Just as coffee winds up the nerves, Coffea Cruda unwinds them, easing many stress-related symptoms as it goes – including hypersensitivity, nervous piercing headaches, and of course, sleeplessness due to an overactive mind, excitement, caffeine or coffee.
Whether a natural inclination or one induced by excessive stress, Coffea is most helpful when every pain is too painful (especially toothaches) and every nerve too nervous.
Coffea is commonly used for:
Sleep & Insomnia:
Coffea is the remedy for insomnia from racing thoughts or for waking at the slightest noise. The mind is usually excited, and thoughts are racing. The remedy is very helpful for those who have worked very late, and are unable to sleep from too many thoughts. It is also indicated for insomnia or other bad effects from joy, surprise or grief.
Hypersensitivity & Nervous System:
The nervous system as a whole is affected in Coffea, both within the mind state (oversensitivity, insomnia) and nerves (tooth-aches, headaches). It is helpful for people with an over-stimulated nervous system, who react strongly to noise, touch or any of the senses. It is also used for nervousness, hyper excitability, extreme sensitivity to pain and noise and overly sensitive skin.
Coffea can help with nervousness from drinking too much coffee, or from general ailments after the abuse of coffee (in acute situations).
Coffea is also useful in toothaches. Toothache is relieved by holding ice water in mouth but returns as soon as water becomes warm.
Coffea is well indicated in headache and neuralgia. It is useful for extreme head pain or migraines made worse from any type of noise or music. It is used for headache from mental exertion, talking, thinking and sudden emotions. It can feel as if a nail is driven into the brain, the brain is torn to pieces or as if the head would burst and fly to pieces if he moves.
Coffea is also indicated in facial neuralgia of old coffee drinkers. Pains are unbearable driving the patient to despair. Pain is worse by motion, afternoon and at night and better by pressure.
Coffea’s Personality Profile:
Coffea is an excellent homeopathic remedy for those who suffer from overactive minds and thoughts that race out of control. There is often a certain nervousness present in those who suffer from this condition as they tend to be easily excitable. They may suffer from highs and lows as their mind can’t seem to stay still and this causes them to suffer at times. They often can’t cope with bad news and they feel despair very easily.
Coffea’s Materia Medica:
Mind: Gaiety, easy comprehension, irritability, excited; senses acute. Impressionable, especially to pleasurable impressions. Full of ideas, quick to act. Tossing about in anguish.
Head: Tight pain, worse from noise, smell, narcotics. Seems as if brain were torn to pieces, as if nail were driven in head. Worse in open air. Sensitive hearing.
Face: Dry heat, with red cheeks. Prosopalgia extending to molar teeth, ears, forehead, and scalp.
Mouth: Toothache; temporarily relieved by holding ice-water in the mouth (Mangan opposite). Hasty eating and drinking. Delicate taste.
Stomach: Excessive hunger. Intolerance of tight clothing. After wine and liquor.
Female: Menses too early and long lasting. Dysmenorrhœa, large clots of black blood. Hypersensitive vulva and vagina. Voluptuous itching.
Sleep: Wakeful; on a constant move. Sleeps till 3 am, after which only dozing. Wakes with a start, sleep disturbed by dreams. Sleepless, on account mental activity; flow of ideas, with nervous excitability. Disturbed by itching of anus.
Respiratory: Short, dry cough of measles in nervous, delicate children.
Heart: Violent irregular palpitation especially after excessive joy or surprise. Rapid high tension pulse and urinary suppression.
Extremities: Crural neuralgia; worse, motion, afternoon and night; better, by pressure.
Modalities: Worse, excessive emotions (joy), narcotics, strong odors, noise, open air, cold, night. Better, warmth, from lying down; holding ice in mouth.