Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Coccus Cacti may help, unprocessed Coccus Cacti is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Coccus Cacti in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The clinical application of the symptoms of this remedy, place it among the medicines for spasmodic and whooping coughs, and catarrhal conditions of the bladder; spasmodic pains in kidneys, with visceral tenesmus. Anuria, anasarca, ascites.
Lower triturations.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, left side, after sleep, touch, pressure of clothing, brushing teeth, slightest exertion.
BETTER, walking.≡ show all authors ...
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Suboccipital soreness; worse after sleep and exertion
Sensation of a foreign body between upper lid and eyeball
Distress from cinders lodged in eye.
Headache, worse from lying on back, better with the head high
Dull pain over right eye in morning≡ more ...
larynx; after each cough, mucus comes on suddenly
Tickling in the air passages; afternoon; 2 p.m.
night; 11-30 p.m.
larynx≡ more ...
Heart; Sensation as if everything were pressed toward the heart.
Urging to urinate; Brick-red sediment
urinary calculi, Hematuria, URATES, and uric acid; lancinating pains from kidney to bladder
Deep-colored, thick urine
Constant hawking from enlarged uvula; coryza, with inflamed fauces; Accumulation of thick viscid mucus, which is expectorated with great difficulty
Tickling in larynx
Sensation of a crumb behind larynx, must swallow continually; brushing teeth causes cough
Fauces very sensitive
Suffocative cough; worse, first waking, with tough, white mucus, which strangles
Spasmodic morning cough
Whooping cough attacks end with vomiting of this tough mucus
Chronic bronchitis complicated with gravel; large quantities of albuminous, tenacious mucus, are expectorated
Walking against wind takes breath away.≡ more ...
Night; midnight; 11-30 p.m.
Hacking cough; from tickling in larynx
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Comes on suddenly
night; before midnight; 11-30 p.m.
followed by copious mucus
Intermittent; night; before midnight; 10-30 p.m.
larynx; afternoon; 2 p.m.
larynx; night; 11-30 p.m.
On becoming warm; in a warm room≡ more ...
White; albuminous (white, thick)
comes on suddenly after each cough
Thick; and sticky≡ more ...
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); itching; passage
Large clots escape when passing water
Female; Menses too early, profuse, BLACK and thick; Dark clots, with dysuria
Intermittent menstruation; flow only in evening and at night
Female; period; clotted≡ more ...
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat≡ more ...