Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Cholera Asiatica in an easy question-answer format. …

What are the indications for Camphor in Cholera?

Body cold as ice; great prostration voice squeaky or husky;upper lip retracted; indicated more at the beginning without any vomiting or diarrhoea. tongue, nose and ears are cold; collapse, with scanty or absent discharges.

Give symptoms indicting Carbo vegetabilis in state of collapse.

Icy coldness of the body; cold breath; bluish countenance, and a desire for air; coldness of the legs to the knees is very characteristic; the collapse in Carbo vegetabilis is due to the drain on the system from the discharges.

What are the indications for Cuprum in Cholera?

Coldness and blueness of the surface of the body, cramps of the muscles, those of the calves and thighs are drawn up into knots; the is distress in the pit of the stomach and great dyspnoea.

What are the symptoms of Secale in Cholera? Retching and vomiting of undigested food, body wasted and cold, cramps, tingling in limbs, face sunken, mouth distorted; profuse, painless discharge from the bowels, ejected with violence; cold, clammy sweat.

How does Secale differ from Arsenicum in Cholera”

Both have profuse, offensive, watery stools. Arsenicum lacks the tingling of Secale, and wants to be warmly wrapped up. Secale wants to be cool and lacks the anxious tossing about and restlessness of Arsenicum.

What other drug besides Camphor has sudden cessation of all discharges and collapse?

Hydrocyanic acid.

Give another remedy which produces a perfect picture of cholera.


Is Aconite ever useful in Cholera?

In cholera when collapse comes on very rapidly with little or on premonitory illness, unattended by copious evacuations.

What are the symptoms indicating Veratrum in cholera

Profuse. watery, greenish like spinach, or bloody stools, with cramps and cutting pains in. the abdomen and limbs, with great weakness and fainting, little vomiting, cold sweat on the forehead and rice-water stools, attended with prostration and collapse; aggravation at night; pale face, sunken eyes, and prostration.

How does this differ from Camphora?

Camphora has coldness without sweat; the tongue is cold; the discharges are scanty;the upper lip is retracted, showing the teeth;l the voice is high pitched and the entire body is cold.

When should one give Cuprum?

When the cramps are very severe and extend to the chest; vomiting and purging, but lacking the cold sweat of Veratrum.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.