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Carbo Vegetabilis - General symptoms

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




(Morning), On waking, anxiety.

immediately after rising, confusion of the head.

in bed, headache over vertex.

on waking, headache. eyes agglutinated.

immediately after rising, flickering before eyes.

in bed, nose bleed. on waking, catarrhal irritation.

dryness of mouth. on waking, dryness of mouth.

bitter mucus in mouth.

scraping in throat. an hour after waking, nausea, etc.

pain near pit of stomach.

on waking, passage of flatus.

in bed, itching in anus.

contraction of urethra.

tearing, etc., in urethra.

very early, desire to urinate.

on rising, leucorrhoea.

almost voiceless. on rising from bed, cough.

after waking, cough. on waking, rush of blood to chest.

after rising tightness in chest.

after rising from bed, sensation in chest.

in bed, sticking beneath ribs.

on rising, stiffness in back.

tearing from chest to back, etc.

in bed after rising, sensation in joints.

on waking, tearing in shoulder, etc.

in bed, pain in elbow-joints.

especially in the wind, drawing in wrist-joint, etc.

on washing sensation in hands.

in bed, twitches in left thigh.

on rising tension in thighs.

indolent, etc. in bed, weariness, etc.

on rising from sleep, weary, etc.

prostration. in bed, headache, etc.

febrile chill, etc., on waking, sweat.

warm sweat..

(Afternoon), 4 to 6 o'clock, anxiety.

throbbing headache. headache in forehead.

pressure in top of head.

ringing in ear. eructations.

accumulation of flatulence.

pain near pit of stomach.

abdomen distended. flatulence, etc.

great quantity of flatus.

tension in abdomen. griping in abdomen.

noon till evening, legs relaxed.

body trembled, etc.

(Evening), Excited, etc.

anxiety. after lying down, anxiety, etc.

after walking, confusion of head.

after sleeping while sitting, dizzy, etc.

dizziness. in bed, headache.

in bed, throbbing headache.

after lying down, eyes ache.

heat etc., of the left ear.

twinges in right ear. fluent coryza.

crawling in the side of nose.

in bed, tearing in left zygoma.

sensation in mouth, etc., scraping in throat.

pain in pit of stomach etc.

after 7 o'clock, pressure in pit of stomach.

griping in abdomen. cutting in bowels.

stitches in anus. soreness in pudenda.

obliged to clear throat, etc.

after lying down, crawling, etc., in larynx.

hoarseness. when walking in open air, hoarseness.

cough. in bed, short cough.

spasmodic cough. on going to sleep, cough.

when lying, difficult breathing.

on going to sleep, palpitation, etc.

drawing pain in back. in bed, twitching of the arms, etc.

in bed heaviness of the limbs.

in bed, drawing sensation in limbs.

pains in fingers. in bed, drawing in thigh.

restlessness in lower leg.

after lying down, cramp in soles.

indolence, etc. weariness.

weakness of body. uneasiness.

in bed, stitches on the side.

red spots on neck. in bed, sticking-itching in region of coccyx.

chilliness. with the irritation to cough, chilliness, etc.

shivering, etc. feverish coldness.

cold hands, etc. in bed, before 1 o'clock, could not get feet warm.

at 6 o'clock, heat. burning heat.

(Night), Headache.

pain in occiput, etc.

unable to open eyes. illusions of hearing.

sneezing. frequent sneezing, etc.

nose-bleed. catarrhal irritation.

nausea. pressure beneath stomach, etc.

diarrhoea. moisture from anus.

paroxysm of cough. heaviness of back, etc.

sticking between shoulder-blades.

arms go to sleep. in bed, burning in thigh.

in bed sensation in left leg.

in bed, cramp in leg. tearing under toenails.

in bed, pain in corn. uneasiness, etc., tearing in various parts.

in bed, burning in skin.

itching on the palms. chilliness, etc.

in bed, heat. offensive sweat..

Anxiety in the evening after lying down, as from oppression of the chest, with heat in the head, heat in the hands, and sweat on the forehead.

she was unable to remain in bed on account of a sensation as if the heart would be pressed downward.

objects about her seem to become constantly narrower and smaller, and when the room was dark horrible visions passed before her sight,.

Paroxysm as follows In looking out of the window he was suddenly attacked by a sickening vertigo.

he fell down in consequence and lay for several minutes, and when he recovered consciousness it seemed as if he had lain in a deep sleep from which he could scarcely arouse himself.

after waking, nausea, which obliged him to lie down for two hours, and which returned on rising.

after this he was extremely lachrymose and despondent (after six days),.

Excessive desire for stool, with crawling in the anus, and pressure in the bladder towards the small of the black, like a haemorrhoidal colic, at intervals.

instead of a stool, violent bearing-down pains in the lower abdomen, in front and back, with burning in the anus, and sensation as in diarrhoea.

after the pain, a scanty passage of faeces, consisting of soft pieces, with great exertion, with relief of the pains,.



Trembling from uneasiness and anxiety; was unable to remain in any place,

The whole body trembled from uneasiness and anxiety every afternoon; it seems as though he had committed a great crime; this terminated by violent weeping, even in the street in the presence of strangers,

Trembling of the body, with prostration,

At night he started up on account of noises, with shivering of the back,

A wound from a stab began to bleed again at various times,

Disinclination for physical exertion,

Debility and Faintness.

Indolence, disinclined to think (after ten hours),

Indolent, weary, and trembling in all the limbs, and sweating easily, in the morning (second day),

Indolence, sleepiness, and indisposition, in the evening,

Weariness, especially in the limbs,

Weariness in the morning, in bed,

Sensation of great weariness in the morning, in bed, especially in the joints, disappearing after rising,

Great weariness and stretching of the limbs in the morning,

Sensation of weariness in the morning, with trembling of the limbs and a feeling about the stomach as after drinking too much wine (after twenty-four hours),

Weariness in the evening,

Weariness after dinner (after four days),

Great weariness after the pains,

After the pains had lasted two days, they were followed by excessive weariness of the affected parts,

The weariness is especially noticed when walking; less when sitting, mostly in the arms when writing,

Weariness after a short slow walk in the open air,

Sudden weariness while walking in the open air, which, however, soon passed away (after three days),

Weary and unrefreshed in the morning on rising from sleep, but after a few hours she became stronger,

Weakness in the forenoon, as from stupefaction,

Weakness after breakfast,

Tremulous weakness after stool,

Sensitive weakness of the body, in the evening, as after great loss of blood,

Attacks of faintlike weakness,

Loss of energy of muscular action (after one hour),

General prostration towards noon, inclination to lean the head against something and to rest; the head feels empty, with sensation of hunger (after twelve hours),

Exhaustion after a stool,

Very frequent momentary attacks of faintness, even to sinking down, also with vertigo, followed by colic and griping in the bowels, as in diarrhoea, though he had an ordinary stool (after twenty-four hours),


Uneasiness the whole day,

Uneasiness in the evening,

Uneasiness at night, with drawing pain in the limbs,

She is unable to rest in any other position than with the limbs drawn up against the abdomen,


Sick and weary, as if he had just risen from a serious illness,

Every member of the body hurts, as also the back, with much headache and great weakness,

Drawing pain in almost all parts of the body, especially below the breast, in the neck and arms,

Rheumatic drawings in the whole body, with coldness of the hands and feet,

Fine slight stitches over the whole body, when she became warm in bed,

Itching stitches on the side on which he was lying, in the evening, in bed,

Tearing in various parts of the body at night, in bed,

Tearing and drawing pain in various parts of the body,

If she spoke in the presence of others all parts throbbed, the usually pale face became puffy and bluish-red,

Tired around hips and sacrum (eighth day),

Continuous tingling in Scarpa's triangle of left leg in place of old abscess (tenth day),

Lame feeling in region of sciatic notch (deep), while standing and walking, more on right side than left; lameness extends across sacrum (sixth day),

Knees stiff and "going to sleep all the time,"

Creeping pains in knees (sixth day),

Legs tired, especially the calves (fourth day),

Aching of tibia about its middle,

Feet grew tender and were swollen,

Numbness of feet,

Pains in the great toe (third day),

At night after falling asleep he awoke several times with a sensation as if blood rushed to the head, with bristling of the hairs, anxiety, accompanied by shivering and a sensation as if some one stroked the body with the hand, and a kind of formication of the skin on every movement in bed.

together with such sensitive and acute hearing that the slightest noise re-echoed in the ear,.

