Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Nat Mur in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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CHLORIDE OF SODIUM, COMMON SALT. .
Half an ounce of ordinary kitchen salt is dissolved in an ounce and a half of boiling, distilled water, in order to free it from its associated salts, it is filtered through printing paper, and left to crystallize by evaporation at a temperature of 122° Fahrenheit. The crystals, which are allowed to dry off on blotting paper, are of cubical shape with pyramidal indentation on every side. One grain of these crystals is triturated to the one millionth attenuation, and then brought to the decillionth attenuation, as indicated in the first part of this work.
There is hardly any pure experience of the real medicinal effects of common salt in diseases.
Where it has been given, indeed, with quick effects, in spitting of blood and in other haemorrhages, the enormous quantity given (a tablespoonful swallowed at once) manifestly only acted as a violent, diverting counter irritant upon the stomach and the intestines, in the same way as a mustard plaster, applied on the calves or the arms, by the stronger pain it causes, serves at times to produce a sudden temporary cessation of toothache.
If, furthermore, as experience teaches, all substances that should have the power of healing diseases, must, on the other hand, be able to affect injuriously the state of healthy men, it would be hard to see how all nations on earth, even those only half-civilized, should have daily used salt in not inconsiderable quantities, for so many thousands of years, without experiencing any deleterious effects on the human health (as indications of its healing powers), if it is really able to ultimate such effects openly and plainly. LIND, indeed, derives scurvy in long sea-voyages from the use of salt meats on board of ships.
but this is improbable, as many other morbific causes cooperate to develop this cachexy.
If we then assume, that common salt in its natural condition, shows no injurious effects on the human health, when used daily in moderate quantity, we ought not to expect from it any curative effects in diseases. Nevertheless, the greatest medicinal virtues lie within it.
The fact that very salty food, when eaten in , excites heat and thirst, while as much salt as will lie on the point of a knife, when taken by a healthy person, thirsty on account of the want of drink, relieved his thirst, -this single experience seems to give some hint of a certain injurious effect of crude cooking salt, and also to indicate some corresponding homoeopathic healing virtue. But we must consider, that also other substances, seemingly indifferent, will, when taken in excess, become hurtful.
If there is then any proof convincing even the most dim-sighted, that the preparation of drugs, peculiar to Homoeopathy, opens, as it were, a new world of forces, which hitherto have lain hidden by nature, this proof is surely afforded by the transformation of common salt, so indifferent in its crude state, into a heroic and mighty medicine, which, after such preparation, can only be given to patients with the greatest care.
What an incredible and yet actual transformation! apparently a new creation!
Pure common salt (dynamized like other homoeopathic material powers) is one of the most powerful antipsoric medicines, as may be seen by the peculiar effects on the human body, which are recorded below.
Natrum Muriaticum has proved itself especially efficient, where the following were among the conditions presented
Sadness, solicitude and apprehension about the future.
anxieties. tendency to be startled.
. violence. vertigo, in which all objects seems to whirl about, and the patient tends to fall forward.
vertigo with jerks in the head and difficulty in collecting oneself.
. inability to think. much feeling in the head.
. daily , especially in the occiput, closing the eyelids.
headache in the morning.
pressure in the whole head and in the temples.
. headache, as if the head would burst.
tearing, shooting headache, compelling one to lie down, stitches above the eyes.
pressive pain above the eyes.
stitches in the parietal bone.
throbbing and drawing in the forehead.
throbbing in the head.
hammering headache. beating and throbbing in the head, on moving the body.
scurf on the head. pimples on the forehead.
pain from excoriation in the eyes.
inflammation of the eyes.
gluey matter in the outer canthi.
nocturnal closing of the eyes by suppuration.
lachrymation. acrid tears.
closing of the eyelids every evening.
everything becomes black before the eyes, when walking and stooping.
sudden obscuration of the eyes, when a tearing, shooting headache sets in.
dim-sightedness, like feathers before the eyes.
gauzy before the eyes, so that he cannot see at all.
long-sightedness. double sight.
. black dots and streaks of light before the eyes.
incipient amaurosis. shooting in the ears.
beating and throbbing in the ears.
pus discharged from the ears.
tingling in the ears. ringing of bells in the ears.
humming and . hardness of hearing.
lack of smell. pain as of subcutaneous festering in the cheekbones, when chewing.
itching in the face. pimples in the face.
herpes about the mouth.
swelling of the upper lip.
. blood-blisters on the inner side of the upper lip, painful when touched.
frequent swelling of the submaxillary glands.
dental fistula. blister on the tongue.
chronic sore throat, feeling as if she had to swallow over a lump.
hawking of mucus. expectoration of mucus, in the morning.
putrid taste in the mouth before breakfast.
sour taste in the mouth.
bitterness in the mouth.
eructations. offensive eructations, after partaking of fat or milk.
heartburn. burning rising from the stomach.
lack of appetite. , morning and evening.
, with fullness and satiety after but little eating.
intense desire for bitter things and for bitter beer.
loathing of fat viands.
constant thirst. while eating, sweat in the face.
