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Platinum Metallicum

The Metal Platinum, Platina, Platinum Metalicum, Platinum metallicum , platina, Plantinum metallicum

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HPUS label indication: Numbness

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

Is pre-eminently a woman’s remedy. Strong tendency to paralysis, anaesthesia, localized Numbness and coldness are shown. Hysterical spasms; pains increase and decrease gradually ( Stannum.) Tremulousness.
BETTER, walking.
WORSE, sitting and standing; evening.
Compare: Rhodium; Stann.; Valer.; Sep. Compare, also: Platinum Muriaticum (this remedy has achieved beneficial results after Iodine of Potash failed to cure in syphilitic affection; violent occipital headaches, dysphagia, and syphilitic throat and bone affections; caries of bones of feet); Platinum Metallicum. Mur. nat ( polyuria and salivation); Sedum Acre (sexual irritability, relieves irritation of nerve centers and gives rest).
Antidote: Puls. Platinum Metallicum antidotes the bad effects of lead.
Sixth trituration to thirtieth potency.

    MIND (click for more)

Arrogant, proud
Everything seems changed
Irresistible impulse to kill
Mental troubles, associated with suppressed menses

Behaviour; nymphomania
Behaviour; shrieking

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; devils; are present
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; devils; that all persons are devils

Desires, wants; sex, lustful

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; conceited
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; contemptuous (see scorn)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; contemptuous (see scorn); of everything
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; haughty
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability; during chill
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rudeness; insolent
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; open air
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); involuntary


Insanity; erotic

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)

Memory; forgetful
Memory; weakness of memory

Perception; incorrect judge of size; things appear smaller

Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger

Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn

Physical symptoms disappear as mental symptoms develop.

Self-exaltation; Contempt for others

Weary of everything

    HEAD (click for more)

Constriction about forehead and right temples

Cramp-like, squeezing pain

Numbness, with headache.

Pain, headache; indoors; in crowded room
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if in a vice
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; cramp-like
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; temples
Pain, headache; warm room

Sensation of numbness; forehead
Sensation of numbness; temples

Tense, pressing pain, confined to a small spot

    EYE (click for more)

Twitching of lids ( Agar.) Eyes feel cold

Objects look smaller than they are

Cramp-like pain in orbits.

    EAR (click for more)

Cramp-like twinges

Noises in ear; buzzing
Noises in ear; fluttering sounds
Noises in ear; ringing

Numbness; in mastoid

Pain; bursting sensation
Pain; jerking

Feels numb

Roaring and rumbling.

    NOSE (click for more)

Nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood

    FACE (click for more)

Coldness, creeping, and numbness, in whole right side of face

Coldness; cold chin; sensation of coldness
Coldness; lower jaw
Coldness; right

Numbness; cheek bone
Numbness; right
Numbness; right; during chill

Pain; boring

Skin; discoloration; changing colour
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
Skin; like insects crawling on skin (see skin)
Skin; like insects crawling on skin (see skin); lower jaw

Pain at root of nose, as if squeezed in a vise

Pains increase and decrease gradually ( Stann.)

Prosopalgia, with numb feeling in malar bones, as if the parts were between screws

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Painter’s colic

Pain; cutting; on appearance of period
Pain; dragging, bearing down; during period
Pain; lower part of abdomen
Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen
Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; as if period would come on

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; feels erotic

Stomach; appetite; easily satisfied
Stomach; burping, belching; loud
Stomach; burping, belching; loud; while fasting

Pain in umbilical region; extending through to back

Pressing and bearing down in abdomen, extending into pelvis.

Stomach; Fermentation, much flatulence; Constriction; ravenous hunger; persistent nausea, with anxiety and weakness.

    RECTUM (click for more)

Constipation; during period
Constipation; during pregnancy
Constipation; from inactive lifestyle

Pain; pressing (pressure); before stool

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); frequent

    STOOL (click for more)

Constipation of travelers, who are constantly changing food and water

Sticky stool

Adheres to rectum, like soft clay

Retarded; faeces scanty; evacuated with difficulty

Stool as if burnt.


    GENITALS (click for more)

Abnormal sexual appetite and melancholia.

Excessive sexual development; vaginismus

Female; Parts hypersensitive
Female; irritation; itching
Female; irritation; itching; feels erotic
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); black
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)
Female; pain; labour-like
Female; pain; sore, tenderness
Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); comes on suddenly
Female; period; clotted
Female; period; copious
Female; period; dark
Female; period; frequent
Female; period; protracted
Female; prolapse; womb
Female; sensitive
Female; sensitive; vagina
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased; in virgins
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased; with violent involuntary orgasms
Female; tingling; erotic
Female; vaginal discharge

Male; erections; night
Male; erections; troublesome
Male; erections; violent
Male; itching
Male; itching; erotic itch
Male; itching; penis
Male; masturbates frequently
Male; pain; sore; bruised
Male; sensitiveness
Male; sexual passion; increased
Male; sexual passion; violent
Male; sexual passion; violent; with trembling
Male; tingling; like insects crawling on skin

Menses too early, too profuse, Dark-clotted, with spasms and painful bearing-down, chilliness, and sensitiveness of parts


Ovaritis with sterility

Pruritus vulvae

Tingling internally and externally ( Kali-brom.; Orig.) Ovaries sensitive and burn


    BACK (click for more)

Numbness; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Numbness; coccyx (bottom tip of spine); while sitting

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Constriction; sensation as if bandaged
Constriction; thigh
Constriction; thigh; as from a tightly pulled bandage

Cramps; joints

Numbness (see tingling); fingers
Numbness (see tingling); leg
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs

Stiffness; during convulsion
Stiffness; knee
Stiffness; lower limbs

Feel paralyzed.

Numb and weary sensation

Tightness of thighs, as if too tightly wrapped

    SLEEP (click for more)

Yawning; spasmodic
Yawning; without sleepiness

Sleeps with legs far apart ( Chamom.)

    CHILL (click for more)

After urination

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); after urination
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); during urination

During urination

In the open air

Trembling and shivering

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

During sleep

    SKIN (click for more)

Discoloration; pale

Itching; crawling
Itching; smarting

Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin


    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Constriction; internally
Constriction; sensation of a band

Convulsions; after masturbation
Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity

Eating and food; symptoms while fasting


Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

Insensitive to pain (see irritability); inner parts
Insensitive to pain (see irritability); parts affected by disease or injury

Jerking; internally

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; lying down

Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

Pain; appear gradually; and disappear gradually
Pain; benumbing
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; internally
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; on pressure
Pain; sore, bruised; parts affected with cramp-like pain
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles

Prickling; externally

Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Tension; externally

Trembling; externally

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during stool

While sitting
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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.