Cadmium Sulfuratum


Symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Cadmium Sulfuratum from the Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, a ten volumes comprehensive record of confirmed symptoms, published in 1879….


     Sulphide of Cadmium. Cd S.

     Discovered in 1817 by Stromeyer and Herrman as a constant associate of Zincum, especially in the Silesian ores. The best solvent is nitric acid.

     Recommended in 1820 by Grafe in eye diseases in the place of Zincum ; afterwards by Tott in 1833. Experiments by Schubarth on dogs were published in Hufeland’s Journal about 1821.

     H. J. Burdock made an insignificant proving on himself in 1827. The first real proving was made by Petroz in 1854 and published in the May number of Journal de la Soc. Gallicane, including cured symptoms ; it appeared in the October number of the Allg. Hom. Zeitung, and in 1856 in Hirschel’s Archiv, vol. ii. These were not followed by any other reports until 1878, when Dr. Hardenstein, of Vicksburg, used the remedy successfully in one of the most murderous epidemics of yellow fever, the application of the remedy proving him to be a master in prescribing. Cadmium is no doubt a so-called antipsoric of high rank.

MIND.


Mostly unconscious. θ Cholera infantum.
Horror of solitude and of work.
Apprehension at approach of anybody.
Anxiety ; also before going to stool.
Excessive irritability.
Vexation, or a fit of passion < symptoms in general.
  

SENSORIUM.


Vertigo ; room and bed seem to spin around. θ Yellow fever.

INNER HEAD.


Pain in vertex.
Lancinations in head.
Tingling, digging and drawing in head.
Hammering in head.
Pulsations in temples.
Inflammation of brain.
Apoplexy.
  

OUTER HEAD.


Herpes on temples.
  

SIGHT AND EYES.


Inability to read small type.
Hemeralopia.
Looking steadily, symptoms in general < Rending pain in eyes.
Lancinations in eyes from within outward.
Dilatation of one pupil and contraction of another.
Blennorrheic affection of eyes.
Idiopathic chronic torpid conjunctivitis.
Swelling of conjunctiva remaining after blennorrhoea.
Scrofulous inflammation of eyes.
Macula cornea (after removal of a fragment of iron which caused inflammation) covering half the pupil, bluish, much impeding sight. θ Boy, at. 10 years.
Macula cornea covering pupil after a conjunctivitis and keratitis traumatica.
θ Girl, at. 6 years.
Opacity of cornea connected with slow inflammation and blennorrhoea.
Cicatrix on cornea.
Burning lachrymation.
Inability to close eyes. θ Paralysis of face.
Pressure above eyes.
Tension in eyebrows.
Hollow eyes.
Blue circle around eyes.
  

HEARING AND EARS.


Sounds echo in head.
Abnormal hearing, alternating with abnormal vision.
Clucking in ears.
Lancinations in ears.
Lacerating pain in ears.
Pressure behind ears.
  

SMELL AND NOSE.


Ulcerative or cancerous smell.
Tightness at root of nose, and tension in nose.
Lacerating pain in nose.
Epistaxis.
Obstruction of nose by swelling.
Numbness of nose.
Erysipelatous inflammation of nose.
Caries of nasal bones.
Boils on nose, and ulceration of nostrils.
  

FACE.


Pain with cold sweat in face. θ Yellow fever.
Painful drawing in face.
θ Paralysis of face.
Crawling sensation in face.
Vexed look.
Gloomy countenance.
Greyish complexion.
Yellow spots on cheeks and nose.
Chronic eruption of forehead, on nose, and around mouth.
  

LOWER FACE.


Trembling of jaw.
Distortion of mouth to side. θ Paralysis of face.
Spasmodic motion of upper lip.
Swelling of lips.
Aphtha on lips.
  

TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.


Pitchy taste. θ Yellow fever.
Food tastes like salt.
Peculiar metallic taste after taking it.
Tongue shows traces of black vomit, dirty brown or black. θ Yellow fever.
Difficulty in talking and swallowing.
θ Paralysis of face.
  

INNER MOUTH.


Symptoms of mouth are < during deglutition. θ Salivation.
Frequent running together of saliva in mouth, has to spit it out often, and with much straining and retching brings up a tough phlegm.
  

PALATE AND THROAT.


Constriction of oesophagus.
Deglutition aggravates symptoms in general.
  

APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.


Violent thirst.
In bed, at night, thirsty and hot.
  

EATING AND DRINKING.


