club Moss, Vegetable sulphur.
Spores and the moss.
This is a low creeping perennial, stem 2 to 10 feet
long, slender, tough, flexible, woody; branches
ascending; leafy peduncle 4 to 6 inches long with 1 to 2
linear cylindrical spikes 1 to 2 inches long. The
spores are obtained by cutting off the tops when the
fruit spikes are nearly ripe; afterward the spores are
shaken out and sifted.
Though it was formerly used as diuretic
only but its wonderful medicinal properties are only
disclosed by trituration and succussion.
Lycopodium is an antipsoric, anti-syphillitic
and anti-sycotic , and its sphere is broad and deep.
This remedy however, with Sulphur and Calcarea forms the
leading trio of Hahnemann's
All the three medicines here are deep
acting and finds their affinity in a certain class of
people or temperament. Lycopodium acts favourable in
all ages, but particularly upon old people and
children.It acts upon persons of keen intellect, but
feeble muscular development; lean people, leaning
towards lung and liver troubles. Such people are apt to
suffer from lithic acid (calculii)diatheses, for which
this is also a great remedy. The Lycopdium subject is
sallow, sunken, with premature llines in the face, looks
older than he is. Children are weak with well
developed heads, but puny, sickly bodies. They are
irritable and when sick awake out of sleep ugly and kick
and scream and push away the the nurse or parents.
This is one of the leading trio of
flatulent remedies, CARBO VEG, and CHINA being the
other two. With Lycopodium there seems to be an almost
constant fermentation of gas going on in the abdomen,
which produces a loud croaking and rumbling. Remember,
while China bloats the who abdomen Carbo veg. Prefers
the upper and and the Lycopodium the lower parts. With
Lycopodium this flatulent condition is very apt to occur
in connection with chronic liver trouble.
There is pre-dominence of symptoms on the
right side of the body and they are likely to travel
from right to left or from above downward e.g. from head
to chest. The patient emaciates above, especially about
the neck, while the lower extremities are fairly well
Externally there is sensitiveness to a
warm atmosphere when there are head and spine symptoms.
The head symptoms are < warmth of the bed and from heat,
and < from getting heated by exertion. The patient is
sensitive to cold and there is a marked lack of vital
heat and < in general from cold and cold air and from
cold food and drinks. The pains are > from warmth
except of head and spine. Exertion aggravates the
Lycopodoium patient in general. He become puffed up and
distressed, and dyspnoea is increased by exertion. He
cannot walk fast. The cardiac symptoms are increased as
well as the dyspnoea by becoming heated from exertion.
The throat symptoms are generally relieved from the
application of heat, from drinking hot tea or warm
soup. The stomach pains are often relieved by warm
drinks and taking warm things into the stomach. Nervous
excitement and prostration are marked.
The Lyco patient has a tired state of mind, a chronic
fatigue, forgetfullness, aversion to appearing in anynew
role, aversion to his own work. Dreads lest something
will happen, lest he will forget something.A continually
increasing dread of appearing in public comes on,
because of lack of self confidence. He has very often
aversion to company, and yet he dreads solitude.
Irritable, peevish and cross on waking;
Easily angered; cannot endure opposition or
contradiction; seeks disputes; Loss of self confidence.
Weak memory, confused thoughts; spells or writes
wrong words and syllables. Constant fear of
breaking down under stress. Apprehensive.
Depressed, Sad ; afraid to be alone.
Lyco. Is subject to periodical headaches, and headaches
connected gastric troubles. If he goes beyond his
dinner hour a sick headache will come on. He must eat
with regularity or he will have the headache which he is
subject to . Headache is better if he eats at the
regular time. Headache over eyes in sever colds >
uncovering. Pressing headache on vertex<
4-8p.m.Throbbing headache after every paroxysm of
coughing. Premature baldness and greying of the hairs.
Shakes the head without apparent cause.Twist face and
Eyes half open during sleep. Styes on lids near internal
canthus. Sees only one half of the object .Inflammatory
conditions with copious discharge with red eyes,
ulceration of the conjunctive and lids, and granular
Eczema about and behind ears. Thick yellow, offensive
discharge. Otorrhoea and deafness with or without
tinnitus, after scarlet fever. Humming and roaring with
hardness of hearing.
