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Argentum Metallicum.

Pure Metallic Silver.

Hahnemann published in 1813, in the fourth volume of his Materia Medica Pura, the first proving made by him and his class, with the Argentum foliatum, or the silver leaf of the gold beaters, after having collected a few symptoms from the nitrate. But like he had experienced with the gold, and preferring always to prove the chemical elements, unaltered by their combination with acids, he triturated the leaves from the shops, and proved the trituration on himself (40 symptoms) and his class, W. Gross, C. Franz, Fr. Meyer, W. E. Wislicenus, Ch. Fr. Langhammer, and E. Th. Hermann (144 symptoms). In 1825 appeared a second edition of the Materia Medica, when his own had increased only to 56 symptoms, and the others of his class by the valuable proving of F. A. Haynel with 24 symptoms, one symptom of W. Gross having been stricken out. In 1846 appeared another and a masterly proving of Wm. Huber, made with a trituration of the precipitated metal, what the chemists hard learned since 1820, when Stapf prepared Platina in this way.

Several other provings, most with the higher, have been added and used, especially from one of our best men, who does not wish to be known except by the letter B, and have been very useful as corroborations.

Some symptoms of the oxide and some of the arseniate have been kept back.

The symptoms marked 9 in Allen are all from cures.

MIND. [1]

All the time as if drunken.
Without anxiety, again and again the idea comes as if he might have an apoplectic stroke, and could not finish this proving; with spasmodic contraction of heart.
Cannot occupy his mind regularly, as imagination reproduces former exciting events; all afternoon.
Imagines things about the military which he never liked; long-forgotten old songs come into his mind.
Delirious rage, after epileptic attacks.
Great inclination to talk; his mind is very clear, and he argues with great facility.
Inclined to laughter and joking.
Inclined to play tenpins, which he never liked.
In society indisposed to talk; he complains of rush of blood to head and cheeks, singing in ears; itching in reddened eyes.
Increased cheerfullness and disposition to talk.
When contented, very merry; but any trifle sets her to cry a long while.
Great serenity, a heavenly sensation of peace.
He feels unpleasant and is lazy.
Depressed and very sleepy.
Anxious about her health; full of care. ~ Laryngitis.
In forenoon inclined to melancholy, in afternoon to great merriment.
Anxious, as if his clothing got too tight, with feverish heat and languor, when walking out doors.
Fear of concussion, as if he might run against something, with pain in testicles.
Displeased, aversion to talk. ~ Exostosis of skull.
Mental agitation induces headache and indigestion.


Dizziness on entering a room after a walk; before midnight, while slumbering in bed, it seemed as if head was falling out of bed; followed by a violent convulsive starting of body.
Felt suddenly giddy, and as if a mist was before eyes.
Attacks of vertigo; he cannot think rightly.
When looking at running water, giddy.
A crawling and whirling in head, as if drunken.
Vertigo when reading.
Complete dizziness on entering room after a walk.


Frontal headache of business men.
Congestion to head, followed by redness of cheeks.
Cutting stitches from left ear into brain.
Pressing pain, with dullness in forehead, and drawing pressure in occiput.
Dull pain in right temple and right side of head, lasting one hour.
Painful sensation of emptiness in head, feeling as if it was hollow, with aching of whole brain. ~ Exostosis of skull.
Left-sided headache, as if in brain substance; at first only slight drawing, but gradually becoming more violent; at its culmination raging as though a nerve was being torn, ceasing suddenly.
Dull, pressive, persistent headache, encircles the calvarium like a wreath.
Bad effects of sunstroke.
Headache and dyspepsias induced by mental agitation, nursing sick, etc.


Tenderness on top of head, painful to touch.
Pressing, tearing pain in skull, principally in temporal bones, renewed every day at noon, agg. by pressure and touch, amel. in open air.
Aching of external parts of head.


Sight very weak.
Sight vanishes.
Amaurosis of left eye, contracted pupil, insensible to light.
Itching in outer canthi.
Violent itching of lids and corners of eyes. ~ Blepharitis.
Lids greatly swollen and thickened; margins thick and red.
Pustules along edges of lids after measles. ~ Blepharitis.
Any effort to separate lids causes their edges to be drawn in; lids raw, sore, red, slightly everted, without smarting or pain. ~ Blepharitis.
Abundant purulent discharge.
Stricture of lachrymal duct.
Infant, aet. 4 weeks; since third and fourth day, abundant purulent discharge, pus oozing in jets, lids could not be separated; alarmingly swollen and thickened; after Sulphur and Calc. carb., Arg. met. [2c] every four hours; next day to the mother at lengthening intervals.
Affections of tarsal cartilages.
Inflammation of left eye with lachrymation, great intolerance of daylight and running at nose; after many medicines attacking right eye, pain was shooting, itching, aching; sometimes very violent, also without corresponding amount of redness. ~ After measles.


