Cenchris ContortrixAncistrodon, Copperhead Snake
Below are the strongest indications of Cenchris Contortrix in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Like the other snake poisons, it affects the system profoundly. Like Arsenic, it has dyspnoea, mental and physical restlessness, thirst for small quantities of water, necessity for having clothing loose, like Laches. Marked alteration of moods; vivid dreams. Is a wonderful restorative and deep acting remedy. Increased sexual desire in both sexes. Ineffectual attempts to recline. Right ovarian region painful.
WORSE, pressure; lying down; afternoon and night.
Compare: Ars.; Laches. Clotho Arictans - Puff Adder. - Should have a great sphere of usefulness in many conditions where excessive swelling in leading feature ( John H. Clarke, M.D.)
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.