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Naja Tripudia - General symptoms

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



Great depression of spirits this morning.

everything for two or three hours appeared to go wrong with me, and to be without remedy.

being called out of town in the afternoon somewhat suddenly, these feelings went off in a great measure, though they did not entirely subside (sixth day).

considerable lowness of spirits.

great inaptitude for exertion, with sense of aching over the whole head.

this continued more or less all day (seventh day).

feel to-day very low-spirited.

cannot do anything. got better towards evening (eighth day),.

Intense depression of spirits usually accompanied the headache.

this melancholy was of a peculiar kind.

I felt that everything that was done was done in a wrong way, and could not be rectified.

if I felt that I had some duty to perform, I had at the same time a strong impulse not to do it, and was extremely restless in consequence.

I seemed to have an increased perception of what I ought to do, but, at the same time, an unaccountable inclination not to do it, to which I was irresistibly compelled to yield.

"I couldn't help it, didn't know why, but couldn't do it." The moral symptoms were not present at all during October.

they were very distressing while taking the November packet, and although present, were much less severe in December,.

Felt melancholy. began to form images of possible wrongs and misfortunes, over which the mind broods.

very wretched at times.

in the evening (first day).

yesterday and to-day is very wretched.

a slight cause sets him in a perfect agony of mental suffering on another's behalf.

mind brooding over imaginary troubles.

in the evening he feels more himself, and loses much of his depression (eighth day).

makes himself imaginary troubles and wrongs, and frets over them for two hours (tenth day).

sad thoughts. with the pressure and gagging in throat (eleventh day).

spirits good. disposed for work.

mind active (reaction), (seventeenth day),.

Walked in open air. all dulness passed off, and was succeeded by an unusual state of excitement and energy, mental and physical, lasting the night, with a lively, waking state, giving the sensation in morning of having been awake all night. Query, reaction (first night).

the state of excitement continued till evening, slowly subsiding (second day),.

Naja Tripudia evening, being in a very crowded hall at a public lecture, a slight frontal headache came on, with nausea and sour taste in the mouth.

nostrils also more clogged up this evening.

slight cough with wheezing.

these symptoms, however, are more attributable, I imagine, to the heated atmosphere of the lecture hall than to the cobra poison (fifth day),.

Found on going to bed peculiar headache.

dull constricted feeling across forehead, with heaviness of eyes (second night).

again the same slight headache, with dryness of mouth and cold feet.

no pain or inability to think or study, but slight, dull, and constricted sensation about forehead, from one temple to the other (after one hour and a half).

slight dulness again across forehead, with dry mouth (after eleven hours and a half, third day),.

Very severe aching pain across the forehead, but more particularly over each temple, and an excessive weight over the upper eyelids.

there is a feeling of tightness across the vertex.

this pain is very severe, but felt a little relieved on going out, in the morning.

head very painful. the head continued painful in the same manner and same localities as early in the morning, but more modified in degree as the day advanced.

the eyes are certainly the most painful, the pain is very much aggravated by motion or exertion of any kind, the scalp feels sore to touch.

the headache was very much relieved by smoking a small pipeful of very mild tobacco (third day).

to-day the pain in head has been less, it continued in the same localities, and tolerably severe until 2 o'clock, when I took half a wineglass of pale brandy, which entirely dissipated it.

on taking a powder the headache immediately returned, though very slightly (fourth day).

headache, similar in every respect to that mentioned on the third day, came on this morning on taking the powder, and remained for two or three hours, when it passed off (fifth day).

very slight headache, chiefly over the right eyelid and in the right temple (sixth day).

slight headache, frontal, pain aching for an hour or two this morning, but got quite well towards night (seventh day),.

Awoke this morning with a slight aching in both temples, and heaviness in the eyes.

this lasted for some two or three hours and went off (second day).

slight temporal aching, several times, in the evening (second day).

felt a similar pain in the head, on waking this morning.

this pain has continued in a very slight degree all day (third day),.

