ARGENTUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

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ARGENTUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy ARGENTUM

General Action

      The general action of metallic silver is imperfectly known. It causes catarrh (pharyngeal, gastro-intestinal and bronchial), and produces a general nervous irritability amounting to convulsions (?).

Generalities

      Weakness. Emaciation. Sudden, electric-like shocks through the whole body. Symptoms recur every noon.

Head

      Sudden vertigo with misty vision. The head feels hollow, and the whole brain seems to ache. Aching or pinching in the temples.

Eyes

      The margins of the lids are red and thickened.

Ears

      Gnawing. Itching in the meatus.

Nose

      Crawling in the nose followed by bleeding. Fluent coryza, frequent sneezing.

Face

      Tearing pains in the bones. Swelling of the upper lip.

Throat

      Throat raw, hawking gray, jelly-like, tough mucus. Swelling internally and of the glands externally. More soreness on coughing than on swallowing.

Stomach

      Great appetite or aversion to food, even to the thought of it.

Abdomen

      Distention. Cutting pains. Croaking like frogs, from flatulence.

Stool

      Frequent small stools, soft. Evacuation like dry sand.

Urine

      Urine profuse. Micturition frequent. (Diabetes insipidus and mellitus.).

Sexual Organs

      Seminal emissions involuntary. Pain as if crushed in one testicle, aggravated by pressure of clothes. Urethral discharges, catarrhal (?).

In women, clinical, prolapsus uteri; pain in left ovary. Ulceration of cervix uteri, ichorous discharges, fetid, with articular pains. Cervix uteri swollen, infiltrated, indurated, etc.

Respiratory Organs

      Rawness in the larynx. Cough on laughing. Expectoration easy of gelatinous mucus looking like boiled starch. General aggravation after singing or using the voice.

Chest

      Stitches in right side, from within outward, arresting breathing.

Heart and Pulse

      Twitching and trembling sensations in the heart. Palpitation.

Extremities

      General bruised feeling. In the arms tension and tearing, especially in the bones of hands and fingers. In the hips stitches on walking. Lower extremities weak and tremulous. Pain in knees while sitting. Tearing in the bones of feet and toes.

Skin

      Sore, burning, itching here and there.

Sleep

      Restless nights.

Fever

      Chill in bed from the slightest lifting the covers. General heat except of the head. Sweat on the abdomen (and chest).

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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