Natrum Phosphoricum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      This remedy is useful for conditions arising from excess of lactic acid, as a result of too much sugar. It affects duodenum; bile ducts, mesenteric glands and genitals. SOURNESS; eructations, vomiting, stomach, stools, leucorrhoea; expectoration, sweats etc. Ailments with excess of acidity. Infants who have been fed to excess, with milk and sugar. Deep yellow, creamy; discharges. Debility. Pricking sensation. Tightness of muscles and tendons. Jaundice (1x Trit.). Oxaluria. Worms. Swelling of lymphatic glands. Ill effects of mental exertion or sexual vices or both. Marasmus of bottle fed babies. Trembling and palpitation from thunderstorms. Cracking in joints. Nervousness; tired feeling. Leucocytosis.

Worse

      Sugar. Milk. Mental exertion. Thunderstorm. Gas light. Coitus. Walking upstairs. Bitter foods. Fat food.

Better

      Cold.

Mind

      Mental weakness. Fear worse at night; that something will happen. Imagines that pieces of furniture are persons; he hears footsteps in the next room. Nervous, forgetful. Sad from music. Indifferent to everything; to his family. Sits quite still for a long time. Easily frightened.

Head

      Feels dull in the morning. Cutting pain in temples (right) while studying. Pressure and heat on top of head as if it would open.

Eyes

      Golden yellow creamy matter from the eyes. Whites of the eyes dirty yellow. Eyes weak worse gas light. Squinting, with worms. One pupil dilated.

Ears

      One ear red, hot, itching, scratches until it bleeds; with gastric affections and acidity. As if water falling in, from a height.

Nose

      Itching. Offensive odour before nose. Yellow thick offensive mucus. Child picks nose. Pricking; with lachrymation.

Face

      Itching about mouth. Pale, or red on alternate sides. Florid.

Mouth

      Blisters on tip of tongue. YELLOW CREAMY COATING AT THE BASE OF TONGUE; on tonsils, or roof of mouth. Thin moist coating on the tongue. As of a hair on tongue. Grinding of teeth; children. Pricking, numbness of whole mouth.

Throat

      As of a lump; preventing speech. Swallowing difficult. Yellow coating on tonsils.

Stomach

      Sour eructations. Vomiting of sour cheesy masses. Desire for strong tasting things; eggs, fried fish, beer which better . Aversion to bread and butter.

Abdomen

      While at stool, sensation as if a marble dropped down descending colon. Noisy flatulence. Fullness in abdomen worse standing or eating a little. Gastro-duodenal catarrh. Jaundice. Urging to stool and urination after coitus (men). Stools hacked. Greenish diarrhoea. Itching at anus. Afraid to pass flatus lest the stool escape. Sclerosis of liver and hepatic form of diabetes esp. when there is a succession of boils. Round or thread worms.

Urinary

      Urging to urinate and burning and itching at meatus after coition. Must wait for urine to start.

Male

      Semen; thin watery, smells like stale urine. Emissions followed by weak back and trembling of knees. Itching of scrotum, prepuce.

Female

      Sterility; with acid secretions from vagina. Leucorrhoea, sour, creamy, honey coloured or acid and watery. Morning sickness, with sour vomiting. During menses, feet icy cold during day; burn at night, in bed.

Respiratory

      Respiration difficult. Cough worse sitting. Chest feels empty after eating. Pain in chest worse deep breathing and pressure.

Heart

      Trembling about heart worse going upstairs; after menses. Feeling as if a bubble started from heart and was forced through arteries. Heart pains are better when big toe pains. Heart pains alternating with rheumatic pains. Anxious palpitation, after a thunderstorm.

Back

      Weakness after coition. Heavy dragging in the back. Swelling of glands of neck extending to chest. Goitre with feeling of pressure.

Extremities

      Aching in wrists and finger joints. Trembling of limbs after coition. Rheumatism. Feet icy cold during day, burn at night. Synovial crepitation. Cramps in hands while writing. Legs give way while walking.

Skin

      Itching in various parts, esp. of ankles, even eczematous eruptions. Hives. Skin smooth red, shining.

Sleep

      Sleepy in the forenoon, but sleepless before midnight. Dreams; anxious, amorous, of dead people. Very drowsy; falls asleep while sitting.

Fever

      Feet icy cold in day time, burn at night.

Related

      Cina; Kali-s; Kreosotum

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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