Hmedicine Materia Medica
Hmedicine Materia Medica compiled by Ayan Kayal, Yale University
Latin Name: Caladium Seguinum
Common Name: American Arum
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences and modifies the craving for tobacco. It also influences and counters the symptoms of respiratory disturbances associated with smoking.
Latin Name: Calcarea Carbonica
Common Name: calcium carbonate
Description: Used for chills and susceptibility to cold, night sweats, especially on head, and sour smelling discharges. Symptoms are often improved in dry weather. It often helps in people who are irritable and fear the dark. It is commonly used for teething (Jonas 256, Lockie 54).
Latin Name: Calcarea Fluorica
Common Name: calcium floride, fluorite
Description: Used to increase tissue flexibility and for unwanted bone growths, deficient tooth enamel, back pain, and swollen adenoids. In children, it helps bone development in relation to learning to walk. Pains are often better with motion and heat (Lockie 121-122).
Latin Name: Calcarea Phosphorica
Common Name: calcium phosphate, phosphate of lime
Description: Used for slow development of bones and teeth, a sensation of numbness, and swollen glands. Symptoms are generally better in the summer in warm, dry weather. It is commonly used for people who demonstrate fretful whining, always wanting to go somewhere. Good for teething (Jonas 256, Lockie 89, Panos 38).
Latin Name: Calcarea Sulphurica
Common Name: calcium sulfate, gypsum, plaster of Paris
Description: Used for pus discharge and slow to heal wounds. A yellow film may appear on the bottom of tongue. Other symptoms include swollen glands and a burning sensations on the bottoms of feet. Symptoms are better in fresh air, and worse in cold, wet weather (Lockie 122).
Latin Name: Calendula Officinalis
Common Name: Marigold
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences healing when applied locally. It promotes healthy and rapid healing and is useful for irritated tissue that will not heal.
Latin Name: Cantharis
Common Name: Spanish fly
Description: Used for intense inflammations, highly sensitive body parts, and burning pains. Symptoms are usually worse with touch or while urinating. Used for burns and scalds, as well as painful urination. It is commonly used for people exhibiting restlessness and increased sex drive (Jonas 256, Panos 38, Lockie 107).
Latin Name: Carbo Vegetabilis
Common Name: charcoal, vegetable charcoal
Description: Used for exhaustion, weakness, recovery or shock from operation or illness, lack of oxygen in tissues due to poor circulation, and digestive problems. Also used for frequent bleeding with dark blood, gas, indigestion, and hemorrhoids. Symptoms are usually worse in the evening, and are commonly exhibited in people with a stagnant lifestyle and apathethic behavior (Panos 38, Jonas 256, Lockie 90).
Latin Name: Caulophyllum Thalictroides
Common Name: caulophyllum, blue cohosh
Description: Eases the process of labor and labor pains, often needle-like pains in the cervix. Also used for weakness, menstrual cramps, and exhaustion. Symptoms usually get worse at night. People often exhibit irritability and apprehensiveness (Jonas 257).
Latin Name: Causticum
Common Name: potassium hydrate, acrid potassium salt
Description: Used for muscle and joint contractions, weakness, numbness, paralysis, burning and soreness. Symptoms are worse in dry, cold weather. Also used for coughs, urinary retention, after childbirth, and neck pain. Often used for people who are sad, cry easily, and fear something will happen (Jonas 257, Lockie 123).
Latin Name: Chamomilla
Common Name: German chamomile
Description: Used for people who are highly sensitivity to pain, pain with numbness, teething, night sweats, excessive thirst, diarrhea in children, earaches, and toothaches. Commonly used for people who are whining, impatient, and snappish (Jonas 257, Lockie 134).
Latin Name: Chelidonium Majus
Common Name: greater celandine, wartweed
Description: Used for ailments of the liver and bile, such as gallstones, indigestion, jaundice, and hepatitis. Also treats warts, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and pain (usually right-sided). Symptoms may improve after drinking milk or hot drinks. Often used to treat people who are pessimistic, lethargic, and tend to be depressed (Lockie 123).
Latin Name: Cimicifuga Racemosa
Common Name: actaea racemosa, bugbane, black snakeroot, black cohosh, rattle root
Description: Used for menstrual symptoms such as congestion in the head preceeding menstruation and heaviness and cramps in the lower back during menstruation. It is also a common remedy for ailments associated with pregnancy such as post-partum depression, early miscarriage morning sickness, sleeplessness, and sharp pains in uterus. Cimicifuga racemosa also aids symptoms of menopause as well as headaches stemming from neck stiffness. It is also used for emotional symptoms such as sighing, sadness, anxiety, and irritabilitiy (Lockie 93).
Latin Name: Cina
Common Name: wormseed
Description: Used for chicken pox, eczema, irritability, worms, moodiness, and for nervous system disorders. Those who require this remedy may exhibit nervousness, and in children, irritability. Symptoms are improved by lying on stomach (Likowski Duncan 282).
Latin Name: Cinchona Officinalis
Common Name: china, peruvian bark, cinchona bark, Jesuits' bark
Description: Used for nervous exhaustion for those recovering from illness, weakness from nursing, or excess dehydration such as from sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea. Also used for excessive sweating, shivering, and flushing, dizziness, nosebleeds, hemorrhages, stomach flu, gall bladder, gas, ringing in the ears, muscle spasms due to exhaustion, headaches that improve with firm pressure, but are worse with light pressure. Helpful for lack of concentration, apathy, indifference, edginess, and uncharacteristic angry outbursts (Lockie 92).
Latin Name: Cocculus Indicus
Common Name: Indian cockle
Description: Used for motion sickness, weakness, numbness, and sensitivity to noise. People often exhibit sadness and difficulty concentrating. Symptoms often worsen with motion, talking, smoking, and thought of food (Jonas 257).
Latin Name: Coffea Cruda
Common Name: unroasted coffee, coffea arabica
Description: Used for nervousness hyper excitability, extreme sensitivity to pain and noise, overly sensitive skin. Also used for insomnia, toothaches, labor pain, and menopause. Symptoms improve with warmth or for holding cold water in mouth for a toothache (Lockie 125, Jonas 257).
Latin Name: Collinsonia Canadensis
Common Name: Stone Root
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences the sore and itching feeling in the rectum asociated with hemorrhoids. It also assists in the relief of constipation associated with this condition.
Latin Name: Colocynthis
Common Name: bitter cucumber, bitter apple
Description: Used for sharp pains, cramps, colic, abdominal pain often with nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Also helpful for nerve pain around kidneys or ovaries, menstrual cramps, sciatica, rheumatism, or dizziness and acute emotional problems. Those who may require this remedy are often easily offended or irritable (Jonas 258, Lockie 94).
Latin Name: Condurango
Common Name: Condor Plant
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that stimulates digestive functions and thus improves general health. It is also for the relief of painful afflictions of the stomach and ulceration symptoms.
Latin Name: Cuprum Metallicum
Common Name: copper
Description: Used for diarrhea, muscle spasms, heat stroke, nausea, muscle cramps, paleness (with a blue tint on skin), asthma, whooping cough, epilepsy, mental exhaustion. People who may requie this remedy may be delirious or incoherent. Symptoms often improve with sweating or drinking cold beverages (Jonas 258, Lockie 95).