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Lithium Carbonicum - General symptoms

Carbonate Of Lithium, Lithium Carb, Lith.

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HPUS indication of Lithium Carbonicum: Profuse menstruation

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



Chronic Rheumatism connected with heart lesions and asthenopia offer a field for Lithium Carbonicum. Rheumatic nodes. Uric acid diathesis. Whole body is SORE. Gout and tophi.

SORE and heavy Acidity Outward pressure or as of a dull point



Headache, better eating

Eyes dry from using them

Vertical hemiopia [right]

Red nose Lumps of mucus drop into throat

Gnawing in stomach, with pain in left temple (Arsenicum Album Ars---- ), better eating

Urine scanty, with much thirst; with red-brown sediment

Heart pains; sore; with eye symptoms; going to head; worse bending over, better urinating; from mammae to arms

Soreness of fingers, better grasping

Dry, harsh skin


Carbonate of Lithia. Lithic Carbonate. Li2 CO3. Trituration.

Hering introduced and made the first provings of Li. c. It affects the entire organism, but notably head and eyes, urinary organs, heart, and joints. In arthritic complaints accompanied with heart or eye symptoms it is very likely to be needed. Recurring attacks of acute inflammation of the small joints. The skin of the Lith. patient is dry and harsh like a Nux Moschata nutmeg-grater. According to Allen, the Lactate of Lithia has been found valuable for subacute rheumatism of the shoulder-joint. "Soreness" is a note of Li. c. Bruised spots from falls or blows. Bones, joints, muscles, whole body sore as if beaten. Rheumatic soreness in heart region. Eyes pain as if sore. "Pressing from within outward" is another common symptom in head.

abdominal ring. perineum.

chest. There are two grand characteristics about the heart symptoms agg. bending forward.

and amel. after urinating, though agg. on rising to urinate. This amel. after urinating may be compared with agg. on cessation of menses "Menses cease suddenly and headache comes on." A pain in heart occurs before and at time of menses. The heaviness is amel. whilst eating, and agg. after. A good deal of confusion in the head. The nose is red and inflamed.

there is dropping of solid lumps down the back of the nose. Acidity of the stomach. Sensations are Temples as if bound. Head too large. Eyes dry. As if veil before eyes. Lancination as from red-hot needles in bubo. Arm as if paralysed. Border of foot and soles as if gouty.

itching. Prostration of whole body, especially knee-joints and sacrum. Paralytic stiffness of whole body. Most symptoms are agg. at night or early morning. Hot water agg. itching. Open air = dropping from nose and constriction of chest. Inspired air feels cold even into lungs. Going out amel. headache. In general, rest amel. and motion agg.

but lying down agg. headache and cough. Many symptoms of Lith. c. have Concomitants in other parts.

Lithia. Hering. Alkali.



Small joints