Natrum muriaticum, the salt of adolescents

Natrum muriaticum is sea salt or common table salt. It is a medication associated with adolescents or young adults.

They are sad and melancholic individuals, and in their depressive state seek solitude, they withdraw into themselves and tend to analyse their past. Natrum muriaticum is a condition that corresponds to people who have long been suffering with concerns or worries.

People with the Natrum muriaticum condition put on a mask; they smile to avoid expressing their sadness. They do not talk of their sorrows and do not cry to avoid showing the sadness they lock away inside.

This lack of communication is made up for in writing. They can be good writers. Natrum muriaticum can be a drug that treats heartbreak and relationship breakups.

A person who suffers the Natrum muriaticum condition is sensitive to the cold and prone to fatigue. They are thirsty and have a craving for salt. They can suffer eating disorders: bulimia, without weight gain.

What are the positive and negative points about a Natrium muriaticum individual?

They feel good outdoors and improve their symptoms with perspiration. They enjoy salt.
All their symptoms worsen around 10 am. They hide from the sun, because the heat makes it worse. They are people who would not like a prolonged stay by the sea.

When do we prescribe Natrum muriaticum?

It is prescribed during convalescence from debilitating infectious diseases; especially if there has been a depletion of liquids in the body due to diarrhoea, haemorrhaging, or fever with sweating, etc. These diseases can cause or exacerbate weight loss and dehydration.

It is also recommended in certain allergic conditions.

It is the homeopathic remedy recommended after emotional stress or a severe, or recurring, emotional shock. It is prescribed in all situations that disturb the emotional harmony of the person susceptible to the Natrum murieticum condition. They are very emotional individuals, particularly during adolescence, have conflicts with relatives, disappointments and relationship breakups.

It is the medication that is prescribed when undesired side effects appear from treatment with hormones, whether contraception or replacement therapy in the menopause.

These individuals may also have suffered a rejection from the father. The father is reserved or absent. If neglect occurs in childhood, the child is thin, introverted, and may suffer a delay in speech, also they enjoy salt and keep away from the sun. The sun is the symbol of the father in a child’s drawing.

How to recognize the Natrum muriaticum condition?

The person that corresponds to Natrum muriaticum is generally a child, an adolescent or young adult. They can have nutrition disorders that lead to weight loss.
A person with very marked thinness in the upper body, while they tend to have cellulite in the lower half. They are thin, despite having a great appetite.

A person with the Natrum muriaticum condition is pale, sensitive to cold and fatigue, both physically and mentally. The Natrum muriaticum condition can be recognized because the facial skin is very oily, with acne and individuals often suffer seborrhoaeic dermatitis at the edge of the scalp.

The lips are dry and have a fissure or crack in the middle of the lower lip. The tongue is “like a geographical map” with whitish de-pigmented areas.

On one hand, they can be funny, emotional adolescents who like dancing, music and maybe even playing an instrument. They are extremely sensitive to their emotional environment.

Their behaviour may be unstable, excessive, hyperactive or upset and sad. They may lock themselves in their room with their “romantic dreams”.

On the other hand, they are a sad, melancholic, depressed, despondent, restless kind of person, with frequent mood swings. They are exhausted, physically and morally.

They fold in on themselves, are isolated, cry a lot and any attempt at communication, or consolation, are in vain. They may have eating disorders, an aversion to food or anorexia, or a voracious appetite or bulimia.

If there is a relationship breakup, it can bring out a feeling of intense sadness and grief that will lead to a deep depression.
This behaviour makes Natrum muriaticum a widely used medication in adolescence.

These individuals are people who suffer from sleep disorders, because they have difficulty staying asleep despite a constant desire to sleep for a long time. Or rather, they have been asleep for a long time but have the feeling that it was inadequate.

Major clinical indications

The main clinical indications are:

  • Respiratory: Allergic rhinitis, otitis, and asthma.
  • Skin: atopic dermatitis, juvenile acne on the forehead, seborrhoeaic dermatitis on the face and the edge of the scalp.
  • Gynaecology: amenorrhea, vaginitis, repeated urinary infections.
  • Behaviour: introverted reactive depression, sadness and sobbing in secret.
  • Others: convalescence from illness with great loss of fluids, fatigue by intellectual or physical exhaustion

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