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Cuprum Aceticum.

Acetate of copper; verdigris. Cu 2C2 H3 O2. H2 O.

The symptoms are principally toxicological and clinical.

See Cuprum metallicum.


- Hallucinations, Mossa, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 29; Effects of over-study, Schmid, B. J. H., vol. 1, p. 241; Dementia, Schmid, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 23; Mania from suppression of menses, Kissel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 4; Mania after labor, Schmid, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 23; Irritation of brain, Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 41; Apoplexia nervosa, Schmid, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 91; Paralysis of left nervus abducentis, Heinigke, Norton's Opth. Therap., p. 76; Facial neuralgia, Mossa, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 245; Tonsillitis, Kissel, Rck. Kl. Erf, vol. 5, p. 238; Obstinate vomiting, Dudgeon, Times Retrospect, 1877, p. 23; Uraemic vomiting, Koeck, Hah. Mo., vol., 12. p. 638; Diarrhea after suppression of eczema, Drummond, B. J. H., vol. 31, p. 401; Summer diarrhea, Drummond, B. J. H., vol. 31, p. 414; Cholera, J. C. Morgan, Hering's Monograph; Cholera paralytica, Quaglio, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 474; Tape worm (60 cases reported), Kissel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 387; Croup (12 cases reported), Kissel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 755; Spasmodic whooping cough, Bellows, Hom. Obs., vol. 6, p. 142; Whooping cough, Neidhard, B. J. H., vol. 12, p. 437; Angina pectoris, Bayes, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 127; Paralysis of nervus ulnaris, Heinigke, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 304; Paralysis of left leg, Heinigke, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 304; Measles, Miller, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 222; Scarlatina, Gardiner, Hering's Monograph; Spotted fever with clonic spasms, Neidhard, Hering's Monograph; Chorea, Drummond, B. J. H., vol. 31, p. 413.

MIND. [1]

Memory weak; brain functions in general decreased; must frequently think long before he finds the right expression; temperature low; hands always cold; in winter, hands become bluish-black.
Great absence of mind; tendency to start; eyes sunken, staring, as if riveted in sockets; cold sweat; spasmodic distortion of face. ~ Irritation of brain.
Loud speaking arouses them from their fancies, they are obliged, however, to think a long time before they can answer.
Fixed idea that he sees persons connected with the law who are about to seize him, causing great anxiety, and making him cry like a child; at times sees thieves in the room, spirits, and various other immaterial objects; although he describes some of his symptoms truly, others are misrepresented or cannot be expressed by him; great despondency and anxiety; seems in despair; attacks of unconsciousness; pulse weak; skin cool and covered with a cold sweat.
Hallucinations of all kinds of figures and grimaces, especially in evening when going to bed and shutting eyes; at one time saw these appearances also through day, and heard them talk; headache; glimmering before eyes; whizzing and drumming in ears; chronic bronchial catarrh; frequent vertigo while walking on street.
Attacks of mania, with full, rapid, hard pulse, inflamed eyes, wild look, and disconnected talking, ending with sweat.
Crying like a child.
Awoke suddenly from sleep and ran about room crying, scolding and screaming, and wished to escape; thinks she is about to die and desires to see the pastor; pain in head; pulse small, soft, 100; has not menstruated for several months.
Unexpectedly jumps out of bed, it requiring at times great force to retain her; eyes staring, look vacantly fixed upon some object; temperature slightly elevated in head, and lessened in extremities. ~ Mania after labor.
Great anxiety; tossing about bed.
Attacks of anxiety; cannot control herself; cries, is in despair; coldness of the body, very slightly affected by external heat.
Slightest exertion brings on profuse and exhausting perspiration; no appetite; pulse weak, accelerated, irregular; skin moist; feet cold; at times a feeling of anxiety which cannot be resisted; giddiness in head, with internal pain, sometimes causing insensibility; sleep restless and unrefreshing, with distracted and annoying dreams; diarrhea; rapid decline of strength. ~ Effects of over-study.
Afraid of falling; holds on to his nurse's hair, hugs up to her, afraid of being injured, would not stay in bed. ~ Scarlatina.
Afraid of everyone who approaches him, shrinking away from them. ~ Scarlatina.
Feared bedclothes or house would catch fire. ~ Scarlatina.
Fear of death. ~ Cholera.
Restless, cross and full of fear; respiration, sobbing, short and anxious; face pale and bloated; when drinking, child bites into glass or spoon; strength gradually sinking. ~ Irritation of brain, due to dentition.
Disconnected delirious talking; talks all the time.


