Ammonium Muriaticum

Ammonium Muriaticum homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe….

Common names: Sal Ammoniac; Sal niac.


Ammonium chloride, NH4CL.

Preparation: Trituration on aqueous solution (100 parts of water at 60 o dissolves 36 parts of the salt).


When talking about some important subject he becomes extremely excited.

She is overwhelmed with anxiety, would like to weep, and does weep, sometimes (first day).

Full of melancholy and anxiety, as if some internal grief and sorrow were gnawing at her heart.

She is sitting there, full of ill-humor, absorbed in her thoughts, and can scarcely be induced to speak, in the evening (fifteenth day).

Peevish, as if she had some internal vexation, and looking as if not yet entirely conscious of herself; as if she had not slept enough (third day).

Irritable and peevish, in the forenoon; the mood improves after dinner (eighth day).

Very irritable, peevish, and easily frightened.

Involuntary antipathy to certain persons.


The head feels confused, as after intoxication (fourteenth day).

The head feels dizzy and confused in the room; this symptom passes off in the open air; early in the morning (fourth day).

Vertigo, as if she would fall to one side; worse during motion, passing off in the open air; frequently (third day).

Giddiness and fullness of the head; it feels as if it were very heavy (one hour).

Feeling of heaviness in the head, almost daily, after rising.

The head feels so full that it seems too heavy (after twenty-fifth day).

Violent headache, for several days.

Feeling of heat and fullness in the head, early after rising.

Heat in the head, with preceding chill, before midnight, in bed, so that she cannot go to sleep for a long time.

Stitches and pressure in the head, especially in the left side, in the room (second day).

Frequent creeping over the head, of short duration (twenty- fifth day).

Pimples on the forehead, following after itching and scratching (sixth day).

Frontal headache, without mental disturbance.

Violent throbbing headache in the forehead, towards evening, lasting one hour; upon touching the forehead worse; with weakness, so that he was scarcely able to walk, and chills on going to bed.

Heaviness in the forehead, frequently during the day, accompanied by a feeling of internal heat and a little sweat.

Pressure in the forehead, with sensation of heat there, early in the morning, after an uneasy night.

Downward pressure in the forehead, towards the root of the nose, with sensation as if the brain were torn, earl after rising (twenty-fifth day).

Painful boring in the forehead, early after rising, and almost during the whole day (fifth day).

Sudden fine stitching in the left side of the forehead, of long duration, afternoons (fourth day).

Painful twitches, from below upwards, in the left temple (third day).

Burning pain, and sometimes stitches, in the left temple, both when at rest and when masticating and sneezing; no increase of pain when the parts are touched.

A sudden tearing pain from below upward in the right temple, forenoons (sixth day).

Painful tearing in the right temple and down into the side of the face (seventh day).

Fine tearing, extending upward, in the right temporal bone, during the menstruation (seventeenth day).

A violent stitch in the left temple; forenoons (twentieth day).

Headache on the top of the head, as if the head were broken in two (fourth day).

Stitches in the vertex, with a sensation as though the head were bursting; mornings (third day).

Stitches in the vertex on stooping; afternoon at three, lasting till six (second day).

Glowing heat on the right side of the head, every evening.

Fine stitches in the left side of the head, forenoons (fifth day).

A painful tearing in the upper part of the right side of the head, while sitting (fifteenth day).

The occiput feels as if it were compressed with a vice; this symptom afterwards manifests itself in both sides of the head, accompanied by excessive ill-humor (seventeenth day).

Pinching pain in the left side of the occiput, at a small spot; forenoons (eleventh day).

Itching pimples on the right side of the occiput, in the evening; at night they pass off (after nineteenth day).

Itching of the hairy scalp, forcing him to scratch constantly (third day).


Eyes become weak, glassy, watery.

Redness of the white of the eyes and itching of the eyes.

Pain in the eyes.

The eyes burn in the morning, after rising, if she looks at the light (fourth day).

