ARGENTUM signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine ARGENTUM…


Through the great sympathetic system it especially acts upon the cartilaginous system, affecting the cartilages of the ears, eustachian tube, tympanum, cartilages of the nose, false ribs; tarsal cartilages, muscles, tendons, ligaments, particularly those in the neighborhood of joints. Also upon the heart; testicles, salivary glands, and skin.


Head Symptoms.–Time seems to pass very slowly, everything done seems done so slowly. She has for instance been flowing for an hour, and to her it seems hours; we work rapidly for her safety, and she thinks we are very slow.

Moral and nervous disturbances come on in quite regular paroxysms every night, in the morning, or at noon, more particularly after dinner.

Dizzy, and much confusion in the head.

Headache not severe, but dull and constant.

She has a presentiment of the approaching spasm; she is in constant motion from the time she comes out of one spasm till she goes into another.

Ophthalmia neonatorum, specific.

Digestive Organs.–The stomach seems as if it would burst with wind, accompanied with great desire to belch, which is accomplished with difficulty, when the air rushes out with great violence.

After taking any fluid, it appears as though it were running straight through the intestinal canal without stopping.- Diarrhoea of green fetid mucus, passing off with much flatulence.

Dysenteric stools consisting of masses of epithelial substance, connected by mucolymph and colored red or green shreddy, frequently passed with severe bearing down in the hypogastrium. On rising, sense of weight in the back. Advanced stages of dysentery, with suspected ulceration of the bowels. Sandy stools.

Urinary Organs.–Sugar is urine.

The urethra feels swollen inside.

Ragged ulcers on the prepuce.

Genital organs in man shriveled; sexual desire gone.

Genital Organs of Women.–Bleeding ulcers of the womb.– Uterine hemorrhage, with much trouble in the head, greatly aggravated by motion.

Lungs.–Dry cough only in the day time.

Ulceration of the larynx, affecting the cartilages.

Extremities.–Great debility, particularly in the lower extremities with much chilliness.

Pains in the joints, aggravated by motion.

Paraplegia from debilitating causes. RAUE.


William Burt
William H. Burt, MD
Characteristic materia medica Published 1873
Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the physiological action of our remedies; together with their characteristic indications and pharmacology. Published 1881