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Coffea Cruda.

Coffee. Rubiaceae.

Introduced by the Dutch into Java about 1690.

The Coffee plant is a small tree from 15 to 30 feet in height; the branches are opposite, gradually diminishing in length as they ascend, forming a pyramidal summit, which is covered with green foliage throughout the year; the leaves are opposite, smooth, dark green, oblong-ovate and four or five inches long, the flowers are white, with an odor resembling jasmine, the fruit is first green, then red, and ultimately dark purple. –U. S. D.

For medical use we take that which is imported under the name of Levantic (Mocha beans). We use the raw, not the roasted bean. When Coffee is roasted it destroys the caffein and changes it into caffeone-this is stimulating like tobacco. Hahnemann's caution in this respect is justified. His treatise on the effects of Coffee was published in Leipzig in 1803. A full proving of coffee by five persons, one of whom was Hahnemann, is recorded by Stapf in his additions to the Materia Medica, and contains 246 symptoms. Caffeine, the alkaloid of Coffea, contains the toxic principles of coffee in a very concentrated form. It was first discovered by Runge, and afterwards by Robiquet. It occurs in long, snow-white, opaque, odorless crystals, sometimes conjoined into feathery crystals, of a feeble, bitter taste.


- Religious insanity, L. B. Wells, Raue's R., p. 31, 1875; Delirium tremens, Strecker Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 142; Sick headaches, Med. Adv., vol. 8, p. 43; Cephalalgia, Foote, MSS.; Pain in head and throat, Bchn., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 47; Hardness of hearing, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 3, p. 272; Odontalgia (two cases), E. M. Hale, B. J. H., vol. 23, p. 492; Toothache, Boenninghausen, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 460; Colic during paroxysm of intermittent fever, Rck. Hom. Therap., p. 478; Incarcerated hernia, Nagel, Allg. Wiener Ztg., J. Pr., 1875, p. 123; Raue's R., 1875, p. 158; Diarrhea, Oehme, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 412; Metrorrhagia, Jger, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 623; Ineffectual labor pains, Kallenbach, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 50, p. 186; Parspino, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 655; Spasmus glottidis, Billig, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 779; Cardiac hyperaesthesia, Hale, Raue's R., 1875, p. 132; Crural neuralgia, Pril, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 892; Traumatic shock, J. C. Morgan, Analyt. Therap., p. 109; Sleeplessness, W. P. Armstrong, U. S. Med. Inv., Oct. 1878, p. 325; Sleeplessness after typhoid, Lw, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 58; Ague, J. D. Craig, Hom. Obs., vol. 4, p. 442; Allen's Intermittent Fever, p. 93; Chamomilla poisoning, Van Cutsem, Rev. Hom., p. 100; Raue's R., 1875, p. 12.

MIND. [1]

