CARBO VEGETABILIS – Homeopathic Medicine

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

CARBO VEGETABILIS homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy CARBO VEGETABILIS

Generalities

      Weakness in the morning, and stretching of the limbs; after a short walk in the open air; mostly in arms when writing; (<) walking, (>) sitting. Sudden attacks of faint-like weakness. General exhaustion towards noon. Tearing pains in various parts of the body. Rheumatic drawing pains, with coldness in the hands and feet. Paralytic tearings in limbs, with flatulent symptoms. Burning pains in the limbs, bones and in ulcers. The limbs feel bruised in the morning after rising from bed.

Clinical. Tendency to hemorrhage in low types of disease, as in pernicious anaemia, purpura, typhoid fever, etc. Tendency to putrid decomposition. Sometimes indicated after excesses. Sequel of strains and of becoming cold. Faints readily especially as the result of debilitating diseases. In the collapsed stage of various diseases the patient wants to be fanned constantly, with general fetid odors, bluish appearance of the skin. Senile gangrene, humid leg; varicose ulcers burn at night; offensive discharge, purple all around. The veins are swollen and livid.

Mind

      Anxiety in the evening; could scarcely remain lying still. Irritable mood. Easily excited to anger and violence. Fear of ghosts in the night. Ideas flow slowly; periodic weakness of memory.

Head

      Stitches through the head on coughing. The hat presses on the head like a heavy weight, and the sensation continues even after taking it off, as if the head were bound up with a cloth. Heaviness; confusion in the morning after rising, (>) lying down, with inability to think easily and necessity to make a great exertion, as if rousing from a dream. Rush of blood to the head. A feeling of cramp-like tension in the brain. Drawing pains in the head, coming up from the nape of the neck, with nausea. Vertigo, so that he is obliged to hold on to something; when stooping, as if the head reeled. Painful sensitiveness of the external head to pressure. Hair falls out.

Eyes

      Pain, as from over-strain. Pressing and burning in the eyes. A heavy weight seems to lie upon the eyes; has to make great effort when reading and writing. The lids are agglutinated at night. Muscles painful when looking up. Black floating spots before vision. Short-sighted.

Ears

      Heat and redness of the external ear every evening. Offensive, flesh-colored discharge from the right ear. Ears seem stopped, as from something heavy lying in front of them. Roaring and ringing in the ears.

Clinical. Offensive otorrhoea. Usually malsecretion of cerumen, with exfoliation of epidermoid cells. Deafness after exanthematous diseases.

Nose

      Tip of the nose red and scabby. Ineffectual attempts to sneeze, with crawling in the nose. Violent, persistent nose-bleed, especially in the morning, preceded and followed by pallor of the face.

Clinical. Recurring nose-bleed in persons who have been overtaxed with anxiety, especially in elderly people. Varicose veins on nose.

Face

      Face pale, greenish-yellow. Swelling of the face and lips. Lips cracked. Drawing pains in both sides of the face and jaws. Soreness of the jawbones.

Mouth

      Drawing, tearing toothache, (<) salt food. Persistent looseness of the teeth. Gums loose and retracted from the incisors. Gums bleed easily and frequently. Gums sensitive when chewing. Tongue coated white, coated yellowish-brown. Tongue sensitive and raw.

Throat

      A feeling of constriction in the throat, which hinders swallowing. Much mucus in the throat, which is easily brought up on hawking.

Stomach

      Immoderate hunger or thirst. Persistent aversion to meat and fat. Aversion to milk, which causes flatulence. A bitter taste in the mouth. Salty taste. Food tastes of salt. The mouth is sore after eating. Eructations of food, especially of fat food, for a long time. Nausea in the morning, vomiting, even of blood. Constriction of the stomach at night, extending into the chest, with distention of the abdomen. Cramp in the stomach, with sensation of a burning pressure. Great sensitiveness of the pit of the stomach. Much flatulence in the stomach. The slightest food distresses. Acidity of the stomach when lying on the back and when walking.

Clinical. Flatulent dyspepsia, with sour eructations; stomach is swollen like a drum; the distress comes on half an hour or an hour after eating; every sort of food disagrees, the stomach seems to be suffering from inertia, is unable to digest the simplest article. Acid dyspepsia, with heartburn, coldness of the surface of the body, feeble pulse, etc. Gastralgia of nursing women, with excessive flatulence, sour and rancid belching, vomiting of food. The sensitiveness in the stomach or burning sometimes extends into the small of the back, with excessive distention by gas.

