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 Aurum Metallicum




Source:- Metallic Gold


Constitutional taint: Syphilis/Sycosis


Mainly indicated in the following ailments:-


1. Mental Depression with suicidal tendencies      2. Anxiety syndromes (Endogenous


depression,  the Valium addict)   3.  Headaches  4. Behaviour disorders     5.Osteomylitis.


Sphere of Action: It acts upon the blood, glands, and bone, giving rise to conditions bearing striking resemblance to mercurial and syphilitic infections, ; and it is just for such deteriorations of the bodily fluids and alteration in the tissues, that Aurum assumes great importance as a remedy. Like the vicitm of syphilis, mental states of great depression are produced by it. Hopeless, despondent and great desire to commit suicide. Every opportunity is sought for self-destruction.  Exostosis, caries, nightly bone-pains, especially cranial, nasal and palatine. Glands swollen in scrofulous subjects. Palpitaion and congestions. Ascites often in conjunction with heart effections. Frequently indicated in secondary syphilis and effects of mercury. This use of gold as an anti-venereal and anti-scrofulous remedy is very old, but has been rediscovered an placed on its scientific basis by homeopathy


Typical subjects:- Aurum subjects   have  syphilitico-mercurial history ; in corpulent, old people with fatty heart;  persons who always looks on the dark side, strong inclination to commit suitice and are plunged into the deepest gloom and despair. Life seems to be burden  and desires death.


Points & Features:(I) Wants to commit suicide; thinks he is no good in he world.

                          (2) Nodes and bone pains, caries and necrosis with great depression of mind.

                          (3) Abuse of Mercury, in syphilis, in massive doses. 


Mind:- Feeling of self-condemnation and utter worthlessness. Profound despondency, with increased blood pressure, with thorough disgust of life, and  thoughts of suicide.Talks of comitting suicide. "Looks on the dark side, weeps, prays, thinks she is not fit for this world, longs for death, strong inclincation to commit suicide." Brood over some sin which they have committed. Sense of unworthiness. Violent if contradicted  Dr. Nash says ,  "Strange that this noble metal, for which mankind strives for its pecuniary value, should, when taken into the organism, cause the gretest unhappiness.


 Aurum is  the most common and most definite of all the depression remedies. In a case of acute depression the patient is brooding melancholy and just sits and peers in front of him and will not

speak .  They look extremely depressed and have all sorts of strange ideas. They thnk they hae lost the affection of their friends and family, or that they have done something frightful and that

they are therefore feeling like this because they are to blame for it.l They blame themselves for everything and get a real disgust of life. They are the paients who become suicidal.


Dr. Blackie quotes,  " I had an interesting patient with depression. She was twenty-four and had been in two mental homes. The main thing about her was that she blamaed herself tremendously for a tragedy that had happened in the family.  Her brother had died of leukaemia and for some reason she felt responsible for it, and you could not get it out of her head.  She needed constant reassurance. She never cried, although tears would trickle down occasinaly, but she was not a crying tyupe at all.  Aurum is no-it is veary difficult for them to cry.


Dr. Blackie, gave her a 10M of Aurum and she was quite lifted up by it.  She got gradually better from being very bad, and in between times she was given aNatrum 6c because if her need had een a consutional remedy, that would have been the one. Her depression was deeper than a Natrum Mur depression and was coveraed by the Aurum.  She is now married hapily with two children."


Other remedies have a similar depression and tendency to suicide like Naja and Nux Vomica, but none in anything like the degree of Aurum. Dr. Nash says that he once cured a young lady who tried to commit suicide by drowning. After she was cured she laughed at the occurrence and said she could not help it. It seemd to her she was of no use in the world. She felt so. 


Dr. Nash, describes that as per his observations, the mind symptoms are oftenest in connection with liver troubles in case of men and in women with womb troubles, especially when enlarged, indurated or prolapsed.


Head:  Headaches-caused sometimes from sunshine and rage. Eye symptoms precede headache (where upper half of the vision is impaired).  Violent pain in the head  ; worse in night; outward pressure. Roaring in Head.  Feeling of soreness on the surface of the cranium, worse pressure. Oversensitive to touch, smell and noise. Associated with some degree of constipation Vertigo may be present and they stagger from side to side. They may fall over- always to the left side.. 


Eyes:  There are disturbances of the eye, of a catarrhal character, even to the extent of ulceration and infiltration of the various coatings of the eyes. Iritis; great disturbance of the whole visual appratus. Dr. Kent says that, "as we review the eye symptoms we also have to consider the constution with which they are likely to be asociated i.e. mercurial and syphilitic states, the gouty tendency, and the complaints tht belong to joints, cardiac disturbances etc. and the eyes symtpoms are: "Photophobia". Weak sight and eyes. "By gaslight a number of bright , floating specks and dots are seen."  "Eyes > moonlight". "Large letters cannot be distinguished." "Yellow, crescent-shaped bodies floating obliquely upward in the field of vision. "  "In upper dark section of field of vison occasional showers of bright, star-like bodis."(sees fiery objects). "Hemiopia of the left eye'. [Upper half of the object is invisible. ] DdIritis marked by much pain around eye, which seems to be deep in bone. Trachoma with pannus.


