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Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM

      Synonym. Natrum phosphate. Sodium phosphate. Common name. Phosphate of sodium. Preparation. Triturations.


Acts especially upon digestive tract, and has been used chiefly at Schuessler’s suggestion, which clinical experience has verified, for ailments resulting from excessive acidity. Conditions due to an excess of lactic acid resulting from too much sugar in the diet. It is therefore often indicated in infants and children who are over-fed with milk and sugar. Acid dyspepsia. Diarrhoea from acidity. Worms. Ophthalmia, with yellow, creamy discharge. Naso-pharyngeal catarrh, with thick, yellow mucus. Diabetes.


Mind. Anxious and apprehensive.

Eyes. Discharge of golden-yellow, creamy matter from the eyes. Dilatation of one pupils.

Ears. One ear red, hot, frequently itchy, accompanied by gastric derangements and acidity.

Nose. Offensive odor. Itching of nose.

Face. Paleness, or bluish, florid appearance of face.

Mouth. Thin, moist coating on the tongue. Yellow creamy coating at the back part of the roof of the mouth. Dysphagia. Thick, creamy membrane over tonsils and soft palate.

Stomach. Sour eructations, sour vomiting. Spits mouthfuls of food.

Stool. Greenish diarrhoea; acrid; sour; worms; itching at the anus.

Male Organs. Emissions without dreams, with weakness in back and trembling in limbs. Desire without erection. Gonorrhoea.

Female Organs. Menses too early; pale, thin, watery. Sterility, with acid secretions from the vagina. Leucorrhoea; discharge creamy or honey-colored, or acid and watery. Sour-smelling discharges from uterus. Morning sickness, with sour vomiting.

Back. Weariness; aching in wrists and finger joints. Hamstrings sore. Synovial crepitation. Rheumatic arthritis.

Skin. Itching in various parts, especially of ankles. Hives. Smooth, red, shining.

Compare. Benz. ac., Calcar. c., Lycopodium, Nux v., Rheum., Sulphur

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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