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Carbo Animalis.

Animal charcoal.

Burnt animal substances, porcupine, swallows, moles, human bones, etc., have been used in medicine, before and since the time of Dioscorides, for glandular affections, scirrhus, epilepsy, etc.

1708. Quesnot, Plusieurs secrets rare et curieux, p. 124. Paris.

1827. Introduced by Hahnemann in his Chronic Diseases, the symptoms numbering 190; in 1831, 191, and in 1837 they had increased to 728. The symptoms referred to Hartlaub and Trinks are from Nenning.

The preparation used by Hahnemann in his provings, and which ought, therefore, to be preferred to all others, was made by placing a thick piece of ox-hide between red-hot coals, where it was allowed to remain as long as it burned with a flame. As soon as the flame ceased the red-hot mass was extinguished by being pressed between two flat stones.

Contains several substances besides carbon, the principal one being phosphate of lime.

1840. Fueter, Schweizer Zeitschrift, makes mention of burnt mole, useful in goitre, glandular indurations and scirrhus.

1845. Drr used human-bone coal successfully in mesenteric atrophy.

Clinical cases are reported by Payr, H. Kl., 1870, p. 158; A. E. Small, N. S. M. and S. J., April, 1871; J. Romig, Allentown Correspondenz Blatt; E. W. Berridge, H. M., 1884, p. 111, and others.

MIND. [1]

Unclouded consciousness and great anguish with sinking of vital forces.
Sensation of stupefaction in head with dullness in occiput, agg. from motion in cold, damp air, amel. when at rest in warm room.
Confused, did not know whether he had been asleep or awake; morning.
Loss of memory, forgets word just spoken.
Desire to be alone; she is sad, reflective; avoids conversation.
Variable mood; alternate cheerfullness and melancholy.
Easily frightened.
Fearful in the dark.
Anxiety and orgasm of blood at night, so severe that she was obliged to sit up.
Anxiety; apprehensive, after an emission.
Head heavy and dull early in morning, with irritable mood.


Vertigo and confusion on sitting up; amel. when reclining.
Vertigo: with vibrating of all objects, staggering; with falling backward; with epistaxis; early in morning; after shaving; with nausea, on rising up after morning.


Brain feels as if loose, during motion; agg. after eating and in cold; amel. when lying in bed and in warmth.
Darting pains through head, like lightning.
She has sensation as of a tornado in head.
Roaring in head.
Sensation in forehead as if something lay above eyes, on account of which she could not look up.
Heaviness in forehead on stooping, with sensation as if brain would fall forward; vertigo on rising, so that she soon feel down.
Pain in top of head, as if skull had been split or torn asunder; agg. during wet weather and at night; must press head with both hands.
Tearing in right side of head.
Pain in left side of head.
Stupefying headache in occiput, early in morning and in forenoon.
Heaviness of head, especially in occiput, and of left temple, with confusion.
Stupefaction in head, with vertigo; had to close her eyes, when rising after stool.
(In sick:) Headache, with red eyes and stopped nose.
Pressure in whole brain; on head after eating.
Throbbing headache after menses; agg. in open air.
In morning, head is confused, so that he does not know whether he has been sleeping or waking; sense as of splashing in left hemisphere of brain, when walking fast; pain in vertex, as if brain had been torn to pieces, or was open.
In morning, his head was very much confused; did not know whether he had been asleep or awake.
Heaviness in head, in morning, with dim vision and watery eyes.
Heaviness: in head, at night; weary feet; in forehead; on stooping; especially in cerebellum; agg. forenoon, in cold air; amel. after dinner.
Rush of blood to head; confusion in head.
Nervous and congestive headache and pressure in occiput soon after eating; sensitiveness of scalp; pains with rumbling of wind in abdomen.


Tenseness of scalp on forehead and vertex, with great sensitiveness of these parts to dry, cold air; agg. from pressure and touch; amel. in warmth.
Cold creeps on head, before stool.
Eruptions on head.
Indurations on scalp in scrofulous children.
Scirrhous cancer on forehead.


