Plumbum MetallicumLead, Plumbum, Plumb
HPUS label indication: Paleness
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.
Below are the strongest indications of Plumbum Metallicum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
The great drug for general sclerotic conditions. Lead paralysis is chiefly of extensors, forearm or upper limb, from center to periphery with partial anesthesia or excessive hyperesthesia, preceded by pain. Localized neuralgic pains, neuritis. The blood, alimentary and nervous systems are the special seats of action of Plumbum Metallicum. Haematosis is interfered with, rapid reduction in number of red corpuscles; hence pallor, icterus, anaemia. Constrictive sensation in internal organs.
Delirium, coma and convulsions. Hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Progressive muscular atrophy. Infantile paralysis. Locomotor ataxia. Excessive and rapid emaciation. Bulbar paralysis. Important in peripheral affections. The points of attack for Plumbum Metallicum are the neuraxons and the anterior horns. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis, posterior spinal sclerosis. Contractions and boring pain. All the symptoms of acute Nephritis with amaurosis and cerebral symptoms. GOUT ( Chronic).
BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)
WORSE, at night, motion.
Compare: Plumb. Acet ( painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the Liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the Liquor plumbi and glycerin). plumb. jodat ( Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arteriosclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes.) Compare: Alumina; Plat.; Opium; Podoph.; Merc.; Thal. Plectranthus (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb. chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen); PLUMB. Phosph ( loss of sexual power; Locomotor ataxia).
Antidotes: Plat.; Alum.; Petrol.
Third to thirtieth potency.
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fear of being assassinated
Hallucinations and delusions
Memory impaired ( Anac
.) Paretic dementia.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive
Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Memory; weakness of memory
Memory; weakness of memory; for words
Slow perception; loss of memory; amnesic aphasia
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Tinnitus ( chin.; nat-salic.; carbon
Delirium alternating with colic
Hair very dry
Pain as if a ball rose from throat to brain
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Glaucoma, especially if secondary to spinal lesion
Intraocular, suppurative inflammation
Optic nerve inflamed
Optic neuritis, central scotoma
Sudden loss of sight after fainting.
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Smell; lost sense of smell
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Yellow, corpse-like; cheeks sunken
Pale and cachetic
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; sallow
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin of face greasy, shiny
Tremor of nasolabial muscles.
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Tongue tremulous, red on margin
Cannot put it out, seems paralyzed.
Gums swollen, pale; Distinct blue lines along margins of gums
Discoloration; gums; blue line on margin
Discoloration; gums; pale
Discoloration; gums; purple
Discoloration; gums; purple; thin border nearest teeth
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Gums; painful tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Teeth; decay, hollow
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Excessive colic, Radiating to all parts of body
Obstructed flatus, with intense colic
Pain causes desire to stretch
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); colic
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Bladder; urination; dribbling (by drops)
Pain; extending to other parts; to all parts of body
Pain; navel; region of navel
Pain; radiating; to all parts of body
Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)
Paralysis of intestines
Stomach; pain; extending to other parts; groins
Stomach; pain; extending to other parts; limbs
abdominal wall feels drawn by a string to spine
Colic alternates with delirium and pain in atrophied limbs.
Intussusception; strangulated hernia
Solids cannot be swallowed.
Stomach; Contraction in oesophagus and stomach; pressure and tightness
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Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus
Obstructed evacuation from impaction of faeces ( Plat
.) Neuralgia of rectum
Anus drawn up with constriction.
Chronic interstitial nephritis, with great pain in abdomen
Albuminous; low specific gravity
Constipation; Stools hard, lumpy, black, with urging and spasm of anus
Emission drop by drop.
Constipation; during pregnancy
Constipation; inactivity of rectum
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; during stool
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; painful
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; spasmodic
Paralysis (see inactivity)
Tenesmus of bladder
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Knotty, nodular, lumpy
Like balls; black
Like balls; like sheep dung
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Albuminous (white, thick)
Sugar in urine
Urine lighter than usual (in weight)
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Female; Vaginismus, with emaciation and constipation
Testicles drawn up, feel constricted.
Vulva and vagina hypersensitive
Induration of mammary glands
.) Tendency to abortion
Disposition to yawn and stretch.
Female; miscarriage; tendency to miscarry
Female; pain; vagina; prolonged contraction or spasm of vagina (vaginismus)
Male; Loss of sexual power
Menorrhagia with sensation of string pulling from abdomen to back
Stitches and burning pains in breasts ( Apis
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Heart; Cardiac weakness
Pulse soft and small, dicrotic
Wiry pulse, cramp-like constriction of peripheral arteries.
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Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure
Paralysis of lower extremities.
Spinal cord sclerosed
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Cramps in calves
Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand
Extension is difficult
Contraction of muscles and tendons; from paralysis of extensors
Emaciated, extremely thin
Emaciated, extremely thin; diseased limb
Emaciated, extremely thin; forearm
Emaciated, extremely thin; hand
Emaciated, extremely thin; paralysed limb
Emaciated, extremely thin; upper limbs
Emaciated, extremely thin; wrist
Heaviness; upper limbs
Movements and positions; flexed; finger (see extremities; hands and feet; clenching)
Movements and positions; jerking
Movements and positions; movement of leg; difficult
Movements and positions; shaking; hand
Movements and positions; shaking; upper limbs
Movements and positions; trembling
Movements and positions; trembling; hand
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; on holding objects
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; on holding objects; on holding them out
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; paralytic
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; when carrying something to mouth
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; while writing
Movements and positions; trembling; upper limbs
Numbness (see tingling); lower limbs
Pain; comes on suddenly
Pain; lower limbs
Pain; lower limbs; comes on suddenly
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); lower limbs
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); lower limbs; extending downwards
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; extending to other parts; downward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; extending to other parts; knee
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; lower limbs
Pain; tearing; comes on suddenly
Pain; tearing; lower limbs
Pain; tearing; thigh
Pain; tearing; thigh; comes on suddenly
Pain; tearing; thigh; extending downward
Pain; tearing; thigh; front
Pain; tearing; upper arm
Pain; tearing; upper limbs
Paralysis; fingers; extensors
Paralysis; forearm; extensor muscles
Paralysis; hand; right
Paralysis; in extensors (muscles to straighten limb)
Paralysis; lower limbs
Paralysis; lower limbs; painless
Paralysis; upper limbs
Paralysis; wrist; extensors
Weakness; lower limbs
Hands and feet cold
Loss of patellar reflex
Pain in Right big toe at night, very sensitive to touch.
Pain in atrophied limbs alternates with colic
Paralysis from over exertion of the extensor muscles in piano players ( Curare
.) Pains in muscles of thighs; Come in paroxysms
Paralysis of single muscles
Stinging and tearing in limbs, also twitching and tingling, numbness, pain or tremor
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Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
In the open air
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Dilated veins of forearms and legs.
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity); when exercising
Yellow, dark-brown liver spots
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Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; without consciousness
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Jerking; as in convulsions
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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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.