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Corallium Rubrum.

Red Coral. Gorgoniadeae.

Proved by Attomyr, in the 3d trituration; also by Melicher. See Encyclopaedia, vol. 3, p. 561.


- Inveterate cases of nasal catarrh, Miller, U. S. Med. Inv., Nov., 1878, p. 418; Chancre, Attomyr, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 117; Cough, H. N. Martin, Hom. Clinics, vol. 2, p. 215; Hughes, see Pharmacodynamics, p. 325; Whooping cough, S. M. Cate, N. E. M. G., vol. 3, p. 85; Eruption on elbows, Nunez, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 239.

MIND. [1]

Peevish and ill-humored, very complaining; scolds and swears at the pains.


When moving head quickly, or shaking it, sensation as if wind was blowing through skull.
Head feels very large, three times its natural size.
Sensation of emptiness and hollowness of head.
Extremely violent headache pressing out at forehead, obliging him to move head from one side to other, but without relief; not amel. by sitting; amel. for a short time by almost complete uncovering of burning, hot body.
Sensation as if forehead was flattened by pressure.
Pressing headache in forehead; she cannot keep eyes open; amel. by walking in open air.
Violent headache, as if parietal bones were forced asunder; agg. by stooping.
Congestion of blood to head on stooping.
Meningeal inflammation threatening in yellow fever, especially in children.


Enlarged pupils. ~ Whooping cough.
Eyes hot and painful, with sensation as if swimming in tears.
Burning of eyes from candlelight.
Extremely sensitive drawing pain in external wall of left orbit, whence pain extends down beneath cheek bone, apparently along course of nervus malaris.
Pressure, as from sand, in reddened eyes (evening).
On closing eyes, they feel hot, as if bathed in tears.
Eyes pain violently during every motion. ~ Gonorrheal ophthalmia.


Subjective odors of smoke, onions, etc.
Great dryness of mucous membrane of nose and throat.
Dry coryza, nose stopped up, ulcerated nostrils.
Profuse secretion of mucus dropping through posterior nares, obliging frequent hawking; inspired air feels cold.
Violent, fluent catarrh of odorless mucus, looking like melted tallow, leaving greasy looking spots on linen.
Bleeding of nose, one nostril at a time, especially at night.
Ulceration of nose.
Painful ulcer in right nostril and on inner side of wing of nose, affecting nasal bones, with a sensation as if they were pressed asunder.


Grows purple and black in face. ~ Whooping cough.
Left zygoma painful, as if bruised; agg. when touched.
Heat in face on bending head forward.


Pain in left articulation of lower jaw, as if sprained, on drawing jaw far downward, and also when biting and yawning.
The lips are chapped, swollen and painful.


Every tooth on left side feels as if set on edge; as if teeth were too close to one another, or as if a tenacious body was lodged between them.


White coated tongue. ~ Whooping cough.


Painful swelling of left submaxillary gland; agg. when swallowing or bending head forward.


Mucous membrane of throat and chest very sensitive, any change of air sets patient coughing. ~ Whooping cough.
Constant hawking, owing to an accumulation of mucus in posterior nares; inhaled air feels cold. ~ Catarrh.
Great dryness of fauces.


Violent thirst, no appetite. ~ Whooping cough.
Longing for acids and salt food.


After dinner, hot cheeks and forehead, with cold feet.
Food tastes insipid, like sawdust; farinaceous food tastes like straw; beer tastes sweet.


Nausea, with dryness of tongue and violent headache, agg. when sitting up.
Severe fit of coughing, followed by a loose cough, with vomiting of quantities of tough, ropy, stringy mucus.


Constipation (for six days), followed by copious papescent stool.
Profuse discharge of mucus from anus at night.


Burning urine.
Loam-colored urine, with similar sediment.


