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Natrum Sulphuricum.

Sodium Sulphate; Glauber Salts. Na OSO3+10aq.

Since its discovery by Glauber, in 1658 (de natura salium), it was called Sal Mirabile by himself, and afterwards Sal Glauberi. It has been used as a laxative in so-called inflammatory affections, or employed as a purgative (Comp. Pereira, ed. by Carson). The Chinese use it for the same purpose, according to Scherzer (Austrian Expedition). It is rarely given in smaller doses, largely diluted, as an aperient and diuretic (American Dispensatory). It was proved in still smaller doses by Dr. Schreter, in Lemberg, Galicia; the proving published in 1832, in Hartlaub's Annalen, vol. 111, No. 4, and by the zealous and meritorious Nenning in Bohemia, by himself, and several women and girls, published in 1833, in the same journal, vol. 4, No. 4.

In Grauvogl's works, Grundgesetze, 1858, Das Homopathische hnlichkeitgesets, 1861, Ditetik und Prophylaxis, 1862, Lehrbuch der Homopathie, 1866, it is recommended as a polychrest in the “hydrogenoid constitution,” Sycosis, Leucaemia and Thrombosis.

Long before this it had been used in the 30th centesimal to prevent the development of some forms of consumption by Hering, was given in important cases of sickness by Jeanes, in abdominal disorders and chronic diarrhea by Lippe, and in the second potency with prompt result in some forms of sciatica by Raue and Hering, according to symptoms of Nenning.

For complete collection of symptoms see Hering's Monograph, Am. Jour. Hom. Mat. Med. Sulphate of soda is contained in a great many springs, used and abused as medicines.

It predominates in the warm springs of Karlsbad (Sprudel), of Bristol (hot well), and in the cold springs of the Isle of Wight, and of Pllna, Saidschtz, Marienbad, Bilin, and Franzensbad, in Bohemia. –C. Hg.

Introduced by Schreter, proved by him and Nenning (Hartlaub and Trink's Annalen, vol. 4, p. 487), Lembke (N. Zeit. fr Hom. Klinik, 1866, vol. 11, p. 97).


- Periodical headaches, Schssler's Tissue Remedies; Headache with malarial symptoms, Knerr, MSS.; Ozaena, Terry, N. A. J. H., vol. 25, p. 309; Posterior nasal catarrh, Miller, Hom. Times, 1876, p. 69; Toothache, Landesmann, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 83; Gastric derangement, Schssler's Tissue Remedies; Sensitiveness in region of liver, Paine, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 29; Affection of liver, Paine, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 11; Hah. Mo., vol. 5, p. 200; Bilious colic, Schssler's Tissue Remedies, p. 117; Diarrhea, Lippe, Organon, vol. 3, p. 337; Hom. Phys., vol. 2, p. 190; Stillman, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 146; Sulzer, Hom. Times, 1875, p. 76; Norton, C. R. Med. Inv., 1870, p. 390; Chronic diarrhea, Pratt, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 138; H. M., Sept., 1871, p. 96; Diabetes mellitus, Aegidi, Raue's Path., p. 649; Gonorrhea, sycosis (with Thuya), 6 cases, Bojanus, Raue's Rec., 1871, pp. 139-41; Leucorrhea, Müller, B. J. H., vol. 23, p. 370; Herpes vulvae, Heinigke, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 160; Phlegmasia alba dolens, Burnett, B. J. H., vol. 33, p. 731; Asthma, Guernsey, Hom. Phys., vol. 7, p. 129; Leonard, Schssler's Tissue Remedies; Spinal meningitis, Kent, Schssler's Tissue Remedies, B. and D.; Soreness in spine and neck, Pulsifer, Hah. Mo., vol. 5, p. 195; Swelling of cervical glands, Grauvogl; Text-book, p. 360; Paronychia, Grauvogl, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 913; Panaritium, Bell, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 327; Heat of feet, Berridge, Hom. Times, 1875, p. 23; Locomotor ataxia (with Thuya), Grauvogl, B. J. H., vol. 26, p. 639; Spasms after injury to head, Kent, Hom. Phys., vol. 6, p. 279; Chronic fistulous abscesses, Grauvogl; Sycosis, Kent, Hom. Phys., vol. 6, p. 275.

MIND. [1]

Inability to think.
Cheerfullness, happy mood; after loose stools.
Depressed; tearful; lively music makes her sad.
Satiety of life; must use all self-control to prevent shooting himself.
Irritable, agg. mornings; dislikes to speak or to be spoken to.
Great anxiety caused by pressure of swelling of throat on windpipe.
Spirits low, extremely timid and anxious; mind enfeebled.
Jaundice after anger.
Mental troubles arising from a fall or other injuries to head.
Melancholy with periodical attacks of mania.


Vertigo: after dinner; then heat from body towards head, becoming more violent until sweat breaks out on forehead; amel. after forehead becomes moist; with dullness of head; frequent yawning and vomiting of sour mucus; from gastric derangements, excess of bile, with bilious coating on tongue or bitter taste in mouth.
Muddled feeling, dullness.


