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Secale Cornutum - Generalities symptoms - T.F. Allen

Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot, Secale, Secal, Secale cereale Sec.

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HPUS indication of Secale Cornutum: Restlessness

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Secale Cornutum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Great languor and lassitude (after half an hour),

General languor and lassitude,

General lassitude (after one hour),


Drowsiness and inclination to sopor (fourth day),

Drowsiness (sixth, eighth, and ninth days),

Strong desire to sleep (after one hour); the sleep the following night was disturbed by anxious dreams,

Great sleepiness,


Great inclination to sleep,

Inclination to sopor (first day),

Stupefied slumber, for days,

Deep and long-continued sleep,

Almost complete sleep (in one hour),


Slept an hour and a half in the night, the first she had enjoyed during her illness (second night),

Sleep restless, interrupted by anxious dreams,

Passed a restless, feverish, and sleepless night, in a state of great nervous agitation,

Sleep very restless,

Sleep restless, with heavy dreams,

Little sleep (first night),

Sudden waking from sleep, with a wild staring look (tenth day),

Sudden waking from sleep and looking wild, as if frightened, followed by palpitation of the heart (ninth day),

Entire absence of sleep (second and third days),


Most frightful convulsions, followed by tetanus,


Convulsions, etc., the convulsions sometimes carrying off the patient,

Strong general convulsions (after twelve hours),

She died in violent convulsions,


Profuse general perspiration,

Perspiration all over the body except the face (sixth day),

General sweat, relieving all the symptoms,

Very profuse general perspiration,

Breaking out of cold sweat,

Covered with cold sweat,

Cold clammy sweat,

Profuse cold sweat,

Sweat on the forehead,

Sweat from the head to the pit of the stomach,

Limbs covered with cold sweat,


Rapid emaciation,

Child loses flesh,

Hot gangrene, that eats the flesh from the bone,

Dry cold gangrene,

The gangrenous parts became black and separated from the body,


Emphysematous swelling,


Hands, feet, ears, and nose became purple, and much of the surface assumed a mottled aspect (after twelve hours),

General adynamic condition, under which the patients commonly succumbed about the tenth or twelfth day from the attack,

Indications of a puerperal state (eighth day),

Secretions diminished,


Emprosthotonos, opisthotonos, risus sardonicus, and raving,


Convulsive movements and twitching of the muscles and tendons of the limbs; twitchings of the muscles of the face (tenth day); twitching of the muscles (eleventh day),

Paroxysms usually better at night, so that the patient could at times sleep quietly,

Frightful convulsive movements and spasms,


Violent spasms, followed by anaesthesia, complete loss of sight and hearing, and coma,

General spasms, similar to epilepsy,

The spasms are especially brought on by emotional excitement, followed by exhaustion, weakness, and sopor,

Repeated spasms,

Extremely painful tonic contractions of the muscles, with opisthotonos, great anxiety, and loud cries; these attacks lasted from half an hour to several hours,

The whole body was tossed about with the greatest uneasiness, and the person covered with cold sweat,

Clonic spasms, that in some parts of the body changed to tonic spasms or alternated with them,

The most violent spasms seemed to recur periodically, so that the recurrence of a new attack could be foreseen,

The most violent spasms occurred at night; the sweat associated with them seemed to be caused rather by the anxiety than the pains,

Most violent tonic spasms in the muscles of all the extremities,

Tonic spasms,

Slight tetanic contractions of the face and extremities, which yielded to repeated hot baths (after one hour),

The muscles subject to volition responding irregularly, with occasional violent spasms of the muscles of the extremities and back (second and third days),

Spasmodic movements of various kinds,

Painful spasms, that lasted several weeks,

Spasms and twitchings of the upper and lower extremities; spasmodic contractions in the veins,

Sudden epileptiform spasms, with loss of consciousness,

Epileptiform spasms,

Epileptiform spasms, occurring at intervals of about a month, during which the patient lost her memory, became foolish, and spoke with difficulty,

Completely developed epilepsy, occurring from time to time, gradually succeeded by idiocy, generally fatal after six months,

Epilepsy, especially in children,

Epileptic attacks,

Epilepsy, ,

In some patients the spasms occurred without remission or without aggravation at any time of day, and these were in great danger,

In most cases the spasms attacked the patient without previous unpleasant symptoms, and if no remission followed the patient died on the third day,

The spasms changed often from clonic to tonic, even to tetanus and trismus,

The spasms generally occurred in the forenoon, lasted a longer or shorter time, were always followed by great weakness, sometimes by complete stiffness of the neck; the patient was relieved by rubbing and stretching the limbs; every emotional excitement caused a new attack,

The spasms occurred two or three times a day; during the interval great weakness, contractions of the lower extremities, so that at times the patient could walk only on the toes, numbness of the limbs, especially of the fingers and toes,

The spasms lasted usually two to four hours, sometimes twenty-four hours, and ended with profuse perspiration,

