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Opium

Papaver Somniferum, Papaver 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 based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

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.
BETTER, cold things, constant walking.
WORSE, heat, during and after sleep ( Apis; Lach.)
Relationships
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.
Dose
Third to thirtieth and 200th potency.
Non-Homeopathic Preparations and Uses.
Palliative only in great pain, sleeplessness, peritonitis, and to check excessive secretion in diarrhoea, diabetes, etc.
Opium (crude). - Official dose, 1 grai

    MIND (click for more)

Frightful fancies, daring, gay, bright
Complete loss of consciousness; apoplectic state
Delirious talking, with wide open eyes.
mind; as if in a dream;
mind; behaviour; jumping; out of bed;
mind; behaviour; rolling on the floor;
mind; dazed;
mind; dazed; between convulsions;
mind; delirium;
mind; delirium; raging, raving;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; creatures and animals;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; faces;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; faces; hideous;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; visions; beautiful;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic; exhilaration;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; does not complain;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; during chill;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; during fever;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to pleasure;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to suffering;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise; slightest;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); while perspiring;
mind; excitement;
mind; fantasies; of exaltation; pleasant;
mind; insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors);
mind; intellectual faculties; ideas; deficiency of ideas;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; while reading;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility;
mind; memory; active memory;
mind; perception; numbness;
mind; perception; senses; acute;
mind; perception; senses; dull;
mind; sleep-walking;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; anger;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; fright;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; reproaches;
mind; unconsciousness;
mind; unconsciousness; after epilepsy;
mind; unconsciousness; during fever;
Patient wants nothing
Thinks he is not at home
Unable to understand or appreciate his sufferings

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

vertigo, dizziness;

    HEAD (click for more)

Dull, heavy, stupid
Complete insensibility; no mental grasp for anything
Delirium
head; cerebral haemorrhage;
head; hot; during chill;
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead;
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; cold;
Pain in back of head; great weight there ( Gels.) Bursting feeling
Paralysis of brain.
Vertigo after fright
Vertigo; Lightness of head in old people

    EYE (click for more)

Ptosis ( Gels.; Caust.) Staring, glassy.
eye; dryness;
eye; glassy appearance;
eye; intolerance of light (photophobia);
eye; lids; eyes closed; half open;
eye; lids; half open;
eye; pupils; contracted;
eye; pupils; insensitive to light;
eye; staring;
eye; tears;
Half-closed, dilated; pupils insensible, Contracted

    VISION (click for more)

vision; dim;
vision; weak (see eyes, weak);

    HEARING (click for more)

hearing; too sensitive;
hearing; too sensitive; to noises;

    NOSE (click for more)

nose; smell; acute, over sensitive;

    FACE (click for more)

Distorted.
Looks intoxicated, besotted ( Bapt.; Lach.) Spasmodic facial twitching, especially corners of mouth
Hanging down of lower jaw
face; distortion;
face; expression; old looking;
face; expression; sleepy;
face; heat;
face; motions of jaw; dropping of jaw;
face; motions of jaw; lockjaw;
face; perspiration;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish;
face; skin; discoloration; earthy;
face; skin; discoloration; pale;
face; skin; discoloration; red;
face; skin; discoloration; red; dark red;
face; skin; discoloration; red; during convulsion;
face; skin; drawn, pulled;
face; sunken;
face; swelling;
face; twitching;
face; twitching; around mouth;
Red, bloated, Swollen, dark suffused, hot
Veins of face distended

    MOUTH (click for more)

Bloody froth
Blubbering of lips
Difficult articulation and swallowing.
Dry
Intense thirst
mouth; dryness; tongue; morning;
mouth; dryness; tongue; on waking;
mouth; open;
mouth; open; during sleep;
mouth; paralysis; tongue;
mouth; paralysis; tongue; pulled to right;
mouth; speech; difficult;
Tongue black, Paralyzed

