Cocculus Indicus 30, 200, Q – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Cocculus Indicus 30, 200, Q - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Cocculus Indicus is commonly known as Indian Indian Cockle.

The homeopathic remedy in form of tincture is prepared from attenuations of the young leaves and twigs.

It is the picrotoxin alkaloid content of Cocculus which possess the toxic effect when given in a crude form and is of great homeopathic therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.

It belongs to the family Menispermaceae, from the vegetable kingdom.

It is the most important polychrest remedy that has an action on almost every part of the body and especially on the brain and cerebrospinal nervous system, voluntary muscular system, and sensorium.

Cocculus is a great remedy for convulsions and paralysis.

Cocculus Indicus Constitution /Personality

Cocculus Indicus is a remedy, best suited for women and children with light hair and eyes who suffer severely during menstruation and pregnancy, unmarried and childless women.

It is suitable for people who are bookworms, sensitive romantic girls with irregular menstruation, onanist, and persons debilitated by sexual excesses.

It is best suitable for people who are of a slow mind and sluggish temperament.

It is best suitable for people of nervous temperament, in whom psora is in the background, in general, all complaints are aggravated from the sun.

Guiding symptoms of Cocculus Indicus

Cocculus Indicus is one of the best remedies for conditions brain within the sphere of action of Cocculus are many spasmodic and paretic affections, notably those affecting one-half of the body.

It affects the cerebrum and will cure convulsive seizures proceeding from the spinal cord.

It is a wonderful remedy for Tetanus, with painful contracture of limbs and trunk.

It is one of the top listed remedies for curing various disorders that arise due to the evil effects of night-watching.

It is especially useful, for ailments in light-haired females, especially during pregnancy, causing much nausea and backache.

All its symptoms are worse when riding in a carriage or on shipboard and hence it is used in treating seasickness. It is a wonderful remedy in treating weakness when there is a sensation of hollowness, or emptiness, as if parts had gone to sleep, the patient feels too weak to talk loud.

It is a wonderful remedy used by many homeopaths to treat many nervous disorders like vertigo, nausea, and vomiting from carriage riding in the carriage, boat, or railroad car or even looking at a boat in motion, seasickness, and car sickness.

It is indicated when the patient is in a state of great lassitude, they feel as if they require great exertion to stand firmly and talk.

It is a wonderful remedy when the patient has a sensation as if time passes too quickly and is useful in treating, the mental effects of grief, anxiety, vexation, and prolonged loss of sleep.

It is a great remedy for treating mental disturbance, like excitement causing trembling of hands and legs

It is a wonderful remedy for fever when it assumes a slow sneaking nervous form with vertigo and a disposition to anger.

It is indicated when many symptoms are aggravated during menses such as piles, during menses, there is debility, nervousness, and anger, and there is leucorrhoea in place of menses.

Cocculus Indicus Uses

This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-

Mind symptoms 

The Cocculus Indicus patient suffers from Capriciousness, the head feels heavy and stupid.

It is a great remedy highly useful when time passes too quickly, the patient is absorbed in reveries.

It is highly indicated when the patient inclines to sing, and it is irresistible.

It is useful in people who are slow in comprehension, the mind is benumbed, and there is profound sadness.

The patient cannot bear contradiction and speaks hastily. Very anxious about the health of others

It is a wonderful remedy for weakness of mind cannot find the right words to express his thoughts indicating slowness of mind, forgets what he has read, cannot remember.

It is a wonderful remedy when the patient has a sensation as if time passes too quickly and is useful in treating, the mental effects of grief, anxiety, vexation, and prolonged loss of sleep.

Head symptoms 

Cocculus Indicus is a great remedy for Vertigo, and nausea, especially when riding or sitting up.

It is indicated when there is a sense of emptiness in the head and headache begins in the occiput and nape; it is worse, by lying on the back of the head.

It is a wonderful remedy for sick headaches from carriage riding, the patient cannot lie on the back part of the head, and during headaches, the pupils are contracted.

It is indicated in headaches when there is a sensation of opening and shutting, especially in the occiput.

Eyes symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is a wonderful remedy for the eye along with headaches some pupils are contracted. There is dim sightedness and disturbance of vision.