Burning of the eyes in the evening, and closing thereof as from sleep; this symptom passed off as soon as light entered the room (fifteenth day).

The eyes are burning for several evenings, only at twilight; the pain ceases as soon as light enters the room (fifteenth day).

The eyes burn at night, with profuse lachrymation.

Violent burning in the right eye, which continues long in the open air.

Tearing in the upper border of the right eye, first made worse, then improved, by pressing upon it; afternoons while sitting (fifteenth day).

Very painful sensation, as of hammering, over the margin of the right orbit, or as if a large body were pushing there (fifteenth day).

Twitching of the left eye; she must rub a long time before it disappears (fourth day).

Slight twitching in the lower eyelids, especially the left, during the whole time of proving.

Eyes burn like fire, in the canthi, the whole day (third day).

Burning in the canthi, so that she cannot look at the light; disappears after washing; mornings (third day).

Tearing in the external canthus of the eye.

Lachrymation, early after rising (third day).

Agglutination of the eyes, early on waking, with burning in the corners, after washing (second day).

A vesicle in the white of the eye.

Tearing in the eyeballs.

Twitching in the left ball, without any in the lid; disappears after rubbing (fourth day).

Mist before the eyes;in the open air she distinguishes nothing, either far or near, even in the light of the sun; in the room, on the contrary, she sees better (for five minutes).

For several mornings dimness of the eyes; there is a mist before them, which passes off after washing.

Sensation in the left eye as if a body were rising in it which prevents her from seeing; in the forenoon (fourteenth and fifteenth days).

Yellow spots, as large as a penny, everywhere before the eyes, when sewing, and when looking into her garden out of the window (two minutes).


Painful pimple on the anti-helix of the right ear.

Itching pimple on the external concha of the right ear, which induces him to scratch continually.

Several fine stitches in the left ear, which frequently recur; afternoons in the open air (fourth day).

Several pointed stitches in the right ear, shooting inwards; then a burning extending from the left ear outwards; on walking in the open air (first day).

Frequent sensitive stitches outward from the right ear; it frequently lasts a long time.

Stitches outward from the right ear, as with an awl, several times.

Boring and sticking outward from the right ear (third day).

Clawing and tearing in the right ear (nineteenth day).

Boring-twitching in the right ear (sixteenth day).

Burrowing and turmoil in the right ear, on which he lay at night, as if something would come out there (third day).

Tickling in the right ear.

Frequently fine stitches outward from the left ear.

Twitching in the left ear, also behind it, where there is a moist herpes.

Itching in both ears, which does not pass off by scratching, with discharge of liquid wax for several days (after fifth day).

Grumbling and thundering noise in the right ear when sitting, also at night, with pulsative beats (sixth day).


External swelling of the left side of the nose, and, the next day, bloody crusts discharge (third day).

Bleeding at the nose from the left fossa, where upon the itching ceases (third day).

On blowing nose, some brown blood with the mucus.

In morning left nostril stopped by mucus; removed by blowing.

Bloody froth from nose and mouth.

Frequent sneezing during the day (thirteenth and fourteenth days). Frequent sneezing, without a cold, roused her from her sleep, with crawling in the throat, which caused her to cough, and produced a secretion of saliva(after sixth day).

Clear acrid water runs out of the nose, corroding the lips.

Coryza, with eruptions in the nostrils (sore nose).

Coryza at one nostril, out of which runs a quantity of thick, yellow matter; this is accompanied by tearing in the cheek-bone and the teeth of the left side.

Coryza, with obstruction of the nose and loss of smell (thirteenth and fourteenth days).

Coryza, with a feeling of obstruction in the nose, during which a large quantity of mucus passes off, with great difficulty, however (after twenty-four hours).

Dry coryza; clear water, however, runs out of the nose.

Obstruction of the nose, with pain at the right nasal fossa, at night, the symptom passing off again the next morning.