Memory active, easy comprehension; increased power to think.
Unusual activity of mind and body.
Sentimental ecstasy; excited imagination.
Full of ideas; quick to act, no sleep on this account.
Lively fancies: full of plans for the future.
Delirium at night, with dry heat.
Delirium tremens: unsteady running about; imagines he is not at home, with trembling of hands; small, frequent pulse.
Great loquacity, brain feels clear and is active, he feels strong enough to do anything, feels impelled to push things; veneration for the Supreme Being and love for family; benevolence excited.
Answers short, not disposed to talk, or endless volubility when describing his ailments.
Patients cannot contain themselves, crying out in a most terrible manner; they bend the body double and throw the limbs about, grate the teeth, are covered with a cold sweat, and finally stretch themselves out in a stiff, rigid manner, with groaning and difficult respiration.
Weeping mood.
Weeping and complaining, with fear of death; thinks that she will die. ~ Metrorrhagia.
Excessive weeping and lamentations over trifles.
Whining and moaning; much crying.
Child cries and laughs easily; while crying it suddenly laughs quite heartily and finally cries again.
Cries and trembles, does not know what to do.
Throws things about, away, down, etc.
Cheerfullness; lively temper; mirthful.
Depression of spirits.
Weeping, complaining, disheartened mood, anxiety of mind and conscience filled with many fears. ~ Hysteria.
Fear of death. ~ Asthma.
Metrorrhagia, large black lumps, agg. from every motion, violent pain in groins, fever, bright red face; in greatest despair, believes herself dying.
Fright from sudden pleasant surprises.
Pains unbearable, feels discouraged, cries and throws himself about; fear of fresh air and of least noise; excessive weeping and lamentations over trifles.
Great anguish; cannot be composed; is not able to hold the pen; trembles.
Exasperation, tears; tossing about in great anguish.
Pains seem insupportable, driving to despair.
Irritability; oversensitive disposition.
Fretful mood, alternately merry or whining.
Child frets and worries in an innocent manner; is not cross, but sleepless; it laughs one moment and cries the next.
Mental excitability.
Feels agg. when hurried.
Ailments from excessive joy, excessive laughing and playing; from disappointed love; from anger, or from vexation with vehemence or fright; from narcotic medicines, noises, strong smells.
Weeping from uncontrollable delight. ~ After parturition.
Affections after sudden emotions, particularly pleasant surprises.


Cerebral erethism, with nervousness and palpitation of heart. ~ Cardiac hyperesthesia.
Sensorium more vivid, hence increased susceptibility to pain.
All the senses more acute, reads fine print easier, hearing, smell, taste and touch acute, particularly also an increased perception of slight passive motions.
Vertigo: with whirling sensation in head, occasionally a general faint feeling, agg. by thinking; with burning in stomach; with sick headache, amel. by a change of position or from moderate outdoor exercise; she cannot stand; with blackness before eyes; when stooping.
Dizzy confusion of head.
Confusion of senses.
Threatening of apoplexy; overexcited, talkative, full of fear, pangs of conscience, aversion to open air, sleepless, convulsive grinding of teeth.


Feels and hears a cracking in vertex when sitting quietly.
Heaviness of head, particularly in forehead over eyes.
Head feels too small.
Congestion of blood to head; especially after pleasant surprise; from talking; while talking.
Headache like pressing with something hard on surface of brain.
Headache with great mental excitement.
Headache from slightest cause, from thinking, excessive joy, contradiction, vexation, catching cold, chill, eating too much, with aversion to the accustomed use of coffee, sensitive to least noise and music; pain seems unbearable, making patient tearful; they lose all self-possession, throw themselves about crying violently, dread cold air, are chilly.
Headache with whining mood.
Headache as if whole brain was torn and bruised, or dashed to pieces; agg. from motion, noise, or light.
Headache intolerable, head feels small and as if filled with a fluid; as if it would burst or fly to pieces if she moved.
Stinging pain in locality of amativeness on left side.
Nervous, hysterical headaches in people of nervous or sanguine temperament.
One-sided headache, as from a nail driven into head; agg. in open air.
Pain drives to despair and patient runs wildly about room.
Sick headache, with vertigo, flushed face, burning in eyes, throbbing in temples.
Megrim from mental exertion, in persons who do not use coffee.
Headache renewed and agg. after eating and sleep; it disappears in open air, but returns in a short time in room.
Headache after intoxication.
Hyperemia of brain after abuse of Bellad.
Threatening of apoplexy, with congestion to head.


Eyes reddish and shining; increased visual power, sees much more clearly in open air; reads fine print easily.
Scintillations before eyes.
Pupils dilated.
Eyes half open during sleep, with convulsive motion of eyes when awake. ~ Summer complaint.
Burning in eyes and throbbing in temples. ~ Sick headache.


Hearing more acute and sensitive; music has a shrill sound.
Aversion to noise; it hurts him.
Noises and singing in ears, with nervous people.
Cracking noise in head (one side), synchronous with pulse; particularly in morning and in open air; amel. indoors.
Hardness of hearing, with buzzing in left ear as of a swarm of bees.


