[From Noack and Trinks.] During the hospital typhus of 1813, Hahnemann recommended this agent for the following symptoms: Indolence of the internal sensus communis, a sort of semi-paralysis of the mind; the patient lies quiet without sleeping or talking; he scarcely answers any question, even when urged; he appears to hear without understanding, the few words he utters are uttered with a low tone of voice, and are rational; he does not seem to feel anything, and is motionless, without being paralyzed. Hahnemann suggests that the Spirits of Nitre should be old enough not to redden the cork. He mixed one drop of the Spirits with one ounce of water, and gave this solution within twenty-four hours, in tea-spoonful doses. (See Hahnemann’s “Lesser Writings.”)
The Spirit of Nitre has cured the followed symptoms, resulting from an abuse of common table-salt: pale face with sunken eyes; languor; emaciation; extreme ill-humor, discouragement, disposition to quarrel and to be vehement; want of disposition to talk or work; heat in the mouth; heartburn; sour taste; loss of appetite; constant nausea and accumulation of water in the mouth; Contractive sensation in the throat, nd s if plug were in the throat; sour and slimy vomiting, generally two hours after eating, followed by headache; repletion and pressure in the stomach, after eating, with Contractive sensation; chilliness over the whole body, after vomiting; a good deal of chilliness in the back; lacerating in the back from above downwards; aggravation in the afternoon; irregular and scanty menses; hands covered with warts.