Buzzings in ears, with ebullitions and heat. ~ Palpitation of heart.
Corrosive itching; scratching until bleeding ensues.
Itching, warmth and formication of concha.
From fossa under right ear-lobe, drawing pain at short intervals, as if in periosteum, to cheek and lower maxilla; when chewing, a cutting sensation into eustachian tube towards parotid, as from a sharp acid.


Tickling, crawling sensation in nose, followed by nosebleed.
When blowing nose, violent bleeding.
Nosebleed, with tickling, crawling sensation in nose.
Violent fluent coryza, with frequent sneezing.
Most exhausting fluent coryza, with sneezing. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Throbbing in left nostril, tension in external skin, as if nasal bones were compressed, with tickling, prickling in left nostril, causing violent sneezing.
Affections of nasal cartilages.


Face red.
Great redness of face. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Pale and earthy face. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Face straw-colored, down to lips inclusive. ~ Scirrhus of os uteri.
Pressing and tearing of facial bones; drawing, tearing in right zygoma.
Perceptible throbbing over whole left cheek, as if muscles would be raised from mucous membrane, with a feeling as if cheek was larger; cheeks both red; chilly burning in skin.
Sudden heat in face. ~ Palpitation of heart.
Burning itching of face.


Swelling of upper lip, close under nose.
A violent horrible pain in bone of right lower jaw.


Severe aching in decayed last molar, left side.
Upper and lower teeth adhere together like from glue.


Speech impeded by much viscid saliva in mouth.
Sore burning blisters on tongue; tongue dry.
Red streaks in middle of tongue.
Dryness in middle of tongue.
Tongue has a silvery coating, more dense than the transparent white of Arsen.


Dryness in mouth.
Fetid breath. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Saliva sticky.


Sore throat as from swelling of pharynx. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Region of submaxillary glands swollen; neck stiff; swallowing difficult, as from internal swelling; has to force every mouthful down esophagus.
Scratching sensation in soft palate, as from something rough sticking there; felt most during empty swallowing, forcing him to swallow saliva.
Painful tension in fauces, as from swelling, when yawning.
Throat feels raw and sore during expiration, or when swallowing or coughing.
Viscid, grey, jelly-like mucus in pharynx, easily hawked up; early morning.
Anesthesia of fauces. ~ Diphtheria.
Throat aches more with coughing than with swallowing, notwithstanding that food goes down with difficulty. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Itching crawling in pharyngeal orifice of eustachian tube, extending to tympanum.
A thick, viscous saliva sticks to hard palate, causes a scratching.
Mercurial angina.
Tension in fauces on right side, felt only when gaping. ~ Aphonia.


Appetite very much increased; hungry after eating a full meal.
Great hunger. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Hungry in morning, giving her nausea. ~ Palpitation.
Appetite pretty good. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
At times loss of appetite, with aversion to smoking, for a long time.
Aversion to all food, even when thinking of it.
Want of thirst, even during hot stage of fever.
Desire for wine.


During and after meals, sweating; skin near sacrum feels cold.
After dinner: nosebleed; dry stool.


Squeamish nausea in region of sternum, with vertigo and burning in scrobiculum.
Nauseous sensations with hunger; nausea in his dreams.
Vomiting, with stool in afternoon.
Bitter, acrid fluid rises up in throat; heartburn.


Digestion took place without pain in stomach. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Oppression in scrobiculum. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Anxiety and pressure in pit of stomach.
Burning in stomach, ascending to chest.


Cutting stitches under last left ribs.


Tympanitic puffing of right side of abdomen.
Abdomen sore to hard pressure; slowly lessened after wind passes.
Expansion and sensation of fullness in epigastrium, with hunger.
Loud croaking in abdomen, with hunger.
Wind colic.
Every moment lancinating pain in hypogastrium, like pin-pricks. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Distension of hypogastrium; which was exceedingly sensitive to contact. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Contraction and tension of abdominal muscles; has to walk bent forward.
Bruised pain over left hip, and on whole left side of pelvis, with uterine weakness.
Painful soreness in whole abdomen, agg. when riding in a carriage. ~ With uterine complaints.
Tendency to crampy pains in groins. Scirrhus uteri.
Sweat only on abdomen and on chest.
Sweat on abdomen. ~ Exostosis on skull.


