Causticum is one of the remedies in homeopathy useful in treating acute infectious diseases, is an indispensable remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Dr. Hahnemann.
Causticum is commonly known as Tinctura acris sine Kali. Tinctura acris sine Kali is chemically composed of Potassium Hydrate.
The crude substance for preparation is obtained by distilling a mixture of slaked lime and a solution of potassium sulfate. The tincture is made with spirit, only then its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy only, making Causticum an important, remedy in treating a variety of diseases like paralysis, rheumatism, arthritis, squint eyes drooping eyelids, stammering, bedwetting in kids, etc.
Causticum is suited to persons who have one of Grauvogl’s hydrogenoid constitution hence the person is chilly, and easily affected by cold climate and cold things in general.
It is Suited to dark-haired persons with rigid fiber and dark complexion who usually suffers from lymphatic disorders.
It is suited to people with a weak immune system and torpid temperament.
Causticum patient is broken down of senile personality and easily exhausted and suffers from great prostration and sadness, is mostly melancholic, and very much in depression.
A Causticum person has looked on the face like a dirty white sallow, there are warts, especially on the face.
The patient is emaciated due to disease, constant worry, and long-standing depressive mood.
Guiding symptoms of Causticum
Causticum is used by many homeopaths mainly in the treatment of chronic rheumatic, arthritic deformities, and paralytic affections of hands and legs.
It is indicated when there is tearing, drawing pains in the muscular and fibrous tissues, deformities about the joints and there is a progressive loss of muscular strength in holding a pen in hand or typing work, the patient suffers from tendinous contractures of the hands and legs.
It is indicated to treat catarrhal affections of the air passages, there is paralysis of the vocal cord, contractions in the larynx, and trachea causing hoarseness of voice.
It is one of the top listed remedies in treating rheumatism when there is restlessness at night, tearing pains in joints and bones of hands and legs, and there is a fainting-like feeling as if there is a sinking of strength inpatient.
This weakness of bones and overall physical constitution progresses until we have gradually appearing paralysis in the extremities.
It is a wonderful remedy for paralysis the patient has local paralysis of vocal cords, paralysis of muscles of deglutition, tongue, eyelids, face, bladder, and extremities.
It is one of the best remedies for children who are slow in the process of learning to walk.
It is highly indicated when skin complaints are accompanied by burning, rawness, and soreness which are it’s characteristic
It is a wonderful remedy for complaints that are worse in clear fine weather and better in damp wet weather.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Causticum patient has a constant worrying tendency, they are constantly sad and this leads to melancholia.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating depression, melancholia, and sadness, all ailments occurring from long-standing grief and sudden emotions to hopelessness.
It is indicated in mind-related symptoms in children when the kid does not want to go to bed alone and the least thing makes it cry and weep.
The patient is emotionally unstable as by behavior they are intensely sympathetic towards sufferings of others so they get easily hurt.
It is indicated when complaints are aggravated when they, think about them, especially the problem of hemorrhoids.
Causticum is indicated when there is a peculiar sensation of space between the forehead and brain.
It is a great remedy for headaches that are characterized by pain in the right frontal eminence of the head.
Cuasticum is a great remedy in homeopathy for eye affections, it is useful in treating Cataracts with motor disturbances and there is inflammation of eyelids, and ulceration in the cornea along with cataracts.
It is a wonderful remedy for sparks and dark spots before the eyes Ptosis of eyelids, and squit eyes.
It is a great remedy for the vision that is impaired as if the film were present before eyes.
It is used by many homeopaths for treating paralysis of ocular muscles that occurs after exposure to cold air or wind.
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for tinnitus there is a ringing, roaring, pulsating sensation in the ears with deafness.
It is a great remedy for treating chronic middle-ear catarrh and accumulation of ear wax.
It is useful in treating deafness in old age, specifically when the words and steps are re-echoed in the ears.
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for nose block there is stuffiness of the nose with thick coryza, usually accompanied by hoarseness of voice.
It is one of the top listed medicine in treating sinusitis, which occurs from exposure to cold air, and cold wind.
Causticum is commonly indicated in a scaly nose, the nostrils are ulcerated and the patient feels rawness and burning in the affected skin.
The Causticum patient often complains of bites inside of cheek from chewing food as it occurs in old age and kids due to weakness of nerves supplying the mouth.
It is a great remedy for paralysis of the tongue, as a result, the patient speaks with indistinct speech.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating rheumatism of bones of articulation of the lower jaw.
Causticum is useful in treating paralytic conditions of the face on the right side, the face has a pale, dirty white sallow look.
Causticum is a great remedy for Warts on the face, there are big size warts on tip of the nose or anywhere on the face.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating pain in facial bones occurring as a result of dental fistula, the pain extends to the jaws, making it difficult to open the mouth.
Causticum is indicated in paralysis of muscles of the throat making it difficult to swallow food.
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for ulcerated sore throat, with loss of voice in professional singers, teachers, and public speakers due to paralysis of the larynx, and muscles of the vocal cord.
It is a wonderful remedy for aphonia and soreness of the larynx.
It is indicated when there are sore streak down the trachea and the voice re-echoes, the patient hears his voice roars in his ears and distresses him.
Causticum is a great remedy for asthma when there is pain in the chest, hoarseness of voice due to cough, along with raw soreness of the chest.
It is a wonderful remedy when the cough has expectoration that is scanty and must be swallowed.
It is indicated when the patient has a cough with pain in the hip, especially worse in the evening and reduced by drinking cold water the cough is worse, from the warmth of the bed.
It is a wonderful remedy in treating cough when there is mucus under the sternum, which he cannot quite reach.
Causticum is useful when there is pain in the chest, with palpitation, the patient cannot lie down at night
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for gastric disorders, there is nausea and bitter taste in the mouth due to disturbed digestion. There is an aversion to sweets, the appetite disappears when attempting to eat, and there is colicky pain in the stomach compelling the patient to bend double.
It is a wonderful remedy for gastritis the patient feels as if lime were burned in the stomach it is worse after eating fresh meat but smoked meat agrees.
It is a wonderful remedy for Acid dyspepsia there is the sensation of a ball rising in the throat, there are burning eructations
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Causticum is one of the top listed remedies for constipation when there is paralysis of muscles of the rectum and sphincter ani. It is also useful in partial paralysis of the rectum
The stools are hard and small in quantity, the size of goose-quill, stools are hard, tough, covered with mucus and shine like grease; small-shaped; expelled with much straining, or only on standing up.
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for Fistula and large piles that cause burning.
Causticum is indicated in Rectum sore and burns, in Pruritus or anus due to piles and fissures.
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for urinary symptoms of incontinence of urine there is involuntary passing of urine when coughing, and sneezing.
The urine is expelled very slowly and sometimes it is retained.
It is a wonderful remedy for bedwetting in kids with involuntary urination during first sleep at night and also from the slightest excitement.
It is indicated in treating retention after surgical operations. Loss of sensibility on passing urine.
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for treating impotence in people who are always sad, melancholic, and in continuous depression.
Causticum has got wonderful action on female genitals, it is one of the top-listed remedies in treating pregnancy-related disorders like frequent nausea, vomiting, and epileptic attacks during pregnancy.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating irregular menses in young females, it is indicated when the first menstruation at puberty is delayed, late or irregular.
The flow is bright red blood with slow and non-coagulable, the menses ceases at night and there is flow only during the day.
It is indicated when there is great rawness and soreness in the urethra, with leucorrhoea that occurs mostly at night with great weakness.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Causticum is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatism, there is a pain in joints mostly dull, tearing pain in hands and arms. Heaviness and weakness with tearing pain in joints.
There is Rheumatic tearing in limbs that are better by warmth, especially the heat of bed, burning in joints indicating nerve involvement.
It is a wonderful remedy for arthritis with Cracking and tension in the knees, there is stiffness in the hollow of the knee accompanied by itching on the dorsum of the feet.
It is a great remedy for partial paralysis of limbs, there is unsteadiness of muscles of forearm and hand with numbness; loss of sensation in hands causing loss of soft skills. It is indicated in paralysis of single parts, there is a tendency to contraction of tendons of legs.
It is an excellent remedy for children who are slow in learning to walk, they have unsteady walking and tend to fall easily
It is a great remedy for weakness of the ankles, the patient cannot walk without suffering, and there is a restlessness of the legs at night.
Causticum is indicated to treat common backache when there is stiffness between shoulders, with dull aching pain in the nape of the neck.
Causticum is useful in treating warts that are large, jagged, bleeding easily, on the tips of fingers and nose.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating pimples and warts on the face.
Causticum is one of the top listed in treating old burns that do not get well there is soreness and rawness of affected skin and ill effects from burns. Pains of burns. It is a great remedy for Cicatrices means the old burns that freshen up; even the old injuries reopen.
All skin complaints are worse in clear fine weather and better in wet damp weather.
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 Causticum, is worse in dry, cold winds, in clear fine weather, cold air; from the motion of carriage, washing, bathing, draught, becoming cold, after wetting; and every change of weather.
The joint pains of the wrist are worse from taking hold of anything.
The conditions of Causticum are better, in damp, wet weather from warmth.
The rheumatic and arthritis complaints are better from the heat of the bed.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Causticum are Carbo; Petrosal, Merc. cor.
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 Causticum are Ammon Causticum.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
It is compatible with Calcarea.Carb; Kali iod. Lycopodium., Nux vomica, Rhus tox, Ruta, Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur.
The remedies are- The acids group, coffee, and Phosphorus.
The bad effects of Causticum are antidoted by Camphora.
It antidotes the effects of or is the antidote to Asafoetida, Colocynthis, Euphrasia, Plumbum (lead poisoning); abuse of Mercury, and Sulphur.
Causticum Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Causticum 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.
Causticum 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Causticum match. It is useful in rheumatism and arthritis and paralysis.
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.
Causticum 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Causticum
and that given by the patient match perfectly. It is useful in cases of depression, convulsions, and epilepsy.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
CausticumQ (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Echinacea Augustifolia is used by many homeopaths to treat warts and old burns that freshen up which need frequent repetition. It can be applied locally on affected burnt skin diluting in water.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
Causticum 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Causticum
works well to treat the conditions like burns, locomotor ataxia, and abdominal affections.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Echinacea Augustifolia
- Acne rosacea
- Arthritis deformity
- Diphtheritic paralysis
- Ears, otorrhoea
- Facial paralysis
- Herpes zoster
- Intermittent fever
- Locomotor ataxia
- Scabies and Skin- eruptions
- Urethritis and urine, disorders
- Varicose veins
- Voice- lost
Side Effects of Causticum
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 Causticum are seen, then it can be antidoted by Camphora.