What’s the Buzz About Coffea Cruda?

Last updated on June 26th, 2024 at 03:51 pm

There’s no better start to the day than a fresh, hot cup of coffee to jolt you awake. Surprisingly enough, if you’re having trouble sleeping, coffee can come in handy, too. We’re talking about Coffea cruda, a homeopathic medicine made from the coffee bean.

Homeopathy is based on the premise that “like cures like.” Under this principle, a person experiencing certain symptoms can be treated by small doses of a substance capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy person. In other words, too much coffee can make you jittery, but a microdose of the coffee bean can help relieve nervousness. If you’ve ever had trouble turning your brain off at night, read on to learn more about this healthy sleep aid.

From Ancient Discovery to Modern Necessity

The exact origin of coffee is unknown. According to popular legend, an Ethiopian goat herder discovered its energizing effect on his animals who did not want to sleep after eating berries from a particular tree. Together with local monks, he developed a drink from those berries, which kept them awake through long hours of prayer, thanks to what we now know is caffeine. Knowledge of this discovery soon spread to Europe and the rest of the world.

Today, Ethiopia and other parts of Africa remain famous for growing coffee, but the plants are now cultivated in the Arabian Peninsula, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and other tropical regions as well. Ever since that first sip in the 11th century, coffee has become a beloved beverage, and more than 2 billion cups are enjoyed every day around the globe.

Overcoming an Overactive Mind

Coffea cruda is a medicine made from the homeopathic dilution of the coffee bean. Coffea can help when you can’t fall asleep despite being fatigued. It’s ideal when you feel yourself tossing and turning in bed and experiencing racing thoughts. Coffea cruda is useful not only for sleeplessness due to worries or concerns but when you’re anticipating a joyful event.*

Learn more about the homeopathic uses of Boiron Coffea cruda in this video featuring pharmacist Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh.

 *Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.


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55 thoughts on “What’s the Buzz About Coffea Cruda?”

    1. Hi Marianne, Coffea cruda can help with hypersensitivity to pain, especially headaches and toothaches. However, Hypericum perforatum is a main medicine specifically for sharp and shooting nerve pain. You can also download our free Boiron Medicine Finder app to learn about all the pain relief options we offer.

  1. I left a message early today yet have not received a returned call.

    I want some info about coffea cruda.

    thank you phyllis

    1. Hi Phyllis, a member of our customer service team has reached out and left you a voicemail. Please call us again if you have any more questions. Please note our office is closed on Dec. 31 and Jan 1. for the New Year’s holiday, thank you!

  2. Which is the strongest, most potent, form of
    Coffea cruda….the 6c, the 30c, or the 200ck
    strength ?

    What’s the difference among these 3
    strengths ?

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Donna, we get this quesion a lot! Unlike conventional medicines, the numbers you see on homeopathic medicine don’t correspond to potency or strength. Instead, they indicate the amount of dilution. You can learn more about the dilution process at BoironUSA.com/info and if you’re trying to find out which dilution to take for a specific condition, our free Medicine Finder app can help. If you’re looking to relieve sleeplessness with mental hyperactivity, Coffea cruda 30C is the appropriate dilution to take. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Geanette, unlike conventional medicines, the numbers don’t indicate how strong or potent homeopathic medicines are. For most of our products, choosing the right dilution is merely fine tuning. The general rule of thumb is low numbers like 6 or 12 indicate a low dilution, which is best used for local symptoms you can point to, like a sore throat or a bruise. Higher numbers (30 or 200) signify a higher dilution, which is better for general or emotional symptoms affecting the whole body (think sleeplessness or a fever). You can learn more about the dilution process at BoironUSA.com/info and if you’re trying to find out which dilution to take for a specific condition, our free Medicine Finder app can help.

    1. Hi Lisa, if drinking coffee makes you mentally hyperactive and prevents sleep, Coffea cruda can help. Coffee won’t counteract the medicine from working.

    1. Hi Alexander, if the hypersensitivity results in racing thoughts that make it difficult to fall asleep, then yes Coffea cruda will help.

  3. I sent a message to customer service, seeking help with which dilution of this Coffee Cruda that I should start with to try to help sleeplessness with racing thoughts. I received a response back today which stated, “Unfortunately our medicines are not indicated for the treatment of insomnia.” (see Boiron Contact Form [#22695] [ ref:_00D6gtEtT._5004V14HVaL:ref ] ) Whaaat? This article I’m commenting on says it’s exactly indicated for what I wrote about. I just need to know where to start… lower or higher dilution. Thank you.

