Chininum Muriaticum

Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

Chininum Muriaticum 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 Chininum Muriaticum is used

      Muriate of Quinine. (C20 H24 N2 O2 HCl 2H2O.) Trituration or solution.

Clinical

Alcoholism. Eye: neuralgia of. Gastritis. Headache. Intermittents. Iritis. Keratitis. Neuralgia. Pannus. Sclerotitis. Tobacco, effects of. Trachoma.

Characteristics

*Chi. *mur. resembles *Chi. *ars. very closely. An excellent proving by old-school authorities was published in *Virchow’s Archiv., and is translated in *C.D.P. It has been used in eye affections, especially when accompanied by severe neuralgic intermitting pains in and around eyes, with chills, lachrymation, photophobia, ulceration of cornea of malarial origin. Intermittent fever following bronchopneumonia, shaking chill 5 accompanied by fatiguing cough, rattling in bronchi without expectoration. In one prover it caused an exaggerated sensitiveness to alcohol and tobacco. Two glasses of beer make him tipsy. Prostration and weakness are marked in all provers and accompany the headaches and other symptoms. There is a feeling of enlargement_in eyeballs, in tongue, head symptoms are better after a walk.

Relations.

*Compare: Chin-s., Chin-a., Natrum mur. (headaches). *Antidoted by: Ferr-oxi.

SYMPTOMS.

Mind

Exhausted, apathetic, listless. Anxiety and excitement, with increased heart-beat. Depressed. Restlessness increased to anxiety, startled by every step on the stair or knock on the door. Disinclination to work. Irritable, depressed. Weakness and stupidity.

Head

Confused head, pressure, vertigo: worse on looking at bright objects. Great thirst, noise in ears, vertigo on rising. Headache recurs every morning, especially severe over left supraorbital border. Slight left-sided headache every morning lasting till noon. Headache reappeared at same hour, with flashing before eyes. Feeling of weight about head, extreme drowsiness. Violent raking pains in head, only slightly better by a walk. Orbital pain recurred regularly 3 upto 5 p-m. Numbness and fatigue in head. Headache better by beer.

Eyes

Conjunctiva injected, lids adherent, feeling as if eyeball too big for orbit, as if sand in eye. Fatigued by reading. Eyes feel as if not open enough, as if something pinched upper lids down preventing distinct vision, flickering before eyes. Intense pain in and around eyes, periodic, accompanied by chills. Lachrymation, photophobia, violent paroxysms of pain daily 5 p-m. Ulceration of cornea from malaria, or anaemia. Trachoma, with and without pannus. Eyelids heavy. Weight in eyes.

Ears

Noise in ears with dulness of hearing. Roaring in ears with itching of skin of back. After dinner, sensation in ears as if stopped with cotton wool. Shooting pains in right meatus.

Nose

Epistaxis.

Face

Congestion of blood to head, face red and bloated, as from alcohol. Neuralgia of fifth pair of nerves, agonizing 3 to 6 a. m., the pains began in teeth, spread over head and ended in nape, increased rapidly in intensity, and were only better by acupuncture and cold water.

Mouth

Rheumatic toothache in sound teeth, worse by cold, or cold food. Pain in teeth recurs, worse by closing jaws. Tongue thickly furred, appetite bad, all food disrelished. Tongue furred and pale, too large for mouth. Great fetor from mouth. Gums sensitive, bleed from least touch.

Stomach

Voracious appetite, completely satisfied by a little piece of bread. Extremely sensitive to alcohol and tobacco. Easily made drunk. Inability to smoke (in a great smoker). Half a cigar made him feel extremely ill, cold perspiration broke out, inclination to vomit. Fulness in epigastrium, colicky pains in abdomen, flatulence. Appetite very bad, inclination to vomit. Inclination to vomit, better after dinner. Thirst, satisfied with a very little drink.

Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea three times a day (probably caused by too new beer). After dinner liquid stool. Bowels irregular, every other day opened two or three times. Flatulence, constipation. At noon, very hard stool, transient cutting in bowels.

Urinary Organs

Frequent urging, but urine not very copious, turbid, deposits sediment. Constant urging, quantity markedly increased. No desire to urinate, but forced himself to do so, and passed a litre of dark urine of intensely sour smell.

Male Sexual Organs.

Inclination to erections, mucous secretion in urethra. Strong erections.

Respiratory Organs

Fatiguing cough with rattling in bronchi until exhaustion.

Heart

During dinner transient palpitation. Severe palpitation after dinner. Pressure, anxiety, and palpitation in afternoon.

Generalities

Intolerable restlessness, driving him out of the house. Extensive prostration. Symptoms recurred at regular periods, returned long after drug was discontinued.

Skin

Itching of skin of chest and back.

Sleep

Sleep disturbed by confused dreams. Anxious dreams, woke in fright. Dreams of worms, lice, vermin. Strange, confused dream, then great fear. Sleep disturbed by pain in head and teeth.

Fever

Disagreeable chilliness all over body. About 8 a m., profuse perspiration of disagreeable sour smell broke out and lasted till 11 a m.

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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