Soft, but scanty stool. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Diarrhea, with constant pain in left side of stomach, all morning, afternoon and evening, and next day.
Painless stools of undigested food.
Frequent urging in lower part of rectum, with discharge of small quantities of soft stool.
Dry stool, like sand, after dinner.
Alvine evacuation irregular, often lienteric diarrhea. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Diarrhea with constant pain in left side of stomach.
Sore between nates, around anus, and in groin, on moderate walking.


Passed five or six pints of urine in one night. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Urine turbid, sweetish, profuse at night. ~ Diabetes.
Profuse urine.
Urination copious. ~ Diphtheria; scirrhous uteri, etc.
Urine like whey, slightly turbid, of a sweet taste. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Urine pale, fetid, profuse, especially at night. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Enuresis nocturna, spasmodic form.


Seminal emissions almost every night, without erection, with atrophy of penis; after onanism.
Yellowish-greenish gonorrhea, of an indolent character from beginning; of eight months' standing.
Very profuse gonorrheal discharge, with contusive pain in testicle.
Greyish ulcers, with shaggy borders, on prepuce; at same time in throat.
Crushed pain in testicles; clothing increases pain on walking; also evening in bed.
Scrotum and feet edematous. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Pruritus scroti.


Prolapsus, with pain in left ovary.
Pain in left ovary and back, extending to front and downward. ~ Prolapsus.
Pains in left ovary and loins.
Purulent, ichorous, sometimes bloody matter flows from uterine ulcers, filling room with unbearable stench. ~ Scirrhus.
Neck of uterus looks spongy, deeply corroded; face straw-colored; bruised, tense feeling in groin; urine copious; cramps in thighs.
Metrorrhagia, large lumps with violent pains, agg. with every motion.
Hemorrhages at approach of climacteric period.
Prolapsus uteri; pain in left ovary; pain in small of back, extending to front and downward.
Sore feeling, as if ulcerated, in whole abdomen, agg. when riding in a carriage. ~ Uterine diseases.
Mucous membrane of vagina wrinkled by descent of uterus. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Purulent, ichorous, horribly smelling and at times bloody matter filled vagina. ~ Scirrhous uteri.
Ulcers of uterus discharging purulent, ichorous matter, sometimes bloody water, with unbearable stench. ~ Prolapsus uteri.
Neck of uterus very much swollen, presented a spongy mass, deeply corroded with ulcers in different directions, it was impossible to discover the os tincae.
In less than three days foul smell was lost almost entirely. ~ Scirrhus of os tincae.


Palpitation during pregnancy.


Hoarseness; especially of professional singers, speakers, etc.
Total loss of voice with professional singers.
Very hoarse, cannot speak a loud word. ~ Laryngitis.
Hoarseness, aggravated by speaking for a length of time.
In evening, hoarse, when reading aloud, has to hem and hawk.
Cannot speak a loud word; constant tickling in throat, provoking cough. ~ Laryngitis.
The sounds in singing came double.
Alteration in timbre of voice with singers, speakers and preachers, with feeling of constriction and rawness in larynx.
Aphonia after angina, cannot sing, and when gaping he feels a tension in throat.
The cricoid cartilage is painful, with a bruised sensation to slightest touch, and a feeling as if stopped up with a foreign body.
Rawness and soreness in upper part of larynx, when coughing, not when swallowing.
Laughing produces mucus in larynx and excites cough.
When stooping, or ascending stairs, mucus rises into throat, easily brought up by a single cough.
A grey, gelatinous phlegm is easily raised from trachea.
Over bifurcation of trachea, a raw spot; agg. when using voice, talking or singing.
Eating apples, small piece seemed to stick in larynx, leaving a spot which feels cool, irritates to cough, which does not lessen the sensation.
A dull cutting pain rises in trachea, becomes a shooting, inducing single coughs. ~ Laryngitis.
Chronic inflammation of larynx with a teacher; 3d followed by 2e.
Very sudden transient pain in larynx up through back of head into vertex, and a little in right ear; after 1 P. M.
A roughness and soreness in larynx when coughing, not when swallowing. ~ Laryngitis.
A soreness “at bottom of windpipe.”
Phthisis laryngea; clergymen, singers, public speakers, etc.
Foul breath. ~ Scirrhus of os uteri.
When reading aloud in evening, he has to hem and hawk.
Stitches between sixth and seventh rib, agg. when inhaling.
With a deep inhalation, pressing-out pain below second and third rib.
With every deep breath cutting on both sides on last ribs.
Violent stitches in chest impede both in and exhalation.
Want of breath. Diabetes.
Deep sighing inhalations relieve the palpitation.
Laughing causes cough; mucus in larynx. ~ Laryngitis.
Voice fails in singing.

