#4. Coffea cruda

#4. Coffea cruda 30C – Coffee

 

Information:

 

Made from raw coffee bean. Symptoms of someone needing Coffea are similar to symptoms produced after one drinks too much coffee: for example,  a racing and alert mind, extreme nervousness and oversensitivity to stimuli.  In homeopathy, this is called a proving: using a substance that creates symptoms in a healthy person.

 

Professional Review

 

Symptoms of someone needing Coffea are similar to symptoms produced after one drinks too much coffee: for example: a racing and alert mind, extreme nervousness and oversensitivity to stimulate.  In homeopathy, this is called a proving: using a substance that creates symptoms in a healthy person.

 

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.

 

 

The nervous system as a whole is affected in Coffea, both within the mind state (oversensitivity, insomnia) and nerves (tooth-aches and, headaches).

 

It is helpful for people with an over-stimulated nervous system, who react strongly to noise, touch or any of the senses.  It can help with nervousness from drinking too much coffee, or from general ailments after the abuse of coffee (in acute situations).

It can be used for tooth-aches, which feel better from cold water, and for head

 

pain or facial neuralgia that are better from cold applications.  Also useful for extreme head pain or migraines made worse from any type of noise or music.

 

As in the accompanying story, compare this remedy with NuxVomica.  Coffea usually has a more excited state of mind (racing thoughts, oversensitivity), whereas Nux Vomica tends to be amore sluggish state (exhaustion or chronic ailments from over-indulgence).

 

For neuralgias (tooth or head), take 1 globule every hour for up to 4 doses, gradually increasing intervals between doses and then take as needed.   For insomnia or racing thoughts, take 1 hour before going to sleep.  Or take immediately if one wakes and is unable to fall back asleep.

 

My on set experiences:  Coffea #4

 

 

I have used coffea during the day on people who were feeling scattered, and before bed for those whose minds will not stop racing.

 

Giles Bellanger,  a Producer on the "The Book Fair Murders,"  took Coffea for his ever-thinking restless mind about a half-hour before going to bed,  and said it helped.  He was also the first person who told me that using it during the day was a good way to stop the mind from flitting about.

 

Meatloaf couldn’t sleep when we were working together on "A Hole inOne."  He was acting, writing music and recording, and he could not seem to get his mind to shut down when he went to bed.  I gave him some globules of Coffea with my usual instructions to take one about a half-hour before sleep.  The first night, he took several globules thinking that taking more than one would make the remedy stronger.  He got to sleep.  I told him that taking several globules all at once was no different than taking just one, for it was about the quality of the remedy and not the quantity taken.  He took only one globule the next night and was amazed that it worked just as well – he got right to sleep. 

 

Tim Southam, the director of "The Bay of Love and Sorrows," used both Coffea and Nux Vomica at different times and for different reasons,  to help him both work and sleep better.  He used Coffea if his mind was racing, and Nux Vomica if he just felt overtired and overworked.  Nux Vomica is called for when sleeplessness is accompanied by a hung-over feeling the next morning. The person will often wake up at 3 or 4am and have too much on the mind to get back to anything but a restless sleep.

 

Whenever I try to explain the theory used to prescribe Homeopathic remedies, I use Coffea as an example. Coffee jangles the nerves and gets us going at a fast pace.  Coffea  which is made from a minute dose of coffee calms and settles the individual.  Like treats like.  What will cause a symptom in a large dose will cure symptoms that are similar when given in a tiny dose.