CROTALUS HORRIDUS signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine CROTALUS HORRIDUS…


Through the cerebro-spinal system, this remedy has a specific and powerful action upon the blood. It especially affects the pneumogastric nerves. This is one of those peculiar remedies, that seem to reach over one system of nerves into another; the starting point seems to be in the animal nervous system, but, it reaches over and affects the solar plexus most profoundly.


Hemorrhages from every orifice of the body, even from the pores of the skin.-RAUE.

Hemorrhage from the gums, nose, stomach, lungs, urethra, womb, and bowels.-NEIDHARD.

Sudden and great prostration of the vital forces; especially adapted to bilious remittent fevers; yellow fever; typhus, and typhoid fevers, in their worst form; glanders, scurvy, gangrene, and all malignant blood diseases.

Prophylactic in yellow fever. The patient should be inoculated with the virus.-See Neidhard, on Crot..

Fever always assumes the low typhoid form.

Most of the symptoms appear on the right side. [Lachesis; left side.] Digestive Organs.-Mostly smell from the mouth.-NEIDHARD.

Tongue scarlet red, or brown and swollen.

Very foul breath, with swollen face.

Sore pain from pit of the stomach to region of liver, with qualmishness, nausea and vomiting of green bilious matter.- NEIDHARD.

Very severe frontal headache, with difficult deglutition, nausea and bilious vomiting.

Severe, frontal headache, with coma and delirium.

Vertigo and trembling of the whole body.

Fetid diarrhoea.

This ought to be of great value in cerebro-spinal meningitis.

William Burt
William H. Burt, MD
Characteristic materia medica Published 1873
Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the physiological action of our remedies; together with their characteristic indications and pharmacology. Published 1881