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Picricum Acidum

Picric Acid, Trinitrophenol, Ammonium Picrate, Ammon. Pic, Acidum picrinicum, Picrinicum adicum, Acidum Picricum

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HPUS indication: Weakness

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

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Causes degeneration of the spinal cord, with paralysis. Brainfag and sexual excitement. Acts upon the generative organs probably through the lumbar centers of the spinal cord; prostration, weakness and pain of back, pins and needle sensation in extremities. Neurasthenia (Oxal ac). Muscular debility. Heavy tired feeling. Myelitis with spasms and prostration. Writer’s palsy. Progressive, pernicious anaemia. Uraemia with complete anuria. A one percent solution applied on lint, is the best application for burns until granulations begin to form. Sallow complexion.


Sixth potency.

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Compare: Oxal ac; Gels; Phos; Sil; Arg nit. Compare: Zinc pic (facial palsy and paralysis agitans); Ferr Pic (buzzing in ears, deafness; chronic gout; epistaxis; prostatic troubles); Calc pic (boils in and around ears).

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Lack of will-power; disinclined to work

Cerebral softening

Dementia with prostration, sits still and listens.

Dementia with prostration, sits still and listless.

Desires, wants; sex, lustful

Mental exertion

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

impaired thinking; imbecility

impaired thinking; weakness of mind

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Head pains; Relieved by bandaging tightly

occipital pain; worse, slightest mental exertion

Vertigo and noises in ear

Boils WITHIN ears and back of neck

After prolonged mental strain, with anxiety and dread of failure at examination

Brain fag.

Head pains; relieved by bandaging tightly

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Pain, headache; from exertion; mental exertion

with other pains; pain in nape of neck

in forehead; above eyes; during mental exertion

back of head (occiput)

pressing (see bursting, pulling); from mental exertion

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Chronic catarrhal conjunctivitis with copious, thick yellow discharge.

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Skin; out-breaks on skin; in ear canal; boils

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Heat; dorsal (shoulder level)

Heaviness, weight; lumbar (lower half of back)

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back)

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Stomach; Bitter taste

Aversion to food.

Urinary Organs.

SCANTY; complete anuria

Dribbling micturition

Urine contains much indican, granular cylinders and fatty degenerated epithelium

Inflammation of kidneys with profound weakness, dark, bloody, scanty urine

Nightly urging.

Flatulence; after stool

Stomach; appetite; reduced

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Thin, liquid

normal consistency




normal consistency

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Scanty; complete anuria

Dribbling micturition

Urine contains much indican, granular cylinders and fatty degenerated epithelium

Inflammation of kidneys with profound weakness, dark, bloody, scanty urine

Nightly urging.


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Male; Emissions profuse, followed by great exhaustion, without sensual dreams

Priapism; satyriasis

Hard erections, with pain in testicles and up cord

Prostatic hypertrophy, especially in cases not too far advanced.

Female; Pain in left ovary and leucorrhoea before menstruation

Pruritus vulvae.

Female; Pain in left ovary and leucorrhœa before menstruation

Male; erections; troublesome

erections; night

erections; excessive; during erotic thoughts

erections; strong

erections; violent

sexual passion; increased

sexual passion; violent

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Extremities, limbs

Burning along spine

Great weakness

tired, heavy feeling all over body, especially limbs; worse, exertion

Feet cold

Cannot get warm

Acute ascending paralysis.

Acute descending paralysis.

Worse, least exertion, especially mental, after sleep, wet weather

A summer or hot weather remedy; patient is worse then.

Better, from cold air, cold water, tight pressure.

Heaviness; while walking

lower limbs

after exertion


Movements and positions; convulsion; on attempting to use part

Pain; aching; lower limbs; back part

burning; lower limbs; back part

Weakness; tottering

lower limbs

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Sleep and dreams

Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight

Waking; early

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Physical exertion

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; lying down

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

from diarrhoea

from slight exertion

nervous weakness

after stool


Weariness (see weakness)

mental exertion

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