Homeopathic remedy Mercurius Iodatus Flavus drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Protoiodide of mercury. American Provers’ Union.


      Lively, talkative, good-natured.

Destructive mood.

Anxiety, low-spiritedness, etc., retard the action of remedy.


      Dizzy: when reading; when rising from a chair.

Inner Head

      Shooting pains in the temples.

Dull headache over the eyes, with pain at the root of nose, Throbbing pain in the forehead or temples.

Dull heavy aching at the base of the brain; with :.


      Generally, excessive photophobia.

Black motes before the eyes; opacities of the vitreous.

Throbbing, aching, nightly pains.

Keratitis, with ulceration commencing at the corneal margin; with.


      Sudden. sharp pains in the ear.

Throbbing, boring, from within outward, deep in left ear.


      Septum nares sore; sharp pains.

Much mucus descends into the throat, causing hawking; spots in nose feel sore; constant inclination to swallow.


      Dull aching and soreness in bones of the face; also in jaws.


      Molar teeth feel too long; worse bringing them together.

Grinding and drawing pains in teeth; wants to press them together.

Stiffness of the jaws.

Tongue etc.

      Tongue coated: thick yellow at the base; bright yellow at the back part, tips and edges red (with many affections).


      Mouth, lips and tongue dry and sticky.


      Throat dry, with frequent, empty swallowing.

Easily detached patches on the inflamed pharynx and fauces; worse in the right tonsil; salivary glands much swollen; fetid discharge; with.

Much tenacious mucus in throat; hawking causes gagging.

Sensation of a lump in the throat.

Desires Aversions

      Appetite variable; disgust at seeing food.

Excessive thirst, occasionally for acid drinks.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Nausea, faintness, with dizziness and suffocation about the heart.


      Weak, empty feeling at the stomach, nausea.

Bruised, burning pain at the stomach.

Cutting pains, with nausea and inclination to vomit.


      Stitches in region of liver, better by pressure with hand; pains about liver, right side of chest and back; soreness under right scapula, worse motion and at night.


      Hardness of the abdomen, as from flatulence.

Burning at the umbilicus, as from a hot coal.

Faint, sick feeling in the hypogastrium before stool.

Indolent bubo.

Stool etc.

      Cutting, colicky pains, followed by diarrhoea, or discharge of fetid flatus; stools thin, light brown, frothy.

Frequent urging to stool.

Black discharges, with or without blood.

Stools tough, like putty, with much straining.


      Copious, dark red; scanty.

Male Sexual Organs

      Copious seminal emissions, preceded by lewd dreams.

Hard chancre (given at once it prevents secondary symptoms).

Painless chancres, with great swelling of inguinal glands, not disposed to suppurate.

Female Sexual Organs

      Yellow leucorrhoea, especially with children.


      Morning sickness.


      Loss of voice, hoarseness.


      Loose, rattling cough, bronchi loaded with mucus; sputum copious and yellow.


      Stitches through the right side of the chest.

Heart Pulse

      Sharp pains at the heart.

Sudden spasmodic action of the heart.

Pulse weak, irregular and labored.

Neck Back

      Neck stiff; soreness in occiput, worse when lying.

Sharp pains in the back.

Upper Limbs

      Arms stiff and sore, worse when moved.

Arms and hands numb.

Lower Limbs

      Weariness in the legs, tingling.

Dull, boring pains in the legs, worse at night.

Heavy, laming pains in the calves, with pain in left knee joint.

Lame feeling in the feet.

Position etc.

Exercise generally relieves.

Motion : Rising : Lying :.


      Very tired feeling; especially of the limbs.

Faint feeling, worse in church.


      Sleeplessness until 1 A.M.

Dreams are frightful.


      Night :.

Temperature and Weather

      Sensitive to the cold air.

The open air relieves unpleasant sensation.

Worse : in cold, damp weather; in Spring.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chills, with trembling all over.


      Right :,, Left :, Within outward :.


      Glands swollen, indurated.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Pressure :,.


      Hard papulae over the body.

Itching, pricking all over, worse at night.

Bright red, fine eruption on chest and abdomen.

Milk crust in children of syphilitic taint.

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.