Homeopathic remedy Magnesia Muriatica drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Magnesium chloride. Hahnemann. Mg. Cl.


      Disinclined to talk, prefers solitude.

Tearful, inclined to weep.

Anxious in the room, relieved in the open air.

Worse from mental exertion.


      Heaviness in the head, with reeling, as if one would fall down.

Vertigo in the morning on rising, during dinner, going off in the open air.

Sensation of numbness in the forehead, the head feels dull; worse in the morning when awaking and when lying; better from exercise in the open air, and when wrapping head up warmly.

Congestion of blood to head, with painful undulation and whizzing, as of boiling water on the side upon which one rests.

Inner Head

      Every six weeks, pain in forehead and around the eyes; feels as if the head would burst; must lie down; worse from motion and in the fresh air, better from strong pressure.

Tearing and stitches in the temples, with great sensitiveness of the vertex, as if the hair were raised by pulling.

Compressive sensation in head, from both sides, with a hot feeling, and with beating in forehead when pressing upon it.


      When looking into the light, lachrymation and burning of the eyes.

Yellow color of the scleroticae.

Eyes inflamed, with violent burning and redness of the scleroticae.

Tinea ciliaris; pimples on the face coming and going; worse after supper and in a warm room; also in women before menses.


      Hardness of hearing and deafness, as if something were lying before the ear.

Pulsation in the ear.

Itching of old herpes behind the ears.


      Coryza, with dulness of the head and loss of smell and taste; discharge of yellow fetid mucus.

Discharge of acrid, corrosive water from the nose; nose obstructed at night.

Redness and swelling of the nose or of the alae.

Sore pain in burning in the nostrils.

Scurf in the nostrils, painful to touch; ulcerated nostrils.


      Pale, yellowish complexion.

Severe cramp-pains in the bones of the face.

Eruptions on the face and forehead; worse nights, in warm room and before menses.

Lower Face

      Large vesicles on the margin of vermilion border of the lower lip itching, afterwards burning.


      Toothache, almost insupportable if the food touches the teeth.

Sensation as if the upper cuspidate were elongated.

Painful swelling and easy bleeding of the gums.

Slow dentition, with distended abdomen and constipation.

Tongue etc.

      Feels burnt; mouth feels scalded.

Rhagades in the tongue, with violent burning.

Tongue coated white, early in the morning; or, tip and edges clean, large. flabby and yellow. Liver indurated.

Taste : absent; bitter; sour at night.


      Sensation of roughness of inner side of upper lip when touching it with the tongue.

Dryness of the mouth and throat, without thirst.

Accumulation of water in the mouth.


      Dryness and roughness of throat, with hoarse voice.

Rising as of a ball from the stomach to the throat, relieved by eructation.

Continual rising of a white froth into the mouth.

Difficult hawking of thick, tough (or blood mixed) mucus.

Desires Aversions

      Hunger: but knows not for what; followed by nausea.

Appetite for sweets.

Violent thirst (3 A.M.) Loss of appetite.

Eating and Drinking

      Eating :. During dinner : After supper :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Regurgitation while walking.

Eructations : tasting like onions; relieve : Nausea : faintness, succeeded by coldness and weakness in the stomach; frequent, with accumulation of water in mouth; in the morning after rising.

Eructations, water-brash; stomach and liver sensitive :.


      Throbbing in the pit of stomach.

Eroding pains in the stomach, going off after eating and coming on again at the end of digestion.


      Pressing pain in liver, when walking and touching it, worse when lying on right side; Liver hard and enlarged.


      Tearing in abdomen; tearing stitches in loins.

Tingling stitches in the abdominal muscles.

Colic in the evening, extending to the thighs, followed by fluor albus; hysteria.

Colic at 1 P.M., had to lie crooked; could not endure covering.

Abdomen tense, sore as if bruised, sensitive to touch.

Stool etc.

      Stools: in large, hard lumps; crumbling at verge of anus; abdomen distended; knotty, like sheep’s dung.

Absence of desire for stool; atony as with the bladder.

Much pressure of stool; passage scanty or only flatus.

Diarrhoea of mucus and blood.

Face covered with mucus and blood.


      Frequent desire to urinate day and night, with scanty discharge.

Urine can only be passed by bearing down with the abdominal muscles.

