The Metals

The metals used in Homoeopathy are: Aurum and Argentum the two precious metals; Uranium and Vanadium among rare metals; plumbum and Cuprum among the common metals….

The Metals.

Generally the metals, specially the heavy metals are used in Homoeopathy very often for the treatment of prolonged chronic diseases, accompanied by deep troubles and definite lesions which is very often the case in diabetics.

The metals used in Homoeopathy are: Aurum and Argentum the two precious metals; Uranium and Vanadium among rare metals; plumbum and Cuprum among the common metals.

Aurum metallicum.

Like Fluoric acidum sits to cases of diabetes associated with old acquired and hereditary syphilis.

Exaggerated appetite and thirst.

Tendency to paralysis.

Diplegia, hemianopia (sees only the upper half of an object), mental and physical depression; periodic hopelessness; desire for suicide.

Tendency to general and partial paralysis with hypertension. Aurum muriaticum Should be preferred to Aurum metallicum everytime when the tendency to sclerosis is accentuated.

Argentum metallicum.

Polyuria; turbid and profuse urine with sweetish smell.

Emaciation Seminal loss without sexual excitation.

Argentum nitricum.

This remedy is to be preferred to the preceding in cases of tremblings sexual weakness, paralysis of the extremities with numbness for which walking becomes difficult (Argentum nitricum is a remedy of all sorts of polyneuritis).

Uranium nitricum.

Excessive thirst, voracious appetite, abdominal distension.


Sexual weakness.

The liver is attacked, and goes towards degeneration and hypertrophic cirrhosis (Cartier), after a first phase of congestion.

The arterial tension is often high.


Degeneration of the liver and of arteries arteriosclerosis, fatty hearty degeneration of the liver.

Plumbum metallicum.

Diabetes with paralytic tendency. Skin troubles asthenia, hyposthenia, tendency to coma or convulsion.

Possible ocular lesions, optic neuritis paralysis of the external muscles of the eyes.

Paralysis of the lower extremities abolition of rotulian reflexes rapid and marked muscular atrophy.

Plumbum iodatum.

This remedy is preferred to plumbum in some cases of paralysis with muscular atrophy, arteriosclerosis sclerous degeneration of the marrow.

Cuprum arsenicum.

It is to be preferred to Cuprum Metallicum to diabetes with urine of high density, of foetid smell like onion specially when there is acetonuria.

This remedy acts in acidosis and in the tendency to acetonemia which causes coma. We now the classical indication of cuprum Muriaticum in uremia with the tendency to spasm and convulsion of legs and calves.

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.