Sensation in the upper part of the nose, as when a cold is approaching.

Sore nose, on the inside and around the margin of the nostrils.

Pain, as from ulceration, in the left nasal fossa; cannot endure the touch; this symptom occurs frequently (after third day).

Constant itching in the nose, with desire to blow it, and sensation as if a large and rough body were sticking high up in the nose, with obstruction (Second day).


Distorted features expressive of the greatest anxiety.

Color of the face very pale.

Eruptions in the face.

Vesicles without any sensation upon the left side of the face (eleventh day).

Herpes in the face, dry and tettery.

Heat in the face, with burning for half an hour in the room, which goes off in the open air (third day).

Twitching pain in right upper part of the face, at a small spot; in feeling of it disappears, and on drawing the fingers away the pain in renewed, and so repeated for three times; forenoons (fifteenth day).

Tearing in right malar bone and up into the temples; forenoons (twenty-first day).

Violent painful tearing in left malar bone (eleventh day).

Repeated tearings in right side of bones of face; evenings, while sitting (sixteenth day).

Swelling of the cheek, with enlargement of a gland below the right angle of the lower jaw, attended with a throbbing and lancinating pain.

Drawing in the lower jaw.

Tearing in the left lower jaw, afterwards in the upper incisors (twenty-fourth day).

The lips became contracted and felt as if they were greasy.

Both lips burn like fire (twenty-second day).

At times burning-stinging in the upper lip (second day).

Excoriated spots on the right side of the upper lip, with burning soreness (second day).

Chapped lips.

Dry and wrinkled lips; they became chapped and she had to moisten them constantly with the tongue.

Itching pimples around the upper lip (second day).

Blisters on the upper lip, which became inflamed and ulcerated (after twenty-two days).


Tearing toothache.

Painful tearing in all the teeth, at 8 P.M., disappearing in bed (sixth day).

Tearing toothache, now in the right, now in the left upper row, lasted a quarter of an hour, evenings in bed.

Tearing in the decayed root of a tooth of the upper row; it immediately passes off by pressing upon it with the finger, afternoons, when sitting (fifteenth day).

Stinging pain in the upper front teeth (fifth day).

Swelling of the gums of the left lower row, by the last back teeth, accompanied by stitches extending as high as the left temple (after eleven days).

Tongue white.

White-coated tongue.

Coated tongue in forenoon.

Tongue and mouth coated in spots with a white mucous coat, like false membrane.

Vesicles at the tip of the tongue, which burn like fire, and disappear in an hour (third day).

Vesicles at the tip of the tongue, with a burning pain.

Disagreeable taste and collection of water in the mouth (first day).

Pappy taste in mouth, early, after rising (third day).

Bitterness of the mouth, the whole day (after seven and eight days).

Bitter taste in mouth, early in the morning, with bitter eructations, which pass off after having eaten (first day).

Bitter taste during the anxiety, and nauseating, bitter eructations.

Sourish taste in the mouth.

Sourish taste in the mouth, early on waking (fourteenth day).

Could scarcely speak, and complained of burning pains in throat and chest.


External and internal swelling of the neck, with pressive pain when swallowing, and drawing and stinging pains in the highly swollen submaxillary glands.

Swelling of the cervical glands (after twelve days).

Phlegm sticks in the throat, which he can neither hawk up nor swallow (eleventh day).

For the first eight days, phlegm constantly remains in the throat, which he can hawk up only with great difficulty.

Hawking up a quantity of phlegm, early in the morning.

Feeling of dryness in the throat (fifteenth day).

Roughness in the throat, which passes off after dinner.

Sore throat, stinging in the throat, both during and between the acts of deglutition (twentieth day).

Sore throat, with rawness.

Stinging in the throat when yawning; this symptom occurs frequently (first day).

Severe throbbing in the glands of the neck, without the glands being either inflamed or swollen; accompanied by flushes of heat, and want of air in the throat (after twenty-four days).

