Coca belongs to the plant kingdom, family Erythroxylon coca lam. Lineae is a natural order of Coca. It is a native plant from western South America. In the world, it is known as cocaine, which is an alkaloid of Coca.
Coca is a psychoactive remedy. Natives of west south America have been using Coca for intoxicant conditions and fatigue after dangerous illnesses like diarrhea, and heart stroke for a century.
It is like tea or coffee, which arrests tissue changes and helps people to deal with fatigue. Cocaine is an alkaloid, known as local anesthesia.
The famous neurologist Magnan describes the keynote symptom of Coca, as small foreign bodies under the skin, generally small grain size bodies.’ This sensation is limited to the patient’s body and belongings only.
Coca produces acute and chronic poisonous effects. Acute effects of Coca are faintness, giddiness, and heart palpitation with flushes, especially on the back region. Chronic effects are produced after long continuous use of Coca.
Coca remedy is useful for angina pectoris, high altitude sickness, headaches during climbing mountains, chronic sleeplessness, and chronic alcoholic patients.
Coca is useful for a person who is under physical and mental strain. It is a remedy for old people, who are plethoric, fat, weak, and nervous. The Coca personality is timid as well as bashful.
This remedy is useful for children in marasmus cases. Children are susceptible for cough as soon as they are exposed to cold weather. Children are restless at night. They eat very little and suffer from loss of appetite.
Coca is a good remedy for aftereffects of cold weather. A patient complains of rheumatism after exposure to cold weather, after sitting, and during walking also.
The keynote symptom of Coca is the presence of something sand-like bodies under the skin.
Coca is known as Mounter’s remedy. It treats high altitude sickness and headaches. A person complains of tight headaches with lightness and weakness in the legs.
Coca treats the bad effects of mountain climbing or ballooning, of stimulants like alcohol and tobacco.
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Coca is a great remedy for the exhaustion of the brain and nervous system. Though, a patient desires mental work and does it in a lively mood.
It is best suited for a bashful, timid, and melancholy person. A person gets irritable in society and desires solitude.
This is a useful remedy for the hallucination state of patients. A patient complains of hearing unpleasant things about himself, and loquacious excitement with blissful visions.
Coca is the best remedy for a person, who is suffering from extreme mood changes, who fear losing things, and who fears falling while walking.
A coca patient has a clear mind at night and an irritable mood in the morning after waking up from bed. Confusion in the mind reduces after drinking coffee or after washing the face.
It is a remedy for chronic sleeplessness. The patient feels sleepy but can not find rest anywhere on in any position. Patient sleep on his abdomen.
It is indicated in children who are nervous and restless at night during teething age.
Coca is useful for headaches and vertigo preceded by flashes of light before the eyes. A patient complains of the pressure of the bandage on the forehead.
Coca is suited for migraines which are aggravated after coughing. Migraines relieve after eating and after sunset.
A patient complains of a dull headache which is ameliorated after walking in the open air. As discussed earlier this is a great remedy for a headache of a mount climber and a high-altitude sickness.
Coca helps with diplopia and pain in the eyes. Coca is suitable for flickering before the eyes, like white dark fiery spots before the eyes associated with vertigo and headache.
Coca is useful for photophobia, pressure in the eyes, heaviness of lids with aching pain behind the eyes.
Coca helps with noises in the ears like singing, roaring, and ringing. A patient complains of acute pain and acute hearing loss.
Coca is useful for cold and coryza after exposure to cold weather. A patient complains of clear watery discharge from the nose with sneezing and loss of smell.
Coca patient complains of heat and irritation inside the nose.
Coca is helpful for dryness of mouth in the morning after waking. A patient complains of a salty, bitter taste or loss of taste in the morning.
Coca is useful for carries of teeth. A patient has a peppery sensation in the mouth.
Coca has characteristic features of a face: pale face with red cheeks and white spots at the center of the cheek.
It is indicated for lower jaw pain, aggravated after eating solid food and continuing talking.
Coca is indicated for dryness of the throat with soreness, especially in the morning. Patient hawks’ small transparent lumps of mucus.
It is useful for pain during swallowing associated with swelling of the uvula. A patient complains of tickling in the throat region.
Coca is beneficial for hoarseness of voice after talking associated with weakness of vocal cords.
