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Argentum Nitricum - Generalities symptoms - Hering

Nitrate Of Silver, Arg. Nit, Argent. Nit, Argentum Nit, Argent Nit, Arg N, Arg Nit, Arg-n.

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HPUS indication of Argentum Nitricum: Impulsiveness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Argentum Nitricum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



So weak, must lie down; then becomes apathetic, with yawning; cold shuddering.


Yawning and chilliness; soporous condition.

Is prevented from falling asleep by fancies and images hovering before his imagination.

After long, wearisome, fatiguing night-watching.

Much excited at night; murmured constantly; nothing but shaking would arouse him; scarcely are his eyes open before he again closes them.

Sees departed friends, the dead, ghosts at night; dreams of putrid water, of serpents, which fill him with horror.

In the morning, dreams he is hungry; this awakens him, and he finds he has a violent spasm of the stomach, with hunger, nausea, flatulence.


Convulsions preceded by great restlessness.

Nausea and vomiting

Belching after every meal; stomach as if it would burst with wind; belching difficult, finally air rushes out with great violence.

Tasteless, or sour eructations.

The vomited substances tinge the bedding black. θ Yellow fever.

Awakens at midnight, with oppression at stomach as from a heavy lump inducing vomiting; in the morning throws up a glairy mucus which can be drawn into strings; during the afternoon desire to vomit, tremulous weakness.

Eating and drinking

Eating, or a swallow of wine, relieves the head; coffee aggravates.

Sour things lessen nausea.

Warm fluids relieve, cold aggravate the pain in stomach after drinking, dyspnoea.

Nausea after each meal, mostly after dinner, or after supper.

Fluids go "right through him".


Emaciation, most marked in legs; withered look.

OEdema of legs; ascites; affection of the liver.

Muscles rigid.

Sallowness rather than pallor; shortness of breath; gastric ulcer; chlorosis.

Bone affection; especially caries of little bones.

Defective oxidation destruction of red corpuscles, lessened temperature.

Septic form of scarlet fever.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Touch 5, 9, 17, 19, 21. Pressure 3, 17, 18, 28. Tight bandage 3. Must wipe the eyes 5. Scratching 4. After a fall 31.


Sensation of expansion head face, etc.

Want of feeling; numbness in external parts.

Dreadful soreness in the flesh and limbs.

Like a splinter in various parts.


Epilepsy from fright, during menstruation; at night; pupils always dilated for a day or two before; also vertiginous epilepsy, loss of vision.

Hysteria, with complete but transient blindness.

Chorea, with tearing in legs.

Locomotor ataxia, lightning-like plains; vertigo (see 2), gastric symptoms (q. v.).

Creeping, jerking in various parts, more in paralyzed parts.

Periodical trembling of the body.

Voluntary motion impossible; left side indescribably weak.

Paraplegia from debilitating causes.

Traumatic paraplegia, also when from compression as in Pott's disease.

Walks and stands unsteadily, after hard mental labor; especially when he thinks himself unobserved.

Temperature and weather

Coming in room from open air 40. Warmth 3, 5, 15, 40, 46. Working over the fire 5. Open air 5. Cold 5, 15. Cold, damp weather 19.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chilliness, with nausea; chilly with many complaints.

Chilly, with cold hands and feet.

Constant chilliness up back and over shoulders; worse after meals; worse coming into room from the open air.

Skin dry, but not very hot.

Temperature sunken.

Intermittent fever, with pulmonary hemorrhage; generally no thirst.

Profuse sweat; it stands out on the face in beads; stitches in the side, cough during the attack.

Morning sweat.

Sweat and chilliness, soon as he gets warm in bed.


Increasing quickly and decreasing quickly, or gradually increasing and decreasing.

Pains in skill sometimes remit, and are followed by more violent hemicrania.

Asthmatic attacks at night with rapid pulse.

Moral and nervous disturbances come on in quite regular paroxysms.


Right 3, 18, 22, 32, 46. Left 3, 6, 8, 17, 19, 20, 28, 32, 26, 46. Behind upwards 3. Right to left 6. Above downwards 21. Pains radiate 17, 23.

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