Â Â Â Â Â Cocculus has been used from ancient times as a poison for stupefying fish, and making them easy to catch.
Â Â Â Â Â Correspondingly we find it produces great disturbance of the sensorium in human beings, and all the symptoms of intoxication.
Â Â Â Â Â It is commonly used as an adulteration of beer to heighten its intoxicating properties.
Â Â Â Â Â A very characteristic symptom is a sensation of hollowness or emptiness in the head or other parts.
Â Â Â Â Â Allied to this is a sense of lightness of body.
Â Â Â Â Â Another characteristic is an opening and shutting sensation, especially in the occiput.
Â Â Â Â Â Along with the vertigo is nausea and vomiting which bring it into close relation with sea-sickness and carriage-sickness.
Â Â Â Â Â Coccul. corresponds perfectly to the sensitive condition caused by loss of sleep and night-watching, and is the first remedy to think of for removing this.
Â Â Â Â Â "Irritable weakness" is a leading note in the Cocculus effects.
Â Â Â Â Â The Cocculus Patient is very sensitive to fear, anger, grief, and all mental disturbances, also to noise and touch.
Â Â Â Â Â Enlargement of liver after anger.
Â Â Â Â Â Easily startled.
Â Â Â Â Â Fear of ghosts and spectres.
Â Â Â Â Â Stinging pains, stitches, constriction, in the hands a pithy feeling.
Â Â Â Â Â Many symptoms are worse at menstrual period, piles during menses.
Â Â Â Â Â Cocculus has cured a case of delirium at onset of menses during first and second days, the patient said, "I always see something alive, on wall, floor, chairs, or anywhere, always rolling, and will roll on me." Cocculus is suited to persons of mild and sluggish temperament, light-haired persons, hypochondriacal, timid, fearful, and nervous persons.