Acute, sensitive smell.
Nosebleed: with heaviness of head and ill humor; during straining at stool.
Bleeding from air passages.


Transitory flushes in face.
Shining red face with much fever. ~ Metrorrhagia.
Dry heat of face, with red cheeks.
Flushed face, burning in eyes and throbbing temples. ~ Sick headache.
Prosopalgia, extending to molar teeth of right side; she is very irritable, sensitive and moaning from distressing pain; painful teeth amel. by contact with ice.
Sweat on face, with internal chilliness.


Convulsive grinding of teeth.
Toothache: driving the patient almost frantic; with weeping, trembling, anguish and tossing about; indescribable pains; stinging, jerking, intermittent aching; with restlessness, anguish and weeping mood, especially at night and after a meal; agg. from hot or warm drink, from chewing, at night; amel. when holding ice or ice cold water in mouth.
Violent throbbing toothache; run about crying and complain of insupportable pain, though they confess that sometimes the pain is not so intense, yet they are affected very much; they behave like persons distracted.
Neuralgic toothache, entirely amel. by holding cold water in mouth, returning as this becomes warm.
Toothache during menses.
Complaints of anemic children during dentition.


Taste: more acute; delicate; sweetish.
Loss of taste.


Excessive dryness of mouth at night.


Uvula too long, swollen.
Steady pain from side of palate into esophagus; constant desire to swallow, from sensation as of plug or phlegm in throat.
Constantly increasing pain in throat and head, with weeping mood.
Sore throat, agg. from cool air, affected parts very sensitive.
Swelling and painfullness of the throat; agg. when swallowing.


Morbid sensation of excessive hunger.
Increased hunger, with hurried eating.
With the headache a loathing of food and drink on account of a continuance of sickness at stomach.
Thirst: at night, wakens him; during sweat; rather infrequent during heat, almost constant after heat and during sweat.
Aversion to coffee.


Eats and drinks hastily.
Bad effects from wine or liquor drinking.
Headache renewed, agg. after eating.


Eructations: burning; sour; like rotten eggs; violent, spasmodic, with rising of the ingesta.
Continual sickness at stomach with headache.
Constant inclination to vomit, felt in throat.
Vomiting of mucus with violent attacks of megrim.
Bilious vomiting and restlessness at commencement of variola.


Tension of epigastric region, with sensitiveness to touch.
Anguish and pressure in epigastrium.
Burning in stomach with vertigo.
Cramps in stomach.
Gastric derangements of infants.
Disordered stomach, indigestion.


Pressure in abdomen, as from incarcerated flatus.
Distended abdomen, extreme emaciation. ~ Summer complaint.
Excessive pains with anguish, great nervousness, loud crying and grating of teeth.
Colic: as if stomach had been overloaded; as if abdomen would burst; cannot suffer clothes to be tight on abdomen; exceedingly painful, driven to desperation; as if intestines were being cut; in paroxysms excessively painful and violent.
Terrible colic, with horripilation, anxiety and violent tossing of limbs, during paroxysm. ~ Intermittent fever.
Continuous pinching pain in iliac region.
Summer complaint of children.
Incarcerated hernia.


Fetid flatus.
Diarrhea: watery, painless, weakening, from domestic cares; during dentition, after the use of chamomile; of liquid, fecal, offensive stools, from sudden joy or taking cold in open air; painless.
Constant alternations of constipation and diarrhea.
Constipation and hemorrhoids. ~ Sick headache.
Hemorrhoidal conditions.
During straining of stool, nosebleed.
Spasmodic contraction of sphincter, with burning and itching in anus.


Pressure on bladder.
Frequent, profuse micturition, urine colorless.
Emission of a large quantity of urine at midnight.
Urine passes off drop by drop.