Weakened sexual power, with spermatorrhea. ~ Balanitis.
Involuntary seminal emissions during sleep (without dreams or erections).
Red, flat ulcers on glans and inner surface of prepuce, with profuse yellow, ichorous discharge.
Superficial, lardaceous ulcers, or, more commonly, red ulcers, on glans penis or prepuce, with copious, thin, offensive smelling discharge, which can be easily removed. ~ Chancre.
Ulcers flat and extremely sensitive to touch, sometimes bleeding; chancres on any part of penis or scrotum very sensitive to touch.
The whole glans and inner surface of prepuce secrete a yellowish-green offensive matter; great sensitiveness, redness and swelling.
Swelling of prepuce; margin of prepuce feels sore when linen touches it.
The frenum is painful, as if pricked by needles.
Profuse perspiration of genitals.
Very painful soft chancres.
Syphilitic erosions, exuding a thin, badly smelling ichor; constant trickling of mucus from posterior nares into fauces; smooth, copper-colored spots on palm of hand and finger.


Laryngismus stridulus.


On deep inspiration, sensation as if air passing through air passages was icy cold; inclination to cough, with difficult hawking up of bronchial mucus, in morning.
Difficult, oppressed respiration.
Crowing during inspiration. ~ Whooping cough.
Laryngismus stridulus resembling whooping cough.

COUGH. [27]

Convulsive spasmodic cough, occurring in paroxysms.
In some forms of violent spasmodic cough; “firing minute guns” of short, barking cough, all day, and for half an hour or so towards evening, increasing to a violent spasmodic paroxysm.
Nervous and spasmodic cough; so violent that children lose their breath and become purple and black in face; during deep inspiration, sensation as if air passing through air passages was icy cold, inclination to cough and difficult hawking up of bronchial mucus; every atmospheric change causes coughing. ~ Tuberculosis.
Fits of violent spasmodic cough, commencing with gasping for breath and continuing with repeated crowing inspirations until he grows purple and black in face and is quite exhausted; agg. in latter part of night and mornings; larynx and trachea more involved than chest; mucous membrane of throat and chest very sensitive, and change of air sets patient coughing; loss of appetite and thirst; severe fit of coughing followed by a loose cough, with vomiting of quantities of tough, ropy, stringy mucus. ~ Whooping cough.
Whooping cough or any other kind of cough, when attack comes on with a very rapid cough, and attacks follow so closely as to almost run into each other; cough until patient falls back as limber as a rag.
Whooping cough, with bleeding from mouth and nose.
Cough, with morning aggravation, smothering sensation before paroxysms.
Frequent paroxysms of violent coughing; spasms of glottis and larynx so severe as to produce a sound, in coughing, similar to spasmodic croup; paroxysms of cough every ten or fifteen minutes, with occasional intervals lasting an hour; cough agg. latter part of night and forenoon; amel. in afternoon and evening; she seems quite weak, with quick pulse, white coated tongue, considerable thirst, no appetite, enlarged pupils and rapid loss of flesh. ~ Whooping cough.
Nervous cough, asthma Millari and endemic whooping cough.
Cough, with great sensitiveness of air passages.
Cold expectoration.


Tuberculosis; spasmodic cough; cold expectoration.


Heart, Pulse and Circulation
Pulse full and hard.
Quick pulse. ~ Whooping cough.


Pains in sternum, with cough.


Neck stiff.
Pressing pains in shoulder blades with cough.
Small of back pains as if broken.


Red, itching, miliary eruption rough, feeling like a grater to the touch, on both elbows.
Pain in wrists as after writing much and rapidly.
Smooth, copper-colored spots on palm of hand and finger. ~ Syphilis.


Pain in knees, tibiae and tarsal joints as after walking a great deal.


After a short walk in evening, great lassitude in all the limbs.


Standing: falls asleep.
Motion: eyes pain violently during.
Sitting up: nausea and headache agg.
When shaking head or quickly moving it: sensation as if wind was blowing through skull.
Violent headache, obliging him to move head from side to side, but without relief, not amel. by sitting.
Bending head forward: heat in face; pain in left submaxillary gland agg.
On closing eyes: they feel hot, as if bathed in tears.
On drawing jaw far downward: pain in left articulation, also when biting or yawning.
Stooping: headache agg.; congestion of blood to head.
Walking: headache amel.; lassitude in all the limbs after; great fatigue after.

