Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Baryta Carb in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Mental and physical weakness; both ends of life; don't grow. Almost imbecile (children) feeble and tottering; childish and thoughtless (old age); loss of memory.
Tonsils inflame, swell and suppurate repeatedly, on every cold exposure; chronic hypertrophy afterwards.
Glands swell, infiltrate, hypertrophy; neck, parotids, submaxillary, groin, lymphatics, in the abdomen; hypertrophy, sometimes suppuration.
Offensive foot-sweats; toes and soles get sore; throat affections after checked foot-sweat.
Great sensitiveness to cold.
Baryta Carbonica is one of the leading so-called anti-scrofulous remedies. Please refer to what I said on this subject (scrofula) while writing on Sulphur Sulphur. This is also one of the remedies which has one of its leading indications, like Calc Carb Calcarea ost., in the constitution of the patient. Complaints of dwarfish children.
The resemblances to the other remedies, other than those we have mentioned, are so many that we will not undertake to compare them here, but will proceed to notice some of the other strong points of Baryta.
Besides the strong action of Baryta upon the glandular system generally, it seems to have a peculiarly strong affinity for the throat, especially the tonsils, which become greatly inflamed, swollen and suppurate as a consequence of the least exposure to cold. Thus it becomes one of our most valuable therapeutic agents in old quinsy subjects. Alone it is often sufficient to abort an attack of quinsy and with an occasional dose at long intervals with a high potency, to overcome the tendency thereto. (Psorinum Psorinum). But like Lachesis Lachesis, Lycopodium Lycopodium, Phytolacca Decandra Phytolacca and other remedies, it must be chosen according to all the indications. Baryta is really fully as useful to change the constitutional tendencies to quinsy, as it is in the acute attack. You will find occasionally a case of chronic cough in children with enlarged tonsils, reported in the journals as cured by Baryta Carbonica. The cure of the cough depends evidently upon the power of the remedy over the condition which produced the enlarged tonsils, for aside from this I have never found it to be a great cough remedy. In tonsilitis acute or chronic which seems to have come as the result of a suppressed foot-sweat, we would immediately think of Baryta notwithstanding Silicea Silicea has more troubles arising from such suppression than any other remedy, but Silicea Silicea has not nearly the same affinity for the throat that Baryta has.
Here we will close Baryta, for while it is a remedy of the greatest value, its range is not a wide one. Some of the remedies of this kind make up for the lack of range by a positiveness within their range, and this is one of them; ig Complaints come on in the morning ; afternoon ; evening ; night ; after midnight ; strong desire for open air ; better in open air ; better in cold air.