The urine pale yellow, followed by burning in the urethra.

Numbness in the urethra.

Male Sexual Organs

      Frequent erections; early in the morning, with burning in the penis.

After an embrace, burning pain in the back.

Itching on the genitals and on the scrotum, extending as far as the anus.

Scrotum relaxed.

Female Sexual Organs

      Bearing down in ovarian region.

Uterine diseases complicated with hysterical complaints.

Uterine spasms extending to the thighs.

Suppressed menses.

Menses black, clotted; profuse and early or late, with violent pains, which are worse in back when walking, and in thighs when sitting; pale face, debility, nervous excitement.

Menstrual pains are relieved by having the back pressed.

Scirrhus induration of the os uteri.

Leucorrhoea immediately after every stool, or after uterine spasms; followed by metrorrhagia.


      The labor pains are interrupted by hysterical spasms.


      Hoarseness, with roughness and dryness in the throat; in the morning after rising.

Tingling in the larynx.


      Dry cough evening and night, with burning and soreness in the chest.

Spasmodic cough at night, with tickling in the throat.

Bloody expectoration brought on by sea-bathing :.


      Sudden heaviness on the chest, with oppression of breathing, at dinner.

Tension and constriction of the chest.

Congestion of blood to chest from bathing in the sea :.

Heart Pulse

      Stitches in the heart, arresting the breath.

Palpitation of the heart while sitting, going off on motion.

Pulse accelerated, with ebullitions while sitting.

Neck Back

      Swelling of cervical glands.

Pain as from bruises, above and in small of back and both hips, with sensitiveness of parts to touch; also during menses.

Contractive, spasmodic pain in the small of the back.

Stitches, tearing and burning in the small of the back.

Upper Limbs

      Rheumatic pain in the shoulder-joint, extending down the arm to hands: worse from motion.

Tearing pains in the shoulders, arms, wrists and hands.

The arms “go to sleep” when awaking in the morning.

Lower Limbs

      Sensation of great fatigue in the legs, even while sitting.

Heaviness in the legs.

Twitching, tearing in the hips.

Restlessness and tense feeling in thighs, must move legs for relief.

Pressing pain in the knees.

Cramps in the calves at night.

Burning in the soles, evenings.


Limbs in General

      Much weakness in the limbs; uterus displaced.

Paralytic drawing and tearing in the limbs,.

Position etc.

      Inclination for motion.

Most of the symptoms appear while sitting, and are relieved on motion and by exercise.

When stretching, the stomach hurts.

Motion : Walking :,,, Exercise in open air : Rising :, Lying : on right side :. Must lie down : Lying crooked

: Sitting : Mental exertion :.


      Hysterical and spasmodic complaints.

She has many spasms day and night, with great sleeplessness.

Great weakness, from a sea-bath.

Weakness of the body, as if coming from the stomach.

Fainting fits at dinner, nausea and trembling, relieved by eructations.


      Sleepiness during the day, with yawning and sluggishness.

Goes to sleep late; sleeplessness on account of nightly heat, with thirst.

Restlessness of the body as soon as she closes the eyes; evening in bed.

Shocks through the body at night, while waking.

Sleep unrefreshing; tired in the morning.

Anxious, frightful dreams, with talking and crying out during sleep.


      Aggravation from evening till morning; pains.

Morning : evening : 4 to 8 P.M.: Evening till midnight : Night :, After midnight : Midnight till morning : Day and night :.

Temperature and Weather

      Warm room : Room : Wrapping head up warmly : Covering :, Open air : Fresh air : Sea-bathing :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill even near the stove; worse from 4 to 8 P.M.: lessened in

the open air or in bed; chill followed by heat, evening until 12 P.M.

Evening heat, thirst; sweat only on the head; averse to uncovering.

Sweat, with thirst, from 12 P.M. till morning; averse to uncovering.


      Every six weeks :.


      General sensation of soreness, with great sensitiveness to noise; sensation as of boiling water : of a ball rising from stomach to throat :. As if head would burst :.


      Swelling of the glands.


     Injuries etc.

Better from pressure; strong pressure : Touch :, 8, Covering unendurable : Worse when riding on horseback.



Formication over the whole body.

Stages and States,

      Women : especially hysterical, with uterine affections.

Children, especially during dentition.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.