Vertigo, marked and persistent, with stupefaction.
Great confusion and heaviness of head.


Agonizing headache at distinct intervals like paroxysms, lancinating pains, sometimes in forehead, sometimes in top of head, sometimes in temples or occiput, agg. from slightest pressure.
Inflammation of brain; prostration, breathing short and anxious, face puffed and pale; when drinking child bit on the glass or spoon.


Eyes staring, fixed, sunken.
After riding several hours in railroad car, sudden indistinct and double vision. ~ Paralysis of left nervus abducentis.
Insufficiency of external recti muscles.


Distorted, pale, deathly face.
Face puffed and pale. ~ Inflammation of brain.
Flushed features, face cyanotic. ~ Cholera.
Facial neuralgia, behind right ear, in cheekbone and upper jaw, agg. morning, none at night; pain agg. from mental emotions; pain in upper and lower extremities, tingling in fingers, jerks and drawing in limbs; pain in face, amel. by chewing and external pressure; feeling of coldness in head; pain amel. from wrapping parts up warmly; when there is no pain she cannot bear warm things around head; brain is void and absent, mental activity much impaired; inclined to gape and cry; appetite poor; sleeps well lying on affected side.


Inflammation of tonsils, or when they are enlarged will favor suppuration and cause rapid healing.


When drinking child bites at glass or spoon. ~ Inflammation of brain.


Rice-watery vomiting and purging. ~ Cholera.
Ineffectual attempts at vomiting, with distressing feeling of constriction in course of esophagus, and across chest, in direction of diaphragm.
Vomiting with burning nausea rising from stomach to throat.
Nausea and vomiting of greenish liquid, or yellowish-green vomiting.
Violent vomiting of greenish water, coming on suddenly and attended by copious greenish diarrhea and violent pain in bowels.
Very frequent vomiting, usually after drinking.
About every ten days has an attack of vomiting, preceded by headache in forehead, heat of head, and soreness or pain in eyes; attacks come on when awaking in morning, and consist only of frothy saliva; agg. from slightest movement, amel. lying still; attacks last one or two days, during which time he can take no solid food and scarcely any liquid; during intervals of attacks, tenderness of epigastrium to pressure, creeping or fluttering sensation between shoulders and at back of neck.
Constant fruitless attempts at vomiting, after which, nearly unconscious, he fell back into bed; at first, vomiting of food followed by vomiting of murky water mixed with green slimy strings; every swallow of water or food sets him vomiting; no appetite; excessive thirst, burning pain in stomach, great lassitude. ~ Uremic vomiting.


Violent griping and pressure in stomach, followed by vomiting.
Violent pains and cramps in stomach and bowels.


Severe griping and colicky pains in stomach and bowels.
Retracted abdomen.


Great irritability of stomach, every kind of nourishment being rejected; continual desire to vomit with most distressing retching; bowels irritable; frequent, small, papescent stools, often mixed with mucus and blood; nervous depression; fretting, despondent. ~ After suppression of eczema.
Black stools, copious, painful, bloody, with tenesmus, and weakness.
Rice-watery purging; inelastic cold skin. ~ Cholera.
Sudden severe constricting pains in abdomen, with nausea, profuse, spurting diarrhea, and cramps in muscles of legs; lies in an apathetic condition; twitchings; groaning; clonic spasm of muscles of leg; difficult respiration; cyanosis; is conscious, but desires nothing but water to quench the burning thirst; eyes dim, fixed, retracted, and surrounded by dark circles; face sunken and cold; tongue, breath, hands and feet icy cold; voice hollow, feeble; impulse beat of heart extremely weak, radial pulse lost; stool less frequent, ashy gray, with grayish flakes; forcible vomiting; urine suppressed. ~ Cholera paralytica.
Severe cases of summer diarrhea, with griping pains and cramps of extremities.
Diarrhea with irregular pulse, twitchings, startings, and jerks in limbs, subsultus tendinum, and fainting.
Summer complaint of children, with brain affections.
Tape worm.


Suppression of urine.


Difficult respiration.
Breathing short and anxious. ~ Inflammation of brain.
Suffocative loss of breath.
Chest spasmodically constricted, impeding respiration, and increasing her anxiety.

COUGH. [27]

Frequent, violent, dry cough, with tearing pain in head; cough followed by violent pulsation of heart, lasting several minutes; anxiety and pressure in chest, agg. sitting; cough comes on at night between 11 and 1.
Redness of face; blueness around mouth and lips during attack; rapid, wheezing respiration, with groaning; rattling of phlegm; starting in sleep; great fretfullness; distinct whoop after each paroxysm of cough, and crying. ~ Whooping cough.
Whooping cough; when spasmodic condition becomes manifest.
Whooping cough, in most obstinate cases, particularly where there is a chronic cough, and a tendency to consumption of lungs.


