Secale Cornutum

Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot, Secale, Secal, Secale cereale

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

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

  GENERAL - Secale Cornutum


Secale Cornutum produces contraction of the un striped muscular fibers; hence a constringent feeling throughout the whole body. This produces an anaemic condition, coldness, numbness, petechiae, mortification, gangrene. A useful remedy for old people with shriveled skin - thin, scrawny old women. All the Secale Cornutum conditions are Better from cold; the whole body is pervaded by a sense of great heat. Hemorrhages; continued oozing; THIN, fetid, watery black blood. Debility, anxiety, emaciation, though appetite and thirst may be excessive. Facial and abdominal muscles twitch. Secale decreases the flow of pancreatic juice by raising the blood pressure ( Hinsdale).

First to thirtieth potency. Non-homeopathic use. If hemorrhages of the puerperium, after the uterus is entirely emptied, when it fails to contract satisfactorily and in secondary puerperal hemorrhage the result of incomplete involution of the uteru

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  MODALITIES ETC - Secale Cornutum


WORSE, heat, Warm covering.


BETTER, cold, Uncovering, rubbing, stretching out limbs.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Secale Cornutum


Compare: Ergotin ( Beginning arteriosclerosis progressing rather rapidly. Increased blood pressure: 2x trit. Edema, gangrene and purpura hemorrhagia; when Secale Cornutum, though indicated, fails); Pedicularis canadensis (symptoms of locomotor ataxia; spinal irritation); Brassica Napus Brassica Napus - Brassica Napus Rape-seed - (dropsical swellings, scorbutic mouth, voracious appetite, tympanitis, dropping of nails, gangrene); Cinnamomum Cinnamon.; Colchicum Autumnale Colch.; Arsenicum Album Ars.; Aurum Arsenicum Aurum MUR. 2x (locomotor ataxia); Agrostema - Corn cockle - active constituent is Saponin N/A , which causes violent sneezing and sharp burning taste; burning in stomach, extends to oesophagus, neck and breast; (vertigo, headache, difficult locomotion, burning sensation); Ustilago; Carboneum Oxygenisatum Carbo; Pitutrin (dilated os, little pain, no progress. Dose, 1/2 c. c., repeat in half hour, if necessary. Hypodermically contraindicated in first stage of labor, valvular lesions or deformed pelvis).


Antidotes: Camphora Camph.; Opium N/A .

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  MIND - Secale Cornutum



raging, raving

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

anxiety; with fear

Restlessness, nervousness


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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Secale Cornutum


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  HEAD - Secale Cornutum

Head drawn back

Nosebleed, dark, oozing.


Passive, congestive pain (rises from back of head), with pale face

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)


Falling of hair; dry and gray

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  EYES - Secale Cornutum


Pupils dilated

Incipient cataract, senile especially in women

Eyes sunken and surrounded by a blue margin.

Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)

Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)

Protrusion; protruding eye balls

Pupils; dilated



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  EARS - Secale Cornutum



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  FACE - Secale Cornutum


Pale, pinched, sunken

Cramps commence in face and spread over whole body

Livid spots on face

Spasmodic distortion.

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes

discoloration; pale


drawn, pulled

like insects crawling on skin (see skin)

out-breaks on skin; leprous spots

out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous


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  NOSE - Secale Cornutum


Nose bleed

clotted, coagulated blood

dark, black blood

and thin

fluid blood

in alcoholics

in women; in young women

aged people

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  MOUTH - Secale Cornutum

Gums and teeth

Crawling; gums


Tongue dry, Cracked; blood like ink exudes, coated thick; viscid, yellowish, cold livid

Tingling of tip of tongue, which is stiff

Tongue swollen, paralyzed.

Discoloration; tongue; brown

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  THROAT - Secale Cornutum



after diphtheria

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  CHEST - Secale Cornutum


Angina pectoris

Dyspnoea and oppression, with cramp in diaphragm

Boring pain in chest

Precordial tenderness

Palpitation, with contracted and intermittent pulse.

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)



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  EXPECTORATION - Secale Cornutum


Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Mucous; bloody

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  SKIN - Secale Cornutum


Shriveled, numb; mottled dusky-blue tinge

Scleraema and oedema neonatorum

Raynaud’s disease

Blue color

Dry gangrene, developing slowly

Varicose ulcers

burning sensation; better by cold; Wants parts uncovered, though cold to touch

Formication; petechiae

Slight wounds continue to bleed

Livid spots

Boils, small, painful, with green contents; mature slowly

Skin feels cold to touch, yet covering is not tolerated

Great aversion to heat

formication under skin.