There is the paralytic weakness of the muscles of the eyes, as well as the muscles of accommodation. 

It is a wonderful remedy for migraine headaches with pain in the eyes.

Ears symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of the ear canal, there is throbbing and fulness in both ears with ringing and buzzing in the ears.

It is a great remedy when given in otitis media accompanied by vertigo when rising and sitting up and symptoms increase when riding in a carriage.

Mouth symptoms 

Cocculus Indicus is a great remedy for paralysis of the tongue, the tongue is tremulous and breath fetid.

The Speech is inarticulate and thick, on account of the weakness of memory the patient is unable to find proper words as he is forgetful.

Face symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is among the top listed remedy for paralysis of the facial nerve.

There is cramp-like pain in the masseter muscle that is worse, on opening the mouth.

There is Prosopalgia in the afternoon, with wide radiations of pain all over the face.

The face becomes pale and sickly, the face becomes bloated. The face is pale as death, with pains in the face, vertigo, and nausea, there are tearing pains in the face.

It is a wonderful remedy for Neuralgia of the face, there is quivering and twitching of the muscles of the face.

It is indicated in numbness of the face with twitching, jerking, numbness, paralysis, tearing pains, there is prostration, and nervous exhaustion that accompanies most of the complaints of Cocculus.

Throat symptom

Cocculus Indicus Indicates indicated paralysis of the throat when there is difficulty in deglutition of food and the food regurgitates in the throat due to paralysis of muscles of the throat.

It is a great remedy for paralysis of the voice box, the patient is unable to speak, and the words don’t come out of the mouth mainly due to weakness of the muscles of the throat.

Chest symptom

Cocculus Indicus is a wonderful remedy in the treatment of asthma, there is the oppression of the chest, with deep, labored breathing, the patient feels as if suffocated, there is paralysis of the muscles chest, weakness of muscles of the chest making it difficult to breathe.

It has got a wonderful action on the respiratory distress syndrome it is, requiring a great effort to take a deep inspiration.

Heart symptoms

Cocculus Indicus can be given to the patient when there are weak palpitations of the heart, there is pressing pain in the heart, with dyspnoea at night.

It is indicated in heart complaints when there is paralysis and weakness of the heart muscles.

Stomach symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is a great remedy for nausea from riding in cars, boats, or looking at a boat in motion; the nausea is worse on becoming cold or taking cold.

There is nausea, with faintness and vomiting and there is an aversion to food, drink, and tobacco, with a metallic taste in the mouth.

It is a great remedy for the Paralysis of muscles preventing deglutition and there is dryness of the esophagus.

It is a wonderful remedy for Seasickness with cramps, in the stomach during and after a meal.

It is a great remedy used by many homeopaths for hiccoughs and spasmodic yawning.

There is the desire for cold drinks, especially beer, and a sensation in the stomach as if one had been a long time without food until hunger was gone and the smell of food disgusts.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is one of the top listed remedies for treating the distended abdomen, with wind, and feeling as if full of sharp stones when moving; better, lying on one side or the other.

Cocculus Indicus is a great remedy for gastralgia, there are violent attacks of gastralgia, and violent cramps of the stomach.

There is gripping, pinching, and constrictive pain, the pain in the bowels feels as if the intestines were pinched between sharp stones, which causes fainting and vomiting.

It is a great remedy for colicky pains in the bowels there is great distension of the abdomen, such as is found in typhoid fever.

The tension of the abdomen after drinking and there is flatulent colic. There is tearing, cutting, and spasmodic pains in the bowels. Radiating pains in the bowels accompanying diarrhea.

It is a wonderful remedy for the paralytic condition of the rectum. Inability to press at stool. Urging to stool and burning in rectum. Disposition to stool, but peristaltic motion in upper intestines are wanting.

Urinary symptoms

Cocculus Indicus has got a wonderful action on urinary Organs, it is useful in the paralysis of the bladder, there is a weakness of the urinary tract, and the urine is retained in the bladder with no sensation of urination.

The patient has to wait some time before the urine flows and, the urine dribbles out after the stream ceases, indicative of loss of control in the process of urination.

Male symptoms

The male patients of Cocculus Indicus usually suffer from impotence due to weakness of the muscles of the penis, difficulty erection due to paralysis of the muscle of erection

It is a wonderful remedy for an ailment that occurs due to onanism, excess of sexual indulgence causing weakness.