    THROAT (click for more)

throat; tickling in the air passages; larynx;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Hard, bloated, tympanitic
abdomen; bladder; paralysis;
abdomen; bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); after a fright;
abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual;
abdomen; bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; from spasm of sphincter;
abdomen; bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; a long time before able to start;
abdomen; bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; morning;
abdomen; bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow);
abdomen; bladder; urination; weakness;
abdomen; hernia; groin; strangulated;
abdomen; impaction (food lodged in abdomen);
abdomen; inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis);
abdomen; kidneys; suppression of urine; with perspiration;
abdomen; pain; from lead poisoning;
abdomen; pain; pressing; before stool;
abdomen; pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception);
abdomen; paralysis of intestines;
abdomen; stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; without enjoying food (see aversion to food);
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks; brandy;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; vomit like stool;
abdomen; stopped sensation;
During colic, urging to stool and discharge of hard faeces.
Faecal vomiting
Hungry; no desire to eat.
Incarcerated hernia
Lead colic
Stomach; Vomiting, with colic and convulsions

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; constipation; alternating with diarrhoea;
rectum; constipation; difficult stool; stool recedes;
rectum; constipation; inactivity of rectum;
rectum; constipation; insufficient, incomplete, unsatisfactory stool;
rectum; constipation; stool remains in rectum for a long time with no urging;
rectum; constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; spasmodic;
rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; from sudden joy;
rectum; involuntary stool;
rectum; involuntary stool; after a fright;
rectum; pain; burning; during stool;
rectum; pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool;

    STOOL (click for more)

Faeces protrude and recede ( THUS.; Sil.) Spasmodic retention of faeces in small intestines
Round, hard, black balls
Obstinate constipation; no desire to go to stool
stool; black;
stool; dry;
stool; grey;
stool; hard;
stool; like balls;
stool; like balls; black;
stool; like balls; like sheep dung;
stool; odour; offensive;
stool; watery;
Stools involuntary, black, offensive, frothy
Violent pain in rectum, as if pressed asunder.

    URINE (click for more)

Retained or involuntary, after fright
Loss of power or sensibility of bladder.
Slow to start; feeble stream
urine; scanty;
urine; scanty; while perspiring;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Cessation of labor-pains with coma and twitchings
Female; Suppressed menses from fright
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; ceasing;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; weak;
genitals; female; prolapse; womb; after a fright;
Horrible labor-like pains in uterus, with urging to stool.
Puerperal convulsions; drowsiness or coma between paroxysms
Threatened abortion and suppression of lochia, from fright with sopor

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Difficult, intermittent, deep, unequal respiration
Deep snoring; rattling, stertorous breathing
Breathing stops on going to sleep; must be shaken to start it again ( Grindelia.) Hoarse
Cough, with dyspnoea and blue face; with bloody expectoration.
Heat in chest; burning about heart
respiration; deep;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea);
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); during sleep; must be awakened to avoid suffocation;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); during sleep; when falling asleep;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); waking with difficulty breathing;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); with cough;
respiration; interrupted;
respiration; interrupted; during sleep (apnea);
respiration; irregular;
respiration; like deep snoring;
respiration; like deep snoring; after convulsions;
respiration; like deep snoring; during sleep;
respiration; sighing;
respiration; slow;
respiration; slow; breathing in; during sleep;
respiration; slow; during convulsions;
respiration; snoring;
respiration; snoring; during chill;
respiration; snoring; during heat;

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; paralysis; heart;

    BACK (click for more)

back; cramp (see also pain: cramp-like pains); intermittent pulling; neck (head bent back);
back; inflammation; spinal cord;
back; spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened);
Opisthotonos
Swollen veins of neck.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Numbness
Convulsions; worse from glare of light; coldness of limbs.
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; heat; hand;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion; convulsive movement;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; jerking; calf;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling; after a fright;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling; upper limbs;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; twitching;
extremities, limbs; numbness (see tingling);
extremities, limbs; paralysis; after extreme emotion;
extremities, limbs; relaxation;
Jerks as if flexors were over acting
Painless paralysis ( Oleand.) Twitching of limbs

