Cereus Serpentinus

Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

Cereus Serpentinus signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Cereus Serpentinus is used

      *N. O. Cactaceae. Tincture of stems.


Anger, fits of. Enuresis. Epistaxis. Heart, pains in. Impotence.


The heart was less prominently affected by *Cer. serp. than by the other *Cacti, but pains in head and a paralysed feeling were experienced. A voluptuous feeling, dwindling of sexual organs, metal irritations were prominent. Worse On exposure to cold, to which there is great sensitiveness. ***J. H. Fitch proved *Cer- s., as well as *Cer-b. Kunze also proved *Cer-s.


*Compare: Cact. g., Cereus bon., Coni.,, Psorinum (sensitiveness to cold.). Anacardium (inclined to swear).



Angry at trifles. Fits of sudden ungovernable rage. Inclined to swear. Prays all night. Makes mistakes, reading or writing.


Dizzy in morning, with mucus in throat. Tensive pain in head and brain. Feeling as if back part of brain were detached from front, and rotten.




At dinner bites inside mouth, right cheek.


Much tenacious mucus in throat and back of nose.

Urinary Organs

Pain in region of right kidney. Urging to urinate. Enuresis. -Urine yellowish, or pale tea-green.

Male Sexual Organs.

Genital organs small and dwindled. Excited genital condition. Emission, seems as if passed in a lump. Emission followed by cutting pain first in one, then in other testicle.


Paralysed feeling in heart. Pain after exertion, followed by short breath, better by full breath. Afterwards, short sharp pains through heart. Thrusting pains at heart followed by sighing respiration.


Very sensitive to cold.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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