Coca is a good remedy for the heaviness of the chest associated with emphysema. A patient complains of blood in the sputum. This is a good remedy for chronic asthma in old people.
The characteristic symptom of Coca is an oppression of the chest that alternates with freedom of the chest. The patient feels fresh and wants to walk fast.
It is indicated for asthma and chronic cough in alcoholic persons. It is useful for athletes and alcoholic persons who are suffering from breathlessness and dyspnea.
Coca is a heart remedy. It is indicated for angina pectoris. A patient complains of violent palpitation of the heart associated with obstructed gases in the stomach.
Coca is useful for dyspnea, weak heart, excessive rapid weak pulse with sweating and flushing. Pain in the chest triggered by climbing and cold weather.
Coca is useful for great hunger alternated with loss of appetite. A patient does not like solid foods. A patient has less appetite and less thirst for water.
Coca patient has a great desire for stimulants like alcohol and tobacco. The characteristic of Coca is a person needs very little nourishment even during heavy work.
The digestion system is active. The patient feels an emptiness in the stomach. Coca patients cannot eat salty food.
Coca is useful for colic pain associated with flatulence in the stomach. A patient complains of distention of the abdomen and passage of gases.
Coca is useful for constipation and dysentery also. It is the best remedy for dysentery at high altitudes. A patient complains of constipation and gases smell of gunpowder.
Coca is useful for the inactivity of the rectum with relaxed sphincters. Stools are dry like walnut. A patient has easy evacuation followed by urging of stool. Piles are painful while walking or sitting.
Coca is indicated for frequent urination day or night. A patient complains of nocturnal enuresis and urine smells like sweat. Enuresis is associated with an increased flow of urine.
It is indicated for pain in the urethra and the presence of red, or orange sediments in urine.
Coca is useful for impotence with weakness. A patient complains of seminal emission with voluptuous dreams.
The typical sensation of Coca patients is,’ penis is absent.’ It is indicated for nervous prostration after sexual excess. Coca can be useful for impotence associated with diabetes.
Coca is indicated for the great desire for sex during menses and after the parturition period. Women can recognize the flow of menses during sleep. She wakes up because of menses.
Coca is indicated for pain in the upper and lower arm. It affects the left side more. Coca is useful for weakness and numbness of fingers which is worse in the morning.
Coca is useful for weakness and sprain in the hip region. The patient feels weakness from the hip to the ankle region. Because of weakness, a patient can not walk properly. The patient is afraid of falling during walking.
Instability during walking leads to vertigo.
Coca helps with lameness and weakness of the back region. It affects the lower back region and hip region in cold weather. Complaints aggravate in the morning.
Coca is a good remedy for scarlatina rash on the body, especially on the neck region.
The keynote symptom of coca is something like a worm moving away under the skin.
Coca is a fever remedy. It is indicated for hot flushes on the back and a burning sensation in the abdomen associated with headache and chilliness in the afternoon.
It is a good remedy for fever and sleeplessness at the night with throbbing in arteries. A patient complains of extreme weariness and sweat during the night.
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 makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
Coca symptoms are aggravated in high altitudes, cold weather, and in the morning after waking up from bed. A patient can not tolerate salty food, cold weather, and exertion.
Any physical and mental exertion aggravates the overall symptoms of a patient. Cough and rheumatism complaints aggravated in cold weather and after walking and climbing.
Hoarseness and dryness of the throat aggravate after talking and in the morning after waking up.
Migraine symptoms increased during coughing.
Coca symptoms are relieved after rapid movement or riding in the open air. Wine or any stimulant drink ameliorates symptoms.
The patient feels relaxed after sunset, after dinner, and after lying on the abdomen. The patient feels sleepy after lying on the abdomen.
Headaches and migraine relieve after eating and after sunset. Dull frontal headache ameliorated while walking in the open air.
Confusion in the mind clears after drinking coffee or washing the face.
Relationship with Other Medicine
Coca Complementary Medicines-
As the name suggests remedies that complement each other actions are complementary medicines.
These medicines require to complete the cure of disease. If a well-selected remedy needs help from other remedies to complete its action, then that remedy is a complementary one.
Fluoric acid is a complementary remedy for Coca. Both remedies help each other to treat the patient as per symptom totality.
