AMMONIUM CAUSTICUM: Materia Medica

Hydrate of Ammonia-Ammonia Water

This is a powerful cardiac stimulant. As such in syncope, thrombosis, haemorrhage, snake-bites, chloroform narcosis, may be given by inhalation.

The oedema and ulceration of mucous membranes produced by this powerful drug have been utilized as guiding symptoms for its use; hence in membranous croup with burning in oesophagus. Aphonia. See Causticum.

Respiratory.–Difficult respiration. Accumulation of mucus with incessant coughing. Loss of voice. Burning rawness in throat. Spasm of the glottis with suffocation; patient gasps for breath. Pain in oesophagus on breathing deeply. Scraping and burning in throat and oesophagus. Uvula covered with white mucus. Nasal diphtheria, with burning excoriating discharge.

Extremities.–Excessive exhaustion and muscular debility. Rheumatism of shoulders. Skin hot and dry.

Dose.–First to third potency; also five to ten minims, well diluted with water.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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