The homeopathic remedy coffea is prepared using ripened and unroasted coffee beans. These beans are macerated in alcohol for a minimum of five days prior to filtering the solution. Subsequently, the resulting solution is repetitively diluted to the desired levels and succussed to obtain the homeopathic remedy coffea.
The homeopathic remedy coffea is mainly given to cure tremendous mental activity that results in insomnia and intense sensitivity to pain, for instance, a horrible toothache wherein the pain shoots downwards from the tooth to the finger tips and/ or labor pain. In addition, the medication coffea is also effective in treating hyperesthesia (an intensified sensitivity of any of the sense organs, especially of the skin to cold, heat, pain, and other stimulations). In other words, this homeopathic remedy is useful in treating oversensitivity of the senses, such as smell, hearing, sight, taste and touch. It is useful when all these senses become heightened to pain. In addition, the medication coffea is also prescribed for women enduring menopausal symptoms and giddiness. In homeopathy, coffea is especially useful for treating health conditions, such as insomnia, headaches and toothaches. A brief discussion on each of these condition specific uses of coffea is presented below.
Often an overload of mental activity makes the mind compete with thoughts and ideas. In such cases, despite the weariness, sound sleep or even sleep becomes difficult for long durations owing to an exasperating incapacity to deactivate the mind. Even when there is some sleep, it is generally disturbed owing to the least amount of noise, as the nerves are extremely tensed. Often patients may experience these symptoms owing to work cut-off dates and/ or revision before exams. Generally, such patients experience insomnia accompanied by physical stimulation through psychological excitement. In some cases, the patients cannot sleep as they have dreams and usually, such people can only have some sleep till 3.00 in the morning.
The homeopathic remedy coffea is effective in treating one-sided headaches wherein the patient has a feeling as though a nail has been driven into his/ her head. The pain begins when the patient wakes up and is often excruciating. In some cases, the pain may spread to the teeth as well as the ears with the possibility of facial neuralgia (severe spasmodic pain in the face owing to malfunctioning of the nerves in the area). The most common symptoms in such cases include tension, strain or even an overcharged mind. The patients may get headaches from mental hard work, impulsive emotions, talking and even thinking and have a feeling as though the head would explode and fly into fragments if they tried to move. In addition, the homeopathic remedy coffea is also indicated in the case of facial neuralgia occurring in old coffee drinkers. In such instances, the pain becomes unbearable forcing the patient to depression. Patients suffering from this type of headache are always apprehensive of fresh air and also the slightest noise. The pain worsens when the patient is mobile, during afternoon and at night. On the other hand, the pain subsides and they feel better when pressure is applied on the head.
In homeopathy, coffea is also an effective medication for treating toothaches. It is especially beneficial for toothaches that are alleviated when ice water is held in the mouth, but reoccur as soon as the water becomes warm. The homeopathic remedy coffea is considered to be the most appropriate for specific types of pain that spurts down from the teeth and moves far enough to the finger tips.
Coffee is a beverage which is brewed after roasting the seeds, generally known as coffee beans produced by the coffee plants. In effect, coffee beans are found in coffee pods or cherries that grow on trees in more than 70 countries. Coffee is mainly cultivated in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia.