Benzinum Dinitricum

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Benzinum Dinitricum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Benzinum Dinitricum is used

      Di-Nitrobenzol. C6 H4 (NO2) 2, A crystalline substance obtained from the further action of Nitric Acid on Nitrobenzol at higher temperatures. Solution in alcohol.

Clinical

Amblyopia. Anemia. Colour-blindness. Impotence. Peripheral neuritis. Retinitis. (Spastic paralysis), Urine, black.

Characteristics

*Benz-d-n. is used in the manufacture of the higher explosives.

The effects on work people have been recorded by Simeon Snell in the *British Medical Journal of March 3, 1894. The symptoms observed strongly resemble those of *Benz-n., viz.: Headache, giddiness, staggering, numbness and paralytic sensations. But the following:Anaemia, with a murmur in the pulmonary artery. Impotence observed in men (in women there was no alteration in menstrual functions), distaste for tobacco_are not mentioned under *Benz-nit., but were marked in those under the influence of *Benz-d-n.: The knee-jerks were, if anything, somewhat exaggerated. dyspnoea was marked in all, accounting partly for the inability to smoke. In the eyes the symptoms were very marked, and were very carefully observed. Ordinary vision was greatly impaired, the field of vision contracted, and partial colour- blindness, “a small central scotoma for red and green.” The retinal veins were found much engorged, probably part of the general venous engorgement and cyanosis. The blood is altered and turned black, and the urine is black without containing blood.

Relations.

*Compare: Benz., Benz-n., Hydr-ac., Arsenicum Antidoted by: Strychnine.

Mind

Raving and unconscious from 5 p.m to 10 p-m., the doctor gave him up but he recovered. Delirious, complaining of great pain in head.

Head

Giddiness, compelling to sit down. Reels like one drunk, even fell off a stool when sitting, stumbled getting into a trap. Could not walk many yards without falling. Occipital headache, unable to work on account of headache. Frontal headache with delirium. Colour of hair altered from golden to a sort of red.

Eyes

Blindness. Colour-blindness, “central scotoma for red and green.” Disc pale, greyish, edges defined, retinal vessels full, especially the veins. Retinal hyperesthesia. Veins much larger than the arteries. Conjunctive jaundiced.

Face

Face pale, lips blue. Face bluish, asphyxiated look.

Stomach

Occasional nausea and vomiting. Intolerance of alcohol, “it made him fell so bad.”.

Urinary Organs

Urine dark, like ink, sp. gr. 1, 029.

Male Sexual Organs.

Sexual desire lost, power diminished (restored when taking liquid strychnine after leaving off the work).

Respiratory Organs

Breath very short, rendering smoking very difficult. Short breath with giddiness. Asphyxia.

Heart

Engorgement of venous system. Bruit in pulmonary artery. Pulse very frequent (115), small, and compressible. Anaemia. Blood black.

Limbs.

Want of sensation in arms and legs, prickly feeling. Legs numbs to knees and arms to elbows. Stiffness about hands and feet, but especially the fingers. Hands and feet cold, feet numb and also sore.Fingertips feel cold to the touch, though she herself is not aware of it.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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