Coffea cruda

Coffea cruda symptoms. Dr. Phatak describes the confirmed symptoms (insomnia) of the homeopathic remedy Coffea cruda in his Concise Materia Medica….

Editor’s note: Coffea cruda is a homeopathic medicine, which is most commonly used for Insomnia or Sleeplessness. It is also a useful remedy to toothache.

Coffea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. Coffea species are shrubs or small trees native to tropical and southern Africa and tropical Asia. The seeds of some species, called coffee beans, are used to make various coffee beverages and products.

Coffee, is large enough doses, containing caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart and breathing rate, and other side effects.

Consuming large amounts of coffee might also cause headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats.

In homeopathic potentised dosage, Coffea cruda is safe to take and has no reported side effects.


     Coffea cruda homeopathy medicine for insomnia or sleeplessness There is no difference between symptoms of roasted coffee and raw coffee. It is believed that coffee antidotes almost all homoeopathic medicines; but it is doubtful whether it could do so esp. when remedies are given in high potency (Clarke).

Experience shows that correctly selected homoeopathic remedy acts in spite of taking coffee. Coffee increases the sensibility of NERVES; MAKING THEM OVER EXCITABLE AND OVER SENSITIVE; special senses become OVER ACUTE; emotions esp. joy and pleasurable surprise, produces dangerous symptoms. Pain, touch, noise, odours become intolerable.

Coffea cruda has Unusual activity of mind and body. Convulsions of teething children, with grinding of the teeth and coldness of the limbs. Convulsion from excessive playing or laughing, in weakly children. It is suited to tall, lean, stooping persons, with dark complexion; of choleric temperament.

Coffea cruda has Ill effects of fear, fright, disappointed love, over fatigue; excessive laughing, long journey.

Sensation of warmth. Great nervous agitation and restlessness. Hysteria; screaming weeping. Pains intolerable, drives to despair.


      Noise. Touch. Odours. Air; open, cold windy. Mental exertion; emotions. Overeating. Alcohol. Night. Narcotics. Strong smells.


      Lying. Sleep. Warmth.


      Ecstasy; full of ideas, quick to act, therefore wakeful. Weeps, laments and tosses about; over trifles. Cry and laugh easily; while crying, suddenly laughs quite heartily and finally cries again. Now joyous now gloomy.

Resents sympathy. Faints easily. Irritable and wakeful. Coffea cruda has Fright from sudden pleasant surprise. Trembles. Throws things about.


      Seems as if brain were torn to pieces, shattered or crushed. As if a nail were driven into the head. Clavus. Tight pain. Head feels too small. Feels and hears a cracking in vertex. Temples throbbing, with burning in eyes.


      Can read fine print more distinctly. Pupils dilated. Bright eyes.


      Noise is painful. In Coffea cruda, Hearing is more acute; overhears distant sounds. Hardness of hearing, with buzzing as of a swarm of bees.


      Acute, sensitive smell. Nosebleed; with heaviness of head, and ill humour; during straining at stool.


      Ache, (right), radiating. Dry, hot, with red cheeks.


      In Coffea, Toothache is better holding ice water in mouth; worse as it warms, extends down arms to the finger tips; during menses. Taste delicate. Salivation; during pregnancy.


      Pain as from a plug, with constant desire to swallow. Uvula too long.


      Immoderate hunger; eats and drinks hurriedly. Stomach feels over loaded; during colic.


      The clothes are oppressive. Abdominal pains, with despair (women). Diarrhoea; in housewives from too much care about domestic affairs; during dentition.

Urinary Organs

      Suppression of urine. Frequent, profuse urination, of colourless urine.


      Hot itching genitals.


      dosage and side effects of homeopathic Coffea crudaMenses; too early and long lasting. Dysmenorrhoea, large clots of black blood. Voluptuous itching in the vulva, but vagina and vulva are too sensitive to rub or scratch, aversion to coition, there from. Afterpains.

Coffea cruda has Toothache during menses. Severe afterpains or labour pains; with fear of death. Nymphomania.

Respiratory organs

      Short, dry hacking constant cough; of measles; in nervous delicate children.


      Nervous palpitation, with trembling of limbs worse sun heat; after excessive joy or surprise. Sudden rise of blood pressure.


      Trembling of hands, cannot hold the pen. Sciatic or crural neuralgia worse motion, better pressure. Twitching in the limbs.


      Coffea cruda has NERVOUS SLEEPLESSNESS; from rush of ideas, mental activity; awakes at, or hears every sound; Insomnia after pleasurable excitement.


      Feverish, with pain and always ready to weep. Traumatic fever.


      Painfully sensitive. Itching_scratches until it bleeds.


      Coca; Ignatia

Coffea cruda is Complementary to


S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.