Carbo Vegetabilis is commonly known as Wood Charcoal or Vegetable Charcoal. People also called this Carbo Veg.
The chemical constituent of Carbo Vegetabilis is carbon, it is an important constituent of every cell in the human body. It maintains the vitality and integrity of all organs and tissues of the human body.
Carbo Vegetabilis is the most important remedy that has an action on a venous system where there is imperfect oxidation, blueness, ecchymosis, and passive hemorrhages resulting in deficient capillary circulation.
Carbo Vegetabilis is a great remedy for first and second childhood and when the resistance of the body is low and is incapable of coping with the external environment.
Carbo Vegetabilis Constitution/Personality
Carbo Vegetabilis is a remedy, best suited to persons of advanced age, women at the turn of life, people who are prematurely old.
It is suitable for persons with hemorrhagic diathesis, passive hemorrhages of black and dark blood from every orifice of the body.
Carbo Veg is one of the best remedies for conditions brought about by a loss of vital fluids, mercury, salt, salted meat, and from abuse of quinine, especially suppressed chill and fever, persons who have never fully recovered from bad effects of some previous illness.
Carbo Veg is one of the chief remedies for weak digestion, patient craves things that make him sick, craves whisky and brandy.
The digestion is so weak that simple food disagrees causing excessive flatulence, abdomen is full of gas almost to bursting point, especially on the upper part, wants clothing loose around the abdomen. There is constant sour and rancid eructation.
Carbo veg is indicated in conditions where there is imperfect oxidation, resulting in deficient circulation, causing blueness, of the skin and coldness of extremities.
Carbo Veg is indicated where the patient has exhaustive vitality, from loss of vital fluid, in the last stage of any disease with copious cold sweat, cold tongue, voice lost, this remedy may save a life.
This is a great remedy for blood circulatory system disorders, in which there is a passive bleeding tendency, the surface of the body is cold to touch especially from knee to feet, and pulse is intermittent, thready and imperceptible.
This is also a wonderful hemorrhagic remedy, used in passive bleeding from lung, bladder, uterus, stomach, ulcers caused due to weakened circulation.
Carbo Vegetabilis Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body.
The Carbo Vegs patient suffers from the slowness of thoughts, the patient is timid and indolent with slow thinking; all mental symptoms are aggravated in the morning on waking.
Carbo Veg is useful in treating fears, there is fear of darkness, and imaginary fear of ghosts, anxiety especially in the evening by 4-6 pm.
Carbo Veg is used to treat sleep conditions in which the patient has a strong inclination to sleep during the day, sleep in the morning, or early in the evening with sleeplessness at night.
Carbo Veg is a great remedy for vertigo, after the slightest movement of the head, or after having slept, as well as on bending and walking.
It is used in treating a headache with pressing pain, from being overheated, with tears in the eyes; painful when moving them with trembling of the jaw.
It is used to treat nocturnal headache, with cramp-like tension in the brain, or sensation, as if from contraction, there is the heaviness of the head shootings in the vertex, especially in the evening, or after a meal.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated in the treatment of hair fall when there is the painful sensibility of the hairy scalp to external pressure like for instance, that of the hat.
The sensitiveness and itching of the scalp is aggravated in the afternoon and evening, and after eating;
Carbo vegetabilis is useful in treating pains in the eyes from overuse of sight, from fine works, pains in the muscles of the eyes, on looking upwards.
There is itching, smarting, heat, pressure, and burning pain in the eyes, in the corners of the eyes, and agglutination of the eyelids.
Carbo vegetabilis is used to treat bleeding of the eyes, often with strong congestion in the head, trembling of the eyelids, there are black, flying spots before the eyes, and insensibility of the pupil.
Carbo vegetabilis is a very good remedy for pain in the ear Otalgia in the evening, there is redness and heat of the right ear.
Carbo Vegetabilis is used in treating tinnitus where there is Vertigo with nausea, buzzing in the ears, and even loss of consciousness, there is the flow of foul pus from the inner ear with tingling and buzzing in the ear.
Carbo Vegetabilis is an effective remedy for treating rhinitis there is itching in the nose, with tickling and tingling in the nostrils, redness of the tip, and scabs at the point of the nose.
Carbo Vegetabilis is indicated when there is nose block, especially towards evening, or violent coryza, with hoarseness and rawness of the chest, tingling and tickling in the nose, and ineffectual tendency to sneeze.
Carbo Vegetabilis is indicated in epistaxis, at night and in the morning, with paleness of the face, or after having stooped.
