Magnesia Muriatica

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Magnesia Muriatica in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      The action of this remedy centres around the LIVER and NERVES; uterus and rectum, so it is adapted to nervous women, suffering from utero-hepatic complaints or cardiac symptoms; or for those who have suffered for a long time from indigestion and biliousness; for men with disordered liver and sexual disorders; for puny rickety children during dentition. Spasmodic, hysterical complaints. Globus. It is an after dinner remedy, many complaints such as fainting, fits, dyspnoea, nausea and trembling etc., occur after dinner; better by eructations. Pains are boring, spasmodic, contractive, crampy, darting. Burnings. Chronicity. Ill effects of sea bathing esp., weakness. Shocks through the body like electric shocks when wide awake. Perversions of taste and smell. General soreness and sensitiveness to noises.

Worse

      LYING ON RIGHT SIDE. Noise. Night. Eating. Salt. Foods. Milk. Touch. Sea bathing. Mental exertion.

Better

      HARD PRESSURE. Lying bent. Hanging down; affected part. Gentle motion. Cool open air.

Mind

      Uneasiness; nervous excitability with tendency to weep readily. Feels as if someone was reading after her and she must keep reading faster and faster. Disinclined to talk.

Head

      Bursting headache; worse motion, open air; better hard pressure, wrapping warmly. Much sweating of head. As of boiling water on the side lain on. As if hair were pulled.

Eyes

      Lachrymation and burning of the eyes when looking at anything in broad daylight. Yellow sclera. Tinea ciliaris.

Ears

      Sensitive to noise. Pulsations in ears.

Nose

      Red, swollen. Acrid, crusty ozoena. Loss of smell and taste, following or with coryza. Nocturnal obstruction of nose, must breathe through the mouth.

Face

      Pale, yellow. Pimples on the face and forehead itching worse night; warm room and before menses. Blisters on lips.

Mouth

      Toothache worse if food touches the tooth. Tongue feels burnt, mouth feels scalded. Continued rising of white froth into the mouth. Loss of taste. Broad yellow scalloped tongue.

Throat

      As of a ball rising into the throat better by eructation.

Stomach

      Craves sweets, dainties. Hunger but knows not for what. Regurgitation while walking. Milk; salty food, worse . Eructations like rotten eggs; like onions. Hiccough, during and after dinner, causing vomiting.

Abdomen

      Sore, enlarged liver, with bloating of abdomen; worse lying on right side; drags if lies on left side. Cramp in the gall bladder better by eating. Flatulence. Stools; DRY; knotty; of little balls, like sheep dung; grey, crumbling at anus. Absence of desire for stools. Jaundice. Tape worms. Colic; hysterical, followed by leucorrhoea. Pain from liver to spine or epigastrium.

Urinary

      Urine can only be passed by bearing down with the abdominal muscles. Urethra numb. In the dark one cannot tell whether one is passing urine or not. Stricture after dilatation. Urine passes in drops, some always seem to remain.

Male

      Pain in testes and cords worse after coition; or after unrequited sexual excitement. Burning in back after coition.

Female

      Menses; profuse, dark, lumpy, like pitch; with cramps, backache and pains in the thighs; more copious when sitting than walking. Dysmenorrhoea better by, pressure on the back, or lying on a hard pillow. Gushes of leucorrhoea, follow colic in abdomen, uterine spasms; after every stool, hysterical. Metrorrhagia of old maids, blood clotted.

Respiratory

      Spasmodic dry cough worse fore part of the night. Bloody sputum or congestion and soreness of chest; after sea bathing. Oppressed breathing, globus hystericus.

Heart

      Palpitation and cardiac pain while sitting; better by moving about or lying on left side. Functional cardiac affections, with liver enlargement.

Neck and Back

      Throbbing below left scapula. Bruised or burning in hips; or in back after coition (males). Cramps in back worse walking.

Extremities

      Cramps in thighs worse sitting. Thighs and calves tense; must move limbs. Finger tips numb. Ankles cold or nervous worse night. Cutting in heels. Feet sweaty.

Skin

      Formication all over the body. Abscess; yellow thin foul pus. Jaundice. Sweat on head and feet.

Sleep

      Anxiety and restlessness of the body as soon as she closes the eyes; from heat of the body or from shocks. Sleep unrefreshing, tired in morning.

Fever

      Chill even near a stove; better open air.

Related

      Nat-m; Puls; Sepia

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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