Homeopathy Remedy Ammonium Carbonicum

Ammonium Carbonicum homeopathy drug symptoms from Handbook of Materia Medica and Homeopathic Therapeutics by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathic remedy Ammonium Carbonicum …

      Carbonate of Ammonium ( volatile salts) is prepared for use by dissolving one part in nine parts of pure water.

General Action

      (Compare Ammonium caust).

Allies.– Kali-c, Ammon-mur.


      Emaciation. Marasmus. Spasms. Tetanus. A jerk in upper part of body and in arms at 3 A.M., with tearing, then faintness. Trembling of whole body when walking. Blackness before eyes, motion of letters and arrest of breathing, with previous lassitude, and upon rising quickly from a seat rigidity of whole body, arms and legs being stretched out, while the fingers were so clenched that he had to use force to stretch them, which mad them again movable. Tearing in whole body, especially in thighs. Bruised feeling in whole body early after rising, with weakness and weeping mood. Pain on motion in bed. Pain in occiput, in chest and from scapulae down along ribs. Rheumatic drawing pain through limbs, hands, feet, nape, head etc. Indisposition in morning; sudden, towards evening, with faintness, (>) walking in open air, but still she felt stitches in r. side.

Restlessness everywhere and success in nothing; R. which becomes a convulsive trembling; in a child every day from 7 till 10 P.M. with waking, tossing about, screaming, bloated and burning, feeling in head, then sound sleep till morning, when the face is covered with spots as if scarlatina would break out. Weakness all day; in morning; morning and forenoon, (>) walking in open air; morning and evening; in forenoon, with sleepiness; evening; after stool; W. on leaving her bed; when walking in open air, with trembling and discouragement; during menses, especially in thighs, with yawning, toothache, pain in small of back, and chilliness; during menses, with pain in thighs as if they would fall off, or as if tendons would tear off, alternating with pain in small of back; with lying down for several hours as if senseless and weary. Numbness of r. side when lying on it.

Clinical Generally useful in great prostration with falling temperature. Haemorrhages, especially under the skin, with general anaemia. Sometimes useful after haemorrhage from the bowels, with very low temperature.

It is of use in poisoning by charcoal fumes; (Arnica is sometimes used in these cases, also Bovista.)

Sensitiveness to open air; in evening. Lying on l. side easier than on r.

Aggravation on r. side of body; in open air. Cannot bear evening air, with heaviness of feet and soreness of whole body; affected by talking much and hearing people talk, her hands and feet becoming cold in consequence of it; talking difficult after dinner; affected by walking in open air; all symptoms relieved after a good meal.


      Does not seem to be in his senses. Dreams at night while awake. Thoughtless in his head. Arrangement of ideas difficult. Absence of mind, with anxiety, and when speaking he is at at loss to finish his speech. Loss of train of thought when telling a story, and hitting upon wrong thoughts and expressions. Incorrect speech, using one word for another. Uses wrong letters and figures in writing and ciphering. Memory lost; with headache when reflecting. Tormented by disagreeable memories.

Anguish as if she had committed a crime, every afternoon between 5 and 6 O’clock, (>) towards evening. Anxiety at 7 P.M.; in evening in bed; afternoons, (>) towards evening, with weakness; at night, as if she had to die, with cold sweat, audible palpitation, lachrymation, inability to move her eyes or speak, audible heavy breathing and trembling of hands; on account of her illness. Apprehension in forenoon, with chilliness. Easily frightened.

Anger; in evening, with scolding. Ill humor; in morning; in forenoon, sometimes with headache. Intolerance of contradiction; of noise. Irritability after the fever, (>) glass of “bishop’, during menses; with reluctance to answer. Obstinacy in a child. Dissatisfaction. Finding fault with everything.

Grief. Weeping mood, with thoughts of death. Sadness; the whole morning; towards evening; with the abdominal complaints that occurred every evening; at night, and sometimes excitement; during cloudy weather; during menses; with no inclination to go out; with restlessness. Excessive mirth. Laughing immoderately at trifles. Excitement. Exaltation; Earnestness. Fear of work. Mood better after supper. Stupor and insensibility.

Clinical Patients requiring this drug are generally listless and lethargic.


