NATRUM MURIATICUM


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


      Common Salt. HAHNEMANN. Na. Cl.

Mind

      Difficulty of thinking; absence of mind; memory and will weak.

Distracted, knows not what to say. Awkward in talking, with absent-mindedness.

Sad, weeping; consolation aggravates, with palpitation and intermittent pulse.

When trying to comfort him, he becomes enraged.

Hurriedness, with anxiety; with fluttering at the heart.

Likes to dwell on past unpleasant occurrences.

Hypochondriacal; tired of life.

Gets angry at trifles; hateful, vindicative.

Joyless, indifferent, taciturn.

Religious melancholy.

Sensorium

      Weariness in the head.

Empty feeling in the head, with anguish.

Vertigo: when rising from bed in the morning; periodical, with nausea, eructations, colic and trembling limbs; nausea and headache; sometimes as if a cold wind were blowing through head.

Inner Head

      Bursting headache; beating or stitches through neck or chest; face red; nausea, vomiting.

Violent jerks and shocks in the head.

Throbbing, as from little hammers; awakens with the headache every morning; worse from reading or talking.

Severe headache, maniacal paroxysms, blasphemous: weak; tongue dry; very thirsty; intermittent pulse; caused by getting wet.

Headache from sunrise till sunset, worse at midday; right eye congested; worse from light.

Heaviness in back part of the head; draws eyes together.

Pain, like a nail driven into the left side of the head.

Pressing headache from both sides, as if in vise.

Rheumatic tearing from the root of the nose to the forehead; nausea, vomiting; vanishing of sight.

Headache in school-girls.

Headaches are worse in the morning on awaking, moving the head or the eyes; mental exertion; warmth; better from sitting still or lying down, and from sweat.

Outer Head

      Cold sensation on the vertex; scalp sensitive; spasm of the eyelids.

Hair falls out if touched; mostly on forepart of head, temples and bread; scalp very sensitive; face shining as if greasy.

Liability to take cold in the head.

Scalp feels constricted: worse talking and in the open air; better sitting or lying.

Dandruff alternating with catarrh and loss of smell.

Scabs on the head and in the axillae; eczema raw, oozing a corroding fluid, destroying the hair.

Impetigo, worse on boundaries of hairy scalp, especially about nape of neck; eruption glutinous, with thin gummy scabs; skin sore and red.

Eyes

      Fiery, zigzag appearance around all objects.

Double vision; or sees only one-half of an object.

Retina images are retained too long.

Asthenopia, particularly muscular: drawing, stiff sensation in muscles of eyes when moving them; letters and stitches in sewing run together; aching in eyes when looking intently; often caused by general muscular weakness or spinal irritation.

Lids heavy when using them.

Amblyopia and amaurosis; pupils contracted, dependent on menstrual disorders in the chlorotic.

Blepharitis, ulcers or cornea when there is smarting, burning; feeling of sand in eyes, mornings; acrid excoriating tears; photophobia marked with spasmodic closure of lids.

Ciliary neuralgia, pain above (right) coming on and going off with the sun.

Sharp pain over (right) eye on looking down, with throbbing headache; worse in the evening.

Morbus Basedowii, palpitation, short-breathed on least exertion.

Internal recti weak.

Stricture of lachrymal duct, fistula and blenorrhoea of lachrymal sac.

Affections of the eyes maltreated with lunar caustic.

Ears

      Buzzing humming or ringing in the ears.

Hardness of hearing.

Painful cracking in the ear, when masticating.

Pulsation and breathing; or stitches in the ear.

Discharge of pus from the ears.

Itching behind the ears.

Nose

      Loss of smell and taste, especially with catarrh.

Nosebleed when stooping, or when coughing at night.

Liable to catch cold; coryza fluent, alternately with stoppage of the nose; posterior nares dry, with hawking in morning; spasms of sneezing each morning, or ineffectual attempts.

In catarrh, when the secretion is clear mucus.

Nose sore, interior of wings swollen; of scabs in the nose.

Left sided inflammation and swelling of nose; painful to touch.

Nose on one side feels numb.

Face

      Face: yellow; pale; livid; swollen; also wan, pasty.

Heat in the face.

Prosopalgia recurring periodically, especially after checked ague; face sallow; great thirst.

Cheek-bones pain as if bruised, when chewing.

One cheek (left) red (afternoon and night).

Skin of face shining, as if greasy.

Itching and eruption of the face (crusta lactea).

Ulcer on the (left) cheek.

Whiskers fall off.

Lower Face

      Lips dry, cracked, with rhagades or bleeding scabs; humid sores in the commissures; upper lip swollen.

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.