Fan like motion of alae nasi(Kai b. Phos.)Nose stopped
up Snuffles , child starts from sleep after recurrent
coryza.The child will go on with this trouble until
forms into great crusts, yellowish,or greenish and the
You will see by the study of the face that he face
conforms to his sensations. He is an over-sensitive
patient , and at the every jar or noise such as the
slamming of a door, or the ringing of a bell, he
wrinkles his face. Dropping of the lower jaw in typhoid
Blisters on tongue. Bad odour from mouth.
Throat:-The other very important feature
we notice are the throat symptoms. It was mentioned
when going over the general state that the striking
feature of Lyc. In regard to direction is that its
symptoms seem to spread from right to left; we notice
that the right foot is cold and left is warm, the right
knee is affected; if the pains are movable they go from
right to left. Most of the complaints seem to travel
from right to left, or to affect the right side more
than the left. This is also true of sore throats; a
quinsy affecting the right side will run its course, and
when about finished the left tonsil will become inflamed
and suppurate if the appropriate remedy be not
administered. The common sore throat will start on the
right side, the next day both the sides will be
affected. Similarly in cases of diptheria when the
membrane commences on the right side of the throat and
spreads over towards the left. Lyc. Sore throat is >
from swallowing warm drinks.
feeling is found under remedy which alternates with a
feeling of hunger of a peculiar. The patient sits down
to the table very hungry, but the first few
mouthfuls fill him right up and he feels
This alternation of hunger and satiety is
not markedly found under any other remedy. Eating even
so little causes fullness. Incomplete burning
eructations rise only to pharynx, there bur for hours
.Sinking sensation worse night and he wakes at night
after a light meal, abdomen is bloated full. Liver
sensitive.The Liver troubles of Lyc. Are of atrophic
variety, while those of China are hypertrophic one.
Pain shooting across lower abdomen from right to
left.Constant sense of fermentation in abdomen . Right
sided hernia. It has cured cases of long standing
without the aid of a truss.
Constipation predominates under Lyco. And llike Nux Vom.
There may be frequent and ineffectual desire for stool,
but while that of Nux Vom is caused by irregular
peristaltic action that of Lyco. Seems to be caused by a
spasmodic contraction of anus, which prevents the stool
and causes great pain.
Pain in back before urinating; ceases after flow; slow
in coming, must strain. Retention Polyuria during the
night. Heavy red sidiment.It is like red sand or
brickdust sediment.i.e in cases of Renal Calculii.It is
a marked symptom and has cured many cases.
One of the best remedies for impotence(Agnus Castus).
An old man marries his second or third wife and finds
himself not equal to the occasion. It is very
embarassing for the whole family. A dose of Lycopodium
sets the thing all right and makes the doctor a warm
friend on both sides of the house.
YOUNG MEN from onanism or sexual excess
become impotent. The penis becomes small, cold and
relaxed. The desire is as strong as ever, and perhaps
more so but he can't
perform. Dr. Nash says that he he has cured hopeless
cases of this kind by this remedy, high single doses at
intervals of a week or more. Enlarge prostrate.Warts on
: Lycopodium produces and cures and
dryness in the vagina in which coition becomes very
painful. Burning in the vagina during and after
coition. It has disturbance of menstruation. Absence
or suppression of menses for many months, the patient
being withered, declining, pale and sallow becoming
feeble. It seems that she has not the vitality to
menstruate. It is also suitable in girls at puberty
when the time for the first menstrual flow to appear has
come, but it does not come. She goes on to 15,
16,17,18 without development, the breasts do not
enlarge, the ovaries do not perform their functions.
When the symptoms agree, Lyc. Establishes a reaction,
the breasts begin to grow, the womanly bearing begins to
come and the child becomes a women. Neuralgia of
ovaries which especially affects the right ovary, with a
tendency to the left. It has cured cycstic tumours of
the right ovary.
Lyc. Has often saved neglected, maltreated or
imperfectly cured cases of pneumonia from running into
consumption. It may even come to the later stages of the
acute attack itself and here as usual the disease is apt
to be in the right lung and especially, if liver
complications arise. There is extreme dyspnoea,with
rattling in chest , the nose expand like fan like
motions. Now is the time when Lycopodium does wonders.
Aneurism( dialatation of artery)Aortic disease.
Palpitation at night. Cannot lie on left side.
Burning between scapulae as of hot coals. Pain in small
Gouty tendencies of the limbs . Painful callosities on
soles of feet ; Sciatica < right side.