Farsightedness with dilated pupils.
Dim sight, eyes feel weak.
(In sick:) Begins to squint.
A net seems to swim before eyes.
(In sick:) Left eye becomes red and burning; can scarcely open lids; pus wells out; violent stitches preventing sleep at night; in morning, eye is closed.
Sensation as if eyes were lying loose in sockets.
Senile cataract.
Broken up cataract was absorbed.
Scirrhus of lachrymal glands.


Hearing weak and confused; tones become commingled; he cannot tell from which side they come, and it seems as though they came from another world.
Ringing in ears when blowing nose.
Stitches in and back of ears.
Ichorous otorrhea.
Parotid gland swollen and indurated; lancinating pains.
Periosteum behind ear swollen.


Nosebleed: every morning, preceded by dull feeling in head; preceded by vertigo. ~ Epistaxis.
Coryza: scraping in throat, agg. evening, night, and when swallowing; with lachrymation; fluent, with loss of smell, yawning and sneezing.
(In sick:) Fluent coryza, so that she can scarcely speak, with painful sneezing; must blow nose frequently; nostril red.
Dry coryza; cannot breathe through nose in morning on waking, and for some time after.
Stoppage of nose.
Tough mucus hanging down into pharynx in strings.
Swelling of nose, with pimples inside and outside, forming scurfs which last a good while.
Tip of nose: red, painful to touch; skin feels tight, is chapped; little boils inside of nose; cracked, feeling tense, burning, agg. during menses; vesicles at right nostril with malignant ulceration.
Hard, bluish tumor on end of nose.
Dry skin about nostrils, desquamating.
(In sick:) Pain in nasal bones and stoppage of nose, on sneezing alae nasi remain stuck to septum.
Pain in nasal bones.
Scrofulous ozaena.
Carcinoma of nose.


Face has cachectic appearance; earthy. ~ Induration of uterus and pancreas.
Heat in face and head, in afternoon.
Stitches in malar bones, lower jaw and teeth.
Shooting and stitches in malar bone, especially left, running towards ear.
Erysipelas of face.
Eruption of red spots on cheeks.
Brown or pink spots in face.
Saddle across nose.
Copper-colored eruption.
Acne; young, scrofulous persons.
A large number of pimples on face, without sensation.
Carcinoma of face.
Hair of beard falls out, with itching of chin.


Lips swollen, burning.
Vesicles, or cracks on lips.
Swelling of submaxillary gland.
Scirrhus of lips.


Teeth loose, sensitive on chewing, and to the least cold.
Grumbling and jerking in eye tooth; cannot bear anything cold to touch it; amel. when sweating.
Drawing pains in teeth, amel. after eating salt things; easy bleeding of gums, with looseness of teeth, sensitive to cold.
Toothache in carious teeth, on waking from sleep.
Toothache on going to bed, during day and during sleep, with night-workers.
Vesicles in mouth, forming ulcers.
Gums: red, swollen, painful, bleeding. ~ Scurvy.
Pustules on gums, and gumboils.


Taste: bitter, especially morning; sour.
Bitter taste in mouth, with loss of appetite. ~ Induration of uterus.
Bitter taste, in liver affections.
Taste of manure in mouth, in morning; soft stool with mucus looking like coagulated albumen; a viscid inodorous humor oozes from rectum and perineum.
Burning on tip of tongue, and rawness in mouth.
Burning blisters on tips and edges of tongue.
Mouth and tongue feel immovable, so as to produce slow and drawling speech.
Smooth tongue.
Tongue red with yellow coating down centre, or slimy tongue. ~ Induration of uterus.
Dryness of palate and tongue.


Blisters in mouth, which cause burning. ~ Aphthae.
Burning on tip of tongue, and rawness of mouth.
Mouth and tongue dry.
Profuse tasteless, thin saliva of sweetish, putrid odor. ~ Indurated pancreas.
Saltish water rises from stomach and runs out of mouth. ~ Cancer of stomach.
Sensation of coldness apparently rising from abdomen into throat and mouth. ~ Induration pancreas.


(In sick:) Sore, burning spots on palate.
Swelling of palate.
Burning sensation in throat.
Raw sensation in throat and esophagus, to pit of stomach; not increased by swallowing.
Raw feeling, like heartburn, amel. after eating.
Pressure in throat, only when swallowing.
Mucus in throat, hawking.
Scirrhus of pharynx.


