Materia Medica

Acids – a Group Analysis

The materia medica by ‘William Boericke’ lists the following acids in use as homeopathic medicines:

Acetic acidFlouric acidLactic acidPicric acidTartaric acid
Benzoic acidFormic acidMuriatic acidSarco lactic acidUric acid
Boracic acidGallic acidNitric acidSuccinic acidCamphoric acid
Hippuric acidNitro-mur. acidSulphuric acidCarbolic acidHydrobr. acid
Oxalic acidSulphurous acidChromic acidHydrocyanic acidPhosphoric acid
Tannic acid

The most common and characteristic symptoms of acids are:

(1.) Exhaustion, Prostration:

Mental exhaustion: Picric acid, Acetic acid, Flouric acid, Muriatic acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid.

Emotional exhaustion: Phosphoric acid, Acetic acid.

Physical exhaustion: Muriatic acid.

(2.) Active, Hurried:

Overdose of activity—exhausted yet wants to do a lot.

No complaints, they are merely overactive.

Hurriedness leads to a tired feeling, which further leads to exhaustion.

Flouric acid :

Hurry, walking, while
Restlessness, night

Gallic acid :

Restlessness, night

Hydrocyanic acid :

Restlessness

Bed, tossing about in

Lactic acid :

Restlessness

Muriatic acid :

Activity, amel.
Restlessness

Night
Bed, tossing about in

Nitric acid :

Hurry, haste
Impatience
Restlessness, midnight after

Nitromuriaticum acid :

Restlessness

Oxalic acid :

Restlessness, night
Thoughts, rapid, quick

Phosphoric acid :

Hurry, haste
Restlessness

Anxious
Eating, after
Urination, before

Speech, hasty

Picric acid :

Restlessness, midnight before

Sulphuric acid :

Hurry, haste

Eating, while
Movements, in
Occupation, in
Walking, while
Writing, in

Restlessness
Anxious, compelling rapid walking

(3.) Lively, Fresh, Extrovert:

Active, enterprising, optimistic which gives them an aura of freshness. Extrovert, talk very openly. Tendency to be perfectionist.

Flouric acid :

Capriciousness, evening
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Morning

Company, desire for
Exhilaration
Optimistic

Hydrocyanic acid :

Delusion

Friends, surrounded by

Lactic acid :

Fastidious

Muriatic acid :

Cheerful, daytime

Dreams, after

Loquacity

Nitric acid :

Capriciousness, morning
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Evening, bed in

Company, desire for

Oxalic acid :

Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Afternoon

Exhilaration
Playful

Phosphoric acid :

Capriciousness
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Night

Sulphuric acid :

Capriciousness
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Evening, bed in

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Manish Bhatia

Manish Bhatia

- CEO, Hpathy Medical Pvt. Ltd. - Homeopathy physician. - Lecturer of Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy. - Founder Director of Hpathy.com - Editor, Homeopathy 4 Everyone - Member, Advisory Board, Homeopathic Links - Member, Center for Advanced Studies in Homeopathy - Co-author - Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research - Author - Lectures on Organon of Medicine

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