Carbo compositum

Carbo compositum

Injection solution Composition:

Injection solution: 2.2 ml cont.: Carbo vegetabilis D10, Lachesis mutus D10, Melilotus officinalis D8, Atropa belladonna D6, Arnica montana D6 22 µl each.


Antihomotoxic regulating action in cerebral haemorrhage and myocardial infarction.


In general, daily 1 ampoule i.m., s.c., i.d., i.v. (up to 3 times weekly).

Package sizes:

Packs containing 5, 10, 50 and 100 ampoules of 2.2 ml.

Pharmacological and clinical notes

Carbo vegetabilis (wood charcoal)

Conditions of collapse, circulatory failure, apoplexy, asthma, emphysema, dyspnea, strong desire for fresh air.

Lachesis mutus (bushmaster)

Disorders which arise during sleep, a sensation of asphyxia. Melilotus officinalis (melilot)

Congestion of the brain and cephalalgia, plethora, possibly with pre-apoplectic conditions.

Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade)

Overloading of the blood-vessels of the brain, danger of apoplexy, cerebral sensitivity with cramp and delirium.

Arnica montana (mountain arnica)

After-effects of injuries, cerebral congestion, apoplexia cerebri.

The composition of Carbo compositum is adapted symptomatically to the syndrome of apoplexia cerebri, in which usually circulatory failure with overloading of the blood- vessels of the brain and signs of brain pressure are present. Based on the individual constituents, these symptoms are not only obviated, but when apoplexy has already occurred, provided that there is no massive haemorrhage, there is certainly a  possibility that regression of the paresis can be achieved.

As soon as possible after apoplexy has occurred, or when there is a danger of apoplexy, it is advisable to administer Carbo compositum i.v. immediately; possibly after a few hours or on the following day, the injection should be repeated; likewise in cases of myocardial infarct (alternating with Strophanthus compositum and Cactus compositum i.v. and orally in frequent doses as ampoules to be taken per os).

In cases of hypertonic heart with a tendency towards apoplexy and cerebral sclerosis, the preparation (in alternation with others) can also find application in long-term treatment.

Carbo compositum has a very limited sphere of action but it is indispensable in those situations where usually life is threatened, when, in fact, there is dyspnea and a strong desire for fresh air, usually associated with restlessness of the motor area and, however, also when there is somnolence, and apoplexy has already occurred.

In severe cephalalgia resulting from excessive hypertonia (often worse after sleeping), Carbo compositum should be administered immediately i.v. Also in bronchial asthma, as well as asthma cardiale, Carbo compositum is indispensable, an important subsidiary remedy being Ignatia-Injeel forte S, which, at the same time, may influence the dyspnea decisively when the symptom is present of being unable to breathe deeply but respiration is long and sighing.

The dosage is adjusted according to the disease, the symptoms and the stage of the illness: 1 ampoule 3 times weekly to once daily i.m., s.c., i.v. After a fresh attack, 1 ampoule i.v., possibly repeated after 6 hours, with other appropriate preparations.