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Mercurius Vivus - Generalities symptoms - Clarke

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv, Merc. viv, Merc.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat

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



Great fatigue, weakness, and rapid loss of strength, with great uneasiness of body and mind.


Excessive sleepiness, day and night; deep and prolonged sleep.

Great sleepiness during day.

Inclination to sleep without the power to do so.

Sleep retarded in evening, and too early awakening in morning.

Failing asleep late; complaints preventing sleep (as toothache, or any severe pain or trouble, &c.); sleeplessness in general before midnight.

Very light and unquiet sleep, with frequent awaking, starts, and fright.

Sleeplessness from nervous excitability.

Frequent, anxious, horrible, fantastic, historical, vivid and voluptuous dreams; dreams of robbers, of dogs that bite, of rebellion, of floods, of discharges of firearms, &c.

At night, restlessness, anxiety, agitation and tossing, uneasiness, pains, heat or sweat, ebullition of blood, cries, tears, palpitation of the heart, vertigo, and many other affections.

On going to sleep agg. of the pains, starts, and frightful spectres before the sight.

During sleep talking, groans, sighs, short respiration, with mouth open and hands cold; on waking, sweat, cries, tears, and incoherent expressions.


OEdema of face, hands, and feet with anaemia.

Cellulitis with lumpiness in any region.

Periostitis then necrosis.

Tearing and drawing, or shooting pains in limbs, chiefly at night, in heat of bed, which renders the pain insupportable.

Red and shining inflammatory swellings.

Inflammations ending in exudations and suppurations.

Nocturnal pains in bones.

Softening of the bones, so they will bend (rickets); enlargement of; caries of; inflammation of; prickling of; tearing in.

Affections of shoulder-blades; shin-bones; bones of the leg.

Sufferings agg. at night, or in evening, also from fresh (evening) air.

Throbbings, sensation of dislocation, and arthritic pains in joints, with swelling.

Rheumatic and catarrhal inflammations.

Rheumatic pains, with profuse sweat, which affords no relief.

The patient feels much better in morning and during repose, and esp. when lying down than when seated or walking.

Whole body feels as if bruised, with soreness in all bones.

Great agitation in limbs, with pains in joints, principally in evening.

Ebullition of blood, and frequent trembling, even after least exertion.

Sanguineous congestions (to head, chest, and abdomen) and haemorrhages.

Great tendency of limbs to become numb.

Contractions of some parts.

Cramps, convulsive movements, and nocturnal attacks of epilepsy, with cries, rigidity of body, distension of abdomen, itching in nose, and thirst.

Sensation of coldness in outer parts; burning pain of inner parts; cutting in inner parts; darting pains in outer parts; darting in bones.

Sallow-coloured face.

Eructations; vomiting of bile.

Blackness of outer parts; bleeding from inner parts; restlessness of body; inflammation of inner parts, also of mucous membranes; secretion of mucus increased from any of mucous membranes.

Scurvy, particularly where there is much salivation; wasting away of soft parts; strictures after inflammation; inflammatory swellings, parts which are usually white turn red; zona or shingles.

Tonic spasms and tetanus.

Cataleptic rigidity of body.

Fainting fits.

Paralysis of several of limbs.

Emaciation and atrophy of whole body.

Excitability and sensitiveness of all the organs.

Cannot lie on r. side.

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