The most persistent and best marked symptom was severe headache, usually accompanied by intense depression of spirits.

the headache was very severe, at times almost unendurable, and the melancholy equally distressing.

the headache was most marked, and usually began in the right temporal region (also occupying the left, though in a less degree), and involved the eye of the same side.

the pain was a deep-seated severe aching, occasionally shooting.

it gradually extended to a sense of dull aching over the forehead and vertex, but always remaining most severe in each temple.

the motion aggravated it intensely.

it was relieved by going into the open air, though but slightly.

smoking procured more marked relief, and alcoholic liquors immediately dissipated it.

this pain in the head was present whenever the powders were taken, though most severe on the third and fourth days of the November proving,.

Previous symptoms appeared coupled with a severe cold or Influenzinum influenza, the same being now very prevalent.

have desisted from the proving on that account.

severe cold in head, fluent coryza in nose and eyes, violent bursting headache, pains in limbs, from the prominent symptoms (ninth day).

very bad of same symptoms as yesterday (tenth day),.

Some time in the forenoon I perceived a considerable stuffing of the nostrils to come on, gradually at first, but more rapidly soon afterwards.

very much increased in the afternoon and evening, and greatly aggravated by my going out in the evening and walking some distance through the very dense fog.

on returning home, a free discharge of thin watery mucus came on, and has continued since.

it has afforded considerable relief, being more able to breathe through the nose (fourth day).

the stuffing of the nostrils though present, was so in a much less degree than yesterday, all the morning.

nostrils were clogged up this evening (fifth day),.

Pains in stumps of decayed teeth, towards evening.

at night gums became painful and swelled (twelfth day).

teeth loose and gums becoming more swelled and painful, in morning on waking.

two hours after rising, gums became hotter, teeth on right side got very loose.

gums hot, swelled, and painful to touch (thirteenth day).

, swelling of gums extending to other side of face (fourteenth day).

pains in teeth not much influenced by heat and cold (fifteenth day).

mouth still sensitive, and gums swollen (sixteenth day).

gnawing aching in sound teeth of left side (seventeenth day).

drawing aching in teeth of left side, worse when stomach is empty (eighteenth day),.

Scraping sensation in throat, with the hoarseness, towards night.

more effort required to swallow than usual (third day).

towards night, scraping in the throat, and an accumulation of tenacious secretion at top of throat, inducing frequent inclination to swallow (fourth day).

only a slight formation of mucus, easily detached by hawking, and then always swallowed (seventh day),.

After a considerable fast, dull pricking in the left pharynx (after one hour, third day).

slight pricking in the left side of the pharynx (three hours after first powder).

soreness in left side of the throat much worse (eleven hours after second powder, fifth day).

left side of the throat is red, with considerable pain on swallowing, in the morning.

throat very painful (after twelve hours, sixth day),.

Occasionally, throughout the day, stitchy, evanescent pains from before backwards in both hypochondria.

anguishing pain in left hypochondrium and left lumbar region, for an hour or two after taking dinner, and flatulence.

aching pains around loins occasionally (second day).

after going to bed was very much annoyed for a long time (an hour or more) with aching pain in loins, constant, and with anguishing pain in abdomen, with flatulence (second night),.

Felt "sickish," from a "feeling in the throat," opposite the top of sternum (soon).

continued sick, and felt a disagreeable sensation about stomach, and headache above the eyes, till past midday, and belching up of water in the throat, and flatulence.

in the afternoon began to feel pain in the throat again, "like as if she had the cold" (first day),.