Was awake several times at night on account of pulsation in the head, as if he would be attacked with apoplexy, with anxiety.

soon after waking he came to his senses and felt that it was an illusion, for the beating of the head had disappeared.

as he looked for further development of this symptom while in a state of slumber, the limbs and knees were drawn involuntarily upward and the back was bent, and he felt that if he longer postponed waking he would faint,.

Low, grave, depraved, or cachectic states

Atony, failing reaction or obstinate sequelae

Complaints of old age


Tremulous, WEAK, SICK AND EXHAUSTED; suddenly; with pulselessness



Easily chilled

Cold, yet wants air or to be fanned, or thirsts for cold water

BLUENESS and decomposition Sepsis

Ulceration (aphthous)

HAEMORRHAGE; dark oozing



Thick, acrid discharges (Hyds)

Old catarrhs

General bruised soreness or heavy aching burning; in bones, ulcers, etc

Numbness, of parts lain on

Slow, anxious and irritable Dejected


Dull, compressive, heavy (leaden) headache; worse occiput; worse overheating, lying or pressure of hat

Sneezing from irritation in larynx; worse blowing nose or sneezing

Colds go downward (Phosphorus Pho)


Twitching upper lip

Mumps with metastasis

Loose teeth

Scorbutic gums

Small, painful aphthae

Black tongue

Loathes even the thought of food

BELCHINGS; RANCID; loud, without better; with cough

EXCESSIVE FLATULENCE; obstructed; distending; worse upper abdomen (Pulsatilla Pul---- ); worse lying

All food turns to gas



Burning in rectum

Itching anus

Septic albuminuria

Sore, hot itching, swelled vulva

Hoarse in evening

Spasms of tormenting, hollow or choking cough, with headache and vomiting; worse cold drinks and in bed; expectorates with retching

Pertussis and its effects

Heavy, sore or weak chest; on awaking

Senile asthma

Destructive lung diseases

Continuous, anxious palpitation

Sore ribs

As of a plug in back

Weak fingers

Raw or mottled skin

Ulcers, foul, burning and bleeding


Horrors during sleep

Thready pulse

Alternate chill and heat

ICY COLD; tongue; knees; legs, at night; breath; foot [left]; unilateral, etc

Warm head, cold limbs

Internal, burning heat; at heart; in chest; with icy skin, worse coughing

Icy, but wants air

Vegetable Charcoal. C (impure). Trituration.

The deodorant and disinfectant properties of charcoal in bulk had already been discovered when Hahnemann was at work on his Materia Medica. Provings with the crude and the potentised substances showed that the latter were much more powerful in their effect on the animal organism. These brought out the fact that there is an exact correspondence between the effect of crude charcoal and potentised Carbo veg. Both are antiseptic and deodorant. The signs and symptoms of decay and putrefaction are the leading indications for its medicinal use Decomposition of food in the stomach.

putrid diseases and ulcerations.

symptoms of imperfect oxygenisation of the blood. Carbo veg. antidotes the effects of putrid meats or fish, rancid fats, salt or salt meats, and also the pathogenetic action of Cinchona, Lachesis Lachesis, and Merc Viv Mercurius. It is suited to conditions where there is lack of reaction (like Opium).

to low states of the vital powers, where the venous system is engorged.

debility of greater intensity than Carbo Animalis Carbo an.

to children after exhausting diseases.

to old people. Leading symptoms are Numbness of limbs. Burning pains (as also Carb. an.).

both the products of a burning process).

Great debility as soon as he makes the least effort.

Guernsey considers Carb. v. especially suited to cachectic individuals whose vital powers have become weakened.

In cases where disease seems to have been engrafted on the system by reason of the depressing influence of some prior derangement. "Thus, for instance, the patient tells us that asthma has troubled him ever since he had whooping-cough in childhood.

he has dyspepsia ever since a drunken debauch which occurred some years ago.

he has never been well since the time he strained himself so badly.

the strain itself does not now seem to be the matter, but his present ailments have all appeared since it happened.

he sustained an injury some years ago, no traces of which are now apparent, and yet he dates his present complaints from the time of the occurrence of that accident.

or, again, he was injured by exposure to damp, hot air, and his present ailments result from it." Another form of debility is that following childbirth, causing falling out of hair.

Among other effects of Carbo v. are Aversion to darkness.

Fear of ghosts. Excessive accumulation of gas in stomach and intestines. "Stomach feels full and tense from flatulence." "Great pain in stomach on account of flatulence, agg. especially on lying down." Great desire for air; must be fanned; wants to be fanned hard. agg.

From warmth on the other hand it has cough agg. entering cold air from a warm room. agg.

From brandy. Coldness is characteristic cold breath (as in cholera); cold knees; cold, but wants to be fanned.

The mental state of Carb. v. is one of torpor and indolence, which distinguishes it from Arsenicum Album Ars. in many cases; slow thinking; agg. in morning on waking.

Indifference. There is also peevishness; easily angered.

Vertigo from stomach, with fainting, especially at meals.

Lividity is a common indication; mottled skin round ulcers; indolent gangrene; varicose veins of arms, legs, vulva.

Hippocratic countenance; cold breath.

Collapse; with cold knees.

Dull headache in occiput with confusion of mind; proceeding from occiput to forehead dull, heavy aching over eyes; in warm room; buzzing in ears very sensitive to pressure of hat.

The congestive symptoms of Carb. v. are those of poisoning by carbonic acid; pulse thready; face pale, covered with cold sweat; desire to be fanned; anxiety without restlessness; dyspnoea.

Haemorrhages are frequent; epistaxis; haemorrhage from throat in dysentery; from bowels; menorrhagia and metrorrhagia, with burning pains across sacrum and spine; haemorrhage from the lungs; dyspnoea from chronic aortitis.

In intermittents of long standing where quinine has been abused; thirst only during chill; feet ice-cold up to knees; heat in burning flushes; sweat sour or offensive; weak, mind befogged.

A. H. Birdsall has recorded a typical case of Carb. v. intermittent.

A man, 36, had had fever eight months, partially suppressed by Arsenicum Album Arsenic and Quinine.

Type, tertian. Headache for one or two hours before chill.

Chill always from 9 to 10 a.m., beginning in feet and hands, spreading over body; nails very blue.

Thirst with chill. Cold stage lasts two to three hours, followed immediately by hot stage; much heat in head and face, which is flushed red; thirstlessness.

Sweating stage short; sweat sour.

Apyrexia sweats easily, especially from least warmth; awakens in morning always with slight sour-smelling sweat.

Weak; dispirited; flatulent.

A single dose of Carb. v. cured.

There were only three more attacks, each of diminished intensity.

There is catarrh from warm, moist atmosphere.

The cough of Carb. v. is agg. on entering cold air from a warm room.

Hoarseness from damp air agg. morning or evening.

Cough caused by a sensation as if Sulphur sulphur fumes were in larynx.

There is leucorrhoea, greenish yellow, agg. in morning.

The leucorrhoea excoriates.

Many symptoms occur during menses headache; itching, burning soreness and smarting at vulva and anus; haemorrhoids.

A carbon ointment, made by carbonising a wine cork by plunging it into a clear fire and then, in its still glowing state, into vaseline and mixing thoroughly, is regarded as a sovereign remedy in anal irritation and haemorroidal troubles.

The menstrual discharge is corrosive and has a strong pungent odour.

Premature and profuse.

Preceded and followed by Leucorrhoea.

Perinaeum moist, raw, oozing.

Carbo v. has weak digestion with enormous production of flatulence, amel. by eructations.

Flatulence accompanies many other complaints, as asthma and heart affections.

Heaviness, full feeling and burning.

Aversion to fat, to meat; to milk, which causes flatulence.

Desire for coffee (which does not relieve); for acids; for sweet and salt things.

Effects of alcohol; of fish, especially if tainted; ice-water; vegetables; salt or salt meats.

Disorder from high living, and especially butter-eating.

Burning itching on skin; frozen limbs; chilblains; excoriations between toes.

Tinea capitis or scald-head.

Scalp very sensitive, feels as if bruised.

Whooping-cough with pain at base of brain.

