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Stannum Metallicum - General symptoms

Tin, Stan, Stann.

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HPUS indication of Stannum Metallicum: Cough

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



Chief action is centered upon the nervous system and respiratory organs. Debility is very marked when Stannum Iodatum Stannum is the remedy, especially the debility of chronic bronchial and pulmonary conditions, characterized by profuse muco-purulent discharges upon tuberculosis basis. Talking causes a very weak feeling in the throat and chest. pains that come and go gradually, call unmistakably for Stannum. Paralytic weakness; spasms; paralysis.

Repeated short attacks

EXTREME WEAKNESS; worse IN CHEST; in throat, stomach, upper arms and thighs; drops into a chair; can't even talk; trembles on moving

Paralytic heaviness Profuse, muco-purulent secretions Emaciation


Pressive drawing Neuralgias




Anxious, nervous and sad; worse before menses

Weak and miserable, and discouraged Pressive, stupefying headache

Pale face, with sunken eyes

Malar neuralgia


Tickling at root of tongue

Vomiting; violent; early morning, with odor of ingesta

Burning in liver

Painful, pinching colic, better hard pressure and stool, which exhausts

Child wants to be carried over shoulder


Atony of bladder

Easy sexual orgasms


Before menses, mania erotica

During menses, strong odor of body

Gushes of debilitating leucorrhoea

Prolapse, of vagina or uterus, worse stool

Much mucus in trachea

Deep, hollow voice

Short breath, from every effort; must loosen clothes

Cough; easily expectorates quantities of sweet or bright yellow pus or balls of mucus

Catarrhal phthisis

Chest feels raw or hollow Tremulous knees

Swelled hands and ankles

Chill at 10 A

; with numb fingertips

Burning palms and soles Hectic

Debilitating, musty sweat at 4 A


Stannum Iodatum Stannum is especially suited to persons who have long been growing feeble.

Stannum Metallicum is so striking that it may be said that some deep seated constitutional state must be present. There is a history of increasing weakness, cachexia, catarrhal conditions, and neuralgia dating back over years. There is sensitiveness to pain and an increasing aversion to doing anything, aversion to business in a man, and in a woman, to going about her housework.

always tired, all work becomes irksome.

The countenance becomes increasingly sallow, even to a waxy, cachectic aspect. Once who has been growing weaker and develops neuralgia of the face, eyes, stomach, and intestines; not the shooting, tearing pains often described, but a pain beginning gradually, increasing steadily and then diminishing gradually.

Pains The pain sometimes begins with sunrise, increases until noon and gradually diminishes, and ceases with sunset. On the other hand, it may begin at any time, as often at 10 A.M. and increasing for ten or twenty minutes, then gradually diminishing, but especially worse at noon.

Cactus Grandiflorus Cactus has a sun headaches, Kalmia Latifolia Kalmia has a similar headache, not so regularly increasing and diminishing, but especially worse at noon. Cactus Grandiflorus Cactus has a sun headache. Nat Mur Natrum mur has never been known to cause it, but has cured it especially when beginning at 10 A.M. and worse from 2 to 3 P- m. Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang headache coming and going with the sun.

The phthisical tendency of Stannum Iodatum Stannum is closely allied to the neuralgias. If these patients settle down into a neuralgic constitution, the deposit of tubercles is postponed, but most of them then seek palliation with the inevitable result of hastening the end. If the Stannum Iodatum Stannum neuralgia is suppressed, we will see phthisis making its appearance, particularly phthisis pituitosa.

Nature seems to be able to throw off effects through mucous discharges. If the neuralgia is not permitted to, have sway the patient becomes oversensitive to cold, takes cold easily. When let alone every cold settled in the nerves and every draft caused neuralgias about the eyes, sensitive to every change in the weather, the hydrogenoid constitution of Grauvogl.