Excessive excitability of sexual organs.
Sexual organs much excited without emission of semen, and with dry heat of body.
Hypersensitiveness of sexual organs; little suffering seems unbearable; amel. in morning and at night, also in open air; agg. from cold water.
Nocturnal emissions, followed by great languor and irritability of temper.
Scrotum relaxed.


Hysteralgia; metritis; nymphomania.
Great sensitiveness of female genital organs, with general excitability; she is in a state of ecstasy.
Oversensitiveness of vagina.
Aversion to intercourse, on account of pain it produces.
Inflammation induced by excessive joy; she is in a state of ecstasy, and is very sensitive to contact. ~ Metritis.
Bearing down in genitals during and after walking, with frequent urination.
Uterine hemorrhage, with excessive sensitiveness of organs and voluptuous itching.
Metrorrhagia: large black lumps; agg. from every motion, with violent pain in groins and fear of death.
Menses: too profuse and of long duration; profuse, with coldness and stiffness of body; only during evening; profuse with excessive sensitiveness of organs and voluptuous itching; flowing profusely during first part of night.
Abdominal cramps during menstrual period, or at the beginning; twitching of limbs, bending the body double, crying, fear, cold perspiration, she throws herself upon the ground.
Excessively painful and violent paroxysms of colic, with profuse bloody discharge, profuse secretion of mucus, voluptuous itching and excessive sexual excitement.
Leucorrhea: like mucus, or milky; more while urinating.
Excessive sensitiveness about vulva, with voluptuous itching, desire to rub or scratch the parts, but they are too sensitive.
Eruptions on female genitals.


Ptyalism of pregnancy.
She is very sleepless, wide awake, and the pains are very distressing; she feels them very acutely.
Continuous and very distressing pains, making her feel as if she would “go distracted.”
Abortion; patient querulous and in great fear of death.
Excessive labor pains; too long continuation of after-pains.
Excessively severe pains from threatened abortion, or labor.
During labor or after-pains, extreme fear of death.
Irregular, ineffectual labor pains.
Ineffectual labor pains, contractions of uterus and pressure upon os uteri, causing only pain in small of back.
Labor pains insupportable to her feelings; she feels them intensely, weeps and laments fearfully; although the pains are severe, they are not efficacious; constant whining, crying, lamenting; violent moving of limbs; head hot, red; face puffed, eyes glittering; complete despair, great fear of death.
Labor pains ceasing, with complaining loquacity.
Lochial discharge too profuse, exalted nervous sensibility.
Insupportably intense after-pains, or pains followed by convulsions, coldness and rigidity of body.
Puerperal fever from mental excitement; frequent crawling, with feverish heat, tongue moist, no thirst; delirious talking, eyes open, shining; violent abdominal pains, with oversensitiveness, despair, sleeplessness, trembling of hands.
Puerperal convulsions; extreme excitability.


Rawness in larynx, with hoarseness and roughness in morning on awaking.
Larynx as if covered with dry mucus.
Spasmodic constriction of larynx.
Spasmus glottidis; starts from sleep with short inhalation or gasping, with wheezing, cold sweat, blue face; agg. when put into bath; mucous vomiting.
Sensation of rawness in trachea.


Oppression of chest; short inspiration; chest heaves visibly.
Hot breath.
Child gasps for breath several times during day; then more frequently, and finally three or four times every hour.
Suffocative fits.
Asthmatic attacks in morning, wants to move continually.

COUGH. [27]

Irritation to cough, with coryza, agg. in open air.
Irritation to cough, outdoors.
Continual inclination to cough; feels exhausted after coughing.
Cough: short, dry, hacking; spasmodic and dry, moist; single, sudden shocks, quickly following each other; from irritation in throat, phlegm in back part of throat; with dimness before eyes; during evening and midnight; when falling asleep or soon after; during measles.
Short, dry cough, as from constriction of larynx.
Dry, hacking cough, like whooping cough, with this difference, that the spasms are principally experienced during inspirations, not during expirations.
Constant cough, emaciation and cachectic appearance.
During cough: stitches in sides; anxiety; dimness before eyes and vertigo.


