Lactic Acid – Morning sickness, diabetes, and rheumatism offer a field for this remedy. Troubles in the breasts. Locally, in the tuberculous ulceration of vocal cords.
Stomach.–Tongue dry, parched. Thirst; voracious hunger. Canker, copious salivation and water-brash. Nausea; morning sickness, especially in pale anaemic women. Hot, acrid eructation. Nausea; better, eating. Burning, hot gas from stomach to throat, causing profuse secretion of tenacious mucus, worse smoking.
Throat.–Fullness or lump like a puff ball. Keeps swallowing. Constricted low down.
Chest.–Pain in breasts, with enlargement of axillary glands, and pain extends into hand.
Extremities.–Rheumatic pain in joints and shoulders, wrists, knees, with much weakness. Trembling of whole body while walking. Limbs feel chilly.
Urine.–Large quantities passed, frequently. Saccharine.
Relationship.–Compare: Sarcolactic acid q v. Lithia; Phos ac.
Dose.–Third to thirtieth potency. Six to ten drops in a small glass of water in acute gastro-enteritis (Cartier).
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.