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

      Nickel. The Element.


      Quarrelsome; very fretful humor.

Anxiety on moving, as if sweat would break out.

Apprehensive; despondent.


      Confused, as after intoxication, in the morning.

Heaviness in forehead, sense of reeling.

Vertigo: on rising in the morning, as from weakness; with nausea and inclination to vomit.

Inner Head

      Heaviness, fulness; feel as if brain was cut to pieces on stooping; stupefied sensation.

Head feels thick, dull, in the morning, as from loss of sleep.

Tearing in the head and in the left eye.

Stitches here and there, worse when stooping.

Pressure on the vertex as with a hand.

Headaches return every two weeks, and are usually better in the open air.


      Vision dim, eyes red, sensitive; after exertion, especially in the evening, eyes give cut and burn.

Burning in the eyes worse morning on waking; better after washing. Lids agglutinated.


      Violent sneezing without coryza.

Stoppage of the nose, cannot breath through it; worse at night.

Redness and swelling of the tip of the nose.


      Sensation as if swollen, it seems heavy.

Right side red and swollen with the sore throat.


      Gnawing in a right lower molar; sour, offensive water exudes on sucking the teeth.

Teeth feel loose and elongated.

Tongue etc.

      Stiff, making talking difficult.


      Right tonsil swollen; sticking on swallowing, as if in the uvula.

Spasmodic choking and constriction.

Desires Aversions

      Averse to meat.

Thirst, worse in the evening.

Generally better after eating.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations bitter, sour, or empty.

Hiccough every evening.

Nausea, dull head; sour eructations, also mornings after rising.


      Burning. Pressure, better from soup or from eructations.

Empty, fasting sensation, but no hunger.


      Bloated abdomen.

Pinching at the navel and tension in the back before dinner.

Violent cutting in abdomen, followed by soft stool.

Stool etc.

      Diarrhoea and tenesmus after milk.

Diarrhoea of yellow mucous stools, expelled with great force and much flatus.

Stool, even if soft, evacuated with great pressure.


      Urine increased, with burning micturition.

Male Sexual Organs

      Menses: early, with pain in abdomen and small of back; or, oftener, late and scanty, with colic, backache, burning in the eyes and great debility.

Vomiting and colic, after suppressed menses.

Leucorrhoea profuse, worse after urinating and after the menses.


      Hoarseness returns annually (in one case with the nausea, intolerance of milk and weak eyes, mentioned above); also after exposure to wind.


      Cough violent at night, must sit up and hold the head.

Cough from tickling in the throat, worse evening after lying down.

Neck Back

      Cracking in the cervical vertebrae on moving the head.

Fine stitches and feeling of tension in nape of neck of motion.

Stitches in the small of the back.

Painful gnawing in small of back.

Upper Limbs

      Left shoulder as if sprained or dislocated, better from violent motion.

Lower Limbs

      Pain as from weariness in the legs, pressing towards the groins, diarrhoea; during menses.

Limbs in General

      Tearing in scapulae, down the arms, in hip and down the legs.

Left arm and leg feel as if they would fall asleep; afternoon,

sitting. Hands and feet feel heavy better by motion.

Position etc.

      Motion:. Stooping: Walking: Exertion: Sitting up:,. Lying: Must rise from bed and walk about:.


      Literary men and others who suffer from periodical, nervous headaches, who are weak, with asthenopia, weak digestion, constipation; worse in the morning on awaking.

Feels sick and feverish, as if a severe illness was impending.


      Yawning, drowsiness.

Restlessness, heat, frequent waking better walking about.


      Morning:, Evening:, Night: After midnight:.

Temperature and Weather

      Generally better in open air: Washing: Wind: Warmth of stove;.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chilliness predominates. Shivering in the back, better warmth of stove. Shivering and heat alternately.

Heat followed by chilliness.

Sensation of heat all over, with anxiety and prostration.

Sweat in the morning in bed; or after midnight.


      Periodicity, annually:; every two weeks:.


      Tearing in various parts.

Stitches here and there over body after lying down.



Contact Injuries etc.

      Uneasiness, heat, everything hurts, must rise from bed and walk about. Scratching:.


      Itching not better from scratching, after which pimples appear. Fine burning, stinging, biting.

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.