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Picricum Acidum
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Picricum Acidum

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


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HPUS label indication: Weakness

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

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.
Relationships
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).
Dose
Sixth potency.

    MIND (click for more)

Cerebral softening
Cerebral softening
Dementia with prostration, sits still and listens.
Dementia with prostration, sits still and listless.

Lack of will-power; disinclined to work
Lack of will-power; disinclined to work

Desires, wants; sex, lustful

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; weakness of mind

Mental exertion

    HEAD (click for more)

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

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

Boils within ears and back of neck

Boils WITHIN ears and back of neck

Brain fag.

Brain fag.

Head pains; Relieved by bandaging tightly
Head pains; relieved by bandaging tightly

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; from exertion; mental exertion
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; during mental exertion
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); from mental exertion
Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in nape of neck

Occipital pain; worse, slightest mental exertion

occipital pain; worse, slightest mental exertion

Vertigo and noises in ear

Vertigo and noises in ear

    EYE (click for more)

Chronic catarrhal conjunctivitis with copious, thick yellow discharge.

Chronic catarrhal conjunctivitis with copious, thick yellow discharge.

    EAR (click for more)

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

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

SCANTY; complete anuria

Urinary Organs.

Flatulence; after stool

Stomach; appetite; reduced

Aversion to food.

Aversion to food.

Dribbling micturition

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

Nightly urging.

Stomach; Bitter taste
Stomach; Bitter taste

Urine contains much indican, granular cylinders and fatty degenerated epithelium

    STOOL (click for more)

Thin, liquid
Thin, liquid; normal consistency
Thin, liquid; yellow

Watery

Yellow
Yellow; normal consistency

    URINE (click for more)

Dribbling micturition

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

Nightly urging.

Scanty; complete anuria

Urine contains much indican, granular cylinders and fatty degenerated epithelium

Sediment

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Pain in left ovary and leucorrhoea before menstruation
Female; Pain in left ovary and leucorrhœa before menstruation

Priapism; satyriasis

Male; erections; excessive; during erotic thoughts
Male; erections; night
Male; erections; strong
Male; erections; troublesome
Male; erections; violent
Male; sexual passion; increased
Male; sexual passion; violent

Hard erections, with pain in testicles and up cord

Hard erections, with pain in testicles and up cord

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

Priapism; satyriasis

Prostatic hypertrophy, especially in cases not too far advanced.

Prostatic hypertrophy, especially in cases not too far advanced.

Pruritus vulvae.

Pruritus vulvae.

    BACK (click for more)

Heat; dorsal (shoulder level)

Heaviness, weight; lumbar (lower half of back)

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

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

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

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

Feet cold

Great weakness

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

Acute ascending paralysis.

Acute descending paralysis.

Burning along spine

Burning along spine

Cannot get warm

Cannot get warm

Heaviness; foot
Heaviness; lower limbs
Heaviness; lower limbs; after exertion
Heaviness; while walking

Movements and positions; convulsion; on attempting to use part

Pain; aching; lower limbs; back part
Pain; burning; lower limbs; back part

Weakness; lower limbs
Weakness; tottering

Feet cold

Great weakness

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

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

    SLEEP (click for more)

Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight

Waking; early

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; lying down

Physical exertion

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weariness (see weakness)
Weariness (see weakness); mental exertion
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Sources
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.