Cocculus Indicus, Fish Berries. This agent is similar to strychnine in physiologic action, but the convulsions caused by toxic doses are less tetanic than are those of strychnine. It produces more stupor than does strychnine. Therapeutically, it is used in much the same indications as nux vomica, and presents no advantages over it except it possibly is less irritating to the nerves. F.e. (not official), 0 to 3 I.. Pictrotoxin, 1-100 to 1-;30 gr.

The homeopaths use its 3x dilution in indigestion, marked by great repugnance to food, headache with vertigo, and uncomplicated dysmenorrhea. They also value pictrotoxin in night sweats.