Crotalus CascavellaCrotal, Crotulus c, crotalus casc, crot cas, snake
Below are the strongest indications of Crotalus Cascavella in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The poison of Cascavella is an deadly as that of the other Crotalide, and the general symptoms are like those of the other members of the group, but the mental symptoms are more pronounced and peculiar.
Lancinating pains are frequent, and are worse by cold washing.
Many symptoms are worse at night.
Pains in bones.
Hallucinations are marked and peculiar, a magnetic state is induced.
There is headache after sleep as with Lach.
Compare: Crot-h., Lach., etc.
PHARMACY - Crot-c. Crotalus cascavella. Brazilian Rattle-snake. N. O. Crotalide. Trituration of the virus with Saccharum lactis. Historical dose: All potencies. Planets: Moon.
HISTORY - The poison of Cascavella is an deadly as that of the other Crotalide and the general symptoms are like those of the other members of the group, but the mental symptoms are more pronounced and peculiar. Proving by Mure together with effects reported by Higgins.
HOMEOPATHIC -- Crot-c. has sharp pains are frequent and are worse by cold washing. Many symptoms are worse at night. Pains in bones. Hallucinations are marked and peculiar, a magnetic state is induced. There is headache after sleep as with Lach. Thoughts and dreams of death. Paralysis of articulation, embarrassed stertorous breathing and semi-consciousness. A magnetic state is produced with a cutting sensation all around eyeball.
CLINICAL - Goiter. Headache. Mania. Metrorrhagia. Nosebleed. Poliomyelitis. Uterus, pains.
COMPARE - (1) Crot-h., Lach., Naja, Vip.
SOURCES - Clarke.
YET another rattlesnake, that of Brazil, is as deadly, which means is as potent for healing the conditions it can cause, as Crotalus hor.: but there are striking differences in their pathogeneses.
Mure's Materia Medica of the Brazilian Empire, with Provings and the principal Animal and Vegetable Poisons, is the original authority for the uses of this snake - venom: Clarke's Dictionary reproduces many of the symptoms; and inasmuch as the majority of them are unique, and peculiar to this snake - bite and its provings, we will proceed to detail the most important.
Crotalus casc. differs from the commoner rattlesnake, by affecting the tissues in a lesser degree, but mentality and sensation to a far greater extent. It is evidently less haemorrhagic: but has the same sensitiveness and intolerance of clothing about the body as Crot. hor. and Lach. It also has liver symptoms and yellowness but not so markedly: and bloody serum drips from nose, whose tip feels drawn up and fastened to the centre of forehead.
It induces clairvoyance and "magnetic" states: -
Sees the spectre of death, as a gigantic black skeleton.
Hears strange voices to left and behind her.
Hurls herself against closed doors: attempts to throw herself out of the window.
Sensation as if one were falling out of bed, even while awake.
Hears nothing: or hears groans.
Sensation of a red - hot iron at vertex.
Brain pressed on by an iron helmet.
Sensation as if something alive were walking about in head in a circle.
Fancies her eyes are falling out.
Blue, dazzling light before eyes.
Eyeball pulled to temple by a thread. Right eyeball as if drawn out.
Face red; or yellow.
Paralysis of tongue. Burning, pricking, itching of tongue.
(In Crot. hor. the tongue is enormously enlarged.)
Spitting of black blood.
Taste: Salt; or onions; putrid.
Sensation of opening in stomach through which air passes.
Food falls suddenly into stomach like a stone.
Sensation of a peg sticking in middle of liver.
Feeling of coldness in stomach after eating.
Thorax encased in iron.
Lancinations like needles in dorsal spine.
Constrictive pain round thyroid.
Pains in jugular veins and carotid arteries; as if blood rises, and a valve were opening.
Sensation of water in chest: as if heart were dipped in liquid.
Sensation of shortening right limb: causes him to limp....
And so on.
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.