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

      Hydrochloric acid. HAHNEMANN. HCL.


      Unconsciousness. Moaning.

Sitting quiet, sad and silent, with anxious care about the future.

Irritable, disposed to anger and chagrin. Peevishness.

Restlessness, frequently changing position.


      Vertigo: worse moving the eyes; slightly worse walking, though this relieves headache with tottering gait.

Dizzy, nauseated, A.M., worse lying on right side or back. Heaviness in occiput, with obscure sight worse with effort to see; also, with swollen glands.

Inner Head

      Headache in spells regularly every day, from A.M. until P.M.; begins with soreness over left eye; then in eyeball and left half of nose, forehead and temple, to back of head.

Headache, as if the brain were torn or beaten to pieces; worse moving the eyes or sitting up in bed; better from moderate exercise.

Headache, as if brain were clasped by a hand and was being twisted and torn.

Steady, sharp pain in back part of head, with a heavy feeling, as if occiput were filled with lead.

Headache from walking in open air, especially in cold wind.

Distant talking causes headache.

Outer Head

      Stiff and sore: in occiput, worse when touched; on left side

of head and down spine, worse on lying.

Tearing in the right parietal bone.

Heat on top of head.

Feels as if hair were standing on end.


      Perpendicular half sight.

Obscured sight; pain in occiput. Pupils contracted.

Itching, smarting in canthi.

Lids red, swollen.

Stitches out of the eyes.

Worse from light, better in the dark.


      Hardness of hearing; loud cracking sounds during the night; no cerumen; dryness, peeling off in scales; worse right ear.

Distant sounds cause headache; sound of voice unbearable.

Want of feeling in the internal meatus.

Tingling, humming, whizzing in the ear.

Beating or knocking in the ear.

Otalgia, with pressing pain.

Tingling, creeping, cold pain, running from ears up to top of head, sharp boring in temporal regions.

Dark ear-wax. With buzzing.


      Long-lasting nosebleed.

Nosebleed. Whooping-cough.

Coryza thin, acrid, making parts sore.

Coryza, with thick yellow discharge.

Discharge of thin pus from nose, excoriating the parts.

Nose stopped up.


      Heat in face, glowing red cheeks when walking in open air; no thirst.

Sudden red face, with coma. Scarlatina.

Red pimples on forehead, cheeks and around mouth, whole face red; every summer.

Scabs on face, forehead, temples.

Pimples; freckles.

Lower Face

      Lower jaw hangs down.

Pimples around the mouth form a scurf, Burning lips.

Bloated lower lip; feels heavy, burns.

Pain below left half of lower lip, from 4 P.M. till midnight.


      Toothache (pulsating) from cold drinks; toothache, with earache.

Tingling toothache; better from warm applications.

Gums swollen, bleeding, ulcerating.

Teeth rise from their sockets.

Tongue etc.

      Everything tastes sweet.

Taste acrid and putrid, like rotten eggs, with ptyalism.

Tongue heavy as lead, hinders talking; feels lame, sore.

Tongue dwindles.

Tongue sore, bluish; contains deep ulcers: with black bases and vesicles.


      Stomacace of nursing children; patch on right side of tongue, large and irregular, but very deep; fetid breath.

Stomatitis, with extreme dryness, swollen gums, great adynamia.

Foul breath. Scarlatina.

Mouth as if glued up with insipid mucus; much saliva. Salivary glands tender, swollen.


      Rawness and smarting of fauces; burning.

Dry throat, with burning in the chest.

Dark, bluish-red fauces in scarlet fever: 4.

Desires Aversions

      Excessive hunger and thirst.

Aversion to meat.

Morbid longing for alcoholic drinks.


Eating and Drinking

      Hiccough (before and after dinner).

Better after drinking.

After eating: worse; diarrhoea.

Cold drinks:.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations: bitter, putrid.

Vomiting, with belching, coughing; involuntary swallowing; gulping up of contents of stomach into oesophagus, sometimes going down again.


      Empty sensation in stomach extending through whole abdomen, but no hunger; weak feeling in the stomach from 10 A.M. until evening.


      Pressing and tension in the hypochondria.


      Fulness and distention of abdomen, from small quantities of food.

Rumbling and feeling of emptiness.

Cramps in abdomen.


Stool etc.

      Stool: difficult, as from inactivity of the bowels; too thin, but round; thin, watery, involuntary, while urinating; greenish in typhoid.

Dysentery, blood and slime separated.

Diarrhoea, with much wind; worse morning and evening; with intolerable anal itching, not relieved by scratching; smarting and burning in anus.

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.