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Arsenicum Album - Generalities symptoms - Hering

Arsenious Acid, Arsenic, Arsenicum, Ars. Alb, Ars Alb, Arsenic alb, Ars.

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HPUS indication of Arsenicum Album: Vomiting
Common symptoms: Vomiting, Worry, Chills, Diarrhea, Bruises.

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



Yawning and stretching.

Frequent startings in and from sleep; awakened by pains, worse 12 P.M.

Sleeplessness with restlessness and moaning; mal-nutrition; nerves exhausted.

After sleep, feels as if he had not slept enough; eyes are weary; cannot get out of bed.


Convulsions with opisthotonos; from at mouth.

Epileptic convulsions; tetanic spasm.

Nausea and vomiting

Hiccough frequent; also when fever ought to have come.

Abortive eructations fruitless retching; irregular, convulsive action of stomach, instead of ordinary peristalsis.

Qualmishness 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

Nausea and complete loss of appetite.

Long-lasting nausea, with faintness, tremor; heat all over and shuddering.

Violent vomiting of food and gastric fluids; vomits usually scanty.

Vomit bitter green yellow liquid ingesta; brown turbid matter; streaked with blood; blood; black first water, then thick glairy, or grass green mucus, lastly blood.

Also immediately after food or drink.

Eating and drinking

Gastro-intestinal symptoms worse; after ice; ice cream; ice water; vinegar; sour beef; tobacco (chewing); alcoholic drinks; bad sausages; cheese; fruits.

Bad effects from inordinate use of spirituous liquors. θ Delirium tremens; vomiting; diarrhoea; hemorrhages.


Great emaciation, clay-colored face, blue margins around eyes, great weakness of all limbs, want of disposition to do anything and constant inclination to rest.

Muscles lax.

General dropsy or of thoracic or abdominal cavities.

Post-Scarlatinal dropsy; waxy skin. θ Morbus Brightii.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Touch 4, 10, 17. Pressure 3, 10, 17, 26. Rubbing 3. Scratching 46. Bothrops Lanceolatus Snake bites.


Burning in internal and external parts.

As if hot water flowed through the blood-vessels, preventing sleep.

Sense of warm air streaming up the spine into the head. θ Preceding epileptic attacks.


Great restlessness, cannot find rest in any position.

Starting when falling asleep.

Hysterical spasms, followed by exhaustion.

Frequent fainting.

Chorea, uncomplicated cases.

Child lies as if dead; pale but warm; breathless for sometime.

Exhaustion from the slightest exertion.

After great exertions; climbing mountains, etc.

Very rapid sinking of strength.

Temperature and weather

Warmth almost always relieves the pain.

General aggravation from cold except headache, which is relieved by cold washing and cold air.

Cold damp cellars aggravate or bring on complaints.


Cold ailments 20. Cold water 10. Cold washing 3. Cold air 8, 27. Open air 2, 3, 4, 8, 40. Cold 26. Room 2. Warmth 4, 8, 10, 20, 26. Must be covered 40. Must be uncovered 40. Change of temperature 26. Stormy weather 26. Heavy air 26.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Undefined development of chill (and heat); either simultaneously, or in alternation.

Shuddering without thirst, worse in open air.

Chill in forenoon not relieved by anything.

Internal chill, with external heat and red cheeks.

Chill without thirst, followed by heat with much thirst and no sweat; a sweat comes hours afterwards whereupon ailments increase; liver and spleen swollen. θ Dropsy.

External coldness, with cold, clammy sweat.

During chill (and during heat) aggravation of symptoms which existed previously, but were a slight importance.

Nursing children having no distinct chill must be covered; are very thirsty.

Blue nails and lips during chill.

Internal burning, dry heat; inclination to uncover.

Dry heat, evening and night, with thirst and frequent drinking of but a small quantity at a time.

Heat at night, as if hot water were poured over one.

Sweat at the end of fever, with cessation of all previous symptoms; sweat relieves with pains; rheumatism.

Sweat in the morning without relief; cold clammy or sour and offensive smelling.

Sweats on going to sleep; goes off after sweating a little.

Profuse sweat about the knees, at night.

During the sweat unquenchable thirst.


Periodically returning complaints.

Typhus tertianus antepones.


Right 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 18, 19, 23, 28, 32. Left 3, 6, 8, 18, 19, 28, 31, 32, 33. Left to right 32. Above downward 19, 23, 32, 33. Below upward 28, 31, 32, 43. Within outward 6.

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