Sensation as of throbbing in the tonsils, which are not swollen; the throbbing is like that of an artery; with uneasiness and oppressive anxiety (after twelve days).

Swallowing almost impossible.


Neither hunger nor appetite; nevertheless, he take his usual meal at noon, and the food tastes naturally (eleventh day).

No hunger, for several days, though he takes his usual meals (four days).

Want of appetite in the evening; she does not wish to eat anything and frequently yawns (sixteenth day).

Almost total loss of appetite (after twenty-four days).

Thirst (first, second and third days).

Violent thirst.

Thirst during several days and nights, which caused her to drink a good deal of water (after twenty-four days).

Very urgent thirst, which is only satisfied with lemonade.

Unquenchable thirst, afternoons (third and sixth days).

Thirst at evening (first, second, fifteenth and nineteenth days).

Thirst before the chill (evenings before 5 and 6), (nineteenth day).

Absence of thirst (contrary to habit), (first day).

Rising of air (shortly after taking the medicine).

Oppressive eructations, tasting of the ingesta (after twenty-second day).

Bitter eructations, with taste of the food, forenoons (fifth day).

Frequent eructations of a bitter taste, the whole day (eleventh day).

Gulping up of the ingesta.

In the afternoon, gulping up of bitter, sour water, the taste of which remained in the mouth until she ate again (seventeenth day).

Frequent hiccough, or bitter eructations; with the hiccough, violent stitches in the left breast.

Hiccough an hour after dinner (fourth day).

Continual hiccough, only seldom ceasing (ninth day).

Attacks of nausea (first day).

Nausea and inclination to vomit on walking in the open air, forenoons (eleventh day).

Nausea and inclination to vomit, immediately after dinner, which is relieved by eructations, and in the open air (fourteenth day).

After every dinner and supper, he is attacked with nausea, waterbrash, and horripilation (after twenty-six days).

Nausea, with oppression at the stomach; nevertheless, there is an inclination to eat.

Burning from the stomach up towards the pharynx, like heartburn.

Burning and pressure at the stomach, becomes a stinging, afternoons (twelfth day).

Heat at the stomach, (morning of the first day),.

Sensation of fulness in the stomach, with oppression, without shortness of breath; this symptom lasts the whole afternoon, and is relieved neither by rest, motion, nor eructations.

Sensation in stomach as of emptiness, or hunger (shortly).

Emptiness in stomach, not relieved by eating.

Empty feeling in the stomach, and yet he can hardly persuade himself to take food.

Sensation as of fasting in the stomach, which, nevertheless, feels full; worse after breakfast (sixteenth day).

Frequent drawing in the stomach.

Sensation in the stomach, as if everything would turn round, with disposition to waterbrash and great qualmishness, even unto vomiting on walking in the open air; relieved by eructations, forenoons; also, afterwards while sitting; he must go into the open air, where it soon disappears.

Grinding and writhing in the stomach, early in the morning, passing off after breakfast (second day).

Gnawing, or grinding, at the stomach, as if it contained worms.

Gnawing sensation at the stomach, soon after taking a new dose.

Pressure at the stomach, with nausea.

At 8 A.M., sensitive stinging and burning in the pit of the stomach, which extends to the right axilla, and into the muscles of the right upper arm, for one minute (seventeenth day).


Long-continued, occasional pinching, as with two fingers, in both hypochondria, both when at rest and in motion (second day).

Stitches and burning in the region of the right ribs, in the afternoon, when walking (ninth day).

Occasional stitches in the right hypochondriac region, when spinning.

Splenetic stitches, even when sitting.

Rumbling around the navel, continuing a long time (one hour after taking).

Violent pinching around the navel, for half an hour; then two evacuations (nineteenth day).

Pinching in a small spot to the left of the navel, while standing; worse on stooping (third day).

Momentary cutting and shooting around the navel (fifteenth day).

