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

      The metal. STAPF. An Element.


      Everything seems strange and horrible to her.

She thinks all persons are demons.

Illusion : everything around her is very small and every body inferior to her in mind and body.

Delirium with fear of men, often changing with overestimation of oneself.

Disturbed state of mind, also religious, with taciturnity, haughtiness, voluptuousness and cruelty.

Mania, with great pride; fault-finding; unchaste talk; trembling and clonic spasms; caused by fright or anger.

Mood changing; cheerful or depressed.

Low-spirited, inclined to shed tears, worse in the evening; weeps with the pains.

Past events trouble her.

Much anguish; she feels as if she would lose her senses and die soon.

Satiety of life, with (taciturnity and ) fear of death.

Great indifference.

Pride and overestimation of oneself; looking down with haughtiness on others.

Physical symptoms disappear, and mental symptoms appear, and vice versa.

After anger, alternate laughing and weeping, with great anguish and fear of death.

Mental disturbance after fright, grief or vexation.

Inner Head

      Sensation of numbness in head and externally on vertex, preceded by a sensation of contraction of the brain scalp; worse in evening and while sitting; better from motion and in open air.

Neuralgic headache in sensitive or hysterical persons; cramp- like pressing inwards, with hot and red face, and roaring in head; pains gradually increase and as gradually decrease.

Numb feeling in the brain.

Sensation of water in the forehead.

Outer Head

      Formication in one temple, extending to lower jaw, with sensation of coldness on that spot; worse in evening and when at rest, better from rubbing.


      Scintillations before the eyes; headache.

Sensation of coldness in the eyes.

Spasmodic trembling and twitching of the eyelids.

Objects appear smaller than they really are.


      Ringing, rolling or rumbling sound in the ears.

Thundering jerks like distant cannonade, in right ear.

Otalgia with cramp-pain, often with rumbling in the ears.

Sensation of coldness in ears, with sensation of numbness extending to cheeks and lips.


      Numbness and cramp-pain in nose.

Violent crampy pain at root of nose, with heat and red face.

Corrosive sensation on nose, as from something acrid.


      Pale, sunken; red and burning hot, with violent thirst, worse toward evening.

Sensation of coldness, tingling and numbness in one (right) side of face.

Cramp-pain, steady compressing, numb feeling and boring in malar bones.

Lower Face

      Purple, net-like appearance on chin.


      Pulsating, digging through whole right jaw, worse toward evening and at rest; followed by numbness; pains come and go gradually.

Tongue etc.

      Sensation as if the tongue were scalded.

Sweet taste on the tip of the tongue.


      Rhagades in the gums.

Sensation of coldness, especially in the mouth.


      Cramp-like drawing in the throat, as if it were constricted.

Hawking of mucus, with scraping in throat.

Sensation as if the palate was elongated.

Desires Aversions

      Loss of appetite on account of depressed mood.

Ravenous appetite and hasty eating, detests everything around him.

Thirstlessness; or, thirst during heat.

Eating and Drinking

      Worse on an empty stomach.

After meals :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations empty, morning.

Continuous nausea, with great weakness, anxiety and trembling sensation, through the whole body.


      Pressure in stomach, especially after meals.

Sensation of constriction in pit of the stomach and in abdomen.

Burning in pit of stomach, extending into abdomen.

Jactitation of muscles in region of stomach.


      Painter’s colic; pain in umbilical region, extending through into back; patient screams and tries to relieve the pain by turning into all possible positions.

Pressing and bearing down in abdomen, extending into pelvis.

Stool etc.

      Constipation; after lead poisoning; or while travelling; frequent urging, with expulsion of only small portions of feces, with great straining.

After an evacuation, sensation of great weakness in abdomen, or chilliness.

Itching-tingling and tenesmus at anus, especially in the evening.

Stools adhere to rectum and anus like soft clay.


      Frequent micturition, with slow flow of urine.

Urine : pale, watery; red, with white clouds; turbid, depositing a red sediment.

Male Sexual Organs

      Sexual desire excessive, with violent erections, especially at night.

Embrace with but little pleasurable excitement.

Morbid excitement inducing onanism, especially if prepubic.

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.