Cactus Grandiflorus is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy from the vegetable kingdom. It is commonly known as night-blooming cereus.
It is an invaluable remedy in the materia medica, this important remedy was introduced to homeopathy by Dr.Rubini from Italy.
It is a plant that is, commonly found in Mexico and West Indies and belongs to the family Cactaceae.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the young tender branches and flowers of the plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Cactus Grandiflorus an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It has attained a position in therapeutic purpose as a remedy for various heart conditions as it is specifically used for diseases of the heart.
Cactus Grandiflorus Constitution /Personality
Cactus Grandiflorus is a remedy, best suited for patients who are plethoric and full-blooded persons.
It is suited to individuals of sanguine temperament, with weakness and coldness of the extremities which characterizes many heart diseases.
It is suited to people who have broken down the constitution and who are weak and exhausted.
Guiding symptoms of Cactus Grandiflorus
Cactus Grandiflorus is one of the best remedies for sanguineous congestions in persons of plethoric habit often resulting in hemorrhage.
There is a feeling of fear of death and the patient believes the disease is incurable.
It is a wonderful remedy for Haemorrhage, from the nose, lungs, stomach, rectum, and bladder.
It is among the top listed remedy for headaches, pressing like a heavy weight on vertex headache better by pressure.
It is a wonderful remedy for right-sided migraines with congestion of the head and neuralgia with throbbing and pulsating pain in the head.
It is one of the top-listed remedies for asthma when the whole body feels as if caged with wires, and each wire is being twisted tighter and tighter.
It is indicated in asthma when there is an oppression of the chest, as from a great weight; as if an iron band preventing normal motion of the process of respiration.
There is a sensation of constriction of the throat, chest, heart, bladder, rectum, uterus, and vagina; often caused or brought on by the slightest contact.
There is a sensation of a cord tightly tied around the lower part of the chest, marking the attachment of the diaphragm.
It is a wonderful remedy for angina pectoris where the Heart feels as if clasped and unclasped rapidly by an iron hand; as if bound, a person feels as if his heart had no room to beat.
It is useful in female disorders when the Menstrual flow ceases when lying down.
It is a wonderful remedy for heart Palpitation, the patient feels the palpitation day and night that are worse when walking and lying on the left side; the palpitation is more at the approach of menses.
It is a wonderful remedy for fever conditions usually when fever paroxysm returns at 11 a. m. and 11 p. m
Cactus Grandiflorus Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Cactus Grandiflorus patient suffers from severe madness and bad humor; the person is melancholic.
The patient suffers from hypochondriasis, cries, and knows not why, there is aggravation by consolation.
There is a fear of death and a belief that his disease is incurable with Loves solitude and likes to be alone.
Cactus Grandiflorus is a great remedy for Vertigo, from sanguineous congestions to the head.
There is heavy pressing in the head as if a great weight lay on the vertex, there is amelioration from pressure and aggravation from noise, even talking and light.
There is throbbing pain with a sensation of weight and violent neuralgias in the right side of the head, the patient suffers from periodic headaches.
There is a feeling as if the head is compressed in a vice, and would burst from the severity of the pain.
It is a great remedy for the dimness of eyesight the objects are seen as if they are obscured.
It is a wonderful remedy for myopia the person cannot see at a distance.
Cactus Grandiflorus is a wonderful remedy for pain in the ears the hearing is diminished by the buzzing in the ears.
The patient hears Pulsations in the ears as in otitis media.
Cactus Grandiflorus is an important remedy in the treatment of the disorder of the tongue there is a loss of taste for food with nausea.
The tongue appears to be purple, and thick brown there are sores on the teeth.
It is a wonderful remedy for halitosis the breath is very offensive.
Cactus Grandiflorus is indicated in heart conditions when there is the appearance of the face where there is paleness of the face, it is bloated and red along with severe pulsations in the head.
It is a wonderful remedy for prosopalgia, mostly right-sided and chronic, there is aggravation from the slightest exertion; the pain is bearable only when lying still in bed, it is brought on by wine, music, strong light, and missing dinner at the usual hour.
Cactus Grandiflorus is indicated in conditions of sore throat with a feeling of warmth about the throat and chest.
There is constriction of the esophagus, which prevents swallowing, this constriction feeling in the throat excites a constant desire to swallow.
Sometimes there is Suffocative constriction of the throat with full, throbbing carotids.
It is a great remedy for pharyngitis mostly, scraping sensation at the soft palate and constriction of the throat.
Cactus Grandiflorus is a wonderful remedy for asthma when breathing is difficult, there are attacks of suffocation with fainting.
It is a wonderful remedy for Chronic bronchitis, with the rattling of mucus in the chest, there is severe spasmodic cough, and copious mucous expectoration.
It is a great remedy in pneumonia cases when there are pricking pains in the chest with oppressed respiration.
It is highly useful when in cases of asthma and pneumonia there is an Oppression of breathing in going upstairs and catarrhal cough with much viscid expectoration.
It is indicated when there is much rattling of mucus in the chest the patient cannot lie in a horizontal position.
It is a top-listed remedy in cases of asthma when there is periodical suffocation, fainting, sweat on the face, and loss of pulse.
It is a great remedy for Haemoptysis, with convulsive cough.
Cactus Grandiflorus can be given in heart complaints when during the attack of angina pectoris there is pain deep in the heart like a jerking body, frequently repeated.
There is something seemed to be whirling up from chest to brain.
There is a sensation as if the heart is turned over and as if it is whirled around.
It is a great remedy for a heart attack when the patient feels as if the heart was bound down and had not had room enough to beat.