Discoloration; blackish

bluish; spots


purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)

in aged people


Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores


in aged persons

Abnormal growths; ulcers; black

ulcers; gangrenous

warts; withered

warts; wrinkled, shrivelled

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous

Like insects crawling on skin


Out-breaks on skin; leprosy

Pain; like bruising

burning; as from sparks

sensation as from electric sparks

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  BACK AND NECK - Secale Cornutum


Spinal irritation, tingling of lower extremities; can bear only slightest covering

Locomotor ataxia

Formication and numbness


Pain; burning; spine

Skin; like insects crawling on skin

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  ABDOMEN - Secale Cornutum


Stomach; Unnatural ravenous appetite; craves acids

THIRST unquenchable

Burning in stomach and abdomen; tympanites

Heaviness; lower part of abdomen

Pain; lower part of abdomen; during period

dragging, bearing down; during period

pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

Kidneys; suppression of urine


Eructations of bad odor.


Singultus, nausea; vomiting of blood and coffee-grounds fluid

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Secale Cornutum


Flatulence; during stool

Involuntary stool

Paralysis (see inactivity)


Cholera-like stools, with coldness and cramps

Olive-green, thin, putrid, bloody, with icy coldness and intolerance of being covered, with great exhaustion

involuntary stools; no sensation of passing faeces, anus wide open.



Forcible, sudden, gushing


olive green

Thin, liquid; pouring out



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  GENITALS ETC - Secale Cornutum


Paralysis of bladder

Retention, with unsuccessful urging

Discharge of black blood from bladder

Enuresis in old people.



Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin; penis

tingling; like insects crawling on skin; scrotum


Burning pains in uterus

Female; gangrene; womb

inflammation; womb

pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)


Menstrual colic, with coldness and intolerance of heat

Passive hemorrhages in feeble, cachetic women

Brownish, offensive leucorrhoea

Threatened abortion about the THIRD month ( Sabadilla Sab.) During labor no expulsive action, though everything is relaxed


Suppression of milk; breasts do not fill properly

Dark, offensive lochia

Puerperal fever, putrid discharges, tympanitis, coldness, suppressed urine.

Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin

Female; after-birth; dark

after-birth; offensive smelling

after-birth; protracted

after-birth; scanty


metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)


with convulsions

during and after labour

pain; pains after giving birth

pain; labour-like

pain; labour pains; ceasing

pain; labour pains; prolonged

pain; labour pains; weak


Menses irregular, copious, dark; Continuous oozing of watery blood until next period

Female; period; copious

period; dark

period; fluid blood containing clots

period; irregular

period; protracted

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Secale Cornutum

Extremities, limbs

Cold, dry hands and feet of excessive smokers with feeling of fuzziness in fingers

Trembling, staggering gait

Formication, pain and spasmodic movements


Fingers and feet bluish, shriveled, Spread apart or bent backwards, numb

Violent cramps

icy coldness of extremities

Violent pain in finger-tips, tingling in toes.


yet warm bed unbearable

upper limbs; hands

during chill

lower limbs; leg; uncovering

Contraction of muscles and tendons

Cramps; calf

Pulling up limbs

Sensation of fuzziness



with burning, tearing pains


in aged persons

Heat; foot; burning

Movements and positions; convulsion; rapid muscle spasm

limbs spread; fingers spread spasmodically

Numbness (see tingling)



Pain; cold applications

rheumatic; cold


lower limbs; cold

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin

itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs

itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand

itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers; tips

itching; like insects crawling on skin; lower limbs

itching; like insects crawling on skin; thigh

itching; like insects crawling on skin; leg

itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot

ulcers; lower limbs

black base


Swollen; hand; gangrenous

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Secale Cornutum

Fever and chill

Coldness; cold, dry skin; cold, clammy sweat; excessive thirst

Sense of internal heat.

Icy coldness of the body

Icy coldness of the body; with desire to uncover

with clammy sweat and blueness, cannot bear to be covered

With fever, but chill predominating

Uncovering, undressing

Warm room

Warmth is unbearable

Intense heat

Internal heat; burning

Desire to uncover

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  GENERALITIES - Secale Cornutum

Sleep and dreams

Profound and long

Insomnia with restlessness, fever, anxious dreams

Insomnia of drug and liquor habitues.

Sleeplessness, insomnia; coverings are warm though limbs are cold


Convulsions; convulsive movements



Desire to be uncovered


Blackness of external parts

Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease

Faintness, fainting; during labour

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts


Inflammation; internally

internally; gangrenous

Lean people

Numbness; externally

Pain; burning externally; internally

pressing; internally

Paralysis; of organs

In aged people

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid




Symptoms not symmetrical; right

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


warm room

warm heater

warm bed

warm air


warm room

warm heater

warm bed

warm air


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

after stool