Carbo vegetabilis is a homeopathic remedy prepared from the source of Charcoal made from beech, silver beech or poplar trees which grow in the Northern Hemisphere.
The typical Carbo patient is sluggish, fat and lazy and has a tendency to chronicity in his complaints. Blood seems to stagnate in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness, and the body becomes blue and icy-cold.
Carbo Vegetabilis is mainly given for exhaustion, weakness, and low vitality that follows an operation or illness. Shock, particularly after an operation, where the skin feels cold and the person looks pale but feels hot inside, is eased by this remedy.
It is also given for lack of oxygenation in the tissues due to poor venous circulation. Symptoms include cold, bluish skin on the hands, feet, and face, bleeding varicose veins, or puffy, cold legs. There may be a cold tongue and breath, hoarseness, lack of coordination, and reduced energy.
Digestive problems, regardless of diet, such as gas, indigestion, and heartburn are all helped by this remedy. Symptoms include a salty taste in the mouth, sour burping, and regurgitation of food. Carbo veg. is also used to alleviate headaches that occur in the morning, especially after overeating, and when the head feels heavy and hot, with nausea, dizziness, and a tendency to faint.
Carbo Vegetabilis treats a wide range of ailments ranging from lack of energy to digestive issues.