    1. Hi Patti, sorry for the confusion. Coffea cruda is indicated for occasional sleeplessness from an overactive mind. It’s best to use the 30C higher dilution for this. Our free Medicine Finder app is also a great resource if you’re not sure which medicine or dilution to use.

  4. Robert Pierson

    I know there is only about .5 gram of sugar in my nighttime doses of coffee cruda.
    As a highly sensitive person who avoids added sugar in my daily diet, I seem to have even more trouble falling back asleep and my body heats up more after the 3 AM dose of coffee cruda. Any suggestions?

    1. Robert, Boiron offers Coffea cruda in a liquid dilution that doesn’t contain sucrose or lactose used in the pellets, but it does contain 20% alcohol as a preservative. You can special order this at your local health food store, or call us 1-800-BOIRON-1 if you need more information on where to buy.

  5. I used coffea cruda last night at bedtime and some very disturbing dreams. Could the coffea have been the cause?

    1. Hi Kathie, it’s unlikely that Coffea would cause disturbing dreams. But please contact us at 1-800-BOIRON-1 if you’d like to discuss further or talk to our pharmacist, thank you.

    2. Darlene Martin

      I’ve found that taking more than the recommended dosage will cause me to have really weird dreams. It says to take 5 pellets. Well, me being me, I took too many to mention here, and my dream was off the chain! Let’s just stick to the recommended dosage of 5 teeny, tiney yet POWERFUL pellets and rest easy.

      1. Hi Darlene, unless directed by a doctor, we recommend following the label instructions. We’d like to know more about your experience. Can you please call us at 1-800-264-7661? Thank you

  6. Is Coffea Crude suitable for relieving unbearable pain, starting 15 hours after root canal treatment of an already “dead” teeth that was made 3 days ago? And if so in what dillution and how often? Camonilla was tried but did not help. Pain is temporarily relieved by cool water in the mouth. Pain worsens by pressure and seems within the (upper right) jawbone (on top of the dead tooth) but reflects to the joint of the jaws and the right ear.. Only strong pain killers have an effect.The dentist suggested that I should take some antibiotics till our next meeting and antiflammatory which I try to avoid. But I cannot cope whith this pain for long and with pain in general.. Than you!

  7. Hi,

    Would coffea cruda be ok to take for adhd symptons like busyness of the mind for example?


  8. Amanda Stinchcomb

    Coffea Cruda is the only product that has helped my chronic insomnia. Is this a product that can be used long term? I stopped using it, and my sleeplessness was terrible. I don’t want to use pharmaceutical drugs.

  9. Phyllis Hackett

    My 3 year old grandson has a terrible problem with sleeplessness and it is a problem for the whole family.
    I am a fan of Coffea Cruda, have taken it myself, given it to my older children and recommended it for years. Would it be alright for a 3 year old? Could it perhaps break his pattern of such extreme difficulty falling asleep?
    Thank you

  10. Rebecca millard

    hello..I have agoraphobia and Hyperhidrosis. I finally had surgery in Texas..im from NJ…face scalp head sweating so bad I couldn’t go out..now I do not sweat at all on my face head or scalp..my hair can be dry!.. BUT…the side effects were not worth it..compensatory sweating from the neck on down..if I could get that ganglia gland back I would in a hearbeat. Wearing clothes comes down to sweats and t-shirts..if I have to go out..the frightening fact is I cannot exercise.?I’m a runner. I thought i could do tie-chi at home but even that leaves me tip toing to the shower…a cold shower is heavenly..I have tried everything! I just carry a towel. My cousin told me last nite about this coffee bean as he was giving it to his dying cat..he does miracles with animals..they are drawn to him. I asked about the coffee cruda…he told me it takes away fear. He said ” maybe this would help with agoraphobia & anticipatory sweat as I am living with this and quality of life is gone.. Do you think this can help me?.. if I can lessen the panic..I can lessen the sweat..worth a try…right?.. thank you in advance

    1. Hi Rebecca, there are quite a few homeopathic medicines for symptoms of stress and nervousness, including Coffea cruda. You can browse all the options by symptom in our free Medicine Finder. But advanced or chronic conditions may warrant speaking to a homeopath for individualized treatment. The National Center for Homeopathy offers this online directory for help locating one near you.

  11. Is there actually people who are able to take this to help their ADHD for relief of symptoms? We’ve tried the prescription drugs and don’t want to go back. Please tell me more about how this works, I’m very interested, all my children have ADHD.

    1. Hi Jeanne, homeopathy is a holistic approach that takes into consideration both the mind and body, so it’s very useful alone or in combination with other treatments for behavioral health. It’s best to speak to a homeopath or naturopath who can make individualized treatment plans for each child. Please visit the National Center for Homeopathy at https://www.homeopathycenter.org/ or email info@homeopathycenter.org if you need help finding a practitioner in your area.