Deathly feeling behind ensiform cartilage. ~ Cholera.
Frequent attacks of angina pectoris, coming on when exerting herself, or when excited.


Numbness and lameness of left hand, especially of fingers as far as they are supplied with the nervus ulnaris.


Cramps in lower extremities, especially in calves.
Cramps of legs, particularly in old people.
Dragging of left foot in walking; numbness and lameness in sole of left foot gradually extending up to knee; walking and standing very difficult; no noticeable atrophy, but skin, subcutaneous tissues, muscles and ligaments considerably relaxed; sense of feeling much decreased; constant cold foot, scarcely changed by application of hot bricks; at times dull pain from hip down to knee.


Violent drawing and tension in limbs, with frequent shuddering and chilliness, though skin is not cold.
Periodic, spasmodic, painful contraction of fingers and toes, frequently so severe that fingers could scarcely be extended by any force.
Cramps in extremities, and convulsive movements of limbs.
Coldness and severe cramp in extremities.
Coldness of extremities.


Lying down: chorea amel. Sitting: anxiety and pressure of chest agg.
Change of posture: frequent.
Chewing: facial neuralgia amel.
Motion: chorea agg.
Walking: dragging of left foot.
Throwing body about: great restlessness.

NERVES. [36]

Affects specifically spinal cord; congestion of brain, with convulsive motions of extremities; cannot hold head up; eyes dim, lustreless, sunken, with blue rings; sad, depressed features; dry mouth, great thirst for cooling drinks; nausea, vomiting; torpid stool; nervous trembling, with very great acuteness and sensitiveness of senses; clonic spasms beginning at periphery; deep sleep or coma; paralysis of all muscles of back up to neck. ~ Meningitis cerebro-spinalis.
Convulsions before eruption breaks out, or when eruption suddenly disappears, with tendency to metastasis to brain; quick, small, irregular pulse; low temperature; sopor; rolling of eyes; facial distortion, and also of all flexor muscles; great restlessness, throwing body about; spasmodic action of heart; vomiting; cold face, blue lips, coldness all over; agg. from contact. ~ Scarlatina.
Metastasis during an attack of catarrhal or exanthemic fever; stage of exudation; delirium, with loud screaming, precede the sopor; convulsions begin at periphery and extend upwards; great v stiffness of neck, with remarkable paleness of skin; pressure in precordial region and sunken abdomen; great irregularity f pulse, sinking sometimes far below normal; trismus; tetanus; cramps; grinding of teeth; inability to hold up head; bloodshot eyes; insatiable thirst; cold hands and feet. ~ Hydrocephalus acutus.
Convulsions coming on in lower extremities, or in fingers or toes, with much throwing about of limbs, frothing at mouth, and choking in throat; spasms preceded by violent vomiting of mucus.
Convulsions; limbs and body stiff, jaws clenched.
Consciousness lost; face distorted with convulsions; mouth drawn to one side; tongue partially paralyzed and awry; speech impeded or completely lost; one extremity, generally an arm, moved with greater difficulty than the other. ~ Apoplexia nervosa.
Periodical chorea; irregular movements commencing in fingers or toes, or in one arm, and spreading all over body; twitchings often confined to one side; terrible contortions and awkward movements, accompanied by laughter, grimaces, exaltation and ecstasies; melancholy and dread of society; attacks often painful; cramps in calves; inability to speak, or only imperfectly; sudden piercing cries; distortion of mouth and eyes; at times risus sardonicus; agg. after fright, and from motion; amel. lying down.

SLEEP. [37]

On falling asleep begins to talk, scold, scream, turn and twist; when awakened is rational.

TIME. [38]

Morning: facial neuralgia agg.; attack of vomiting on awaking.
Night: cough comes on between 11 and 1.


Warmly wrapped: facial neuralgia amel.
Hot bricks: do not amel. cold feet.

FEVER. [40]

Measles with bronchitis; delirium, wants to go home; expectoration only during night; on falling asleep, begins to talk, scold, turn, twist and screams; on being aroused, perfectly rational; tongue and mouth red.
Spotted fever with clonic spasms.


