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Secale Cornutum
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Secale Cornutum

Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot, Secale, Secal, Secale cereale

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
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HPUS indication: Restlessness

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

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. AllenT.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Secale Cornutum
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Secale Cornutum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Secale Cornutum
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Produces contraction of the un striped muscular fibers; hence a constringent feeling throughout the whole body. This produces an anaemic condition, coldness, numbness, petechiae, mortification, gangrene. A useful remedy for old people with shriveled skin - thin, scrawny old women. All the Secale Cornutum conditions are Better from cold; the whole body is pervaded by a sense of great heat. Hemorrhages; continued oozing; THIN, fetid, watery black blood. Debility, anxiety, emaciation, though appetite and thirst may be excessive. Facial and abdominal muscles twitch. Secale decreases the flow of pancreatic juice by raising the blood pressure ( Hinsdale).


First to thirtieth potency. Non-homeopathic use. If hemorrhages of the puerperium, after the uterus is entirely emptied, when it fails to contract satisfactorily and in secondary puerperal hemorrhage the result of incomplete involution of the uteru

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WORSE, heat, Warm covering.


BETTER, cold, Uncovering, rubbing, stretching out limbs.

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Compare: Ergotin ( Beginning arteriosclerosis progressing rather rapidly. Increased blood pressure: 2x trit. Edema, gangrene and purpura hemorrhagia; when Secale Cornutum, though indicated, fails); Pedicularis canadensis (symptoms of locomotor ataxia; spinal irritation); Brassica Napus - Rape-seed - (dropsical swellings, scorbutic mouth, voracious appetite, tympanitis, dropping of nails, gangrene); Cinnamon.; Colch.; Ars.; Aurum MUR. 2x (locomotor ataxia); Agrostema - Corn cockle - active constituent is Saponin, which causes violent sneezing and sharp burning taste; burning in stomach, extends to oesophagus, neck and breast; (vertigo, headache, difficult locomotion, burning sensation); Ustilago; Carbo; Pitutrin (dilated os, little pain, no progress. Dose, 1/2 c. c., repeat in half hour, if necessary. Hypodermically contraindicated in first stage of labor, valvular lesions or deformed pelvis).
Antidotes: Camph.; Opium.

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Delirium; raging, raving

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear

Restlessness, nervousness


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Vertigo, dizziness

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Passive, congestive pain (rises from back of head), with pale face

Head drawn back

Falling of hair; dry and gray

Nosebleed, dark, oozing.

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)

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Pupils dilated

Incipient cataract, senile especially in women

Eyes sunken and surrounded by a blue margin.

Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)

Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)

Protrusion; protruding eye balls

Pupils; dilated



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Nose bleed

Nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood

Nose bleed; dark, black blood

Nose bleed; dark, black blood; and thin

Nose bleed; fluid blood

Nose bleed; in alcoholics

Nose bleed; in women; in young women

Nose bleed; aged people

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Pale, pinched, sunken

Cramps commence in face and spread over whole body

Livid spots on face

Spasmodic distortion.

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; pale; morning

Skin; drawn, pulled

Skin; like insects crawling on skin (see skin)

Skin; out-breaks on skin; leprous spots

Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous


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Tongue dry, Cracked; blood like ink exudes, coated thick; viscid, yellowish, cold livid

Tingling of tip of tongue, which is stiff

Tongue swollen, paralyzed.

Crawling; gums

Discoloration; tongue; brown

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Shriveled, numb; mottled dusky-blue tinge

Scleraema and oedema neonatorum

Raynaud’s disease

Blue color

Dry gangrene, developing slowly

Varicose ulcers

burning sensation; better by cold; Wants parts uncovered, though cold to touch

Formication; petechiae

Slight wounds continue to bleed

Livid spots

Boils, small, painful, with green contents; mature slowly

Skin feels cold to touch, yet covering is not tolerated

Great aversion to heat

formication under skin.


Discoloration; blackish

Discoloration; bluish; spots

Discoloration; pale

Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)

Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin); in aged people


Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores

Gangrene; cold

Gangrene; in aged persons

Abnormal growths; ulcers; black

Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous

Abnormal growths; warts; withered

Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous

Like insects crawling on skin


Out-breaks on skin; leprosy

Pain; like bruising

Pain; burning; as from sparks

Pain; sensation as from electric sparks

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Paralysis; after diphtheria

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Angina pectoris

Dyspnoea and oppression, with cramp in diaphragm

Boring pain in chest

Precordial tenderness

Palpitation, with contracted and intermittent pulse.

