Crotalus CascavellaCrotal, Crotulus c, crotalus casc, crot cas, snake
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 (i.e. symptoms) 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.
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.≡ show all authors ...
COMPARE - (1) Crot-h., Lach., Naja, Vip.⥄ Show reverse lookup of relationships
Behaviour; childish behaviour (see foolish)
makes gestures; plays with fingers
jumping; from window (see suicide)
Death; thoughts of death
thoughts of death; when alone
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; illusions of fantasy
hears sounds; footsteps
hears sounds; groans
hears sounds; voices
hears voices, and must follow them
about self; body; eyes falling out
about self; is under control of another; hears voices, and must follow them
visions (see visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people)
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; some one is behind
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; converses with absent people
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; skeletons
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; spectres, ghosts, spirits; of death, as a gigantic black skeleton
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; some one walks behind him
Fantasies; of exaltation
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
indifference, apathy, etc.
laughing; alternating with other states; groaning
laughing; alternating with other states; non- menstrual bleeding from womb (metrorrhagia)
unhappy; wants to injure self; suicidal disposition; throwing himself from a height; from windows
unhappy; lamenting, regretting; moaning, groaning
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; clairvoyance
impaired thinking; confusion
alternating with other symptoms; non- menstrual bleeding from womb (metrorrhagia)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
fear; of being alone (see company)
fear; that someone is behind
fear; of death
frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep
Memory; weakness of memory
mind; talking, conversation; answers not lucid; no to all questions;
Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn
Unconsciousness≡ show all authors ...
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
as if in love
comes on suddenly
like wearing a skull cap
Hot; top of head (vertex)
Movements in head
sensation as if something were alive in head
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pimples≡ show all authors ...
Lids; half open
eyes closed; half open
Infected; full of dark vessels, conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
toward the temple
as from something in eye; like sand in eye; in corner; outer
Paralysis; lids; upper
Stiffness; of eyeballs
Swellings; lids; lower lids
Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; blue
Lost vision, blindness≡ show all authors ...
Discharges from ear
Noises in ear; buzzing
buzzing; while descending stairs
Pain; pulling in ear; evening
stitching, sudden, sharp
Impaired≡ show all authors ...
Bloated (see swelling, congestion)
Heat; hot flashes
Motions of jaw; lockjaw
Skin; discoloration; red
discoloration; red; bluish red
discoloration; sickly colour
like insects crawling on skin (see skin)
Twitching≡ show all authors ...
Discharge from nose; right
As if pulled up by a string, tip of nose
Pain; burning, smarting
Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; inside≡ show all authors ...
Froth, foam, from mouth
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
unable to speak
after extreme emotion
from paralysis of organs
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Teeth; pain; night
thick (see thick and sticky)
thick and sticky
Discoloration; tongue; red
tongue; extending to abdomen
burning, raw and smarting; tongue; root
burning, raw and smarting; tongue; tip
Prickling; tongue; tip
Speech; difficult; heaviness of tongue
Tongue; stiff tongue
Taste; like onions
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; palate (roof of mouth); soft palate (back of roof of mouth)≡ show all authors ...
Sensation of something in throat
as from dust
not relieved by swallowing
not relieved by swallowing
erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
extending to other parts; stomach
extending to stomach
extending to abdomen
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet
difficult; can only swallow fluids, but solid food gags
impeded; can only swallow liquids, least food gags
anything but liquids
Tickling in the air passages; larynx
External throat; constriction; thyroid gland
fullness in throat-pit; in jugular
pulling; turning head
twitching≡ show all authors ...
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; breathing deeply
in open air
Slow≡ show all authors ...
from tickling in larynx
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); as from dust
Comes on suddenly
larynx≡ show all authors ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); black
morning≡ show all authors ...
yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling
Like insects crawling on skin
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); burning
boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); purple, with small , fluid filled, cysts around
Sensitive≡ show all authors ...
▲ BACK AND NECK
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
extending to other parts; upper middle region of abdomen
pulling; neck; extending to other parts; upper, middle region of abdomen
Coldness; after eating
aching; while eating
Tension; dorsal (shoulder level)≡ show all authors ...
Sensitive to clothing
like a band around abdomen
behind lower ribs
Heaviness; lower part of abdomen
Pain; extending to other parts; to navel
behind lower ribs; right
lower part of abdomen; after cold drinks
burning; behind lower ribs; right
cramping, griping; after drinking water
cutting; behind lower ribs; right
pressing; extending to other parts; navel
Skin; out-breaks on skin; containing pus
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); evening
appetite; ravenous, excessive; evening
sensation of blows in pit of stomach
desires, cravings; snow
sensation of movement in stomach; twisting
pain; while eating
thirst; burning, intense
appetite; increased (hunger in general); appetite vanishing on sight of food
appetite; lacking, no appetite; at sight of food
aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver
Stomach; vomiting; bitter
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Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
clothing about the neck
after sleep; restless sleep
extending to other parts; backward
above eyes; late morning; 10 a.m.
back of head (occiput)
top of head (vertex)
top of head (vertex)
cutting, darting, stabbing; temples
piercing, stabbing (see cutting); temples
pressing (see bursting, pulling)
as if in armour
like a cap (see armour)
as if brain bound up
as if brain bound up; by an iron helmet
back of head (occiput)
sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; back of head (occiput)
stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; right
Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail)≡ show all authors ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; before stool
Yellow≡ show all authors ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Albuminous (white, thick)
Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain)
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); after a bath
pain; cutting; womb
washing in cold water
pain; piercing, stabbing; womb
while washing in cold water
metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
alternating with mania
period; painful; and difficult (dysmenorrhea)≡ show all authors ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Coldness; upper limbs; forearm
upper limbs; hands
foot; icy cold
Contraction of muscles and tendons
leg; uncovers them
Movements and positions; convulsion
convulsion; upper limbs
convulsion; lower limbs
incoordination; lower limbs
movement of fingers; thumb, convulsive
movement of leg; involuntary
Numbness (see tingling)
palm of hand
burning; fingers; tips
sore, bruised; shoulder
tearing; shoulder; extending to other parts; elbow
after extreme emotion
on one side of body (hemiplegia); right
sensation of paralysis
Shrivelled (shrunken); one leg shorter than the other leg; right feels shortened
Skin; discoloration; blue
discoloration; hand; back of hand; yellow in spots
discoloration; fingers; nails; red
discoloration; fingers; tips; blue
itching; like insects crawling on skin
itching; lower limbs
itching; leg; calf
sole of foot
out-break on skin
upper limbs; pimples
lower limbs; pimples
lower limbs; pus-filled pimples
lower limbs; red
toes; pus-filled pimples
hand; extending to elbow
toes; third toe
Inclination to uncover; lower limbs
Weakness; upper limbs
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▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever
Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)≡ show all authors ...
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; horses
animals, insects, beasts; spiders
animals, insects, beasts; vermin; spiders
of dead people; dead bodies
in women; from childbirth
Staining the linen; yellow≡ show all authors ...
Anxiety; region of heart
as if from armour
cutting (sudden sharp pain)
arm pit; right
stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to back
stitching, sudden, sharp; arm pit; right
stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; left
stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone
Skin; discoloration; spots
out-breaks on skin; arm pit; pus-filled pimples
Sensation of water in chest≡ show all authors ...
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.
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.≡ show all authors ...
Bones; bony growth (exostosis)
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Haemorrhage; blood does not clot
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Relaxation of muscles
intolerance of clothing
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weariness (see weakness)≡ more ...