Synonyms – Hydric cupric Arsenite. Cuprum Arsenite. Common names – Arsenite of Copper. Scheele’s green.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
Cuprum arsenicosum differs from other salts of copper in that while in their action they all more or less resemble Arsenic, the Arsenite possesses more of the distinct features of that drug. It acts directly upon the gastro-intestinal tract, inducing inflammation, especially of the mucous lining of the intestinal tract, characterized by great pain, voluminous diarrhoeic discharges, and often violent vomiting. It is used by all schools of practice in intestinal diseases, especially in diarrhoea, with the above characteristics, though only the homoeopathist is capable of explaining is therapeutic action. The latter uses the drug with great success in all intestinal affections – catarrhal diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera morbus and cholera infantum characterized by profuse discharges, violent cutting, colicky abdominal pains, with or without vomiting. The stools are usually watery and greenish in color and often during the pain there is a cold, clammy perspiration. The whole action closely resembles that of Veratrum alb., though it suits a greater variety of cases. Also compare Arsenic and Camphor.