Ravenous hunger.
No appetite, aversion to food, particularly fatty food.
Loss of appetite, with bitter taste. ~ Induration of uterus.


Eating causes: fatigue; distress and burning in stomach; inflation; long-lasting nausea, after meat; vomiting (indurated pancreas).
Eating relives rawness in throat.
Bad effects from spoiled fish and decayed vegetables.
So weak that she cannot eat.


Hiccough after meals.
Eructations: sudden; painful, empty; sour; tasting of food eaten long before.
Long-continued nausea, after eating meat, with qualmishness and many empty eructations.
Nausea at night.
Nausea and aversion to tobacco smoking.
Vomiting after eating.
Saltish water runs from mouth, retching, vomiting, hiccough, cold feet. ~ Cancer of stomach.


Weak, empty feeling at pit of stomach, not amel. by eating.
Sore feeling in pit of stomach.
Oppression in epigastrium. ~ Indurated pancreas.
Sharp stitches to right of scrobiculum during inhalation when standing, amel. when walking.
Spasmodic cramps.
Pressing, clawing, griping, burning in stomach. ~ Cancer of stomach.
Pressure in stomach, with nausea.
Like a load or weight in stomach on waking, mornings.
Faint, gone feeling; also from suckling child; eating does not relieve.
Fullness, cold feeling in stomach after slight meal, amel. laying hand on stomach.
Squalmishness with faint feeling.
Saltish water rises from stomach; retching and vomiting; cold feet; hiccough; pressure, clawing, griping and burning in stomach. ~ Cancer.
Digestive disturbances with eructation and diarrhea.


Aching, almost cutting in region of liver, even while lying down.
Pressing and cutting in hepatic region.
Pains in liver, as from incarcerated flatus.
Burning and stitches in spleen.
Induration of pancreas.


Stitching and lancinating pains in abdomen, amel. from urinating.
Labor-like pains about umbilicus extending to small of back and thighs. ~ Induration of uterus.
Pinching about umbilicus, with sensation as if diarrhea would set in.
Violent pain below umbilicus extending around to back.
Gastralgia and painful abdominal affections.
Painful sensation in right lower abdomen, as if something would be squeezed through.
Soreness in abdomen while coughing.
Sensation of coldness rising from abdomen into throat and mouth. ~ Indurated pancreas.
Abdomen greatly distended; much annoyed with flatus.
Distension of single portions of abdomen.
Incarcerated flatus.
Motions in distended abdomen, with passage of offensive flatus.
Rumbling in abdomen.
Tearing, transversely across pubes, and then through pudenda, as far as anus.
Sticking in groin, also at night, disturbing sleep and waking her.
Feeling in left groin, also at night, disturbing sleep and waking her.
Feeling in left groin, on sitting down, as if a hard body were lying there; amel. from pressure and by passing flatus.
Inguinal hernia.
(In sick:) Small, painful boils in inguinal region.
Maltreated buboes, with elevated margins and offensive ichorous discharge.
Buboes before discharging, as large as pigeon eggs, very hard, red, painful; stitches preventing motion; sensitive to touch; pain extending into thigh, with uncomfortable chilliness; thirst with appetite; sleepless; burning during urination.
Hard buboes, begin to suppurate; or, maltreated cases with callous edges, ichorous, offensive discharge.


Flatus cannot escape, anus seems closed.
Unsuccessful desire for stool; passes only offensive flatus; pain in back, and feeling across abdomen as if there was no expulsive power.
Stool hard, lumpy, scanty, irregular. ~ Constipation.
Stools smell like burnt meat.
Blood passes during stool.
Stitches in rectum and anus.
Severe burning in rectum and anus.
Sticky, odorless moisture oozes from anus and perineum; anus sore.
Piles, burn and sting, agg. during walking.
Rawness and chafing about perineum.
Sweat on perineum.


Renal colic.
Frequent desire to urinate; urine increased, fetid; sometimes stream interrupted; more frequent at night.
Inefficient urging, with painful pressure in loins, groins and thighs.
During urination: burning soreness in urethra.
Urine red. ~ Induration of uterus.
Offensive smelling urine; sometimes discharged involuntarily.
Urine, after standing, deposits a copious whitish-yellow sediment. ~ Indurated pancreas.
Paralysis of bladder.


