Mercurius Sulphocyanatus

Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Mercurius Sulphocyanatus 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 Mercurius Sulphocyanatus is used

      Sulphocyanide of Mercury. (Pharaoh’s Serpents.) Hg (SCN)2.


Diphtheria. Oesophagus, stricture of.


The well-known scientific toy called “Pharaoh’s serpents” is composed of the sulphocyanide of mercury. A boy ate one “serpent,” and a man took one in water. The symptoms were observed on these two.



Excessive anxiety.


Vertigo on attempting to rise.


Pallor, great weakness, cold skin, and frequent shivering.


Constant salivation. Disgusting metallic taste.


Extreme redness of throat, with white membrane on tonsils. Most violent burning in fauces. Heat and constriction in oesophagus,

with difficulty in swallowing and burning in epigastric region and nausea.


Vomiting. Epigastrium painful to pressure.


Bloody stools.

Respiratory Organs

Voice rough and hoarse. Tenacious expectoration.


Pulse intermitting every three beats.

Upper Limbs

Pain in shoulder-joint.


General prostration for some days.

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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