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Caladium Seguinum - General symptoms

American Arum, Caladium, Cal, Calad.

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HPUS indication of Caladium Seguinum: Motion sickness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Caladium Seguinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Rash on the inner side of the forearm, consisting of very red pimples, which itch and burn very much, after three to four days, when it disappears, immediately.

great oppression of the chest, so that he could scarcely get the breath, as if mucus would suffocate him, without anxiety.

especially after eating, and after a midday nap,.

He eats a sour plum that does not agree with him, and is followed by a drawing in the abdomen.

he begins to smoke a cigar, which he is at once obliged to lay aside, as it causes nausea and inclination to vomit, although he has only taken a few whiffs.

soon after, the inclination to vomit is increased, and followed by a corrosive, acid vomiting, with much mucus, and a part of some cocoa he had taken.

he is hungry not long after, and eats bread and butter with relish (second day, forenoon),.


Restless during the forenoon, not inclined to anything, afterwards very busy and forgetful,

Dread of motion; wishes to lie down the whole time, though he is strong enough when he makes an effort,

Must lie down and close the eyes, when it seemed as if he were rocked (after four hours),

Faintness after writing, when reflecting, lying, and on rising up,

Stitches, as from insect-bites, pain very much; they itch and burn afterwards,

Evenings, after eating fish pickled in vinegar, feeling unwell, discomfort, and distension of the abdomen; relieved when walking, worse when driving (seventh day),

Throbbing in the abdomen, after internal heat; very much prostrated (after three hours),

Caladium Seguinum has a marked action on the genital organs, and pruritus of this region. Coldness of single parts and inclination to lie down, with worse on lying on left side. Slightest noise startles from sleep. Dread from motion. Modifies craving for tobacco. Tobacco heart. Asthmatic complaints.

DRYNESS; food eaten seems too dry; must drink to swallow

Red, dry stripe down center of tongue, widening toward tip

Inclines to lie down

Dreads to move

Nervous excitation

Fear of going to sleep

Vertigo, as if rocked

Crawling or as of a cobweb on face

Flaccid, sweaty genitals; glans like a rag

Atonic pollutions

Impotency; after gonorrhoea

PRURITUS VULVAE; with burning; from pinworms

Violent, sexual erethism, or neurasthenia

Respiratory, alternating with skin symptoms

Hard cough, with asthma; better expectoration

Numb hands

Cold single parts; feet

Heat during sleep, ceases on waking

Sweet sweat, attracting flies

Low fevers

Caladium seguinum. Arum seguinum. Dumb Cane. (South America.) N. O. Araceae. Tincture of whole fresh plant.

Like the other Arums, Caladium has an intensely irritating effect on the mucous membranes and skin, and produces many burning sensations. Calad. is one of the best remedies for that troublesome affection, pruritus vulvae. Sometimes this is set up by intestinal worms finding their way into the vagina, and they may then cause masturbation, and even nymphomania. There is also great disturbance in the male sexual sphere. Masturbation and its results. Nocturnal emissions occurring either without dreams or with non-sexual dreams. Spermatorrhoea. The glans penis is flabby from masturbation, prepuce if drawn back remains so from loss of contractility. Catarrhal asthma, mucus not readily raised, but giving relief when it comes up. H. N. Martin gives this picture of Calad. "Is similar to Lycopodium Lycopod.

patient wants to lie down always.

amel. from sweat (opp. Merc Viv Merc.).

amel. after short sleep (opp. Lachesis Lach.). Perspiration attracts flies. Genitals relaxed and perspire. Patient afraid to go to sleep, and doesn't know why. Itching of vulva with burning." It is suited to persons of lax, phlegmatic temperament. There is agg. from warmth.

aversion to cold water.

but bathing with cold water amel. itching. Heat with drowsiness. Sweet odour of sweat. All symptoms amel. after sweat.

after sleeping in the daytime. Motion agg. most symptoms. Great desire to lie down and aversion to motion.

but if he makes the effort he is strong enough. Attacks like fainting after writing and thinking, when lying down or when rising.

Caladium Seguinum. Hering. Araceae.

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Caladium is a wonderful remedy.

perhaps some of you have read It endeavoring to understand it.

it is a difficult medicine to understand, because it is quite evident from the provings that the prover did not understand how to describe and report symptoms.

did not know how to tell his sensations because they were so strange.

he could not relate his mental state.

Caladium Seguinum relates to things that actually happened.

"Very forgetful, he cannot remember," etc.

Caladium Seguinum led to the use of Caladium for a good many different kinds of mental affections, loss of memory where there is that vague state of mind.

It might be bordering upon imbecility, it might be the borderland of insanity. All day long he finds himself looking into the things that should have been done; they have simply escaped his mind; he has forgotten them. So the mind is worn through in places.

A state of absent-mindedness. It may come on in an acute state, with unconsciousness. There is a good deal of congestion of the brain, more or less excitement, but more important is prostration of the mind, weakness of the mind; feeble-minded; inability to perform intellectual work, it is impossible.