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

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Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Mucous; bloody

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Spinal irritation, tingling of lower extremities; can bear only slightest covering

Locomotor ataxia

Formication and numbness


Pain; burning; spine

Skin; like insects crawling on skin

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Stomach; Unnatural ravenous appetite; craves acids

THIRST unquenchable

Singultus, nausea; vomiting of blood and coffee-grounds fluid

Burning in stomach and abdomen; tympanites

Eructations of bad odor.

Heaviness; lower part of abdomen

Pain; lower part of abdomen; during period

Pain; dragging, bearing down; during period

Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

Kidneys; suppression of urine

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Flatulence; during stool

Involuntary stool

Paralysis (see inactivity)

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Cholera-like stools, with coldness and cramps

Olive-green, thin, putrid, bloody, with icy coldness and intolerance of being covered, with great exhaustion

involuntary stools; no sensation of passing faeces, anus wide open.



Forcible, sudden, gushing


Green; olive green

Thin, liquid; pouring out



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Paralysis of bladder

Retention, with unsuccessful urging

Discharge of black blood from bladder

Enuresis in old people.


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Female; Menstrual colic, with coldness and intolerance of heat

Passive hemorrhages in feeble, cachetic women

Burning pains in uterus

Brownish, offensive leucorrhoea

Menses irregular, copious, dark; Continuous oozing of watery blood until next period

Threatened abortion about the THIRD month ( Sab.) During labor no expulsive action, though everything is relaxed


Suppression of milk; breasts do not fill properly

Dark, offensive lochia

Puerperal fever, putrid discharges, tympanitis, coldness, suppressed urine.

Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin

Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; penis

Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; scrotum

Female; after-birth; dark

Female; after-birth; offensive smelling

Female; after-birth; protracted

Female; after-birth; scanty

Female; miscarriage

Female; gangrene; womb

Female; inflammation; womb

Female; period; copious

Female; period; dark

Female; period; fluid blood containing clots

Female; period; irregular

Female; period; protracted

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); active

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); with convulsions

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); during and after labour

Female; pain; pains after giving birth

Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)

Female; pain; labour-like

Female; pain; labour pains; ceasing

Female; pain; labour pains; prolonged

Female; pain; labour pains; weak

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Extremities, limbs

Cold, dry hands and feet of excessive smokers with feeling of fuzziness in fingers

Trembling, staggering gait

Formication, pain and spasmodic movements


Fingers and feet bluish, shriveled, Spread apart or bent backwards, numb

Violent cramps

icy coldness of extremities

Violent pain in finger-tips, tingling in toes.


Coldness; yet warm bed unbearable

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; upper limbs; hands; during chill

Coldness; lower limbs; leg; uncovering

Contraction of muscles and tendons

Cramps; calf

Pulling up limbs

Sensation of fuzziness


Gangrene; foot

Gangrene; foot; with burning, tearing pains

Gangrene; toes

Gangrene; toes; in aged persons

Heat; foot; burning

Movements and positions; convulsion; rapid muscle spasm

Movements and positions; limbs spread; fingers spread spasmodically

Numbness (see tingling)

Numbness (see tingling); fingers

Numbness (see tingling); toes

Pain; cold applications

Pain; rheumatic; cold

Pain; warmth

Pain; lower limbs; cold

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers; tips

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; lower limbs

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; thigh

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; leg

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; black base

Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; gangrenous

Swollen; hand; gangrenous

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Sleep and dreams

Profound and long

Insomnia with restlessness, fever, anxious dreams

Insomnia of drug and liquor habitues.

Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold

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Fever and chill

Coldness; cold, dry skin; cold, clammy sweat; excessive thirst

Sense of internal heat.

Icy coldness of the body

Icy coldness of the body; with desire to uncover

Icy coldness of the body; with clammy sweat and blueness, cannot bear to be covered

With fever, but chill predominating

Uncovering, undressing

Warm room

Warmth is unbearable

Intense heat

Internal heat; burning

Desire to uncover

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Desire to be uncovered

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Blackness of external parts

Convulsions; convulsive movements

Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease

Faintness, fainting; during labour

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts


Inflammation; internally

Inflammation; internally; gangrenous

Lean people

Numbness; externally

Pain; burning externally; internally

Pain; pressing; internally

Paralysis; of organs

In aged people

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Pulse; intermittent

Pulse; irregular

Pulse; small

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm heater

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air


Warmth; warm room

Warmth; warm heater

Warmth; warm bed

Warmth; warm air


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool

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