Naja Tripudia produces a typical bulbar paralysis (L.J. Boyd). Causes no hemorrhage but only oedema, hence the victims of this reptile frequently bear very little sign of external injury, a small scratch or puncture being the only indication where the fangs have worked their havoc. The tissue lying beneath the wound is colored dark purple, and a large quantity of viscid blood-like fluid collects in the vicinity of the wound. An intense burning pain at the spot bitten is the first symptom. In man there follows an interval before fresh symptoms occur. The average is about an hour. Once developed, the symptoms follow a rapid course. A feeling of intoxication is produced, followed by a loss of power over the limbs. The patient is bereft of speech, swallowing, and the control over the movement of the lips. The saliva is ejected in large quantities, the respiration gradually becomes slower and slower, and at length ceases. Conscious all time. Is not a hemorrhagic or septic, medicine like Lachesis Lachesis and Crotalus Horridus Crotalus. Naja Tripudia's action settles around the heart; valvular troubles. Marked surging of blood upwards, marked dyspnoea, inability to lie on left side. Hypertrophy, and valvular lesions. Organs seem to be drawn together. Very susceptible to cold. With heart symptoms, pain in forehead and temples. Diseases primarily depending upon degeneration of motor cells. Control of sphincters lost.


Nervous, excited and tremulous; with cardiac effects; often reflex



Many pains

Parts seem drawn together

Constrictions, throat, chest, etc

Insensible r

Suicidal brooding

Shootings in head

As of a blow on occiput and neck

Vertex sensitive to cold

As of a lump in throat



Suffocative choking; grasps the throat

Puffing breathing

Cardiac asthma or cough

HEART; weakness at; violent pain; shooting to l

scapula, shoulder or neck; cramp ascend into neck; holds hand over it; excited, tremendous action; palpitation, visible; hypertrophy; endocarditis, septic

Dry or empty in l


Ribs feel broken

Cramps in shoulder, nape or thigh

Puffy or sweating hands and feet

Itching cicatrices

Pulse changes force

Internal heat, worse chest

Sweat on lumbar back and ankles

Naja tripudians. Cobra di Capello. The hooded Bothrops Lanceolatus snake of Hindustan. N. O. Elapidae. Tincture of the fresh virus. Trituration of sugar of milk saturated with fresh virus.

The poison of the deadly cobra has been used from ancient times, says P. C. Majumdar (Indium Metallicum Ind. Hom. Rev., vi. 6), by Indian practitioners in many nervous and blood diseases.

It was introduced into homoeopathy by Russell and Stokes, who made the first provings along with some forty other provers, including Gillow, Pope, and Drysdale.

It is rather remarkable that with so many able provers Naja should not have attained anything approaching the place of importance occupied by Lachesis Lach.

Nash suggests this may be due to the fact that many of the provings of Lachesis Lach. were made with the 30th potency, whilst those of Naja were with low potencies.

Majumdar had no success with Naja until he obtained fresh virus from the Bothrops Lanceolatus snake charmers (the cobra is the Bothrops Lanceolatus snake they charm) and made attenuations of that.

Previously the Naja used by Indian homoeopaths had been re-imported into India from England in the form of attenuations.

Deane in his experience in the plague epidemic of 1899-1900 found Naja prepared from the fresh virus more efficacious than Lachesis Lachesis, and he found its action more prompt if injected under the skin than if given by the mouth.

The affinity of Naja for the medulla oblongata and cerebellum is well shown in an experience of Frank Buckland (Curiosities of Natural History, 2nd edition, 225, quoted C. D. P.) after skinning a rat killed by a cobra bite "I had not walked a hundred yards before all of a sudden I felt just as if somebody had come behind me and struck me a severe blow on the head and neck, and at the same time I experienced a most acute pain and sense of oppression at the chest, as though a hot iron had been run in and a hundredweight put on the top of it." His face turned green.

He staggered into a chemist's shop and managed to get some ammonia, and was then able to walk to a friend's house, where he drank four large wineglasses of brandy without feeling tipsy.

He was then able to start for his own house, and for the first time felt a most acute pain under the nail of left thumb, the pain running up the arm.

About an hour before he examined the rat he had cleaned his nail with a penknife, and had slightly separated the skin, and that was how the virus entered.

These symptoms of Buckland's are highly characteristic and valuable.

The "hot-iron" symptom and weight on the chest should be especially noted.

Majumdar (Indium Metallicum Ind. H. R., vi. 8) relates this case A young woman suffering from a heart affection had oppression of chest amounting almost to suffocation feeble, irregular, almost imperceptible pulse; anaemic appearance inability to speak.