Cramps in calves and toes at night in
bed. Right foot hot the left foot cold.Oedema of the
all manner of fevers, continued, intermittent and
remittent LIKE typhoid fever, pneumonia, cerebro-spinal
meningitis. Now if you get aggravation between 3-4
Pm,this remedy surely comes in. It is especially
suitable in old age and in premature old age, when a
person at 60 appears to be 80 years , broken down feeble
Chronic eczema associated with urinary, hepatic and
gastric disorders, bleeds easily.Brown spots freckles
worse on left side of face and nose. Offensive
scretions; viscid and offensive perspiration, especially
of fee and axilla. Psoriasis.
Worse right side, from right to left, from above
downward, 4 to 8 PM from heat or warm room hot air,
bed. Warm applications, except throat and stomach which
are > from warm drinks.
Better from motion, after midnight, from
warm food and drink, on getting cold, from being
Complementary: Lyco. Acts with special benefit after
Calcarea and Sulphur. Iod. Graph. Lach, Chelidon.
SUMMARY OF INDICATIONS
: CHRONIC GASTRITIS -CONSTIPATION-SEXUAL
MERCURIUS OR MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS
Dr. Kent says , "The pathogenisis of
Mercury is found in the provings of Merc. viv. And Merc.
Sol., two slightly different preparations, but not
different enough to make any distinction in practice.
Constitutional taint: Syphilitic.
Also psoric and sycotic to a certain degree. It is the
king of anti-syphilitic remedies.
Light-haired persons, with lax skin and muscles.
Scrofulous children. Sypilitics. In sycotic and and
psoric cases it is scarcely called for. "In psoric
choice has often to be made between
Calc.c., Sil., and Merc. and must be made
with care, as a mistake is not easily rectified,". In
this connection it mut be remebered that Merc.
and Sil. Are inimical to each other and hence the
choice between them must be made with care. Esp. suited
to women and children. "Herediatary syphilitic
manifestations are within its range; bullae, abscesses,
snuffles, marasmus, stomatitis or destructive
inflammations." (Bullae: Plural of bulla, meaning
a large blister.) Suited to constitutions which are
changeable and sensitive to heat and cold as
Notes and features:
1. Salivation. A prominent symptom. Profuse
salivation; flow during sleep; may be bloody and
viscid. Saliva may be soapy and stringy. Saliva of
putrid odour and coppery taste. Profuse salivation
in mumps, tonsilitis or diphtheria;
saliva often offensive.
2. Sweating: Profuse
sweating with most complaints without relief, or even
resulting in aggravation during sweating. Sweat stains
the linen yellow. Sweat may be oily. Cold,
clammy sweat, esp. on thighs and legs and night. A
combination of "profuse sweat"
and "aggravation at night" is
3. Offensiveness. Body smell is
offensive. Sweat offensive, which may be of
strong, sweetish or mawkish odour. Breath is very
offensive, "The breath especially is very fetid,
and it can be detected on entering the room; it
permeates the whole room." Offensive urine, stool,
sweat. Odour of the nose (as in oezena) and mouth
offensive. Acrid nasal secretion smelling like old
cheese. "Horribly stinking greenish discharge
from ears." Stinking otorrhoea.
4. Tremor. Great weakness. Paralysis.
Tremor runs through the remedy. Tremor of
extremities esp. of hands, so tht he cannot write.
Tremor of tongue, so tht he cannot talk. Tremor of
Merc. corresponds to paralysis agitans. Gret
fatigue, weakness, and rapid loss of strength, with
gret uneasiness of body and mind. Faiting fits. Almost
a specific in facial paralysis from cold, one side-side
5.Ulceration: "Inflammaion leads
to induration, induration to ulceration." Ulcers
superficial and wide spread. Ulcers with lardaceous
or cheesy base (as in soft or hard chancre).
Also, spreading and deeply penetrating ulcers. Ulcers
irregular in shape with undefined edges. Superficial
and readily bleeding ulcers. "Ulcers on parts where
the skin nd flesh are thin over the bones." Ulceration
6.Suppuration. Tendency to
formaion of pus. Bloody pus from any orifice
of body. "Pus, forms in cavitgies in abscesses whgich
burn and sting. " This sort of burning and esp.
stinging is characteristic. Burning, stinging in
ovaries. Suppuration of glands, esp. when discharge of
pus is too profuse. In low potenscies (2x,3x,trit.) it
hastens supppuration, but in high potencies it aborts
it. It shouldbe remebered that Merc. excites formation
of various kinds of pus; there may be too little pus;
too thin pus; thin, tenacious pus.
