Carbo Vegetabilis in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

Carbo Vegetabilis is a homeopathic remedy made from charcoal useful for those suffering from circulatory disorders, gastric or respiratory disorders. Let’s find out better.

Description of Carbo Vegetabilis

The homeopathic remedy Carbo Vegetabilis originates from charcoal. The latter, also called artificial charcoal, is a fuel produced by the process of carbonization of wood.

The result gives rise to a substance that has the characteristics required of a fuel, that is, that has the property of burning with a strongly exothermic reaction.

Charcoal at room temperature looks like an odorless powder, black in color, insoluble in the most common solvents. The homeopathic remedy Carbo vegetabilis is obtained by shredding the charcoal with lactose and by the subsequent dilutions and dynamizations in hydroalcoholic solution.

When to use Carbo Vegetabilis

Carbo Vegetabilis has a long and deep action and is the right remedy for problems that concern poor circulation, gastric or respiratory disorders, such as asthma for example. But it is also the remedy of serious states, of elderly people who have not recovered well from trauma, of the last stages of a disease, of agonies.
The homeopathic remedy Carbo vegetabilis is used in the main cases:

  • problems of the circulatory system, hemorrhages, tachycardia, varicose veins
  • disorders of the gastrointestinal system, palpitations, liver disorders, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids
  • respiratory disorders, colds, asthma, cough, hoarseness
  • atony and muscle weakness, leg cramps
  • nervous system disorders, anxiety and agitation, severely disturbed sleep
  • headache and headache, hot head and cold scalp, otitis, canker sores
  • skin problems, skin ulcers, itching, boils, chilblains
  • disorders of the female genital system, weakness during lactation, hemorrhage at the time of delivery, menopause
  • problems of the male genital apparatus, cold and sweaty external genitalia

Doses and administration

In all cases dilution 5CH, 3 granules 2 – 3 times a day.

Who is Carbo Vegetabilis recommended to

It is the remedy of subjects who cannot easily eliminate the carbon dioxide that the body itself produces with the metabolism. They have a defect in the hood, in the draft, as a result of which they cannot expel the products of combustion.

All the organs and systems most affected are respiratory, circulatory and gastric. But also the central nervous system which is extremely sensitive to lack of air and oxygenation.

The symptoms that the subject Carbo vegetabilis presents are those typical of intoxication due to an increase in CO2 in the blood: mental confusion, dizziness, visual disturbances, organic weakness, poor vitality, cyanotic skin and lips due to the deficiency of peripheral circulation, cadaveric appearance, turgid, swollen, purplish and pulsating veins.

The subject becomes totally indifferent, shy, inert, lazy; has a slow ability to think and a weak memory; has great desire for air so it needs to be ventilated; has cough with a burning sensation in the chest; suffers from varicose veins, hemorrhoids, frequent nosebleeds. The subject is usually short-sighted.


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