CAUSTICUM homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine CAUSTICUM …


      1. Dark-haired persons of rigid fibre and yellow, sallow complexion.

2. Melancholy mood; esp. after long-lasting grief or sorrow; with easy weeping particularly in children; or peevishness and pessimism; no disposition or ability for physical and mental exertion; intense sympathy for the sufferings of others.

3. Faint-like sinking of strength with internal trembling (Gelsemium).

4. Paralysis conditions of single parts; gen. right-sided; of rectum, resulting in constipation with constant ineffectual desire and tendency to stand during stool; also gradually appearing general paralysis.

5. Rheumatic affections with feeling of tension and shortening of muscles; tearing, drawing pains; more in limbs than in joints.

6. Great rawness soreness in various parts; sometimes described as burning.

7. Cough, hollow, spasmodic; often with hoarseness or aphonia; (<) on expiration, (>) cold drink; accompanied by spurt of urine; tough stringy mucus difficult to expectorate.

8. Unhealthy skin; great tendency to warts; ailments from suppressed chronic skin troubles.

9. Great restlessness at night; unable to find easy position to lie in.

10. Patient chilly; (<) in clear, fine weather, (>) damp, wet weather (i.e. mild, soft air) yet (<) from bathing or getting wet.

Note. Incompatible with Phosphorus; must not be used before or after.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.