Cereus serpentinus (Cere-s)

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N. O. Cactaceae. Tincture of stems.

Clinical: Anger, fits of. Enuresis. Epistaxis. Heart, pains in. Impotence.

Characteristics: The heart was less prominently affected by Cereus serpentinusCere-s than by the other Cacti; but pains in head and a paralysed feeling were experienced. A voluptuous feeling; dwindling of sexual organs; mental irritations were prominent. < On exposure to cold, to which there is great sensitiveness. J. H. Fitch proved Cereus serpentinusCere-s, as well as Cereus bonplandiiCere-b. Kunze also proved Cereus serpentinusCere-s



Cactus grandiflorusCact., Cereus bonplandiiCere-b., Conium maculatumCon; PsorinumPsor. (sensitiveness to cold). Anacardium orientaleAnac. (inclined to swear).


1. mind: Angry at trifles. Fits of sudden ungovernable rage. Inclined to swear. Prays all night. Makes mistakes, reading or writing.

2. head: Dizzy in morning, with mucus in throat. Tensive pain in head and brain. Feeling as if back part of brain were detached from front, and rotten.

5. nose: Epistaxis.

8. mouth: At dinner bites inside mouth, r. cheek.

9. throat: Much tenacious mucus in throat and back of nose.

14. urinary organs: Pain in region of r. kidney. Urging to urinate. Enuresis. Urine yellowish; or pale tea-green.

15. male sexual organs: Genital organs small and dwindled. Excited genital condition. Emission, seems as if passed in a lump. Emission followed by cutting pain first in one, then in other testicle.

19. heart: Paralysed feeling in heart. Pain after exertion, followed by short breath, > by full breath. Afterwards, short sharp pains through heart. Thrusting pains at heart followed by sighing respiration.

27. fever: Very sensitive to cold.