ChloralumChloral Hydrate, Chloral Hydrate, Chloral, Chloralum hydratum
Below are the strongest indications of Chloralum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
This drug, used in physiological doses, is a powerful hypnotic and cardiac depressant. It has a marked effect on the skin, producing erythema, ecchymosis, etc., which symptoms have been utilized homeopathically with much success, especially in the treatment of hives. Emotional excitability, hallucinations. Night terrors in children. Muscular prostration.
WORSE, after hot drinks, stimulants, eating, night.
Antidotes: Ammon.; Atro.; Dig.; Mosch.
Compare: Bell.; Opium; Apis; Verona - (a dangerous drug made by the action of Alcohol upon urea and contains the same radical that alcohol does. Makes a man just as drunk as pure alcohol. Staggers, cannot stand up ( Dr. Barney.) (Confluent, reddish spots; dermatitis, itching of glans and prepuce; circumscribed dermatitis patch on first metacarpal phalangeal joint.) Luminal - (Sleeplessness with skin symptoms in migraine; lethargy like epidemic encephalitis) ( Dr. Royal.)
First trituration in hives, otherwise, higher potencies. Locally, in offensive foot-sweat, bathe with one percent. solution. For its physiological effects, five to twenty grains. Use cautiously.
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.