Pressure in forehead, particularly after meals; as if forehead would burst.
Periodical attacks in right side of forehead.
Pain as if forehead would burst after a meal.
Pressure in forehead and coronal region after sunset, with heat on top of head; amel. by pressure of hand; during quiet and while lying down; agg. when thinking.
Beating pain in both temples when walking.
Periodically returning headaches; pain concentrated in right temple, of a boring nature, as if a screw was being driven in, preceded by burning sensation in pit of stomach, bitter taste and lassitude, only felt at night or in morning; vomiting of bile follows.
Indescribable pain on top of head, as if it would split.
Pressure and heat in vertex during menses.
Hot feeling on top of head.
Heavy and dull in head, especially in morning; looks pale and sickly.
Heaviness in head, with bleeding of nose, without relief.
Congestion of blood to head; pulsating headache.
Headache while reading, made him feel hot, and sweat.
Brain feels loose, when stooping, as if it fell towards left temple.
Jerk in head, throwing it towards right side.
Headache: with giddiness; bitter taste; vomiting of bile; bilious diarrhea; colicky pain.
Dull headache, with malarial symptoms.
Occipital headache.
Violent pains at base of brain, as if crushed in a vise, or something gnawing there.
Violent pains in head, especially at base of brain and back of neck. ~ After injuries to head.
Irritation of brain after lesions of head.


Creeping in scalp of vertex.
Scalp is sensitive; hair is painful on combing it.
Burning in top of head.
Chronic effects from injuries upon skull; simple concussions that have resulted from a considerable shock, and injuries without organic affections.


Sight dim; eyes weak; watering.
Sensitiveness of eyes to light, with headache.
Yellowness of conjunctivae.
Large, blisterlike granulations, with burning tears.
Burning in right eye, burning lachrymation, dim sight; agg. near fire, also morning and evening; burning of edges of lids.
Crawling sensation in eyes; great dryness and burning of eyes; agg. from afternoon to evening; seemed as if her eyeballs were hot.
Granulous blisters on eyes.
Conjunctivitis granulosa, granulations appear like small blisters (Thuya).
Photophobia in scrofulous ophthalmia; lids agglutinated.
Suffusion with burning of edges of lids.
Chronic conjunctivitis, with granular lids, green pus, terrible photophobia.
Lids heavy as if leaden, pressing in eyes while reading in evening.
Burning or itching of edges of lids in morning.


Ringing in ears, as of bells.
Pressing in ears as if tympanum was pressed out.
Earache as if something was forcing its way out.
Piercing pain in right ear inward; sharp, lightning-like stitches in ear; agg. going from cold air into warm room, agg. in damp weather, living on wet ground, etc.
Heat in right ear, in evening.
Irritable mucous membrane of ears and nose.


Nosebleed: before menses; during menses, stops and returns often; in afternoon.
Stuffing up of nose; great dryness and burning.
Sneezing and fluent coryza.
Catarrhal discharge, yellowish-green; becomes green on exposure to light.
Accumulation of mucus, particularly at night, with salty expectoration in morning. ~ Posterior nasal catarrh.
Watery discharge becomes yellow and copious; nostrils sore; discharge thick, yellow and mostly from anterior nares. ~ Chronic nasal catarrh.
Thick, yellowish discharge from nose; sometimes a greenish-looking scab is blown from nose in morning with some blood and offensive smell; scab seems to come from an ulcer in Schneiderian membrane; pain in root of nose, feels stopped up; hawking up during day and in morning of pieces of starch-like greyish phlegm, with a salty taste; oppression in middle and upper part of chest, as of a weight in chest, agg. at night, in morning and in damp weather; sometimes pain in left lower side of chest; wart on right ring finger. ~ Ozaena.
Ozaena syphilitica beginning with ulcers in fauces, no fetor.
Itching of wings of nose, inducing rubbing.


Face: pale, wan; sallow or jaundiced with biliousness.
Vesicles and pimples on face.
Smooth erysipelas of face.
Itching of face.


Burning pain in corner of mouth at night; lips burn like pepper.
Upper lip dry, skin peels off.
Vesicles on lower lip.
Vesicular eruption around mouth and chin.
Pimple on chin, burns when touched.


Throbbing toothache, with great restlessness; agg. from warm, but intolerable to hot drink.
Toothache: amel. taking cold water into mouth; amel. by cool air or tobacco smoke.
Gums burn like fire.
Blister on upper gums, suppurating, then drying up.
Painless, movable tumor on lower gums.


Taste: bitter; unpleasant; slimy, tongue coated with mucus.
No taste, mornings; mouth feels dry, numb.
Dirty, greenish-grey or greenish-brown coating on root of tongue.
Tongue: coated greenish, with malarial symptoms; slimy; red; burning tip.
Blisters with burning pain, on tip of tongue.


Roof of mouth sore to touch.
Burning of palate as if sore and raw, during menses.
Blisters on palate, which increased daily; palate became so sensitive that she could hardly eat; amel. taking anything cold into mouth.
Burning in mouth, as from pepper; mouth dry, thirst, gums red.
Dryness with redness of gums and thirst.
Feeling of numbness and roughness in mouth.
Bitter taste, full of slime, thick and tenacious, white, must hawk it up constantly from esophagus, trachea and stomach.
Accumulation of very thin saliva in mouth; copious after meals.


Dryness of throat, no thirst; extends to esophagus.
Throat sore, feeling of contraction when swallowing saliva; soreness agg. by talking, or when swallowing solids.
Sore throat, feeling of a lump on swallowing.
Frequent constriction of throat when walking.
Inflammation of tonsils and uvula, with painful deglutition and urging to swallow saliva.
Ulcers on tonsils; tearing pain down throat.
Mucus in throat, at night; hawks salt mucus in morning.
In diphtheria when green vomiting occurs.


Loss of appetite: with great thirst; with malarial symptoms.
Thirst: in evening; for something very cold.
Great desire for ice or ice-cold water.
Disgust for bread, of which she was formerly fond.
Aversion to meat.


