Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

    Carbo animalis

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    Carbo ex Bos taurus


    The English name carbon comes from the Latin carbo for coal and charcoal,[56] and from hence also comes the French charbon, meaning charcoal. In German, Dutch and Danish, the names for carbon are Kohlenstoff, koolstof and kulstof respectively, all literally meaning coal-substance.


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    Traditional name

    Italian: Carbone animale
    English: Animal Charcoal

    Used parts

    Trituration 1x.
    Triturations are prepared with sugar of milk and higher potencies are prepared for 3C triturations.


    Minerals; Inorganic; Column Four



    Original proving

    Proved by hahnemann in 1827.
    Allen's Encyclop. Mat. Med. Vol. II 549.

    Description of the substance

    It occurs as an odourless, tasteless powder. Crude animal charcoal is the material prepared by heating bones with a limited access of air and consists chiefly of calcium phosphate and other inorganic constituents of bone, with about one - tenth of its weight of carbon; it occurs in dull black, granular fragments, or as a dull black, odourless powder. It may be prepared by the following process: Place a thick piece of Ox - hide on red hot coal, and leave it there so long as it burns with a flame. As soon as the flame ceases, lift off the red - hot mass and press it between two flat stones. Boil it with hydrochloric acid, washing thoroughly drying and reheating. It may yield as much as 10 percent of ash.

    Carbo Animalis or animal charcoal is made from charred oxhide, it contains Calc-p. in small quantity.

    a form of charcoal (q.v.) produced by heating bone in the presence of a limited amount of air. It is used in removing coloured impurities from liquids, especially solutions of raw sugar. Bone black contains only about 12 percent elemental carbon, the remainder being made up principally of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate.

    (C), a nonmetallic chemical element in Group IVa of the periodic table. Although widely distributed in nature, carbon is not particularly plentiful (it makes up only about 0.025 percent of the Earth's crust); yet it forms more compounds than all the other elements combined. In 1961 the isotope carbon-12 was selected to replace oxygen as the standard relative to which the atomic weights of all the other elements are measured; carbon-14, which is radioactive, is the isotope used in radiocarbon dating and radiolabeling.