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Secale Cornutum
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Secale Cornutum

Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot, Secale, Secal, Secale cereale

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HPUS label indication: Restlessness

Below are the strongest indications 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).
BETTER, cold, Uncovering, rubbing, stretching out limbs.
WORSE, heat, Warm covering.
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.
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

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Mucous; bloody

    MIND (click for more)

Delirium; raging, raving

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear

Restlessness, nervousness


    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

    HEAD (click for more)

Nosebleed, dark, oozing.

Falling of hair; dry and gray

Head drawn back

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

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

    EYE (click for more)

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



Incipient cataract, senile especially in women

Pupils dilated

    HEARING (click for more)


    NOSE (click for more)

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; aged people
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

    FACE (click for more)

Cramps commence in face and spread over whole body

Pale, pinched, sunken

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


Livid spots on face

    MOUTH (click for more)

Tongue swollen, paralyzed.

Tingling of tip of tongue, which is stiff

Crawling; gums

Discoloration; tongue; brown

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

    THROAT (click for more)

Paralysis; after diphtheria

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Heaviness; lower part of abdomen

Kidneys; suppression of urine

Pain; dragging, bearing down; during period
Pain; lower part of abdomen; during period
Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

Burning in stomach and abdomen; tympanites

Eructations of bad odor.

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

Stomach; Unnatural ravenous appetite; craves acids

THIRST unquenchable

    RECTUM (click for more)

Flatulence; during stool

Involuntary stool

Paralysis (see inactivity)

    STOOL (click for more)

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

Cholera-like stools, with coldness and cramps

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



Forcible, sudden, gushing

Green; olive green

Thin, liquid; pouring out



    URINE (click for more)

Discharge of black blood from bladder

Enuresis in old people.

Paralysis of bladder

Retention, with unsuccessful urging


    GENITALS (click for more)

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

Brownish, offensive leucorrhoea


Burning pains in uterus

Dark, offensive lochia

Female; Menstrual colic, with coldness and intolerance of heat
Female; after-birth; dark
Female; after-birth; offensive smelling
Female; after-birth; protracted
Female; after-birth; scanty
Female; gangrene; womb
Female; inflammation; womb
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); active
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); during and after labour
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); with convulsions
Female; miscarriage
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)
Female; pain; labour pains; ceasing
Female; pain; labour pains; prolonged
Female; pain; labour pains; weak
Female; pain; labour-like
Female; pain; pains after giving birth
Female; period; copious
Female; period; dark
Female; period; fluid blood containing clots
Female; period; irregular
Female; period; protracted

Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; penis
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; scrotum

Passive hemorrhages in feeble, cachetic women

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

Suppression of milk; breasts do not fill properly

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

    RESPIRATION (click for more)


    CHEST (click for more)

Angina pectoris

Boring pain in chest

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Dyspnoea and oppression, with cramp in diaphragm

Palpitation, with contracted and intermittent pulse.

Precordial tenderness

    BACK (click for more)

Formication and numbness

Locomotor ataxia

Pain; burning; spine

Skin; like insects crawling on skin


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

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Violent pain in finger-tips, tingling in toes.

Violent cramps

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

Coldness; lower limbs; leg; uncovering
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; during chill
Coldness; yet warm bed unbearable

Contraction of muscles and tendons

Cramps; calf

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; lower limbs; cold
Pain; rheumatic; cold
Pain; warmth

Pulling up limbs

Sensation of fuzziness

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers; tips
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; leg
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; lower limbs
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; thigh
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; black base
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; gangrenous

Swollen; hand; gangrenous

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

Formication, pain and spasmodic movements

icy coldness of extremities


Trembling, staggering gait

    SLEEP (click for more)

Insomnia of drug and liquor habitues.

Insomnia with restlessness, fever, anxious dreams

Profound and long

Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold

    CHILL (click for more)

Icy coldness of the body

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

Uncovering, undressing

Warm room

Warmth is unbearable

With fever, but chill predominating

    FEVER (click for more)

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

Desire to uncover

Intense heat

Internal heat; burning

Sense of internal heat.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)


Desire to be uncovered

    SKIN (click for more)

Dry gangrene, developing slowly

Great aversion to heat

Skin feels cold to touch, yet covering is not tolerated

Varicose ulcers

Blue color

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

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

formication under skin.

Formication; petechiae

Livid spots

Raynaud’s disease

Scleraema and oedema neonatorum

Shriveled, numb; mottled dusky-blue tinge

Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous
Abnormal growths; warts; withered
Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled


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; cold
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores
Gangrene; in aged persons

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

Like insects crawling on skin


Out-breaks on skin; leprosy

Pain; burning; as from sparks
Pain; like bruising
Pain; sensation as from electric sparks

Slight wounds continue to bleed

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

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


In aged people

Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous

Lean people

Numbness; externally

Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; pressing; internally

Paralysis; of organs

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

Warmth; warm air
Warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm heater
Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool

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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.