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Plumbum Metallicum
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Plumbum Metallicum

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb

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HPUS label indication: Paleness

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

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H.C. Allen - no Plumbum Metallicum
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Hahnemann - no Plumbum Metallicum
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Plumbum Metallicum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Plumbum Metallicum
Nash - no Plumbum Metallicum
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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).


Third to thirtieth potency.

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WORSE, at night, motion.


BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)

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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.

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Mental depression

fear of being assassinated

Quiet melancholy

Slow perception; loss of memory; amnesic aphasia

Hallucinations and delusions

Intellectual apathy

Memory impaired ( Anac.; Baryta.) Paretic dementia.

Delirium; wild

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity

Memory; weakness of memory

Memory; weakness of memory; for words

Restlessness, nervousness

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Delirium alternating with colic

Pain as if a ball rose from throat to brain

Hair very dry

Tinnitus ( chin.; nat-salic.; carbon


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Pupils contracted


Optic nerve inflamed

Intraocular, suppurative inflammation

Glaucoma, especially if secondary to spinal lesion

Optic neuritis, central scotoma

Sudden loss of sight after fainting.

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Smell; lost sense of smell

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Pale and cachetic

Yellow, corpse-like; cheeks sunken

Skin of face greasy, shiny

Tremor of nasolabial muscles.

Distortion; mouth

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; sallow

Skin; discoloration; yellow

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Gums swollen, pale; Distinct blue lines along margins of gums

Tongue tremulous, red on margin

Cannot put it out, seems paralyzed.

Discoloration; gums; blue line on margin

Discoloration; gums; pale

Discoloration; gums; purple

Discoloration; gums; purple; thin border nearest teeth

Discoloration; tongue; brown

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Paralysis; tongue

Swelling; gums

Gums; painful tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)

Teeth; decay, hollow

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Yellow, dark-brown liver spots



Dilated veins of forearms and legs.

Discoloration; blackish

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.


Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity); when exercising

Gangrene; cold

Itching; crawling


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Choking, constricting

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Heart; Cardiac weakness

Pulse soft and small, dicrotic

Wiry pulse, cramp-like constriction of peripheral arteries.

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Spinal cord sclerosed

Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure

Paralysis of lower extremities.

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Stomach; Contraction in oesophagus and stomach; pressure and tightness


Constant vomiting

Solids cannot be swallowed.

Excessive colic, Radiating to all parts of body

abdominal wall feels drawn by a string to spine

Pain causes desire to stretch

Intussusception; strangulated hernia

Abdomen retracted

Obstructed flatus, with intense colic

Colic alternates with delirium and pain in atrophied limbs.

Pain; radiating; to all parts of body

Pain; violent

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)

Pain; extending to other parts; to all parts of body

Pain; navel; region of navel

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel

Paralysis of intestines


Retraction; navel

Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); colic

Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing

Bladder; urination; dribbling (by drops)

Stomach; pain; extending to other parts; groins

Stomach; pain; extending to other parts; limbs

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Constipation; Stools hard, lumpy, black, with urging and spasm of anus

Obstructed evacuation from impaction of faeces ( Plat.) Neuralgia of rectum

Anus drawn up with constriction.

Urinary Organs.

Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus

Albuminous; low specific gravity

Chronic interstitial nephritis, with great pain in abdomen

Urine scanty

Tenesmus of bladder

Emission drop by drop.

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

Constipation; during pregnancy

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; painful

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; spasmodic

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; during stool

Paralysis (see inactivity)

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Like balls

Like balls; black

Like balls; like sheep dung




Knotty, nodular, lumpy


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Albuminous (white, thick)

Colour; dark


Urine lighter than usual (in weight)

Sugar in urine

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Male; Loss of sexual power

Testicles drawn up, feel constricted.

Female; Vaginismus, with emaciation and constipation

Induration of mammary glands

Vulva and vagina hypersensitive

Stitches and burning pains in breasts ( Apis; Con.; Carb

an.; Sil.) Tendency to abortion

Menorrhagia with sensation of string pulling from abdomen to back

Disposition to yawn and stretch.

Female; miscarriage; tendency to miscarry

Female; pain; vagina; prolonged contraction or spasm of vagina (vaginismus)

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Extremities, limbs

Paralysis of single muscles

Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand

Extension is difficult

Paralysis from over exertion of the extensor muscles in piano players ( Curare.) Pains in muscles of thighs; Come in paroxysms


Cramps in calves

Stinging and tearing in limbs, also twitching and tingling, numbness, pain or tremor


Feet swollen

Pain in atrophied limbs alternates with colic

Loss of patellar reflex

Hands and feet cold

Pain in Right big toe at night, very sensitive to touch.

Contraction of muscles and tendons; from paralysis of extensors

Cramps; calf

Emaciated, extremely thin

Emaciated, extremely thin; diseased limb

Emaciated, extremely thin; paralysed limb

Emaciated, extremely thin; upper limbs

Emaciated, extremely thin; forearm

Emaciated, extremely thin; wrist

Emaciated, extremely thin; hand

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; upper limbs

Movements and positions; shaking; hand

Movements and positions; trembling

Movements and positions; trembling; upper limbs

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; when carrying something to mouth

Movements and positions; trembling; hand; paralytic

Movements and positions; trembling; hand; while writing

Numbness (see tingling); lower limbs


Pain; evening

Pain; night

Pain; comes on suddenly

Pain; joints

Pain; lower limbs

Pain; lower limbs; comes on suddenly

Pain; thigh

Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); lower limbs

Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); lower limbs; extending downwards

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; lower limbs

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; tearing; comes on suddenly

Pain; tearing; upper limbs

Pain; tearing; upper arm

Pain; tearing; lower limbs

Pain; tearing; thigh

Pain; tearing; thigh; comes on suddenly

Pain; tearing; thigh; extending downward

Pain; tearing; thigh; front


Paralysis; painless

Paralysis; in extensors (muscles to straighten limb)

Paralysis; upper limbs

Paralysis; forearm; extensor muscles

Paralysis; wrist

Paralysis; wrist; extensors

Paralysis; hand; right

Paralysis; fingers; extensors

Paralysis; lower limbs

Paralysis; lower limbs; painless


Weakness; tottering

Weakness; lower limbs

Weakness; knee

Weakness; leg

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Sleep and dreams

Sleeplessness, insomnia

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Fever and chill

In the open air

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

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Constriction; externally

Constriction; internally


Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm

Convulsions; without consciousness

Convulsions; epileptic

Eating and food; symptoms while fasting

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Faintness, fainting

Inflammation; internally

Jerking; as in convulsions

Numbness; externally

Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

Pain; sudden, sharp; internally

Pain; twinging

Paralysis; painless



Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

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