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

      Biniodide of mercury. American Provers’ Union. Hg I2.


      Dulness of head during coryza;better walking in open air.

Delirium, with increased fever; with ulcers on fauces and tonsils.

Cheerful in evening, after pleasant things happened; merry; though head is worse.

Low-spirited, disposed to cry.

Ill-humor and bad taste on waking in morning.


      Vertigo, during grippe; things seem to reel around her.

Inner Head

      Sensation as if bound by a tight cord, in frontal region.

Beating, throbbing from right of sinciput to vertex.

Headache, with grippe.

Pressure over the eyes.

Headache worse afternoon and evening; dull, stolid.

Outer Head

      Pains in bones of head, chiefly occipital.

Small pustules on the head.

Pannus and old granular eyelids.


      Eyes inflammed, burn, water; catarrh; bright light irritates.


      Hearing dull; better evenings; ears close for a few moments at a time; coryza.

Earache in right ear.

Itching in ears.

Ear wax increased.

Swelling of parotid and neighboring glands.


      Coryza and dull hearing, better getting warm by walking.

Right side of nose hot, swollen with coryza.

Much sneezing, with running from the nose.

Whitish-yellow, or bloody discharge; affection of posterior nares, with raw sensation; nasal bones diseased; turbinated bones swollen.

Hawks mucus from posterior nares.

Crusty eruption of wings of nose.


      Aching in left cheek and eye.

Scabs on the face, right side.

Lower Face

      Pain in jaws and temples.

Eczema rubrum on chin.


      Gums swollen, toothache, glands swollen; boil in the mouth, sleepless; alternately melancholic and cheerful; in periodic


Tongue etc.

      Taste : slimy on awaking; bitter; metallic.

Tongue dry, wants to wet the mouth.

Scalded feeling on tongue (one hour after breakfast), small blister on point.

Tongue furred, with grippe.

Aphthae on the tongue.


      Profuse saliva, mouth full; teeth of lower jaw ache; metallic taste.

Soreness of middle of inside of left cheek.


      Hawks much; spits a tough, white phlegm.

Sensation of a lump in throat, with disposition to hawk it out; hawked up a hard, greenish lump.

Sticking in the throat.

On waking, throat sore; feels scalded, worse during empty swallowing.

Left tonsil swollen; fauces dark red; diphtheritic patches; submaxillary glands painfully engorged.

Slight superficial ulcers in the throat, in patches.

Difficult deglutition, with ulcers in the throat.

Tonsils suppurating.

Worse from empty swallowing. Diphtheria.

Velum long, seemingly causing the cough; left tonsil inflamed.

Desires Aversions

      Desire to drink but small quantities.

Inclination to have the food more salted.

Eating and Drinking

      Heart-burn after dinner.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Loud and bitter belching.

Nausea and sore throat.

Nausea and sinking at the stomach, or in the epigastrium, with a general sick feeling.

Nausea while passing a diarrhoeic stool.


      Aching and full feeling in right hypochondrium.

Sudden cutting pain in the region of the liver.

Heavy, painful feeling in region of liver, pancreas and spleen.


      Distended abdomen about the navel, with pain at the part on pressure.

Colic, followed by stool.

Uneasy sore feeling all over bowels.

Stool etc.

      Stool copious, yellow-brown, somewhat watery and coated with mucus, and slightly bloody; preceded by griping and colicky pains; urging and slight tenesmus remained afterwards.

Inveterate piles.


      Increased flow of urine.

Frequent desire to urinate, she cannot hold her water for a moment.

Urine : thick and dark when passing; red.

Ulcers in the bladder.

Male Sexual Organs

      Sexual desire, particularly on going to sleep.

Nocturnal emissions.

Sensitiveness of right testicle and cord.

Hard, red swelling of front of prepuce; and painless, hard chancre in the centre.

Sarcocele of left testicle. Syphilis.

Bubo, discharging for years. Indolent chancre.


      Complete loss of voice.

Hoarse and husky shortly after getting a little wet in an evening shower.

Patches of inflammation livid, purple; thin, offensive discharge.

Swelling of bronchial glands; subacute processes arising from the influence of cold or atmospheric variations.


      From elongated uvula; with sore throat; with a little loose, whitish, slimy sputum.

Grippe, with fever, headache, giddiness, furred tongue; sweat in bed.

Profuse yellow sputa.


      Awoke from a transient feeling of great soreness in whole breast.

Constriction across the chest.

Catching pain under right breast, oppressing the breathing.

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.