One dose of Naja was given, followed in four hours by a second.

These sufficed for the cure.

The next day, when the doctor called, his patient addressed him in a loud voice "Doctor, you gave me a poison last night." When asked to explain, she said that after the first dose she "felt awful heat in her system." This must be put beside Buckland's hot iron as a Naja indication.

Majumdar has saved a number of apparently hopeless cases of cholera with Naja, in the collapse stage, with pulselessness and difficulty of breathing.

Symptoms agg. at night; on walking; by lying on left side.

Ina case cured by Russell there was "dragging and anxiety in the praecordia occurring in great grief." According to Hering, nervous phenomena predominate in Naja over other Bothrops Lanceolatus serpent poisons.

It "acts primarily upon nervous system, especially on respiratory nerves, pneumo-gastric, and glosso-pharyngeal." The last gives the characteristic "choking" of Naja and other serpents.

Andrew M. Neatby (M. H. R., December, 1899) relates a cure with Naja 6 which had nervous palpitations and faintness; frequent sensation of swelling or "choking" in the throat, with dyspnoea, and occasionally of anaesthesia down right side.

Another characteristic is "grasping at throat" with the choking sensations.

OEsophagismus. Diphtheria with impending paralysis of heart indicates Naja, but the characteristic left to right direction of Lachesis Lach. does not appear in the Naja provings.

Naja has, however, agg. at night; patient awakens gasping; surface blue.

Naja has somewhat marked neuralgias and headaches Neuralgic pain in head, preceded or followed by nausea or vomiting, severe, throbbing in left orbital region drawing from thence back to occiput; from over-eating; from mental or physical exertion.

Headache after cessation of catamenia.

Dull, heavy constriction in forehead on waking.

Dull shoots up occiput.

Among the Sensations of Naja are "screwing-up" sensations and crampy pains as if head screwed together; as if heart and ovary were drawn up together; crampy pains in left ovary; pains in temple and ovarian regions.

Pain from heart to scapula.

Sensation as of a hair in larynx; pain as from needles in tonsil.

The left side is predominantly affected.

Mahlon Preston (Med. Adv., xviii. 532) cured himself with Naja 30 of asthma with difficult breathing, agg. lying down, amel. sitting up.

He cured many cases of hay-fever and autumnal catarrh, the symptoms being.

($51$) Flow of water from nose for a few minutes.

then (2) intense sneezing, which amel. the breathing. After recurring for a few days there is dryness in the lungs with great difficulty of breathing, agg. on lying down, Kent cured with Naja 45m a case having these symptoms "Almost constant heat of head and face. Pulse slow, sometimes as slow as 45. Cannot endure any mental exertion. Sweating of palms. Appetite voracious. Stitching pains in heart" (Med. Adv., xxii. 164). "Sweating palms" was a symptom which had been present from childhood and was cured with the others. Flora A. Waddell (H. R., viii. 445) relates a case in which heart pains were concomitant with left ovarian affection. The pains came on a week before menses, increased till the flow appeared, and then disappeared till next month. Naja entirely relieved. The following case was cured by Bunn (H. W., xxxi. 501) Miss S., 22, dysmenia since the function was established. Dilatation, galvanism, &c., had been tried in vain. She had shooting frontal headache, pains in eyeballs necessitating rubbing. Cramp pain in region of left. ovary. Faintness. Hypogastrium extremely sensitive to touch at time of menses. Examination revealed nothing abnormal except sensitiveness of ovarian region. Extreme restlessness with the pain. During the menses the pains suddenly became very severe. The flow stopped when the pain was at its worst, and returned next day with relief from pain. Naja 30 was given, and the next period passed absolutely free from discomfort. The symptoms are agg. By touch.

riding in carriage. at 3 p.m. (headache).

at night. after sleep.

by eating by alcohol. by exertion.

by motion. by walking.

lying on side on left side. Great amel. of pain and breathing by lying on right side. Very sensitive to cold. amel. By walking in open air.

by smoking.

