Dr. Hahnemann says, all medicaments given in large doses; make disagreeable sensibilities of healthy persons. No one ever smoked tobacco for the first time without experiencing some disgust, no healthy person, with equal certainty, ever took with pleasure pure and unsweetened coffee for the first time. By continuing the use of these medical products the habit, by degree, dispels the disagreeable sensation which they at first produce in us.
All medicaments produce two quite opposite states in the human body, the primary action which manifests itself when the remedy begins to operate and the secondary which appears only after the lapse of several hours, when the primary action has ceased.
The coffee contains the alkaloid named; CAFFEINE. Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that is a psychoactive stimulant drug.
Caffeine is also part of the chemical mixtures and insoluble complexes guaranine, mateine and theine, cardiac stimulants theophylline and theobromine, and often other chemicals such as polyphenols which can form insoluble complexes with caffeine.
Caffeine is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance. One of the world's primary sources of caffeine is the coffee "bean", from which coffee is brewed.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists caffeine as a "multiple purpose generally recognized as safe food substance"
Humans have consumed caffeine since the Stone Age. Early peoples found that chewing the seeds, bark, or leaves of certain plants had the effects of easing fatigue, stimulating awareness, and elevating one's mood. Later it was found that the effect of caffeine was increased by steeping such plants in hot water.
Caffeine changes little during the roasting process. Caffeine has a very stable crystalline structure with a boiling point above 600º F. The minimal amount of caffeine lost during roasting is attributable to sublimation, which is the transition of a substance directly from its solid state to its gaseous state, as commonly occurs with dry ice.
Generally, dark-roast coffee has less caffeine than lighter roasts because the roasting process reduces the bean's caffeine content
In homoeopathy we use the unroasted coffee in dynamic form which produces the good effects to the human.
But day to day life, the day starts with the dark roasted coffee which produces the less effects to the human in temporary time. So it won’t affect the dynamic action of the homoeopathic drugs.
The caffeine used in the form of coffee, chocolate, biscuits, drinks, ice creams, wafers, medications, even in shampoo, in a minute amount in crude form, which never affect the homoeopathy actions permanently.
THE USE OF CAFFEINE
a. Caffeine citrate used in breathing disorder.
b. Caffeine used in fecal incontinence
c. It regulates the vasodilation
d. It reduces the catecholamine
e. It reduces the serotonin level
f. It reduces the risk of gall stone
g. Caffeine has diuretic properties
In large amounts, and especially over extended periods of time, caffeine can lead to a condition known as caffeinism.
Caffeinism usually combines caffeine dependency with a wide range of unpleasant physical and mental conditions including nervousness, irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle twitching, insomnia, headaches, respiratory alkalosis, and heart palpitations.
When we drink coffee, ideas march in like the army
Furthermore, because caffeine increases the production of stomach acid, high usage over time can lead to peptic ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Hahnemann recommends coffee especially for cases whose symptoms have been very persistent unnatural sleeplessness, irritability, and loss of appetite, thirst, frequent painless discharge of soft excreta, and in post- parturition pains.
According to Hahnemann, the wise use of the medicinal beverage which is misused by millions of people to their own disadvantage and only known by the few, who use it in the right place as a very wholesome remedy.
After a many observation Hahnemann say coffee, no more powerful antidote to narcotics than strong coffee, the ill effect of a too emotional excitement is removed by a drink of coffee, which would also be a capable of producing it, so the coffee should be used as the medicinal beverage, not as refresher.
Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.