Cimicifuga Racemosa (Cimic)

Homeopathic Medicine Cimicifuga Racemosa ( Cimic )

Homeopathic Remedy Cimicifuga Racemosa (Cimic)

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Cimicifuga Racemosa (Cimic); [Actaea Racemosa], Also known as Black Cohosh, Black Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candle, It belongs to Plants Kingdom, It act on  Acute and Chronic Stage, Left, Alternate Sides;

Miasm : Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular;

Thermal State :  Chilly;

Action: OnlyPolycrest;

Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless, Small Quantity;

Appetite: Reduced;

Sensitivity: High;

Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter;

Time Phases:  Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night;

Gender : Male, Female

Cimicifuga Racemosa (Cimic); Actaea Racemosa is indicated for  Rheumatic, nervous subjects with ovarian irritation and heavy limbs. Muscular, neurotic, cramps pains in every part of the body. Agitation and pains like electric-shocks. Depression, with sensation of a great cloud enveloping her. Dreams of impending evil. Illusions of rats and mice.

Physiological Action Cimicifuga Racemosa (Cimic):

– C.N.S- Rheumatic Hyperaemia, chorea, paralysis.

– Circulation- Febrile irritation, heart irregular, feeble.

– Female- Rheumatic hyperaesthesia.

This agent produces a general relaxation with dizziness, dimness of vision, tremors, slowing of the heart’s action, weakness of the pulse, lowering of the arterial tension, gastric irritation and vomiting the expectoration is free, there is perspiration, the subject is prostrated.

It causes an intense headache which is of a burning, tearing character as if the skull was lifted up or a sensation as though the top of the head would fly off. The conjunctiva is injected and the face is flushed. It produces pains that are similar to those of rheumatism and neuralgia. These pains may involve the joints, but frequently they are referred o the muscles. It also has a marked action upon the mental sphere producing a sense of gloom and dejection, as if there was a dark pall over everything. With this there is a fear of death.

THERAPEUTICS of Cimicifuga Racemosa (Cimic):

This remedy is indicated in RHEUMATIC NEURALGIC and CHOREIC DISTURBANCES in NERVOUS HYSTERICAL PATIENTS. There is muscular rheumatism as pleurodynia, lumbago and torticollis, when the muscles involved are extremely sore and tender the belly of the muscle being most affected, also rheumatism of the muscles of the chest walls aching of the deep muscles of the back, myalgia from severe colds, neuralgia from cold, rheumatic headaches, and ovaralgia.

It is to be studied in those cases of ACUTE CATARRHAL FEVERS LA GRIPPE and INFLUENZA or acute inflammatory troubles of various characters when there is a tired feeling with aching and soreness of the muscles. These cases usually begin with a chill or chilliness which is followed with more or less fever and aching. It will be found a valuable agent in the relief of the cough which attends many of these cases.
The cough it relieves may be due to a BRONCHITIS or one that is reflex from uterine disturbances or nerve irritations, or rheumatic carditis and pericarditis, when there is the pain and mental conditions that are characteristic.

There may be ANGINA PECTORIS and functional irregularities of the heart from a reflex nerve disturbance.
It is a most important remedy in RHEUMATIC PHARYNGITIS. The plain is worse in the morning on first swallowing and better on repeated swallowing and after the meal.

It should be remembered in CHOREA dependent upon rheumatism and deranged uterine function, menstrual irregularities. The menses may be delayed or suppressed. There is often an intense muscular aching preceding the menses; there may be a dysmenorrhoea of a congestive type.

There are shooting, darting pains through the pelvis and a bearing down sensation. We have no remedy that is frequently indicated in hysterical epileptic conditions at the menstrual period with hypochondriacal melancholia and congestive dysmenorrhoea at this time, as this one.

During PREGNANCY it is of service when there is nausea restlessness and insomnia. If given during this time it is thought by many to prepare the woman for a short, easy, uncomplicated labor. Given during labor it increase the expulsive pains while the rheumatic, nagging neuralgic pains are quieted. It assists in relieving the false labor pains and the tendency to an abortion at the third month. During labor it is indicated when the patient shivers is nervous and may pass into convulsions.

It relieves the inframammary pains that are observed in those suffering from uterine and ovarian derangement. It should be remembered in mental depressions when patient complains of rheumatic pains and there is uterine disease.

It should be studied in cases of GENERAL PARESIS, when the patient is weak, tremulous, particularly during the melancholic stage of the disease.