The use of Naja has extended far beyond its proving.

So many of the Ophidian family present symptoms in common with it, that much has been presumed truly so.

Many characteristics run through these remedies, each remedy having its own peculiar sphere. Taken together the family presents a wide range of curative action.

Murex Mure, of Brazil, thought that the Bothrops Lanceolatus snake family presented curative powers for the healing of the nations.

In the mineral kingdom, man may find his remedy when sick, so in the vegetable and animal kingdom. It is possible that the product of the Bothrops Lanceolatus serpent may be everything needed for the healing of man. Extend this to the whole animal kingdom and it is probably so.

There seems to be everything existing in one kingdom that exists in another. The lowest is the mineral, the next the vegetable, and last the animal kingdom. If we had a perfect knowledge of any one kingdom, we could probably cover the entire scope of curative possibilities. But we have only a knowledge of a few remedies in each kingdom.

Another idea has been advanced that in any particular region, the vegetable kingdom provides all that is necessary for curing in that region. If we were acquainted with all the vegetable growths, how much we would know in comparison with what we do know!

It is highly probable that there is a throwing off from the sick human race of something that is absorbed by the plants, The evils that are thrown off by man may be absorbed by the vegetable kingdom. Plants will correspond to men in the region in which they grow, if there is anything in this.

In two thousand years there might be a necessity for some kind of a check upon the growth of plants. The absorption of these evils may cause them to vary in species, and if they continue to grow and each to absorb the evils from the human race, they will continue to differ. This favors evolution and explains it in a sense.

It is important to compare the symptoms of Naja with those of the other snakes. The patient is disturbed by closeness of the collar, worse after sleep.

There are exhaustion and trembling, trembling, of the muscles. Naja Tripudia's direction is somewhat like Lachesis Lach., from left to right,, i. e., the ovarian pains, the diphtheria, the joint affections go from left to right.

Naja, like Lachesis Lach., is worse in damp weather On inflamed surfaces it produces grayish exudations. It does not partake so, extensively of this character as do Lachesis Lach. and Crotalus Horridus Crotalus. There is only a shadow of the septic in Naja, but it is extensive in Lachesis Lach and extremely marked in Crotalus Horridus Crotalus. Naja is not as subject to haemorrhage as either Lachesis Lach. or Crotalus Horridus Crotalus.

There is trembling of the muscles, a rheumatic diathesis, and tendency of all complaints to settle about the heart. It is used in valvular troubles of the heart, in young persons who grow up with cardiac valvular diseases. The whole trouble settled about the heart. This suggests Naja, and Naja has often cured.

If the valvular trouble is congenital it can not be cured, but if not, it shows that all the disturbing forces have settled about the heart. All the symptoms have settled about the heart.

Naja has this. In school boys and girls who have no symptoms this is the generic remedy for this kind of complaint. Always prescribe Naja unless guided away from it by some specific symptom.

Naja has more nervous, Lachesis Lach more septic symptoms. Naja, marked agitation without sepsis, Lachesis Lach, all the nervousness. with a tendency to hemorrhage and sepsis; black blood, like charred straw; dark clotted blood.

Naja has surging of the blood upwards, like Lachesis Lachesis - adistressing symptom. There is marked dyspnoea, cardiac or otherwise. There is stuffing up of the chest; great rawness of the trachea and larynx, the whole passage is raw as if excoriated.

There is much sneezing, with running of water from the nose; inability to lie down at night; dryness of the air passages of the nose, hay fever. The patient has suffocative attacks in August.

The whole chest is in a state of congestion.

emptiness of the left side of the chest.

low pulse or intermittent pulse. With all the complaints of the chest there is inability to lie on the left side. Numbness of the left arm. There is dyspnoea.

if he goes to sleep, he wakes up suffocating, gasping, choking or he starts. from sleep as if from a dream. In most complaints there is inability to lie on the left side.