Vegetables, fruit, pastry, cold food or drink and farinaceous food cause diarrhea.
Before meals: qualmishness in stomach.
After eating: headache; perspiration in face.
Hot drinks: toothache agg.


Hiccough: in evening; after eating bread and butter.
Constant rising or gulping up of sour water; heartburn.
Qualmishness before eating.
Constant nausea.
Nausea, sometimes vomiting first of sour, then bitter fluid. ~ Hepatitis.
Vomiting: of bile; very sour mucus or preceded by vertigo; of saltish sour water; of bile with bitter sour taste, giddiness and headache; of greenish water; with colic.


Stomach feels distended and heavy.
Full feeling in stomach and chest, difficult breathing, evening in bed.
Beating pain in stomach, with slight nausea.
Boring in stomach as if it would be perforated; or burning-pinching in morning after rising; amel. after breakfast.
Gastric complaints with acidity.
Constant taste of bile; tongue covered with a curdy, bitter coating; during day, especially after food, bitter or tasteless eructations; complexion yellow; appetite very slight; no thirst; beer is distasteful; inclined to shiver; faint; pressure over one eye; stools normal, but scanty. ~ Gastric derangement.


Cannot bear tight clothing about waist.
Attacks of hepatitis from which she recovered very slowly.
Liver swollen and sore to touch.
Stitches in region of liver, sensitiveness when walking in open air.
When taking a deep breath, sharp, violent stitch in right side of abdomen, as if in liver; as if it would burst open there, while sitting, unchanged by pressure, at 4 P. M.
Biliousness, excess of bile, vomiting of bitter fluids, greenish-brown or greenish-grey tongue.
Jaundice arising from vexation.
Irritable liver sometimes after excessive study or mental work.
Liver engorged, agg. lying on left side.
Pain in left hypochondriac region or above, on last ribs; cough with purulent expectoration.
Stitches in left hypochondrium while walking in open air.


Dead heavy pain going from abdomen to back.
Burning in abdomen; bruised pain in bowels; griping amel. by kneading abdomen.
Pinching in bowels: with pain in forehead; with sensation as if bowels were distended; with rumbling, shifting pain and subsequent diarrhea.
Painful digging in abdomen during menses, in evening, followed by thirst.
Contractive pain in abdomen, extending to chest with tightness of breath, and subsequent diarrhea.
Violent colic and pain in small of back as if bruised, awakens her at 2 A. M.; amel. lying on side.
Bellyache in morning before breakfast.
Constant uneasiness in bowels and urging to stool.
Feeling of fullness.
Abdominal flatulency: much rolling and rumbling; incarcerated, especially in right side; collects at night, causing great pain; grumbling and rolling with sudden pinches, as after a purgative, then diarrhea; loud rumbling followed by emission of very fetid flatus; after confinement; with cutting pains and congestion of liver; at night; tearing pain around umbilicus; agg. before breakfast when stomach is empty.
Colic pain in region of right groin, extending over belly.
Bilious colic; excruciating pains; vomiting of bile; bitter taste.
Lead colic.
Heat in lower bowels with green bilious discharges.
Piercing pain in right flank, with nausea.
Pain in right flank, as if distended.
Stitch from left groin to axilla.
Tympanites in bilious fevers.
Tuberculosis abdominalis.


Morning diarrhea, on rising; sudden urging, gushing, accompanied with flatulence; stools spatter all over vessel; prostration.
Loose morning stools, particularly after a spell of wet weather.
Green evacuations, sallow skin, yellow eyeballs.
Stool: dark bilious or of green bile; yellowish-green; gushing; scanty, slimy, light, red or bloody; forcibly or suddenly expelled; half liquid, with tenesmus; painless, occasionally involuntary while passing flatus or urine, or during sleep; yellow, fluid, soon after rising in morning; in a gush; watery, with much flatus; claycolored (hepatitis); flatulent colic; wind incarcerated, right side; soft but difficult to expel.
Before stool: contractive pain in abdomen, extending into chest; pinching pains in groins and hypogastrium; violent colic and rumbling.
During stool: slight tenesmus and burning in anus; profuse emission of flatus; voluptuous feeling.
After stool: cheerfullness, happy mood; burning in anus; relief of colic.
Diarrhea: agg. in wet weather; in morning; after farinaceous food; in cold evening air; from vegetables, fruit, pastry, cold food or drink; alternating with constipation; comes on regularly in morning and returns quite regularly each day.
Diarrhea at 9 A. M., preceded by passage of much bad-smelling flatus; painless; stools thin, yellowish and scanty; only one passage daily.
Sudden urging to stool; stool scanty, at times slimy, bloody, of offensive odor, containing bright red blood; involuntary, occur during micturition, during sleep, or during expulsion of flatus; flatulent colic agg. on right side; agg. in damp weather or during a storm; agg. eating dishes made of flour, pastry, fruits; occurs particularly between 2 or 3 A. M. and 2 P. M.; amel. lying on side and discharge of flatus; sensitiveness of hypochondriac regions; intolerant of tight clothing; pain and heavy sensation in stomach; loss of appetite; aversion to bread; great thirst; chilliness; burning in abdomen; sleeplessness; prostration; eruption about anus and between thighs. ~ Chronic diarrhea.
Attacks come on suddenly, stools scanty, slimy, light red, sometimes bloody, forcible and sudden, sometimes offensive; movements are frequent and occasionally involuntary stool occurs while passing flatus or urine, or during sleep; discharges attended with pain; agg. from eating vegetables, fruit or pastry, from 2 or 3 A. M. to 2 P. M., in a warm room, in winter, when taking cold, at night, from cold food or drinks, after eating, in damp weather, and from exercise; pain amel. by lying down and from passing flatus; cannot bear clothing tight about waist; pain is of a dead heavy character and goes through from abdomen to back; much wind in bowels, and sickness at stomach; appetite very poor, much thirst; inclined to be chilly; burning in abdomen accompanying pain; does not sleep well at night; after an attack feels very tired and sore across bowels, sides and back; is very weak; has a disgust for bread, of which she was formerly fond; subject to rheumatism; and has had at times a discharge from left ear of a yellow color. ~ Chronic diarrhea.
Diarrhea of three years' standing; bruised pain in intestines, much passing of wind.
Chronic diarrhea with frequent involuntary discharges, since rupture of perineum.
Hard knotty stools, streaked with blood, accompanied and preceded by smarting in anus; often with scanty menses.
Emission of fetid flatus; in large quantities; in morning; after meals; with loose stools.
Constant uneasiness in bowels and urging to stool.
Chronic diarrhea; tuberculosis abdominalis.
Itching of anus; as from worms.
Knotty, wartlike eruption on anus and between thighs; condylomata; sycosis.