      Stitches; here and there deep in brain, (<) r. side, (>) in open air. Aching; morning, with heaviness of forehead, (<) in afternoon; morning in bed, with nausea rising in throat; morning, with nausea, (>) as soon as he took his pipe into his mouth; in afternoon; evening; after dinner; after waking in open air, and lasting through evening; on waking, with cold in head; (>) after supper; with pale face, pain in stomach and ill humor; over whole head after getting heated; now here, now there in brain, with sticking over one brow. Cutting aching. Aching as before, especially a sensation as after drunkenness; A. like a knocking or hacking with a sharp instrument, (<) motion; A. as if water of something else were in his head; ulceration A., on moving head and on pressure, especially at a gland in occiput. Boring at night, with lancinations. Drawing and tearing.

Distended feeling in brain, (<) r. side. Stupefaction. Confusion; caused by stopped coryza; with emptiness. Light feeling. Heaviness; with confusion; with fulness. Rush of blood, (<) towards evening; at night, with heat in face on waking. Congestion in afternoon after coffee, with inability to stand upright well. Loose feeling of brain. Feeling as if brain fell towards the side where he stoops, sometimes with stinging, giving no rest, even nights. Vertigo; in morning; morning, with flickering before eyes, so that she must sit down; morning, (>) walking, with nausea; at night; on turning body; with nausea and want of appetite; with trembling of feet; with cold sweat; as usually in a fainting fit; after sitting still, as from intoxication; at night, as if everything turned with her, so that she had to sit up in bed; morning after rising, as if things turned with him in a circle, (<) towards evening, felt at night on moving head.

Forehead.– Stitches over r. eye; over l eye after dinner, causing eyes to contract; boring deep in brain behind r. eminence, during dinner. Aching; throbbing, as it would burst; throbbing in l; burning, in sinciput; drawing, in periosteum, waking her mornings, (>) rising. Fulness, and in vertex, as if head would burst; F. as from vapor of coal. Heaviness after dinner, with throbbing; H. in sinciput, with confusion. Throbbing. Uproar behind r. eminence, as if everything would come out.

Temples. — Stitches in l. (<) chewing;in l. as with a blunt instrument. Tearing morning and evening; in r. during dinner; behind l. ear as far as vertex, with sensation as if head were cleft. Painful beating in temple, l. side of head and l. side of occiput, sometimes with yawning.

Vertex painful. Heaviness in l. side of head, (<) in bed; r. side seems heavier than l., with sensation as if it would fall to that side.

Scalp.– Aching on touching hair; causing shuddering. Sensation as if hair stood on end, on entering house, with crawling over head and cold feeling there. itching, especially of occiput; I., with sensitiveness when scratched.

Clinical Vertigo or feeling of looseness in the brain as if it fell from side to side, whichever way the head was turned. Sometimes in the beginning of cerebro-spinal meningitis the patient falls into a stupid non-reactive state; he is cold, the surface is cyanotic; pulse weak; in such cases this drug will biting about a reaction; then you may select some more specific remedy which will cure the trouble.


      Inflammation and dimness;r. Pressure, with cutting; with fine stitches. Sore sensation in afternoon if he does not sleep. Burning, (<) morning on waking, with photophobia, and in evening on lying down. Biting with itching of borders of lids. Itching and biting in morning, (>) rubbing. Weakness, with continual winking. Lachrymation, (<) r.; l,., when reading; while the white of the eye is full of red veins, also in r. Pupils alternatively contracted and dilated. Twitching in r. outer canthus, with veiled vision. Agglutination in morning; with running in daytime. Stye on r. upper lid becomes inflamed, with tension. Inflammation of r. inner canthus, without pain. Pressure in lids on waking and when falling asleep, with inability to open them, although he is internally awake. Vision double on looking at a distance and on accommodating for near vision. Flickering. Indistinct V. Sparks at night on waking. White sparkling stars, when sneezing. A black spot hovers before eyes after sewing.

Clinical Muscular asthenopia from prolonged use of the eyes, with appearance of yellow spots on looking at while objects.


