MAGNESIUM MURIATICUM: Materia Medica

Muriate of Magnesia (MAGNESIA MURIATICA) – A liver remedy with pronounced characteristic constipation. Chronic liver affections with tenderness and pain, extending to spine and epigastrium, worse after food.

Especially adapted to diseases of women, with a long history of indigestion and uterine disease; children who cannot digest milk. Evil effects of sea bathing.

Head.–Sensitive to noise; bursting headache; worse, motion, open air; better, pressure, and wrapping up warmly (Sil; Stront). Much sweating of head (Calc, Sil). Facial neuralgia pains, dull, aching, worse damp weather, slightest draft, better pressure heat.

Nose.–Nostrils ulcerated, Coryza. Nose stopped and fluent. Loss of smell and taste, following catarrh. Cannot lie down. Must breathe through mouth.

Mouth.–Blisters on lips. Gums swollen, bleed easily. Tongue feels burnt and scalded. Throat dry, with hoarseness.

Stomach.–Appetite poor, had taste in mouth. Eructations like rotten eggs. Continued rising of while froth into mouth Cannot digest milk. Urine can be passed only by pressing abdominal muscles.

Abdomen.–Pressing pain in liver; worse lying on right side. Liver enlarged with bloating of abdomen; yellow tongue. Congenital scrotal hernia. Must use abdominal muscles to enable him to urinate.

Urine.–Urine difficult to void. Bladder can only be emptied by straining and pressure.

Bowels.–Constipation of infants during dentition; only passing small quantity; stools knotty, like sheep’s dung, crumbling at verge of anus. Painful smarting haemorrhoids.

Female.–Menses black, clotted. Pain in back and thighs. Metrorrhagia; worse at night. Great excitement at every period. Leucorrhoea with every stool and after exercise. Tinea ciliaris, eruptions in face and forehead worse before menses.

Heart.–Palpitation and cardiac pain while sitting; better by moving about (Gels). Functional cardiac affections with liver enlargement.

Respiration.–Spasmodic dry cough; worse forepart of night, with burning and sore chest.

Extremities.–Pain in back and hips; in arms and legs. Arms “Go to sleep” when waking in morning.

Sleep.–Sleep during day; restless at night on account of heat and shock: anxious dreams.

Modalities.–Worse, immediately after eating, lying on right side: from sea bathing. Better, from pressure, motion: open air, except headache.

Relationship.–Antidotes: Camph; Cham.

Compare: Nat m; Puls; Sep; Amm m; Nasturtium equaticum -Water-cress–(useful in scorbutic affections and constipation, related to strictures of urinary apparatus; supposed to be aphrodisiacal in its action. Is also antidotal to tobacco narcosis and sedative in neurotic affections, neurasthenia, hysteria. Cirrhosis of liver and dropsy).

Dose.–5 drops of tincture. Third to 200th potency.

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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