Nephritis scarlatinosa.
Diabetes after a chill and an attack of rheumatic fever brought on by getting wet year previous; extreme emaciation, face sunken, chest flattened, ribs projecting, muscles of extremities soft and flabby, little but skin and bone; tongue and gums bright red, the latter receding from teeth; epigastrium distended and very sensitive; liver hypertrophied; bowels confined, feces grey, skin flaccid, chest covered with erythema; dull pain in region of right kidney on pressure; urine enormously increased, 10 to 18 pounds daily; urine pale, almost like water, at same time something like whey, viscid, frothy on being passed, with sour reaction, specific gravity 1103, quantity of sugar in it about 5 1/2 per cent.; appetite and thirst inordinate; sleep disturbed by frequent calls to urinate; spirits low, extremely timid and anxious; mind enfeebled, thinking faculty impaired; felt weary, powerless, walking and all bodily movements difficult; pain in ankle joints; heaviness of feet; in morning fatigue and powerlessness; all ailments agg. during rest; thirst most all forenoon, with internal chilliness, confusion of head, pressive pain in forehead, especially after every meal; noises in ears, sometimes vertigo, followed by nausea and difficulty of swallowing.
Polyuria simplex, excessive secretion of urine, especially if diabetic.
Copious micturition, with brickdust sediment.
Piercing in both groins, with urging to urinate, afternoon while walking out-doors.
Pinching around navel while sitting, with urging to urinate, pain going into groin.
More urine than usual, with burning sensation when passing it; agg. at night, obliged to rise twice.
Urine burns when passing; it passes in small quantities.
Burning during and after micturition, or with pain in small of back on retaining urine.
Urine loaded with bile.
Sediment yellow red; in morning yellow white.
Lithic deposits in urine, brickdust-like coloring matter in water, often associated with gout.
Gravel, sandy deposit in urine.


Sexual desire excited in evening; also morning with erections.
Enlarged prostate, pus and mucus in urine.
Gonorrhea, yellowish-greenish discharge of thick consistency; little pain.
Gonorrhea; sycosis.
Chronic gonorrhea; suppressed.
Condylomata, soft fleshy excrescences of sycotic origin, with greenish discharges.
Preputial and scrotal edema.
Itching: of genitals; of glans or penis, obliging one to rub; of scrotum, with burning after scratching; of perineum and mons veneris.


Before menses, nosebleed.
Menses: profuse, acrid, corrosive, with colic and constipation, or morning diarrhea and chilliness; acrid, corrosive and flowing profusely first days, last days discharge of coagula; scanty, with knotty stools, streaked with blood; too late, acrid, making thighs sore; flow freely when walking; retarded, scanty, with colic; with diarrhea.
Leucorrhea: acrid corrosive, or vulvitis; parts inflamed, swollen, covered with vesicles of size of lentils, filled with purulent matter. ~ After parturition.


Vomiting in pregnancy, with bitter taste.
Whole left leg greatly swollen, does not pit, but least pressure causes great pain; intolerable pain starting from left temple, goes across forehead to right vertex, to right side of occiput; begins in morning as soon as she puts foot to floor, lasts all day until 4 or 5 P. M., affected parts remain sore; affected leg smarts like nettles; very nervous, cold chills come on suddenly; begins to shake as soon as she gets into bed, lasts greater part of night, followed by heat, no sweat; always chilly, “starved to death;” agg. in wet weather; urine pale and scanty; pain in small of back; menses suppressed; leucorrhea profuse, yellowish, purulent; radial pulse weak; unable to walk, but manages to get across room with help of stick. ~ Phlegmasia alba dolens.
Six weeks after confinement, violent fever, followed by vulvitis with herpes; great prostration; restlessness and sleeplessness; loss of appetite; bad taste; great thirst; red tongue; constipation; headache and sensitiveness of eyes to light; vesicles size of lentils, filled with purulent matter; hydrogenoid constitution.


Hoarseness; with fluor albus.


