Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine CEDRON from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of CEDRON …

      Synonym. – Simaba Cedron. Natural order. – Simarubaceae. Habitat. – A small tree indigenous to tropical America. Preparation. Tincture from the dry, powdered seeds.


Acts upon the cerebro-spinal and the sympathetic nervous systems, giving rise principally to cerebral congestion, and following this to a febrile condition much resembling intermittent fever, especially such as occurs in damp, warm, low, marshy climates. The chief characteristic of this remedy is a periodicity which is often clock-like in its regularity (Aranea diad.).


Has been little used save in intermittents, especially those of an obstinate character, accompanied by violent cerebral disturbances, and which continually recur in spite or other treatment; also, more particularly, if originating, “in damp, warm, marshy climates, or in tropical countries, and when accompanied by an enlarged liver and spleen, general anaemia and dropsy. Has also cured intermittent neuralgia, chorea and hysterical spasm. According to Casanova, residents of hot countries are more susceptible to the influences of the drug. In South America, Cedron is considered a specific for the bites of venomous serpents.

Compare Arnica, Arsenicum, Cinchona, Gels, Lachesis

A.C. Cowperthwaite
A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).