COUGH. [27]

Attacks of cough from laughing.
Complains about a constant tickling in throat setting her to coughing. ~ Laryngitis.
Dull cutting, becoming a shooting, rising up in trachea and forcing him to single coughs.
Cough dry, caused by irritation in bronchia, with a sore pain; drawing stitches in lowest rib, near spine.
Cough in attacks, rattling by day and in room, not at night nor in open air.
Cough with easy expectoration, white, thickish, looking like boiled starch.
Expectoration almost constant, day and evening.
When coughing, a raw sore feeling in throat, not in windpipe, also not when swallowing.
Dry cough and easy expectoration.
Sputa like gelatin and grey.
Much grey, gelatinous phlegm in trachea, easily expectorated. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Sputa easy, white, thick, like boiled starch. ~ Laryngitis.
The cough is accompanied with an easy expectoration of white, thick, starch-like mucus, without taste or smell.


Stitches in right chest from within outward; he can neither inhale nor exhale.
Violent pain in chest and shoulders pressing inward, returning every Winter.
Great weakness of chest, agg. left side, as a concomitant to other symptoms.


Sensation as if heart suddenly was standing still, followed by a trembling at heart, gradually passing into an irregular throbbing, disappearing after a few minutes. ~ During pregnancy.
Frequent palpitation with or without anxiety.
During pregnancy, increasing palpitation.
Palpitation at night.
During day or night frequent attacks of violent palpitation of heart, with or without feeling of anxiety. ~ Third month of pregnancy.
Oppressive burning in region of heart.
Trembling and palpitation of heart.
Heartbeats sometimes omit.
Full feeling in region of heart.
Frequent, spasmodic, though painless twitchings of whole cardiac muscle, especially on lying on back; fears apoplexy.
Pulse: often unchanged; more frequent in evening in bed; slow in morning.
Pulse intermitting and very irregular during attacks of palpitation.
Periodic jerking; disorderly, irregular pulse; very annoying action of heart with an intermittent, irregular pulse, most when lying on back.


Cutting, left side, in cartilages of false ribs.
Chest feels sore to touch.
Boil near last rib.
Sweat on chest. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Affections of cartilages of ribs.


The sterno-cleido-mastoid muscles hurt when stretched by turning of head.
Itching between shoulder blades.
On right of pelvis, near sacrum, skin feels cold, as if touched with ice; returns after eating.
Dull stitches in second lumbar vertebra.
Feels as if small of back had been knocked away.
Bruised pain in small of back, loins and neck, agg. from motion; mornings on awaking.
Violent pain as if sprained deep in left lumbro-sacral region; unendurable on adduction of left thigh, compelling to limp.
Chill spreads from back.


Upper arms feel powerless, as after severe labor.
Tension and tearing of arms, especially in bones of hands and fingers.
A short paralytic drawing on outside of left upper arm; on pressure it pains as if beaten; same in left wrist-joint.
Inflammation of arms.
Burning of hands, itching.


Stitches in hip when walking.
Crampy pains in thighs from time to time. ~ Scirrhus of os uteri.
Inside of thighs pain as if ulcerated.
Weariness after rising, mostly in region of great trochanters, ligaments and muscles feel as if they had given way, with painful tension in muscles about trochanters and buttocks as if sprained; agg. walking; on hard pressure after using, feel bruised.
From time to time crampy pains in thighs. ~ Scirrhous os uteri.
Stiffness in hips in morning.
Knee pains as if bruised, while sitting.
Knees knock together when walking.
Calves feel as if too short on going down-stairs.
When stepping, feet feel sore, as if ulcerated.
Feet edematous, swollen. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Tearing in feet, at times in soles, dorsum, heels or toes, in tarsal or metatarsal bones.
Numbness in heels.
Lower limbs sometimes, especially in morning after rising, become so weak and trembling that knees knock together. ~ Palpitation.
In left knee, when moving it, a pain as if beaten and as if out of joint, like after much walking. ~ Palpitation.
Left lower limb gets stiff and immovable, as if asleep. ~ Palpitation.


