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Benzoic Acid. - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Benzoic Acid, Benzoicum Acidum, Benz.-ac, Benzene Carboxylic Acid, Carboxybenzene, E210, Dracylic Acid, Acidum benzoicum, Benzoicum Acid, Benz-ac.

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



Burning in the nipples,

Sensation of swelling in the mammary glands, also in the thyroid gland,

Morbid agitation in the chest,

Sense of roughness in the chest,

Painful starting in the chest,

Sensation of swelling in the chest,

Can scarcely bear the pressure of clothing on the chest,

A cutting sensation in the chest,

Fine, slight stitches in the middle of the chest (evening of the first day),

Pain sometimes in the middle of the breast; a kind of stitching (second day),

It is said to furnish the greatest relief in diseases of the chest; reduces the obstruction of the pulmonary vessels, and promotes expectoration, (Lewis's Mat. Med.)

In the last period of simple pneumonia, where great weakness prevails, (Schregar.)

Typhus pneumonia; asthenic affections of the chest. (Schregar.)

Pain in the left side. (Honigberger.)

Deep penetrating pain in the posterior part of the left side about the sixth rib (second day),

Pain in the left side about the sixth rib, increased by deep inspiration, and by bending the body to either side,

Pressure on the ribs,

Stitching in the right side of the chest,

Weak feeling in the praecordial region,


In the evening in bed, somewhat of stitching in the chest, especially on breathing deeply (first day),

Asthenic pneumonia of a young man; after the strength had sunk daily, the difficulty of breathing increased every hour till it attained a fearful degree, (Goldschmidt.)

Pain about the third rib on the right side, midway between the sternum and the side; increased by respiration,

Copious secretion of mucus in the bronchi,

Slight transitory hoarseness and thrice-repeated sneezing, in the morning, with a pleasant excitement and lightness (Leichtigkeit) of the head, which, together with its more rapid disappearance, distinguished it from the more ordinary symptoms of taking cold, of the prover,

Rather increased than diminished the cough. (Pereira.)

When the fumes of Benzoin alone are produced they occasion a cough. (Schroeder, Arneischatz.)

Violent cough from inhaling the fumes. (Pereira.)

Produced an exhausting cough in healthy persons (the flowers). (Med. Zeit. Russlands.)

Cough seems produced by something acrid or dry in the chest,

Cough after a slight cold,

Slight hacking cough, directly after rising (second day),

Cough excited by inspiration,

Troublesome, constant, dry, hacking cough, after suppressed gonorrhoea,

Cough, followed by expectoration of greenish mucus,

The respiration at times somewhat whistling (second day),

Difficulty of breathing on awaking,

Asthma, with inflammatory rheumatic complaints,

Heart and pulse

Undulating beating of the heart,

Intermittent beats of the heart,

Palpitation of the heart with trembling,

Palpitation of the heart while sitting, also after drinking,

Awakes after midnight, with palpitation of the heart; every morning at 2 o'clock, with heat and hard pulse. Throbbing of the temporal arteries prevents his getting to sleep again,

Pain in the region of the heart,

The pains change their place incessantly and suddenly, but are the most constant in the region of the heart,

Pulse full,

He wakes every morning about 2 o'clock from strong internal heat, and a hard, bounding, but not quickened pulse, so that he must lie awake upon his back, because the pulsation of the temporal arteries sounds like puffing in his ears, and prevents him from going to sleep again (lasting eight weeks),

Accelerated pulse (first, second, and third days),

Pulse slow,

Pulse slower and weaker (from the sublimated but not purified flowers). (Ilish, in Med. Zeit. Russl.)

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