BenzinumBenzinum (Coal Naphtha), Benzol, C6, H6, Benzolum
Below are the strongest indications of Benzinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The most striking fact in the proving of Benzinum seems to be the influence it had on the circulatory system. It caused a slowing of the pulse stream which in the guinea-pigs brought about the formation of infarcts. In the human provers it resulted in a Decrease of the red and increase of white cells ( r. f. Rabe, M.D.)
It ought to be of use in Leucaemia. Eye symptoms striking. Hallucinations - Epileptiform attacks, coma, and anesthesia.
Worse at night. Worse right side.
Compare: Benzin. - Petroleum Ether - not as pure a compound as Benzene (Benzinum). It is the same, but with a mixture of hydrocarbons. It seems to exercise a special influence on the nervous system and on the blood. Oxyhaemoglobinaemia. Physical weakness, cramps, exaggeration of knee jerks, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, Heaviness and coldness of limbs. Tremor of eyelids and tongue. Benzin. dinitricum - D.n.b. - (The most obvious results of poisoning by skin absorption are changes in the red blood corpuscles and liver degeneration in amblyopia, color-blindness, retinitis. Field of vision contracted. Black urine). Benzin. Nitricum. Mir bane ( Dark, black blood, coagulates with difficulty; venous hyperaemia of the brain and general venous engorgement. Burning taste in mouth. Blue lips, tongue, skin, nails and conjunctive. Cold skin, pulse small, weak, breathing slow and irregular, unconsciousness, symptoms of apoplectic coma. Rolling of eyeballs in their vertical axis; pupils dilated. Nystagmus. Respiration very slow, difficult, sighing.) Trinitrotoluene (T.n.t.), Trotyl - is a high explosive, obtained by nitrating toluene - a product of coal tar distillation.
When the skin or hair is exposed to T.N.T. by contact a characteristic yellow or tawny-orange stain is produced, which lasts for some weeks. Indicated in graver forms of anemia (pernicious) and jaundice. Produces fatal toxic jaundice.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.