Numbness in limbs, as if asleep.
All limbs feel stiff.
Loss of power; after walking unusual fatigue; heaviness.
Joints of hands and feel sore; drawing in joints.
Rheumatic pains in extremities.
Burning, lancinating pain, like sting of a wasp at knee and elbow, agg. at the latter.


At rest: pain in limbs of all sorts, agg.; pressing, squeezing, below right axilla.
Forced to lie down from weariness.
Lying low with head.
Worse lying on her back. ~ Palpitation.
Lying: on back brings on attack of palpitation or increases it, also twitching of cardiac muscles.
Sitting: pains in back and limbs increase; pains in knees.
Standing: pain in knee; cutting in leg; crawlings over body.
Motion: paralytic weakness; much inclined to move, feels as if she had more power; pains in menorrhagia; bruised pain in back, loins and neck agg.
Rising from sitting: pressure in abdomen amel.; weariness.
Walking: after moderate walking, sore; has to walk bent forward; dizzy coming in warm room after a walk; stitches in hip; muscles over trochanter sprained; thighs give out; knees knock; sore nates.
Stooping: mucus in air passages; stitches in left ribs.
Ascending stairs: mucus in larynx.
Descending: joints weak, sore.
Sudden exertion: palpitation; knees pain.

NERVES. [36]

After dinner, during siesta, a violent electric shock, first proceeds from left afterwards from right hip joint, disturbing sleep; having fallen asleep again (ten minutes), with hands above head, another shock, much more violent in left arm, proceeds from arm joint.
Painless twitching: around right shoulder and right thigh; of right thumb, abducting it while writing.
Spasmodic, painful twitching of muscles on temple, forehead, and throat, near thyroid cartilage.
Convulsive shocks of whole body; after previous vertigo; mostly when dropping off to sleep, preventing sleep.
Epileptic attacks, followed by delirious rage, jumping about, striking those near.
Weary, forced to lie down and sleep.
Paralytic weakness on motion; bruised feeling.
Paralytic weakness, with all pains.
Legs weak and trembling, mostly in morning after rising; knees give way. ~ Palpitation of heart.
Sudden weakness, as if he should break down. ~ Palpitation of heart.
Very much prostrated. ~ Diabetes mellitus.

SLEEP. [37]

In bed, while slumbering, seized with a dizziness, as if head fell out of bed; followed by a violent, convulsive starting of body; vertigo and desire to sleep had disappeared.
Cannot fall asleep easily, and her sleep is very restless; as soon as she sinks into a doze, an electric shock of whole body or single limbs occurs and interrupts sleep. ~ Palpitation.
Gaping, drowsy, depressed in mind.
Restless sleep; anxious, frightful dreams, on awaking believes them true; also in cases of palpitation of heart.
Nausea in dreams; seminal emissions.
On awaking: fatigue; upper arm weak ; legs powerless.
Many anxious dreams with screaming. ~ Palpitation.
No rest at night, has to urinate so often. ~ Diabetes mellitus.

TIME. [38]

Many complaints agg. at noon.
Chill at 12, noon.
Day: cough rattling.
In morning: weary in all limbs; sneezing; mucus in throat; pulse slower; hips stiff; nausea.
In forenoon: out of humor; heat.
At 1 P. M.: pain from larynx through head.
Afternoon: nosebleed; gastric symptoms; vomiting with stool; pains in joints; chill.
Evening: mind depressed, sad; pains in limbs; crushed pain in testes; two tones in larynx while inspiring; hoarse reading; pulse increased.
Night; profuse urine; palpitation.
Day and evening: expectoration.
Before midnight: vertigo, seems as if head was falling out of bed; chill.
After midnight: sweat.
Remission of complaints evening and night.
Night half and day half like 3 to 4.
Evening half and morning half like 5 to 3.


Averse to uncovering.
Open air: tearing in skull amel.; cough amel.
After effects of sunstroke.
Entering a room after a walk: dizzy.
In room: cough rattling.