Female symptoms 

Cocculus Indicus has got a wonderful action on the female genital, it is indicated in dysmenorrhoea with profuse dark menses, the menses are too early and clotted, with spasmodic colic, and the patient is so weak during menstruation, scarcely able to stand.


It is a wonderful remedy for the pre-menstrual syndrome, there is painful pressing in the uterine region, followed by hemorrhoids. It is a wonderful remedy for leucorrhoea, there is Purulent, gushing leucorrhoea between menses; very weakening, can scarcely speak.

It is a wonderful remedy for dysmenorrhoea there is severe spasmodic agitation and sleeplessness.

It is a wonderful remedy for treating miscarriage, there is a

Cannabis Indica is indicated for chronic, purulent, and corrosive

Hand and Leg symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is a wonderful remedy for paralysis with lameness worse by bending.

There is trembling and pain in the limbs, and the arms go to sleep.

It is used by many homeopaths in treating one-sided paralysis; worse after sleep. The hands are alternately hot and cold with numbness and cold sweat now of one, now of the other hand, the extremities become numb and unsteady.

It is indicated when the Knees crack in motion and the lower limbs are very weak, with inflammatory swelling of the knee.

All the joints of the hands and legs are intensely painful, paralytic drawing. Limbs straightened out, painful when flexed.

Back symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is indicated to treat cervical spondylitis with Cracking of cervical vertebrae when moving the head. It is indicated in paralytic pain in the small of the back.

There is pain in the shoulder and arms as if bruised with pressure in the scapula and nape of the neck. There is stiffness in moving shoulders.

Fever symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is the remedy for certain types of diphtheria fevers when there is chill, with flatulent colic, nausea, vertigo, coldness of lower extremities, and heat of the head.

There is sweat in general with a nervous form of low-grade fever accompanied by chilliness, perspiration, and heat of skin.

Sleep symptoms

Cocculus Indicus is also indicated in the patient to treat sleeplessness from long nursing and night watching.

The patient is anxious, has frightful dreams; ill effects from loss of sleep and night watching.


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.

Aggravated By

The condition of Cocculus Indicus gets aggravated by eating, after the loss of sleep, open air, smoking, riding in a carriage, swimming, touch, noise, jar; afternoon.

The patient is worse during the menstrual period and after emotional disturbance.

Amelioration By

The conditions of Cocculus Indicus get better with rest.

Relationship with Other Medicine

Cocculus Indicus Complementary Medicines

This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.

The remedies complementary to Cocculus Indicus are Ignatia and Nux vomica in paralysis.

Cocculus Indicus Similar Medicines

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 Cocculus Indicus are Nux Moschata.

Cocculus IndicusAntidotes 

Cocculus Indicus antidotes the ill effects of Coffea, Nux Vomica, Cuprum, and Chamomilla.

Cocculus Indicus is Antidoted by 

The bad effects of Cocculus Indicus are antidoted by Camphor, Chamomilla, and Cuprum metallicum.

Cocculus Indicus Uses, Dosage & Potencies

The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.

Cocculus Indicus 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. 

Cocculus Indicus 200 Uses

This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Cocculus Indicus 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.

Cocculus Indicus 1M Uses

This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Cocculus Indicus 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.

Cocculus Indicus Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

The mother tincture of Cocculus Indicus is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with paralysis of extremities and seasickness.

It is mainly used to relieve sleep in patients and should only be given when all the symptoms of Cocculus Indicus 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. 

Cocculus Indicus 3X/6X Uses

This lower potency of Cocculus Indicus works well to treat the conditions like excessive sleepiness and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering.

Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.

Clinical Indication of Cocculus Indicus

  • Brain affections
  • Cholera
  • Colics
  • Convulsions
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Leucorrhoea
  • Memory weakness
  • Menstrual troubles
  • Mental excitement
  • Paralysis
  • Rheumatism
  • Sea-sickness
  • Sleep affections
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting

Cocculus Indicus 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 Cocculus Indicus are seen mostly like an increase in skin itching or bursting type of pain then it can be antidoted by Camphor, Chamomilla, and Ignatia.

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