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Stannum Metallicum

Tin, Stan

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HPUS label indication: Cough

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

Chief action is centered upon the nervous system and respiratory organs. Debility is very marked when Stannum is the remedy, especially the debility of chronic bronchial and pulmonary conditions, characterized by profuse muco-purulent discharges upon tuberculosis basis. Talking causes a very weak feeling in the throat and chest. pains that come and go gradually, call unmistakably for Stannum. Paralytic weakness; spasms; paralysis.
BETTER, coughing or expectorating, hard pressure.
WORSE, using voice (i.e., laughing, talking, singing), lying on right side, warm drinks.
Complementary: Puls.
Compare: Stann. Iod. 3X ( Valuable in chronic chest diseases characterized by plastic tissue changes. Persistent inclination to cough, excited by tickling dry spot in the throat, apparently at root of tongue. Dryness of throat. Trachial and bronchial irritation of smokers. Pulmonary symptoms; cough, loud, hollow, ending with expectoration ( Phellandrium.) State of purulent infiltration. Wood for the trees phthisis sometimes when Stannum Metallicum. Iod. has not taken effect, an additional dose of Iodine in milk caused the drug to have its usual beneficial effect ( Stonham.) Compare: Caust.; Calc.; Sil.; Tuberc.; Bacil.; Helon. Myrtus chekan (chronic bronchitis, cough of phthisis, emphysema, with gastric catarrhal complications and thick, yellow difficult sputum. Old persons with weakened power of expectoration.)
Third to thirtieth potency.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)
Late morning

Mucous; late morning

Noticeable smell; offensive smell

Noticeable taste; sweetish


Thick; and sticky
Thick; morning


Yellow; morning

    MIND (click for more)

Dread of seeing people.


Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; before period

Sad, anxious

    HEAD (click for more)

Aching in temples and forehead

Drawing pains in malar bones and orbits


Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; increasing gradually; and decreasing gradually
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; inward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; increasing and decreasing gradually
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; inwards
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); increasing and decreasing slowly
Pain, headache; pressure

Jarring of walking resounds painfully in head

Obstinate acute coryza and influenza with cough

Pain worse motion; Gradually increasing and decreasing as if constricted by a band; forehead feels pressed inwards

Ulceration of ring hole in lobe of ear.

    NOSE (click for more)

Discharge from nose; thick and sticky, tough

    FACE (click for more)

Pain; gradually increasing and decreasing

    MOUTH (click for more)

Speech; difficult
Speech; difficult; from weakness (see voice); of throat

Taste; bitter; everything except water
Taste; offensive

    THROAT (click for more)

Much adhesive mucus, difficult to detach; efforts to detach cause nausea

Throat dry and stings.


External throat; perspiration

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Mucus; trachea (wind pipe)
Mucus; trachea (wind pipe); late morning

Pain; rawness; trachea (wind pipe, see chest)
Pain; rawness; when swallowing
Pain; sore; air passages
Pain; sore; extending to chest
Pain; sore; larynx
Pain; sore; trachea (wind pipe); on coughing
Pain; sudden, sharp; trachea (wind pipe)

Tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe)

Voice; hoarseness
Voice; weak
Voice; weak; after talking

Wasting; larynx
Wasting; larynx; short hacking cough and loss of voice

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Cramp-like colic around navel, with a feeling of emptiness

Bitter taste

Colic relieved by hard pressure.

Smell of cooking causes vomiting


Stomach; nausea; in throat
Stomach; pain; from coughing
Stomach; pain; gnawing, biting
Stomach; pain; sore, bruised, beaten (tenderness); on coughing
Stomach; tension

Pain better pressure, but sore to touch

Sensation of Emptiness in stomach.

Stomach; Hunger

    GENITALS (click for more)

Pain in vagina, upward and back to spine

Prolapsus, with Weak, sinking feeling in stomach ( Sep.) Menses early and profuse

Female; Bearing-down sensation
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; copious

Leucorrhoea, with great debility.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chest feels weak; can hardly talk

Phthisis mucosa

Chest feels sore

Cough excited by Laughing, singing, talking; worse lying on right side

During day, with Copious green, sweetish, expectoration

hectic fever.

Hoarse; mucus expelled by forcible cough

Influenzal cough from noon to midnight with scanty expectoration

Respiration short, oppressive; stitches in left side when breathing and lying on same side

Deep; deep breathing relieves other symptoms

Difficult (dyspnea)
Difficult (dyspnea); from weakness of respiratory organs
Difficult (dyspnea); on movement
Difficult (dyspnea); while walking
Difficult (dyspnea); with cough

Violent, dry cough in evening until midnight

    COUGH (click for more)

Comes on suddenly

Cough from deep down


Exhausting cough

From mucus; in chest
From mucus; wind pipe
From mucus; wind pipe; sensation of mucus

Hard cough


Loose; late morning
Loose; morning

Movement; of chest

Night; before midnight


Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in wind pipe
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); scraping


Tickling; chest


While lying down; on right side

    CHEST (click for more)


Constriction, tension

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; early stages
Lungs; tuberculosis; full of mucus

Pain; during a cough
Pain; pressing
Pain; rawness
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; left

Sensation of emptiness

Weakness; after expectoration
Weakness; from cough
Weakness; when singing; on beginning to sing
Weakness; when talking

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Dizziness and weakness When descending

Spasmodic twitching of muscles of forearm and hand

Ankles swollen

Cramps; fingers; while writing

Movements and positions; trembling; hand

Pain; burning; hand; palm
Pain; lower limbs
Pain; pressing; upper arm
Pain; tearing; wrist

Weakness; upper limbs

Fingers jerk when holding Pen

Limbs suddenly Give out when attempting to sit down


Paralytic weakness; drops things

Typewriters’ paralysis.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Sleeplessness, insomnia

Sleeps with one leg drawn up, the other stretched out.

    CHILL (click for more)

At certain time of day or night; from 10 a.m.

    FEVER (click for more)

One-sided; left

Perspiration with heat

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat followed by chill

Heat in evening; Exhausting night-sweats, especially towards morning


Perspiration, principally on forehead and nape of neck; debilitating; smelling musty, or offensive.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

On movement

Sensation as if about to perspire, but no moisture appears

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Constriction; externally

Convulsions; internal


Emaciated (extremely thin)


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Jerking; internally

Late morning

Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on side

Movement; after

Night; before midnight

Pain; appear gradually; and disappear gradually
Pain; burning externally
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; tearing; muscles; pressing in muscles

Physical exertion

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

Trembling; internally


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from talking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); trembling
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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.

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.