Oppression of chest.
Sensation as if body would burst, with feeling of fullness and pressure, severe cramps extending into chest.
Constriction of chest, asthma at night.


Palpitation of heart; violent, irregular, with trembling of limbs.
Nervous palpitation of heart.
Palpitation after excessive exaltation, joy, surprise.
Strong, quick palpitation of heart with extreme nervousness, sleeplessness and cerebral erethism, caused by unexpected news of great good fortune.
Pulse full and frequent.
Pulse: more frequent, but less vigorous, even small and weak; intermitting.


Laming pain in small of back, while sitting or standing.


Pains extend from face down arms, even to finger ends.
Continual jerking and twitching of arms and hands, otherwise well.
The hands tremble if he tries to hold them still.
Great trembling of hands. ~ Delirium tremens.
Trembling of hands, with heat in palms and coldness of backs of hands.


Crural neuralgia of gouty, rheumatic origin, tearing, stitching pain, agg. from motion; attacks irregular in appearance and lasting several hours, mostly at night or in afternoon.
Crural neuralgia of left limb, amel. from pressure, but very much agg. by pressure at point of exit of nerve.
Sciatic or crural neuralgia, in attacks; rending, shooting, agg. by walking; amel. by pressure, agg. afternoon and night; restless and sleepless at night.


Coldness of limbs, hands and feet.
Twitching of limbs.
Pains in limbs.


While sitting: laming pain in small of back; feels and hears crackling in vertex.
Lying down: external heat, with shivering in back in evening after.
While standing: laming pain in small of back.
After walking: bearing down in genitals.
Motion: metrorrhagia agg. from every; headache agg. from; crural neuralgia agg. from; spasms or convulsions renewed after every; chill increased; inclination for.
Change of position: amel. vertigo.
When stooping: blackness before eyes.
Worse when bending diseased part, particularly when bending it backward or forward.
Worse when moving diseased limb.
Worse when sitting down.
While walking: bearing down in genitals; sciatic or crural neuralgia agg.
Exercise: vertigo amel. by moderate outdoor; chill increased by; inclination for.
Worse from bodily exertion.
Wants to be continually moving.
Cries and throws himself about.
Tosses about in great anguish.
Patients cannot contain themselves, they bend the body double and throw the limbs about, grate the teeth, are covered with a cold sweat and finally stretch themselves out in a stiff, rigid manner.

NERVES. [36]

