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Argentum Nitricum

Nitrate Of Silver, Arg. Nit, Argent. Nit, Argentum Nit, Argent Nit

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Below are the strongest indications of Argentum Nitricum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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In this drug the neurotic effects are very marked, many brain and spinal symptoms presenting themselves which give certain indications for its homeopathic employment. Symptoms of incoordination, loss of control and want of balance everywhere, mentally and physically; Trembling in affected parts. Is an irritant of mucous membranes, producing violent inflammation of the throat, and a marked gastro-enteritis. Very characteristic is the great Desire for sweets, the splinter-like pains, and free muco-purulent discharge in the inflamed and ulcerated mucous membranes. Sensation as if a part were expanding and other errors of perception are characteristic. Withered up and dried constitutions present a favorable field for its action, especially when associated with unusual or long continued mental exertion. Head symptoms often determine the choice of this remedy. Pains increase and decrease gradually. Flatulent state and prematurely aged look. Explosive belching, especially in neurotics. Upper abdominal affections brought on by undue mental exertion. Paraplegia Myelitis and disseminated sclerosis of brain and cord. Intolerance of heat. Sensation of a sudden pinch (Dudgeon). Destroys red blood corpuscles, producing anemia.

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WORSE, warmth in any form; at night; from cold food; SWEETS; after eating; at menstrual period; from emotions, Left side.


BETTER, from eructation; fresh air; COLD; pressure.

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Antidote: Nat-mur.
Compare: Ars.; Merc.; Phos.; Pulsat.; Argent. Cyanatum (angina pectoris; asthma, spasm of oesophagus); Argent- Jodat ( Throat disorders, hoarseness, gland affected.) Protargol (gonorrhoea after acute stage 2 percent. solution; syphilitic mucous patches, chancres and chancroids, 10 percent solution applied twice a day; ophthalmia neonatorum, 2 drops of 10 percent. solution).; Argent. Phosph ( An excellent diuretic in dropsy.); Argent. Oxyd. Chlorosis with menorrhagia and diarrhoea.).

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Thinks his understanding will and must fail

Fearful and nervous; impulse to jump out of window

Faintish and tremulous

Melancholic, apprehensive of serious disease

Time passes slowly ( Cann

ind.) Memory weak

Errors of perception

Impulsive; wants to do things in a hurry ( Lilium) Peculiar mental impulses

Fears and anxieties and hidden irrational motives for actions.

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; is despised

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; deserted, forsaken

Desires, wants; company


Mental exertion

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impulsive

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; when in society

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive

Hurry; for the appointed time to arrive

Hurry; while walking

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; children

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; anticipating an engagement

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; while walking; and so walks faster

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of being alone (see company)

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; when ready to go to church or opera

Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily

Memory; weakness of memory

Restlessness, nervousness

Restlessness, nervousness; before convulsions

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)

Talking, conversation; obstinate

Talking, conversation; obstinate; far-fetched objection against whatever was proposed

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Headache with coldness and trembling

Emotional disturbances cause appearance of hemi-cranial attacks

Sense of Expansion

Brain-fag, with general debility and trembling

Headache from mental exertion, from dancing

Vertigo, with buzzing in ears and with nervous affections

Aching in frontal eminence, with Enlarged feeling in corresponding eye

Boring pain; Better on tight bandaging and pressure

Itching of scalp

Hemicrania; bones of head feel as if separated.

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation; during pregnancy

Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous

Pain, headache; pressure; constricting head

Pain, headache; sides; one side

Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead; above eyebrows; left

Skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin

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Inner canthi Swollen and red

Spots before the vision

Blurred vision

Photophobia in warm room

Purulent ophthalmia

Great swelling of conjunctiva; Discharge abundant and purulent

Chronic ulceration of margin of lids; sore, thick, swollen

Unable to keep eyes fixed steadily

Eye-strain from sewing; worse in warm room

Aching, tired feeling in eyes, better closing or pressing upon them

Useful in restoring power to the weakened ciliary muscles

Paretic condition of ciliary muscle

Acute granular conjunctivitis

Cornea opaque

Ulcer in cornea.