Excessive gagging cough in the morning, compelling him to vomit everything in his stomach immediately after breakfast. Drosera Rotundifolia Dros. is complementary to Carbo v. in this.

Enuresis, which is agg. in morning after the first sleep.


The charcoal of any kind of wood, thoroughly heated to redness, seems to manifested itself uniformly in its effects on the human health, when it has been prepared and potentized in the manner which Homoeopathy uses. I employ the charcoal of birch wood; in some of the provings by others the charcoal of the red beech was used.

Formerly charcoal was considered by physicians as non-medicinal and powerless. Empiricism only added it in its most highly composite powders, for epilepsy, the charcoal of the Tilia Europoea linden tree, without being able to adduce any proof of the efficacy of this particular substance. Only in recent times, since LOWITZ, in St. Petersburg, discovered the chemical properties of wood charcoal, especially its power of removing from putrid and mouldy substances their bad odor, and of preserving fluids from fetid smell, physicians began to use it externally (iatro-chemically). They advised rinsing the mouth of fetid odor with powdered charcoal, and covered old putrid ulcers with the same powder, and the fetor was in both instances almost instantaneously alleviated. Also when administered internally in the dose of several drachms it removed the fetor of the stools in autumnal dysentery.

But this medicinal use was, as before mentioned, only a chemical use, but not a dynamic employment penetrating into the internal sphere of life. The mouth rinsed out with it only remained odorless for a few hours.

the ill smell returned every day. The old ulcer was not improved by its application, and the fetor, chemically removed from it for the moment, was always renewed.

it was no cure. The charcoal powder taken in autumnal dysentery. But this medicinal use was, as before mentioned, only a chemical use but not a dynamic employment penetrating into the internal sphere of life. The mouth rinsed out with it only remained odorless for a few hours.

the ill smell returned every day. The old ulcer was not improved by its application, and the fetor, chemically removed from it for the moment, was always renewed.

it was no cure. The charcoal powder taken in autumnal dysentery only chemically removed the fetor of the stools for a short time, but the disease remained and the nauseous smell of the stools quickly returned.

In such a coarse, pulverized state, charcoal can exercise no other than a chemical action. A considerable quantity of wood charcoal in its ordinary crude form may be swallowed without producing the slightest alteration in the health.

It is only by prolonged trituration of the charcoal (as of many other dead and apparently powerless medicinal substances) with a non-medicinal substance, such as sugar of milk, and by dissolving this preparation and potentizing (shaking) these solutions, that the dynamic medicinal power concealed within, and which in the crude state is combined, and so to say slumbering and sleeping (latent), can be awakened and brought to life.

but then its material external must vanish.

The various degrees of potency are employed according to the varying intention in healing, down from the decillion-potency to the million-powder attenuation, using one, two or three fine pellets moistened therewith as a dose.

Arsenicum Album Arsenic, Camphora camphor and raw coffee have been found antidotes of charcoal, but the spirits of nitre seem to be more efficient.

In healing the diseases to which Carbo Vegetabilis is homoeopathically appropriate, the following symptoms were chiefly relieved or removed

Anguish, irritability.

fearfulness. at night.

peevishness. headache from overheating.

heaviness of the head.

rush of blood to the head.

headache from nausea. tendency of the head to colds.

eyeache from strained vision.

burning in the eyes. heat and.

burning and pressure in the canthi.

closing of the eyes by suppuration, at night.

roaring in the ears. suppuration of the inner ear and discharge from it.

itching of the nose. continued epistaxis.

herpes in the face. chapping of the lips.

bleeding of the gums. toothache from taking cold or warm things in the mouth.

contractive toothache.

gnawing toothache. clucking toothache.

chronic looseness of the teeth.

dryness, or gathering of saliva in the mouth.

. scraping in the throat.

hawking up of much phlegm from the throat.

bitter taste in the mouth.

salty taste in the mouth.

long-continued loathing of meat.

lack of appetite. or thirst.

empty eructation. bitter eructation.

eructation tasting of the fat eaten.

regurgitation of the ingesta.

perspiration while eating.

acidity in the mouth after a meal.

chaotic sensation and pressure in the stomach after a meal.

nausea in the morning.

constant nausea. waterbrash.

at night. lancinative pain in the liver.

stitches in the spleen.

pain as from a bruise in the hypochondria.

tension of the abdomen.

inflation of the abdomen.

pain above the navel, when touched.

colic from driving out.

excessive discharge of flatus.

thin, pale stool. scant stools.

constipation. of the anus.

pain in the varices of the anus.

blood from the anus at every stool.

diminished secretion of urine.

frequent anxious tenesmus of the bladder, by day and night.

wetting the bed. urine too dark.

excoriative pain in urinating.

pressure in the testes.

. unnatural abundance of voluptuous thoughts.

too rapid emission of semen in coitus.

soreness and itching on the pudenda.

itching and burning of the genitals.

swelling of the pudenda.

. scanty menses. paleness of the blood in the catamenia.

vomiting during the menses.

flux from the vagina. leucorrhoea before the menses.

. discharge of water from the nose.

severe cold. constant hoarseness.

morning hoarseness. catarrh and sore throat with the measles.

. short breath during walking.

dropsy of the chest. stitches in the chest.

chaps and pains as from soreness in the chest.

brownish spots on the chest.

drawing pain in the back.

itching pimples on the back.

. pain in the elbow on grasping it.

heat in the hands. restlessness in the legs.

the knees go to sleep.

herpes on the knee. cramp in the calves, at night.

continued insensibility of the feet.

. redness and swelling of the toes, with lancinating pains as after freezing them.

pain in the limbs as from spraining and straining.

pain in the left hypogastrium from a strain in lifting.

the limbs go to sleep.

. throbbing here and there in the body.

tremulousness. jerking of single limbs, by day.

after-effects from yesterday's wine-spree.

chronic ailments from the abuse of cinchona bark.

tendency to take cold.

neetle-rash. herpes. ulcers (on the legs) fetid and bleeding readily.

. sleep in the forenoon.

insomnia on account of restlessness of the body.

phantasies at night and starting from anxious dreams.

. coldness and chill of the body.

night-sweat. morning-sweat.

Any excessive action can be quickly removed by , and still more surely by smelling of .

The symptoms marked were observed by , a physician of St. Petersburg; those marked by the Royal Counselor, M. D., and those with by the late , of Leipzig.

Vegetable charcoal appeared with the animal variety in the and the first edition of the . Carbo Vegetabilis's pathogenesis obtained with the 3d trituration shows 720 symptoms in the former, 930 in the latter work. The fresh symptoms both here and there were , obtained in his later manner.

as the three physicians mentioned all made their contributions to the original list. .


Violent urging to stool, with formication in the anus, and pressure on the bladder, toward the sacrum, like a haemorrhoidal colic, recurring in fits.

instead of as tool, there follow violent labor-like pains in the hypogastrium, toward the front and the back, with burning in the anus, and a sensation as if diarrhoea were coming on.

after these labor-like pains, with much effort, some faeces discharged, consisting of soft pieces, followed by a cessation of the pains.;.

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The original has , "leaving a sediment;" probably a misprint for "salty."

An attack. in looking out of the window, he is suddenly seized with nausea and vertigo.

he falls down unconscious and lies thus for several minutes, and when he regained his senses he felt as if he had lain in a deep sleep from which he can hardly rouse himself.

after waking up, inclination to vomit, which obliged him to lie down for two hours, and was renewed when he rose up.

then the became very lachrymose and desperate (aft. 6 d.).

In the evening after lying down, anguish, as from oppression of the chest, with heat in the head, heat in the hands and sweat on her forehead.

she could not remain abed, for feeling as if her heart would be crushed.

the objects around seemed to her to become ever closer and smaller, and when it was dark in the room extremely frightful forms appeared before her vision.

At night he wakes up several times on account of pulsation of the head, as if about to have a stroke of apoplexy.

immediately after awaking he was composed, and felt that it was an illusion, for observe in slumber what should happen, his legs and knees were drawn up involuntarily and his back bent.

and he felt that if he had not aroused he would have fainted.

At night, after going to sleep, he wakes up in several attacks.

with a sensation of a rush of blood to the head, with hair on end.

anxiety, accompanied with a shiver, and a feeling as if some one stroked with the hand over his body, and as if ants were running over his skin at every movement in bed.

at the same time the hearing was so sensitive and acute that the slightest sound reechoed in the ear.

Charcoal. Hahnemann.

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Cough spasmodic, hollow.

in short, hard spells.

caused by a feeling as of vapor of Sulphur sulphur.

worse evening or before midnight.

at times dry, painful.

at others with purulent, slimy, offensive sputa.

with copious sputa night and morning.

and vomiting after other symptoms and whooping-cough are gone.

with painful stitches through the head.

worse going from warm too cold places.

motion. walking in open air after lying down.

evening in bed. eating or drinking, especially cold food or drink.


We will take up the study of Vegetable Charcoal - Carbo veg

It is a comparatively inert substance made medicinal and powerful, and converted into a great healing agent, by grinding it fine enough. By dividing it sufficiently, it becomes similar to the nature of sickness and cures folks.

The Old School use it in tablespoonful doses to correct acidity of the stomach. But it is a great monument to Hahnemann It is quite inert in crude form and the true healing powers are not brought out until it is sufficiently potentized. It is one of those deep acting, long-acting antipsoric medicines. It enters deeply into the life, in its proving it develops symptoms that last a long time, and it cures conditions that are of long standing-those that come on slowly and insidiously.

It affects the vascular system especially; more particularly the venous side of the economy, the heart, and the whole venous System.

Sluggishness is a good word to think of when examining the pathogenesis of Carbo veg

Sluggishness, laziness, turgescence, these are words that will come into your mind frequently, because these, states occur so frequently in the symptomatology. Everything about the economy is sluggish, turgid, distended and swollen.

The hands are puffed. the veins are puffed.

the body feels full and turgid.

the head feels full, as if full of blood. The limbs feel dull, so that the patient wants to elevate the feet to let the blood run out. The veins are lazy, relaxed and paralyzed. Vaso-motor paralysis. The veins of the body are enlarged.

the extremities have varicose veins.

The limbs are clumsy. they feel enlarged. The skin is dusky. The capillary circulation is engorged. The face is purple. Any little stimulating food or drink will bring a flush to that dusky face. When you see people gather round a table where wine is served you can pick out the Carbo veg patients, because their faces will be flushed.

in a little while it passes off and they get purple again dusky - almost a dirty duskiness. The skin is lazy.


Running through the remedy there is burning Burning in the veins, burning in the capillaries, burning in the head, itching and burning of the skin. Burning in inflamed parts. Internal burning and external coldness.

Coldness, with feeble circulation, with feeble heart. Icy coldness. Hands and feet cold and dry, or cold and moist.

Knees cold; nose cold; ears cold; tongue cold. Coldness in the stomach with burning. Fainting. Covered all over with a cold sweat, as in collapse.

Collapse with cold breath, cold tongue, cold face

Looks like a cadaver. In all these conditions of coldness the patient wants to be fanned

Bleeding runs all through the remedy. Oozing of blood from in flamed surfaces. Black bleeding from ulcers. Bleeding from the lungs; from the uterus; from the bladder. Vomiting of blood.

Passive haemorrhage. On account of the feeble circulation a capillary oozing will start up and continue. The remedy hardly ever has what may be called an active gushing flow, such as belongs to Belladonna Belladonna, Ipecacuanha Ipecac, Aconite Aconite, Secale Cornutum Secale, and such remedies, where the flow comes with violence.

but it is a passive capillary oozing.

The women suffer from this kind of bleeding; a little blood oozing all the time, so that the menstrual period is prolonged. Oozing of blood after confinement, that ought to be stopped immediately by contractions.

There are no contractions of the blood vessels.

they are relaxed. Black venous oozing. After a surgical operation there is no contraction and retraction of the blood vessels. An injury to the skin bleeds easily. The arteries have all been tied and closed, but the little veins do not seem to have any contractility in their walls. An inflamed part may bleed. Feeble heart.

relaxed veins.

Ulcers Again, ulceration. If you have a case, such as I have described, with relaxation of the blood vessels and feebleness of the tissues, you need not be surprised if there is no repair, no tissue making.

So, when a part is injured, it will slough. If an ulcer is once established, it will not heal. The tissues are indolent. Hence we have indolent ulcers; body, ichorous, acrid, thin discharges from ulcers.

The skin ulcerates; the mucous membranes ulcerate. Ulcers in the mouth and in the throat. Ulceration everywhere because of that relaxed and feeble condition. Poor tissue making, or none at all,

"The blood stagnates in the capillaries," is the way it reads in the text.

You can see how easy it would be for these feeble parts to develop gangrene. Any little inflammation or congestion becomes black or purple and sloughs easily that is all that is necessary to make gangrene.

It is a wonderful remedy in septic conditions-blood poisoning, especially after surgical operations and after shock. It is a useful remedy in septic conditions; in scarlet fever; in any disease which takes on a sluggish form, with purplish and mottled appearance of the skin.

And thus the whole patient is prostrated by his sleep. So anxious that he does not want to go to sleep. Anxiety in the dark. Anxiety with dyspnoea as if he would suffocate. Anxiety so great that be can not lie down.

In Carbo veg indifference is a very prominent symptom. Inability to perceive or to feel the impressions that circumstances ought to arouse.

His affections are practically blotted out, so that nothing that is told him seems to arouse or disturb him.

"Heard everything without feeling pleasantly or unpleasantly, and without thinking about it."

Horrible things do not seem to affect him much; pleasant things do not affect him. He does not quite know whether he loves his wife and children or not.

Carbo Vegetabilis is a part of the sluggishness, the inability to think or meditate, all of which is due to the turgescence. Sluggishness of the veins. Head feels full; distended.

His mind is in confusion and he cannot think. He cannot bring himself to realize whether a thing be so or not, or whether he loves his family or not, or whether he hates his enemies or not. Benumbed stupid.

There is another state anxiety and nightly fear of ghosts anxiety as if possessed; anxiety on closing the eyes; anxiety lying down in the evening; anxiety again on waking. He is easily frightened. Starting and twitching on going too sleep.

Dull headache in the occiput. Violent pressive pain in the lower portion of the occiput. Head feels heavy. When the pain is in the occiput the head feels drawn back to the pillow, or as if it could not be lifted from the pillow.

Like Opium; he cannot lift the head from the pillow. Painful throbbing in the head during inspiration. The Carbo veg patient takes short breaths, quietly, keeping just as still as possible, until finally he is compelled to take a deep breath, and it comes out with a sharp moan.

Congestion to the head with spasmodic constriction, nausea, and pressure over the eyes. A feeling as of an oncoming coryza from an overheated room. Many of these headaches come on from taking cold, from coryza, from slacking up of an old catarrh.

The Carbo veg patient suffers from chronic catarrh. He is at his best when he has a free discharge from the nose, but if he takes cold and the discharge stops congestion to the head comes. He cannot stand suppression of discharges.

These states are like Kali Bich Kali bichromicum, Kali Iodatum Kali iodatum and Sepia Sepia Many of these headaches are due to stopped catarrhal conditions.

The hair falls out by the handful. Eruptions come out upon the head. School girls and boys, too, who are sluggish, slow to learn, and suffer from night terrors; they will not sleep alone, or go into a dark room without someone with them.

They have headaches, worse from pressure of the hat. A long time after taking off the hat they still feel the pressure. Sweat, cold sweat; particularly sweat of the head and of the forehead.

The Carbo veg patient breaks out into a copious sweat, appearing first on the forehead, and the sweat is cold. The forehead feels cold to the hand, and any wind blowing upon it will produce pain; he wants it covered up. Head sensitive to cold.

If he becomes overheated and like head perspires, and then a draft strikes that sweating head, his catarrh will stop at once and headaches will come on. His knees and hands and feet get cold, and he sweats without relief.

He wants to sit or lie around, for every exertion gives him a headache. Whenever this state is present the eyes show it. You know he is sick because the bright, sparkling look has gone out of his eyes. If he could only get somewhere by himself and lie down-provided it was not dark, he would be comfortable.

He wants to be let alone; he is tired; his day's work wears him out. He comes home with a purple face, lustreless eyes, sunken countenance, tired head and mind. Any mental exertion causes fatigue. Weight in the head, distress and fullness in the head, with cold extremities.

