Cocculus Indicus

Indian Cockle, Cocculus, Coccul

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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Cocculus Indicus may help, unprocessed Cocculus Indicus may be best avoided.

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

  GENERAL - Cocculus Indicus


Within the sphere of action of Cocculus Indicus are many spasmodic, and paretic affections, notably those affecting one-half of the body. Affects the cerebrum, will not cure convulsive seizures proceeding from the spinal cord ( A. E. Hinsdale.) Painful contracture of limbs and trunk; tetanus. Many of the evil Effects of night-watching are relieved by it. It shows a special attraction For light-haired females, especially during pregnancy, causing much nausea and backache. Unmarried and childless women, sensitive and romantic girls, etc. All its symptoms are worse riding in a carriage or on shipboard; hence its use in seasickness. Sensation of Hollowness, or emptiness, as if parts had gone to sleep. Feels too weak to talk loud.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Cocculus Indicus


WORSE, eating, after loss of sleep, open air, smoking, riding, swimming, touch, noise, jar; afternoon. Menstrual period. After emotional disturbance.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Cocculus Indicus


Compare: Picrotoxinum Picrotoxin - alkaloid of Cocculus Indicus - (epilepsy, attacks in the morning on leaving horizontal position, hernia, locomotor ataxia, night-sweats); Symphoricarpus (morning sickness); Petroleum Petrol.; Pulsatilla Puls.; Ignatia Ignat.


Antidotes: Coffea Cruda Coffee, Nux Vomica Nux.

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  MIND - Cocculus Indicus



Heavy and stupid

Time passes too quickly; absorbed in reveries

Inclination to sing irresistible

Slow of comprehension

Mind benumbed

Profound sadness

Cannot bear contradiction

Speaks hastily

Very anxious about the health of others.

Aversions, dislikes; open air


Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger

ailments from grief

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mildness



Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

impaired thinking; confusion; after drinking

impaired thinking; confusion; after eating

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; sleep; after period

Memory; forgetful

weakness of memory

Perception; time; time passes too quickly

Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought; introspection

Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn


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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Cocculus Indicus


Vertigo, nausea, Especially when riding or sitting up

Tendency to fall over; falling sideways

As if intoxicated

Must lie down

With nausea

on rising in bed

On rising; from bed

While sitting; sitting up in bed

Loss of sleep

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  HEAD - Cocculus Indicus

Sense of emptiness in head

Pupils contracted

Opening and shutting sensation, especially in occiput

Trembling of head


Headache In occiput and nape; worse, lying on back of head

Sick headache from carriage-riding, cannot lie on back part of head

Pain in eyes as if torn out of head.

Pain, headache

with other pains; pain in nape of neck

travelling; travelling by train or underground

travelling; while travelling

from loss of sleep; from working at night

in forehead

back of head (occiput)

extending to other parts; neck

pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; riding

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  EYES - Cocculus Indicus


Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; spots; floating (aka muscae volitantes or spiders)

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  FACE - Cocculus Indicus


Paralysis of facial nerve

Cramp-like pain in masseter muscle; Worse, opening mouth

Prosopalgia in afternoon, with wide radiations of pain.

Pain; affected by movement (for better or worse); when opening the mouth (see movement)

Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)

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  MOUTH - Cocculus Indicus


Dryness; tongue


Taste; bitter; while smoking


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  CHEST - Cocculus Indicus




Sensation of emptiness and cramp in chest

Dyspnoea as from constriction of trachea, as if irritated by smoke

Choking constriction in upper part of oesophagus, oppressing breathing and inducing cough.

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  COUGH - Cocculus Indicus



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  SKIN - Cocculus Indicus


Discoloration; pale

red; spots

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  BACK AND NECK - Cocculus Indicus


Cracking of cervical vertebrae when moving head

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); neck


Paralytic pain in small of back

Pain In shoulder and arms as if bruised

Pressure in scapula and nape

Stiffness on moving shoulders.

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back)

lumbar (lower half of back); walking

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  ABDOMEN - Cocculus Indicus


Metallic taste

Paralysis of muscles preventing deglutition

Dryness of oesophagus

Seasickness ( Resorcin)

Hiccough and spasmodic yawning

Loss of appetite

Desire for cold drinks, especially beer

Distended, with wind, and feeling as If full of sharp stones when moving; better, lying on one side or the other

Pain in abdominal ring, as if something were forced through

Abdominal muscles weak; it seems as if a hernia would take place.