Lids; lids turned outward

Lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Lids; thickening of lids

Lids; eyes closed; in melancholy

Lids; stuck together

Lids; stuck together; morning

Conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling

Discoloration; redness

Discoloration; redness; open air

Discoloration; redness; while reading

Discoloration; redness; while sewing

Discoloration; redness; corner

Discoloration; redness; lids

Discharges of mucus or pus; from out-breaks on skin

Inflammation; cold

Inflammation; from being over fire. cold air and cold applications relieve

Inflammation; infants

Inflammation; wounds; corner

Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); granular

Inflammation; wounds; lids

Pain; open air

Pain; warm room

Intolerance of light (photophobia)

Intolerance of light (photophobia); after straining the eyes

Intolerance of light (photophobia); warm room

Pupils; dilated

Pupils; dilated; before epilepsy

Swellings; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncles)

Swellings; lids


Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; grey; snake-like shapes

Exertion of vision

Long-sighted (near objects blurred)


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Noises in ear; buzzing

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Loss of smell


Ulcers in septum

Coryza, will chilliness, lachrymation, and headache.

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Sunken, old, pale, and bluish

Old man’s look; tight drawing of skin over bones.

Expression; old looking

Lips; discoloration; bluish

Skin; discoloration; dirty looking

Skin; discoloration; lead-coloured

Skin; discoloration; sallow

Skin; discoloration; yellow

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Gums tender and bleed easily

Tongue has prominent papillae; tip is red and painful

Pain in sound teeth

Taste coppery, like ink

Canker sores.

Discoloration; tongue; red; tip

Pain; tongue; tip

Taste; sour

Tongue; taste buds; erect

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Brown, tense, and hard

Drawing in skin, as from a spider-web, or dried albuminous substance, withered and dried up

Irregular blotches.

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Much Thick mucus in throat and mouth causes hawking

Raw, rough and sore

Sensation of a splinter in throat on swallowing

Dark redness of throat catarrh of smokers, with tickling as of hair in throat

Strangulated feeling.

Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing

Choking, constricting; when clearing the throat (see retching)

Discoloration; redness

Discoloration; redness; dark red

Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Hawks often


Inflammation; larynx

Inflammation; larynx; in singers

Irritation; larynx


Mucus; clinging

Mucus; thick

Mucus; larynx


Pain; rawness

Pain; rawness; larynx

Pain; sore

Pain; as from a splinter

Voice; hoarseness

Voice; hoarseness; from talking

Voice; lost

Voice; lost; singers

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Heart; angina pectoris

Heart; palpitations

Heart; palpitations; night

Heart; palpitations; after excitement

Heart; palpitations; from exertion

Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense

Pain; feels like a splinter

Pain; heart

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Thick; and sticky

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High notes cause cough

Chronic hoarseness

Suffocative cough, as if from a hair in throat


Chest feels as if a bar were around it

Palpitation, pulse irregular and intermittent; worse lying on Right side; (Alumen.) Painful spots in chest

Angina pectoris, nightly worse

Many people in a room seem to take away his breath.

Asthma attack


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Much pain

Spine sensitive with nocturnal pains, (Oxal

acid.) Paraplegia; posterior spinal sclerosis.

Heaviness, weight; sacrum (base of spine); like a weight

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Stomach; Belching accompanies most gastric ailments

Nausea, retching, vomiting of glairy mucus

Flatulence; Painful swelling of pit

Painful spot over stomach that radiates to all parts of the abdomen

Gnawing ulcerating pain; burning and constriction

Ineffectual effort at eructation

Great craving for sweats

Gastritis of drunkards

Ulcerative pain in left side under ribs

Trembling and throbbing in stomach

Enormous distention

Ulceration of stomach, With radiating pain

Desire for cheese and salt.

Colic, With much flatulent distention

Stitchy ulcerative pain on left side of stomach, below short ribs.