    1. Thanks for your question, Josie. There is no need to withhold or stagger food with homeopathic medicines. They can be taken on a full or empty stomach, and before or after meals — whatever works best for you. Because the medicine is absorbed sublingually (under the tongue), it’s best to take them in a mouth free of strong flavors or anything that may coat the mouth. We recommend taking the medicine 15 minutes before or after eating, drinking or brushing your teeth (unless otherwise indicated on the box) as these food particles or remaining flavors may interfere with or delay absorption.

  12. Like many people (especially for us seniors) I have insomnia-I am also gluten and lactose free-I am wondering if you have any medicine for sleep issues that are lactose and gluten free? Thank you

    1. Kelly Olsen-Stanko

      Hello Robin, please check out our homeopathic sleep aid, SleepCalm. It’s melatonin-free and gluten-free. The tablets do contain a small amount of lactose (less than one gram), but not enough to trigger symptoms. Lactose must also reach the small intestine to trigger symptoms, but our tablets are absorbed sublingually and not swallowed, thereby bypassing the digestive system. Hope that helps!

  13. I take 5 pellets of coffee cruda in the morning about 10 or 11 then in between take some ignatia amara then in evening I take another 5 about 6 at night then I find I can sleep until about 3 sometimes more should I take 5 then.
    I sometimes wake up by hearing myself snore. Is there something I can take or do for this. Shall I take 5 more pellets then.
    Thank you for your help, I will get the medicine app. You talk about melatonin, is it alright to take?

    1. Hi Suzanne, yes you can repeat the dosage if awoken in the middle of the night. Homeopathic medicines won’t interact with other medications or supplements so it is safe to with melatonin.

  14. I’m trying this tonight for the first time. I have struggled with insomnia my whole life I’m 35 now. I used to take prescription sleep AIDS and am trying to stay off of them. I have tried everything I feel and haven’t had success. Is this the best product to use for insomnia? Also is it safe to take every night? I see that question asked above and that it’s for occasional sleeplessness. I wasn’t sure how often is safe to take and if you had something else you would recommend to take nightly?

    1. Hi Nicole, Coffea cruda is intended for occasional use for up to three days. If you wish to use it for a longer period of time, please consult your doctor. We also offer a multi-symptom sleep aid called SleepCalm, which contains several active ingredients. It is labeled for use for up to 2 weeks.

  15. I’m trying the 200ck tonight for my hellacious insomnia due to my mind won’t shut off.
    Why does it say stop after 3 days?
    If you have really bad insomnia can you take it longer?

    1. Hi Jeremy, Coffea cruda is an over-the-counter medicine indicated for occasional sleeplessness. You should stop use and ask a doctor if sleeplessness persists for more than 3 days as insomnia may be a sign of an underlying condition. Please consult with a health professional if you intend to take for a longer period of time.

  16. I accidentally purchased the 6c. I’ve seen you’ve been recommending the 30c or higher. Can I still use the 6c? What do you suggest?


    1. Hi alstall42,

      If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including Boiron homeopathic medicines. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, they can contact us at 1-800-BOIRON-1.


  17. Hi there, I am an athlete and I regularly take pre-workout drinks that contain caffeine. My body builds a tolerance to caffeine with constant usage and I find I need more of it to feel the energy boost. Can Coffea Cruda 30C reset my tolerance to caffeine?

    1. Hi Lynn,

      No, Coffea cruda is not indicated to reset one’s tolerance to caffeine. Coffea cruda is indicated for sleeplessness with mental hyperactivity.


      1. Thank you for your reply. So if I took caffeine in the afternoon and can’t fall asleep at night, can Coffea Cruda help me fall asleep or will it make me more awake?

        1. Hi Lynn,

          Yes, Coffea cruda can help you to fall asleep as it is indicated to relieve sleeplessness and restless sleep due to mental hyperactivity, racing thoughts, worries, and concerns.


  18. Taylor Traynor

    Hi! I accidentally took coffee cruda everyday for a week. I thought it was for sleeping but after reading the comments on here it says to only take it up to 3 days. Is it bad that I accidentally took it longer? Any known side effects? I looked online and nothing popped up.

    1. Hi Taylor,

      We do recommend only taking our medicines for 3 days and then seeking advice from your health care professional, especially if there is no improvement or if your symptoms get worse. However, there is no reason to suspect accumulation in the body or other health risks considering their dilution levels and the knowledge gathered from extensive traditional use. Homeopathic medicines above a 4C have a low risk of side effects and no contraindications.


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