NERVES. [36]

Great weakness. ~ Whooping cough.
Great fatigue after a walk.

SLEEP. [37]

Drowsiness; yawning; the joint of the jaw pains.
Very sleepy; falls asleep while standing.
Cannot sleep before midnight; tosses about.
Starts as soon as she falls asleep, from a frightened dream.

TIME. [38]

In morning: inclination to cough, difficult hawking of mucus; spasmodic cough agg.
In afternoon: cough amel.
Evening: pressure in eyes; cough amel.; lassitude in limbs.
At night: bleeding of nose; profuse discharge of mucus from anus; cannot fall asleep before midnight.
Latter part of night: spasmodic cough agg.


Heat: chill amel. by outward.
Uncovering of body: headache amel. for a short time; hot parts feel cold.
Feels cold uncovered and too hot when covered.
Open air: headache amel.
Change of air: sets patient coughing.

FEVER. [40]

Heat without thirst or sweat; full, hard pulse.
Chill, but skin of usual warmth, with headache and violent thirst.
Chill relieved by outward heat.
Hot parts feel cold when uncovered.
Dry heat, no thirst, no sweat.
Tertian or quartan intermittent; dropsy following suppression of chills.


Frequent: paroxysms of violent coughing.
Constant: hawking; trickling of mucus from posterior nares into fauces.
Every ten or fifteen minutes: paroxysms of cough, with occasional intervals lasting an hour.
For half an hour: towards evening, spasmodic paroxysms of coughing.
All day: short barking cough.
For six days: constipation.
Tertian or quartan intermittent.


Right: painful ulcer in nostril, affecting nasal bones.
Left: drawing in external wall of orbit, extending down beneath cheek bone; zygoma painful; pain in articulation of lower jaw; every tooth on side as if set on edge; painful swelling of submaxillary gland.


As if wind was blowing through skull; as if head was very large, three times its natural size; as if forehead was flattened by pressure; as if parietal bones were forced asunder; as if eyes were swimming in tears; as of sand in eyes; as if nasal bones were pressed asunder; as if left zygoma was bruised; as if sprained in left articulation of lower jaw; as if teeth on left side were set on edge; as if teeth were too close to one another, or as if a tenacious body was lodged between them; as if frenum was pricked by needles; as if air passing through air passages was icy cold; as if smothering before cough; as if small of back was broken.
Pain: in abdomen with coughing; in knees, tibiae and tarsal joints, as if after walking a great deal; in joint of jaw; in sternum; in wrists.
Drawing: in external wall of left orbit, extending down beneath cheek bone.
Burning: of body; of eyes from candlelight.
Pressing out: at forehead.
Pressing: in forehead; in shoulder blades.
Pressure: in eyes.
Hollowness: in head.
Emptiness: in head.
Dryness: of fauces; of tongue; of nose and throat.
Itching: miliary eruption on elbows.


Difficult breathing and spasmodic cough.
Rapid loss of flesh. ~ Whooping cough.
Scrofula; syphilis complicated with psora.


Touch: pain in left zygoma agg.; ulcers on scrotum or penis very sensitive; eruption on elbows feels like a grater.
From touch of linen: margin of prepuce feels sore.

SKIN. [46]

Copper-colored spots on skin.
Smooth, red spots on skin and palms of hands, at first coral color, then darker red, and finally coppery.
Pustular eruption resembling varioloid.
Measles; purpura; psoriasis.


May be found useful for a combination of syphilis and psora.
Carrie, aet. 2; whooping cough.
Girl, aet. 13, nervous temperament, has several times manifested hysterical symptoms; has not yet menstruated; cough.
Woman, aet. 45; suffering for three years from cough.
Woman, aet. 52; suffering for two weeks; eruption on elbows.


It antidotes: Mercur.
Complementary: Sulphur.
Compare: Bellad., Caustic., Coffea, Droser., Hyos., Lyssin, (inhaled air feels cold); Nitr. ac., Nux vom., Mephitis; Staphis. (gastralgia).


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 04, 1884
Description: Clinical materia medica of Corallium rubrum
Remedies: Corallium rubrum
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1884
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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