Sensitive to clothing


Bloated; trapped wind



Flatulence; after eating

Flatulence; obstructed

Pain; night; midnight

Pain; before stool

Pain; pressing; before stool

Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs; during diarrhoea

Sense of weakness

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)

Bladder; urination; painful or difficult urination

Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)

Bladder; urination; frequent

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

Bladder; urination; unconscious; no feeling in urethra (urinary part of genitals)

Stomach; desires, cravings; salt things

Stomach; desires, cravings; sweets

Stomach; desires, cravings; sweets; sugar

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure)

Stomach; disordered

Stomach; burping, belching

Stomach; burping, belching; difficult

Stomach; burping, belching; after eating

Stomach; burping, belching; empty

Stomach; burping, belching; large quantities of wind

Stomach; burping, belching; loud

Stomach; nausea

Stomach; pain

Stomach; pain; after eating

Stomach; pain; on breathing in deeply

Stomach; retching; during diarrhoea

Stomach; retching; when hawking mucus from throat at back of mouth

Stomach; thirst

Stomach; thirst; extreme

Stomach; vomiting

Stomach; vomiting; during diarrhoea

Stomach; vomiting; mucus

Stomach; vomiting; mucus; during diarrhoea

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Diarrhoea; night

Diarrhoea; from emotions; excitement

Diarrhoea; from emotions; excitement; as before theatre

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; sugar


Flatulence; loud

Flatulence; loud; after sugar

Flatulence; after sugar

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Watery, noisy, flatulent; Green, like chopped spinach, with shreddy mucus and enormous distention of abdomen; very offensive

Diarrhoea immediately after eating or drinking

Fluids go right through him; after sweets

After any emotion with flatulence

Itching of anus.



Green; like spinach in flatulence

Mucous, slimy

Mucous, slimy; green

Odour; offensive


Watery; night

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Urine passes unconsciously, day and night

Urethra inflamed, with pain, burning, itching; pain as from a splinter

Urine scanty and dark

Emission of a few drops after having finished

Divided stream

Early stage of gonorrhoea; profuse discharge and terrible cutting pains; bloody urine.



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Male; Impotence

Erection falls when coition is attempted

Desire waning

Genitals shrivel

Coition painful.

Female; Gastralgia at beginning of menses

Intense spasm of chest muscles

Orgasms at night

Nervous erethism at change of life

Leucorrhoea profuse, with erosion of cervix

Bleeding easily

Uterine hemorrhage, two weeks after menses; painful affections of left ovary.

Male; erections; painful (see urethra)

Male; pain

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); after sexual intercourse

Female; pain; vagina; during sexual intercourse

Female; prolapse; womb

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); painful during erection

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; strong and sharp (acrid)

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); inflammation

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); numbness; sensation absent, when urinating

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination

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Extremities, limbs

Cannot walk with eyes closed

Trembling, with general debility

Paralysis, with mental and abdominal symptoms

Rigidity of Calves

Debility in calves especially

Walks and stands unsteadily, especially when unobserved

Numbness of arms

Post-diphtheritic paralysis (after Gel.).

Cramps; calf

Heaviness; upper limbs

Heaviness; forearm

Heaviness; lower limbs; afternoon

Movements and positions; trembling

Movements and positions; trembling; lower limbs

Numbness (see tingling)

Numbness (see tingling); foot

Paralysis; lower limbs


Weakness; lower limbs

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Sleep and dreams

Sleepless, from fancies before his imagination; horrible dreams of snakes, and of sexual gratification

Drowsy stupor.



Sleeplessness, insomnia

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Fever and chill

Chills with nausea

Chilly when uncovered, yet feels smothered if wrapped up.

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Night; before midnight

Open air

General physical anxiety

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Convulsions; without consciousness

Convulsions; epileptic

Eating and food; sweets

Inflammation; hair follicles

Pain; boring

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; sensation of splinters

In women; symptoms during period

Sensitive; intolerance of clothing

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

Trembling; externally

Trembling; periodical

Walking; in open air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); periodical

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); trembling

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