      Hard swelling of parotid glands. Twitches in middle, with pinching; twitches and tension around l. and in cheek-bone and temples, with swelling of cervical glands. Tearing below and behind ((<) moving head), sometimes as far as vertex, occiput, nape of neck and shoulder. Stitches in r.; l. Pinching in r. in evening, as before. Crawling and burrowing in l., afterwards extending to lower jaw. Pulsation in l., at night when lying on it. Tension behind r. Hearing diminished. Sensitiveness of a deaf ear to a loud sound, causing trembling. Ringing; in r. Roaring before l.; in at night. Rushing in r. every night after midnight, when lying on it. Buzzing before, as if hearing were dull and as if something were lying before ears. Sound like a distant shot.


      Vesicle on fore part of septum. Swelling and tenderness internally in wing; swelling in r. nostril with soreness and itching, with crawling in nose, as from incipient catarrh, and with discharge. Twitching in l. side, seeming to draw up wing. Tearing in l. nostril and at same time in bone of l. elbow, extending towards hand. Pain when breathing strongly through it. Sensation in tip when stooping as if blood accumulated there. Dryness of nose and lips. Obstruction; at night; without any cold; at 1 A.M., with anxiety as if choking, and pain in chest on account of difficult breathing. Sneezing; frequently morning in bed; violent.

Coryza; during menses; C., with burning in region of stomach and deafness; with obstruction of l. nostril; with obstruction and rattling in nose and roughness of voice; dry, (<) night, without slightest air passing nose; dry in bed in evening and night, with obstruction of nose; fluent, also with cough, also with tearing in l. cheek. Catarrhal irritation, with scraping and scratching in throat, with pain as from excoriation and difficult hawking of phlegm. Acrid fluid running from nose; during menses. Blowing out bloody mucus. Water runs from nose when stooping; drooping of water without coryza. Pus drops from one nostril on blowing nose in morning. Bleeding; after dinner; from l. nostril on blowing nose, Smell like a profuse soon sweat.

Clinical In children, catarrh, stoppage and acrid burning discharge, inability to sleep on account of the stoppage, starts up; also nosebleed on washing the face or hands or after eating.


      Redness of l. cheek. Pallor; before and during menses; with nausea and mental and physical weakness; with bloating. Wretched lock. Tearing in r. side, with painful tension. Pain in zygoma; in r. side; in glands beneath chin, and when moving mouth tension; drawing, in cheek bones. Sensation of stretching, with necessity to rub eyes and face, as if sleepy.

Lips.– Pimple on lower, with burning pain. Burning vesicles on vermilion borders. Cracked and corner of mouth sore; crack in middle of lower, with bleeding and burning pain. Dry; and struck together; D., cracked, burning and feeling as if covered with blisters. Pain in upper as if cracked. Itching. Pain in jaws caused by coughing.


      Teeth. Falling out of sound ones. The decay progress rapidly. Blood comes from a molar on sucking. Stitches; in teeth and lower jaw of one side when a warm liquid gets into mouth; in molars on pressing them together; in healthy molar in open-air; in upper hollow tooth on touch of tongue. Tearing in upper; in teeth and jaws as far as ears, before midnight; during menses, with pain when biting on them, and with restlessness; in l. upper molars, with salivation nd gnawing in l. shoulder; in roots of l. upper, as if an ulcer would form. Tearing twitching, extending into ears, also at night in a hollow molar, (>) smelling Hepar sulph. Toothache in evening as soon as she gets into bed, lasting all night; at night, with swelling of cheek next day, afterwards nose enlarged and red spots on face and neck; on biting together; when chewing, (<) air rushing into mouth; during menses, also (<) during and after eating, (>) warm cloths and pressure; in anterior incisor on biting during menses; with heat of same side of face; throbbing; darting, in a decayed molar after dinner, (>) picking; drawing, during menses, also (>) eating;drawing, which seems to be in the jaws and extends to ear and cheek, only when eating and biting upon tooth; as if squeezed, in evening; in two molars, as when sweets get into a hollow tooth. Drawing; at night and on waking; in a molar after a journey in damp weather, with tearing. Elongated feeling. Soreness of hollow molar. Dullness; in molars, with a loose sensation when biting. Feeling as if there were no power to bite. Feeling of an abscess at roots which threatens to burst on access of air on biting.

