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Cicuta Virosa

Water Hemlock, Cicuta

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HPUS label indication: Hiccough

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

The action on the nervous system, producing spasmodic affections, viz., hiccough, trismus, tetanus, and convulsions, give the pathological picture calling especially for this remedy, whenever this is further characterized, by the more individual symptoms of the drug. Among these, are the Bending of the head, neck, and spine backwards, and the general action of the patient is Violent, with frightful distortions. Violent, strange desires. Sensation of internal chill. Moaning and howling. Does absurd things. Marked action on the skin.
WORSE, from touch, drafts, concussion, tobacco smoke.
Antidotes: Opium; Arn.
Compare: Cicuta Virosa Maculata - Cicuta Virosa - (Effects very similar; the most prominent symptoms being: Falls unconscious, tetanic or clonic convulsions. Body covered with sweat. Consider in epilepsy and tetanus. Tincture and lower potencies.) Hydrocy. Acid; Con.; Oenanthe.; Strychnia; Bellad.

    MIND (click for more)

Confounds present with the past; feels like a child

Delirium, with singing, dancing and funny gestures

Epilepsy; moaning and whining

Everything appears strange and terrible

Melancholy, with indifference

Aversions, dislikes; company
Aversions, dislikes; company; avoids the sight of people
Aversions, dislikes; company; to presence of strangers

Behaviour; childish behaviour (see foolish)
Behaviour; shrieking
Behaviour; shrieking; before convulsions

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; contemptuous (see scorn)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium); violent, intense feeling
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; horrible things, sad stories, affect her profoundly
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; from sad stories
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

Excitement; after hearing horrible things

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; about future
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear


Stupid feeling

Vivid dreams.

    HEAD (click for more)

Vertigo, with gastralgia, and muscular spasms

Convulsions from concussion of brain

Head turned or twisted to one side

cerebrospinal meningitis

cervical muscles contracted

Head symptoms relieved by emission of flatus.

Brain; concussion of brain

Pulled; backward
Pulled; backward; in convulsions

Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail); extending to extremities

Stares persistently at objects

Sudden, violent shocks through head

Thick, yellow scabs on head

    EYE (click for more)

Objects recede, approach, and seem double

Pupils dilated, insensible strabismus

Effects of exposure to snow

Quivering; lids

Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned)
Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned); convergent
Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned); periodic

Twitching; lids

Eyes stare

Pupils get behind upper lids as head inclines

Spasmodic affections of eyes and its appendages

Strabismus; periodic, spasmodic after a fall or blow.

When reading, letters disappear

    EAR (click for more)

Hemorrhage from ears.

Difficult hearing

Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears

Sudden detonations especially on swallowing

    FACE (click for more)

Trismus; disposition to grind teeth.

Red face

Convulsions, spasms

Motions of jaw; lockjaw

Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema; like dried honey
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples

Pustules which run together forming thick, yellow scabs on face and head, corners of mouth and chin, with burning pain

    THROAT (click for more)


Effects on oesophagus from swallowing sharp piece of bone.

Feels as if grown together

Spasms of oesophagus; cannot swallow

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Flatulence with anxiety and crossness

Throbbing in pit of stomach, which has become raised to size of fist


Stomach; epileptic aura
Stomach; pulsation
Stomach; shock
Stomach; shock; before convulsions

Colic, with convulsions.

Desire for unnatural things, Like coal ( Alum.; Calc.) Indigestion, with insensibility, frothing at mouth.

Distended and painful

Rumbling in

Stomach; Thirst; burning pressure; Hiccough

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea in morning, with irresistible desire to urinate

Itching in rectum.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Back and Extremities.

Spasms and cramps in muscles of nape of neck, and spasmodic drawing backward of head

Jerking, tearing in coccyx, especially during menses.

Back bent backward like an arch

Chest feels tight; can hardly breathe

Curved limbs cannot be straightened nor straight ones bent

Heat in chest.

Tonic spasm in pectoral muscles

    CHEST (click for more)

Heart; sensation as if heart had ceased

Movements in and of chest; trembling
Movements in and of chest; trembling; heart (see fluttering)

    BACK (click for more)

Cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains); intermittent pulling; neck (head bent back)

Pain; cramp-like; neck
Pain; neck

Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)

Stiffness; neck

Tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling)

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Movements and positions; convulsion
Movements and positions; jerking
Movements and positions; jerking; fingers
Movements and positions; jerking; fingers; epilepsy
Movements and positions; jerking; forearm
Movements and positions; jerking; lower limbs
Movements and positions; jerking; upper limbs
Movements and positions; twitching; upper limbs

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; fingers
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; forearm
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs

Shocks; upper limbs

Skin; out-break on skin; hand; burning; on touch
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; elevated

Weakness; upper limbs
Weakness; upper limbs; after spasms

    SKIN (click for more)

Suppressed eruption causes brain disease

Chronic impetigo.

Eczema; no itching; exudation forms into a Hard, lemon-colored crust

Elevated eruptions, as large as peas

Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; merging together
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; red


    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Wounds; from splinters

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic; from solar plexus
Convulsions; in women; from childbirth
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; when touched
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity
Convulsions; without consciousness

Jar, stepping

Jerking; muscles

Lying down; lying in bed

Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally

Trembling; externally

Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
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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.