Anamirta cocculus syn. Cocculus indicus
Key Uses:AgitationHypersensitivity to touchMuscle weakness, spasms in the legs, and gradual paralysisSea- and travel-sickness, nausea, and vomitingVertigo and dizziness
Origin : Found in India and southeast Asia.
Background : Fishermen in southern India use this plant as a poison to stun fish and catch them easily. It was once added to beer to make it more intoxicating.
Preparation : The powdered seeds are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Cocculus is most effective for those whose concern for others makes them feel at the end of their tether. They may become severely exhausted, possibly leading to fainting, insomnia, and stupor. This state is common in those who have spent long periods of time nursing a sick relative.
This remedy has a strong affinity with central nervous system disorders, especially vertigo, dizziness, nausea, sea- and travel- sickness, vomiting, and hypersensitivity to touch. Nervous oversensitivity may lead initially to agitation and dizziness, and possibly develop into more serious conditions such as muscle weakness, spasms in the legs, and gradual paralysis.
Symptoms Better : For sitting in a warm room; for lying quietly.
Symptoms Worse : For cold; for lack of sleep; for movement; for movement in vehicles; for anxiety; for emotional stress.