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Causticum - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - Hahnemann

Hahnemann's Tinctura acris sine Kali, Kali hydr, Kali hyd, Caustic, Causticum hahnemanni, Caust.

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HPUS indication of Causticum: Hoarseness

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



Mournful, lachrymose, sorrowful mood, as if beside himself.

Melancholy mood.

The child is apt to cry at every trifle.

Excessively compassionate; at the relations of others and of the cruelties inflicted upon them; she is beside herself for weeping and sobbing, and cannot content herself.

The mind is sad and somewhat anxious.

Anxiety the whole day, as if he had done something wrong, or had to fear it, or as if a misfortune had happened.

Anxious, restless mood, as if something disagreeable was impending, which keeps him from working.

Great anxiety during the day (ft. 13 d.).

Anxiety about bodily ailments.

Always anxious and perspiring.

Anxious and as if stupefied in the head.

The greatest anguish for twelve hours.

Anxiously careful as to all occurrences.

Great apprehensions as to whatever happens.

Despondency, indisposition to everything, extreme lassitude and decrepitude.

Lack of courage.

Full of fearful ideas, in the evening.

Timidity, at night.

When she closes her eyes, she always seems frightful visages and distorted human faces before her.

Extreme anxious timidity; she is so much afraid of a dog near her, which did not harm her at all, that she trembled over the whole body; every noise in the street made her afraid, and when she saw boys climbing she was very uneasy lest they might get hurt.

Her fear and anxiety cause her to wish that she might not live.

He occupies himself with thoughts of death, with restlessness and great solicitude.

Extreme excitability of spirit; the least vexation darts through her body, so that her knees give way.

Discontented with himself, of gloomy countenance.

Long, morose silence (aft. 6 h.).

Peevish, taciturn and introverted, while before he was very gay (at once).

Sullen and ill-humored, in the forenoon.


Very peevish and indolent.

Peevish, all day, at odds with himself, dissatisfied, anxious and yet not indisposed to mental work.

Peevish the whole day; all that was around him made a disagreeable impression on him.

Morose and dejected, without being peevish (1st d.).

Very peevish (aft. 48 h.).

Peevish, irritable mood.

Peevish, irritable, does not enjoy music.

Peevish, lachrymose.

Bad, irritable humor (aft. 4 d.).

Very sensitive, hot and passionate.

Unbounded inclination to take things ill.

Sensitive and inclined to anger, while the nerves are much affected; inclined to be chilly, and easily heated by exercise.

Apt to be very passionate after his noon siesta, with great ill-humor.

Incensed at trifles.

Inclined to scold and to bluster, with sullen mood.

Inclined to quarrel and to be noisy, without being vexed.

Constant scolding (aft. ¼ h.).


Furiously self-opinionated and quarrelsome.

Indisposed to work (aft. 10, 20 h.).

At times merry, and soon after, a peevish mood.

At times excessively merry, soon after, dejected.

Although (e.g., political) disputes were started with him, he remained pretty calm; he felt himself excited indeed, but avoided speaking of it, or getting into a passion (curative action, the first hours).

The whole day, good humor, contented with himself and very talkative; he always desires to converse with some one (curative action).

Bright and talkative, in the forenoon.

Weakness of memory.

Distractedness and thoughtlessness.

Inattention and distraction.

He is inattentive and distracted.

Indisposed to give attention.

A momentary abstraction of thought, during which it seemed as if he thought of something, without thinking (aft. ½ h.).

A sort of absent-mindedness; while doing one thing, he always felt as if he had to do something else, more important, and yet the knew not what; the reflected about it, and yet thought nothing.

Weakness of thought, slow flow of ideas.

He often mispronounces words and interchanges syllables and letters (as, e.g., "cluent foryza" instead of "fluent coryza"), for several days.

Stupor in the head, as if it were (screwed in a vise or) intoxicated, with redness of face.

Misty mind.

Obtuseness of the head from the morning, all the day, as if in a musty room in which clothes are washed and dried; aggravated by stooping; not going off in the open air, but on returning to the room.

Obtuseness and heat of the head (aft. 7 d.).

A momentary (painfully tensive) obtuseness of the head; almost like a slight, throbbing headache, going off after a meal.

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