Overexcitement of entire nervous system, agg. outdoors.
Physical excitement through mental exaltation.
Great excitement and irritability of sensory organs and of whole nervous system, as in lying-in women, and particularly after abuse of chamomile.
Great sensibility, mental and physical; intolerance of all manipulations, which cause great agitation, interfering with treatment; rather quiet when let alone; afraid of the surgeon; sleepless, so long as any noise or light continues, at night.
Extreme excitability of nervous system when spasms are apprehended, or if spasms have actually been developed, attended with cold extremities and grinding of teeth.
The child is very excitable and weakly, and in consequence frequently suffers with spasms.
Extreme sensitiveness, especially in children.
Fear of fresh air and of least noise.
Slight pain unendurable.
Great agitation and restlessness.
Great restlessness, lying awake most of night and tossing about in bed. ~ Ague.
Extreme nervousness with strong, quick palpitation of heart. ~ Cardiac hyperesthesia.
Hysteria and nervousness; screams, weeping.
Fainting from sudden emotions.
The greatest mental and physical exhaustion, lassitude and general debility.
Headache or other nervous pains, with whining mood.
Muscular jerking.
Spasms brought on by excessive laughing and playing, in weakly, excitable children.
Spasms or convulsions, renewed after every emotion.
Convulsions of teething children, with grinding of teeth and coldness of limbs, after overexcitement.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleeplessness from overexcitement of body or mind.
Cannot get to sleep because some ideas force themselves upon the mind.
Sleeplessness from joy or agreeable surprise, from long watching, from excessive use of coffee.
Nervous, restless agitation, preventing all sleep.
Quick to act; no sleep on this account.
The child is very excitable, playful and sleepless; it seems as if it could not sleep; it frets and worries in an innocent manner; is not cross, but sleepless; it laughs at one moment and cries the next, is feverish for want of sleep, which it cannot obtain.
Wide awake; not the slightest inclination to sleep; after great mental strain, joy, night watching; acute diseases; dental irritation.
Sleeplessness, with palpitation and nervousness. ~ Cardiac hyperesthesia.
Sleeplessness of lying-in women.
Sleeplessness during reconvalescence.
Drowsiness with inability to go to sleep; very weary with sleep; much gaping.
On going to sleep, starts up suddenly in affright, with groans and fear of falling.
Restless sleep; frequent, sudden starting and waking.
Tossing about or turning from side to side in bed.
Imperfect sleep, with eyes half open and convulsive motion of eyes when awake. ~ Summer complaint.
Sleeps until 3 A. M., after which he only dozes, on waking does not come to his senses.
Very long, vivid dreams at night; pleasant dreams, even merry.

TIME. [38]

In morning: crackling noise in head; hypersensitiveness of sexual organs agg.; hoarseness and roughness in larynx on awaking; asthmatic attacks; slight sweat.
In afternoon: attack of crural neuralgia; sciatic or crural neuralgia agg.
During evening: menses only; cough; dry heat with chilliness in back after going to bed; external heat with shivering in back, after lying down.
First part of night: profuse flow of menses.
At night: delirium, with dry heat; toothache agg.; excessive dryness of mouth wakens him; hypersensitiveness of sexual organs agg.; emissions; asthma; attack of crural neuralgia; sciatic or crural neuralgia agg.; restless and sleepless; lies awake, tossing about in bed; very long, vivid dreams; pleasant dreams; dry heat, with delirium; dry heat, with measly spots on skin.
At midnight: emission of a large quantity of urine, cough.
Sleeps until 3 A. M., after which he only dozes, on waking does not come to his senses.


In room: headache returns in a short time.
Indoors: crackling in head amel.
Feeling of heat in bed, yet avoids being uncovered.
Better after getting out of bed.
Hot or warm drinks: toothache agg. from.
Worse from cold: amel. from warmth.
Affected parts sensitive to warmth or cold air.
Generally dislikes to be uncovered.
Shunning open air.
Outdoors: irritation to cough; overexcitement of entire nervous system.
In open air: headache agg.; headache disappears; sees more clearly; crackling noise in head; diarrhea from taking cold; hypersensitiveness of sexual organs agg.; irritation to cough, with coryza agg.
Fresh air: fear of.
Cold air: dread of: sore throat agg. from; chilliness and shivering from least exposure to.
Liability to take cold from least change.
Cold: great sensitiveness to; prosopalgia from; pain in limbs from.
From bath: spasmus glottidis agg.
Cold water: toothache amel. from; neuralgic toothache entirely amel. by; hypersensitiveness of sexual organs amel. from.
Ice: painful teeth amel. by contact with.

FEVER. [40]