Gums. — Abscess discharging pus. Inclination to bleed. Redness and sensitiveness. Swelling, and of cheek; swelling and sensitiveness, especially of lower teeth, with a yellow painful vesicle between lip and lower canine tooth; sensation of swelling, and swelling and inflammation. Stitches in r. inner and upper. Sensitiveness to touch of tongue. Itching, with bleeding when scratched.

Tongue. — Flabby, white, with creamy coating. Redness, and of whole inside of mouth, especially the excoriated spot on palate. Vesicles especially at border; at tip, with burning pain. Ulcer on tip, with a sore feeling when tongue is moved. Pustules, especially on border and under tongue, with burning and stinging pain. Painful erosion on middle. Burning at tip, (<) touch. Coldness of taking medicine, then warmth. Pithy feeling in anterior half.

Mouth in general.-Redness, especially beneath tongue; (<) towards evening, with tenderness; and inflammation of mouth and throat, with pain as if excoriated. Burning vesicles on inner side of lower lip; painful white, on inner side of lower lip; inside of cheeks full of vesicles. Excoriated spot on palate caused by a hard crust. Swelling on jaw beneath gum, painful on chewing; hard swellings in inner side of lower lip. Swollen sensation. Much mucus in afternoon and evening, and in nose, mucus, with scraping; loose mucus.

Pain in palate as if ulcerated on touch of tongue, then exfoliation. Scraping soreness in mouth, especially in inside of upper gums, with softness of one spot. Roughness, with bloody taste, then cough and expectoration of light-colored blood, with burning and heaviness in chest, heat and redness in face and trembling of whole body; Narrow feeling, so that she fears to open her mouth or move her tongue lest she should hurt some part by touch of tongue. Dry feeling in morning; dryness in evening, not (>) by drinking; at night, with heat. Itching. Salivation; with scraping; salt, watery. Much spitting. Smell bad; in morning, and taste. Taste bitter in morning and on waking; bitter at root of tongue; pungent, cool then burning; salt; nasty an sourish; sourish and metallic to food; sour after drinking milk; sweet, with bloody saliva; bloody.


      R. submaxillary gland tender to touch. Swelling of tonsils, (<) morning and evening, with difficult swallowing. Stinging and drawing or tearing, (<) speaking. Sensation of something sticking in it, morning and evening, with choking pressure; sensation as if something were sticking in r. side, making swallowing difficult. Pain during deglutition as if r. tonsil were swollen. Pressure in, with external selling on sides. Aching and shooting in afternoon and towards evening in a thyroid gland, which had been swollen and numb for years. Full and obstructed feeling. Soreness; towards evening. Roughness, (<) speaking; R. with scraping. Scraping; causing cough. Burning, and in oesophagus; in pharynx; down oesophagus, as from alcohol. Dryness; and in mouth, morning on waking and afternoons and evenings, with thirst. Hawking frequently on account of mucus in throat; hawking of salt mucus at night.


      Appetite violent, great at dinner; increased at dinner, but satiety after eating a little; great hunger with but little appetite. Appetite lost; in morning; with continual thirst; for meat or boiled things during menses, with desire only for bread and cold things. Milk is distasteful. Little appetite and hunger, though he relishes his meal. Thirst in afternoon; for beer. She cannot eat dinner without drinking. No thirst.

Empty eructations; evening and after dinner. Eructations tasting of food; during and after supper. Frequent but suppressed E. Sour E., after milk. Hiccough. Nausea; in morning, with coated tongue; after rising in morning, till afternoon (during menses), with chilliness and vomiting of sour water; in attacks at night; every day after dinner; after eating; during and after dinner ( during menses), with weakness; with flatulent disturbance. Vomiting when walking.

Distention after eating. Rumbling. A stitch at pit of every attack of cough. Pinching, with rumbling and gurgling. Gnawing art r. side. Boring extending to first lumbar vertebrae, with tearing. Pain; at night; on pressure; after dinner; (>) after supper; with loathing of supper; with disposition to watery risings; with nausea and vomiting of ingesta, then sour taste, extending in a vibratory motion towards l. nipple. clothes press upon. Tenderness at epigastrium. Overloaded feeling until three hours after eating; Oppression after eating; after supper; with sense of contraction ( also in chest), with loathing and nausea; in morning, passing into nausea. Full feeling during menses, with trembling. Discomfort after eating, with pressure in stomach and forehead. Heaviness in pit, in epigastrium. Emptiness. Burning; in pit; then in bowels; extending into intestines, as from strong wine. Coldness in region.


