Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Causticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
FEVER AND CHILL
General coldness (after a quarter of an hour),
Slight perspiration continued for two hours,
"Tinctura acris sine Causticum Kali."
Preparation, Distil a mixture of slaked lime and a solution of Kali Sulphuricum Potassium sulphate according to directions given in the Homoeopathic Dispensatory. The distillate contains Potassium hydrate, but no lime nor Sulphuricum Acidum Sulphuric acid. Some effects of Caustic potash (Kali causticum, Potassium hydrate) are here included.
1, Hahnemann, Ch. Kr., 3, 85; 2, Becher, ibid.; 3, Franz, ibid.; 4, Hartmann, ibid.; 5, Herrmann, ibid.; 6, Hornburg, ibid.; 7, Langhammer, ibid.; 8, N-g, ibid. (and compared with Hartlaub and Trinks, R. Aml., 2 and 3); 9, Rummel, ibid.; 10, Stapf, ibid.; 11, Knorre, A. H. Z., 6, 37, fragment, proving; 12, Berridge, fragment, proving, N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 3, 499, effects of one dose of the 6000th (Jenichen) observed on a patient; 13, Dr. Pallas, Rec. de Mem. de Méd., 1825 (Frank's Mag., 3, 807), a girl, aged 9, drank three swallows of a solution of a pound of potash in a quart of water; 14, Prof. Parkes, B. and F. Med.-Chir. Rev., 1853 (Am. J. of Med. Sci., 1853, p. 453), effects of liquor potassae, "especially on the urine."
15, Zeit. Ver. Hom. AErz. Oest., vol. i, p. 429, a man, aged forty-six years, drank a swallow; 16, Darto-massart, Gaz. Méd. de Paris, Nov., 1836 (Am. Journ. Med. Sci., vol. xxi, p. 247), Mr. D., aged thirty-five years, drank some instead of wine; 17, Dr. Jackson, Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. lxvii, 1862, p. 362, a man, aged seventy-two years, drank some, and at once took a large quantity of sweet oil, after four months he entered the hospital; 18, John W. Ogle, M.D., St. George Hosp. Rep., vol. iii, 1868, Elizabeth G., aged forty-four years, swallowed a quantity of American potash; 19, J. D. Norris, M.D., Maryland Med. Journ., a child, aged four years, swallowed a dessertspoonful of a solution.≡ more ...