FEVER. [40]

Chill before midnight, every time bedclothes are raised.
Coldness on small spots.
Chill: in afternoon and evening, until sleep; before midnight.
Chilly, stupid; chill spreads from back.
Heat in forenoon without thirst.
Heat all over, but less on head.
Heat of body, except head, with thirst. ~ Exostoses on skull.
Heat in forenoon, over whole body, but less on head.
Hectic, 11 A. M. to 12, or 1 P. M. ~ In laryngeal and bronchial troubles.
Sweats easily; during and after eating; upper part of body, or only front of body.
Sweat after midnight.
Sweat on abdomen, chest.
Oily sweat on abdomen or chest.


Paroxysms of burning in corns.
Pains increase gradually, disappear suddenly.
Sudden, momentary pains; belly, back, right shoulder, etc.
Cough in attacks.
Symptoms reappear at noon.
Attacks brought on by lying on back. ~ Palpitation.
Every day at noon: pains in skull renewed; chill.
Every Winter; pain in chest and shoulders.


Right: dull pain in temple and side of head; fossa under ear-lobe painful; pain in jaw; tension in fauces; tight feeling in ear; stitches in chest, under axilla; pelvis as if touched with ice; side of abdomen tympanitic; twitching in shoulder, thigh and thumb.
Left: cutting into brain from ear; temple; headache; amaurosis; nostril throbs; cheek throbs; molar aches; cutting under ribs; arm as if beaten; over pelvis, bruised; ovary, cartilages, false ribs ; shocks in arm; paralytic drawing in upper arm, wrist; patella.
Right to left: ear-lobes, eustachian tube.
Left to right: hips, knees.
Within outward: stitches in chest; dull pains.
Pressing inward: pain in chest and shoulders.
Tearing upward: pains in legs.


As if clothing were too tight; painful emptiness, or hollow feeling in head; as if left cheek was larger; sensation of something rough sticking in soft palate; feeling in larynx as if filled up with a foreign body; as if small of back had been knocked away; as if heart suddenly stood still, followed by trembling at heart; as if drunken; as if he ran against something; as if head was falling out of bed; as if mist was before eyes; as if nasal bones were compressed; as if muscles would be raised from mucous membrane; abdomen as if ulcerated; as if sprained in lumbo-sacral region; left arm pains as if beaten; knees as if bruised; as if she should break down; joints as if beaten; itching as if from fleas; left knee as if beaten and out of joint.
Pain as if ulcerated: inside of thighs; in feet, when stepping.
Raging pain: as if a nerve were being torn in left side of brain.
Violent horrible pain: in bone of right lower jaw.
Violent pain: in chest and shoulders; in left lumbo-sacral region.
Lancinating: in hypogastrium like pin-pricks; and burning, like sting of a wasp, knee and elbow.
Stitches: from left ear into brain; under last left rib; in air passages; between sixth and seventh rib; in chest; drawing on lowest rib, near spine; in right chest, from within outward; dull in second lumbar vertebra; in hip.
Cutting: in eustachian tube toward parotid; on last ribs; rises in trachea, becomes a shooting; left side in cartilages of false ribs.
Tearing pain: in skull; in facial bones; in arms, bones of hands and fingers; in feet; in long bones.
Drawing: in left side of brain; from fossa under right ear to cheek and lower maxilla; and tearing in right zygoma; paralytic on outside of left upper arm and in left wrist joint; in maxillary and parotid gland; in bones.
Pressing pains: in forehead; and drawing in occiput; and tearing in skull; in facial bones; inward, in chest and shoulders; in bones.
Dull pressive pain: encircles calvarium.
Pressing out pain: below second and third rib.
Pressure: in pit of stomach.
Aching: of whole brain; of external head; of eyes; in left molar.
Scratching: in soft palate.
Rawness: in throat; in larynx; above bifurcation of trachea.
Burning: and itching in face; blisters on tongue; in scrobiculum; in stomach, to chest; itching of hands; lancing, knee and elbows; in corns; in region of heart.
Painful soreness: in abdomen.
Soreness: in joints of hands and feet; of the eruptions; in throat; at bottom of windpipe; between nates; around anus; in groin.
Rheumatic pain: in extremities.
Dull pain: in right temple and right side of head.
Undefined pain: in forehead; in right lower jaw, very violent; in left side of stomach, with diarrhea; in left ovary and back, with prolapsus; in loins; in cricoid cartilage; in testicle.
Sudden transient pain: in larynx; through back of head into vertex and right ear.
Contusive or crushed pains: in testicles.
Bruised pain: over left hip; left side of pelvis; in buttocks; in knee; in small of back, loins and neck; in cricoid cartilage; in groin.
Sprained feeling; in lumbo-sacral region; see 31; in buttocks.
Crampy pains: in groins; in thighs.
Contraction: of abdominal muscles.
Constriction: in larynx.
Oppression: in scrobiculum.
Tension: in skin of nose; in fauces; of abdominal muscles; in arms; in muscles about trochanters.
Calves feel too short on going down-stairs.
Ligaments and muscles in region of great trochanter feel as if they had given way.
Fullness: in epigastrium, with hunger; in region of heart.
Throbbing: in left nostril; over left cheek; at heart.
Stiffness: of neck; in left leg; in all limbs.
Numbness: in heels; in left leg; in limbs.
Crawling and whirling: in head.
Electric shock: from left then right hip joint, then in left arm, disturbing siesta; of whole body.
Spasmodic painless twitchings: of cardiac muscle; around right shoulder and thigh; of right thumb; of muscles on temple, forehead and throat, near thyroid cartilage.
Dryness: in mouth; on tongue.
Heat: in face; of body except head.
Chilly, burning: in skin.
Cold spot: in larynx; on right of pelvis near sacrum; in hips.
Tickling: in throat.
Tickling and crawling: in nose.
Tickling and prickling: in left nostril.
Itching: in canthi; of lids; of corners of eyes; of eyes; of ears; and crawling in pharyngeal orifice of eustachian tube; of scrotum; between shoulder blades; burning of hands; and crawling on head and body; in pharyngeal orifice of eustachian tube; here and there as from fleas.
Formication and itching in concha.
Weakness: upper arms; in legs, in knees; general; in joints.