      Distention; with retention of stool; painful D. Accumulation of flatus, with griping; much flatus in evening; emitted in afternoon, evening, and night; fetid. Rumbling in afternoon, with discharge of flatus; R., with movings; with pain; as from spasms or when fasting, every time when she swallows something.

Stitches, (<) walking. Tearing during menses, which appeared too soon. Pinching in forenoon when walking in open air, (>) lying on abdomen and applying warm cloths, with contraction and rumbling, appearing again in evening and in the cold next morning, afterwards (>) in room; P., with obstruction. Griping with flatus. Cutting and biting as from worms, with contractive pain at stomach, chilliness, sweat and sleeplessness till morning, with return of pain on waking; cutting before and after a loose stool. Pain at 7 A.M.; waking at 3 A.M. two days before menses; afternoons from wet and cold; nights, (>) emission of strong flatus; after breakfast; before menses, and in small of back; during menses, with griping pressure, and with tension between scapulae; resulting in diarrhoea; as before diarrhoea; disposition to flatulent P. Sudden painful; contraction, as far as stomach, (>) by compression and passing off after lying down. Heaviness. Symptoms recur regularly every evening.

Contractive and pinching pain in upper, then in lower part, in morning, before menses, causing nausea, salivation, faintness and chilliness. Pressure over umbilicus as from a button. Sore pain in liver. Aching under r. ribs, in region of liver; in small intestines.

Sides. – Stitches in l. evening when stooping; below l. ribs in evening. Pain l. in morning; in l. during dinner, (>) emission of flatus. Compression on both, when sitting, (>) motion and stretching. Burning deep in l.

Elastic swelling in l. groin in evening after lying down, with bruised pain, pain (<) by lying on that side. Aching swelling of l. inguinal glands, (>) towards noon, replaced by headache and ill feeling, which lasted till evening and recurred next day. Transverse stitches deep in hypogastrium when standing. (Pinching in r. groin when stretching, with stitches); P. moving transversely across towards sacrum and rectum, during stool, (>) bending body, ceasing after stool. Contractive cramp deep in hypogastrium on stooping, also in small of back. Cutting in lower A., during which the abdomen is very small. Pressure in groin and bend of thigh; in hypogastrium, also during dinner. Sense of fulness and distention in l. groin. Hernia protrudes in l. groin.


      Varices from, moist and painful, as from excoriation; protrude, (>) lying; protrude during stool and are painful afterwards, so that she cannot walk. Cutting, with good stools. Burning pain at night, with urging to stool. Tenesmus with the stools; urging before usual hour. Discharge of blood during and after stool. Bleeding from intestines.


      Itching. Scratching after stool, then burning.


      Diarrhoea; twice a day; in morning, with colic; preceded and followed by cutting in abdomen; very early, then headache and much rigor; of faeces and mucus, with cutting in abdomen before and during stools. Liquid. Hard, retarded and difficult; H., surrounded by streaks of blood; and painful, with prickings in anus. Retained, then loose. Constipation. Mixed with mucus. Surrounded by watery mucus, at 7 A.M.

Urinary Organs

      Tenesmus of bladder, even at night, with diminished urine accompanied by burning; frequent urging to urinate, also at night, also (<) in afternoon, with increased urine; T., with cutting. Discharge of a milky prostatic fluid after a hard stool. Involuntary micturition in a boy while asleep towards morning. Frequent micturition; at night, sometimes copious; frequent and copious, (<) evening. Blood from urethra. Traction in fore part of urethra in evening after urinating. Urine copious; and turbid; in afternoon, with loose stool. Red. Urine reddish, like water mixed with blood, after dinner; pale at noon, for the first time since last evening; white, sandy; turbid U. of peculiar smell and with copious sediment; turbid, high-colored and fetid; alkaline (it had been acid).

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.