Bloated; during period

trapped wind


Pain; night; midnight

groin region; hernia; as if a hernia would appear

cramping, griping; night; midnight

cramping, griping; during chill

cramping, griping; during period

cramping, griping; on movement

pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

cutting; during period

Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; with hunger

pain; during chill


Aversion to food, drink, tobacco

1x.) Cramp in stomach during and after meal

Sensation in stomach as if one had been a long time without food until hunger was gone

Smell of food disgusts ( Colchicum Autumnale Colch.)

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; with hunger

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of

loathing of food (see nausea)

nausea; thought of food


Flatulence; night; midnight


Stomach; Nausea from riding in cars, boat, etc., or looking at boat in motion; worse on becoming cold or taking cold

nausea; afternoon

nausea; when cold

nausea; after drinking

nausea; from dryness in throat

nausea; after eating

nausea; like fainting

nausea; during headache

nausea; on movement

nausea; while travelling

nausea; on rising; up in bed

nausea; seasickness

nausea; sitting; when sitting up in bed


Nausea, with faintness and vomiting

Stomach; vomiting; while travelling

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Cocculus Indicus


Diarrhoea; from riding

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  GENITALS ETC - Cocculus Indicus


Female; vaginal discharge; bloody


Painful pressing in uterine region, followed by hemorrhoids

Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); movement

pain; cramping; womb; from movement

pain; cutting; womb

with every breath

during movement


Dysmenorrhoea, with profuse dark menses

Too early menses, clotted, with spasmodic colic

Purulent, gushing leucorrhoea between menses; Very weakening, can scarcely speak

So weak during menstruation, scarcely able to stand.

Female; period; copious

period; copious; standing

period; copious; walking

period; frequent

pain; cramping; womb; during period

pain; cutting; womb; during period

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Cocculus Indicus

Extremities, limbs

Lameness; worse by bending

Trembling and pain in limbs

Arms go to sleep

One-sided paralysis; worse after sleep

Hands are alternately hot and cold; numbness and cold sweat now of one, now of the other hand

Numb and unsteady

Knees crack on motion

Lower limbs very weak

Inflammatory swelling of knee

Intensely painful, paralytic drawing

Limbs straightened out, painful when flexed.

Heaviness; lower limbs

Movements and positions; trembling

trembling; during chill

trembling; hand; while eating

trembling; hand; when raising them high

Numbness (see tingling)

upper limbs


alternating hands


alternating with hands

sole of foot

sole of foot; sitting

Pain; sensation as if broken

sensation as if broken; upper arm; on raising it



upper limbs; sensation of paralysis

lower limbs; painless

Perspiration; foot


Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand


alternating with hands

while sitting

Weakness; tottering

lower limbs




while walking


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  FEVER AND CHILL - Cocculus Indicus

Fever and chill

Chill, with flatulent colic, nausea, vertigo, coldness of lower extremities, and heat of head

Sweat general

Nervous form of low fever

Chilliness, with perspiration, and heat of skin.


In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater

Alternating with chills

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  GENERALITIES - Cocculus Indicus

Sleep and dreams

Spasmodic yawning

Coma vigil

Constant drowsiness

After loss of sleep, night-watching, nursing.

Dreams; anxious



Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from anxiety

night; from nursing the sick


Convulsions; convulsive movements




Single parts; front of body


Aversion to open air

Open air

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Extreme emotion

Constriction; externally

Physical exertion

Faintness, fainting; hysterical (see hysteria)

Insensitive to pain (see irritability)

Lying down; lying on side


Numbness; externally

internally; in single parts

Pain; paralytic

pinching; internally

pressing; together

sore, bruised; externally

sore, bruised; bones

sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles

Paralysis; painless

after diphtheria

Pulsation; internally

Relaxation of muscles

While travelling


Symptoms from masturbation

From loss of sleep


Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat


Trembling; externally

after emotions


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); loss of sleep

nervous weakness

from nursing the sick


from loss of sleep

walking; in open air