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MIND - RECOGNIZING - everything - move; but cannot - catalepsy; in

cocc. sang.


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"We will study the general system and The mind as usual. Cocculus slows down all the activities of the body and mind, producing a sort of paralytic weakness. Behind time in all its actions.

Slowly: All the nervous impressions are slow in reaching the centres. If you pinch this patient on the great toe he wants a minute and then says "oh," instead of doing it at once. In response to questions he answers slowly, after apparent meditation, but it is an effort to meditate."



Anamirta cocculus (Marathi: काकमारी) is a Southeast Asian and Indian climbing plant. Its fruit, Cocculus indicus, is the source of picrotoxin, a poisonous alkaloid with stimulant properties.

The plant is large-stemmed (up to 10 cm in diameter); the bark is "corky gray" with white wood. The "small, yellowish-white, sweet-scented" flowers vary between 6 to 10 centimeters across; the fruit produced is a drupe, "about 1 cm in diameter when dry".[1]

Its crushed seeds are an effective pediculicide (anti-lice) and are also traditionally used to stun fish or as a pesticide.[1][4] In pharmacology, it is known as Cocculus Indicus.

Although poisonous, hard multum is a preparation made from Cocculus Indicus, etc., once used (by 19th century brewers)[5] to impart a more intoxicating quality ("giddiness") to beer than provided by the alcoholic content alone.[6][7] Charles Dickens referred to those engaging in such practices as "brewers and beer-sellers of low degree,... who do not understand the wholesome policy of selling wholesome beverage."[8] Although appearing in many homeopathic volumes and at least two brewers' guides, the use of such preparations was outlawed in England, during the mid-19th century, with fines of £500 for sale and £200 for use of the drug.[7]

The wood of the plant is used for fuel and carving.[1]

Source: Wikipedia



Sanguinaria canadensis, bloodroot, is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant native to eastern North America. It is the only species in the genus Sanguinaria, included in the family Papaveraceae, and most closely related to Eomecon of eastern Asia.

Sanguinaria canadensis is also known as bloodwort, red puccoon root, and sometimes pauson. It has also been known as tetterwort in the US, although that name is used in Britain to refer to Chelidonium majus. Plants are variable in leaf and flower shape and have in the past been separated out as different subspecies due to these variable shapes. Currently most taxonomic treatments lump these different forms into one highly variable species. In bloodroot, the juice is red and poisonous.[1]

Sanguinaria from Dr Kent | Generalities: Blood root is an old domestic remedy. A great many eastern farmers' wives will not go into the winter without blood root in the house.

Pains: All sorts of neuralgic pains; cutting, tearing, lacerating pains; as if the muscles were torn, or put on a stretch.

Tearing pains anywhere, neuralgic or rheumatic. Pains about the scalp, but more particularly about the shoulder and neck; stiff neck; cannot turn over in bed; cannot raise the arm, though he can swing it back and forth.

Pain streaks up the neck; pain in the deltoid. It prefers the right side, but also cures the left side. Rheumatic pains in the right shoulder so that ho cannot raise the arm, and all the muscles of the neck and back of the neck become involved; stiff neck. If the pain comes on in the day it increases as the day advances to night. Complaints are worse at night in Sanguinaria.

A patient comes to you after exposure to cold; he cannot raise the arm; it hangs by his side; pain worse at night in bed, worse turning over (as he uses the shoulder muscle to turn over). It is probably in the deltoid, but you need not speculate on the tissues involved.

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Good question. 


Catalepsy is not in the original Kent, so i discard that.

Cocculus doesn't need much explanation here. Suffice to say that some african tribes were used to fish with it. It produces paralysis of the peripheral muscles, while preserving consciousness.

In Sanguinaria, it's rather a matter of extreme lassitude. We find in Hering "Lassitude, torpor, languor, not disposed to move or make any mental exertion"



Dear Dr Ed - Thank you for further explanation. It's always interesting to study when a rubric has very few remedies listed.

Recognize - Acknowledge, validity, character claim discare-nature, identify as known before. It is the knowledge of something in full extent, not mere awareness. The fact is fact (reality). To know the pros and cons of some, which may or may not be agreeable. But what is happening before the eye and understandable to the mind in detail is recognition.
Reality - The facts, truth, which cannot be denied, may or may not be explainable.
Move - To show some movement, reaction.
Catalepsy - Disease characterized by seizure or trans, lasting for hours or days with suspension of consciences and sensation.
The philosophy of the Cocculus Indicus patient is to recognize the facts, the reality, the truth and not to show any reaction or movement.


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