Drawing pains in maxillary and parotid glands.
Acts on all cartilages.
Joints feel weak, sore; especially on descending.
Joints feel as if beaten. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Emaciation. ~ Diabetes mellitus.
Drawing pressure or tearing in bones, especially long bones.
Articular rheumatism without swelling.
Tearing pain in bones. ~ Exostosis on skull.
Tenderness, tearing pressure and pain in bones.
Copious discharge of mucus; of pus; of urine.


Touch: head painful.
Pressure: pain in skull increased.
Clothing increases pain in testicles.
Worse riding in carriage: painful soreness of whole abdomen, also uterine complaints.
Worse when touched: pain in muscles of upper arm; bones of thumb and last phalanges of both big toes.
When pressed upon, parts feel sore as if bruised.
Every step hurts in hip joint.

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Intolerable itching, like from crawling on head and body.
A sore burning itching here and there as from fleas.
Itching, unchanged by scratching.
Sore exanthemata, cannot bear to have them touched, even motion of skin is almost unbearable.
A pimple on left temple sore to touch.
Eruptions feel sore as if excoriated.
Greyish ulcers with shaggy borders; on prepuce and in throat.
Purulent, ichorous, sometimes bloody matter flowing from ulcers, constantly filled the vagina, from which proceeded a horrible stench, driving all from room. ~ Scirrhus of os tincae.


Man, aet. 26, robust, active, intelligent; red hair, white skin, marked rheumatic diathesis.
Woman, aet. 28, choleric, black eyes and hair; pregnant in fourth mouth. ~ Palpitation.
Affections from onanism.
Girl, aet. 1, after measles, inflammation of left eye.
Woman, aet. 50, tall, thin, emaciated, very irritable temperament. ~ Scirrhus of neck of uterus.


To be compared with Zincum in itching in outer canthi. (Zincum more the inner, and acts more on the muscular system and on the skin).
Cured gonorrhea, after Cannab., Copaiva and Mercur failed.
Cured scirrhus of os tincae, after Conium, Cicuta, Sepia and Lycop. failed.
Uterine and ovarian symptoms, similar to Pallad., latter on right side; Argent. met. on left.
Ailments from abuse of mercury.
Antidotes to Argent. met.: Mercur., Pulsat.
After Argent. met. follow well: Calc. ostr., Pulsat., Sepia.
Argent. met. follows well after Alum and Platin.
A return of trembling palpitation four months after delivery, after being cured in third month of pregnancy by Argent. met., was relieved by Rhus tox.
Compare Stannum in cough excited by laughing.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 01, 1879
Description: Clinical materia medica of Argentum metallicum
Remedies: Argentum metallicum
Author: Hering, C.
Year: 1879
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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