. after eating, heartburn.
after meals, with writhing sensation about the stomach.
, and then sour vomiting of food.
. pressure in the stomach in the morning.
pressure in the stomach with nausea and sudden sinking of the strength.
pressure in the scrobiculus cordis.
cramp in the stomach. pain of the scrobiculus cordis, when pressed upon.
pit of the stomach, swollen and painful as if festering beneath.
. jerks in the scrobiculus cordis.
cramp in the diaphragm when stooping.
stitches in the hepatic region.
stitches below the left ribs.
pain in the splenetic region.
pressive pain in the left hypogastrium.
. swelling of the abdomen.
rigidity in the left side of the abdomen.
. rumbling in the abdomen.
loud . constipation every other day.
chronic costiveness. , with tearing shooting pain in the anus and rectum.
too frequent stool. chronic soft stools.
burning in the rectum during stool.
burning at the anus. shooting pain in the rectum.
excoriation and throbbing in the rectum.
varices in the anus. pain of the varices in the anus.
involuntary passage of urine, when walking, coughing and sneezing.
. discharge of mucus from the male urethra.
secondary gonorrhoea. excessive excitation of the sexual parts.
excessive excitation of the fancy, tending to sexual intercourse.
impotence. retarded menses.
. headache during, before and after the menses.
peevishness before the menses.
. at the appearance of the menses, sadness.
during the menses, spasmodic pains in the hypogastrium.
. aversion to coitus, with woman.
. acridity of the leucorrhoea..
. coryza and sneezing.
abortive sneezing. hoarseness.
hawking. mucus on the chest with coughing.
rattling on the chest.
morning-cough. cough from tickling, when walking and taking a deep breath.
chronic, short cough. spasmodic, suffocative cough, in the evening in bed.
during coughing, headache, as if it would split the forehead.
in walking fast. during manual labor.
wheezing, when respiring in the evening in bed.
tightness in the chest.
tensive pain in the chest.
shooting in the chest, when taking a deep breath.
shooting in the chest on coughing.
with anxiety. palpitation at every movement of the body.
shooting in one of the breasts.
sharp drawing through the hips and the sacrum.
cutting in the sacrum.
paralytic bruised pain in the sacrum.
drawing pressure in the back.
tensive pain in the back.
weariness in the back.
pressure in the nape. goitre.
crusts in the axilla. paralytic heaviness of the arm.
weariness of the arms.
burrowing pain in the upper arm.
stitches in the wrist-joint.
. pain in the hip as if dislocated.
drawing pain in the lower limbs.
. herpes in the houghs.
weariness in the knees and calves.
ulcerative pain in the ankles, when touched or when treading.
heaviness of the feet.
burning and swelling of the feet.
pressive drawing in the limbs.
ailments from much talking.
bad consequence of vexation.
ill effects of acid food.
ill effects from eating bread.
tendency to strains and sprains.
distended veins. corns.
. ready to take cold. awkwardness of body.
laziness after rising, in the morning.
. hysterical lassitude.
drowsiness by day. , with weeping.
heavy dreams at night, waking for hours, or difficulty in falling asleep again.
nocturnal thirst. nocturnal pains in the back.
nocturnal trembling in the nerves.
nocturnal, hourly micturition.
frequent internal chill.
restlessness with chill.
. coldness of the hands and feet.
perspiration on walking.
perspiration, too ready and profuse on moving about.
morning-perspiration, intermittent fevers mismanaged by abuse of quinine.
, when prepared as indicated above, can be advantageously repeated, after an intermediate remedy, if it continues to be homoeopathically indicated.
Camphora Camphor has little power in antidoting too excessive effects of this antipsoric; the frequent has far more effect.
Some contributions are by , .; others by the late , .; but the greater number by , in Hungary, . and , in Paris, .
The pathogenesis in the first edition, appearing in its fourth volume (1830), already contains (beside Hahnemann's own observations on patients), symptoms from Roehl, SchréTerebinthina ter and Rummel, of which it is expressly stated, that they were obtained from healthy persons with the thirtieth potency. The addition here from Foissac and from Hahnemann himself are probably of the same kind respectively.
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Attack like uterine disease the pain drew from the left shoulder toward the head.
it then pressed in the temples as if the head would split.
the brain ached, as if sore and bruised, with a constant drawing pain from the shoulder toward the head, and constant inclination to vomit, as if coming from the stomach.
she had to lie down, with a chill and heat of the face (8th d.).
Attack of great excitation, with great anguish.
formication in the finger-tips, the hand and the arms sets in.
the arm goes to sleep as if it was dying off, and the tingling rises up into the throat, into the lips and the tongue.
which become, as it were, stiff, while there is boring in a tooth.
then weakness of the head, with defective vision.
also the lower limb goes to sleep and feels dead in the joint.
chiefly toward evening.
Attack of inclination to vomit, in the forenoon, with vertigo, and digging in the scrobiculus cordis, with a chill, a sensation as of cold water poured over her.
wherever she looked, things seemed to whirl around with her, as if she should fall forward.
her head felt so heavy that she could hardly walk, and it seemed to her heavier than the rest of the body.