But when palliated in any way by Quinine and inappropriate homoeopathic remedies that have the tendency to, catch cold in the chest like Phosphorus Phos, he after a while does not get over his cold, but there is a continuous catarrh of the chest, and later he will die of miliary tuberculosis. Stannum Iodatum Stannum is useful in warding off phthisis, and is a wonderful palliative in that disease.

The pain has been likened to the pulling of a string, gradually increasing and gradually letting up. The Pulsatilla Puls pain is somewhat similar in its first half; it gradually becomes intense, but suddenly lets up with a snap; comes gradually and stops suddenly.

Remember what is said about the Belladonna Bell pain. It comes suddenly and reaches its intensity at once, where it may remain for hours, but ceases suddenly.

The Stannum Iodatum Stannum pain is at times so severe that there is a throbbing pulsating intermingled with it, and the mind seems stunned.

"Headache every morning, over one or the other eye, mostly the left, gradually extending over the whole forehead and increasing and decreasing gradually, often with vomiting."

"Violent, glowing, beating pain." It is sometimes attended with burning.

"Felt as if the head would burst with inward blows.

Neuralgia of the left eye gradually increasing from 10 A.M. to noon, then gradually decreasing, with lachrymation during pain.

Intermittent supra-orbital neuralgia from 10 A.M. to 3 or 4 P.M., gradually increasing and attaining its acme, and then again gradually decreasing, after the abuse of quinine."

Stannum Metallicum is when the body is weak, with sallow countenance and tendency to phthisis, full of pain, and the earlier history shows that instead of taking cold in the chest or nose, as others take cold, every cold settles in the nerves.

Finally he begins to take cold in the chest, with dyspnoea, violent, racking cough, gagging, retching, vomiting, and the most intense sufferings.

Copious, thick, yellow-green, bloody expectoration, which tastes sweetish (Phosphorus Phos). Retching when coughing is marked; thick, white, yellow or green tenacious mucus. Cannot walk, cannot do anything without cough.

Always tired; it is an effort to work. Wakens in the morning with the chest filled with mucus, and coughs and expectorates, and yet some remains; he gags, retches and vomits, and it strings out of the mouth tasting sweetish, sometimes salty or sour.

Voice This great weakness is manifested in the voice; hoarseness, loss of voice; the vocal cords will not respond; a paralytic weakness. Talking makes him feel weak, especially in the chest.

"Hoarseness, weakness, emptiness in the chest on beginning to sing, so that she was constantly obliged to stop and take a deep breath; at times a few expulsive coughs removed the hoarseness for a few minutes.

Rawness in the larynx."

Rawness in the trachea and smarting all the way down when coughing. Irritation to cough, as from mucus in the trachea; or breathing, with cough either loose or dry, felt more while sitting bent over than when walking.

"Accumulation of great quantities of mucus in the trachea, easily thrown off by coughing.

Oppressed breathing from ascending, from the slightest movement when lying down, in the evening, from coughing."

"Cough in fatiguing paroxysms; epigastric region painful as if beaten; violent, shattering, deep, short, from time to time, as from weakened chest, with a hoarse.

Weak sound.

"Sputa like white of egg; yellow, green pus; sweetish, putrid, sour or saltish during day.

Stannum Metallicum is frequently indicated in cases where the routinist would prescribe Bryonia Bry, etc., in low potencies to loosen the cough. Stannum Iodatum Stannum is not dangerous in phthisis, and will palliate the case if it is incurable.

It will not rouse up the whole economy like Silicea Silica, but there may be an aggravation of the nervous symptoms.

if there is anything to build on it will cause the patient to rally. If it brings back his old neuralgic pains, and you know he has not a long time to live, and seems to suffer much, Pulsatilla Puls is the natural antidote.

When a loose, easy cough is turned into one that is violent, dry and racking under Stannum Iodatum Stannum, and seems to be inclined to be prolonged, Pulsatilla Puls will restore the loose cough. This is not a good action of the remedy.

in incurable cases you can get the best results by not going too high.

Women Another feature is seen in women.