There is a sensation as if bolts were holding the heart and as if it is compressed or squeezed by a band.
It is indicated when there is lancinating pain in the heart when perspiration fails, there is a deathlike feeling at the heart and round to the left of the back.
It is a great remedy for Palpitation of the heart, day and night, aggravation when walking, and at night, when lying on the left side.
There are Palpitation in small irregular beats at times frequent, at others slow, from the slightest excitement or deep thought, with the necessity for deep inspiration.
The person experiences pains in the apex of the heart, shooting down the left arm to the ends of fingers with a feeble pulse.
It is a wonderful remedy for dyspnoea symptoms indicative of valvular diseases of the heart on examination the physician can here endocardial murmurs; excessive impulse; increased precordial dullness; enlarged ventricle.
It is a great remedy for cardiac aneurism and atheromatous arteries.
Cactus Grandiflorus is a great remedy for Stomach ulcers the patient has a good appetite but very weak digestion.
In acid peptic ulcers, there is a Complete loss of appetite, the stomach rejects everything.
The person has weight and distress in the stomach after eating, and nausea in the morning, lasting all day.
There is acrid, sour fluid in the stomach which rises in the throat and mouth.
It is indicated in cases of frequent vomiting, the ulcers in the stomach cause copious haematemesis.
It is a wonderful remedy for Gastroenteritis there is burning pulsation or heaviness in the stomach.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Cactus Grandiflorus is a wonderful remedy for intestinal ulcers there is pulsation in the coeliac artery mostly after dinner, and there is burning in the stomach which extends down from it in flashes.
Sharp pains are shooting through the diaphragm and up into the chest.
It is indicated when there is insupportable heat in the abdomen, due to ulcers. There is Pain and bearing down in the lower abdomen.
It is a great remedy for Constipation in which the stool is hard and black.
It is a wonderful remedy for Diarrhoea and watery, mucous, bilious stools in the forenoon.
There is the sensation of great weight in the anus, and urging to evacuate a great quantity, but nothing passes.
It is a great remedy for bleeding per rectum when there is a Copious hemorrhage from the bowels.
There is itching in the anus and also hemorrhoids.
It is one of the top lister remedies for Fistula in ano with violent palpitation of the heart.
Cactus Grandiflorus has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, as in cystitis there is constriction of the neck of the bladder and irritation in the urethra as if he would pass water constantly.
It is a great remedy for UTI when the urine passes by drops, with much burning. There is profuse urine, of a straw color.
It is a great remedy for kidney stones when the urine, on cooling, has deposited red sand.
It is highly useful in cases of Haematuria when urination is prevented by clots.
There is frequent urging; at night, with a copious flow each time.
Cactus Grandiflorus has got wonderful action on Male Sexual, especially in Prostatic affections, along with weight in the anus.
Cactus Grandiflorus has got wonderful action on female genitals there is Pulsating pain in the uterus and ovaries.
There is Constriction in the uterine region and the pelvis.
It is a wonderful remedy for vaginismus there is constriction of the vagina preventing coition.
It is a wonderful remedy for menstrual disorders, especially in dysmenorrhoea, there is very painful menstruation making her extort loud cries.
It is indicated when the menses are too early and there is scanty menstruation, ceasing while lying.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Cactus Grandiflorus is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatism there are rheumatic pains, in the shoulders, upper and lower arms, hips down to feet, and there is aggravation in rest and motion, and all positions.
It is a wonderful remedy for frozen shoulders there is pain in shoulders and arms, sore aching in the left arm down to the elbow; down to the fingers. There is numbness in the left arm, progressing to edema of the entire left arm.
It is a great remedy for the edema of feet there is a restlessness of legs; cannot keep them still.
There is edema of the feet, extending to the knees, the skin is shining and pressure with the fingers leaves an indentation on the swelling.
Cactus Grandiflorus is indicated in treating rheumatism of the back there is a coldness in the back and icy cold hands.
It is a wonderful remedy for lower backache the lumbar muscles are tender on pressure and stiff, especially on first moving after repose.
Cactus Grandiflorus is a great remedy for intermittent fever, there is slight chilliness towards 10 a.m. during chilliness, and there is chattering of the teeth, which is not relieved by covering.
During the heat stage, there is burning heat, with shortness of breath and scorching heat at night, with headache, following a chill and terminating in perspiration.
It is a wonderful remedy for intermittent fever, quotidian fever that is recurring every day at the same hour and for many successive days.
It is indicated when there is chill at one o’clock in the afternoon, then burning heat, with dyspnoea, pulsating pain in the uterine region, terminating in slight perspiration.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
There is aggravation about noon, lying on the left side; walking, and going upstairs, at 11 am and 11 pm.
The conditions get better when in the open air.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Cactus Grandiflorus are Spigellia and Naja in heart complaints.
The bad effects of Cactus Grandiflorus are antidoted by Camphor, Aconite, and China.
Cactus Grandiflorus Uses, Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Cactus Grandiflorus 30 Uses
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
It is of great value in the treatment of acid peptic ulcers.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Cactus Grandiflorus 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Cactus Grandiflorus match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
Cactus Grandiflorus 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the
Cactus Grandiflorus and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Cactus Grandiflorus Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of the Cactus Grandiflorus is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic bronchitis.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
Cactus Grandiflorus 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Cactus Grandiflorus works well to treat the conditions like threatened asthma attacks and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Cactus Grandiflorus
- Angina pectoris
- Intermittent fevers
- Lungs disorders
- Traumatic fever
Cactus Grandiflorus Side Effects
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Cactus Grandiflorus are seen, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.