Simarouba cedron syn. Simaba cedron, Quassia cedron
Cedron, rattlesnake beans.
Key Uses:Neuralgic pains and other nervous system conditions, such as spasms or ticsRecurrent fevers, such as those associated with malariaSevere headaches or migraines
Origin : Found in Central America and northern Brazil.
Background : Known in Panama as an antidote for snakebite and insect stings if chewed immediately after being bitten, cedron was also used for malaria or fever.
Preparation : Cotyledons (embryonic shoots) from the dried, ripe seeds are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : People who respond best to Cedron tend to be nervous, restless, and even hysterical, possibly experiencing depression following any nervous excitement. They may dread going to bed and fear their friends.
A characteristic of the complaints associated with Cedron is that they tend to recur at exactly the same hour each day. The remedy is used for recurrent fevers, such as those associated with malaria, and for neuralgic pains and other nervous- system conditions such as spasms or tics. Severe headaches or migraines, perhaps with nausea, fever, or cerebrospinal meningitis, may also respond to Cedron.
Symptoms Better : For standing erect.
Symptoms Worse : For open air; at the same time each day; after sleep.