Coca Antidoted by-
Some remedies are required to nullify unwanted symptoms of Coca or aggravation of symptoms from the Coca remedy. Antidotes are helpful to remove symptoms that are bothering a patient after recovering from a previous illness.
Coca is antidoted by Gelsemium.
Coca antidotes side effects of other medicines. Coca is useful to nullify new symptoms of a patient and completes the cure of disease after Nux vomica and Coffea.
It antidotes Nux vomica and Coffea.
Coca follows well-
Coca follows well other medicines as complementary medicine and as an antidote to complete the cure.
Coca follows well Fluoric acid, Nux vomica, Coffea, Pulsatilla, Ignatia, and Petroleum.
Coca followed well by-
Remedies that help coca to complete cure are presented under followed well. Coca is followed well by Fluoric acid and Gelsemium.
Coca Uses, Dosage & Potencies
Dosage means the repetition of a medicine. Potency is a strength of homeopathy remedies. The strength and repetition of a homeopathic remedy depend on susceptibility, age, symptom severity, and overall physical condition of a patient.
Every person requires a different dosage and potency of Coca, depending on their symptom severity. If a patient is suffering from severe pain and symptoms, then high potency with repetition of dosage is required.
If a patient is suffering from a chronic condition, then medium potency with less repetition is good for him. Coca is available in mother tincture form, 6x, 12C, 30C, 200C, and 1M potencies.
Repetition of a remedy depends on the physician’s perspective towards the disease condition and requirement of a patient.
Coca 30 Uses-
Coca is useful in 30 potencies. It is useful for the weakness of the body associated with physical exertion. Coca-30 is indicated in rheumatism cases.
As per the severity of rheumatic pain, a patient can take 4 globules of Coca 30, 3 to 4 times a day for 7-10 days.
Coca 200 Uses-
Coca 200 is useful for migraine and headache cases. Coca-200 is useful for a patient who complains of physical symptoms associated with mental exhaustion.
If the patient complains of sleeplessness, headache with irritability then Coca 200 is useful.
A patient can take 4 globules of Coca-200, two times a day for 4 days depending on the severity of symptoms.
Coca 1M Uses-
Coca 1M is useful for relieving brain and nervous system exhaustion. If a patient complains of headache, or sleeplessness after long mental work then Coca 1M is beneficial.
A patient can take only one dose, 4 globules of Coca 1M at night before bedtime. Only occasionally.
Coca 3X/6X Uses-
Coca is most useful in lower potency like 3X and 6X. It helps to improve the weakness of muscles, nocturnal enuresis, and body pain.
Lower potency is indicated for complaints associated with chronic alcoholism like in asthma patients and in flatulent colic.
It is safe to use in children’s cases for sleeplessness during teething milestones.
A patient can take 4 globules of Coca 3X two times a day for 10-15 days. For children, use the medicine as 2 globules only once a day for 3 days.
Coca mother tincture Uses-
Coca mother tincture is prepared from the extraction of leaves. It is the most useful potency.
It is a must remedy for a mountaineer and high-altitude sick person. It recovers headaches, lightheadedness, and weakness in the body at high altitudes.
Start the medicine with 5 drops of Coca mother tincture two times a day, 8 days before your plan of a high-altitude trip or mountain climbing. Continue the dose for 10 to 12 days.
Coca mother tincture is useful for chronic sleeplessness in adult patients. Take 5 drops of Coca mother tincture every night for 15 days.
Coca mother tincture is useful during angina pectoris. A patient complains of chest pain with severe palpitation, rapid slow pulse, and sweating all over the body, then given 5 drops of Coca mother tincture directly on the tongue.
Coca Side Effects
Coca is known for its psychoneurotic effects on the body. Coca plant and crude cocaine alkaloids have bad effects. It can affect our nervous system, and muscular systems and can produce hallucinations.
Coca homeopathy remedy is prepared from coca leaves with help of trituration and potentization process. During these processes, physical harmful effects are reduced but natural healing effects remain in the medicine. Therefore, the side effects of coca are usually absent.
Coca can be useful for every patient without fear of side effects. But it is wise to use any medicine under the guidance of a doctor. Before you use Coca for sleeplessness or rheumatism, take some advice from a homeopathy physician.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.