After drinking : horripilation.
Getting drunk, symptoms < in general.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Salty, rancid belching. θ Yellow fever.
Rancid eructations, especially at noon.
Deadly nausea. θ Cholera infantum.
Intense retching and distressing nausea.
Nausea in mouth, chest and abdomen, often with pain and cold sweat in face.
θ Yellow fever.
Nausea in chest, mouth and abdomen, generally accompanied by red face and trismus.
Gagging and retching up of tough mucus, every few minutes.
Excessive vomiting of yellowish-greenish semifluid masses, almost gelatinous. θ Cholera infantum.
Vomiting of sour, yellow and black matter, with pain in abdomen.
θ Yellow fever.
Excessive nausea, gagging, retching ; so sensitive that least touch of lips will bring on vomiting.
θ Yellow fever.
Deadly nausea, must lie quiet, to ward off black vomit, which is already in stomach and can he smelt.
θ Yellow fever, early part of second stage.
Nausea ; or black vomit, when other medicines fail. θ Yellow fever.
Vomiting brown fluid after drinking cold water : dog.
Vomiting of food, bile and mucus.
Vomiting of acid matter, of black or yellowish matter, accompanied by cold sweat in face, and griping.
Violent pains in stomach, in region of navel, and tenesmus with urging to stool ; vomiting of all food taken and much phlegm and bile.
  

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


Burning and cutting pains in stomach. θ Yellow fever.
Useful after cramps in stomach.
θ Yellow fever.
Gastric symptoms < : during pregnancy ; in drunkards ; after cramps in stomach ; after drinking beer ; in forenoon.
Intense burning in stomach ; also burning from oesophagus to stomach. θ Yellow fever.
Coldness in stomach and hypochondria.
Violent pains in stomach and navel, and urging to stool.
  

HYPOCHONDRIA.


Lancinations in left hypochondrium. θ Yellow fever.
Symptoms of stomach and hypochondria < by walking, or carrying burdens.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


Pain in abdomen, with vomiting. θ Yellow fever.
Pain and pulsation in sides of abdomen.
θ Yellow fever.
Cutting pain in bowels and kidneys.
θ Yellow fever.
Pressure in sides of abdomen.
Compressed feeling in abdomen.
Stretching pain in abdomen.
Griping in lower bowels.
Lancinations, bruised pain, or pulsation in abdomen.
Feeling of inertia in abdomen.
  

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


Alvine evacuations, almost gelatinous, of a yellowish-green semi-fluid character. θ Cholera infantum.

URINARY ORGANS.


Griping in region of kidneys.
Cutting pain in region of kidney and bowels. θ Yellow fever.
  

PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.


Acts well during pregnancy. θ Yellow fever.
Gastric symptoms during pregnancy.
Erysipelas of mamma.
Inflamed nipples.
  

RESPIRATION.


Interrupted breathing during sleep.
On waking, want of air.
  

INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.


Feeling of dilatation of chest.
Feeling as if lungs adhered to chest.
Contraction in chest.
Painful blows in chest.
Tingling in chest.
Weakness of chest.
Chest symptoms are considerably aggravated by a squatting posture.
  

HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.


Palpitation. θ Yellow fever.
Beating near heart.
Palpitation of heart, with constriction of chest.
Pulse 80 to 100 ; dogs.
  

OUTER CHEST.


Rheumatic pain in external chest.
Drawing in external chest.
Swelling of external chest.
Brown spots on chest.
  

NECK AND BACK.


Pain in muscles of neck, as from efforts to vomit.
  

UPPER LIMBS.


Suppuration of axillary glands.
Stretching of arms.
Sensation of swelling of arms.
Swelling of arm bones.
Brown spots on elbow.
Tension in forearm.
Tearing pain in metacarpal joints.
Gnawing in hands.
Jerking of fingers.
Sweat in palms.
  

LOWER LIMBS.


Boils on buttocks.
Numbness of thighs.
While asleep, feet are agitated by shocks.
Rheumatism of lower limbs.
Digging and boring in lower limbs.
Pressure, pain as if sprained, trembling, or cramps in knee.
Tearing pain in legs.
Cramp of calf.
Heaviness of feet.
Lancination in joints of lower limbs, and in toes.
  

LIMBS IN GENERAL.


Red spots on extremities.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


He lies with his head low and hands under it.
Squatting posture : chest symptoms worse.
Walking : symptoms of stomach and hypochondrium <; coldness.
Sitting ; chest symptoms from squatting posture ; drowsy.
Ascending stairs : symptoms < in general.
  

NERVES.


Jactitations ; starting of limbs.
Restlessness.
Very uneasy ; changing his position often ; dog.
Weakness of affected parts, with horripilation.
Weak and thirsty ; dog.
Weakness after vomiting.
Great exhaustion after vomiting ; next morning, pain in muscles of neck and throat from great exertion in vomiting.
Child can hardly move a limb. θ Cholera infantum.
  

SLEEP.