They center round the following: salivation,
perpiration, offensiveness, tremor, paralysis.
Greenish yellow or green discharge. "horribly stinking
greenish discharge" (as in otorrhoea). *Flabby tongue
taking the imprint of teeth. *Metallic taste. Creeping
chilliness. Weak digestion with continuous
hunger. Red and shining inflammatory swelling.
Nocturnal pain in bones. Periostitis, then necrosis.
Whole body feels as if bruised, with soreness in all
bones. Bones soften so that they will bend.
Great tendency of limbs to become numb. Emaciation and
atrophy of whole body. Very debilitating night sweats.
Milk in breasts instead of menses; in breasts of boys or
girls. Slow and hectic fever. "A strange feature is
swelling and abscess formation without heat." Glands
inflamed and swollen. Inflamed parts
indurate. Inflamed glands are hard.
Induration with ulceration. Tension about the scalp as
if it were bandaged.
: Great anguish ( the patient constantly changes
place). Great indifference to everything. Does no even
care to eat. Continuous moaning and groaning. Answer
questions slowly . Weakness of memory; and will power
lost. Intellect weak; imbecile. Hurried and rapid
speech. Thinks he is losing his reasons. Impulse to
kill or commit suicide. "Sudden anger with impulse to do
violence." Sudden impulse to do something violent;
"Time seems to pass slowly.".The patient is weary of
life. Mistrustful .
Face pale, or yellowish, or lead-coloured. Bloatedness
and swelling of face, principally around eyes. Swelling
of cheeks. Sweat on face. Fissures, rhagades, and
ulceration in (lips and ) corners of mouth.
Desquamation of skin. "Copper coloured eruptions as in
syphilis, andmucous ptches.". Teeth black and dirty.
"dirty nosed children." Blackish colour of nose.
With all headaches, there is much heat in the head.
Bursting headaches, fullness of the brain, and
constriction like a band. Catarrhal headaches; Tension
about scalp, as if bandaged. Stinging, burning fetid
eruptions on scalp. .Loss of hair. Exostosis, with
feeling of soreness. Oily sweat on head. Headaches from
suppression of discharges espe. foot sweats- alteration
of foot sweats and headaches.
Profuse, burning, acrid discharge
Floating black spots. Photophobia. After exposure to
glare of fire; foundrymen. Parenchymatous keratitis
of syphilitic origin with burning pain. Cold settles in
eye like Dulcamara.
Ear troubles; Horribly stinking greenish discharge from
the ears like th discharge from the nose. Otalgia worse
warmth of bed; at night. Sticking pains . Boils in
external canal[Calc. Pic.].
Dr. Kent says that, " The nose troubles would take a
long time to describe".Old syphilitics with nasal bones
affected, thick, greenish, yellow, acrid, stinking
discharge. Nosebleed and bloody discharge from the
nose. Coryza acrid, watery, with pressure though the
bones of the face, worse from heat or cold, worse at
night; sensitive to every draught; must get up and walk
the floor. It has coryza with much sneezing with an
opposite state; > by lying in bed, only
in the daytime while up and about. The inhalatin of hot
air feels, good to the nose but the heat aggravates the
body. Incessant sneezing. Bleeding, scurfy, red
nostrils. Old catarrhal smell in the nose. Rawness,
burning and swelling. Inside of the nostrils smarting
and burning. Bones of the face painful, feel as if
pressed outward, and he wants to press, but it is
further says that " Merc. is not deep enough to cure the
whle constitution in psoric cases that are constantly
taking cold. It cures the cold at once, but implants
its own nature and the patient catches cold oftene. It
should not be given often not oftener than twice in a
winter. Kali iod. Is better for the ame burning
in the face, running coryza, and < from heat and warmth
of the bed, and it will cure the coryza in a night when
apparently Merc. is indicated. It is also an antidote
to Merc. Don't give many doses of Merc. in
psoric cases, look for a deeper medicine.
In Mercurius, the leading characterstic is found in the
mouth,and the characteristics are , " the gums are
swollen, spongy, sometimes bleeding;"
the tongue heavy thick, is also swollen,
flabby, taking the imprint of the teeth (Arsenicum,
Chelidonium, Podophyllum, Rhus tox. and Stramonium),
generally moist with salivation which is soapy or
stringy, and the odor from the mouth is very
offensive; you can smell it all over the room.The
tongue feels as if burnt, with ulcers. Furrow in
upper surface of tongue lengthwise. Fetid odor
from mouth; can smell it all over room No
remedy has this condition of mouth in any degree equal
to Mercury . Alveolar abscess, worse at night.
