NATRUM MURIATICUM – Homeopathic Medicine

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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

Generalities

      Emaciation. Great relaxation, not only physical, but mental, after slightest effort. Tremblings, especially in the evening, (<) tobacco smoking. Limbs feel weak and bruised in the morning. Pain, as if the flesh were loosened from the bones, especially in the thighs and upper limbs, on motion. Sensitiveness to air; takes cold easily, dreads open air. Pulsation throughout the whole body, even during rest, (<)the slightest motion. Weakness when standing, with a feeling of heaviness of the feet, especially after walking, or after eating. Pains at night take away the breath and seem almost to cause paralysis. Greatest weakness in the morning in bed.

Mind

      Mental excitement: laughs or cries immoderately. Weeping mood; the more one is consoled, the more he is affected. Intense sadness, with apprehension and palpitation; prefers to be alone. Complete despair. Hatred of people. Ill humor. Indifference. Disinclined t make any mental effort. Persistent melancholia.

Head

      Weakness of the muscles of the neck, so that the head nods forward involuntarily. Vertigo, with jerking in the head. Heaviness in the head, especially in the occiput. A feeling as if the head would burst; stupefying ache or throbbing pain, which seems to press out the eyes, and is (>)pressure on the eyes and forehead. Dull frontal headache, recurring daily about 10 A.M. with mental weakness and heaviness of the head. Painful shooting through the head, like a jerk. Headache is(<)10 A.M. motion and cold air, and if vexed. The hair of the scalp and beard falls out profusely. Eruption, particularly at the bottom of the hair and at the nape of the neck, with itching; with glutinous discharge, which mats the hair.

Eyes

      Inflammation, with ulceration, and a feeling as if sand were in the eyes. The eyeballs feel too large, and as if pressed outward. Pain on looking intently, as if a foreign substance were in the eyes. The margins of the lids inflamed and irritable, agglutinated in the morning. Letters and stitches run together; great muscular weakness, giving rise to inflammation, with frontal headache, etc.

Ears

      Swelling and heat of the outer ear. Purulent discharge from the ears. Roaring in the ears, with difficult hearing.

Nose

      Dryness of the nose internally. Painful swelling of the left half, with inflammation and pain, soreness to touch. The nostrils seem stopped and dry. Takes cold in the nose easily. It is stopped at night. Coryza, with loss of smell and taste.

Face

      Usually, pale, earthy, yellowish; sometimes shining as if greasy. The hair of the beard falls out Inflammation of the lower lip, with burning and the development of blisters, followed by desquamation Blisters around the mouth, with soreness and ulceration; with blisters on the tongue. Painful crack in the middle of the upper lip. Dryness of the lips, with burning and cracking.

Mouth

      Teeth very sensitive to the cold air and to touch. Toothache drawing into the ears and throat. Swelling of the gums; sensitive both to cold and to heat. Gums spongy and bleed easily. Burning blisters in the mouth and on the tongue. Taste bitter or entirely lost.

Throat

      Chronic inflammation, usually with dryness or with hawking of salty mucus. Sensation of a plug in the throat on swallowing, or as if one swallowed over a lump. Burning pain and rawness, with swelling and shooting pains. Hawking of much mucus in the throat in the morning.

Stomach

      Appetite usually good at noon and in the evening. General aversion to bread and fat food. A desire for bitter things. Persistent thirst, but drinking for bitter things. Persistent thirst, but drinking causes distress. Sour eructations after eating. Eructations of gas and heartburn after eating. Rising of fluid into the mouth. Sensation of a foreign body sticking at the cardiac orifice of the stomach. Nausea in the morning. Vomiting first of food, then bile. Pressure as form a stone in the stomach, with nausea. Constrictive pain, with cramp.

Abdomen

      Flatulent rumblings and distention. Great fermentation. Cutting pains. Shooting pains in the region of the liver. Pain in the abdominal rings, extending into the testicles when coughing, as if the spermatic cord would be torn. General weakness and relaxation, even of the abdominal walls.

Rectum and Stool

      Ineffectual urging to stool. Constrictive sensation in the rectum and anus during stool, with hard , difficult evacuations, which seem to tear the anus so that it bleeds and is sore. Hemorrhoids which are painful and stinging, with glutinous moisture. Stools dry and hard, causing fissures, or loose and profuse, with burning.

Urinary Organs

      Profuse micturition day and night of pale, watery urine. Micturition followed by cutting and burning in the urethra. Involuntary micturition when walking and also at night. Involuntary micturition when coughing or sneezing.

Sexual Organs

      Dryness and soreness of the vagina, with itching. Menstruation too early and profuse, or too late and scanty (irregular). Suppressed menstruation. Delayed appearance of menses in girls. Menses preceded and followed by headache. Acrid leucorrhoea, with yellowishness of the face, chlorosis, etc.

Respiratory Organs

      Persistent, dry, short cough day and night from irritation in the pit of the stomach. Cough, with bloody expectoration. Cough with headache as if it would burst the forehead, and with stitches in the chest. Dyspnoea on ascending stairs. Stitches in the chest and sides.

Heart and Pulse

      Violent, anxious palpitation, (<)lying on the left side, with faintness, coldness, or a feeling of fluttering at the heart. Sense of constriction, with an intermittent pulse and dyspnoea. Heart’s action irregular, pulse often intermits.

Neck and Back

      Pain as if the back were broken. Backache and weakness, (>) lying down.

Extremities

      General weakness and paralytic heaviness of the arms and legs. Hang-nails from on the fingers. Tremulous weakness in the legs on rising from a seat, (>)walking. A feeling of tightness in the calves and under the knees.

Skin

      Itching eruption on the margin of the hair at the nape of the neck. Eruption like nettle-rash after violent exertion. Eruption like ringworm, with itching, (<) warmth. Vesicular eruption around the mouth especially below the nose, with burning. Warts become painful. Skin around the nails becomes dry and cracked. Moist eruption under knees, and itching and smarting, with acrid discharge.

Sleep

      Sleepy all day. Sleepy, but cannot sleep at night, and in the morning feels unrefreshed. Numerous frightful dreams of robbers, etc.

Fever

      Chilliness, especially about 10 A.M. followed by fever, then sweat. Whole paroxysm associated with headache and thirst. Persistent, frontal headache, which commences during the chill and gets worse during the fever, with thirst, is very characteristic of this drug.

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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