The blood mounts upward. Hemorrhages from the eyes; burning, itching and pressing in the eyes. The eyes become weak from overwork or from fine work.

A sluggish condition of the venous system. The veins seem to be most affected in all old complaints, especially whenever a patient says of himself, or a mother says of her child, that he has never been quite well since an attack of malarial fever.

Old ear discharges, or old headaches, when all the symptoms have been suppressed. It is then Carbo veg often becomes one of the routine remedies to bring symptoms into order and to establish a more wholesome discharge from that ear. it brings about reaction, establishes a better circulation and partially cures the case, after which a better remedy may be selected.

Inflammation of the parotid glands, or mumps. When mumps change their abode, from being chilled, and go in the girl to the mammary glands, and in the boy to the testes, Carbo veg. is one of the medicines to restore order; very often it will bring the trouble back to its original place, and conduct it on through in safety.

Pains in the ear. Passive, badly-smelling discharges from the ear. Loss of hearing. Ulceration of the internal ear. Something heavy seems to lie before the ears; they seem stopped; the hearing is diminished, especially in those cases that date back to some old trouble.

Pretty soon he begins to get heated up, but he thinks he will go in a minute and he does not take off his coat. A procedure like that is sure to bring on a coryza. It will commence in the nose, with watery discharge, and he will sneeze, day and night.

He suffers from the heat and is chilled by the cold; every draft chills him; and a warm room makes him sweat, and thus he suffers from both. He can find no comfortable place, and he goes on sneezing and blowing his nose.

Perhaps he has bleeding from the nose. At night he is purplish. The coryza extends into the throat and brings on rawness and dryness in the mouth and throat. A copious watery discharge, filling the posterior nares and the throat.

Carbo Vegetabilis condition extends into the chest. Secretion of much thin mucus, finally becoming thick yellowish-green, and bad-tasting. Such is the coryza. Now, with it there comes a stomach disturbance that is commonly associated with Carbo veg complaints.

Great distension of the abdomen with gas. With this coryza he has belching, and sour, disordered stomach. Every time he disorders his stomach he is likely to get a coryza. Every time he goes into an overheated room he is likely to get a coryza, with sneezing, chest complaints, and catarrh.

Carbo Vegetabilis catarrhal state in the nose is only a fair example of what may occur anywhere where there is a mucous membrane. Catarrhal conditions with a flow of watery mucus and bleeding. Carbo veg has catarrhs of the throat, nose, eyes, chest, and vagina.

Old catarrhal conditions of the bladder; catarrh of the bowels and stomach. It is pre-eminently a catarrhal remedy.

The woman feels best when she has more or less of a leucorrhea, it seems a sort of protection. These discharges that we meet every day are dried up and controlled by local treatments, by washes, and by local applications of every kind, and the patient put into the hands of the undertaker, or made a miserable wreck.

If these catarrhal patients are not healed from within out, the discharges had better be allowed to go on. While these discharges exist the patient is comfortable. It is quite common for the Carbo veg patient to be feverish with the coryza, but with many other complaints he is cold.

cold limbs. cold face.

cold body. cold skin. cold sweat.

It is not so common for the earlier stages of the coryza, and the catarrhal conditions to have these cold symptoms. He is feverish in the evening and at night. But after he passes into the second stake, when the, mucus is more copious, then come the cold knees, cold nose, cold feet, and cold sweat.

The patient shows his general state in his expression, especially in the eyes. He tells you how sick he is; he tells you the threatening points.

As the tongue is protruded for examination it is pale and cold, and the breath is cold, yet he wants to be fanned. This is true whether it be cholera, diarrhea, exhaustive sweats, or complaints after fevers.

Sometimes, after a coryza has run its course and ended in the chest, there is great dyspnea, copious expectoration, exhaustive sweat, great coldness and the patient must be fanned.

The study of the face is a delightful and profitable one. The study of the faces of remedies is very profitable. It is profitable to study the faces of healthy people that you may be able to judge their intentions from their facial expressions. A man shows his business of life in his face.

he shows his method of thinking, his hatreds, his longings, and his loves.

How easy it is to pick out a man who has never loved to do anything but to eat the Epicurean face. How easy it is to pick out a man who has never loved anything but money the miserly face. You can see the love in many of the professional faces; you can single out the student's face.

These are only manifestations of the love of the life which they live. Some manifest hatred; hatred of the life in which they have been forced to live; hatred of mankind; hatred of life. In those who have been disappointed in everything they have undertaken to do we see hatred stamped upon the face.

We see these things in remedies just as we see them in people. The study of the face is a most delightful one. A busy, thoughtful and observing physician has a head full of things that he can never tell things he knows about the face.

So the face expresses the remedy. In Carbo veg the face flushes to the roots of the hair after a little wine. This is a strong characteristic. All over the body the skin will become flushed. Sometimes a flush appears in islands, which grow together and become one solid flush, creeping up into the hair.

So great is the action of Carbo Vegetabilis upon the capillary circulation that sometimes a tablespoonful of wine is sufficient to cause this flushing of the skin.

Gums The old books talk about "scorbutic gums;" now we call it Rigg's disease a separation of the gums from the teeth. Bleeding of the gums; sensitiveness of the gums. Separation of the gums from the teeth.

The teeth get loose.

We hear about "the teeth rattling in his mouth."

The Carbons produce just such a state, a settling away and absorbing of the gums. They get spongy and bleed easily, and hence looseness of the teeth with bleeding of the gums, which are very sensitive.

that is, they throw out a blackish, bloody, offensive, putrid exudate. If disturbed or touched they bleed.

and the tongue piles up that blackish exudate - that oozing of black blood from the veins.

in cholera, and in yellow fever at the time of collapse, where there is coldness, cold sweat, great prostration, dyspnoea - wants to be fanned. Great prostration with cold tongue,.

Tough mucus in the throat.

bloody mucus in the throat. These little ulcers run together, spread and become one solid mass. A large surface will become ulcerated, denuded of its mucous membrane, and then it will bleed. Little black spots come upon it. Food cannot be swallowed because the throat is so sore. Generally the throat feels puffed.

The Cargo veg. patient has a longing for coffee, acids, sweet and salt things. Aversion to the most digestible things and the best of food. For instance, aversion to meat, and to milk which causes flatulence. Now, if I were going to manufacture a Carbo veg constitution I would commence with his stomach.

If I wanted to produce these varicose veins and the weak venous side of the heart; this fullness and congestion, and flatulence, this disordered stomach and bowels, and head and mind troubles; sluggishness of the economy.

I would begin and stuff him. I would feed him with fats, with sweets, puddings, pies and sauce, and all such indigestible trash, and give him plenty of wine - then I would have the Carbo veg patient.

Do we ever have any such people to treat? just as soon as they tell their story, you will know, enough about their lives to know that they are mince pie fiends; they have lived on it for years, and now they come saying,

"Oh, doctor, my stomach; just my stomach; if you will simply fix up my stomach."

But what are you going to do with him? He has made himself into a Carbo veg patient for you, and it may be quite a while before you can bring him down to a sensible diet.

Now he must begin at the foot of the ladder. I only brought this up to show how a Carbo veg, patient is produced and what kind of a stomach he has, and what he has been living on. He has burning in the stomach, distension of the stomach, constant eructations, flatulence, passing offensive flatus.

In reality he is in a foetid condition, a putrid condition. His sweat is offensive. He has heartburn eructations, the stomach regurgitates the food that he takes.

Carbo veg has much vomiting at the end of the chill. Vomiting and diarrhoea. Vomiting and blood; with the vomiting of blood the body is icy cold; breath cold, The pulse is thready and intermittent. Fainting; hippocratic face; oozing of thick black blood.

Vomiting of sour, bloody, bilious masses.

All these symptoms are ameliorated by belching or passing flatus. Amelioration from belching seems quite a natural event.

but when we study China China, you will see that the patient appears to be aggravated from belching. The idea is that the patient gets relief from belching from eructation, but under Lycopodium Lycopodium and China China it seems that no relief comes. They belch copiously and yet seem just as full of mind as ever, and sometimes even seem to be worse.

The Carbo veg. patient experiences a decided relief from eructation. This is a particular symptom, but it becomes almost general, and sometimes quite general. Headaches are relieved by belching; rheumatic pains are relieved by belching; sufferings and distensions of various kinds are relieved by eructations.