If you ever meet with a case who has suffered with violent neuralgia and she says since the obliteration of these pains she has had a copious, thick yellow, green leucorrhoea, think of Stannum Iodatum Stannum There is great weakness, which seems to proceed from the chest. The leucorrhoea has saved her from consumption.

Menses too early and too profuse; bearing down in the uterine region; prolapsus uteri and vaginae.

Paralytic symptoms; writers' cramp; women cannot let go of the broom (Drosera Rotundifolia Dros cures most cases).

"Constipation; stools hard, dry, knotty, or insufficient and green."

Inactive rectum, i. e., a paralytic state; even though there is much urging there is inability to pass the stool, which at times is soft. Colic better from pressure, lying on the stomach (Colocynthis Coloc., Cuprum Metallicum Cupr.); worse from motion; better from bending double.

"Very much exhausted from talking or reading aloud.

Great lassitude from walking; weariness of the whole body, especially when ascending stairs great sense of weakness in larynx and chest, thence all over the body trembling worse from slow exercise."

Sinking, empty, all-gone sensation in stomach (Chelidonium Majus Chel., Phosphorus Phos., Sep.).

Sad, despondent, feels like crying all the time, but crying makes her worse; faint and weak, especially when going downstairs; can go up well enough.

Colic better by hard pressure, or by laying abdomen across knee or on shoulder (Col.); lumbrici; passes worms.

Leucorrhoea; great debility; weakness seems to proceed from chest.

Prolapsus, worse during stool, so weak she drops into a chair instead of sitting down. While dressing in the morning has to sit down several times to rest.

Great weakness in chest, can hardly talk, with general debility, which centers in the chest.

Loose cough; with heavy, green, sweet expectoration.

Pains gradually increase to a great height, and as gradually subside.

Another metallic remedy. The leading characteristic is great weakness in the chest (Argentum met.); so weak cannot talk. No remedy has this symptom so strongly as tin. It is present, not only in the laryngeal and lung troubles for which Stannum Iodatum Stannum is such a great remedy, but in great debility. So weak she drops into a chair, worse going down stairs (Borax Borax; Calc Carb Calc. ost. up stairs). It is found in connection with uterine displacements and leucorrhoeas of thin, debilitated subjects and has made brilliant cures in such cases. Of course in the lung, bronchial, and laryngeal affections, this symptom is very prominent. In these troubles there is generally very profuse expectoration with the cough, and the matter raised tastes very sweet, or it may be exceptionally salty. For the salty expectoration I would sooner think of Kali Iodatum Kali iod. or Sepia Sepia. In all three of these remedies the expectoration may be thick, heavy, and green or yellow in color. Both Stannum Iodatum Stannum and Kali Iodatum Kali iod. have profuse night sweats, but the Stannum Iodatum Stannum has greater sense of weakness in the chest (cannot talk) than any of the others. Another very characteristic symptom of Stannum Iodatum Stannum is that the pains gradually increase to a great degree of intensity and then as gradually decrease. (See Platinum.) This pain is of course neuralgic, may be located anywhere in the tract of a nerve, but has been often verified in prosopalgia, gastralgia and abdominal colic.

These pains are ameliorated by pressure, like Colocynthis Colocynth and Bryonia Bryonia; so if Colocynthis Colocynth fails, which is generally first thought of in abdominal pains relieved by pressure, Stannum Iodatum Stannum may relieve, and especially if the attacks have been of long standing or the patient seems to have a chronic tendency thereto. If in children, the patient is relieved by carrying it over the point of the shoulder, the shoulder pressing into the abdomen. The Stannum Iodatum Stannum patient is generally very sad and despondent, feels like crying all the time. (Nat Mur Nat. m., Pulsatilla Puls., Sepia Sepia.) I have often verified the above symptoms and have seen equally good effects from the 12th, 30th, 200th and 500th (Boericke & Tafel) potencies.


Third to thirtieth potency.