Mercurius Cyanatus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      A valuable remedy for toxaemia of acute infections; diseases esp. diphtheria when there is early rapid and extreme prostration; with cyanosis; coldness and tremors. Affects most prominently MOUTH, THROAT and LARYNX. Rapid local destruction. Putridity. Haemorrhages of dark fluid blood. Twitching and jerking of muscles. Efficient prophylactic in diphtheria.

Worse

      Swallowing. Speaking. Eating.

Mind

      Great excitement; fits of passion. Fury. Talkativeness.

Head

      Atrocious headaches worse night.

Eyes

      Sunken; fixed.

Nose

      Profuse epistaxis several times a day.

Mouth

      Covered with ulcerations; with gray membrane. Free salivation. Foetor of breath.

Throat

      Cutting pain, on swallowing. Much thick grayish-membrane in the throat. Looks raw in spots esp. in public speakers. Tonsils enlarged. Necrotic destruction of soft parts of palate and fauces. Septic diphtheria.

Stomach

      Early and complete anorexia. Incessant hiccough. Thought of food causes retching. Milk betters.

Abdomen

      Frequent diarrhoea preceded by severe colic. Stools; offensive, green, slimy, bloody, black.

Urinary

      Urine; albuminous, amber yellow, scanty; suppressed.

Respiratory

      Cutting pain in larynx. Hoarseness, talking painful. Croupy cough; causes suffocation.

Heart

      Weak.

Extremities

      Varicose veins with great tenderness of leg (left). Cold limbs.

Skin

      Moist and cold. Sweatiness.

Related

      Lachesis

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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