Carbo Vegetabilis abdominal fullness aggravates all the complaints of the body. The fullness, which is described as if in the veins, is sometimes in the tissues, under the skin, so that it will crepitate. This is a feature of Carbo veg, and, in rheumatic conditions, part of the swelling is sometimes of this character.

Food remains a long time in the stomach, becomes sour and putrid. It passes into the bowels and ferments further, finally passing off in the form of putrid flatus.

There is colic, burning pains, distension, fullness, constricting and cramping pains from this distension.

The patient complains of feeling as if the stomach were raw. This is described as a smarting, sometimes from taking food.

sometimes from taking cold water. Carbo veg, has cured ulceration of the stomach. It is a deep-acting medicine, and is capable of curing all disordered conditions of the stomach.

such as disorders from eating indigestible things, mince pie, too hearty food.

Liver In Carbo veg. the liver, like all the other organs, takes on a state of torpidity and sluggishness. It becomes enlarged. The portal system is engorged, and hence hemorrhoids develop.

Pain and distension in the region of the liver; sensitiveness and burning in the liver, accompanied by a bloated condition of the stomach and bowels. A feeling of tension in the region of the liver; the part feels drawn, as if too tight.

There are pressing pains in the liver, and it is sensitive to touch.

Extremely putrid flatus escapes making the patient very offensive. A striking abdominal symptom of Carbo veg is that the flatus collects here and there in the intestine as if it were in a lump incarcerated flatus.

a constriction of the intestine will hold it in one place so that it feels like a lump or tumor, that finally disappears.

Colic here and there in the abdomen from flatus. There is burning in the abdomen. No matter what the trouble is, in Carbo veg there is always burning. The part burns; it feels full; it becomes engorged and turgid with blood.

Diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, when there is a bloody, watery stool. Cholera infantum; stool mixed with mucus; watery mucus mixed with blood.

The child sinks from exhaustion, with coldness, pallor and cold sweat. The nose, face and lips are pinched and hippocratic. With all diarrheic troubles the prostration will indicate Carbo veg as much as, if not more than, the stool.

In the diarrhea of Carbo veg all the stools, no matter what kind, are putrid, with putrid flatulence. The more thin, dark bloody mucus there is, the better is the remedy indicated. Itching, burning and raw ness of the anus and round about, are strong features of Carbo veg

Soreness in all diarrheic conditions - soreness to pressure over the abdomen. Round about the anus, in children, there is excoriation. The parts are red, raw and bleeding, and they itch.

Itching of the anus in adults. Ulceration of the bowels. This tendency to ulceration of mucous membranes is in keeping with the character of the remedy. Whenever there are mucous membranes there may be ulceration. Aphthous appearance. Ulceration of Peyer's glands. The patient lies in bed and oozes involuntarily a thin bloody fluid, like bloody serum.

Bladder Old chronic catarrhal conditions of the bladder, when the urine contains mucus, especially in old people, with cold face, cold extremities and cold sweat.

There is suppression of urine. In both the male and the female organs there is a weakness and relaxation. The male organs hang down. Relaxation of the genitalia; cold and sweating genitals. The fluids escape involuntarily.

Women In the woman the relaxation is manifested by a dragging down sensation; dragging down of the uterus, as if the internal parts would escape. The uterus drags down so that she cannot stand on her feet. All the internal organs feel heavy and hang down.

Another strong feature of Carbo veg is dark, oozing haemorrhage from the uterus. It is not so often a copious gushing hemorrhage, the remedy has that also - but it is an oozing. The menstrual flow will ooze from one period almost to another.

The blood is putrid and dark, even black, with small clots, and considerable serum escapes with it. it says in the text

"Metrorrhagia from uterine agony."

Atony is a good name for the condition; lack of tone; relaxation; weakness of the tissue. Atony is everywhere present in the Carbo veg constitution. The muscles are tired, the limbs are tired, the whole being is tired and relaxed.

Carbo Vegetabilis is in contradistinction to the gushing found in Belladonna Belladonna, Ipecacuanha Ipecac, Secale Cornutum Secale and Hamamelis Virginica Hamamelis, where the blood escapes in great gushes, followed quite naturally by a contraction of the uterus, for there is more or less tonicity in connection with it.

In Carbo veg, either in connection with confinement or menstruation, or in an incidental haemorrhage, the uterus does not contract. Subinvolution from mere atony; no contraction; no tonicity; weakness and relaxation.

After menstruation, confinement and the various complaints that woman is subject to, there is a period of weakness that Carbo veg. often fits.

When there is a retained placenta, with scanty hemorrhage - just an oozing, with no tendency to a gush of blood - the physician remembers that throughout the whole pregnancy and confinement there has been sluggishness and slowness of pains, and he says

"Why did I not think of Carbo veg. Before?"

The woman has needed Carbo veg for a month. He administers a dose, and before he has time to think about it, the uterus will expel that placenta and fix up matters so nicely that he will not need the mechanical interference that might otherwise have been necessary.

Now-a-days we hear so much about this meddlesome midwifery, this curetting, and doing this and that and the other thing, that it makes a homeopathic physician disgusted, just as if those parts were not made by Nature, and could not take care of themselves; as if they must be swabbed out and syringed out.

These injections of bichlorides, etc., to keep the germs out of a woman are all nonsense. If a state of order is maintained there will be no germs.

A homoeopathic physician can manage hundreds of these cases, and have no trouble. If he sees clearly beforehand what remedy the woman needs there will be no bad cases; they will all take care of themselves.

Irregular contractions that bring on abnormal conditions are all avoided if the woman is turned into order before she goes into confinement. Carbo veg. is one of the medicines that prepares a woman well for confinement, that is, the symptoms calling for Carbo veg are often present in such conditions. She is often run down, relaxed and tired. Pregnancy brings about a great many unusual conditions.

There is the nausea in pregnancy; the flatulence; the offensiveness; the weakness; the enlarged veins. They will tell you that the enlargement of the veins of the lower limbs is from pressure, but it is generally not from pressure, but from weakness of the veins themselves.

Suppression of milk; prostration or great debility from nursing. It is not natural for a woman in a healthy state to become prostrated when nursing her child. She becomes so because she is sick. She was in a state of debility before she began nursing, and the weakness should be corrected by an appropriate remedy.

Then she can make milk and feed her child without feeling the loss of it. Such is the state of order. Carbo veg is a friend to the woman, and a friend to her offsprings. You will be astonished, after ten years of real homoeopathic practice, that you have so few deformed babies.

that they have all grown up and prospered.

that their little defects and deformities have been outgrown, and that they are more beautiful than most children, because they have been kept orderly.

The doctor watches and studies him, and feeds him a little medicine now and then, that the mother suspects is sugar, to keep on the good side of the baby. She need not know that it is medicine, or that anything is the matter with the baby.

So he watches the development of that little one, and grows him out of all his unhealthy tendencies. The children that grow up under the care of the homoeopathic physician will never have consumption, or Bright's disease.

they are all turned into order, and they will die of old age, or be worn out properly by business cares.

they will not rust out.

It is the duty of the physician to watch the little ones. To save them from their inheritances and their downward tendencies is the greatest work of his life. That is worth living for. When we see these tendencies cropping out in the little ones we should never intimate - that they are due to the father or mother.

It is only offensive and does no good. The physician's knowledge as to what he is doing is his own, and the greatest comfort be can get out of it is his own. He need never expect that anyone will appreciate what he has done, or what be has avoided.

The physician who desires praise and sympathy for what he has done generally has no conscience. The noble, upright, truthful physician works in the night he works in the dark, he works quietly; he is not seeking for praise.

He does this when called to the house, and when members of the family bring little ones to the office. In this manner children can be studied and their symptoms observed and enquired into.

Whenever the mother brings the child. expecting medicine, she may know that he is receiving medicine, but when she docs not ask for medicine let her suspect that Johnnie is getting sugar so the doctor can get on the good side of him. That is sufficient.

Voice and larynx In Carbo veg the voice manifests a great many symptoms. I described a part of them when going over the coryza. I explained how it began in the nose, and traveled to the throat, the larynx, and the chest.

Now many of the complaints of the larynx begin with a cold, in the nose, which finally locates permanently in the larynx and in that way we bring out the Carbo veg cases.

