NATRUM SULPHURICUM


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


      Glauber Salts. SCHRETER. Na2 SO Plus 10H2 O.

Mind

      Inability to think.

Cheerfulness, happy mood; after stool.

Depressed; tearful; music makes her sad.

Satiety of life: must use all self-control to prevent shooting himself.

Irritable, worse mornings.

Sensorium

      Vertigo after dinner; then heat from body toward head, becoming more violent until sweat breaks out on forehead.

Muddled feeling, dulness.

Inner Head

      Pressure in forehead, particularly after meals; as if forehead would burst.

Pressure in forehead and coronal region after sunset, with heat on top of head; relieved by pressure of hand; during quiet and while lying down; worse when thinking.

Heaviness in the head.

Hot feeling on top of head.

Irritation of brain after lesions of the head.

Headache while reading, makes him feel hot, and sweat.

Brain feels loose when stooping, as if it fell toward left temple.

Jerk in head, throwing it toward the right.

Outer Head

      Creeping in scalp of vertex.

Scalp sensitive; hair is painful on combing it.

Eyes

      Sight dim; eyes weak; watering.

Sensitiveness of eyes to light, with headache.

Large, blisters-like granulations, with burning tears.

Burning in right eye, burning lachrymation, dim sight; worse near the fire; also morning and evening; burning of edges of lids.

Lids heavy, as if leaden, pressing in eyes while reading in evening.

Itches on edges of lids in the morning.

Ears

      Ringing in ears, as of bells.

Piercing pain in right ear inward; sharp, lightning-like stitches in the ear; worse going from cold air into warm room, worse in damp weather, living on wet ground, etc.

Earache, as if something were forcing its way out.

Heat in right ear, evening.

Nose

      Nosebleed: during menses, stops and returns often. Nose stopped up; sneezing and fluent coryza.

Ozaena syphilitica beginning with ulcers in fauces; no fetor.

Itching of wings of nose, inducing rubbing.

Face

      Pale, wan.

Itching of face.

Lower Face

      Burning pain in corner of mouth at night; lips burns as from pepper.

Upper lips dry, skin peels off.

Vesicles on the lips.

Pimple on chin, burns when touched.

Teeth

      Throbbing toothache, with great restlessness; worse from warm, intolerable to hot drink.

Toothache lessened by cool air, and holding cold water in mouth.

Gums burns like fire.

Tongue etc.

      Taste unpleasant, slimy, and tongue coated with mucus.

No taste, mornings; mouth feels rough, numb.

Blisters, with burning pain, on tip of tongue.

Tongue red.

Mouth

      Roof of mouth sore to touch.

Burning in mouth, as from pepper; mouth dry, thirst, gums red.

Much saliva after meals.

Throat

      Palate burns as if skin was broken, during menses.

Blisters on palate; better from cold things.

Dryness of throat, no thirst.

Throat sore, feeling of contraction when swallowing saliva; soreness is worse by talking or when swallowing solids.

Tonsils and uvula inflamed and swollen; ulcers on tonsils.

Tearing down the throat.

Mucus in throat, at night; hawks salt mucus in morning.

Desires Aversions

      Loss of appetite and great thirst.

Disgust for bread, of which she was formerly fond.

Great desire for ice, or ice-cold water.

Thirst in the evening.

Eating and Drinking

      Vegetable, fruit, pastry, cold food or drink, and farinaceous food causes diarrhoea.

Hot drinks: 0. Cold things:,. Eating:. Before meals:. after meals:.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Hiccough in evening; after eating bread butter.

Constant rising of sour water.

Nausea, vomiting first a sour, then a bitter fluid.

Vomiting, with colic.

Stomach

      Squeamishness in stomach before meals.

Boring in stomach as if it would be perforated; or, burning, pinching in the morning after rising; better after breakfast.

Beating pain in stomach, with slight nausea.

Full feeling in stomach and into chest, difficult breathing, evening in bed.

Hypochondria

      Cannot bear tight clothing about waist. Stitches in region of liver and sensitiveness when walking in open air.

Region of liver sensitive to touch, stepping, deep breathing or sudden jar; aching, piercing pain.

Must lie on back, pain when twisting either way.

Pain in left hypochondriac region or above, on last ribs, also with cough and purulent sputum.

Stitches in left hypochondrium while walking in open air.

Abdomen

      Pain of a dead, heavy character going through from abdomen to back.

Burning in abdomen; bruised pain in bowels; griping relieved by kneading the abdomen.

Pinching in bowels, with pain in forehead off and on.

Abdominal flatulency; much rolling and rumbling; incarcerated, especially on right side; collects at night, causing a great pain. Inflammation at right groin; typhlitis.

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.