There is a dry, hacking cough with sweating in the palms of the hands that is cured by Naja These cardiac cases are often attended by a dry, hacking cough, a cough with every little exertion. It is not catarrhal state, nor is it tubercular. The heart beats slowly and will not be urged to work, and a cough comes on from exertion. Cactus Grandiflorus Cactus also has a cardiac cough.

The extremities are cold and blue and the head hot. The head symptoms are worse in a warm room; the head feels warm, fevered, yet the feet and limb do not become warm. There is copious sweating of the hands and feet causing the gloves and shoes to rot out; but the sweat is not offensive.

There is a sense of fullness and puffiness of the hands and feet, showing a slow circulation in the veins which we might expect.

We might naturally expect that this patient would be intense and excitable, which is the case. There is a suicidal tendency.

The headaches are nondescript; of a congestive character all over the head, especially in the occiput. Headaches accompanied by a quick and nervous pulse.

Profound sleep is consistent with all the makes. There is deep, profound sleep with stertorous breathing.

She wakes with a headache every morning. It is natural for the Naja headache to be present in the morning and wear off with exertion. The other complains are worse exertion. The mind symptoms are worse exertion of the mind.

There are symptoms in connection with hay fever. The rawness in the throat and larynx; dreadful aching in the throat extending to the larynx, which swallowing does not relieve. The Lachesis Lach state is expressed more by a lump in the throat; grasping of the throat with a sense of choking.

The Naja patient is subject to severe attacks of bronchitis. There is rawness between the larynx and trachea, worse after coughing.

Naja Tripudia is a great remedy in asthma, especially cardiac asthma. The breathing is so bad that he cannot lie down.

Useful in chronic nervous palpitation; palpitation after exertion of any kind. Chronic nervous palpitation with inability to speak on account of choking.

There is a continued, dull, aching pain through the back between the shoulders, associated with cardiac affections.

Sometimes there is little beside this sensation of heat, of aching, to indicate the remedy; he is so tired in that spot that be wants to lie down or lean backwards to test his back.

The palpitation is worse lying on the left side, worse walking.

Naja Tripudia is the most useful of all the remedies we have in a cardiac state with very, few symptoms. It is true that this region is particularly singled out by Naja to produce its symptoms.

Here is a blood relative of Lachesis Lachesis, if Bothrops Lanceolatus serpent poisons may be called relatives, and according to the symptoms arising from the bite of the Bothrops Lanceolatus serpent it ought to be equally valuable as a curative, but it has not yet been found so. Why not? on referring to Allen's Encyclopaedia we find twenty-nine provers, poisonings and all, for Lachesis Lachesis, and forty-five for Naja. Of course, Lachesis Lachesis has been longest in use; but has the difference in time been sufficient to account for the very great difference in utility? Another thing is noticeable.

We also notice on referring to the same authority that all the most marked verifications are of symptoms produced by the provings of the 30th of Lachesis Lachesis. Does this indicate that Naja must be proven in the potencies to develop its most efficient powers? Naja has been found of very decided use in affections of the heart, especially weak heart (Nux Vomica Nux vomica, tired feeling); diphtheria, where there is impending heart failure or paralysis. Dyspnoea and prostration from weak heart, sympathetic cough in organic diseases with weak heart action. (Dry cough, sympathetic in heart affections, Spongia Tosta Spongia.) Palpitation and bad feeling in heart, worse walking. In these troubles, as well as in chronic weakness of heart, there is no doubt of the value of Naja. Constantly dwells on suicide like Aurum. But further than this I do not know of very many marked successes from its use. Nevertheless, I feel convinced that with further proving and investigation, along the same line as Lachesis Lachesis, it may rival if not outshine it.


Sixth to thirtieth potency.


Angina pectoris. Asthma. Dysmenia. Hay-fever. Headache. Heart, affections of. Oesophagus, spasmodic stricture of. Ovaries, affections of. Plague. Spinal irritation (of nucha). Throat, sore.




NERVES; HEART (Mitral Valve)

Respiration Throat

Left side Ovary Temple