    SLEEP (click for more)

Bed feels so hot cannot lie on it
Child dreams of cats, dogs, black forms
Distant noises, cocks crowing, etc., keep him awake
Great drowsiness ( Gels.; Nux Mosch.) Falls into a heavy stupid sleep
Loss of breath on falling asleep ( Grind.) Coma vigil
Picking at bedclothes
Pleasant, fantastic, amorous dreams
Profound coma
Shaking chill; then heat, with sleep and sweat
sleep; comatose;
sleep; comatose; between convulsions;
sleep; deep;
sleep; deep; after convulsions;
sleep; deep; between convulsions;
sleep; deep; during chill;
sleep; deep; during heat;
sleep; dreams; amorous;
sleep; dreams; fantastic;
sleep; dreams; pleasant;
sleep; falling asleep; during heat;
sleep; restless;
sleep; sleep between heat of fever;
sleep; sleep-walking;
sleep; sleepiness, tiredness;
sleep; sleepiness, tiredness; during chill;
sleep; sleepiness, tiredness; during the heat;
sleep; sleepiness, tiredness; overpowering;
sleep; sleeplessness, insomnia;
sleep; sleeplessness, insomnia; night; with sleepiness;
sleep; symptoms during chill;
sleep; while perspiring (see perspiration during sleep);
sleep; yawning;
Thirst only during heat.
Very sleepy, but cannot go to sleep

    FEVER (click for more)

Heat extending over body
Fever characterized by stupor, snoring respiration, twitching of limbs, intense thirst and sleepiness
fever; burning heat;
fever; continued fever; dazed from fever;
fever; continued fever; in complete daze;
fever; desire to uncover;
fever; heat comes on during sleep;
fever; intense heat; during sleep;
fever; intense heat; with daze and unconsciousness;
fever; intense heat; with delirium;
fever; localised; cerebro-spinal fever;
fever; perspiration with heat;
fever; stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, with sweat;
General low temperature with inclination to stupor.
HOT perspiration
Pulse Full and slow

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration;
perspiration; from fright;
perspiration; hot;
perspiration; other symptoms worse while perspiring;
perspiration; profuse; morning;
perspiration; profuse; morning; hot, dry;
perspiration; single parts; upper body;

    SKIN (click for more)

Hot perspiration over whole body except lower limbs.
Constant desire to uncover
Hot, damp, sweating
skin; abnormal growths; ulcers; painless;
skin; discoloration; bluish;
skin; dry;
skin; dry; burning;

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

injuries and accidents; poisoning;
injuries and accidents; shock from injury;

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; affects of alcohol;
generalities; affects of alcohol; brandy;
generalities; blackness of external parts;
generalities; blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood);
generalities; catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs); after a fright;
generalities; convulsions;
generalities; convulsions; children;
generalities; convulsions; convulsive movements;
generalities; convulsions; from excitement;
generalities; convulsions; from fright;
generalities; convulsions; from fright; of the mother (infant);
generalities; convulsions; night;
generalities; convulsions; rapid muscle spasm;
generalities; convulsions; with falling; backwards;
generalities; during sleep;
generalities; extreme emotion;
generalities; faintness, fainting; after a fright;
generalities; faintness, fainting; on excitement;
generalities; fluid build up; external;
generalities; in aged people;
generalities; insensitive to pain (see irritability);
generalities; insensitive to pain (see irritability); inner parts;
generalities; lack of irritability;
generalities; lack of reaction;
generalities; numbness; externally;
generalities; pain; pressing; internally;
generalities; painlessness of complaints usually painful;
generalities; perspiration gives no relief;
generalities; pulse; abnormal;
generalities; pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid;
generalities; pulse; slow;
generalities; pulse; soft;
generalities; rising;
generalities; sensation of strength;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed;
generalities; trembling; externally;
generalities; warmth; warm bed;
generalities; wine;
Opium is not available to buy over the counter.

Sources
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.

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