Argentum Nitricum

Argentum Nitricum 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….


Silver nitrate, A8. NO3 Preparation: Solution on the crystals in distilled water, for lower dilutions.


Imbecile appearance; he looks at people with a foolish expression of countenance, even while conversing with them on some serious subject; he behaves shyly and sillily, and talks in a childish manner.

On lying down for the purpose of relieving his head, visions and distorted faces hover before his imagination, although his eyes are closed, even in day-light (30th potency, second day).

Apathy, with great debility, and tremulous weakness (1st potency).

Hypochondriac and gloomy mood; drawing pain in the forehead; yellowish complexion; sweetish-bitter taste in the mouth; dry, viscid lips; feebleness and febrile sensation; debility and weariness of the lower limbs (in the forenoon, at 11 o’clock, for one hour), (30th potency, third day).

Hypochondriac taciturnity, accompanied with dulness of the head, and beating in the whole body (30th potency).

Anxiety, which makes him walk rapidly.

He feels very much affected bodily and mentally; he does not undertake anything lest he should not succeed (6th potency).

Irritated and anxious mood, in the morning after rising, accompanied with great nervousness, feeling or weakness and tremulousness (6th potency).

Dulness of sense absence of thought, inability to think; he is unable to find suitable words for his ideas; hence he falters in his speech (2d potency, second day).

Difficulty to collect his senses; he found it extremely difficult to conceive an idea, with heat and fullness in the head (2d potency, third day).

He feels dull, as if he would do nothing.

Stupid feeling in the head when writing (30th potency, first day).

Weakness of memory; he is unable to think connectedly, and falter in his speech (30th potency, second day).

Stupefaction, with suffering look (30th potency, second day) Total loss of consciousness.

Coma, difficult to describe.


Confusion of the head (2d potency, first day).

The whole day his head feels confused, especially the occiput, the left region of the vertex, and the forehead (2d potency, second day.

On waking in the morning from a sleep full of dreams, his head aches and feels confused (2d potency, first day).

The head feels confused, accompanied with whizzing in the ears, and hard hearing (30th potency, sixth day).

Confusion of the head, with feeling of stupidity, over night; in the morning, when waking, it is changed to fullness in the forehead, with stinging, digging in the same, increasing after rising (1st potency, fifth day).

Dull and confused state of the head, with beating in the whole body, and hypochondriac taciturnity, after dinner (30th potency, second day).

The head feels confused after drinking coffee.


Vertigo in the morning (30th potency, fourth day).

Vertigo with headache.

In the morning she was attacked with vertigo, as if she were turning in a circle, inducing her to squat down, lest she should fall; accompanied with headache (30th potency, second day).

Vertigo, more before the eyes (1st potency, first day).

Vertigo, with complete though transient blindness.

Vertigo, and buzzing in the ears, and general debility of the limbs and trembling.

Vertigo and staggering gait.

Attack of fleeting vertigo, as if intoxicated (1st potency, first day).

Giddiness, as if intoxicated, accompanied with lassitude and debility of the lower limbs (30th potency, first day).

Vertigo, with nausea and confusion of the sense (30th potency, second day).

Giddiness in the head, as if he would faint, the body feeling tired, but not disagreeably so (30th potency, first day).

Giddy, dulness of sense, and as if he had lost all sensations; accompanied with drowsiness (30th potency, first 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.