The Carbo Vegetabilis patient often complains of aphthous ulcers in the mouth, foul smell from the mouth, the gums bleed, some times bloody saliva from the mouth is seen.
Carbo Vegetabilis is used in mouth conditions where the lips are swollen and cracked, there are purulent blisters on the lips, with fissures of the ulcerated lips.
The face and cheeks are swollen with tractive pains, acute pullings, piercings, and burning pains in the bones of the face.
Carbo Vegetabilis is indicated in the sore throat from internal swelling; with the sensation of constriction in the throat, there is smarting scraping, and burning pain starting from the throat, the palate, and gullet.
Carbo Vegetabilisis indicated in advanced stages of sore throat, there is the pain of excoriation in the throat on coughing, on blowing the nose, and swallowing.
The patient has to rattle from the accumulation of phlegm in the throat, which is easily detached causing cough with swelling and inflammation and ulcers of the uvula with stitches in the throat.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is used to treat prolonged hoarseness, loss of voice mainly in the morning and evening, aggravated by prolonged conversation, and in cold damp weather.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is given to treat bronchitis with the sensation of excoriation, wheezing in the chest, soreness, and ulcerative pain in the larynx and pharynx. The cough in bronchitis is with cramps, gagging in the throat, and vomiting of yellowish, brownish, bloody, sour, offensive mucus, it is from evening to midnight, from movement, and when walking in the cold open air.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is used to treat whooping cough, in which there is spasmodic hollow cough, four or five attacks every day caused by tingling irritation in the larynx with expectoration of greenish mucus or yellowish pus.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is indicated in heart conditions like the initial stages of angina pectoris, where there is compression and cramp-like constriction in the heart region, as if a violent and irregular palpitation, causing trembling of limbs.
The patient suffers from difficult respiration and shortness of breath, while walking, there is burning pain in the heart region with congestion and violent palpitation of the heart.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is useful in rheumatic affections of heart, frequently wants to take a deep inspiration, there is burning, shooting pain in the heart region.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is an effective remedy for treating advanced stages of acid reflux disorders, in which there are frequent sour eructations, heaviness, fullness, of the stomach with gas, making it tense.
Carbo Vegetabilisis is used by many homeopaths to treat waterbrash, where there is bitter/sour rising after a meal, hiccough after every movement, continuous nausea, and flow of excess saliva at night.
Carbo Vegetabilisisis indicated in gastralgia and stomach ulcers vomiting of blood, of food, in the evening with heaviness, fulness, and tension in the stomach. There are cramps in the stomach, with an accumulation of flatus, and great sensitiveness of the pit of the stomach.
The pains in the stomach are aggravated or renewed by fright, opposition, after a meal, or at night, and mainly after having taken flatulent food, also by suckling in infants.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Carbo vegetabilis is one of the top listed remedies for treating gastric disorders, in which there is excessive accumulation of gas, causing pain in the hypochondria like that of a wound and mainly in the hepatic region, chiefly when it is touched.
There is shooting pain under the ribs, tension, pressure, shootings in the hepatic region, also shootings in the spleen.
Carbo vegetabilis is the remedy for flatulence, borborygmi, and movements of gas in the abdomen, leading to excessive discharge of flatus, of a putrid smell.
The pains in the abdomen are often accompanied by anxiety and tears, he cannot bear any tight clothing around his waist and abdomen as it is distended with gas.
Carbo vegetabilis is an important remedy in treating abdominal -colic produced from lifting a weight, from dislocation, or by the motion of a carriage, there is pressure and burning pain, with great anguish in the abdomen with cramps.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated to treat diarrhea in old people, in the collapse stage of cholera, the stools are frequent, involuntary, cadaverous smelling followed by burning in rectum, soft stools voided with difficulty. This causes a Hippocratic face in which the eyes and cheeks are sunken, with an earthy complexion.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated when there is the diminution of the secretion of urine, the urine is red, and very deep-colored as if it were mixed with blood.
Carbo vegetabilis can be given in the case of diabetes, when there is copious urine, of a clear yellow color, or thick and white urine; making the patient anxious and inclined to go for urgent frequent urination day and night. there is constriction of the urethra in the morning.
Carbo vegetabilis is frequently used in treating bedwetting in old bedridden patients, the urine is deep red, with a dark cloudy appearance.
Urine passes more frequently than usual with burning micturition in the morning. Urine is lemon yellow with white sediments in it.
The male patients of carbo vegetabilis complain of extraordinary affluence of voluptuous thoughts and fantasies causing frequent pollutions.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated when the patient suffers from too speedy emission in coition; followed by roaring in the head, there are smooth, red, and oozing spots on the glans penis.
