Sunday 15 May 2016


2016-20 Homeopathy: Arsenicum Album

Arsenicum Album

The cardinal symptoms of Arsenicum Album are anguish, restlessness, prostration, burning pains relieved by heat and midnight, after midnight and 1 a.m.  [and 1 p.m.] aggravation. Fear of death, not the Aconite fear, but an anxiety and a feeling that it is useless to take any medicine, as he is surely going to die.

Symptoms of Arsenicum Album
Dr. Hahnemann says in his Materia Medica Pura, "A sensible homeopathic physician will not give this remedy unless he is convinced that its peculiar symptoms have the greatest possible resemblance to those of the patient to be cured. When this is the case, it is certain to be efficacious... Such employment of Arsenic has shown its curative power in countless cases: in various kinds of fevers, in varicose veins, in vomiting after almost every kind of food, excessive loss of blood at the menstrual period, in constipation, in leucchorroea, in indurations of the liver, painful swelling of the inguinal glands, etc."

Dr. Kent says that from the time of Hahnemann this has been one of the polychrests, one of the most frequently indicated medicines, and one of the most extensively used. 

Ars Alb should be thought of in ailments from alcoholism, ptomaine poisoning, stings, dissecting wounds, chewing tobacco; ill effects from decayed food or animal matter; odor of discharges is putrid; in complaints that return annually. Anæmia and chlorosis. Degenerative changes. Gradual loss of weight from impaired nutrition.

Arsenicum Album
Useful In:Key Symptoms:
ANXIETYAnxious & restless. Moves about all the time.
thinks it's worthless to take remedy.
ASTHMAShortness of breath. Feeling of suffocation on lying down;
Onset midnight or soon after
COLDSProfuse, burning, watery nasal discharge with sneezing, irritating nose & upper lip;
eyes & nose red; cold tends to go down into chest
DIARRHEAScanty, dark, offensive stool with burning pain in anus, followed by great weakness;
after eating or drinking;
from too much fruit or iced drinks
EYESAching, burning and shooting pains in the eyes.
Watering eyes worse in bright light or motion. Pink eye- red, swollen.
granulated lids; tears hot & burning with intense aversion to light
FOOD POISONINGPrime remedy in ptomaine poisoning;especially after tainted meat or spoiled food; vomiting & purging, "going both ways at once"
FLUChilly, restless, anxious, peevish;
fears death;
burning pains relieved by heat;
thirsty for sips of cold water;
red hot, needle-like pains;
feels as if ice-water or boiling water running through veins
SKINTop remedy for skin ailments-psoriasis, flaky scalp, dry eczema.
Symptoms that burn yet improved by heat application. Feels better in the Summer.
Children who have skin that is dry and rough.
Symptoms are often worse on the right side, with cold applications, and
after eating offending foods or drinking alcohol.
Itching, burning, swelling, skin eruptions. Dry, scaly skin.
SORE THROATBurning in pharynx;
difficulty swallowing;
thirsty for sips of cold water, but stomach intolerant
STOMACHIndigestion, heartburn with burning.
difficulty swallowing;
with nausea & intense thirst
vomiting simultaneous with diarrhea

William Boericke: Homeopathic MM: Arsenicum Album: [Click Here]

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