(Water Hemlock)

This remedy acts on the nervous system, causing spasmodic conditions like hiccough, trismus, tetanus, and convulsions, and is indicated when these are accompanied by specific symptoms. These include the head, neck, and spine bending backward, violent and distorted movements, strange desires, internal chill sensation, and moaning and howling. The patient might exhibit absurd behaviors and skin reactions.

Mind: Delirium with singing, dancing, and funny gestures; everything seems strange and terrible; confusion of present with past; feels childlike; a sense of stupidity; melancholy and indifference; mistrustfulness; epilepsy with moaning and whining; vivid dreams.

Head: Head twisted to one side; cerebro-spinal meningitis; contracted cervical muscles; vertigo with stomach pain and muscle spasms; sudden, violent head shocks; persistent staring; convulsions from brain concussion; thick yellow scabs on the head; head symptoms relieved by passing gas.

Eyes: Letters disappear while reading; dilated pupils; insensible strabismus; objects seem to recede, approach, and appear double; staring eyes; pupils hidden behind upper lids as head inclines; effects from snow exposure; spasmodic eye conditions; periodic, spasmodic strabismus after trauma.

Ears: Hearing difficulty; sudden detonations, especially when swallowing; ear hemorrhage.

Face: Pustules forming thick, yellow scabs on face and head, with burning pain; red face; trismus; teeth grinding tendency.

Throat: Dry, feels closed; esophageal spasms; difficulty swallowing; effects from swallowing sharp objects.

Stomach: Thirst; burning pressure; hiccough; throbbing in the pit of the stomach; craving for unnatural things like coal; indigestion with insensibility and frothing at the mouth.

Abdomen: Flatulence with anxiety and irritability; rumbling; distention and pain; colic with convulsions.

Rectum: Morning diarrhea with an irresistible urge to urinate; rectal itching.

Respiratory: Tight chest, difficulty breathing; tonic spasm in pectoral muscles; chest heat.

Back and Extremities: Muscle spasms and cramps in the nape of the neck; head drawn backward; limbs cannot be straightened or bent; back bent like an arch; jerking and tearing in the coccyx, especially during menstruation.

Skin: Eczema with hard, lemon-colored crust without itching; suppressed eruptions causing brain disease; elevated eruptions as large as peas; chronic impetigo.

Modalities: Worse from touch, drafts, concussion, tobacco smoke.

Relationship: Antidotes: Op., Arn.
Compare: Cicuta maculata (similar effects, prominent symptoms: unconsciousness, tetanic or clonic convulsions, sweat-covered body, used in epilepsy and tetanus). Hydr-ac., Con., Oean., Stry, Bell.

Dose: Sixth to two hundredth attenuation.CICUTA VIROSA


Delirium with singing, dancing, funny gestures
Everything appears strange and terrible
Confounds present with the past; feels like a child
Stupidity, melancholy with indifference, mistrustfulness
Moaning and whining
Vivid dreams
Head position twisted to one side
Conditions cerebro-spinal meningitis, contracted cervical muscles
Vertigo with stomach pain and muscle spasms
Shocks sudden, violent head shocks
Staring persistent staring at objects
Convulsions from brain concussion
Scabs thick, yellow scabs on the head
Relief head symptoms relieved by passing gas
Reading issues letters disappear while reading
Pupils dilated, insensible strabismus
Perceptions objects recede, approach, and appear double
Eye movements eyes stare, pupils hidden behind upper lids
Exposure effects effects from snow exposure
Spasmodic conditions periodic, spasmodic strabismus after trauma
Hearing difficulty in hearing
Detonations sudden detonations, especially on swallowing
Bleeding hemorrhage from the ears
Skin pustules forming thick, yellow scabs with burning pain
Color red face
Muscles trismus, tendency to grind teeth
Dryness feels as if closed
Spasms esophageal spasms, difficulty swallowing
Injuries effects from swallowing sharp objects
Thirst burning pressure, hiccough
Throbbing in the pit of the stomach, raised to the size of a fist
Cravings for unnatural things like coal
Indigestion with insensibility, frothing at the mouth
Flatulence with anxiety and irritability
Rumbling rumbling sounds
Pain distention and pain, colic with convulsions
Diarrhea morning diarrhea with an irresistible urge to urinate
Itching in the rectum
Chest feels tight, difficulty breathing
Spasms tonic spasm in pectoral muscles
Heat sensation of heat in the chest
Back and Extremities:
Muscle issues spasms and cramps in the nape of the neck
Head position head drawn backward
Limb movement curved limbs cannot be straightened, straight limbs cannot be bent
Back position bent backward like an arch (opisthotonus)
Pain jerking and tearing in the coccyx, especially during menstruation
Eczema hard, lemon-colored crust without itching
Suppressed eruptions causing brain disease
Elevated eruptions as large as peas
Chronic impetigo persistent skin condition
Worsened by touch, drafts, concussion, tobacco smoke

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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