(Vegetable Charcoal)


Disintegration and imperfect oxidation define this remedy. The typical Carb-v. patient is sluggish, overweight, lazy, and prone to chronic issues. Blood stagnates in capillaries, causing blueness, coldness, and ecchymosis. The body becomes blue and icy cold (cyanosis). Bacteria thrive in the nearly lifeless blood, leading to sepsis and a typhoidal state.

Carb-v. is indicated for lowered vitality due to fluid loss, drugging, other diseases, or in elderly people with venous congestion, collapse states in cholera, and typhoid. The patient may be nearly lifeless, with a hot head, cold breath, imperceptible pulse, and quickened, oppressed respiration. They need air, must be fanned, and have open windows. The patient faints easily, is exhausted, and requires fresh air. There can be hemorrhaging from mucous surfaces and significant debilitation. Symptoms include a sense of heaviness in the head, eyes, ears, stomach, and elsewhere, along with putrid conditions and burning sensations. General venous stasis, bluish skin, and cold limbs are typical.

Mind: Aversion to darkness, fear of ghosts, sudden memory loss.

Head: Aches from overindulgence, sore hair that falls out easily, itchy scalp when warm in bed, heavy, constricted head, vertigo with nausea and tinnitus, pimples on the forehead and face.

Eyes: Vision of black spots, asthenopia, burning eyes, painful muscles.

Ears: Otorrhea post-exanthematous diseases, dry ears, cerumen malformation with dermoid layer exfoliation of the meatus.

Nose: Daily epistaxis post-straining, red and scabby nose tip, itching nostrils, varicose veins on the nose, eruptions at the corner of alae nasi, coryza with cough in moist, warm weather, ineffectual sneezing.

Face: Puffy, cyanotic, pale, cold with cold sweat, blue mottled cheeks, and red nose.

Mouth: White or yellowish-brown coated tongue with aphthae, sensitive teeth, retracted bleeding gums (scurvy), pyorrhea.

Stomach: Eructations, heaviness, fullness, sleepiness, flatulence pain, worse lying down, relief from belching, sour or putrid eructations, waterbrash, asthmatic breathing from flatulence, morning nausea, stomach burning extending to the back, contractive chest pains, faint feeling in the stomach not relieved by eating, crampy pains, sensitivity in the epigastric region, slow digestion with food putrefaction, gastralgia in nursing women, aversion to milk, meat, and fatty foods, sensitive epigastric region.

Abdomen: Pain from lifting, colic from riding, excessive fetid flatus, intolerance to tight clothing, intestinal fistulae, distended abdomen, flatulent colic, liver pain.

Rectum: Hot, moist, offensive flatus, itching, gnawing, burning in rectum, corrosive moisture, soreness, and moisture in the perineum at night, rectal blood discharge, painful diarrhea in elderly, frequent involuntary cadaverous stools, white hemorrhoids, excoriated anus, bluish burning piles.

Male: Prostatic fluid discharge with stool, itching and moisture near the scrotum.

Female: Premature, copious menses with pale blood, swollen vulva with aphthae, pudenda varices, pre-menstrual thick, greenish, milky, excoriating leucorrhea, burning hands and soles during menstruation.

Respiratory: Cough with laryngeal itching, spasmodic with gagging and mucus vomiting, initial stage whooping cough, deep, rough voice, hoarseness worsened by talking, evening oppression of breathing, sore chest, wheezing, rattling mucus, occasional long coughing spells, bluish face, offensive expectoration, neglected pneumonia, cold breath, need for fanning, lung hemorrhage, asthma in the elderly with blue skin (cyanosis).

Extremities: Heavy, stiff, paralyzed feeling, numb, sweaty feet, cold knees down, red swollen toes (chilblains), burning limb pain.

Fever: Coldness with thirst, forearm chill, burning spots, perspiration during eating, hectic fever with exhausting sweats.

Skin: Blue, cold, ecchymosed, venous over-distention, evening itching, warm bed itch, moist skin, hot perspiration, senile gangrene, bed sores, easy bleeding, weakened hair loss, indolent ulcers, offensive discharge, gangrene tendency, purpura, varicose ulcers, carbuncles.

Modalities: Worse in the evening, night, open air, cold, from fatty food, butter, coffee, milk, warm damp weather, wine. Better from eructation, fanning, cold.

Relationship: Antidotes: Spiritus nitri dulcis; Camph., Ambr., Ars.
Compare: Carboneum-Lampblack, Lyc., Ars., Chin.
Complementary: Kali-c., Dros.
Dose: First to third trituration in stomach disorders. Thirtieth potency and higher in chronic conditions and collapse.CARBO VEGETABILIS



Aversion to darkness
Fear of ghosts
Sudden memory loss

Headaches from overindulgence
Sore and easily shedding hair
Itchy scalp
Heavy, constricted feeling in the head
Vertigo with nausea and tinnitus
Pimples on the forehead and face

Vision of black floating spots
Eye strain (asthenopia)
Burning eyes
Painful eye muscles

Discharge following exanthematous diseases
Dry ears
Abnormal cerumen production with skin shedding in the ear canal

Daily nosebleeds after straining
Red and scabby nose tip
Itching around nostrils
Varicose veins on the nose
Eruptions around the nasal wings
Coryza with cough in moist, warm weather
Ineffectual attempts to sneeze

Puffy, cyanotic complexion
Pale, cold, and mottled cheeks with a red nose

Tongue coated white or yellow-brown with aphthae
Sensitive teeth
Receding and bleeding gums

Belching, heaviness, fullness, and sleepiness
Pain from flatulence, worse when lying down
Rancid or sour belching
Waterbrash, asthmatic breathing
Morning nausea
Burning in the stomach extending to the back
Contractive pains, distended abdomen
Sensitivity in the epigastric region
Slow digestion and putrid food in the stomach

Pain from lifting
Colic from carriage rides
Excessive fetid flatus
Discomfort from tight clothing
Ailments from intestinal fistulae
Liver pain

Hot, offensive flatus
Itching, gnawing, and burning in the rectum
Corrosive moisture and soreness in the rectum
Itching in the perineum at night
Rectal bleeding
Painful diarrhea in the elderly
Bluish, burning piles

Prostatic fluid discharge with stool
Itching and moisture near the scrotum

Premature, copious menses with pale blood
Swollen vulva with aphthae and varices
Thick and excoriating leucorrhea before menses
Burning in hands and soles during menstruation

Cough with laryngeal itching, spasms, gagging, and mucus vomiting
Deep rough voice, hoarseness
Evening oppression of breathing
Sore and raw chest, wheezing, and rattling mucus
Prolonged coughing attacks
Burning in the chest
Cold breath, lung hemorrhage

Heavy, stiff, paralyzed feeling
Numb limbs, weak joints
Pain in shins
Cramps in soles
Coldness from knees down
Swollen toes

Coldness with thirst
Chills beginning in the forearm
Burning sensations
Perspiration while eating
Hectic fever with exhausting sweats

Blue, cold, and ecchymosed skin
Marbled with venous distention
Itching, worse in the evening
Moist skin, hot perspiration
Senile gangrene, bed sores
Easily bleeding ulcers
Purpura and varicose ulcers

Worse in the evening, at night, in open air, cold, from fatty foods, butter, coffee, milk, warm damp weather, and wine
Better from eructation and fanning

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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