Sudden: attacks of vomiting; disappearance of eruptions.
At times: dull pain from hip to knee; risus sardonicus.
Lasting several minutes: cough and violent pulsation of heart.
Frequent: vomiting; violent cough; attacks of angina pectoris; change of posture.
Paroxysm: of cough.
Periodic: contraction of fingers and toes; chorea.
Distinct intervals: agonizing headache.
Every ten days: attack of vomiting.


Left: paralysis of nervus abducentis; numbness and lameness of hand; dragging of foot in walking; numbness and lameness of sole of foot.
Right: neuralgia behind ear.


Pain: in upper and lower extremities; in eyes.
Agonizing: headache.
Lancinating pains: in forehead; in top of head; in temples; in occiput.
Tearing pain: in head.
Violent pain: in bowels; in stomach.
Griping: in stomach; in bowels.
Colicky pains: in stomach; in bowels.
Cramps: in stomach; in bowels; in muscles of legs; of extremities; in calves.
Spasms: clonic, of muscles of legs.
Neuralgia: behind right ear; in cheekbone; in upper jaw.
Constricting pain: in abdomen.
Contraction: painful spasmodic of fingers; of fingers and toes.
Burning pain: in stomach.
Deathly feeling: behind ensiform cartilage.
Dull pain: from hip to knee.
Soreness: in eyes.
Distressing feeling of constriction: in esophagus; across chest in direction of diaphragm.
Drawing: in limbs.
Tension: in limbs.
Jerks: in limbs.
Pressure: in stomach.
Numbness: of left hand; of fingers; of sole of left foot; extending to knee.
Lameness: of left hand; of sole of left foot; extending to knee.
Heaviness: of head.
Tingling: in fingers.
Creeping sensation: between shoulders; at back of neck.
Coldness: of extremities; of head.


Pressure: slightest, headache agg.; pain in face amel.
After riding in railroad car: sudden indistinct and double vision.

SKIN. [46]

Surface of body cyanotic in a high degree. ~ Cholera.
Acute exanthemata when checked in stage of eruption, or suddenly disappear in stage of florescence; pulse quick, small, weak, irregular; temperature of skin greatly reduced; skin chilly and covered with perspiration; affections of nervous system present, as convulsive movements of various parts of body, distortion of eyes, face, mouth, head, etc.; spasmodic affections of chest; sometimes eclampsia; great restlessness, frequent change of posture, sopor, or delirium.
Scarlatina, miliary rash, measles, smallpox, purpura, erysipelas of face, disappear suddenly and are followed by symptoms threatening paralysis of brain.
Leprous eruption, consisting of spots, without itching.
Inelastic cold skin. ~ Cholera.


Carbo-nitrogenoid constitution.
Child, aet. 22 months; whooping cough.
Girl, aet. 3 1/2 years; irritation of brain.
Boy, aet. 9 years; scarlatina.
Girl, aet. 479, robust; cholera.
Girl, aet. 23; mania.
Man, aet. 29; paralysis of nervus abducentis.
A young soldier in Louisiana; cholera.
Woman, aet. 30, married, no children; diarrhea after suppression of eczema.
Woman, aet. 32, a year ago had intermittent fever, for which she took quinine, after this chlorosis, for which she took iron; facial neuralgia.
Man, aet. 40; paralysis of left leg.
Man, aet. 50, suffering from renal troubles; uremic vomiting.
Man, aet. 60; hallucinations.
Ann H., aet. 63; angina pectoris.
Man, aet. 64; obstinate vomiting.
Case of spotted fever, with clonic spasms.


Antidoted by: sugar, or white of egg mixed with milk, given freely. Dynamic antidotes: Bellad., Cinchon., Conium, Cicuta, Dulcam., Hepar, Ipec., Mercur., Nux vom.
Compatible: after Act. rac., Agaric., Stramon., in choreic affections.
Complementary: Calc. ostr.
Compare: metallic copper and other salts; Calc. ostr., Gelsem. (overworked brain); Cicuta, and Solanaceae (mental symptoms); Bellad. (inflammation of brain); Silic. (pains about head better from wrapping up warmly); Nux vom., Phosphor. (vomiting, diarrhea); Coloc. (colic); Camphor., Secale, Veratr. (cholera, cramps); Ant. tart., Arnic., Bryon., Cina, Ipec. (whooping cough); Apis, Zincum (hydrocephalus, or convulsions from suppressed exanthems); Plumbum (paralysis); Cina (chorea); Pulsat. (malarial neuralgia, after Quinine and Iron); Arsen. (suppression of urine, uraemia).


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 05, 1887
Description: Clinical materia medica of Cuprum aceticum
Remedies: Cuprum aceticum
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1887
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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