Constant desire to take a deep, long breath.
Short breath when walking, gradually amel. by rest; later want of breath continues while sitting.
Short breath, with piercing pain in left side of chest.
When taking a deep breath a sharp stitch in right side of chest, later also on inspiration, in left side.
Great dyspnea, desire to take deep breath during damp, cloudy weather.
Attacks of hay asthma, which patient dreads very much, causing great prostration and forcing her to remain in bed; sneezing, hard breathing, cannot lie down, breathing agg. upon least motion, accompanied by arching out between scapulae.
For years attacks of asthmatic breathing so marked as to herald his approach at some distance, and coming on after any unusual exertion; during remission coarse rales along larger bronchi.
Humid asthma, rattling of mucus.
Violent attack of asthma; greenish, purulent expectoration; loose evacuation immediately on rising.
Asthmatic attacks for years; expectoration greenish and remarkably copious.
Asthma with young people from a general bronchial catarrh; afterwards with every change to damp weather.
Asthma about 4 or 5 A. M., with cough and raising of glairy slime, and vomiting after eating; always agg. in damp, rainy weather.
Catarrh which has become chronic.
Offensive breath, with malarial symptoms.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: dry, with soreness in chest, rough feeling in throat, particularly at night; had to sit up and hold chest with both hands; loose, from tickling in throat; morning; with purulent sputum and pain about last ribs, left side; frequent, with some sputum; if he coughs while standing, feels a sharp stitch in left side of chest, with shortness of breath; with thick, ropy, greenish, puslike expectoration.
Coughing up blood, in hydrogenoid constitutions.


After sunset, oppressed feeling in chest, and feeling of a ball in throat, with tendency to cry; like hysteria.
Pressure on chest, as of a heavy load; oppression in morning on awaking.
Sensation of all-goneness in chest.
Stitches: in left side of chest when sitting, when yawning, during an inspiration; running up from abdomen to left side of chest.
Soreness of chest when coughing, amel. from pressure.
Constitutional condition in children that results in chest catarrhs and asthmatic complaints.
A kind of phthisis, not a true tuberculosis, in those of a sycotic or hydrogenoid constitution; cough, attended with muco-purulent expectoration, loud rales through chest, and seat of inflammation seems to be the lower lobe of left lung; pain about ninth or tenth rib on left side.
Phthisis pulmonum of old people; phthisis mucosa; cough, with muco-purulent sputa.
Sycotic pneumonia, inexpressible agony; slowly coagulating blood.


Swelling of ribs near sternum.
Spasmodic motions of muscles, agg. left side.
Sycotic exanthema every Spring.


Violent pains in back of neck and head; drawing back of neck, and spasms of back, together with mental irritability and delirium; violent determination of blood to head. ~ Spinal meningitis.
Chronic swelling of cervical glands.
Stitches in nape of neck (at night).
Piercing: as from knives, between scapulae, while sitting in evening; in middle of sacrum.
Soreness up and down spine and neck.
Bruised pain in small of back and sacrum.
Violent suppurative pain in small of back at night, so that she can only lie on her right side; amel. in morning after getting up.
Pressure in left side, near lumbar region, agg. from motion of body and pressure.
Itching on back when undressing.
Pain in sacrum, cannot lie on either side.


Swelling and suppuration of axillary glands.
Piercing in left axilla, on humerus, back of hand, palm of right hand, fingers, under nails.
Tingling in arms and hands; they feel as if paralyzed.
Furuncles on right forearm and near armpit.
No strength in hands; flexors pain when grasping anything.
Hands tremble on awaking; later, when writing.
Eruption on vola of each hands, some on dorsum and fingers; blisters filled with clear water.
Palms raw and sore, and exude a watery fluid.
Watery blisters between thumb and index finger.
Fingers swollen and stiff.
Rheumatic arthritis, especially in joints of fingers, pains suddenly go to heart, urine dark red.
Paronychia; patient pale and feeble in morning, heavy feeling in head, loss of appetite; in evening, chills and heat; after a blister, filled with water, which came on last phalanx, swollen all around, very red and painful; matter around root of nail; pain more bearable outdoors than in room, damp walls (cellar).
Panaritium, pain more bearable out-doors.
Inflammation and suppuration around roots of nails.
Tingling, ulcerative pain under nail; in tips of fingers.


Pain in right hip joint; agg. from stooping, motion, rising from a seat, or moving in bed.
While walking, suddenly a stitch in left hip, which makes it impossible to walk on, as foot no longer serves as a support; pain so violent that it could not be borne for a minute, indescribable, as though he would lose his senses and fall down; disappears after two or three seconds as suddenly as it came.
Pain in left hip joint, as after lying in a bad position; makes it difficult to ascend, also to sit down or get up; awakes him at night; can bear any one position only for a short time; joint pains so from some movements that he can hardly help screaming; at times one spot is sensitive to pressure, then again it is not.
Piercing pain in left hip, belly and small of back, only during rest.
Stitches in left hip, trembling of hands, languor and edema of feet.
Stabbing pain in left hip after a fall.
Pain in hip, extending to knee.
Sciatica when getting up from sitting, or turning in bed; no relief in any position.
Pain in hip amel. in certain positions, but compels one to move again after a short time, causing intense suffering.
Brown spots on inner surface of both thighs after syphilis.
Ulcers on outer side of thigh.
Stiffness of knees and cracking of joints.
Legs and thighs feel weary and exhausted.
Legs hot, burn to knees, evening and next morning.
Piercing in soles, in heels; ulcerative pain.
Burning in soles extending to knees.
Dry heat in feet at night.
Itching on or between toes, after undressing.
Edema of feet.
Podagra, gout in feet, acute and chronic cases.


