Causticum symptoms of the homeopathy remedy from Keynotes and Red Line Symptoms by Adolph von Lippe. What are the symptoms of Causticum? Keynote indications and uses of Causticum…




      Adapted to persons who are subject to affections of respiratory and urinary tracts (Lycopodium, mercurius, Natrum muriaticum) (A.).

Useful for dark-haired persons with rigid fibres, psoric constitutions, suffering from long ago suppressions of skin diseases (N.).

Disturbed functional activity of brain and spinal cord, from exhausting diseases or severe mental shock, resulting in paralysis.

Tension in the limbs with paralysis, especially of the extensor muscles (Plb.).

Rheumatic and gouty tearing in the limbs, relieved by warmth, especially by the heat of the bed.

Shortening of the flexor muscles.

Paralytic trembling, debility of the limbs when out of bed.

Numbness of the single parts, or of the right side of the body.

In children, soreness, swelling of the abdomen, easy falling, and late learning to walk (Bar-C., Calcarea phos., Silicea).

In the evening and while sitting, insupportable restlessness through the whole body and anxiety about the heart.

Burning of the exterior parts (ulcers) (Arsenicum, Lachesis, Phosphorus, Sulphur).

Warts of eye-brows and nose.

Dryness of the larynx (Belladonna, Conium, Lachesis) (D.).

MORNING HOARSENESS (Calcarea, Calcarea phos., Carbo vegetabilis, Kali bichromicum, Mang., Phosphorus, Silicea, Sulphur).

COMPLETE LOSS OF VOICE (Am-Causticum, Phosphorus). (D.).

Weakness of voice from over-exertion (Hg.).

PARALYTIC APHONIA (Alumn., Arg-M., Bromium, Carbo vegetabilis, Phosphorus, Stramonium) (D.).

Cough, being obliged to swallow what has been raised (Arnica, Cannabis sativa, Conium, Drosera, Gelsemium, Kali carb., Kali-S., Lycopodium, Nux-M., Sepia, Spongia, Staphysagria, Zincum met.).


Cough, worse when bending forward (N.).

COUGH, ACCOMPANIED BY A SPURT OF URINE (Apis, Bryonia, Hyoscyamus, Natrum muriaticum, Nux vomica, Phos- Ac., Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Rumx., Sepia, Squil., Staphysagria, Thuja, Veratrum, Zincum met.) (D.).

Cannot speak loud (Phosphorus) (D).

Cough, with a sensation as if one could not cough deep enough to raise the mucus (N.).

Cough with pain in the hip (N.).

Phlegm in the throat that cannot be hawked up, which produces nausea (Bt.).

Sensation of tension and pain in the jaws, so that she could only with difficulty open the mouth, and also could not eat well because a tooth seemed too long (N.).

Can not keep the upper eyelids up, they are nearly paralyzed, and will fall down over the eyes (N.).

PARALYSIS OF THE EYELIDS (Alumina, Conium, Dulcamara, Gelsemium, Graphites, Magnesia phos., Natrum carbonicum, Acid nitricum, Nux-M., Plb., Rhus toxicodendron, Sepia, Spigelia, Stann., Zincum met.) (D.).

Heat, burning and feeling of sand in the eyes (Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum, Sulphur) (D.).

Double vision (Alumn., Aurum, Belladonna, Cannabis indica, Cyclamen, Digitalis, Gelsemium, Hyoscyamus, Iodium) (D.).

Constantly complains of shivering coldness (Kali-I.).

Frequent ineffectual efforts to stool (Anacardium, Nux vomica, Sulphur), with much pain, anxiety and redness in the face (N.).


Haemorrhoids: worse when preaching or straining the voice, or from standing (N.).

Fistula in ano (Berberis, Calcarea phos., Fluor-Ac., Phosphorus, Silicea), and fistula dentalis (Fluor-Ac., Hepar, Mercurius, Silicea).

Obstinate constipation, with varices in the anus (G.).