Carbo vegetabilis is useful in treating male genital disorders like the discharge of prostatic fluid while at stool, there is itching and moisture at the thigh, near the scrotum with pressure in the testes.
Carbo vegetabilis has a wonderful action on the genitals of females and helps to cure treating disposition to miscarriages and many female-related disorders.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated in premenstrual syndrome; there is premature and too copious menstruation; or sometimes too feeble, with pale blood. Before the menses, there are cramps in the abdomen and headaches. During the menses, there is vomiting and pains in the teeth, head, loins, abdomen, and inflammation of the mammae.
Carbo vegetabilis is useful in treating leucorrhoea before the menses. There is white, thick and yellowish, greenish, and corrosive discharge from the vagina causing itching, burning, excoriation, ulcers, and swelling at the vulva.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Carbo vegetabilis is a great remedy for cramps, pulling, and acute drawing pains in the forearms, legs, wrists, and fingers. There is relaxation of the muscles of the arms and the hands, on laughing.
Carbo vegetabilis is a great remedy for paralytic weakness of the wrists and of the fingers, especially on grasping an object, there is icy-coldness of hands.
Carbo vegetabilis is a very important remedy in treating drawing and paralytic pain with insensibility of the legs and feet, there is acute pulling, and drawing, burning pains in the hip and knees.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated in heaviness, stiffness of the neck and pain in the back, paralysis of the spine causing weakness and lameness of muscles of the spine.
Carbo vegetabilis is used to treat aneurism in the hamstrings, with tensive pain and pulsation there is strong tension and cramp-like pains in the back extending to cox-femoral joints, the thighs, and the knees.
Carbo vegetabilis is useful in treating dermatitis due to acid sweat that causes the sensation of tingling of the skin, throughout the body. There is general itching in the evening, and on becoming warm in bed and burning sensation in different parts of the skin.
Carbo vegetabilis is a great remedy in treating painless, fetid ulcers, with burning pains, and the discharge is of bloody pus in the extremities of the fingers and the toes.
Carbo vegetabilis is a wonderful remedy in the treatment of varicose veins, plexus of the veins are formed by a dilatation of the capillary vessels, with violent hemorrhage, after the slightest injury. there is lymphatic swelling, with suppuration and burning pains in the lower extremities.
Carbo vegetabilis is a great remedy in treating gangrenous spots that occur from lying in bed; for old wounds having heated break out again called as recurring ulcers/wounds.
Carbo vegetabilis is a very important remedy for certain types of intermittent fever, with the febrile shivering in the evening and at night, is followed by a state of transient heat.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated in fever with thirst during the cold stage only, or with severe sweating followed by shiverings, commonly seen in malarial fevers.
Carbo vegetabilis is indicated in fever state with comatose drowsiness, there is cold sweat on the face and at the extremities. The pulse is small, weak, imperceptible; and uneven.
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 worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of carbo vegetabilis is worse in the evening; at night and in the open air, or warm damp weather.
Gastric conditions of carbo vegetabilis are aggravated by fast food, butter, coffee, milk.
The conditions of carbo vegetabilis get better from eructation, from close fanning.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to carbo vegetabilis are China; Kali carb; Drosera.
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 carbo vegetabilis are Carbo ani.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
Carbo vegetabilis is compatible with Acid Phos, Aconite, Lycopodium, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, Sulphur.
The remedies incompatible with Carbo vegetabilis are Kreosote.
The antidote to Carbo Vegetabilis
Carbo vegetabilis is antidoted by Camphor, Arsenic, Lachesis, Camphora, Ferrum metal.
Carbo vegetabilis antidotes the effects of spirits niter; camphor; Ambra. grisea; Arsenicum.
Carbo Vegetabilis Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Carbo Veg 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.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Carbo Veg 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; it’s given when the majority of mental and physical symptoms of carbo vegetabilis 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.
Carbo Veg 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Carbo vegetabilis and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Carbo Vegetabilis Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Carbo vegetabilis is used by many homeopaths to relieve the flatulence and gastric symptoms associated with it.
It is mainly used to relieve the patients of gastralgia and should only be given when all the symptoms of carbo vegetabilis are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
Carbo Veg 3X/6X Uses
This is lower potency of carbo vegetabilis, it works well to treat the conditions like diarrhea and Cholera and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from debility.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Carbo Vegetabilis
- Angina pectoris
- Stomach disorders
- Skin affections
Carbo Vegetabilis 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 carbo vegetabilis are seen then it can be antidoted by Arsenicum, camphor.