Great thirst, with most
Sorethroat. It is a remedy for inflammation of the
throat, with spongy appearance, bluish red swelling.
Constant desire to swallow. Putrid sore throat; worse
right side. Ulcers and inflammation appearing at
every change in weathr. Stitches into ear on swallowing;
fluis return through nose. Quinsy, with difficult
swallowing, after pus has formed. Sore,
raw, smarting, burning throat. Complete loss of voice.
Burning in throat, as from hot vapor ascending.
Elongation & swelling of uvula; Constant want to
swallow.Rapid and stammering speech.
The stomach is chronically disordered ; putrid
eructations, regurgitations, heart burns, etc. Sour
stomach; it is foul. He has nausea with vomiting and
regurgitation of food. In such a stomach food is like a
load. Bad taste, bitter mouth; he tastes the food; it
comes up sour. With all this the saliva constantly runs
from the mouth. It does not improve as digestion goes
on. The half-digested substances are vomited. It is
like the stae in person who have destroyed their stomach
from crossing liquors, beer, wine and whisky. He has
aversion to meat, wine, brandy, coffee, greasy food,
butter. Milk disagreees and comes up sour. Sweets
disagree. He is turned against his beer. Intense thirst
for cold drinks. Weak digestion with continuous hunger.
Hiccough and regurgitation.
In the abdomen we find colic, rumbling, distension,
achesand pains, stinging and burning. Stabbing pain,
with chilliness. Boring pain in the rith groin. Liver
Sore to touch. Indurated. Jaundice. Bile
secreted definciently.The fullness in the region of the
stomach, coming in spells, worse in cold, damp weather
and warm, damp weather, worse in the Spring, jaundiced
condition, disordered stomach, the aggraavation at night
and from the warmth of the bed, nightly feverishness and
foul mouth, will give you the Mer.state. Stitches in the
region of jaundice. Liver symptoms worse lying on the
right side. [Many complaints of Merc. are < by lying on
the right side. The lung symptoms and cough, liver,
stomach and bowel symptoms are all worse while lying on
the right side.].
: It has a great variety of stools, of diarrhoea and
constipation. It has a well-defined dysenteric
condition. Slimy, bloody stools with much straining, he
feels, as if he could never finish, even no more is
passing, a "never-get-done" feeling. This is the
very opposite of Nux and Rhus in
dystentery. These are relieved if a little stool is
passed, but Merc, and Sulph. Will sit and
strain, and all the salts of Merc. have the same state.
Merc.cor. has a more violent attack, with violent
urging to stool and to urinate, and instense suffering
with burning in the parts and the passage of pure blood.
Merc. ipec. and Acon. are frequently in
epidemic dysentry that comes in the hot weather,
and Ipec. Dulc. and Merc. are frequently
indicated in the dysentery of cold weathe r.
The urine burns and smarts. Frequent
urging to urinate, dribbling a little; bloody urine,
with great burning. Gonorrhoea which has existed for
some time. Greenish discharge from urethra; burning in
urethra on beginning to urinate. Urine dark, scanty,
bloody, albuminous . Quantity of urine passed is greter
than the fluid drunk.
Ulcers on the prepue and glands, making it suitable in
chancre and chancroid. Flat ulcers; ulcers with
lardaceous base. Inflammmation of the inner surface of
the prepuce. Balanitis, offensive pus. Cold genitals.
Nocturnal emission, stained with blood.
Menses profuse, with abdominal pains. Leucorrhoea
excoriating, greenish and bloody; sensation of rawness
in parts.Burning & stinging pain in ovaries [Apis].Itching
and burning < urinating; better, washing wth cold water.
Breasts painful and full of milk at menses. Menstrual
flow light red, pale, acrid, clotted and profuse or
scanty. The menses are sometimes supressed. Women who
have been in the habit of taking mercury for biliousness
remain sterile. (Coffee drinkers often remain sterile
also and you must stop their coffee). Amenorrhoea with
ebullitions. Chancres on the female genitals. Aged women
hve denuded genitals, rawness, soreness and flase
granulation,s which are always bleeding.Burning and
throbbing itching in the vagina. Itching of the
genitals fro the contact of urine; it must be washed
off. In children, boys or girls the urine burning after
urinting and they are always carryhing the hands to the
genitals. Little girls have acrid leucorrhoea causing
burning and itcning and much trouble. Boils and
abscesses at the menstrual period; little elongated
absecesses along the margin of the mucous memebrane
and skin, painful, aggravated by walking;
forming during the flow and breaking after the period.
