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

      Sodium arseniate GOURBEYRE. Na3 As O4 12H2 O. Hom. Mat. Medorrhinum club of Allegheny co., pa.


      Nervous restlessness.

Cannot concentrate mind; dull, listless. Forgetful.


      Confused feeling; head heavy, dull.

Feeling of heat and fullness in whole head.

Inner Head

      Dull aching in frontal region on awaking in morning; severe during day; indisposed to study or speak.

Aching across brow over orbits and in eyeballs.

Fulness in forehead with throbbing in top of head.

Every motion jars the head.


      Vision weakened from his condition of health; objects blue when he looks at them for a short time; eyes sensitive to light.

Eyes soon tire and pain when he reads or writes.

Feels as if he must close lids to protect the weak eyes.

Lids disposed to close; cannot open them as wide as usual.

Blood-vessels of balls and lids much congested, whole orbital region swollen. OEdema of orbital region, especially of supraorbital. Congestion of conjunctiva from least exposure to cold or to wind. Conjunctiva dry, painful.

Eyes smart as from wood smoke. Smarting and lachrymation on going into open air.

Inner surface of (lower) lids granular.

Lids agglutinated on awaking mornings; edges chronically inflamed.

Aching through, and over brows and orbits and in temples on awaking.

Eye-symptoms worse in the morning.


      Smell defective or lost.

Patient feels stuffed up (nose and chest; clinical).

Nose constantly stopped up; worse at night and in morning; must, at night, breathe with mouth open.

Nasal discharge yellow, tough; hawks it also from posterior nares. Mucus drops from posterior nares.

Piece of hardened, bluish mucus flow from nose, after which mucous membrane feels raw.

Dry crust in nose, when removed blood follows.

Nasal mucous membrane thickened, can inhale air, but difficult to exhale.

Compressive pain at root of nose and in the forehead; catarrh.


      Flushed and hot; feels puffed.

Malar bones feel large, as if swollen.

Swollen, oedematous, more orbital region, worse mornings on awaking.

Lower Face

      Corners of mouth fissured; also indurated.

Muscles of mastication stiff, painful to move jaw.

Tongue etc.

      Furred; coated yellow; deep red, corrugated, anterior part fissured; large, moist, fissured, flabby.


      Fauces: dry on swallowing and on inspiration, worse A.M., and after a cold. Fauces and pharynx look red and glassy.

Tonsils, fauces and pharynx purplish and oedematous; patched with yellow mucus. Diphtheria.

Uvula, tonsils and pharynx thickened; surface irregular, swollen, purplish-red, covered with yellowish-grey mucus which is hawked out.

Desires Aversions

      Appetite excessive.

Drinks often but little at time; very thirsty but worse drinking.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Belching and sour eructations.

Nausea, worse from drinking of cold water. Vomits large quantities of sour water, worse after eating.


      Feels sore, warm things cause a sensation of burning, and can be felt entering stomach. Moderate dinner lies heavy; feeling of fulness.

Epigastrium tender, worse just below ensiform.

Sinking sensation in epigastrium, with dull feeling in supraorbital and frontal regions.


      Gas forms rapidly, worse only when bowels move; colic from flatus and before stool.

Stool etc.

      Alternate relaxation and constipation.

Stool: thin, soft, dark, followed by burning at anus; yellowish, watery; copious, painless; hurries him out of bed in A.M., preceded by colic relieved after.

Weak and nervous, hands tremble:.


      Dull aching in kidneys with profuse natural colored urine.

Sore feeling in region of bladder, worse urinating.

Urine: copious, frequent, clear, heat precipitates phosphates; contains a few epithelial scales, a cast, fat globules.

Male Sexual Organs

      Dull cutting along Poupart’s ligaments, followed by sickening sensation in left testicles as from a blow, testicle very sensitive while pain lasts.


      Mucus scanty, dark, slate-colored and detached with difficulty.

Roughness, causing hemming, with spasmodic cough.

During morning, irritation in bronchi, with slight cough.


      Respiratory sound very indistinct, especially in lower lobes: percussion normal.

Lungs feels as though smoke had been inhaled.


      Dry, hacking from an uneasy feeling and soreness beneath cartilages right of fourth and fifth ribs, worse any exertion.

Dry cough, with feeling of tightness and oppression in middle and upper third of chest.


      Feeling of fulness, oppression and soreness, worse during exertion and on full inspiration.

Lungs feel full and clogged worse behind sternum and from larynx to epigastrium.

Sharp, quick pain below seventh rib, anteriorly.

Supraclavicular regions sore on pressure.

Heart Pulse Can feel the heart-beat through chest distinctly.

      Oppression about heart on least exertion. Diphtheria.

Sounds heard through nearly every part of chest.

Pulse: irregular, variable in volume, slower than usual.

Neck Back

      Neck stiff and sore.

Severe pain between scapulae; he inclines forward for relief; worse inspiration, it passes gradually around in front to ninth and tenth ribs.

Soreness at lower cervical vertebrae down to joints of and under both scapulae.

Upper Limbs

      Neuralgic pains from axilla to little finger.

Rheumatic aching in right arm, worse in shoulder and wrist.

Light, flying pains in finger, palms and forearm.

Lower Limbs

      Feel heavy. Weary feeling from ilium down outer side of thighs to knees, as from too much exertion. Bruised feeling along left crural nerve, worse continued motion.

Aching anteriorly down legs, until restless, uneasy feeling is produced.

Pains shooting from acetabulum to knee, worse moving about.

Pain, cramp-like, at junction of heads of gastrocnemius muscle, extending downwards. Cramp in plantar surface of right foot.

Limbs in General

      Neuralgic pains recur frequently.

Joints feel stiff. Pains erratic, worse in joints and on left side.

Position etc.

      Motion: Exertion: Quiet:.


      Restless, nervous cannot sit still without great efforts.

Feels tired all over; desire to remain quiet.


      Drowsy, heavy.

Restless sleep, when aroused wakes nervously as in affright.


      Morning: Worse:, Day: Night:.

Temperature and Weather

      More susceptible to cold.

Cold: Cold water:. Open air: warm from exercise:.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chilly disposed to wrap up or get near fire.

Chilly at night, then burning, dry heat. Skin hot and dry.

Surface cool, covered with cold, clammy sweat (clinical in diphtheria).


      Pains show preference for left leg.


      Mucous membranes affected: sensitive to cold air, dust, etc., they give him cold or aggravate existing cough, etc. Symptoms of subacute gastritis, chronic diarrhoea, nasal catarrh, etc.


Marked emaciation after previous increase in embonpoint.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Jarring: Pressure, etc.:,,.


      Squamous eruption, scales thin, white and when removed leave skin slightly reddened. If scales remain, they cause itching, worse when warm from exercise.


      Compare: Arsen, Lycop., (stuffed catarrh) Kali bich. (nasal catarrh).

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.