Seminal emissions; parts feel weak; exhausted mentally and bodily.
Testicles seem to be growing gradually smaller, with complete relaxation of genitals and a feeling of weakness in them.
Syphilis; buboes, mostly left-sided; old maltreated buboes, cut open or cauterized, presenting large, terrible ulcers, with callous edges and a secretion of offensive ichor.
Scirrhus of scrotum.


Tearing pain, transversely across pubes, and then through pudenda, as far as anus.
Bearing down pains, with copious discharge of slimy, discolored blood. ~ Induration of uterus.
Menses: too early; too long; not profuse.
Menses suppressed. ~ Indurated pancreas.
Menorrhagia from chronic induration of uterus; also in cachectic women, with glandular affections; blood black, clotted, putrid.
During menses: lameness in thighs; pressing in small of back, groins and thighs, with unsuccessful desire to eructate; chilly, yawning; the flow weakens her, she can hardly speak; blood dark.
After menses: throbbing headache, agg. in open air.
Leucorrhea: stains linen yellow; offensive; burning, biting, corroding; more when walking or standing; causes weak feeling in stomach.
Discharge of blood from vagina, with labor-like pains. ~ Induration of uterus.
Erectile tumors with burning sensation.
Offensive uterine discharges. ~ Gangrene. ~ Carcinoma.
Chronic or subacute metritis.
Malignant ulcers of os uteri with foul discharge.
Induration of neck of uterus; burning.
Indurated, swollen uterus, after depressing emotions in delicate, weakly, pale women.
Burning into thighs; labor-like pains in pelvis and sacrum; slimy, bloody discharge, very weak. ~ Cancer uteri.
Hypertrophy of ovaries and uterus.
Prolapsus and induration of uterus.


Nausea, agg. at night.
Lochia long lasting, thin, offensive, excoriating, with numb limbs.
Milk is thin, has a salty taste.
Secretion of milk after weaning.
Mamma: sensation of expansion in mamma; darting pains of nursing women arrest breathing, agg. from pressure; hard, painful nodes; swollen, inflamed (erysipelatous) during confinement.
Mammary tumor hard, uneven, skin loose; burning pains; dirty, blue red spots; pains drawing towards axilla; night sweat; low-spirited. ~ Scirrhus mamma.
Painless tumor in right mamma, hard, as large as a hen's egg.
Hard, painful nodules and indurations in mamma.
Painful induration below nipple, as large as a hazlenut.
Painful indurations in left mamma, of stony hardness, uneven nodules, immovable, dirty, bluish-red; tearing, stinging pains extending to side of shoulders and through arm.
Scirrhous indurations in mamma.
Carcinoma of mamma; dirty, bluish and loose skin, or red spots on skin; burning and drawing towards axillae; axillary glands indurated.


Rawness and hoarseness in morning after rising, with dry cough.
Hoarseness, agg. evenings; loss of voice during night.
Cough, hoarseness and night sweat very fetid and debilitating.
Phthisis trachealis.
Swelling of thyroid gland.


Dyspnea with anxiety and low spirits.
Oppression in morning and after eating.
Panting and rattling breathing.

COUGH. [27]

Cough induced by tickling in right side of chest, or lying on right side; sputum green.
Tickling cough, with constriction of larynx and chest.
Severe dry cough, shakes abdomen as if all would fall out, must support bowels; loose rales until something is coughed up; morning on rising and nearly all day.
Dry cough only at night, when lying on right side, for several nights.
Dry cough. ~ Induration of uterus.
Cough with concussion or pain in abdomen.
Soreness in abdomen while coughing.
(In sick:) Cough with expectoration, day and night; pain in throat.
Cough with greenish sputum. ~ Pneumonia of right lung. ~ Suppuration of right lung.
Sputum dark brown, tough, syrup-like, of extremely disagreeable taste. ~ Gangrena pulmonum.


Sharp burning stitches in chest.
Burning in chest, with pressive pain.
Sensation of coldness in chest; through form front to back.
Pneumonia right lung, suppuration beginning; green sputum.
Phthisis pulmonalis.
Pleurisy, lingering; skin livid, emaciation, hectic or typhoid symptoms.
Sensation as though hard indurations in breast rose higher and he cannot stand pressure on it; this alternates with pain in shoulders and upper arm.