It is only now and then that the Carbo veg cold settles in the larynx first.

it usually travels through the nose. Most remedies have a favorite place for beginning a cold. For instance, the majority of Phosphorus Phosphorus colds begin in the chest or larynx. Not so with Carbo veg.

its cold generally begins in the nose, with a coryza, and the larynx is simply one of the stopping places.

If the Carbo veg cold goes down into the chest it may have its ending in the bronchial tubes or the lungs. There is a favorite place for it to settle, and it seems as if it were going to remain there. Weakness in the larynx from talking. Tired larynx of speakers and singers, and feeble, relaxed persons.

The hoarseness comes on in the evening The larynx may be fairly well in the morning, but as soon as it becomes evening his voice becomes husky. In more serious forms he may be speechless in the morning, but hoarseness and huskiness in the evening are more characteristic. Huskiness and rawness in the evening. Rawness in the larynx when coughing. Some will say there is burning, some will say rawness. Rawness in the larynx and trachea when coughing.

A continual formation of mucus in the larynx, which he has to scrape and cough out. We see the same tendency to weak ness in the mucous membranes. No tendency to repair.

no tendency to recover. He goes on from bad to worse, with a catarrhal condition of the larynx and trachea. Hoarseness and rawness from talking, worse afternoon and evening.

He is obliged to clear his throat so, many times in the evening that the larynx becomes raw and sore. Let me tell you another thing about the Materia Medica. Most of the provers were laymen, and hence there is some confusion of terms in the provings. This the physicians must see. Irritation in the throat from coughing nearly always means irritation in the larynx, though the prover said "throat"

Now here is an expression,

"obliged to clear his throat so often in the evening that the larynx becomes raw and sore."

Clearing the throat would not make the larynx sore.

Scraping the throat does not scrape the larynx.

but he is obliged to clear his larynx so often that the part feels raw. Ulcerative pain, scraping and titillation in the larynx. Irritation in the larynx causing sneezing. Laryngeal phthisis. This catarrhal condition and lack of repair in the larynx goes on so long that tuberculosis begins.

Whooping cough Carbo veg is one of the greatest medicines we have in the beginning of whooping cough. Carbo Vegetabilis's cough has all the gagging, vomiting and redness of the face found in whooping cough. It is one of our best medicines when the case is confused.

when the cough indicates no remedy or when it remains in a partially developed state.

A dose of Carbo veg in such cases will improve matters very much, and minor cases of whooping cough may be wiped out in a few days. When the remedy does not cure permanently, it brings out more clearly the symptoms calling for another remedy. Most cases of whooping cough, in the care of a homoeopathic physician, will get well in a week or ten days under a carefully selected remedy.

When allowed to run, they continue a long time, gradually increasing for six weeks, and then declining according to the weather. If it is in the fall, the cough will sometimes keep up all winter; so whooping cough furnishes an opportunity for the homeopathic physician to demonstrate that there is something in Homoeopathy.

putrid. The extremities are cold clear to the body.

not only the hands, but the whole upper extremities.

and not only the feet, but the limbs clear to the body, are cold. The body only feels warm.

even the skin is cold.

Carbo veg has a rattling cough with retching and vomiting. A morning cough, with much rattling in the chest.

the chest fills with mucus, and on endeavoring to expectorate he coughs and gags, or coughs and vomits. At any time during the day a peculiar choking, gagging, retching cough may develop from the mucus in the chest. He cannot get it up.

it is tough, purulent, yellow and thick.

Greatly reduced vitality.

great relaxation. worn out persons, old people. Persons worn out from coughing or from prolonged exertion. Prostration. Catarrh of the chest, with copious expectoration. At times there will be a hard, dry hacking cough, but finally, after prolonged coughing, it commences to loosen and he throws up great quantities of mucus.

A dry, hacking cough, yet there is rattling in the chest, and the cough does not seem to do any good. He seems to cough and become exhausted, sweats and strangles. It seems as if he would suffocate with the cough.

Finally he succeeds in getting up some mucus, and the follows mouthful after mouthful of thick purulent expectoration. Frequent attacks of spasmodic cough in violent paroxysm lasting for many minutes, sometimes an hour.

Cold sweat, coldness and pinched appearance of the face. This increases as he goes into the paroxysm of coughing. His face looks haggard, so distressed does he become while in a paroxysm of coughing. This state is present in old phtisical cases, in the advanced stage, when they are incurable. Under such circumstances Carbo veg furnishes an excellent palliative.

It seems to strengthen the muscles of the chest so that the patient can expectorate better. It mitigates the cough.

Carbo Vegetabilis is one to begin whooping cough with. It simplifies the case greatly, and sometimes cures it in a few days. The patient coughs until the chest is sore, as if he had been beaten all over the chest.

All night he has paroxysms of coughing. He sleeps into a paroxysm of, coughing, like Lachesis Lachesis He rouses up from sleep with coughing, gagging, sweating and suffocation. He will go two or three hours without a paroxysm, and then on comes one that will last an hour. He has two or three hard paroxysms of coughing during the night. He commences to fill up, he hears the rattling breathing and he knows that before long he will have a hard time of it.

Carbo Vegetabilis goes on and on, to the end of his life in asthmatic cases-what is called "humid asthma".

Real humid asthma comes on in persons who suffer from contractions of the small bronchial tubes, so that even at the best there are little whistlings in the chest. Every time such patients take cold their whistling increases.

They expectorate mucus, at first copious, then tough and finally purulent. During all this there is great asthmatic dyspnoea. Carbo veg is an excellent remedy in all those cases of asthma where the shortness of breath is so marked that there is only a partial oxidation, as a result of which he suffers much from occipital headache and wants to be fanned.

Old cases of recurrent asthma. Every time there comes a warm wet spell his asthma comes on. It is common for Carbo veg. asthma to come on in the night. He goes to, bed without warning of an oncoming attack, only. He says,

"I don't like the weather;" and he wakes up with asthma.

He wakes up suffocating, springs out of bed and goes to the window or wants to be fanned. Carbo veg required in old, badly-treated cases of pneumonia, with a remaining bronchitis.

in cases where there has been hepatization that was not cleared up, and there are bad places in the lungs and bronchial tubes, with weakness of the chest.

Weakness of the chest when coughing. He feels that there is not enough force in the muscle of the chest to get up a good cough, or to help him carry on the breathing. Pneumonia, third stage, with foetid expectoration, cold breath, cold sweat, desire to be fanned.

Threatened paralysis of the lungs. This is a combination of clinical states that the remedy covers well. Sometimes these asthmatic cases go on for a while, and then comes an infiltration of tubercle. If Carbo veg can be given early it will prevent infiltration.

There is pain in the chest, and burning. Burning in the lungs.

burning in the sides of the chest.

burning with the cough.

burning behind the sternum - the whole length of the trachea.

burning aggravated when coughing.

a sense of rawness even when breathing. He feels a load upon the chest, an oppression, a great weight. These are the various words that he uses, all descriptive of the same thing.

Pulsation felt all over the body. Flushes of heat mounting upwards, ending in a sweat. Suitable, sometimes for women at the turn of life. Especially suitable to persons in advanced years.

Carbo veg complaints come on in a weakly state in young people as if it were a premature old age in the middle-aged people.

or in the breaking down that naturally belongs to old age. It is a great comforter for aged people with enlarged veins, or fullness of the veins and coldness of the extremities. Oozing of blood, with palpitation tumultuous action of the heart. The pounding goes on like a great machine, shaking the whole body.

The pulse is almost imperceptible. It seems as though the volume of blood ought to be tremendous, but it is not. Weakness of the whole vascular system. Pulse irregular, intermittent, frequent. Blood stagnates in the capillaries. Complete torper.

impending paralysis of the heart. Burning in the region of the heart. With this there is an awful feeling of anxiety in the chest - in the region of the heart as if he were going to die, or as if something were going to happen. He feels that tumultuous action and tires out under it.

In going over the remedy I have said so much about the limbs, their coldness and the cold sweat, that I have practically covered most of the symptoms that belong to the extremities. Carbo veg is an excellent remedy for the general constitutional disorder where there arc indolent varicose ulcers upon the lower limbs - the legs above the ankles.

There is no activity in these ulcers; thin watery discharge or it is thick. bloody and ichorous. Burning indolent ulcers; varicose, ulcers; swelling of the limbs. A gangrenous state from the extremely feeble circulation.