This, with itching, causes great suffering.
Morning sickness. A woman "while
pregnant, has oedematous swelling of the genitals.
Diffused inflammation, soreness and fulness of the
genitals and pelvis, causing difficulty in walking, and
she must take to bed. In pelvic cellulitis in the early
months of pregnancy, Merc is an important remedy.
Repeated miscarriages from sheer weakness Merc is a
wonderful strengthner when properly used . Prolonged
lochia. Milk scanty and spoiled.
Merc. is one of the best palliatives in
cancer of the urterus and mammae. It will restrain and
sometimes cure epithelioma. Dr. Kent discribes a case
cured by the Proto-iodide, an ulcerated,
indurated lump in the breast, as large as a goose egg.
With knots in the axilla, blueness of the art and no
hope. The 100th attentuation, given as often
as the pains were very severe, took it away and she
are various conditons in the chest. Coughs; colds that
remain in the chest, lack of reaction and tardy
recovery. The colds finally settle in the bronchial
tubes; the chest feeels as if it would burst and the
cough is worse lying on the right side. (Left
side: Lycop.). Cough < tobacco smoke. Whooping cough
with nosebleed(Arnica). Cough, with yellow mkuco-purulent
Stiff neck with every cold, stiffnesss of the side and
back of the neck.
Bruised pain in small of back, especially
when sitting. Tearng pain in the coccyx;>pressing on
Merc. especially affects the joints; inflammatory
rheumatism with much swelling, < the heat of the bed
and from uncovering. Rheumatic affection with sweat, <
at night, from the warmth of the bed and while sweating.
Oily perspiration. Trembling extremities, especialy
hands; paralysis agitans. Cold clammy sweat on legs
at night.,Dropisical swelling of feet and legs. Bone
pains worse at night
constantly moist. Persistent dryness of the skin
contraindicates mercurius. Excesive odorous viscid
perspiration; < night Geneal tendency to free
perspiration, but patient is not relieved thereby.Excoriation
betweeen genital and thighs. Sloughing of
scrotum. Itching; < warmth of bed. Glands swell every
time patient takes cold. Orchitis (Clemat;
hammam.Puls.).Ulcers on parts where the skin and
flesh are thin over the bones. Offensive forms of
eczema. Most eruptions are moist with copious oozing.
It cures shingles.
The fever symptoms of Mercurius are notable, especially
in the sweats. The chill also is peculiar .. It is not
a shaking chill, but is simply creeping
chilliness. Often when this creeping chilliness is
felt it is the first symptom of a cold tht has been
taken, and, if left alone, the coryza, sore throat,
bronchitis or even pneumonia may follow; but , if taken
early, a dose of Mercurius may prevent all such
troubles. The chilliness is felt most generally in the
evening and increases into the night. If not removed by
Mercury. It also
alternates with flashes of heat; first
chilly, then hot, then chilly, etc., like Arsenic.
It is often felt in single parts. Then again it is felt
in abscesses and is the harbinger of pus formation. If
pus has already formed, especially much of it, the only
thing Merc. can do is to hasten its discharge;
but if little or none is actually formed a dose of Mecr.
High will often check the formation and a profuse sweat
often follows with a subsidence of the swellling and
rapid cure of the disease.
Wet damp weather (Rhus Tox.)
In autumn, warm days and
cold, damp nights
Lying on right side.
Mercury symptoms are increased by heat
of, but decreased by rest in bed.(Arsenic is
decreased by heat of, but increased by rest, in bed.)
Relations: Follows well
after Belladonna , Hepar Sulph Lachesis and Sulphur; but
shold not be given before or after Silicea. If given in
low(weak) potencies, hastgens rather than aborts
suppurtion. The ill effects of Merc. vivus are
antidoted by Aurum metallicum, Hepar Sulph, lach. Mez.
Nitric acid and by a strong (high) potency of Merc.
vivus when the the symptoms correspond.
to Mezerium, its vegetable analogue. Complementary
Summary of indications:
Bryonia alba; Lachesis; Mezereum; Nitricum acidum ;
: It is a medicine for bad effects of fright, suppressed
gonorrhoea, supressed foot-sweat. Also a remedy for
ailments arising from eating sugar, insect stings,
varours of arsenic or copper.