CamphoraCamphor, Camphora Officinarum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Camphora may help, unprocessed Camphora may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Camphora in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Hahnemann says: “The action of this substance is very puzzling and difficult of investigation, even in the healthy organism because its Primary action, more frequently than with any other remedy, alternates and becomes intermixed with the vital reactions (after effects) of the organism. On this account it is often difficult to determine what belongs to the vital reactions of the body and What to the alternating effects due to the primary action of the Camphora Officinarum.” Pictures a state of collapse. Icy coldness of the whole body; sudden sinking of strength; pulse small and weak. After operations, if temperature is subnormal, low blood pressure, 3 doses Camphora Officinarum. 1x, 15-minute intervals. This condition is met with in cholera, and here it is that Camphor has achieved classical fame. First stages of a cold, with chilliness and sneezing. Subsultus and extreme restlessness. Cracking of joints. Epileptiform convulsions. Camphor has a direct relationship to muscles and fascia. In local rheumatic affections in cold climates necessary. Distention of veins. As a heart stimulant for emergency use of Camphor is the most satisfactory remedy. Drop doses on sugar as often as every five minutes. It is characteristic of Camphor that the patient Will not be covered, notwithstanding the icy coldness of the body. One of the main remedies in shock. Pain better while thinking of it. Very sensitive to cold and to touch. Sequelae of measles. Violent convulsion, with wandering and hysterical excitement. Tetanic spasms. Scrofulous children and irritable, weakly blondes especially affected.
Complementary: Cantharis Canth.
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
anxiety; during chill
Vertigo, tendency to unconsciousness, feeling as if he would die
Beating pain in cerebellum
Nose cold and pinched
Tongue cold, flabby, trembling
Fleeting stitches in temporal region and orbits
Occipital throbbing, synchronous with the pulse.
Pulsating; back of head (occiput); standing
Influenza; headache, with catarrhal symptoms, sneezing, etc
Fixed, staring; pupils dilated
Sensation as if all objects were too bright and glittering.
Pale, haggard, Anxious, distorted; BLUISH, cold
in hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting)
Lips; discoloration; bluish
upper lip pulled up, exposing teeth
Skin; discoloration; bluish
Cold and pinched
Persistent epistaxis, especially with goose-flesh state of skin.
Fluent coryza on sudden change of weather
Sensation of coldness; tongue
Tongue; cold tongue
Anxiety; region of heart
Pulse small, weak, slow
Violent, dry, hacking cough
Asphyxia; in new-born infant
COLD, pale, blue, livid
Cannot bear to be covered ( Secale Cornutum Secale.)
Stomach; Pressive pain in pit of stomach
Coldness, followed by burning.
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)
Kidneys; suppression of urine; from suppressed gonorrhoea
Diarrhoea; hot weather
Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, Collapse, tongue and mouth cold.
Watery; like rice water
Burning and Strangury, with tenesmus of the neck of the bladder
Retention with full bladder.
Burning (includes hot)
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning
pain; burning; during urination
Male; Desired increased
Male; sexual passion; suppressed
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased
Rheumatic pain between shoulders
Numbness, tingling and Coldness
Cracking in joints
Cramps in calves
Icy cold feet, ache as if sprained.
yet warm bed unbearable
upper limbs; hands
lower limbs; foot; icy cold
Fever and chill
Icy coldness of the whole body
tongue cold, flabby, trembling.
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
as in cholera
Icy coldness of the body
With fever, but chill predominating
Shaking, shivering, rigors
Internal heat; with external chill
When walking in open air
Sleep and dreams
Insomnia, with cold limbs
Subsultus and extreme restlessness.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold
General physical anxiety
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Suppression of sexual desire
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration