Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen

Carbo Vegetabilis

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Carbo Vegetabilis homeopathy medicine, complete details of homeopathic remedy Carbo Vegetabilis from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen

Carbo Vegetabilis suited For the bad effects of exhausting diseases, whether in young or old ( Cinchona , Phosphorus , Psorinum ); cachectic persons whose vitality has become weakened or exhausted.

Persons who have never fully recovered from the exhausting effects of some previous illness; asthma dates from measles or pertussis of childhood; indigestion from a drunken debauch; bad effects of a long ago injury; has never recovered from effects of typhoid ( Psorinum ).

Ailments: from quinine, especially suppressed intermittents; abuse of mercury, salt, salt meats; spoiled fish, meats, or fats; from getting overheated ( Antim crud. ).

Bad effects from loss of vital fluids ( Causticum ); haemorrhage from any broken down condition of mucous membranes ( Cinchona , Phosphorus ).

Weakness of memory and slowness of thought.

Epistaxis in daily attacks, for weeks, worse from exertion; face pale before as well as after a haemorrhage.

Haemorrhage from any mucous outlet; in systems broken down, debilitated; blood oozes from weakened tissues; vital force exhausted.

Hippocratic face; very pale, grayish-yellow, greenish, cold with cold sweat; after haemorrhage.

Looseness of teeth, easily-bleeding gums.

Patients crave things that make them sick; old topers crave whiskey or brandy; want clothing loose around abdomen.

Weak digestion; simplest food disagrees; excessive accumulation of gas in stomach and intestines < lying down; after eating or drinking, sensation as if stomach would burst; effects of a debauch, late suppers, rich food.

Eructations give temporary relief.

Diseases of the venous system predominate ( Sulph. ); symptoms of imperfect oxidation ( Argentum nit. ).

Deficient capillary circulation causes blueness of skin and coldness of extremities; vital powers nearly exhausted; desire to be constantly fanned.

Hoarseness: < evenings; damp evening air; warm, wet weather; fails when exerted (< morning, Causticum ).

Awakens often from cold limbs and suffers from cold knees at night ( Apis ).

Frequent, involuntary, cadaverous-smelling stools, followed by burning; soft stool voided with difficulty ( Alumina ).

In the last stages of disease, with copious cold sweat, cold breath, cold tongue, voice lost, this remedy may save a life.

Relations. – Complementary: Kali carb.

Want of susceptibility to well-selected remedies ( Opium , Val. ).

Compare: Cinchona , Plumb. , in neglected pneumonia, especially in “old toppers;” Antim tart. in threatened paralysis from inability to expectorate loosened mucus.

Opium : with lack of reaction after well-selected remedies fail to permanently improve ( Val. ).

Phosphorus in easily bleeding ulcers.

Pulsatilla , bad effects from fat food and pastry.

Sulph. , acrid-smelling menstrual flow and erysipelas of mammae.

Carbo Vegetabilis Aggravation. – From butter, pork, fat food; abuse of quinine, bark and mercury; from singing or reading aloud; in warm, damp weather.

Amelioration. – From eructation; being fanned.

About the author

H. C. Allen

H. C. Allen

Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.

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