Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
|Cocculus, Cocculus Indicus
||Anamirta Cocculus, Anamirta Paniculata
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.
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
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.
Depression and anger, Confusion and forgetfulness, Extreme fatigue.
Used for treatment of:
Headaches (particularly if accompanied by lack of sleep)
Period pains (associated with bloat)
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Lack of sleep
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
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