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

What is the chief sphere of action of Cicuta virosa?

In spasms, with rigidity, fixed, staring eyes, blue face and frothing at the mouth; there is great difficulty breathing, opisthotonos and loss of consciousness, and these spasms are followed by profound exhaustion.

What are the indications for Cuprum in Spasms?

When from suppressed eruptions; violent delirium, there is blueness of the face and lips, the eyeballs are distorted, and there is frothing at the mouth, and they may ushered in by a shriek or cry. Convulsions following cholera.

Give the principal Homoeopathic indications for Hydrocyanic acid.

In convulsions simulating epilepsy, tetanus with stiffness about he jaws and neck; another symptoms indicating its use is a gurgling, which extends from the throat to the stomach when swallowing.

What are the convulsive symptoms of Hyoscyamus?

Epileptic spasms with jerking, twitching and frothing at he mouth, followed by sleep; patient bites his tongue; patient looks wild.

What do we use Oenanthe crocata for?

It has been used with success in epilepsy and paralytic conditions; convulsions with death-like syncope.

What is the characteristic of Silicea in Epilepsy.

Epilepsy which occurs at night, the aura beginning in the solar plexus; arising from overstrain of the mind and from emotion.

What are the symptoms of Artemisia in Epilepsy?

In cases which have arisen from fright.

If Epilepsy is caused by indigestion, the aura starting in the epigastrium and spreading upward, what is the remedy?

Nux vomica.

Mention a useful remedy for the attacks.


What drugs have Epilepsy with aura beginning in the solar plexus and proceeding upward?

Nux vomica, silicea, Bufo and Calcarea carb.

What are useful remedies for Epilepsy and spasms which are caused from irritation of worms?

Ind. and Cina.

What is the character of the Bufo Epilepsy?

The aura starts from the epigastrium and from the genital organs. There is often preceding the attack great irritability of mind.

Give symptoms indicating Argentum nitricum.

Epilepsy from fright or coming on during menstruation; pupils are dilated for days or hours before attack; after attack restlessness and trembling of hands.

When is Cicuta virosa the remedy?

When the patient is taken with rigidity, fixed, staring eyes, blue, face, frothing at mouth;shocks or series of shocks pass through body; jaws locked; followed by profound exhaustion.,

EPISTAXIS (See Hemorrhages).

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.