OpiumPapaver Somniferum, Dried Latex Of The Poppy, Opium (papaver Somniferum)
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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.
Below are the strongest indications of Opium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Hahnemann says that it is much more difficult to estimate the action of Opium than of almost any other drug. The effects of Opium as shown in the insensibility of the nervous system, the depression drowsy stupor, painlessness, and torpor, the general sluggishness and lack of vital reaction, constitute the main indications for the drug when used homeopathically. All complaints are characterized by SOPOR. They are Painless, and are accompanied by Heavy, stupid sleep, stertorous breathing. sweaty skin. Dark, mahogany-brown face. Serous apoplexy - venous, passive congestion. Want of sensitiveness to the action of medicines. Reappearance and worse from becoming heated. Opium lessens voluntary movements, contracts pupils, depresses higher intellectual powers, lessens self-control and power of concentration, judgement; stimulates the imagination, checks all secretions except that of the skin. Want of susceptibility to remedies even though indicated. Diseases that originate from fright.≡ show all authors ...
BETTER, cold things, constant walking.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Apis; Bell.; Gels.; Nux Mosch; Morphinum (extreme susceptibility to pain; twitching; tympanites; much itching); CODEIN (dry, teasing, incessant cough; twitching of muscles, especially those of eyelids); Eschscholtzia - California Poppy - (a harmless soporific).
Antidote: Acute Opium poisoning. Atropine and Black Coffee. Chronic Opium poisoning. Ipecac; Nux; Passiflora. Berberis is useful to counteract opium habit.
Patient wants nothing
Complete loss of consciousness; apoplectic state
Frightful fancies, daring, gay, bright
Unable to understand or appreciate his sufferings
Thinks he is not at home
Delirious talking, with wide open eyes.
Behaviour; jumping; out of bed
rolling on the floor
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; creatures and animals
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; faces
As if in a dream
Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
Fantasies; of exaltation; pleasant
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic; exhilaration
indifference, apathy, etc.
does not complain
mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.
rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)
sensitive, oversensitive; to noise
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); while perspiring
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
impaired thinking; imbecility
ideas; deficiency of ideas
Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)
Memory; active memory
during fever≡ more ...
Vertigo; Lightness of head in old people
Dull, heavy, stupid
Vertigo after fright
Pain in back of head; great weight there ( Gels.) Bursting feeling
Complete insensibility; no mental grasp for anything
Paralysis of brain.
Hot; during chill
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead
perspiration; forehead; cold≡ more ...
Half-closed, dilated; pupils insensible, Contracted
Lids; half open
eyes closed; half open
Intolerance of light (photophobia)
insensitive to light
Weak (see eyes, weak)≡ more ...
Red, bloated, Swollen, dark suffused, hot
Veins of face distended
Hanging down of lower jaw
Expression; old looking
Motions of jaw; dropping of jaw
Skin; discoloration; bluish
around mouth≡ more ...
Tongue black, Paralyzed
Blubbering of lips
Difficult articulation and swallowing.
Dryness; tongue; morning
tongue; on waking
tongue; pulled to right
Speech; difficult≡ more ...
Hot, damp, sweating
Constant desire to uncover
Hot perspiration over whole body except lower limbs.
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless≡ more ...
Breathing stops on going to sleep; must be shaken to start it again ( Grindelia.) Hoarse
Deep snoring; rattling, stertorous breathing
Difficult, intermittent, deep, unequal respiration
Heat in chest; burning about heart
Cough, with dyspnoea and blue face; with bloody expectoration.
during sleep; must be awakened to avoid suffocation
during sleep; when falling asleep
waking with difficulty breathing
during sleep (apnea)
breathing in; during sleep
Like deep snoring
during sleep≡ more ...
Swollen veins of neck.
Cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains); intermittent pulling; neck (head bent back)
Inflammation; spinal cord
Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)≡ more ...
Stomach; Vomiting, with colic and convulsions
Hungry; no desire to eat.
Hard, bloated, tympanitic
During colic, urging to stool and discharge of hard faeces.
Hernia; groin; strangulated
Impaction (food lodged in abdomen)
Inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)
Pain; from lead poisoning
with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)
pressing; before stool
Paralysis of intestines
retention of urine (see urination delayed); after a fright
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
urination; feeble stream (slow)
urination; delayed, difficult; must press; a long time before able to start
urination; delayed, difficult; must press; morning
urination; delayed, difficult; from spasm of sphincter
Kidneys; suppression of urine; with perspiration
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; without enjoying food (see aversion to food)
desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks; brandy
vomiting; vomit like stool≡ more ...
Constipation; alternating with diarrhoea
difficult stool; stool recedes
inactivity of rectum
insufficient, incomplete, unsatisfactory stool
stool remains in rectum for a long time with no urging
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; spasmodic
Diarrhoea; from emotions; from sudden joy
after a fright
Pain; burning; during stool
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool≡ more ...
Obstinate constipation; no desire to go to stool
Round, hard, black balls
Faeces protrude and recede ( THUS.; Sil.) Spasmodic retention of faeces in small intestines
Stools involuntary, black, offensive, frothy
Violent pain in rectum, as if pressed asunder.
like sheep dung
Watery≡ more ...
Slow to start; feeble stream
Retained or involuntary, after fright
Loss of power or sensibility of bladder.
while perspiring≡ more ...
Female; Suppressed menses from fright
Cessation of labor-pains with coma and twitchings
Puerperal convulsions; drowsiness or coma between paroxysms
Threatened abortion and suppression of lochia, from fright with sopor
Horrible labor-like pains in uterus, with urging to stool.
Female; pain; labour pains; ceasing
pain; labour pains; weak
prolapse; womb; after a fright≡ more ...
Painless paralysis ( Oleand.) Twitching of limbs
Jerks as if flexors were over acting
Convulsions; worse from glare of light; coldness of limbs.
Coldness; lower limbs
Movements and positions; convulsion
convulsion; convulsive movement
after a fright
Numbness (see tingling)
Paralysis; after extreme emotion
Relaxation≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Loss of breath on falling asleep ( Grind.) Coma vigil
Picking at bedclothes
Very sleepy, but cannot go to sleep
Distant noises, cocks crowing, etc., keep him awake
Child dreams of cats, dogs, black forms
Bed feels so hot cannot lie on it
Pleasant, fantastic, amorous dreams
Shaking chill; then heat, with sleep and sweat
Thirst only during heat.
Symptoms during chill
Falling asleep; during heat
Sleep between heat of fever
While perspiring (see perspiration during sleep)
during the heat
night; with sleepiness
Yawning≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Pulse Full and slow
Heat extending over body
Fever characterized by stupor, snoring respiration, twitching of limbs, intense thirst and sleepiness
General low temperature with inclination to stupor.
Localised; cerebro-spinal fever
Continued fever; dazed from fever
in complete daze
Intense heat; with delirium
with daze and unconsciousness
Perspiration with heat
Heat comes on during sleep
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, with sweat
Desire to uncover≡ more ...
morning; hot, dry
Single parts; upper body
Other symptoms worse while perspiring≡ more ...
Affects of alcohol
Blackness of external parts
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs); after a fright
rapid muscle spasm
with falling; backwards
of the mother (infant)
Faintness, fainting; on excitement
after a fright
Fluid build up; external
Insensitive to pain (see irritability)
Lack of irritability
Pain; pressing; internally
In aged people
Painlessness of complaints usually painful
Perspiration gives no relief
frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Lack of reaction
Sensation of strength
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm bed
Wine≡ more ...