It is an important remedy in HEADACHE. This may be rheumatic in origin as from a draft, neuralgic or reflex due to a uterine disturbance or menstruation. The headache often begins at the vertex or down the spine. It is usually worse from bending the head forward, due to the rigidity of the muscles of the neck.

Accompanying the neuralgic headache there may be a sensation as though the top of the head would fly off or was lifted up.

A/F (Aliment From / Causation) :

-Fright, anxiety

-Child bearing

-Disappointed love


-Business failures

-During dentition


[< – Aggravation]

< Menstruation suppressed

< During labour

< Emotions

< Alcohol, wine

< Night

< Puberty, climaxis

< Change of weather

< Heat and cold

< Damp cold weather

< Motion

[>– Amelioration]

> Warm wraps

> Open air

> Pressure

> Continued motion

> Pressure

> Grasping things


-Sensation as if heavy black cloud had settled all over her, all is darkness and confusion.

-Great depression, with dream of impending evil.

-Fears riding in a closed carriage, of being obliged to jump out.

-Incessant talking.

-Illusion of a mouse running under the chair.

-Puerperal mania or melancholia, tries to injure herself, hysterical. Delirium tremens.

-Mania following disappearance of neuralgia.


-Plump, delicate, sensitive, nervous, chilly women who complain of aching pain in back.

-Many complaints are depending upon utero-ovarian irritation.

-Symptoms are irregular, changeable and alternating.

-Pains are-violent, shooting, aching

-wander here and there, shock-like

-with cries and faintness

-go upwards or side to side

-General sick feeling with exhaustion.

-Physical symptoms alternate with mental symptoms.

-Causes irritation of spinal cord – Neuritis, neuralgias.

-Head-Shooting, throbbing pains from overstudy, mental worry, or reflex of uterine disease.

-Waving sensation, or opening and shutting sensation in brain.

-Brain feels too large.

-Pressing outward pain.

-Eyes-Intense pain in eyeball, from eyes to top of head.

Photophobia from artificial light.

-G.I.T.-Gnawing pain with sinking in epigastrium.

-Respiratory system-Dry, short cough < speaking.

-Female genitalia-Epileptiform convulsions at the time of menses.

-Chorea at puberty with delayed menses.

-Habitual abortion at the 3rd month in women.

-Rheumatic dysmenorrhoea, pain as the flow increases.


-Menses-profuse, dark, coagulated, offensive, irregular.

-More profuse the flow, greater the suffering.

-With backache, nervousness.

-Preceeded by pains in ovarian region, shooting up and down the anterior surface of thighs.

-Pains across pelvis from hip to hip.


-Left infra-mammary pains.

-C.V.S.-Heart’s action ceases suddenly, impending suffocation.

-Back-Stiffness and contraction in neck and back.

-Crick in the back.

-Extremities-Rheumatic pain in muscles. A/F – sewing, typewriting, piano playing.

-Belly of the muscles feel bruised, sore heavy aching, especially large muscles affected.

-Muscular soreness with uneasy, restless feeling in the limbs.

-Stiffness in Tendo Achilles.

-Skin-Facial blemishes in young women.


1. Mania following disappearance of neuralgias.

2. Illusion of a mouse running from under her chair.

3. The more the menstrual flow the greater the suffering.


1. Dysmenorrhoea. Menses irregular, with exhaustion and pain, with mental symptoms during flow.

2. Habitual abortion in 3rd month.

3. Pains – severe, shooting, stitching, shock-like, changes the location, from hip to hip, ovary to ovary.

4. Rheumatic affections of belly of muscles A/F – overexertion, with sore, bruised feeling.


-Complaints of females, who are chilly, plump, delicate.

-Complaints usually of utero-ovarian nature.

-Melancholy, nervousness, great mental depression.

-Hysterical or epileptiform spasms.

-Neuritis or neuralgias.

-Pains are sharp, lancinating, electric like, shooting, intense in nature.

-Rheumatic affections in females, with generalised sore bruised feeling all over.

-Rheumatism of belly of muscles.


– Amenorrhoea, Angina pectoris, Intercostal rheumatism, Migraine, Ovarian irritation, Stiff neck, Uterine cramps.

-Given before term, it renders labour easier, cures sickness of pregnancy, prevents after pains.

-Has ensured safe delivery in women who have previously born dead children without any discovered cause.


Compare : Ign, Lil-t, Nat-m, Puls, Sep.

Antidoted By : Acon, Bapt.

Duration Of Action : 8-12 Days.