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The Soul of Remedies: Antimonium Crudum


Dr. Rajan Sankaran shares his remedy portrait of Antimonium crudum

Antimony is a metal which lies in the periodic table, between Arsenic and Bismuth. The remedies of the group Phosphorus, Arsenicum, Antimonium and Bismuthum shut out or exclude others and isolate themselves.

Phosphorus feels that he is not getting enough attention and feels secure only when amongst a lot of friends, receiving a lot of attention and love. Arsenicum views the world as threatening and feels isolated and insecure; he feels secure in the company of only a few. Antimonium feels that he has been disappointed and needs to isolate himself; he feels secure in the company of still fewer people. Bismuth feels very alone and will be secure in the company of only one person, i.e. the mother.

Antimonium crudum is the sulphide of antimony. In it, we see the Antimonium feeling of being let down and disappointed by others, and therefore the need to narrow one’s circle, to isolate oneself. Also present are the Sulphur symptoms of theorizing and fantasizing. These combine to make Antimonium crudum a person who has narrowed himself down, and who starts fantasizing.

The patient finds the world around him so disappointing that he simply shuts it out, and conjures up an illusionary, ideal world that he starts living in. He longs for that which he misses or has been disappointed by: he becomes nostalgic and longs for the past, for his native land, for the ideal woman – the woman of his dreams. He becomes poetic and sentimental. Poetry often expresses his inner wishes. He is lost in this idealization. It differs from Cannabis indica or other drug remedies, because he does not create a fantasy, but only longs for and creates his ideal and becomes very sentimental. Whereas Cannabis indica fantasizes, Antimonium crudum idealizes. Antimonium crudum’s idea is a perfection of the real, perhaps practically impossible, but fundamentally reality based. The fantasies of the “drug group” of remedies, on the other hand, are fundamentally not of this world to begin with. For example he may be disappointed in love and then projects all his idealizations onto another woman, and she becomes his dream girl. He does not want to face the reality of things because reality is so disappointing that he could become suicidal. He becomes dull, does not want to be touched or approached, does not want to be looked at or spoken to, does not like any attention. He is fond of solitude, and especially likes to be by himself in the moonlight.

The physical symptoms are the desire to overeat, and the aggravation from the same. It also has ailments from vaccination.


o Ailments from love, disappointed.

o Sentimental in the moonlight.

o Verses makes.

o Fancies, exaltation, of.

o Looked at, cannot bear to be.

o Anger when touched.

o Suicidal disposition.

o Dreams, native country.

o Dreams, seeing again an old schoolmate.

o Desires, woman, ideal.

Phatak’s Materia Medica:

So busy with oneself, one forgets to urinate or defecate, and eats only when asked. Nervous, hysterical women and girls who are overcome by mellow light from stained glass windows.

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To read about the philosophical approach to developing these remedy pictures, see Dr. Sankaran’s introduction to Soul of Remedies:   https://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/soul-of-remedies/

About the author

Rajan Sankaran

Rajan Sankaran, MD (Hom), is reputed to be a clear and original thinker and is best known for his path breaking concepts in Homoeopathy. His understanding of ‘disease as a delusion’ followed by his discovery of newer miasms, classification of diseased states into kingdoms and the seven levels of experience, brought in much more clarity into understanding diseased states. The Sensation method has now evolved into a more comprehensive and synergistic approach, which strongly advocates to encompass and integrate the old, classical and traditional approaches with the latest advances.

Dr. Sankaran heads ‘the other song—International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy’, in Mumbai. This academy primarily focuses on imparting advanced clinical training to students and practitioners, integrated with a homoeopathic healing centre. Also he has his own personal clinic at Juhu area of Mumbai, India. He is also the President of Synergy Homeopathic, which is dedicated to the development of reliable, comprehensive homeopathic software and teaching tools. www.theothersong.com www.sankaransclinic.com www.synergyhomeopathic.com


  • I am convinced Dr Sankaran has deep philosphical knowledge of individual human beings. He can describes these characters with great imagination.

  • Narration is good. If i make one more narration like this, then whom to believe.
    Is there any parameter to justify this is only right and other narration is wrong????

  • Sankaran sir u r Great !!!! Legend of homepathy , i have too much curiosity about ur new article . kingdom sensation are very great work .

  • Thomas Duncan lists ANT CRUDUM as hydrogenoid Alkaline diathesis worse by cold water bath better by hot water bath prone to accumulation adipose tissue gastritis also mentions that Hering considers it in his acidic group,Alkaline group nervous system irritated sort of sub acute inflammation making one of peevish nature touch me not attitude,bad digestion reflected as tongue as white washed told by Lippe skin esp forehead eruptions,tender callosities soles make walk uncomfortable.main issue clarified by Duncan is that we take soda to neutralise acidity but body reacts back by chronic acidity here Borland made practical use by NAT Carb in potency for such a situation.as lay homeopath alkaline constitution anaemic fleshy and lax muscular system unfit for active jobs.homeopathy requires fundamentals to be very clear at times we may see fith pass some baba may be curing hydrogenoid constitution by hot bath and giving some jadi buti nux bhasma etc which increase body heat.Ant crudum symptom that worse by summer puzzles many is related to headache being irritated nervous system some call it sentimental eats like a pig or totally stops eating.Marcus Julian Teixeira to lay homeopath tells take any allopathic remedy read its side effects these are the readymade symptoms for homeo remedy in potency.Vanadium side effect is liver fatty degeneration artery sclerosis to handle such chronic disease use Vanadium in potency best antioxidant,ayurveda now recommend grape seed juice as antioxidant.

  • As a lay person who had to develop intuitive skills in homeopathic self treatment, I am always interested in reading clear-minded description of remedies. After many years of reflecting on different ones, it still amazes me how even among homeopaths one finds narrow minds, those who by way of overthinking interpret human in a quasi-behaviour/disposition in quasi-Freudian vicious circles – and then a few who simply and yet deeply look at existential givens among humans. Yet it remains true that different people can be healed with different approaches (at different times)

  • Homeopathy holy medicine science has message for general public when seek help of alternate pathy,ANTCRUD message for mother if your born child is of irritable impatient nature on minor criticism makes blood rush head eye redden digestion poor,go for litmus test take swap of oozing anus mucus if stains linen yellow go for homeopathy.highly educated mothers if want go deep read borland and Frans Kusse,ant crud starves love and affection extra eating going fat is reaction only.pure classical description of ant crud by Rajan Hempel non professionals cannot understand but simple hints photophobia whoop cough in summer radiant heat and cold bath trigger headache in a warm head of sentimental child another message let them join music academy music .old age hard fast pulse morning diarrhea ant crud helps.1450 alchemists had better understanding than present chemists,thats why atleast in INDIA SURMA is used by mothers for baby helps BURI NAZAR affects.

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