Coldness and chilliness running all through limbs.
Chills running down back.
Chill increased by exercise or motion.
Chilliness and shivering from least exposure to cold air; cannot get warm, hands and feet cold, on account of easy perspiration; chills ascend from fingers and toes to nape of neck and thence to vertex.
Chill without thirst.
Internal shivering, or inward chills, with external heat of face or whole body.
Chilly feelings, with internal and external warmth.
Cold, followed by pain and a desire to weep.
Great sensitiveness to cold.
Flushes of heat or currents of cold air down back.
Flushes of heat and transitory flushes in face.
External heat, with shivering in back, in evening after lying down.
Dry heat in evening after going to bed, with chilliness in back.
Child feverish for want of sleep.
Feeling of heat when in bed, yet avoids being uncovered.
Dry heat at night, with delirium.
Feverish with pain and always ready to weep.
Heat with thirst.
Heat in face, with red cheeks after eating.
One cheek hot and red, with constant shuddering.
External dry heat of skin and dry warmth of face.
Hot flushes to face, hot cheeks and delirium.
Fever is not violent, but nerves are irritated, with sleeplessness.
Even with mild fever patient is very nervous and sensitive.
Much fever, with shining redness of face. ~ Metrorrhagia.
Cold, clammy perspiration over body, but chiefly in palms of hands.
Sweat occasionally follows heat.
Slight morning sweat.
Perspiration of affected parts.
Sweat with thirst.
General sweat over whole body, most on palms of hands and in face, with internal shivering.
Perspiration slight, mostly in face, with internal shivering.
Ague, paroxysms every fourth day, two well days intervening.
Traumatic fever.


Spasmodic: eructations; contraction of sphincter ani; contraction of larynx; cough.
Occasional: general faint feeling.
Transitory: flushes in face.
Frequent: profuse micturition; short, dry cough.
Constant: desire to swallow; thirst, after heat and during sweat; sickness at stomach with headache; inclination to vomit, felt in throat; pinching pain in iliac region; alternation of constipation and diarrhea; whining, crying, lamenting; desire to move, with asthma; inclination to cough; cough, jerking and twitching of arms and hands; shuddering.
Several times during day, child gasps for breath, then more frequently and finally three or four times every hour.
Lasting several hours: attacks of crural neuralgia.
Intermittent: aching in teeth.
Every fourth day: paroxysms of ague.


Right: prosopalgia extending to molar teeth.
Left: stinging pain in locality of amativeness; buzzing in ear as of a swarm of bees; crural neuralgia of limb.
From without inward: as if a nail was being driven into head.
From above downward: pains extend from face down arms, even to finger ends; chills running down back.


As of something hard pressing on surface of brain; as if whole brain was torn and bruised, or dashed to pieces; as if head was small and filled with fluid; as if head would burst, or fly to pieces if she moved; as if a nail was driven into head; as of a swarm of bees in left ear; as of a plug or phlegm in throat; as if stomach had been overloaded, with colic; as if abdomen would burst; as if intestines were being cut; as if larynx was covered with dry mucus; as of constriction of larynx; as if body would burst, with feeling of fullness and pressure.
Pain: in groins; from side of palate into esophagus; in throat and head, constantly increasing; in small of back with ineffectual labor pains; from face down arms, even to finger ends; in limbs.
Stitching pains: with crural neuralgia; in sides.
Stinging: in locality of amativeness on left side; toothache; on skin.
Shooting pains: of sciatic or crural neuralgia.
Jerking: toothache.
Tearing pains: with crural neuralgia; in flesh and cellular tissue, rather than in bones; in parts between articulations themselves.
Rending pain: of sciatic or crural neuralgia.
Burning: in stomach; in eyes; eructations; in anus.
Smarting: on skin.
Soreness: of throat.
Rawness: in larynx; in trachea.
Roughness: in larynx.
Pinching: in iliac region.
Whirling: in head.
Pressure: in epigastrium; in abdomen, as from incarcerated flatulence; on bladder.
Bearing down: in genitals.
Cramps: in stomach; in abdomen during menstrual period, or at the beginning; extending into chest.
Constriction: of chest; of larynx.
Bruised pain: in internal parts.
Anguish: in epigastrium.
Aching: in teeth.
Laming pain: in small of back.
Oppression: of chest.
Tension: of epigastric region.
Crackling: in vertex; in head (one side), synchronous with pulse.
Throbbing: in temples; toothache.
Dizzy confusion: of head.
Confusion: of senses.
Heaviness: of head, particularly in forehead over eyes.
Dryness: of mouth; of skin.
Sensation of warmth.
Coldness: of limbs, hands and feet; of body; running all through limbs.
Itching: in anus; of sexual organs; all over, changing to burning.