After the spasms there were often distortion of the limbs, dilated pupils, loss of consciousness, delirium, weakness of mind or a certain insensibility, in which she seemed to be lost, staring at any one who spoke to her and answering nothing, as if she did not understand; others seemed paralyzed, were unable to stand or walk,

Violent trembling from every effort, even on stretching out the tongue,

General trembling,

Trembling, weakness, and paralyzed, benumbed sensation,


Irregular movements of the whole body, especially of the limbs,

Unsteadiness of the whole body,

Painful stretching,

Transient twitching,

Violent jerking preceded the sensation of crawling, and was associated with most violent pains; these spasms were accompanied by constant trembling of all the muscles, and the spasms at first clonic became after a time tonic, and developed into a truly tetanic character,

Numerous jerking movements of the voluntary muscles,

Jerkings like electric shocks, almost as in tetanus,

Jerking and spasms,


Slight jerking and visible movements under the skin,

Complete paralysis,

Paralysis, so that the patient could no longer walk, with weakness in the small of the back and trembling of the feet,

Loss of sensation and paralysis of the parts previously affected by spasms,

Muscular inertia so great that he could scarcely move the fingers, and had great difficulty in either writing or walking (after one hour),

Paralytic symptoms,

Lost all voluntary motion, and even the power of utterance,

Restlessness, ; (sixth day),

Great restlessness,

Restlessness, with frequent wailing or screaming cries,

Extreme debility,

Extreme debility, numbness (occasionally of complete insensibility of the extremities),

Feeling of complete prostration and vertigo on walking across the room,

Great depression of strength and temperature of the body,

Great prostration, accompanied with a slow feeble pulse (second and third days),

Great prostration (second, fourth, and seventh days),

Prostration, ; (after one hour), ; (eighth day),



Great exhaustion, having no power to move the lower extremities, and but very little control over the upper,

Great exhaustion after sleep,

Long-continued indolence, with stupefaction, coldness, and insensibility of the limbs, followed by gangrene,

Languor during the whole day (second day),

Extreme languor,

Great weakness,

Weakness, ,

Weakness and dizziness (after two hours),

Very weak; cannot move herself in bed (third day),

Loss of strength,

Loss of strength, caused by exhausting diarrhoea,


Rapid sinking of strength,

Indisposition to move or speak; becomes very much exhausted when doing either (eleventh day),

Great sensitiveness to cold,

The parts affected by spasms became somewhat insensible,

After the spasms ceased, loss of sensation, the fingers and hands became numb and the lips pale; the spasms mostly returned on the ninth day,

Rigidity, loss of all sensation, and most violent pains, aggravated by warm air or by the warmth of the bed, somewhat relieved in the cold, but in its place there was a sensation of most intolerable cold in all the limbs and over the whole body,

General discomfort, ; (after two hours), ; (after three-quarters of an hour),

General heaviness,

Great soreness all over the body; could not lie with ease in any position, and could not be moved without taking hold of her hands (second day); soreness of body not diminished (third day),

Tetanic cramps for several days, and considerable stiffness of the limbs remained, so that she frequently fell in walking,

Tetanic cramps,

Sudden intense pain, so that he cried aloud and ran about as if mad,

Gnawing-boring pains in the flesh, worse at night, permitting no sleep,

Tearing pains and intolerable crawling sensation in the limbs, pain in the head and back, anxiety, and some insensibility in the arms and feet,

Wandering pains over the whole body, especially in the back and small of the back,

Obstinate periodical pains,

Pains recurring every ten or twenty minutes, with slow contraction of the limbs,

Pains causing screams,

Transient sticking tearing moving from place to place, at times with, at times without cramps,

Sensation of burning, as if sparks of fire were falling upon different parts,

Drawing and crawling, changing sometimes rapidly, sometimes slowly, into violent pains and spasms; the limbs were flexed and the skin covered with sweat,

Twitching tremulous sensation in single muscular fibres and in whole muscles, in the face and hands,

On awaking, in the morning, she had a peculiar tingling sensation all over the body, sometimes merely a slight creeping feel, and at others the symptoms increased even to painfulness,

The symptoms increased for four days,

All the symptoms are aggravated on the appearance of the menses,

Uterus and right ovary much congested and very sensitive to the touch; sphincter vaginae and vagina very much relaxed (eighth day),

Retention of the placenta due to hour-glass contraction of the uterus and subsequent sterility,

Uterine haemorrhage,

Cessation of the lochia, with fever, inflammation of the uterus; subsequently an abscess that opened through the vagina,

Pains in ovaries and uterus (tenth day),

Pains of an expulsive character in the uterus (first day),

The drug causes, not regular intermittent, but irregular stormy contractions of the uterus,

The menses are too profuse; congestion of blood to the uterus; metrorrhagia; excessive uterine contractions, so that the uterus seemed ready to burst; all the symptoms are worse previous to the menses,

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