Sensation of coldness in precordial region, with horripilations. ~ Indurated pancreas.
Palpitation: after eating; when singing in church; morning on awaking, must lie still with eyes closed; in evening.
Pulse accelerated, especially evening; beating in bloodvessels.
Rapid pulse. ~ Induration of uterus.


Violent pain in sternum.
Sensitive nodules on external chest.
Indurated axillary glands.


Prickling stitches in nape of neck.
Painful scrofulous induration of glands of neck.
Blood-boils on neck.
Scrofulous goitre.
Pressing, drawing and stiffness in lumbar region, as if broken.
Sharp drawing across small of back, sensitive to every step.
Drawing pain in small of back, and a feeling as if it was broken, when walking, standing and lying.
Pressive pain in small of back.
(In sick:) Pains in back, on coughing, ascending stairs, stepping hard, and jumping, preventing deep breathing, and causing her to have fever.
Coldness and aching in lumbar region and legs. ~ Cough.
Tumor on inner part of right shoulder blade, red externally, soft in centre. ~ Scirrhus mamma.
Coccyx feels bruised; burning when touched; pain like that of subcutaneous ulceration, agg. sitting or lying.


Tearing pain in neighborhood of left shoulder.
Swelling of axillary glands, with rash on back. ~ Blepharitis.
Axillary glands indurated.
Herpes in axilla.
(In sick:) Hard swelling with great itching on right forearm, inner side, along edge of radius.
Wrists pain as if sprained.
Hands become stiffer, in connection with which finger tips became sore as though rubbed open.
Hands numb; fingers readily go to sleep; often with chest affections.
Violent trembling of hands in morning at breakfast; hands appear as if paralyzed; on grasping anything, fingers become stiff as though they had not sufficient power.
Sharp stitches in ball of right thumb and in fingers.
Numbness of fingers on inside and tips, with stiffness of finger joints; they crack on bending.
Gouty stiffness of finger joints.
Swelling of bones and induration of tendons of fingers.
Arms painful to touch.


Stitches in left lip, when sitting.
Violent drawing pains in hip, extending forward and downward.
Pain in hip causes limping.
Weakening sweats, particularly on thighs.
Sweat at night on thighs only.
Gnawing pains in shin bones, such as usually followed cold feet.
Cramp in forepart of lower leg near tibia, when walking.
Painful tension in calves, when walking.
Legs as far as calves go to sleep, during day.
Drawing and stitches in legs.
Painful contraction of tendo-achillis.
Pain in heels; feet sore.
Weakness and pain in ankle.
Weakness of ankles in children who try to walk.
Foot turns under, when walking, as from a weak ankle.
Very cold feet from 9 A. M. till 3 P. M.; also in evening in bed.
Corns, painful to touch.
Frostbitten feet and toes.


Bruised feeling in limbs, especially during motion.
Numbness of limbs.


Rest: agg. stupefaction in head, with dullness in occiput.
Lying down: aching in region of liver; drawing pain in small of back; coccyx feels bruised.
Sitting: up, vertigo and confusion, amel. when reclining; coccyx feels bruised.
Rising: vertigo.
Standing: leucorrhea.
Stooping: nausea on rising after; heaviness in forehead.
Motion: brain feels as if loose.
Walking: splashing in left hemisphere of brain; piles burn and sting; leucorrhea; drawing pain in small of back; painful tension in calves.
Eating: causes fatigue.

NERVES. [36]

Weak, want of energy; head confused; prostration. ~ Cancer.
Great prostration. ~ Induration of uterus.
After appearance of menses such great weakness that she could scarcely speak, with yawning and stretching.
Straining and overlifting, easily produce great debility.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleepy all forenoon; yawning.
Anxious, frightful visions and restlessness, keep him awake.
Sleep full of vivid fancies; talks, groans, sheds tears.

