ONE of our most useful domestic remedies: since in many persons coffee causes sleeplessness, not from tossings, not from discomfort, not from pain; but the sleeplessness of a brain too alert and wakeful from pleasure, or excitement, or mental stress and activity. Here Coffea, in potency, gives a sleep that is natural, restful, invigorating, and leaves no after-effects. It is the most beautiful sedative known, the most perfectly homoeopathic reaction that can be imagined.
A case in point: we may have told it, elsewhere? but it belongs here. She was very seriously ill, and so worn and weak that the doctor said, give her a cup of strong coffee. She had it. And during half the following night, one was in and out, always finding a cheerful wakefulness, not in the least distressed, but absolute sleeplessness. At last, in desperation, one went for a dose of Coffea 200, and the patient was fast asleep in a few minutes. This holds three lessons. The rapid action, in a Coffea case of Coffea; the power of potentized drugs; the property of a remedy, in potency, to prove its own best antidote in the crude state.
BLACK LETTER SYMPTOMS
Unusual activity of mind and body.
Full of ideas; quick to act, no sleep on this account.
Sleeplessness on account of excessive mental and physical excitement.
Fright from sudden pleasant surprises.
Pains seem insupportable, driving to despair.
Affections after sudden emotions, particularly pleasant surprises.
All the senses more acute, reads fine print easier, particularly an increased perception of slight passive motions.
Threatening of apoplexy; over-excited, talkative, full of fear, pangs of conscience. aversion to open air, sleepless, convulsive grinding of teeth.
One-sided headache, as from a nail driven into head (Thuja); worse in open air.
Neuralgic toothache entirely relieved by holding cold water in the mouth, returning as this becomes warm.
During labour or after -pains, extreme fear of death.
Great agitation and restlessness.
Affections after sudden emotions, especially pleasant surprises.
Would like to rub or scratch the part, but it is too sensitive.
Bad effects from wine or liquor drinking.
Thirst at night wakes him during, sweat, infrequent during heat; almost constant thirst after heat and during sweat.
As to the curious symptom: toothache relieved while cold water is held in mouth, and returning as this becomes warm. We have seen this more than once. And Coffea has promptly cured.