It has been used in otitis and hardness of hearing with cracking noises in the head, due to catarrh of the Eustachian tubes, and for cataract.

It has been prescribed for a miscellaneous variety of ailments as follow :-

The disorders of the alimentary system that have been treated with this drug are much less frequent than the provings would have led one to expect; they are salivation, difficulty in swallowing from spasm of the oesophagus rendering deglutition difficult in old people, nausea and easy repletion, a sensation as of a stone in the stomach, epigastric pain, worse at every step, a distended and hard abdomen felt painfully above the pubes, as if the parts would burst, and either a scanty, hard stool, or less often a sudden urging to a loose one. Baryta carb, has been used but seldom in gastric complaints.

The left side is most affected in complaints requiring it.

Illness that can be traced to checked foot-sweat are often suitable for baryta carbonica (silica).

It has been recommended for sarcoma and fatty tumours in the neck, for warts and for wens on the scalp: also for paralysis, weakness or hardness of the tongue.


      1) Backward, dwarfish children, mental powers especially defective, memory defective.

2) Subjects sensitive to cold and who easily catch cold; colds, often complicated by tonsillitis.

3) Indurations-lymph glands, prostate, &c.

4) Chronically enlarged and hard tonsils. Quinsy.

5) Soreness of toes, &c., from offensive foot-sweat, and complaints from checked foot-sweat.

6) Premature old age.

7) Atheroma; degenerated arteries; high blood pressure; aneurysms.

8) Children requiring baryta carb. tend to emaciation, old people to obesity.

9) Tumours: warts, fatty tumours, wens or sarcomas.


      From cold air, cold washing, damp weather, warm food, in the sun and near a warm stove (headache), raising arms, mental emotions, thinking on the complaint (oxal. acid), presence of strangers, evening until midnight (cough); exertion (palpitation); lying on left side and on painful side; after eating and sitting (backache).


      From being alone, cold food, open air (headache), lying on abdomen (colic, cough).

Edwin Awdas Neatby
Edwin Awdas Neatby 1858 – 1933 MD was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a physician at the London Homeopathic Hospital, Consulting Physician at the Buchanan Homeopathic Hospital St. Leonard’s on Sea, Consulting Surgeon at the Leaf Hospital Eastbourne, President of the British Homeopathic Society.

Edwin Awdas Neatby founded the Missionary School of Homeopathy and the London Homeopathic Hospital in 1903, and run by the British Homeopathic Association. He died in East Grinstead, Sussex, on the 1st December 1933. Edwin Awdas Neatby wrote The place of operation in the treatment of uterine fibroids, Modern developments in medicine, Pleural effusions in children, Manual of Homoeo Therapeutics,