Antimonium Crudum

Antimonium Crudum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Antimonium Crudum is used…

      Native Sulphide of Antimony. Sb2 S3.


*Anus, *irritation of. *Callosities. *Catarrh. Chorea. Constipation. Corns. *Diarrhoea. *Dyspepsia. *Eczema. *Feet, *sore and horny. *Fever. *Gumrash. *Nails, *degeneration of. *Nettle-rash. Piles. Prolapsus recti. *Red gum. *Remittent fever. *Stomach, *disordered. Sunstroke. Tendons inflamed. *Tongue coated. *Voice, *low. Warts. Whooping-cough.


*Antim-crud. corresponds in a sense to the race of swine, as *Arsenic does to horses and *Pulsatilla to sheep. It is pre- eminently a scrofulous medicine, corresponding to gross constitutions with tendency to rough scaling skin with horny patches. With these horny patches is great tenderness, the patient can hardly bear to walk on them. Analogous to these horny excrescences are warts, and *Antim crud. has cured many cases of these. A student, 17, had twenty-three on right hand and thirty- four on left, mainly on backs and fingers, but a few on interior surface of fingers. In addition redness inflammation of eyelids. Cured in 7 weeks with *Ant-c. 200X. In the same category may be mentioned the tendency of the nails to grow in splits. *Ant-crud. is specially suited to infants and children (with coated moist white tongues) and also to elderly persons. Tendency to grow fat. When symptoms recur they change their locality or go from one side of the body to the other. Left side predominates, especially lower left and upper right. Among special symptoms are: Itching of scalp and falling out of hair. Tendency to take cold about head. Scrofulous ophthalmia, canthi especially affected (*Graphites the whole margin). Otorrhoea. Moist eruption behind ears (*Graphites). Slight noises startle. Nose-bleed with vertigo, after headache, after rush of blood to head. Children are peevish, won’t bear to be touched or looked at. Adults are sulky or sad. Weeping and impressionable. Sentimental mood by moonlight. Amativeness. Suicidal. Gastric and remittent fevers, and fevers of children, with great thirst and the characteristic white tongue. The fever runs higher at night. The child is cross, but unlike the *Chamomilla patient, who wants to be carried, this will scream and show temper at every little attention. There is a form of diarrhoea which alternates with constipation, often found in old people, to which *Ant-crud. corresponds. “Stomach weak, digestion easily disturbed, in old people.” It cures many cases of mucous piles: continuous oozing, staining linen. In connection with the intolerance of wine of the remedy, it may be mentioned that in one case it produced a feeling of intoxication like that of alcohol, so that the patient refused to take any more of it. A number of nervous symptoms appear in the provings=restlessness, jerking of muscles, etc. Dr. M. Jousset has recorded a severe case of chorea which resisted all the usual remedies and was cured with *Ant-crud. prescribed on the digestive symptoms, particularly the characteristic white tongue. A notable characteristic of *Ant-crud. is the thickly coated tongue. Generally it is thick and white, milky-white, or like whitewash evenly laid. The edges may be red and sore. Sore, cracked and crusty nostrils and corners of mouth. Abnormal hunger, not relieved by eating, emptiness of epigastrium and want of animal heat. Disgust for all foods. Nursing children throw up a little sour milk as soon as they take the breast or bottle (*Aethus-c., after vomiting the child sleeps and wakes hungry, *Ant-crud. the child refuses to nurse again). The sulphur element in *Ant-crud. is strongly pronounced in the provings as in the constipation and other intestinal disorders of the drug. Worse By heat is a marked characteristic (*Apis, *Pulsatilla, *Chamomilla, *Secale, *Camph.), also worse from cold washing (less severe after warm washing), from cold water and cold food. In spite of the worse from heat there is great sensitiveness to cold, hence it is suitable to the hydrogenoid constitutions. Moonlight worse mental symptoms. Many symptoms are worse at night. Worse By touch. Worse From wine, especially sour wine; from vinegar and acids (though tamarind water does not disagree); from fruits. Worse From pork, bread, and pastry. Better By rest, by lying down, worse rising up; worse ascending stairs.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica