Secale CornutumClaviceps Purpurea, Ergot, Secale, Secal, Secale cereale
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 Secale Cornutum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
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≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, heat, Warm covering.
BETTER, cold, Uncovering, rubbing, stretching out limbs.≡ show all authors ...
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 Brassica Napus - Brassica Napus Rape-seed - (dropsical swellings, scorbutic mouth, voracious appetite, tympanitis, dropping of nails, gangrene); Cinnamomum Cinnamon.; Colchicum Autumnale Colch.; Arsenicum Album Ars.; Aurum N/A MUR. 2x (locomotor ataxia); Agrostema - Corn cockle - active constituent is Saponin N/A , which causes violent sneezing and sharp burning taste; burning in stomach, extends to oesophagus, neck and breast; (vertigo, headache, difficult locomotion, burning sensation); Ustilago; Carboneum Oxygenisatum 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).⥄ Show reverse lookup of relationships
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
anxiety; with fear
Shameless≡ more ...
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
Sunken≡ more ...
Pale, pinched, sunken
Cramps commence in face and spread over whole body
Livid spots on face
Appearance as if dead (see sunken)
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
like insects crawling on skin (see skin)
out-breaks on skin; leprous spots
out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
Sunken≡ more ...
clotted, coagulated blood
dark, black blood
in women; in young women
aged people≡ more ...
Tongue dry, Cracked; blood like ink exudes, coated thick; viscid, yellowish, cold livid
Tingling of tip of tongue, which is stiff
Tongue swollen, paralyzed.
Discoloration; tongue; brown≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)
Mucous; bloody≡ more ...
Shriveled, numb; mottled dusky-blue tinge
Scleraema and oedema neonatorum
Dry gangrene, developing slowly
burning sensation; better by cold; Wants parts uncovered, though cold to touch
Slight wounds continue to bleed
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.
purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)
in aged people
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores
in aged persons
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
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
burning; as from sparks
sensation as from electric sparks≡ more ...
Spinal irritation, tingling of lower extremities; can bear only slightest covering
Formication and numbness
Pain; burning; spine
Skin; like insects crawling on skin≡ more ...
Stomach; Unnatural ravenous appetite; craves acids
Burning in stomach and abdomen; tympanites
Eructations of bad odor.
Heaviness; lower part of abdomen
Pain; lower part of abdomen; during period
dragging, bearing down; during period
pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period
Kidneys; suppression of urine
Singultus, nausea; vomiting of blood and coffee-grounds fluid≡ more ...
Passive, congestive pain (rises from back of head), with pale face
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)≡ more ...
Flatulence; during stool
Paralysis (see inactivity)
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
Thin, liquid; pouring out
Yellow≡ more ...
Paralysis of bladder
Retention, with unsuccessful urging
Discharge of black blood from bladder
Enuresis in old people.
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; penis
tingling; like insects crawling on skin; scrotum
Burning pains in uterus
Female; gangrene; womb
pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)
Menstrual colic, with coldness and intolerance of heat
Passive hemorrhages in feeble, cachetic women
Brownish, offensive leucorrhoea
Threatened abortion about the THIRD month ( Sabadilla 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
Female; after-birth; dark
after-birth; offensive smelling
metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
during and after labour
pain; pains after giving birth
pain; labour pains; ceasing
pain; labour pains; prolonged
pain; labour pains; weak
Menses irregular, copious, dark; Continuous oozing of watery blood until next period
Female; period; copious
period; fluid blood containing clots
period; protracted≡ more ...
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
icy coldness of extremities
Violent pain in finger-tips, tingling in toes.
yet warm bed unbearable
upper limbs; hands
lower limbs; leg; uncovering
Contraction of muscles and tendons
Pulling up limbs
Sensation of fuzziness
with burning, tearing pains
in aged persons
Heat; foot; burning
Movements and positions; convulsion; rapid muscle spasm
limbs spread; fingers spread spasmodically
Numbness (see tingling)
Pain; cold applications
lower limbs; cold
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin
itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs
itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand
itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers; tips
itching; like insects crawling on skin; lower limbs
itching; like insects crawling on skin; thigh
itching; like insects crawling on skin; leg
itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot
ulcers; lower limbs
Swollen; hand; gangrenous≡ more ...
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
with clammy sweat and blueness, cannot bear to be covered
With fever, but chill predominating
Warmth is unbearable
Internal heat; burning
Desire to uncover≡ more ...
Profound and long
Insomnia with restlessness, fever, anxious dreams
Insomnia of drug and liquor habitues.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Desire to be uncovered≡ more ...
Dyspnoea and oppression, with cramp in diaphragm
Boring pain in chest
Palpitation, with contracted and intermittent pulse.
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)≡ more ...
Blackness of external parts
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease
Faintness, fainting; during labour
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Pain; burning externally; internally
Paralysis; of organs
In aged people
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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