Griping in abdomen, below navel (6 P.M)..

Discomfort in abdomen, below and to left of navel.

Sensation as of grinding, at a small spot near the navel (one hour after dinner), (fourth day).

Burning in right flank, on sitting, for five minutes, afternoons (twenty-second day).

A large furunculus on the right side of the abdomen.

Drawing in the side of the belly.

Pain in upper abdomen, at a small spot, like a burning.

Rumbling in bowels, without perceptible flatulence, afternoons (third day).

Growling and noises in bowels, with much passage of flatulence (sixteenth day).

Rumbling from fermentation in the sides of the abdomen, extending as far as the chest, early in the morning, on waking up, in bed.

Frequent emission of flatus (eighteenth day).

Emission of loud flatus (nineteenth day).

Frequent emission of offensive flatus, without the sensation of flatus.


Oppression in the abdomen.

Weight in the abdomen, as of a load, with anxiety, as if the abdomen would burst; the symptom passes off during sleep.

Fullness in the abdomen.

Severe pinching in the abdomen, which is soon followed by a loose evacuation (immediately).

Pinching in the abdomen at every inspiration, which passes off again by expiration (thirteenth day).

Pinching all around in the abdomen and in the groins, as before the appearance of the menses, early after rising (eighteenth day).

Gripings, here and there, in the bowels, with sensation of flatulence, afternoons (eighteenth day).

Gripings and movings in all the bowels, the whole day (fourth day).

Violent cutting in the whole abdomen, at two o’clock at night; this rouses her from sleep (after twenty-four hours).

Pressure in the left side of the abdomen, as with the hand (nineteenth day).

Stitches in the left side of the abdomen, over the hip, when sitting, and when stooping while standing.

Frequent disappearing and recurring gripings in the lower abdomen, forenoons (thirteenth day).

Pinching and griping pain in the lower abdomen, with dyspnoea.

Pressive tension in the left side of the abdomen, near the ring, as if something were pressing out.

Pain in both groins, like severe gripings, with afterward extended to the navel, and disappeared after a few evacuations, evenings (first day).

Cutting and stitches in both groins, as far as the small of the back, with urging to urinate every half hour in the evening.

Tearing and tensive pain in the groin, when walking.

Distension, with a tensive sensation and grinding, in the right groin.

Indescribably vehement pain in the right groin; it often extends to the hip and the small of the back (fifteenth day).

Stitches in the right groin, and coming out behind the hip, when sitting (fourth day).

Sense of distension in left groin, which becomes somewhat painful on sitting (fifteenth day).

Pain, as from a sprain, in the left groin; it obliges him to walk crooked (third day).

Pain, as from ulceration, in the left groin, perceptible only when walking.

Stool and Anus.

Much burning in rectum during and after the expulsion of soft stools.

Itching soreness of the rectum, several pustules being formed by the side of it.

Increases of produces haemorrhoidal flux.

Much burning in anus during soft stool (eleventh day).

Tearing in the perineum when walking.

Stinging tearing pain in the perineum, in the evening.

Stool hard, crumbling, scanty; but, after dinner, the usual stool, followed by burning in anus (fourteenth day).

Evacuation consists of only two small pieces, passed with pressure, followed by a soft stool.

Stool, whose first part was solid, the last soft, with straining, followed by burning in the anus; afternoon, the usual stool; during menstruation (fourteenth day).

Hard stool, soon after taking a new dose (ninth day); on the next day stool, whose first part was hard, the last part soft.

Solid stool, the third or fourth days (only once a day); the fifth day, the usual soft stool.

Stool as usual (in two hours); a similar one follows in the afternoon.

Soft stool, with pain in lower abdomen (eighteenth day).

Soft stool, with excessive urgency, follows some rumblings in the umbilical region (in one hour after a new dose).

Soft stool, soon after taking; none on second day; usual stool on third day.

Two soft stools (first and nineteenth day).

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.