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Carbo vegetabilis



C2 A R B2 H2 O V E2 G E2 T A B I L I S

C2 – 

  • Craves those things that make them sick; old toppers craves whiskey or brandy, wants cloth loose around abdomen.
  • Capillary circulation deficient causes blueness of skin and coldness of extremities; vital power nearly exhausted; desire to be constantly fanned.

A – 

  • Ailments: from quinine, especially suppressed intermittent; abuse of mercury, salt, salt meats; spoiled fish, meats or fats; from getting over heated. 

R – 

  • Relief temporary after eructation.


  • Bad effects - of exhausting diseases, whether in young or old (Cinch., Phos., Psor.) cachectic persons whose vitality has become weakened or exhausted.
  •   Bad effects from loss of vital fluids (caust.); haemorrhage from any broken-down conditions of mucous membranes (cinch., Phos.)

H2 – 

  • Hoarseness : < evening damp evening air; warm wet weather; fails when exhausted (< morning Caust.)
  • Homeopathic last aid


  • Old toppers craves whiskey or brandy.


  • Venous system predominate (Sulph); symptoms of imperfect oxidation.


  • Epistaxis in daily attacks, for weeks, worse from exertion; face pale before as well as after a haemorrhage.
  •  Easily bleeding gums with looseness of teeth. 

 G – 

  • Greenish-yellow, very pale, greenish, cold with cold sweat, Hippocratic face - after haemorrhage


  •  Excessive accumulation of gas in stomach and intestine < lying down; after eating and drinking, sensation as if stomach would burst; effect of a debauch, late suppers rich food, weak digestion, simplest food disagrees.
  •  Eructation give temporary relief.

 T – 

  • Those persons who have never fully recovered from the exhausting effects of some previous illness; asthma dates from measles or pertussis of childhood; indigestion from drunken debauch; bad effect of long ago injury; has never recovered from effect of typhoid (Psor.) 

A – 

  • Awakens often from cold limbs and suffer from cold knees at night. (Apis.)

B – 

  • Blood oozes out from weakened tissues; vital force exhausted – Haemorrhage from any mucous outlet; in system broken down debilitated.

I – 

  • Imperfect oxidation. (Arg.nit.)

L – 

  • Last stage of disease, with copious cold sweat, cold breath, cold tongue, voice lost, this remedy may save a life.


  • Involuntary, frequent stool, cadaverous-smelling stools, followed by burning; soft stool voided with difficulty (Alum.)

S – 

  • Slowness of thoughts and weakness of memory.

See Also


Complementary: Kali carb.

Wants of susceptibility to well selected remedies (Opium, Val.).

Compare: Cinch., Plumb. In neglected pneumonia, especially in old topers, Ant.t. in threatened paralysis from inability to expectorate loosened mucus.

Opium: with lack of reaction after well selected remedies fail to permanently improved. (Val.)

Phos. In easily bleeding ulcers.

Puls. bad effects from fat food and pastry.

Sulph. acrid smelling menstrual flow and erysipelas of mammea.

Antidotes: Camphor, Arsenic, Lachesis, and Coffee

AGGRAVATION – From butter, pork, fat food; abuse of quinine bark of mercury; from singing or reading aloud; in warm, damp weather.

AMELIORATION – From eructation; being fanned.   

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