NATRUM MUR homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine NATRUM MUR …


      1. Calcarea anaemic subjects; pale, earthy or yellowish, greasy- looking complexion; children emaciated (esp. about the neck) and old in appearance; debility (from loss of vital fluids.

2. Great depression; lachrymose yet irritable esp. at small, non- essential noises; seems to desire but is markedly (<) consolation; dislikes company, (>) alone; emotionally sensitive to music memory weak with inability to concentrate; hysteria, affections beyond control.

3. Headaches, chronic, hammering, periodic, blinding; from sunrise to sunset, (<) motion (>) semi-recumbent position, face pale or only slightly diffused; esp. in anaemic girls and women.

4. Condition of mucous membranes:- (a) Chronic; dryness with ulcerations or cracks; e.g. of alimentary canal with constipation, dry, crumbling stools, and sore, fissured anus; (b) acute; free watery discharges, often coarse, frothy mucus esp. from upper respiratory tract.

5. Good appetite yet emaciation; inordinate craving for salt (Phosphorus) dislike to facts and bread; (>) going without regular meals.

6. “Mapped” tongue (patch appearance) with sense of dryness and violent thirst.

7. Skin; (a) chronic; dryness with fissures, corns, warts, hangnails, etc. (b) acute; eczematous eruptions, raw surface, acrid, watery discharge, esp. at scalp margin; acne; urticaria after violent exercise; hydroa on lips or tongue, esp. during colds or intermittents.

8. Backache; severe, sacro-lumbar; (>) pressure, e.g. lying on something hard; often assoc. with delayed M.P. and bearing-down pains.

9. Inability to micturate in the presence of others.

10. Modalities; (<) heat esp. close room, must have air though apt to feel chilly and take cold; (<) 9-11 a.m.; salt; at seaside, etc.; mental exertion; (>) loose clothing.

Notes. Chronic of Ignatia and Bryonia. Should not be given during a fever paroxysms.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.