Therapeutic symptoms of homeopathic remedy Magnesia Carbonica, described by E.B. Nash in his book, Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Stools green and frothy, like the scum of a frog pond;doubling up colic better after stool.

Toothache in decayed teeth, worse at night, must get up and walk about for relief (especially during pregnancy).

To exhausted nerves in worn out women what CHINA., is for loss of blood.

Menses; flow only at night or when lying, and in absence of uterine pains.

The salts of MAGNESIA are not new to the medical profession as remedies. Especially is the one under consideration so well known in its action upon the intestinal canal that it has for a long time been “my lady’s”habitual resort for sour stomach and constipated bowels. Of course, then it should become a very useful remedy for diarrhoea in the hands of Homoeopathists, and so it is. The kind of diarrhoea to which it is most applicable is –” STOOLS GREEN and FROTHY LIKE THE SCUM OF A FROG POND.”All of the Magnesias are great pain producers, consequently pain relievers, and, as might be expected, the stools of MAG-C., are preceded by GRIPING, dOUBLING UP COLIC. So far as colic is concerned, sometimes it might be difficult to choose between MAG- C., and COLO., but the stools are not alike. RHEUM comes nearest to MAG-C., in that both have colic before stool, sOUR STOOL and SOUR SMELL OF THE WHOLE BODY;but with MAGNESIA the GREEN STOOL stands first and with RHEUM the SOURNESS. The stool of RHEUM is oftener DARK BROWNISH than green. CHAM., has green stool with much pain, but the stool is watery, while MAG-C., is slimy. MERC., has the slimy stool which may be green also, but with MERC., tenesmus is the leading symptom, and the mouth symptoms and sweat without relief under it are not like the other remedies. MAG-C., has the toothache which at first sight seems to simulate MERC., it comes in decayed tooth and is worse at night. There is a finer shade of difference, however that distinguishes them. MERC., is worse from the WARMTH OF BED (a general characteristic of MERC.,)while MAG-C., is worse quiet. The patient is obliged TO WALK ABOUT for relief. This kind of toothache is common among pregnant women, and I have often cured it.(RATANHIA).I have used it in the 200th potency for this trouble. Have used it lower in diarrhoeas.I once cured a severe case of coccygodynia, a case of long standing. The pains were sudden, piercing, causing the patient to almost faint away. MAG- C.,200th cured promptly. LOB-I., has extreme sensitiveness;sits leaned forward to avoid contact of even soft pillow.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.