TIME. [38]

Night: heaviness in head; left eye red and burning, preventing sleep; coryza; scraping in throat; nausea; sticking in groin; frequent desire to urinate; cough with expectoration; sweat; febrile chill; fever at night, chill without thirst; backache; heat with great thirst.
Morning: confused; head heavy, irritable mood; vertigo; epistaxis; stupefying headache; dry coryza; bitter taste; taste of manure in mouth; weight in stomach; rawness and hoarseness in throat; oppression; severe dry cough; palpitation after eating; violent trembling of hands; sweat, towards.
Forenoon: stupefying headache; sleepy.
From 9 A. M. till 3 P. M.: very cold feet.
Afternoon: chill.
Evening: coryza; scraping in throat; hoarseness; pulse accelerated; chill.
At 11 P. M.: chill.
Day: during, toothache; cough with expectoration; legs “go to sleep;” chilliness.


Warmth: amel. brain feeling as if loose, during motion.
Warm room: amel. stupefaction in head, with dullness in occiput.
Cold: cannot bear anything to touch teeth; teeth sensitive to cold.
In cold air: agg. heaviness in head, at night.
Dry, cold air: agg. tenseness of scalp on forehead and vertex.
Cold, damp air: agg. stupefaction in head, with dullness in occiput.
In open air: agg. throbbing headache; sensitive to air.
Wet weather: agg. pain in top of head, as if skull had been split or torn asunder.

FEVER. [40]

Chill, especially in afternoon and after eating; evening chill, followed by sweat.
Chill at 11 P. M.
Great chilliness during day.
A febrile chill awoke her at night in bed.
(In sick:) Fever at night, chill without thirst; at night backache; mornings sweat; irregular stools.
Heat always after a chill, mostly at night in bed.
Heat with great thirst. ~ Induration of uterus.
Averse to uncovering during heat.
Sweating after eating, especially during siesta.
Sweat generally towards morning; also from slight exertion, even eating.
Night sweat fetid, debilitating, staining yellow.
Sweats when walking in open air.
Sweat staining brownish-yellow.


Left: side of head, pain; temple, heaviness; hemisphere of brain, sense of splashing; eye, becomes red and burns; shooting stitches in malar bones; feeling of a hard body in groin, on sitting down; buboes; painful induration in mamma; tearing pain near shoulder; stitches in hip.
Right: hand, tearing; nostril, malignant ulceration; painful sensation in lower abdomen; mammary tumor, hard, large as a hen's egg; cough induced by tickling in chest; dry cough when lying on side; pneumonia; tumor on inner part of shoulder blade; hard swelling, great itching on forearm; sharp stitches in ball of thumb.


As if loose, brain; as of a tornado in head; as if skull had been split or torn asunder; as if eyes were lying loose in sockets; as if something would be squeezed through abdomen; as if there was no expulsive power in rectum; as though hard induration in breast rose higher.
Pain: in left side of head; in top of head.
Jerking: in eye teeth.
Cutting: region of liver.
Darting: pains through head; pains of nursing women.
Lancinating: pains in parotid glands; in abdomen.
Stitches: in left eye, preventing sleep; in and back of ears; in malar bones; lower jaw and teeth; in spleen; in abdomen; in chest; in nape of neck, to right of scrobiculum; in rectum and anus; in left hip; in leg.
Stinging: in mammary indurations.
Sticking: in groin.
Shooting: in malar bones.
Pinching: about umbilicus.
Tearing: in right side of head; transversely across pubes; in mammary indurations; in left shoulder.
Stupefying headache.
Burning: left eye; lips; blisters on tip and edges of tongue; in throat; in stomach; in spleen; during urination; in rectum and anus; neck of uterus; pains in mammary tumor; stitches in chest.
Prickling: in nape of neck.
Aching: region of liver; in lumbar region and legs.
Gnawing pain: in shin bones.
Soreness: of abdomen; of feet.
Sore feeling: in pit of stomach.
Raw: sense in throat and esophagus.
Sprained pain: in wrists.
Pressing: in small of back; in stomach; in hepatic region.
Pressure: in whole brain; in throat; in stomach; hepatic region; lumbar region.
Drawing: pains in teeth; in lumbar region; in hip; in legs.
Griping: in stomach.
Cramps: in lower leg.
Clawing: in stomach.
Constriction: of larynx or chest.
Splashing: left hemisphere of brain.
Bruised: feeling in coccyx; feeling in limbs.
Pains: in liver; labor-like around umbilicus; gastralgia: in back; in nasal bones; in sternum; in hip; in heels; in ankle.
Weight: in stomach.
Throbbing: headache.
Heaviness: of head; in occiput.
Weak, empty feeling: at pit of stomach.
Stiffness: of finger joints; in lumbar region.
Tenseness: of scalp on head; skin of nose; in calves.
Contraction: of tendo-achillis.
Heat: in face and head; with great thirst.
Lameness: in thighs.
Itching: of chin; of right forearm.
Cold: creeps on head; in stomach.
Coldness: rising from abdomen into throat and mouth; in chest; in lumbar region and legs; in precordial region.
Numbness: of finger tips; of limbs.
Dryness: of palate and tongue.