Trembling or twitching of hands and languor of feet.
Twitching of hands and feet during sleep, more after midnight.
Pains in limbs, making him change his position often to obtain relief.
Rheumatic pains in limbs, with gastric symptoms.
Cracking of joints; arthritis.
Wart-like eruptions on arms and between thighs, sycosis.


Rest: pressure in head amel.; most ailments agg.; short breath amel.; pains in left hip, belly and small of back.
Can hardly find a position where the pain in hip and loins is tolerable, and the relief by changing position does not last long.
Patient is obliged to lie on back.
Turning or twisting the body very painful.
Lying down: amel. pressure in head.
Lying on side: violent colic amel.
Lying on left side: engorged liver agg.
Can only lie on right side: violent pain in small of back.
Cannot lie down: hay asthma.
Cannot lie on either side: pain in sacrum.
Stooping: brain feels loose; pain in right hip joint agg.
Sitting: stitch in abdomen; pinching around navel; want of breath; stitches in left side of chest; piercing between scapulae.
Had to sit up and hold chest with both hands: cough.
Standing: coughing causes stitch in left side of chest.
After lying in a bad position: pain in left hip joint.
Can bear any one position only for a short time.
No relief in any position: sciatica.
Change of position: compelled by pain in limbs.
Motion: pressure in left side agg.; pain in right hip joint agg.; sometimes causes unbearable pain in joints.
Exercise: diarrhea agg.; difficult, from weakness.
Moving in bed: pain in right hip joint.
Walking: beating pain in temples; frequent constriction of throat; difficult, from weakness; piercing in both groins with urging to urinate; menses flow freely; short breath; stitch in left hip, cannot walk on.
Swallowing: throat agg.
Talking: soreness of throat agg.
Writing: hands tremble.
Grasping anything: flexors pain.
Rising from a seat: pain in right hip joint agg.; sciatica.
Least motion: breathing agg.

NERVES. [36]

When lying long in one position, the restless desire to move compels a change which is very painful, and it is very difficult to find a new position which gives relief.
Prostration; tired, weary, especially knees.
Weak and languid, with malarial symptoms.
Exhaustion, with colic.
Debility and dyspepsia of drunkards.
Trembling of whole body; of hands on waking and when writing.
Twitching of hands and feet during sleep.
After striking head, fits driving him to distraction, never knew when they were coming on, epileptiform; very irritable, wanted to die; constant pain in head; much photophobia.
Chorea, with retarded stools, tetanus of left side; trembling of right, gesticulating convulsively every afternoon.
Locomotor ataxia.

SLEEP. [37]

Drowsiness: in forenoon, especially when reading or writing; precursor of jaundice.
Soon after falling asleep, starting as in a fright.
Restless, sleepless.
He may lie down earlier or later, after four or five hours he gets awake with an attack of asthma.
Is awakened by pain from flatulency.
Heavy, anxious, frightful dreams; frequent waking from unpleasant, fantastic dreams.

TIME. [38]

At 2 A. M.: violent colic.
Many symptoms agg. in morning, amel. after breakfast and in open air.
Between 2 and 3 A. M.: flatulent colic.
At 4 or 5 A. M.: asthma.
Mornings: irritable; bitter taste and lassitude; heavy and dull in head; burning in right eye agg.; burning or itching of edges of lids; salty expectoration; greenish scab blown from nose; hawking up of starchlike phlegm; oppression on chest agg.; no taste; burning pinching in stomach; bellyache; diarrhea; loose stools; emissions of flatus; fatigue and powerlessness; yellow-white sediment in urine; sexual desire with erections; cough; oppression on chest; pain in back amel. on getting up; patient pale and feeble; legs hot, burn to knees; perspiration.
Before breakfast: tearing pain in belly.
After breakfast; pain in stomach amel.
At 9 A. M.: diarrhea.
Forenoon: thirst; drowsiness.
During day: hawking up of starch-like phlegm; bitter coating on tongue.
After dinner: vertigo.
Afternoon: nosebleed; piercing in both groins with urging to urinate; dry heat.
At 2 P. M.: flatulent colic.
At 4 P. M.: stitch in abdomen.
After sunset: pressure in forehead; oppression in chest and feeling of ball in throat.
From afternoon to evening: burning and crawling in eyes agg.
Evening: burning in right eye agg.; while reading pressing in eyes; heat in right ear; thirst for something very cold; hiccough; difficult breathing (in bed); painful digging in abdomen; sexual desire excited; piercing between scapulae; chills and heat; legs hot, burn to knees; towards, chilliness; chilly and feverish; towards, sudden flashes of heat.
Night: bitter taste and lassitude; accumulation of mucus; oppression on chest agg.; burning pain in corner of mouth; flatus collects, causing great pain; diarrhea agg.; does not sleep well; more urine than usual; rough feeling in throat agg.; stitches in nape of neck; violent pain in small of back; pain in hip wakes him; dry heat in feet; could not get warm in bed; waking with anguish and thirst; sweat.
After midnight: twitching of hands and feet during sleep.


Ailments which are agg. or dependent upon dampness of weather, or swelling in damp houses.
Every Spring, eruption on chest.
Open air: sensitiveness of liver when walking in; while walking stitches in left hypochondrium; piercing pain in groins with urging to urinate; pain more bearable; panaritium more bearable.
Warm room: diarrhea agg.
In bed: chilly, and shaking chills out of it.
Near fire: burning in eye agg.
Hot drink: toothache intolerable.
Undressing: itching of skin.
Cool air: toothache amel.
From cold air into warm room: pain in ear agg.
Cold evening air: diarrhea agg.
Cold water: in mouth amel. toothache; blisters on palate amel.; thirst for.
Cold food or drink: diarrhea agg.
Ice and ice-cold water: great desire for.
Moist atmosphere at seashore: ague agg.
Damp weather: earache agg.; oppression on chest agg.; loose stools; diarrhea agg.; desire to take deep breath; asthma agg.; ague always agg.
Every change to damp weather: asthma.
Living on wet ground: earache agg.
Damp walls: increased pain.
Getting wet: caused rheumatic fever.
During storm: flatulent colic agg.