He cannot think. the more thought he puts upon a thing the more fatigue he has and the further away that thing seems to be.

the more he attempts it the less concentrated is the mind upon a subject. It is not strange, then, that the provers themselves were unable to put these ideas into speech so as to give us an intelligent idea of proving. It is only by reading between the lines, using the remedy and studying it that we can straighten out this tangled skein.

"Very thoughtful, absentminded."

There is in acute states delirium, excitement of mind, unconsciousness, stupefaction. As the febrile state is continued, we have this mental state. Caladium Seguinum is useful in fevers that are continued.

One of the most important things to decide when we are going into the mental state of a remedy is whether we shall use Caladium Seguinum in hysteria, in the delirium of the various phases of fever, or in insanity, and to ascertain this we turn to that part of the proving which gives us the pace of the remedy.

If we want to understand the delirium of Belladonna Belladonna and Bryonia Bryonia to see which one would be suitable in a certain case, we turn to the febrile action of the remedy and see what the nature of that is.

the pace tells us largely what kind of delirium, if we do not know from the delirium itself.

but Bryonia Bryonia has just that condition.

hence we will see that Bryonia Bryonia is useful in such cases which present symptoms similar to it, because the pace of the disease is similar to the pace of Bryonia Bryonia, which has continued fever.

Belladonna Belladonna has intermittent and remittent fever, particularly remittent, and hence the acute delirium of Belladonna Belladonna is similar to the acute delirium of remittent fever. Now to bring this point to bear.

Caladium Seguinum's fever is a continued fever it has not great amount of fever in it, but it is a continued fever we shall see that there is coma and stupor from fever;.

"delirium, unintelligible murmuring; " mental prostration.

Forgetfulness in persons who are mentally and physically prostrated from sexual excesses or from tobacco poisoning It is indicated in old debauches who are unable to perform the marital act. He has the most tantalizing craving for the opposite sex with no ability to perform coitus. Lascivious ideas.

Such men stand on the street corner and feast upon the forms of passing girls, and their semen dribbles away; a state also found in Picricum Acidum Picric acid and Selenium Selenium.

You can only cure these patients if they desire to reform, and if you can inspire them to live a better life. Without this you cannot save them, and those who take delight in such things are not worth saving, and medicine will not take hold of them. To cure, the patient must use his will to help the remedy.

Extremely nervous; afraid of his own shadow; awake all night with lascivious thoughts, apprehensions, especially before going to sleep; afraid of the future. Fear of catching diseases when they are not around.

Caladium Seguinum alternates with an opposite condition. At times he is wholly incapable of appreciating danger. He will go into any sort of danger without thought. Foolish boldness. We may sum up the mental symptoms by saying he is extremely excitable.

Rocking, dizzy sensation after lying down and closing the eyes, as it in a rocking chair. Vertigo and nausea in the morning with stitch in pit of stomach. He opens his eyes and asks

"Where am I? What do you want around me?"

The text is long with many vague symptoms. The mental symptoms are the most important.

The patient in general is aggravated by warmth and the warm room, and ameliorated by cool open air. Yet he wants warm drinks in the stomach. Longs for beer without a decided thirst. Eats without hunger and drinks without thirst. Nervous fantastic things run through the remedy showing its relation to neurasthenic and hysterical patients. Eructations.

Sweetish odor to the perspiration. which attracts the flies.

tobacco heart. The nervous symptoms of tobacco are similar to those of Caladium, and Caladium is useful in all sorts of nervous conditions, the effect of tobacco and cigarette smoking. It has a number of time turned the patient entirely away from his cigar, and removes the overwhelming craving that prevents smokers breaking off their habit.

Itching is violent, especially about the genitals. It is useful in extremely nervous women who suffer from pruritus vulvae, keeping them awake at night, attended with abnormal excitement.

Pulsating in the stomach after walking; empty feeling, fluttering in the stomach.

In vigorous persons after the gonorrhoeal discharge has been improperly suppressed, sometimes impotency is the result of the suppression. Caladium has cured as frequently as Thuja Thuja Itching eruption on the scrotum.

The most striking symptom of the female sexual organs is the pruritus; she is compelled to scratch, and the torment reduces her in body and mind.

Groans and moans anxiously in sleep so that he wakens the neighbors. Restless sleep; anxious, vivid dreams which he remembers better than the things of the day. Falls asleep and continues to dream of the same subject where he left off.

An individual puts his mind to bear upon something which seems to have taken place during the day, but he is not quite sure whether it took place or not.

he thinks the matter over, and yet he cannot be really sure whether it took place or not, until he actually goes and puts his hands upon the object thought about.

proves to himself by actual contact and observation that his vague impression was so, that it was true, then he goes away and again he is undecided as to whether it was so or not.





Mucous membranes


Caladium seguinum, Very. (Arum seguinum, Linn.). Nat. order, Araceae. Preparation, Tincture of the root.