NICCOLUM symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy NICCOLUM…


Niccolum Carbonicum. Carbonate of Nickel. See Hartlaub and Trinks’ “Annals,” III.


Lacerating in various parts. Languid and weary, particularly in the lower limbs. Feverish feeling of illness, as if a severe illness would set in. Trembling of the hands and feet.


In the open air the symptoms appear less than in the room.


Itching of the whole body. Burning stinging, as from bees, here and there.


Yearning with drowsiness Restless sleep at night and frequent waking. Pains in the head and throat, with restless sleep. Constant dreams, while half awake, confused and fanciful. On waking in the morning: heaviness of the head.


Shuddering the whole day, commencing with yawning. Creeping chilliness, after yawning with drowsiness. Chilliness with shuddering, in the whole body. Feverish and sick, as if a severe illness were approaching. Heat mingled with chills, accompanied with thirst and sore throat. Heat with sweat and thirst, followed

by chilliness. Anxious heat, day and night, with violent thirst.


Oppressive anxiety with whining mood. Tremulous and timorous, with disposition to seek solitude. Ill-humor, with want of disposition to talk. Impatient, vehement.


Gloominess in the head, early in the morning, with dullness and as if intoxicated. Vertigo with a whirling sensation in the forehead, as if nausea would come on.


Headache after rising, increasing until noon, with pressure in the vertex and dullness. Pain as if bruised in the whole head. Pain as if the head would burst, on wither side. Heaviness of the head, early in the morning, Heaviness in the forehead, with sense of reeling. Heaviness of the head with sense of fullness, with stupefaction of the head, and pain on stooping. Lacerating in the head, becoming intolerable. Feeling of heat in the forehead, with heaviness.


Violent itching of the eyes, with redness of the lids as if ecchymozed, or inflamed. Burning of the eyes, as from sand. Burning of the eyes after rising from bed in the morning, with lachrymation. Burning of the margins of the lids, with sensation of swelling in the evening, and lachrymation. Weakness of the eyes, particularly in the evening, with failure of sight and burning on exerting them in the least. Dim-sightedness, with red, sensitive eyes.


Lacerating in the ear, with toothache, or lacerating and darting, or stitches in the ear from within outwards. Sudden deafness in the evening, with humming and whizzing in the ear.


Lacerating or bruised feeling in the root of the nose. Eruption on the nose and lip. Redness and swelling of the tip of the nose, with burning and lacerating. Dryness of the nose. Stoppage of the nose.


Feeling of swelling and heaviness of the face, with lachrymation. Swelling of the cheeks, with pain. Itching of the face. Dry herpes on the cheeks. Eruption on the lips. Burning pimples on the inner side of the lower lip.


Lacerating in the jaws, evening and night, succeeded by swelling of the gums. Swelling of the gums, with febrile symptoms.


Constant dryness of the mouth. The anterior part of the palate is painful. Fetid smell from the mouth.


Sore throat from evening till morning. The whole throat is painful as if ulcerated. Stinging in the morning with violent pain during deglutition. Constrictive sensation in the throat. Inflammation of the throat, with intense pain, threatening suppuration, deglutition almost impeded, violent thirst, and vomiturition.


Bitter taste, also with bitter eructations. No appetite. Painful feeling of hunger, without appetite. Violent thirst day and night. Bitter and sour eructations. Violent hiccough. Sickness of the stomach, also with gulping up of sour water.


Feeling of emptiness in the stomach, with pain as from fasting. Pressure as from a stone. Constriction in the stomach.


Constant colic, also with diarrhoea. Pinching as if diarrhoea would ensure. Pinching in the whole abdomen, succeeded by diarrhoea. Pinching around the umbilicus, with urging to stool. Cutting in the abdomen, succeeded by soft stool, with occasional burning at the anus. Fetid flatulence and diarrhoea.


Constant ineffectual urging. Constipation. Diarrhoea with stinging, burning, and tenesmus. During stool: stinging in the rectum. Violent urging. After stool: itching of the anus Renewed but unsuccessful urging.


Menses too feeble and short. Menses to early. Profuse leucorrhoea. Watery leucorrhoea, particularly after micturition.


Hoarseness in the evening or morning. Cough from tickling in the throat, in the evening. Nightly cough.


Great shortness of breathing. Painfulness of the inner chest, in the afternoon. Soreness in the chest, particularly in the afternoon, or as if cut to pieces. Pressure on the chest, with sore pain. Stitch in the chest, particularly on raising the trunk.


Pains in the small of the back, night and morning. Gnawing in the small of the back. Nape of the neck: stinging and tension during motion. Pain as if sprained on raising the head.


Itching on the shoulders. Lacerating in the arms. Heaviness of the hands and feet, as if weary, relieved by motion. Lacerating in the fingers.


Lacerating in the hips, extending to the toes. Itching herpes on the hips. Violent pain as from weariness in both lower limps, with pressing towards the groins, and diarrhoea, during the menses. Lacerating in the knee. Lacerating in the legs.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.