FEVER. [40]

Internal coldness, with yawning and stretching.
Chills: with icy coldness and gooseflesh, 4 to 8 P. M. during menses, towards evening, without thirst; evening in bed, could not get warm all night; up back, with chattering of teeth and shaking, without external coldness; waking at night with anguish and thirst.
Chilly in bed and shaking chills out of it, thirst increased, pulse very rapid.
Chilly and feverish in evening.
Chilliness with warmth of forehead and hands.
Dry heat in afternoon.
Hot feeling on top of head; sudden flashes towards evening; increased warmth of body and restlessness.
Violent fever after confinement.
Sweat: without thirst; at night; in face; on scrotum.
Perspiration in morning.
Chill and icy coldness, without thirst, followed by violent fever and sweat without thirst; attacks come on suddenly.
Chills on several successive days followed by heat and sweat. ~ Hepatitis.
Malarial symptoms; alternately creeps and fever.
Ague: with bilious vomiting; brought on or always made agg. by damp weather or moist atmosphere at seashore.
Remittent bilious fever, or yellow fever assuming this form; greenish-yellow vomit, brown or black.


Alternate: diarrhea with constipation.
Periodical: returning headaches.
Attacks: of sudden stool.
Every morning: diarrhea.
Every day: diarrhea.
Every afternoon: gesticulating convulsively.
Begins in morning, lasts till 4 or 5 P. M.: intolerable pain in head.
After every meal: pressive pain in forehead.
From 4 to 8 P. M.: chilliness and gooseflesh.
Four or five hours after lying down: is awakened by attack of asthma.
Several successive days: chills followed by heat and sweat.
During menses: chilliness.
Every Spring: sycotic exanthema.
For three years: diarrhea.
For years: attacks of asthma.
Of years standing: fistulous abscesses.


Right: periodical attacks of pain in side of forehead; pain concentrated in temple; head jerked to side; burning in eye; piercing pain in ear; heat in ear; wart on ring finger; violent stitch in side of abdomen; incarcerated flatulency in side; colic pain in region of groin; piercing pain in flank; dull pain in region of kidney; pain on side of occiput; stitch in chest; piercing in palm of hand; furuncles on forearm and near armpit; pain in hip joint; trembling of side; between scrotum and thigh small itching scabs.
Left: as if brain would fall to temple when stooping; pain in lower side of chest; lying on side liver engorged agg.; pain in hypochondrium; stitches in hypochondrium; stitch from groin to axilla; discharge from ear; leg greatly swollen; intolerable pain starting from temple to right temple; pain about last ribs; spasmodic motion of muscles of side; pressure in side near lumbar region; piercing in axilla; stitch in hips; pain in hip joint; pain in hip; stabbing pain in left hip; tetanus of side; red, knotty eruption on side of nape of neck.
Inward: piercing pain in right ear.


As if forehead would burst; as if a screw was being driven in; as if top of head would split; as if brain was loose and fell to left temple; as if brain was crushed in a vise, or something gnawing there; as if eyes were hot; lids heavy as if leaden; as of bells ringing in ears; as if tympanum was pressed out; as if something was forcing its way out of ears; as of a weight in chest; palate as if sore and raw; burning as if from pepper in mouth; as of a lump in throat when swallowing; as if stomach would be perforated; stitch as if in liver, as if it would burst open there; as if bowels were distended; small of back as if bruised; right flank as if distended; as of a ball in throat; as of a heavy load on chest; piercing as from knives between scapulae.
Sore across bowels, sides and back.
Pain: in ear; in root of nose; in left lower side; with vomiting of bile; in chest; in left hypochondriac region; in small of back; in belly; in right flank; in stomach; in ankle joint; about last left ribs; in sacrum; in hip joints; in hip to knee; in bones.
Intolerable pain: from left temple to vertex and right temple; in right occiput.
Excruciating pain: in abdomen.
Violent pains: at base of brain; in head and back of neck.
Indescribable pain: on top of head; in left hip joint.
Tearing pain: down throat; around umbilicus.
Piercing pain: in right ear; between scapulae and in middle of sacrum; in left axilla; on humerus; back of hand; in palm of right hand; fingers under nails; in right flank; in both groins; in left side of chest; in left hip joint; belly and small of back; in soles; in heels.
Violent pulsating pain: on top of head.
Beating pain: in both temples; in stomach.
Throbbing pain: in teeth.
Sharp, lightning-like stitches: in ear.
Sharp, violent stitch: in right side of abdomen.
Sharp stitch: in right side of chest.
Stitches: in region of liver; in left hypochondrium; from left groin to axilla; in left side of chest; from abdomen to left chest; in nape of neck; in left hip.
Stabbing pain: in left hip.
Violent suppurative pain: in small of back.
Boring pain: in right temple; in stomach.
Tingling, ulcerative pain: under nail; in tips of fingers.
Bruised pain: in bowels; in small of back and sacrum.
Burning pinching: in stomach.
Pinching: in bowels; in groins; in hypogastrium; around navel.
Burning pain: in corner of mouth.
Violent colic: in abdomen.
Contractive pain: in abdomen.
Painful digging: in abdomen.
Colic pains: in region of right groin.
Shifting pain: in abdomen.
Pressive pain: in forehead.
Rheumatic pain: in limbs.
Dead heavy pain: going from abdomen to back.
Burning: in top of head; in right eye; of edges of lids; of lips; in gums; of palate; in abdomen; in anus; burning in abdomen; in soles to knees.
Smarting: in anus.
Soreness: of throat; of chest; up and down spine and neck.
Hot feeling: on top of head.
Burning sensation: in pit of stomach.
Heat: from abdomen to head; on top of head; on vertex; in right ear; in lower bowels; in feet.
Sensitiveness: of scalp; of eyes.
Pressure: in forehead; on coronal region; on vertex; over one eye; on chest; in left side near lumbar region.
Pressing: in eyes.
Heaviness: in head; of feet.
Heavy feeling: of stomach; in head.
Full feeling: in stomach; in chest.
Contraction: of throat.
Dullness: of head.
Feeling of numbness and roughness: in mouth.
Rough feeling: in throat.
Dryness: of eyes; of gums; of throat.
Creeping: in scalp of vertex.
Crawling: in eyes.
Sensation of all-goneness: in chest.
Itching: of edges of lids; of wings of nose; of face; of anus; of genitals; of glans or penis; of perineum and mons veneris; on back; on or between toes.


