NAJA TRIPUDIANS symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy NAJA TRIPUDIANS…




Lachesis, Crot. and the serpent-poisons



We use triturations and an alcoholic solution of the poison.

This poison has been introduced as a homoeopathic medicine by Dr. Russell of England. It seems to act primarily upon the nerves; the cobra-bite destroys the process of innervation. In the keeper, killed at Zoological Gardens in London, death ensued from suspended respiration; the air-passages were filled with a frothy mucus. Among the symptoms elicited by the provers of Naja, some of the chief symptoms are; dryness of the mouth and throat, spasmodic catching of the larynx, irritable cough. Five of the provers suffered severely from continuous headache in the temples and forehead, accompanied with great depression of spirits. Dr. Hughes offers the following statement regarding the therapeutic powers of this agent: “My own experience fully concurs with that of Dr. Russell as to the value of Naja as a remedy. I have frequently cured with it the kind of headache above described, especially when associated with spinal pain and palpitation of the heart. Mr. Gillow gives a good case in the British Journal, Vol. XII., page 214, and suggests it for the gloomy headache which results from disorder of several functions in males. In the same place you will find a case by Dr. Russell, showing how rapidly Naja can act in acute pharyngo-laryngeal inflammations. He has recently pointed out a dark-red color of the fauces as especially indicating this medicine. Dr. Bradshaw commends it highly in the cough of phthisis, and in incipient phthisis laryngea. Dr. Russell speaks well of it in that mysterious disorder called “spinal irritation.” But the main sphere of Naja lies in diseases of the heart. To quiet chronic nervous palpitation, to aid in the restoration of a heart recently damaged by inflammation, and to assuage the sufferings of chronic hypertrophy and valvular disease, it was ranked by Dr. Russell as the chief remedy, and I think I can confirm his estimate. I have always used the second dilution, and should feel disposed to go lower rather than higher in the scale.”.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.