Cocculus Indicus (Cocc)

Cocculus Indicus(Cocc)
Cocculus Indicus(Cocc)

Homeopathic Remedy Cocculus Indicus (Cocc)

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Cocculus Indicus (Cocc) also known as Anamirta cocculus, Indian Cockle. Jermae, Kakamari in Hindi.

Kingdom: Plants ;

FAMILY: Menispermaceae;

SOURCE: Tincture prepared from powdered seeds.


Stage: Acute, Chronic;

Side: Right, Alternate Sides ;

Miasm: Psoric, Tubercular;

Thermal State: Chilly;

Action: OnlyPolycrest;

Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless, Large Quantity;

Appetite: Increased, Reduced;

Sensitivity: Low, High;

Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon;

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

Gender : Male, Female;

Cocculus Indicus (Cocc) is indicated for Motion sickness, especially sea sickness. Empty, hollow feeling. Complaints following lack of sleep due to night watching (worrying and caring for others). Spinal weakness.

Physiological Action

This drug contains a crystallisable principle Picrotoxin, upon which much of its intoxication influence depends. The ancients scattered the berries upon the water, the fish eating them were stupefied and floated upon the water and were taken in the hand. Later it was introduced into beer to prevent secondary fermentation; it hastens stupefaction in the drinker.

It acts upon the brain, medulla and spinal cord, producing paresis and tetanic convulsions. There is vertigo, as if intoxicated with incoordination and partial loss of sensibility. It produces violent convulsions that simulate epilepsy; and most intense occipital headaches. There is nausea, faintness and prostration.


This remedy should be remembered in the case of those in which there is a hyperesthesia of all the senses, and who are made worse from the least excitement and who complain of the effects of both cold and warm air and are aggravated by cold or fresh air.

It is frequently a weak, delicate woman who complains of pain in the small of the back, that is worse while sitting. They complain of an irritable weakness and are sensitive to fear, anger, grief, noise, touch and all mental disturbances.

It should be studied in hysteria, especially when associated with menstruation. The patient complains of weakness, numbness of the extremities. All her symptoms are worse as the time of the menstrual period approaches.

It should be remembered in the ill effects of prolonged insomnia, over exertion, over – study, dissipation when there is pronounced weakness of the extremities, which feel as if asleep, with a weak, empty feeling in the chest, abdomen or heart. The sleep is frequently interrupted by waking and starting.

It is an important remedy in lowered mentality and stupidity when the patient is slow of comprehension, the mind feels benumbed and he cannot think of the word with which to express himself; he is depressed, easily offended and complains of vertigo and nausea. It should be borne in mind for the mental disturbances that result from the suppression of the menses, also the ill effects of anger and grief.

It is of service in a severe type of occipital headache; the pain may extend down the spine, it is worse from external impressions, eating, drinking, from sleep and is often associated with a constant nausea and vomiting. It may attend menstruation.

It has been found serviceable in the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy when there is an aversion to even the sight of food, there is bitter metallic or putrid taste complained of, vertigo is often associated.

It is an important remedy in car sickness; it not only acts as a prophylactic, but relieves the sick headache produced by riding or reading in the cars. It should be remembered in the diarrhoea that is produced by riding in cars and automobiles. There is usually vertigo and the vomiting of a bilious material.

It has frequently relieved spinal irritation when there is great hyperesthesia of all senses and an exalted susceptibility to impressions, there is severe occipital headache and insomnia. The suffering is relieved when the mind is turned from herself. There is stiffness of the neck and pain in the lower portion of the spine. There is palpitation of the heart, and oppression of the chest, trembling and numbness of limbs.

It has been employed in acute ascending paralysis when the circulation is impeded and sluggish; there is a sense of prostration and constriction through the whole spine.

It has been of service in a low type of nervous fever when there is severe occipital headache, vertigo and nausea present.


A/F [ Aliment From / Causation ]

-Anger, fright, grief, anxiety, disappointment

-Night watching, loss of sleep, over strain < mental < physical


-Tea drinking


< Eating

< Drinking

< Sleeping

< Smoking

< Talking

< Carriage riding

< Motion

< Swing of ship

< During pregnancy

< Emotional disturbance

< Swimming

MIND symptom of Cocculus Indicus (Cocc):

– Angry from least contradiction.

