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Crotalus Horridus
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Crotalus Horridus

Rattlesnake, Crotalus, Crotulus

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

Snake poisons are supposed to be chemically Can. hydrates of Soda and other salts. Alcohol is the natural solvent of these salts and is an antidote. Has a profound trophic action. Old age nutritional troubles. Low septic states. General disorganization of the blood, Hemorrhages and jaundice. A crotalin injection decreases the rate of coagulation of the blood. In epilepsy the average rate is far greater than in normal conditions. Blood decomposition, Hemorrhages (dark fluid that forms no clots), tendency to carbuncles, malignant scarlatina, Yellow fever, the plague, cholera, give opportunity to use this remedy. Hemorrhagic diathesis. Acts as a sedative. Sleeps into his symptoms. More right-sided in its action.
WORSE, right side; open air; evening and morning; in spring, coming on of warm weather; yearly; on awaking; damp and wet; Jar.
Compare: Bothrops; Naja (more nervous phenomena); Lachesis (more markedly wore on left side); Elaps (preferable in otorrhoea and affections of right lung); Crotalus Cascavella (thoughts and dreams of death. Paralysis of articulation, embarrassed stertorous breathing and semi-consciousness. A magnetic state is produced; cutting sensation all around eyeball.) Bungarus - krait - (poliomyelitis).
Antidote: Lach.; Alcohol. Radiant heat; Camphor.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

    MIND (click for more)

Delusions of cerebral decay.
Loquacious, with desire to escape

Weeping mood; clouded perception and memory; impatient

    HEAD (click for more)

Dull heavy occipital pain, on right side and right eye

Headache with pain in heart on lying on left side

Headache; must walk on tip-toe to avoid jarring.

Vertigo, with weakness and trembling

    EYE (click for more)

Auditory vertigo

Yellow color of eyes

Ciliary neuralgia; tearing, boring pain, as if a cut had been made around eyes

For absorption of intraocular hemorrhages, into the vitreous, but particularly for non-inflammatory retinal Hemorrhages

Blood oozes from ears



Bleeding from eyes

Discoloration; yellow

Feeling of stoppage in right ear.

Illusions; blue colors

Very sensitive to light, especially Lamp light

    EAR (click for more)

Discharges from ear; blood

    NOSE (click for more)

Epistaxis, Blood black and stringy, ozaena, after exanthemata or syphilis.

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; dark, black blood; and thin
Nose bleed; during fever; typhoid
Nose bleed; fluid blood

    FACE (click for more)


Leaden-colored and yellow face

Lips swollen and numb


    MOUTH (click for more)

Cancer of tongue with hemorrhage.

Fills up with saliva

Mouldy smell of breath

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; easily

Inflammation; tongue

Swelling; tongue

Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded

Spasmodic grinding of teeth at night

Tongue fiery red, dry in center, smooth and polished

Tongue red and small, but feels swollen

Tongue when protruding goes to right

    THROAT (click for more)

Dry, swollen, dark red

Gangrenous, with much swelling.

Spasm of oesophagus; cannot swallow any solid substance

External throat; clothing


Tight constriction

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Distended, hot, and tender

Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing; vomiting, purging and urinating

Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks
Stomach; nausea; deathly
Stomach; vomiting; blood

Atonic dyspepsia

Black or coffee-grounds vomiting

Cancer of stomach with vomiting of bloody, slimy mucus

Cannot lie on right side, without vomiting dark-green matter

Constant nausea and vomiting every month, after menstruation

Faintness and sinking at stomach

Gastritis in chronic alcoholism

Hungry, craves stimulants, sugar; averse to meat.

Intolerance of clothing about epigastrium

Pain in region of liver.

Stomach; Intolerance of clothing around stomach

Trembling, fluttering feeling below the epigastrium

Ulceration of the stomach

Unable to retain anything; violent vomiting of food; bilious vomiting, vomiting of blood

    RECTUM (click for more)

Haemorrhage from anus

    STOOL (click for more)

Black, thin, offensive, like coffee-grounds

Blood oozes from rectum when standing or walking.

Intestinal hemorrhage; blood dark, fluid, non-coagulable


Odour; offensive

    URINE (click for more)


Colour; dark

    GENITALS (click for more)

Dark, bloody urine

Urinary Organs.

Albuminous, dark, scanty ( Merc

Cannot keep legs still.



Dysmenorrhoea; pain extends down thighs, with aching in region of heart

Female; Prolonged menses
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

Inflamed kidney

Painful drawing in uterine ligaments

Phlegmasia alba dolens

Puerperal fever; offensive lochia

Sensation as though uterus would drop out

Uterine hemorrhage with faintness at stomach

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cough, with bloody expectoration

Difficult (dyspnea); constriction of larynx

Tickling from a dry spot in larynx.

    CHEST (click for more)

Skin; discoloration; spots; mottled

Heart; Action feeble, pulse tremulous

Palpitation, especially at menstrual period

Trembling feeling of heart.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Right-sided paralysis.

Hands tremble, swollen

Lower extremities go to sleep easily

    SLEEP (click for more)

Dreams of the dead

Smothering sensation when awaking.

Starting in sleep


    FEVER (click for more)

Low bilious remittents

acet.) Cold sweats.

Bloody sweat

Cerebrospinal meningitis ( Cicuta; Cup

Continued fever
Continued fever; with haemorrhage

Infectious fevers

Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)

Yellow fever

Malignant fevers of a Hemorrhagic or putrescent character

Yellow fever

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)


    SKIN (click for more)

Hemorrhages from every part of body

Purpura hemorrhagica


Bad effects of vaccination

Bloody sweat

Boils, carbuncles, and eruptions are surrounded by purplish, mottled skin and oedema

Chilblains, felons

Dissecting wounds

Great sensitiveness of skin of Right half of body

Insect stings

Lymphangitis and septicaemia

Post-vaccination eruptions

Pustular eruption


Discoloration; bluish; spots
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Sore sensation relieved by pressure.

Swelling and discoloration, skin tense and shows every tint of color, with excruciating pain


yellow color of the whole body

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

At beginning of sleep

Blood vessels; septicaemia (blood poisoning - chills, fever, must lie down, inflammed lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs)

Faintness, fainting

Haemorrhage; from orifices of the body

Pulse; weak

Swelling; of affected parts

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sudden
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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.