Venous plethora; threatened stagnation of circulation, cyanosis, vital heat sinks to a minimum.
Struma varicosa.
Evil effects from loss of fluids.
Joints weak; easily sprained.
Arthritic stiffness and nodes.
Painful swelling of glands in neck, axilla, inguina and mamma.
Glands indurated, swollen, inflamed, with lancinating, cutting or burning. ~ Scirrhus.
Scrofulous affections of glands.
Dry ulceration of external parts, following tumors; true indolent ulceration.
Benignant change into ichorous suppurations.
Hypertrophic conditions in general, and especially of genitals and abdominal glands.
Cartilage-like polypi undergo retrograde metamorphosis; fleshy polypi slowly, but mucous polypi not at all.
Tumors; colloid deposits in the viscera, particularly stomach.
Syphilis, buboes.
Ovarian cyst.
Pain in scirrhous indurations.
Polypus and carcinoma.
Touch, Passive Motion, Injuries


Worse from slightest touch: buboes; arms.
Easily sprained from lifting even small weights.

SKIN. [46]

Skin dry and hanging in folds. ~ Indurated pancreas. ~ Carcinoma.
Itching over whole body; evening in bed.
Erysipelatous swellings, with burning pain, and indurations of affected parts.
Frost-bites: inflamed, burning.
Coppery eruption over whole body, especially in face, on forehead and nose.
Smooth and bright carmine spots showing a tendency to indurate. ~ Leprosy.
Herpes; thin, red skin, with scales on legs, in a baker, after desquamation of large pieces.
Irregular surface, violent burning pain.
Nodes in skin, with cough, in horses.
Stinging in scars; painful cicatrices, they break open, agg. in change of weather.
Induration skin and rhagades; losing hair.
Readily bleeding ulcers.
Furuncles size of pea, which opened, have a strong smell like burnt meat.
Scrofulous skin diseases.
Hairless spots, when horses are continually losing their hair.


Young, scrofulous subjects.
Elderly persons, especially with venous plethora, blue cheeks, blue lips, debility, etc.
A girl, aet. 14; indurated mammary glands.
A young girl; goitre.
A sensitive woman, aet. 20; scirrhus mamma.
A married woman, aet. 21, after confinement; indurated mammary gland.
A lady, aet. 32; phthisis.
A woman, aet. 35; scirrhus mamma.
A single lady, aet. 36, narrow, flat chest; indurated pancreas.
A woman, aet. 46, struma since twenty years.
A scrofulous girl, aet. 15; indurated cervical glands.
A young, childless, married woman; indurated mammary glands.
A maiden lady, over 50 years old; indurated mammary tumor.


Antidoted by: Arsen., Camphor., Nux vom. vinegar.
It antidotes: bad effects of quinine.
Compatible: Arsen., Bellad., Bryon., Phosphor., Pulsat., Sepia, Silica, Sulphur, Veratr. (especially in whooping cough).
Complementary: Calc. phosph.
Compare: Badiag. and Bromium (indurations, suppurations, etc.), Calc. phosph., Carb. veg. (not so good a glandular remedy), Cinchon. (evil effects from loss of fluids), Graphit., Phosphor. (nostrils adhere to the septum), Pulsat., Sepia, Silica, Sulphur (vertigo with epistaxis), Veratr.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 03, 1881
Description: Clinical materia medica of Carbo animalis
Remedies: Carbo animalis
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1881
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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