Abdomen

      Distention after dinner; with rumbling;p griping; much motion in the abdomen of flatulence. Bruised pain in the hypochondria, especially in the region of the liver. Intolerant of tight clothing around the hypochondrium. Stitches in the ribs, especially in the region of the liver. Griping in the abdomen below navel, extending from the left towards the right side, with a paralyzed feeling in the right leg. Flatulent colic and great moving about of flatulence; a discharge of excessive amounts of foul flatulence. (Colic from riding in the ears or carriage.).

Rectum and Stool

      Gnawing, stitches, crawling in the rectum. Stitches during stool. Tenesmus. Pressure and ineffectual urging, but only evacuation of gas. Bleeding during stool. Itching and burning of the anus. Soreness and moisture of the perineum. Stool enveloped in yellowish mucus, at last bloody.

Clinical Diarrhoea brown, yellow or slimy, of a putrid odor, often involuntary. The diarrhoea is generally the accompaniment of low types of fever, associated with tendency to coldness in the extremities, cold tongue, lips, etc. tendency to collapse, desire to be fanned, pulse weak, voice lost.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent, anxious desire to urinate, day and night. Incontinence of urine at night. Urine red, dark-colored, turbid; deposits a red sediment.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Aphthae on the pudenda. Itching, burning and soreness of the pudenda. Varicose veins of the pudenda. Menstruation too early and too profuse, pale; preceded by cramp-like pains in the abdomen. Acrid leucorrhoea, milky; worse in the morning on rising, causing soreness and rawness of the labia. Menses too thick and of strong odor.

Respiratory Organs

      Roughness of the larynx, with a deep, rough voice, which fails on exertion, without pain. Rawness in the larynx from frequent clearing of the throat, with soreness. Pain in the larynx, as if ulcerated when coughing. Hoarseness, so that speaking aloud was difficult. Hoarseness, worse in the morning and evening, (<) continued talking. Cough in the evening in bed; also in the morning after rising, from itching in the larynx. Expectoration; tenacious, salt. Spasmodic cough three to four times a day. Expectoration of green mucus; expectoration of blood. Dyspnoea, with a fulness of the chest, and palpitation on the slightest motion.

Clinical. Aphonia from relaxation of vocal cords. Chronic laryngeal catarrh, with rawness and soreness in larynx, particularly in old people. Has been prescribed in the last stage of membranous croup. Chronic bronchial catarrh of old people; burning in the chest, choking when coughing, ameliorated by heat. Cough, generally spasmodic, suffocative. Asthma, particularly in old people who are debilitated, with flatulence, etc. especially with blue color of the skin. Haemorrhage from the lungs, with burning pain in chest, oppression, desire to be fanned all the time; cold skin. Sometimes useful in a late stage of pneumonia, with excessive dyspnoea and tendency to collapse.

Chest

      Oppression of the chest on waking, with weakness of it; after disappearance of coryza, with wheezing and rattling, inability to remain in bed on account of want of air, and the cough, which caused vomiting and was difficult to loosen. Burning pains in the chest, as from glowing coal. Weariness of the chest on waking.

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation. Weak pulse.

Clinical. Useful in weak heart with fatty degeneration with cold sweat, desire to be fanned, tendency to haemorrhages.

Neck and Back

      Tearing pains in the muscles. Cervical glands swollen. Drawing pains in the nape, extending up into the neck, with nausea and rush of water from the mouth. Drawing pains in the back, (<) sitting or stooping. Pinching pain near the lowest part of the spine. Pain across the loins, as from a plug; can not sit, must put pillow under it. Sore pain beneath the coccyx.

Extremities

      Drawing pains. Extremities go to sleep, especially the one on which one lies. Tearing pains in the forearms and wrists. Heat in the hands. Paralytic weakness of the fingers when grasping anything. Paralytic tearings in the lower extremities. Drawing pains in the hips, extending down the thighs, (<) when walking. Heaviness of the lower extremities; stiffness after evening nap, so that the gait was unsteady until he had walked a little. Paralyzed sensation. Cramp in the soles, numbness of feet. Feet sweaty. Toes red and swollen, with stinging pains, as if they had been frozen.

Skin

      Burning pains in various places. Burning in ulcers, with offensive discharge, which is corrosive. Itching, worse in the evening when warm in bed.

Sleep

      Sleepiness during the day, (>) moving about. Falls asleep late. Loss of sleep at night on account of restlessness. Frequent waking at night, with cold knees and limbs.

Fever

      General chilliness and coldness; thirst only during the coldness. Flushes of heat and burning in various places in the skin . Perspiration on eating; of a sour odor in the early morning hours.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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