COCCUS CACTUS – Homeopathic Medicine

COCCUS CACTUS homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy COCCUS CACTUS…


      A general feeling of rush of blood to the head; a dull aching, (<) moving it, or by sudden jar. Confusion, with vertigo, especially on the vertex, (>) in the open air. Pain in the temples, extending toward vertex, (<) washing with cold water.


      Roaring in the ears, evening and night. Impaired hearing.


      Catarrhal symptoms. A discharge of thick, yellow mucus.


      The whole mouth and fauces sensitive, so that even rinsing the mouth causes cough and vomiting of thick mucus. Taste metallic, with salivation.


      The palate irritable, so that even brushing the teeth causes vomiting and choking. Scraping, with expectoration of mucus; also causing paroxysms of cough, with expectoration of tough mucus. The uvula feels elongated, which causes constant hawking. Secretion of much tough mucus in the throat, with constant efforts to expectorate. This mucus seems to cause the cough, which continues until thick, viscid masses of mucus are expectorated, with relief.


      Nausea, retching and vomiting, apparently caused by thick, tough mucus in the throat, and by a spasmodic cough.


      Pain in the left hypochondrium, as from incarcerated flatus, extending to left side of back and lumbar vertebrae. Burning drawing in region of spleen. Waking at night, (>) holding with a warm hand.

Urinary Organs

      Great urging to urinate. Frequent micturition. Copious urine.

Clinical. Urinary calculi, with violent colic; haematuria; large deposits of uric acid and of urates; pains lancinating, extending from kidneys into bladder. Acute inflammation of the kidney, with backache, etc.

Sexual Organs

      Clinical. Menorrhagia; discharge of large dark clots, with dysuria. Intermittent menstruation; flows only in the evening or night when lying down.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling in the larynx, waking early in the night, causing cough, with expectoration of much tenacious mucus. Scraping in the larynx, which causes paroxysms of cough and expectoration of balls of mucus. Rawness in the trachea, obliging him to cough. Sensation as if a crumb stuck behind the larynx, obliging constant swallowing and hawking. The vocal organs become fatigues easily, with hoarseness and labored breathing. Violent paroxysms of coughing caused by brushing the teeth, by rinsing the mouth, by endeavoring to clear the throat of viscid mucus. Cough clear and dry for a time; afterwards expectoration of tough mucus and hawking, which provokes vomiting; cough (<) in the hot room. Expectoration of much tenacious mucus, provoking vomiting, which gives temporary relief. Paroxysm of tickling cough, ending with expectoration of tenacious mucus. Breathing difficult.

Clinical. Laryngitis, with most violent cough; difficult expectoration of very tenacious mucus. Suffocative catarrh of the bronchi, with tough, white mucus, which strangles; cough aggravated on first waking. Whooping cough, with vomiting of ropy, albuminous mucus; aggravated in morning, the attacks ending with vomiting of this ropy mucus.


      Rapid, irregular beating of the heart after eating, causing anxiety.


      Aching through the small of the back. The region of the kidneys painful to pressure. Pain across the loins as if broken.

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.