Cicuta VirosaWater Hemlock, Cicuta
HPUS label indication: Hiccough
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 Cicuta Virosa based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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; 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
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Vertigo, with gastralgia, and muscular spasms
Convulsions from concussion of brain
Head turned or twisted to one side
cervical muscles contracted
Head symptoms relieved by emission of flatus.
Brain; concussion of brain
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
Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned)
Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned); convergent
Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned); periodic
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.
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears
Sudden detonations especially on swallowing
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Trismus; disposition to grind teeth.
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; shock; before convulsions
Colic, with convulsions.
Desire for unnatural things, Like coal ( Alum
.) Indigestion, with insensibility, frothing at mouth.
Distended and painful
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
Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)
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
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; from solar plexus
Convulsions; in women; from childbirth
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; when touched
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity
Convulsions; without consciousness
Lying down; lying in bed
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
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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.