Ears: Caries of ossicula and of mastoid. Obstinate fetid otorrhoea after scarlatina. External meatus bathed in pus. Chronic nerve deafness; Labyrinth disease due to syphilis.


Nose: Ulcerated, painful, swollen. Caries of the Nasal septum. In the nasal troubles it is sometimes of great use in the catarrh, or ozaena, before the trouble has progressed to actual caries. The nostrils are agglutinated, ulcerated and nose obstructed, filled with crusts or there are excessively foetid dischareges and the patient is malancholic and disposed to suicide. Dr. Kent says , there are a few remedies which have the power of curing this syphilitic nose conditon; Aurum , Mercury and Hepar are three of them. Dr Kent says that he has cured a case where after the bones of the nose were completely softened, so tht when the nose was handled it would bend right over; only a sort of cartilaginous structure held the nose in place. He was given Hepar Sulph, it cured him of syuphilis after he had been filled in vain with Mercury.


Mouth:- Foul breath in girls at puberty.  Tate putrid or bitter. Ulcration of gums.


Face: Tearing in zygoma. Mastoid and other facial bones inflammed.


Throat: Caries of the palate. Enlargement of the thyroid gland with rapid and full pulse. Exophthalmic goitre has been cured by Aurum,


Stomach: Appetite and thirst increased, wih qualmishness. Swelling of epigastrium.  Burning and hot eructaions.Another marked feature of this medicine is its abilityto harden, and inflame the liver; induration with cardiac affections enlargementof the heart and liver.


Abdomen: Dropsical conditons of the abdomen. "Inguinal hernia."  "Tabes mesenterica."


Urine: Turbid, like buttermilk, with thick sediment. Painful retention


Rectum.:- Constipation, stools hard and knotty. Nocturnal diarrhoea, with burning in rectum.


Male:  Pain and swelling of testicles. Chronic induration of testicles. Violent erections. Atrophy of testicles in boys. Hydrocele. 


Female: Uterus prolapsed and indurated. Leucorrrhoea thick white. Great sensitiveness of vagina. Sterility; vaginismus. Complaints in the uterus and region of the pelvis from straining and reaching up the arms; abortion from reaching up at the windows and fixing a curtain, etc.  Here Dr. Kent says, that, "Aurum  is a medicine that is suitable for induration of the uterus an ulcerain of the uterus as a result of repeated abortions"


Heart:- Sensation as if the heart stopped beating or two or three seconds, immediately followed by a tumultuous rebound, with sinking at the epigastrium.  Palpitation. Pulse rapid, feeble, irregular,. Hypertrophy. High Blood Pressure-Valvular lesions of the arterio-sclerotic nature (Arurum 30).


Respiratory:  Dyspnoea aat night. Frequent, deep breathing; Stitching in sternum,.The symptoms of asthma and of difficult breathing you would naturally expect to be associated with the cardiac affections. Notice this also, tht the difficult breathing is of two kinds, such breathing as involves the lung, and such breathing as involves the heart. So it is we have an asthmatic condition of dyspnoea that is cardiac in character, and dyspnoea that is purely respiratory.It is the Cor pulmonale which Aurum is called for.


Bones:  Destruction of bones, like Destruction of bones, like secondary syphilis. Pain in bones of head, lumps under scalp, exostosis with nightly pains in bones. Caries of nasal, palatine and mastoid bones. Soreness of affected bones, better in open air, worse at night.


Extremities:-  The pains wander from joint to joint and finally locate in the heart. Angina pectoris of often the ending of an old rheumatism that has wandered from jont to joint. All the blood seems to rush from head to lowr limbs. Dropsy of lower limbs. Orgasm, as if blood were boiling in all veins. Paralytic, tearing pains in joints. Knees weak.


Sleep:- Sleepless.  Sobs aloud in sleep. Frightful dreams. Dreams of snakes, hunger, corpses. (Only three remedies dream of corpses - Calc. Carb., Thuja and Aurum). Dreams of argument that will never finish.


Modalities:-  Worse:  Cold air;   When exposed to cold;   Winter(many complaints only

                                           Come in winter)   Lying down;  Mental exertion ;from sunset to



                           Better:  In warm airWhen getting warm;  summer In the mornings.


Relations:  Aurum follows and is followed well by Syphillinum.


Antidotes:  Belladonna;  Cinchona;  Cuprum;  Merc.;


Summary of Indications:  Mentral depression with suicidal tendencies- anxiety syndromes-headaches-behaviour disorders-osteomyelities.



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