ARGENTUM – Homeopathic Medicine

ARGENTUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy ARGENTUM…

General Action

      The general action of metallic silver is imperfectly known. It causes catarrh (pharyngeal, gastro-intestinal and bronchial), and produces a general nervous irritability amounting to convulsions (?).


      Weakness. Emaciation. Sudden, electric-like shocks through the whole body. Symptoms recur every noon.


      Sudden vertigo with misty vision. The head feels hollow, and the whole brain seems to ache. Aching or pinching in the temples.


      The margins of the lids are red and thickened.


      Gnawing. Itching in the meatus.


      Crawling in the nose followed by bleeding. Fluent coryza, frequent sneezing.


      Tearing pains in the bones. Swelling of the upper lip.


      Throat raw, hawking gray, jelly-like, tough mucus. Swelling internally and of the glands externally. More soreness on coughing than on swallowing.


      Great appetite or aversion to food, even to the thought of it.


      Distention. Cutting pains. Croaking like frogs, from flatulence.


      Frequent small stools, soft. Evacuation like dry sand.


      Urine profuse. Micturition frequent. (Diabetes insipidus and mellitus.).

Sexual Organs

      Seminal emissions involuntary. Pain as if crushed in one testicle, aggravated by pressure of clothes. Urethral discharges, catarrhal (?).

In women, clinical, prolapsus uteri; pain in left ovary. Ulceration of cervix uteri, ichorous discharges, fetid, with articular pains. Cervix uteri swollen, infiltrated, indurated, etc.

Respiratory Organs

      Rawness in the larynx. Cough on laughing. Expectoration easy of gelatinous mucus looking like boiled starch. General aggravation after singing or using the voice.


      Stitches in right side, from within outward, arresting breathing.

Heart and Pulse

      Twitching and trembling sensations in the heart. Palpitation.


      General bruised feeling. In the arms tension and tearing, especially in the bones of hands and fingers. In the hips stitches on walking. Lower extremities weak and tremulous. Pain in knees while sitting. Tearing in the bones of feet and toes.


      Sore, burning, itching here and there.


      Restless nights.


      Chill in bed from the slightest lifting the covers. General heat except of the head. Sweat on the abdomen (and chest).

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.