Flatulence; during diarrhoea

Flatulence; offensive

Haemorrhoids; bluish


Moisture; scratching

Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); must rub anus until raw

Skin and lining; fistula (additional hole)

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Odour; like a dead body

Odour; offensive

Odour; putrid

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Albuminous (white, thick); after alcohol abuse


Odour; offensive

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Male; Discharge of prostatic fluid at stool

Itching and moisture at thigh near scrotum.

Female; Premature and too copious menses; pale blood

Vulva swollen; aphthae; varies on pudenda

Leucorrhoea before menses, thick, greenish, milky, excoriating ( Kreos.) During menstruation, burning in hands and soles.

Female; vaginal discharge; greenish

Female; period; frequent

Female; period; offensive smell

Female; period; offensive smell; strong

Female; period; protracted

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); passive

Female; pain; sore, tenderness

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Extremities, limbs

Heavy, stiff; feel paralyzed; Limbs, go to sleep; want of muscular energy; joints weak

Pain in shins

Cramp in soles; feet numb and sweaty

Cold from knees down

Toes red, swollen

Burning pain in bones and limbs.


Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; lower limbs; knee

Coldness; lower limbs; knee; night

Coldness; lower limbs; knee; during chill

Coldness; lower limbs; leg

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold

Cramps; foot; sole

Pulling up limbs

Heaviness; lower limbs

Heaviness; lower limbs; while walking

Numbness (see tingling)

Numbness (see tingling); while lying down; on limbs

Pain; pulling

Pain; pulling; night

Pain; pulling; upper limbs; night

Pain; pulling; upper limbs; on the one lain on

Pain; pulling; lower limbs

Pain; pulling; lower limbs; paralytic

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; tearing; during fever

Pain; tearing; forearm

Pain; tearing; wrist

Pain; tearing; fingers

Perspiration; foot

Perspiration; foot; cold

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); lower limbs

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); lower limbs; during pregnancy

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg

Skin; discoloration; blue

Skin; itching; lower limbs

Skin; out-break on skin; hand

Skin; out-break on skin; hand; fine

Skin; out-break on skin; hand; itching

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; black base

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; bluish with red circle

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; burning

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; offensive smelling

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; mottled

Skin; ulcers; leg

Weakness; after least exertion

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Sleep and dreams


Dreams; frightful

Dreams; vivid

Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight

Waking; from cold limbs

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Fever and chill

Coldness, with thirst

Chill begins in forearm

Burning in various places

Perspiration on eating

Hectic fever, exhausting sweats.

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

When heated, overheated

Icy coldness of the body

Icy coldness of the body; the whole body, with cold breath

Periodic, recurring; annual chill

Sides, one-sided

Sides, one-sided; left

Continued fever

Continued fever; night

Continued fever; night; before midnight

Continued fever; dazed from fever

External heat; desire to be fanned in place of thirst during the heat

Yellow fever

Yellow fever; third stage, haemorrhages, with great paleness of face, violent headache, great heaviness of limbs and trembling of the body

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With difficulty breathing

While eating

After eating

Odour; putrid


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Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

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Night; before midnight

Desire for open air

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

Blood vessels; septicaemia (blood poisoning - chills, fever, must lie down, inflammed lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs)

Blood vessels; varicose veins


Collapse; after diarrhoea


Eating and food; while eating

Eating and food; butter

Eating and food; fat

Eating and food; pork

Eating and food; rich

Faintness, fainting; morning; on rising

Faintness, fainting; on waking


Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)

Lack of irritability

After measles

Mucous secretions increased

Pain; gnawing, biting

Pain; burning externally

Pain; pulling

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; sudden, sharp; downward

Pain; tearing; internally

Pain; tearing; muscles

Pain; tearing; muscles; pressing in muscles

Pulse; imperceptible

Pulse; small

Pulse; soft

Pulse; weak

Lack of reaction


Before sleep

Swelling; glands

Wet weather

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