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Copaiva Officinalis - General symptoms

Balsam Of Copaiva, Copaiva, Cop.

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HPUS indication of Copaiva Officinalis: Hives

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

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(Morning), Soon after waking, sadness.

during menses, sadness, etc.

when washing face with cold water, stitches in temples.

stitches in occipital protuberance.

contraction of orbicularis muscle.

stoppage of nose. nausea.

in bed, and after rising, emission of flatulence.

diarrhoea, etc.

hoarseness, etc. foul breath.

coldness, etc..

Eruption on the skin, consisting of isolated, sharply defined, somewhat elevated bright-red spots, with elevations similar to the sting of a wasp, confluent on the ears and backs of the hands.

after a few days they became brownish-yellow, like the so-called liver-spots.

there was no desquamation except on the ears, which was a fine mealy desquamation.

even after four weeks burning spots could be seen,.

Uneasiness during two days, followed by a very hard chill, which is succeeded by heat and an eruption of very circumscribed lenticular patches.

this eruption gives rise to intense itching and pricking of the skin.

it is like measles, but is without any catarrhal symptoms. On the third day the fever subsides, and the eruption grows paler. On the seventh day the skin has a mottled appearance. The eruption does not wholly disappear for five days.

no desquamation,.

Urticaria, at first on the face, especially the forehead, then on the back of the hands, and finally in other parts. Burning of the skin, slight sore throat (without swelling of the pharynx or tonsils), and sensation as if a violent perspiration would break out, as it does afterwards. No fever or thirst.

red, distinct raised spots, like bug-bites, running together only on the ears and the backs of the hands. On the sixth day the redness disappears, and the spots assume a brown color, without desquamating, except on the ears,.

Mild eruptive fever, with inconsiderable general heat and moderated headache. An eruption quite like that of distinct variola comes out on the third day.

it is purple-hued and not very well marked. In twelve hours it spreads, sinks down, and each of its pustules becoming depressed, soon forms only a petechial blotch, which then proceeds to enlarge itself, to be confounded with adjacent blotches, and thus to become confluent. It gradually fades away, and on the fifth day disappears,.

Copaiva Officinalis acts powerfully on mucous membranes, especially that of the urinary tract, the respiratory organs, and the skin, here producing a well-marked nettle-rash. Colds and catarrhs.

FOUL BLENORRHOEA bronchorrhoea, suppuration, etc

Stools of masses of or covered with mucus

Pulsation in penis

Urethra feels wide open

Acrid, scanty, bloody urine; odor of violets


Catarrh of bladder

Purulent or acrid, milky gonorrhoea

Suppuration ascends urinary tract

Painful cough, with heat, oppression of chest and foul, bloody expectoration

Burning in lungs

Rushes of blood to head and face


Copaiva. Copaifera officinalis. N. O. Leguminosae. Tincture of the balsam.

Copaiva is an old-world remedy for gonorrhoea, and it has also been used for other blenorrhagic conditions. It has been proved.

and observations have been made on patients who have overdosed themselves with the drug. The chief incidence of the drug's action is on the genito-urinary organs, and rectum. It is suited to the irritable bladder of old women. Irritation accompanying thickening of bladder. Burning at neck of bladder and in urethra.

discharge milky, corrosive.

meatus tumid and inflamed. It affects the skin and mucous membranes generally. In chronic bronchitis it is useful when there is profuse, greenish-grey, disgusting-smelling sputa. A. P. Bowie (Med. Adv., xx. 14) has verified this indication "In old persons (men, I should say) who from cold or other causes cannot urinate.

or where there is frequent desire and only a few drops pass with much straining.

Copaiva Officinalis acts strongly upon mucous membranes. It has, like many other remedies, been so abused by the old school that it has fallen into disrepute, and the tendency even with our own school under such circumstances is to underrate its virtues or to fail to investigate as they ought to. It is, however, an excellent remedy in the form of chronic bronchial catarrh, with profuse expectoration of greenish or gray purulent matter. (Stannum Iodatum Stannum, Lycopodium Lycopodium, Sulphur Sulphur, Phosphorus Phosphorus, etc.) Among remedies not yet well understood we have

Copaiva, profuse greenish-gray, disgusting smelling sputa.

Illicium Anisatum Illicium anisatum, pus, with pain at third cartilage, right or left.

Pix liquida, purulent sputa, pain at left third costal cartilage.

Myosotis, copious sputa, emaciation, night sweats.

Balsamum Peruvianum Balsam Peru. catarrhal phthisis, copious purulent expectoration.

Eriodictyon Californicum Yerba santa, accumulation of mucus causing asthmatic breathing.

I mention these remedies in order to call attention to them for trial in case we cannot find the curative among the better proven ones. All the old remedies had to have their beginnings.

Copaiva is a valuable remedy in gonorrhoea. There is great irritation in the urethra and at the neck of the bladder. It may be indicated in the beginning, when the discharge is thin or milky, and later, especially when the disease has extended to the bladder, with discharge of a large amount of viscid mucus or blood and mucus in the urine. Although not so violent in its action on the urinary tract as Cantharis Cantharis, it stands very close to it.



First to third attenuation.


Acne. Anus, itching of. Bladder, irritable. Blenorrhagia. Bronchitis. Catarrh. Cough. Cystitis. Dysentery. Fistula. Gastritis. Gonorrhoea. Haemorrhoids. Measles. Nose-bleed. Prostatitis. Pruritus. Urethritis. Urticaria. Vulva, inflammation of.


MUCOUS GLANDS Genito-urinary Bronchial




frequently with a mucous discharge from the bowels, with much rumbling and rolling in the bowels." He gave 5-drop doses of the first dilution. He commends also an ointment of gtt. x of the balsam to one ounce of vaseline, "to relieve the burning and itching at the anus caused by piles."

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