Gangrenous condition such as old people have, senile gangrene. The limbs wither.

the toes and lower parts wither and look dusky. There are blisters upon them and they ooze a bloody, watery fluid. Burning like fire. Loss of sensation. Stiffness in the joints. Excoriating sweat between the toes, and numbness. Numbness in the limb lain on. If he lies on the right side, the right hand gets numb. It he turns over on the left side, the left arm gets numb.

The circulation in the part is so feeble that if there is any pressure the part becomes numb. The surface is cold. The extremities are cold. He is indolent, weak and always tired, with an aversion to mental and physical work. Every little exertion brings on a feeling as if he would faint and collapse.

The sleep is full of dreams. He wakes up with dyspnoea, wakes with cold limbs, especially cold knees. Legs drawn up during sleep. Unrefreshed after sleep. The dreams he has are the kind that most of these patients have where the remedy acts so violently upon the veins, upon the basilar portion of the brain, and upon the voluntary system. They are awful. He dreams of fire, burglars, fearful and horrible things.

Anxiety, restlessness and congestion of the head prevent his going to sleep. Rush of blood to the head. His head feels hot, but to the hand the skin feels cold. The inner chest feels as if burning, but the outer chest feels cold to the hand. So it is in the abdomen. The feeling of internal heat and burning, with external coldness, is a common feature of Carbo veg

The fever is violent; it has a violent rigor or chill. Of course during the chill he is cold, but there is one strange feature, he wants cold water during the chill, and when the fever comes on he has no thirst.

That is strange. it is uncommon. It is common for patients to be thirsty when they are hot with fever, and when cold not to ask for water. It is common not to ask for water during sweat. But in this patient you observe coldness, rigor, cold breath, and even in the chill sometimes a cold sweat, and you say that it is peculiar that he drinks so much cold water. It is strange.

it is uncommon. rare. Hence it is one of the strong features of Carbo veg febrile conditions.

With the chill of Carbo Vegetabilis one side of the body frequently feels in its natural state of heat, that is, naturally warm, while the other side, is cold. One-sided chill. Chill with icy coldness of the body. Chill with great thirst. Sweats easily, especially about the head and face Exhausting night or morning sweats. Sweat profuse, putrid or sour.

Yellow fever in the last stage, the stage of haemorrhage, with great paleness of the face. Violent headache, trembling of the body, collapse with cold breath, cold sweat, cold nose. Nose and face pinched. Vital powers very low, tells a great deal of the story of Carbo veg.

Lack of reaction after some violent attack, some violent shock, some violent suffering. In weakly persons who give right out, with dyspnoea, coldness, copious sweat, exhaustion, collapse and cadaveric aspect, Carbo veg. must be*given.

Carbo veg. is indicated after surgical shock, when the patient goes into collapse, and is in danger of dying from the shock of the operation. This is before inflammation sets in, for there is not vitality enough to arouse an inflammation. The heart is too weak to establish reaction enough for an inflammation. Inflammation comes after a reaction. But if reaction does not take place, Carbo veg is one of our most important remedies.

decay rapidly. Bleeding of the gums when cleaning the teeth. Teeth and gum affections from abuse of Merc Viv Mercury, Teeth feel too long and are sore. Drawing and tearing in the teeth. Tearing in the teeth from hot, cold or salt food.

pain from both heat and cold. This is in keeping with the general venous condition of the whole system.

The heart comes in for a great deal of trouble. It appears to be struggling. Of course it is the venous side of the heart that is in distress. The veins are engorged. it is a venous condition of the whole patient.

the veins are performing their labor with great difficulty. A state of relaxation, struggling, and there are orgasms of blood - described by some of the authors as an orgasm, by others as a tumultuous action of the heart felt throughout the body.

The Carbo veg patient suffers very much from difficulties of breathing. Suffocation.

cannot lie down. A feeling of weakness in the chest, as if he could not get another breath. Sometimes it is due to cardiac weakness, and sometimes to stuffing up of the chest. The latter is most common. Sometimes the difficulty is asthmatic. The remedy cures asthma. We will see the patient propped up in a chair by an open window, or some members of the family may be fanning him as fast as possible.


Acidity. Acne. Angina Pectoris. Aortitis. Aphonia. Asthenopia. Asthma. Breasts, erysipelas of. Bronchitis. Burns. Carbuncle. Catarrh. Chilblains. Cholera. Constipation. Cough. Deafness. Debility. Diarrhoea. Distension. Dysentery. Dyspepsia. Emphysema. Erysipelas. Eructations. Feet, cold. Flatulence. Gangrene. Haemorrhages. Haemorrhoids. Hair, falling out. Headache. Heart, diseases of. Influenzinum Influenza. Intermittents. Intertrigo. Irritation. Laryngitis. Lungs, congested. Measles. Mumps. Nose, bleeding of. OEsophagitis. Orchitis. Otorrhoea. Pregnancy, disorders of. Purpura. Scabies. Scurvy. Shiverings. Sleep, disorders of. Starting. Stomach, disordered. Stomatitis. Trachea, dryness of. Tympanites. Typhus. Ulcers. Yellow fever.








Buzzing in the head, as from bees,

Dulness of the head after waking from the midday nap,

Heaviness of the head,

The head feels as heavy as lead,

Rush of blood to the head,

Rush of blood to the head, with hot forehead and confusion of the head,

Great rush of blood to the head, with confusion of the head and hot forehead (after six hours),

Headache, as if the beginning of coryza,

Severe headache for five days; on stooping it seems to press outward in the occiput and forehead,

Severe headache which contracts the eyes, during menstruation,

Headache at night,

Headache after eating,

Headache from sudden change from warmth to cold,

Headache, which rises from the stomach into the head and destroys her senses for a short time,

Burning and violent pressing headache, evenings, in bed, especially on the vertex, and extending forward to the forehead,

Pain in the head, as if it were too full,

Tension in the brain, more like a confusion than a pain,

Spasmodic tension of the brain,

Contracting pain in the head, especially on motion,

Headache, as from contraction of the scalp,

Headache, as from contraction of the scalp, especially after supper,

Compressive headache,

Drawing, affecting the whole head, arising from the occiput (after half an hour),

Drawing headache here and there, especially in the forehead, extending to just above the root of the nose,

Dull headache, with heaviness in the forehead,

Pressive pain in different places in the head in slight attacks, which soon passed off and seemed to be associated with flatulence (after forty-eight hours),

Paroxysmal pressure and drawings in the head,

Sticking headache in the evening, in bed, extending into the occiput (after sixteen hours),

Stitches here and there extending into the head, with general painfulness of the surface of the brain,

When coughing, painful stitches through the head,

Tearing pain in the head (after twenty-four hours),

Tearing through the whole head, starting from a small spot in the occiput,

A tearing pain in the head, something starting from the limbs, and seeming to end in the head,

Throbbing headache in the afternoon,

Throbbing headache in the evening, in bed, with difficult breathing,

Painful throbbing of the head during respiration, and in the teeth,

Jerking headache,

Severe shocks in the head from reading,

Burning in various place in the skin, at night, in bed,

Slight burning pain in various places on the skin,

Crawling in the whole body,

Itching over the whole body, day and night,

Itching and sticking in several parts of the body,

Severe itching of a tetter before menstruation,

Sticking-itching, as from fleas, in several parts of the body,

Burning on the skin as from a mustard-plaster, here and there, on the back, sides, on the right side of the abdomen, etc. (after twelve hours),

Tension and pressure about an ulcer (on the lower leg),

Itching behind the ear,

Itching in the upper part of the outer ear, which afterward became hot,

Itching about the nostrils,

Itching and burning in various places in the skin on the back, chest, on the navel, on the thighs, etc.,

Stitching-itching in the region of the coccyx in the evening, in bed,

Itching, moisture, and soreness in the axillae,

Severe itching in the right axilla,

Severe itching on the arms, hands, and between the fingers, so that he was unable to sleep at night, though without eruption,

Biting-itching, constantly repeated, on the lower portion of the inner side of the left upper arm, only transiently relieved by scratching (after fifty-four hours),

Burning-itching in the forearm near the elbow,

Severe itching in the palms at night,

Severe itching on the outer side of the left thumb,