It acts upon the VENOUS CIRCULATION, esp. capillaries, where blood seems to stagnate, causing blueness, coldness and ecchymoses. A lowered vital power from loss of fluids, after drugging; after other diseases; in old people with venous congestions; states of collapse in cholera, typhoid; these are some of the conditions offering special inducements to the action of Carbo veg. It is suitable to atonic conditions where there is lack of reaction. The typical Carbo-veg. patient is fat, sluggish, lazy and has a tendency to chronicity of complaints. Complaints of old people. Persons who have never fully recovered from the effects of some previous illness. State of collapse; in cholera, typhoid, or other grave diseases, when the patient is almost lifeless, cold body, breath cold, pulse imperceptible, respiration quickened, must be fanned very hard, but head remains hot. HAEMORRHAGE; blood dark, oozing, from shock, after surgical operations, persistent for hours or days. Numbness, of parts lain on. Burning, sense of weight or heavy aching in bones, ulcers etc. WEAKNESS, FLATULENCE, FOETOR OR AIR HUNGER, are present with most of the complaints. Tremulous. Always WEAK, SICK AND EXHAUSTED; but those states may occur suddenly. Fainting fits. Thick acrid discharges. Cold; but wants air to be fanned, or thirst for cold water. BLUENESS and decomposition. Septic conditions. Sensation of overfullness. Venous stasis. Ulcerations, aphthous. General bruised soreness, old catarrhs. School girls and boys are sluggish, slow to learn, suffer from night terrors, will not sleep alone or go to bed in the dark. Lack of reaction; after some violent attack, violent shock, violent suffering. Never well since. Lymphatic glands; swollen; indurated or suppurating. Gangrene, humid, senile. The patient may be almost lifeless, but the head is hot; coldness, breath cool, pulse imperceptible, oppressed and quickened respiration, and must have air, must be fanned hard, must have all the windows open. The patient faints easily, is worn out, and must have fresh air. Haemorrhage from any mucous surface. Very debilitated. Patient seems to be too weak to hold out. Sense of weight, as in the head (occiput), eyes and eyelids, before the ears, in the stomach, and elsewhere in the body; putrid (septic) condition of all its affections, coupled with a burning sensation. General venous stasis, bluish skin, limbs cold.
For the bad effects of exhausting diseases, whether in young or old, cachectic persons whose vitality has become weakened or exhausted.
Persons who have never fully recovered from the exhausting effects of some previous illness.
Ailments from quinine especially suppressed intermittents, abuse of mercury, salt, meats, spoiled fish, meats or fats, from getting overheated.
Weakness of memory and slowness of thoughts.
Diseases of venous system predominate, symptoms of imperfect oxidation
Epistaxis in daily attacks, for weeks, worse from exertion, face pale before as well as after haemorrhage.
Simplest food disagrees due to weak digestion with excessive accumulation of gas in the stomach and intestine with frequent eructation.
Complaints worse by lying down, after eating and drinking, rich food and better from eructation and passing flatus.
There is a desire to be constantly fanned rapidly and from a close distance with coldness of the extremities during cholera.
Discharge of blood from rectum and bluish burning piles, with pain after stools
Sluggish, fat and lazy sand has a tendency to chronicity.
Eructation gives temporary relief.
Weak digestion, simple food disagrees causing excessive flatulence, abdomen is full to bursting point especially on the upper part
Fear of being alone in the evening, at night, in bed; of strangers, accidents, ghosts.
Sense of fullness after a few mouthful with indigestion from simple food.
Abdomen feels as if hanging down with flatulence and distention.
Bed sores, carbuncles, acne, and indolent ulcers. There is thin and offensive smell from ulcers.
Looseness of teeth, easily-bleeding gums.
Awakens often from cold limbs and suffers from cold knees at night.
Frequent, involuntary, cadaverous stools, followed by burning
Soft stools voided by difficulty
White haemorrhoids; excoriation of anus. Bluish, burning piles, pain after stool.
In last stage of diseases with copious cold sweat, cold breath, cold tongue, voice lost, this remedy may save a life.
Worse: evening; night and open air; cold; from fat food, butter, coffee, milk, warm damp weather; wine
Better: rom eructation, from fanning , cold.
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