– Time passes too quickly.

– Profound sadness, weeping during menses.

– Sensitive to voices, rudeness, sentimental, serious.

– Confusion after eating or drinking.

– Introspections.

– Starting when touched at rifles.

– Capricious.

– Slowness of comprehension. Mind benumbed.

– Anxiety from night watching, after menses.

– Dwells on past disagreeable occurences.

– Bad effects from grief, anger or from nursing a sick loved one. Exhausted and sick from anxiety over a loved one.

GUIDING INDICATIONS of Cocculus Indicus (Cocc):

-For women and children with light hair and eyes who suffer severely during rheumatism and pregnancy. Unmarried and childless women.

-Adapted to bookworms, sensitive romantic girls with irregular menstruation, rakes, onanist. Persons debilitated by sexual excess or loss of sleep.

-Ailments of drunkards.

-Nausea or vomiting from riding in carriage, boat, railroad, car, or even looking at boat in motion. Sea / car sickness.

-The thought and smell of food nauseates the patient.

-Great lassitude of whole body, feels too weak to talk loudly.

-He is too weak to hold up his stand and even speak.

-Paralysis of face, tongue, pharynx, with tingling numbness.

-Sensation as if parts have gone to sleep.

-Chilliness with perspiration and heat of skin.

-Head -Ache in nape and occiput, opening or shuting or emptiness extending to spine.

-Sensation as if tightly bound by cord, with nausea as if at sea, at each menstrual period, unable to lie on back of head, has to turn to side.

-Vertigo, as if intoxicated upon rising in bed or by motion of carriage. True vertigo, the world seems to spin. Must lie down from the severity of the vertigo.

-Vomiting of pregnancy with vertigo.

-Loss of appetite with metalic taste.

-Pain in region of liver < from fit of anger.

-Sensation in abdomen, of cutting and rubbing on every movement as if sharp stones. Sensation of hollowness in head and other parts.

-Diarrhoea with sensation in abdomen as if sharp stones being rubbed, more during daytime, no discomfort throughout night. Stool yellow, prolapse rectum after stool.

-Hernia with incarcerated flatus, especially umbilical when Nux-v fails.

-The thought and smell of food nauseates the patient.

-During the menstruation, she is so weak, she is scarcely able to stand from weakness of lower limbs, after each period, followed by haemorrhoids.

-Leucorrhoea in place of menses or in-between periods, like washing of meat, like serum, ichorous, bloody during pregnancy.

-Knees crack on motion.

-Convulsions from suppression or non appearance of menses affects the cerebrum. Will not cure convulsions arising from spinal cord.

-Slowed nerve conduction; has nearly a full second delay before a pin-prick.

-Generally worse from loss of sleep, even an hour deficit.


1. Complaints arising from loss of sleep, night watching, fits of anger or grief.

2. Seasickness causes nausea and vomiting.

3. Headache of occiput, nape of neck with sensation as of cord tightly bound, cannot lie down on back must lie down on sides.

4. Sensation of emptiness in various organs of body; sensation as if two stones rubbing against each other.

5. Time passes too quickly, slow in all activities.

6. Anger from least contradiction.


-Extreme irritability of the women, with spasms. Weakness.

-Slowness of comprehension, though grasp in everything.

-Weakness, paretic conditions- trembling, numbness. Spinal weakness, too weak to hold up head, stand and speak. Abdominal muscles are weak.

-Irritability- sensitiveness, sensation as if sharp stones are rubbing.

-Nausea and vomiting and vertigo.

-Empty hollow feeling.

-Spasms / cramps.
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-Semi lateral affections, one sidedness.


1. A/F Late hours of sleep.

2. Nausea and vomiting from riding in carriage boat or rail road car, or even looking a load in motion seasickness / carsickness.


-Used locally for destroying body and hair lice.

-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Motion or sea sickness.

-Multiple Sclerosis. Neurodegenerative disorders.



Follows Well : Acon, Cham, Ign, Nux-v.

Inimical : Caust.

Compare : Ars, Bell, Gels, Tab.

Antidoted By : Camph, Cham, Cupr, Ign, Nux-v, Staph.

It Antidotes : Cham, Cupr, Ign, Nux-v, Thuj.

Duration Of Action : 30 Days.