Regulates water capacity of venous system (Natr. mur., that of arterial system).
Watery, yellow secretions.
Edema, smooth swelling; infiltration.
Simple dropsy invading areolar tissues of body; dropsy after scarlatina.
Sycosis, hydraemia or leucaemia, thrombosis in hydrogenoid constitutions, particularly with affections of glands.
Morbid ferments in blood, also in gonorrhea.
Cracking of joints; knees stiff; pain in bones; sycosis.
Consumption, in some forms, to prevent development.
Fistulous abscesses.


When touched: pain in region of liver; external sensitiveness of belly; intestines feel bruised.
Touch: hair pains on combing; causes burning of pimple on chin; mouth sore; liver sore.
Pressure: of hand amel. pressure in head; does not amel. stitch in abdomen; causes pain in region of right kidney; causes great pain in swollen left leg; amel. soreness of chest; pressure in left side agg.
Cannot bear tight clothing about waist.
Scratching: causes burning on scrotum; amel. itching of small scabs between scrotum and right thigh.
Kneading: amel. griping in abdomen.
Injuries: cause mental troubles; violent pain at base of brain and back of neck.
After a fall: mental troubles; stabbing pain in left hip.

SKIN. [46]

Jaundice: after anger; itching of skin while undressing; with malarial symptoms; with hepatitis.
Chafing of skin in children with bilious symptoms.
Fistulous abscesses of years standing, discharging watery pus, surrounded by a broad, bluish line, burrowing.
Eczema moist and oozing profusely; secretion more watery than viscid.
Pemphigus, watery vesicles or blebs over body, wheals containing a yellow, watery, not glutinous secretion.
Yellow scales after breaking of vesicles or blisters.
Blisters here and there.
Moist skin affections with bilious symptoms.
Edematous inflammation of skin.
Erysipelas, smooth, red, shiny; tingling or painful swelling of skin.
Sycotic excrescences; wartlike, red lumps all over body.
Between scrotum and right thigh small scabs, itching, amel. by scratching; also on forehead, scalp, left neck, chest; sycosis.
Red, knotty eruption on head above ears; on forehead and left side of nape of neck; in middle of chest.
Chronic cutaneous eruptions.


Hydrogenoid constitution; feels every change from dry to wet; cannot tolerate sea air, nor eat plants that thrive near water; feels best on a dry day; a constitution in which the gonorrheal poison is most pernicious.
Girl, aet. 16, suffering for years; headache.
Woman, aet. 20, mother of one child; ozaena.
Woman, aet. 24; diarrhea.
Woman, aet. 34, blue eyes, brown hair, mother of six children, last labor very difficult, twelve weeks in bed after it with white leg; first left leg became affected then right; phlegmasia alba dolens.
Woman, aet. 36, married; asthma.
Woman, aet. 42, married, suffering for years; asthma.
Man, aet. 43, middle height, father of two healthy children, blonde hair, grey eyes, gonorrheal cachexy, hydrogenoid constitution; diabetes.
Man, aet. 44; gastric derangement.
Young man after striking head by being hurled from truck in fire department; epileptiform spasms.
Man, tall, strong, narrow-chested, but no family history of lung trouble, suffering for years; asthma.
Woman, married, during past under treatment for chronic bronchitis and other troubles; third annual attack; hay asthma.
Old lady, hereditarily disposed; chronic diarrhea.


Compatible: after Ferr. phos. in polyuria; after Natr. mur. in skin diseases; followed by Arsen. in herpes vulvae; acts well with Thuya in sycosis and hydrogenoid constitutions; useful in alternation with Bellad. in ophoritis.
Compare: Natr. mur. and Sulphur, which have many similarities; Graphit. in eyes symptoms; Coffea in toothache; Bryon. in cough and diarrhea; Lycop. in cough and urine, Pulsat. in toothache, urine and amel. in open air; Silica in asthma; Stillingia in hip disease; Rhus tox. in pain in limbs amel. from motion; Thuya and Mercur. in syphilis and gonorrhea.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 08, 1889
Description: Clinical materia medica of Natrium sulphuricum
Remedies: Natrium sulphuricum
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1889
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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