ARGENTUM NITRICUM – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      This caustic produces destruction of tissue wherever applied. Taken internally, it produces a profound anaemia and general malnutrition, ecchymosis especially. Its action on the liver and kidneys is marked, increasing at first the flow of bile, and finally causing degeneration of the liver, albuminuria, etc. It produces violent tetaniform or epileptiform convulsions, followed sometimes by paralysis. Dilute solutions produce a violent inflammation of mucous membranes, characterized by a profuse muco-purulent secretion.

Generalities

      Tremblings, twitchings, convulsions. General restlessness. Weakness; paralytic symptoms. General stinging pains.

Mind

      Irresolute. Apprehensive. Nervous faintness. Imbecility; loss of memory.

Head

      In general, dull, aching fulness of head, ameliorated by tight binding. Full, throbbing, congested feeling. Dull, stupefying ache. Vertigo, with buzzing in ears, weakness and trembling. Boring in left frontal eminence. One side of head feels enlarged. The roots of the hair feel pulled; scalp tender.

Eyes

      Violent ophthalmia; conjunctiva swollen; eyeball congested; very profuse purulent discharge. Caruncula lachrymalis intensely red, swollen. Eyeballs unsteady from lack of muscular tone. Asthenopia from muscular paresis, especially from lack of power of accommodation. Photophobia. Vision dim. Vision distorted. Floating opacities, like filaments or serpents. Illusions of vision; seems to see serpents (mental).

Ears

      Deafness. Whizzing or ringing in ears.

Nose

      Catarrh (like Argentum met. ). Coryza, with stupefying headache. Loss of smell.

Face

      Sickly looking, pale or even cyanotic. Facial neuralgia, left side; boring pain (usually).

Mouth

      General sensitiveness to cold things. Toothache from sour or cold things, aggravated by chewing. Gums loose, tender, bleed easily. Tongue red at tip, dry, papillae enlarged. Saliva increased, thin, fetid.

Throat

      Dark red. Inflamed, with sensation of a splinter or a stick when swallowing. Throat raw and sore. Rough. Much tenacious mucus, with much hawking. Dryness and burning.

Stomach

      Craving for sugar. Nausea. Retching; vomiting; ejecta become black. Flatulent distention of stomach, extreme. Pit of stomach painfully swollen. Bursting sensation in pit, ameliorated by eructations. Eructations difficult, as if oesophagus were spasmodically closed. Vomiting of glairy mucus. Pain in pit, extends around sides or into the chest.

Abdomen

      Flatulent distention. Flatulent pains, often sharp, followed by evacuations of gas and green, fetid mucus. Pain around hypochondria.

Rectum and Anus

      Itching. Burning. Haemorrhoids.

Stool

      Green, fetid mucus. Watery, with flatulence. Mucus in shreds, white or green, sour or fetid. Bloody mucus. Diarrhoea, chronic, resulting from emotional disturbances.

Urinary Organs

      Urine usually clear and copious. Urethra inflamed; violent, acute inflammation, great swelling, burning; profuse purulent discharge; urine bloody. Priapismus, with shooting pains, severe inflammation, etc.

Sexual Organs

      Inflammation of prepuce, ulceration. Female (Vagina sensitive, bleeding. Ulcerations, purulent leucorrhoea, etc.- Clin.)- Sexual dreams and orgasms at night (in an epileptic).

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness. Cough, suffocative, aggravated by tobacco smoke. Larynx sore, raw. Suffocative dyspnoea.

Chest

      Burning. Heaviness. Tension in muscles as if a clamp were around the chest.

Heart

      Anxiety. Palpitation. Pulse irregular, intermitting.

Neck and Back

      Backache, ameliorated by standing or walking. Heaviness in sacrum, as before menses. Paralytic sensations; must stretch and walk.

Extremities

      Tremblings. Twitchings. Paralysis. Upper Various pains; tremblings. Lower; Weakness; paralytic heaviness.

Sleep

      Sleepless, or restless sleep. Dreams of snakes or of strange figures; wakes in fright.

Fever

      Chilly; feverish; no thirst. Sweat in morning, or at night.

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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