Great sensitiveness and pain of affected parts.
Increased mobility of muscles, or muscles rigid.
Tearing pains in flesh and cellular tissue, rather than in bones; in parts between articulations themselves.
Extreme emaciation. ~ Summer complaint of children.
Affections after sudden emotions, particularly pleasant surprises.
Bad effects from wine drinking.


Touch: epigastric region sensitive to; inflammation induced by excessive joy, she is very sensitive to.
Very sensitive to contact.
Cannot suffer clothes to be tight on abdomen.
Intolerance of all manipulations, which cause great agitation, interfering with treatment.
Pressure: crural neuralgia amel. by; at point of exit of nerve agg. crural neuralgia.
Would like to scratch or rub the part, but it is too sensitive.
Slight passive motions (rocking, etc.) startle him; are perceived as enormous.
Children at times cannot bear to be carried about.

SKIN. [46]

Dryness of skin, but not in febrile diseases.
Excessive sensitiveness of skin.
Hot skin.
Itching all over changes to burning.
Stinging and smarting on skin.
Eruptions with overexcitability and weeping.
Purple miliary eruptions all over.
Measly spots on skin with dry heat at night; overexcitability and weeping.
Measles: frequent, short and dry cough, hoarse when crying; skin and all senses oversensitive; spasmodic motions, trembling, grinding of teeth; overwakefullness with heat and sweat in face.
Measles, with overexcitability and weeping.
Scarlet rash, with overwhelming pains and lamenting mood.
Scarlet fever; may aid in bringing out the eruption in cases of extreme wakefullness and nervous excitement.
Varicella; smallpox.


Tall, lean, stooping persons, with dark complexions.
Coffee should be used by wine drinkers.
Weakly and excitable children.
Suitable to sensitive persons, and if the symptoms caused by fright do not yield to Acon.
Suitable to children for great restlessness, tossing about, nervousness, screams and weeping.
Sanguine choleric temperament.
Complaints during infancy and dentition.
Coffee drinkers are hard to cure of ague.
MG., aet. 20 weeks, father subject to attacks of hoarseness; spasmus glottidis.
Boy, aet. 5, broken thigh; traumatic shock.
Young girl; convulsions.
Woman, aet. 25, easy labor two years ago; ineffectual labor pains.
Mother of five children, aet. 28, well built, black hair and eyes, red cheeks, menses regular; metrorrhagia.
Mother of five children; ineffectual labor pains.
Lady unaccustomed to the use of coffee; toothache.
ES., aet. 32; ague of eighteen months standing, contracted in army.
Landlady, aet. 45, using coffee two or three times a day; diarrhea.
Married woman, aet. 50; sleeplessness.


Antidoted by: Acon., Chamom., Ignat., Mercur., Nux vom., Pulsat., Sulphur.
It antidotes: Bellad., Chamom., Cicuta, Coloc., Nux vom., Strychnia, Valer. (See antidotal relations under Coffea tosta).
Compatible: Acon. (after Coffea in ineffectual labor pains); Ignat. (tenderness after Coffea relieved toothache); after Thea (sleeplessness); after Chamom. (belly-pains and diarrhea in teething children); Sulphur (nervous erethism caused by coffee).
Incompatible: Canthar., Caustic., Coccul., Ignat.
Compare: Acon., Agar., Arsen., Bellad., Canthar., Caustic., Chamom., Coca, Coccul., Ignat, Mercur., Natr. mur., Nux vom., Opium, Pulsat., Sepia, Sulphur, Thea.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 04, 1884
Description: Clinical materia medica of Coffea cruda
Remedies: Coffea cruda
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1884
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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