Cocculus indicus - The Homeopathic Remedy

Remedy profile of Cocculus indicus, Origin, Preparation,  Symptoms explanation and other information

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Remedy Name/s: Common Name/s: Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
Cocculus, Cocculus Indicus Indian Cockle Anamirta Cocculus, Anamirta Paniculata

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General description and domicile:
This very poisonous plant is native to India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It is a climbing plant with cork-like pale bark, smooth green leaves and gender specific plants bearing either male or female flowers but not both.

Warning: Extreme care must be taken when handling this plant as very little contact can be fatal.

Part used and extraction:
The seeds are used.

Remedy preparation:
Seeds are ground and steeped in alcohol to obtain mother tincture

The berries of this plant were scattered in streams by indigenous people to stun the fish so that they are easier to catch. It was also used in the U.S. to illegally increase the potency of beer and to arrest fermentation in the bottle.

How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before treatment can be commenced. See How to Use these Pages

Remedy profile:
Cocculus people tend to care for others to distraction. When caring for a sick loved one they tend to disregard their own health and will easily fall into exhaustion and depression.
When stressed they become silent, anxious and forgetful.
This remedy is for people that are very fatigued and has been for a prolonged time. Fainting, insomnia and a fugue may be common and they may not accept that they are tired.

Key Symptoms:
Depression and anger, Confusion and forgetfulness, Extreme fatigue.

Used for treatment of:


Headaches (particularly if accompanied by lack of sleep)





Motion sickness

Period pains (associated with bloat)


General Symptoms Worse for: Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Deep breathing
Lack of sleep

General Symptoms Better for: Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Sitting down
Lying down

See also our Herbal page on Cocculus indicus.


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