Drowsiness when sitting.
Sleepiness in forenoon.
Somnolence, with broken dreams.
He sleeps with his eyes open.
Moaning and smiling during sleep.
Nightmare.
After sleep : symptoms < in general ; coldness.
Can hardly sleep ; sleep, if at all, with open eyes. θ Cholera infantum.
  

TIME.


Night : in bed, hot and thirsty ; itching of skin.
Before midnight : fever.
Morning : gastric symptoms <; pain in throat and neck muscles from vomiting ; sleepy ; after sleep, symptoms in general <.
Forenoon : gastric symptoms ; sleepiness.
Noon : rancid eructations.
  

TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.


Sunshine : symptoms < in general.
Air : sweat checked after exposure.
Useful if any of the grave symptoms appear after being exposed to a draught of air, or when sweat is checked. θ Yellow fever.
A man after riding in a sharp northeast wind (in France) had a half-sided rheumatic paralysis of face, apparently suddenly ; treated by the old school four weeks without success, got well in eight days after two doses of 12th.
Cool air : symptoms < in general.
Cold : itching of skin.
  

FEVER.


Horripilation : after drinking ; with hot hands.
Icy coldness.
Coldness : even when near fire ; after sleeping, and after walking ; with heat in hands.
Fever, before midnight.
Sweat in axilla.
When sweat is checked after exposure to a draught of air. θ Yellow fever.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Within out : lancination in eyes.
Left : lancination in hypochondrium ;
  

SENSATIONS.


Sensation of inertia in abdomen ; as is lungs adhered to chest ; as of painful blows in chest.
Lancination : in head ; in eyes ; in ears ; in left hypochondrium ; in abdomen ; in joints of legs and toes.
Cutting : in stomach ; in bowels and kidneys ; in joints.
Rending : in eyes.
Tearing : in metacarpal joints ; in legs.
Lacerating : in ears ; in nose.
Boring : in lower limbs.
Digging : in head ; in lower limbs.
Gnawing : in hands.
Drawing : in head ; in face ; in external chest.
Cramping : in stomach ; in knee ; in calf.
Griping : with vomiting and cold sweat in face ; in lower bowels ; in kidneys.
Beating : near heart.
Cramps : in stomach ; in knee ; of calf.
Pulsating : in temples ; in sides of abdomen.
Hammering : in head.
Bruised : in abdomen.
Pressure : above eyes ; behind ears ; in sides of abdomen ; in lower limbs ; in knee.
Burning : lachrymation ; in stomach.
Pain : in vertex ; in face ; in stomach and navel ; in abdomen ; rheumatic, in external chest ; in neck ; sprain-like, in knee ; in muscles of neck and throat from vomiting.
Heaviness : of feet.
Tightness : at root of nose.
Tension : in eyebrows ; in nose ; in forearm.
Compression : in abdomen.
Constriction or contraction : of chest ; of oesophagus.
Dilatation : in chest.
Stretching : in abdomen.
Swelling : of arms.
Crawling : in face.
Tingling : in head ; in chest.
Numbness : of nose ; of thighs.
Coldness : in stomach and hypochondria.
Itching : of skin, at night.
  

TISSUES.


Cutting pains in joints.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Touch : itching of skin.
  

SKIN.


Itching : at night, in bed ; when touched, and during cold ; ameliorated by scratching, which excites a voluptuous feeling.
Blueness of skin.
Yellow eruption.
Scaly, cracking, damp, suppurating herpes.
Chilblains.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Acts well with drunkards. θ Yellow fever.
Child, at. 15 months, teething.
θ Cholera morbus.

RELATIONS.


Cadmium has a strong resemblance to Zincum, the former acting more powerfully.
Compatible : Bellad. after Cadmium removed rolling of head with open eyes in cholera infantum ; Carb. veg. ; [Obs. I could give hundreds of cases of yellow fever where Cadmium relieved the most dangerous symptoms, but no case of that disease in its graver forms can he safely treated without Carbo vegetabilis. –HARDENSTEIN.]
Lobel. infl. after failure of Cadmium in yellow fever ; Nitr. ac.
Aletris relieved nausea of pregnancy after failure of Cadmium.
Cadmium 30 hourly, for fourteen hours, helped where Ipecac., Arsen. and Bellad. failed. θ Cholera infantum.
Compare : in constriction across chest, with palpitation, Kali chlor. ; in weakness, nausea, vomit and burning, Arsen. ; in nausea and retching, Asarum europaeum, Bryon., Crot. tigl., Cuprum, Nux vomica, Podoph., Tart. emet. ; in deathly nausea, Ipecac., Tabac., in greenish, gelatinous vomit, athus., Arsen., Bryon., Ipecac., Veratr. ; in gelatinous stools, Aloes, Colchic., Cubeb., Helleb., Kali bich., Podoph., Rhus tox., Sepia (green).

NOTE:
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.