Cannot evacuate the stool sitting down, is obliged to stand (D.).


Fissures and other troubles in the anus or rectum rendering walking intolerably painful (Acid nitricum, Sulphur) (N.).

Mucus collects in the throat, can not be raised, has to swallow it (N.).

Warts on the back of the tongue (N.).

Speechlessness from paralysis of the organs of speech (Gelsemium, Plb.) (N.).

Neuralgia, right side of cheek bone to mastoid process; worse at night (Ra.).

FACIAL PARALYSIS (Agaricus, Anacardium, Bar-C., Cocc., Cuprum, Cur., Dulcamara, Graphites, Kali chloratum, Kali-P., Nux vomica, Opium, Plb., Strych., Zincum met.), DUE TO EXPOSURE TO DRY, COLD WINDS (D.).

Burning itching in the face, discharging an acrid fluid, which forms crusts when drying (Ra.).

A white coating on both sides of the tongue (N.).

Paralysis of the tongue, lips and throat (Gelsemium, Plb.) (D.).

PARALYSIS OF THE BLADDER (Alumina, Arnica, Arsenicum, Belladonna, Camph., Cantharis, Cuprum, Dulcamara, Gelsemium, Hyoscyamus, Kali-P., Lachesis, Mercurius, Nux vomica, Opium) (D.).

INVOLUNTARY URINATION WHILE COUGHING (Apis., Caps., Ferr-P., Kreosotum, Lycopodium, Nat- M.) (D.).

Difficult, frequent, and painful urination (Cantharis, Digitalis, Gelsemium, Lycopodium) (Hg.).

Urine loaded with lithic acid and lithates, with great debility (Hg.).

Nocturnal enuresis of children, during the first sleep (Benz-Ac., Cina., Kreosotum, Acid phosphoricum., Sepia) (D.).


Itching of the orifice of the urethra (Petrosel., Thuja) (N.).

Numbness or insensibility of the urethra; cannot tell when the urine is passing in the dark, only by the sense to touch (N.).

Sudden and frequent loss of sight, with a sensation of a film before the eyes (G.).

The parts upon which he lies become sore (Arnica, Baptisia, Pyrog.) (D.).

MENSES FLOW ONLY DURING THE DAY (Cact., Coffea, Cyclamen, Hamamelis, Pulsatilla; menses flow only during the night–Borax, Bovista, Coffea, Cyclamen, Magnesia carb., Natrum muriaticum) (D.).

Menses cease at night and flow during the day, while leucorrhoea flows at night, not during the day (N.).

Spasms of the rectum, preventing walking (Aesculus, Acid nitricum, Thuja) (G.).

Very apt to have haemorrhoids, which are made intolerable by walking (Aesculus, Bromium, Carb-An., Mur-Ac., Sulphur, better from walking–Ignatia).

Painful pustules near the anus, discharging pus, blood and serum (Ra.).

Ailments from long lasting grief (Gelsemium, Natrum muriaticum, Acid phosphoricum.) (Br.).

Greasy taste in the mouth (Asafoetida, Chamomilla) (Br.).


Flatulence (China, Dioscorea, Lycopodium, Nat-S., Pulsatilla, Sepia, Sulphur) (Ra.).

Water-brash (Arsenicum, Bar-C., Bryonia, Calcarea, Carbo vegetabilis, Graphites, Lycopodium, Mezer., Nux vomica, Par., Petroleum, Pulsatilla, Sabad., Sanguinaria, Silicea, Staphysagria, Sulphur, Veratrum) (Ra.).

Pressure and fullness in the abdomen, as if it would burst; nourishment greatly increases the pain (G.).

Great melancholy; looks on the dark side of everything; especially during menstruation (G.).

Very suspicious and mistrustful (G.).

Excessive sympathy for others (G.).

Absent-minded (Apis., Cannabis indica, Lachesis) (G.).

Pains in the abdomen, causing her to bend double (Belladonna, Coloc., Magnesia phos., Nux vomica, Pulsatilla); greatly aggravated by the least nourishment (Calcarea phos.), or tightening her clothes (Argentum nitricum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Nux vomica) (G.).

Menses too early and too abundant; after it ceases, a little blood is passed from time to time, for many days, which smells badly (G.).

Old ulcers originating in a blister, with burning or itching (N.).

Burns that recover slowly, or remote effects of them (N.).

Dry, hollow cough, with soreness in the chest, caused by tickling and mucus in the throat, with expectoration only at night, of acrid tasting mucus, which he can not raise but has to swallow it again (J.).

Sensation of rawness or soreness of the scalp, throat, respiratory tract, rectum, anus, urethra, vagina, etc. (N.).

Sour perspiration (Arsenicum, Bryonia, Calcarea, Colchicum, Hepar, Iodium, Lycopodium, Magnesia carb., Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Psorinum, Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur, Veratrum, (Bt.).

Glandular indurations (Bad., Carb-An., Iodium, Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Phytolacca, Rhus toxicodendron, Silicea) (Bt.).

Cicatrices freshen up; old injuries reopen (Graphites). (Br.).

Aversion to sweets (Arsenicum, Graphites, Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Zincum met.) (Br.).

Fresh meat causes nausea; smoked meat agrees.

Stitches in the liver (Belladonna, Berberis, Bryonia, Calcarea, Chelidonium, Conium, Lept., Mag-M., Mercurius, Nux vomica, Ran-B., Sepia).

Epileptic spasms (at night during sleep).

Left-sided sciatica (Am-M., Cimic., Kali bichromicum, Kali carb., Lachesis, Phosphorus, Thuja), with numbness (Coloc., Gnaph., Nux vomica, Phytolacca, Rhus toxicodendron) (Br.).

Sciatic pains, worse from cold and coughing, and better from warmth or warmth of bed (K.).

Involuntary nodding of the head while writing (Acid phosphoricum.).

Dim-sightedness as if a thick fog were before the eyes (Arsenicum, Calcarea, China, Croc., Cyclamen, Gelsemium, Mercurius, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Zincum met.).

Affects the right side most prominently (A.).

Vertigo: at night in bed, on rising and lying down again; on looking fixedly at an object (Cur., Kali carb., Lachesis, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorus, Silicea, Spigelia, Sulphur); and during menses (C.).

Photophobia, with constant necessity to wink (C.).

Leucorrhoea: profuse, flows like the menses, and has the same odour (C.).

May be used in spasmodic diseases, even in convulsions. When walking in the open air, the patient falls but soon recovers. During the unconscious stage, he passes urine. These attacks especially recur at the new moon (F.).

May be called for in colic after failure of Colocynth. The pains are of a griping, cutting character and are relieved by bending double (F.).


      In the evening; in the open air; after drinking coffee; while perspiring; in clear, fine weather; during new moon; from getting wet or bathing; and from coming from the air into a warm room.


      From warmth; in damp, wet weather.


      complementary: Carbo vegetabilis, Petrosel.

INCOMPATIBLE: Phosphorus Must not be used before or after Phosphorus, always disagrees; the Acids; Coffea.

Adolph Lippe
Adolph Lippe (born near Goerlitz, Prussia, 11 May 1812; died in Philadelphia, 23 January 1888) was a homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. Adolph got a legal education at Berlin. After completing his legal studies, Lippe became interested in homeopathy, and emigrated to the United States in 1837 to further his study. In 1838, he enrolled in the North American Academy of Homeopathy at Allentown, Pennsylvania, from where he graduated in 1841. He settled in Philadelphia, where from 1863 until 1868 he was professor of materia medica in the Homeopathic College of Pennsylvania. Besides some essays and treatises from the French, German, and Italian which became standards, Lippe was the author of:
Comparative Materia Medica (Philadelphia, 1854)
Text-Book of Materia Medica (1866)