NITRI SPIRITUS DULCIS: Materia Medica

Sweet Spirits of Nitre – Sensorial apathy in low fevers when there is stupor, difficulty of arousing patient, is met by this remedy. Dry skin, nausea, flatulence. Salty taste. Ill-effects of salt (halophagia) (Ars; Phos). Catching cold in stormy weather. Acute nephritis following Scarlet fever. Dropsy. Is an excellent diuretic.

Face.–Prosopalgia, with photophobia. Burning in cheeks, and vomiting, followed by lassitude. Boring in facial bones; in angles of lower jaw. Very sensitive to cold.

Respiratory.–Very rapid breathing by going only a short walk. Painful constriction beneath sternum.

Modalities.–Worse, from mental disturbance, during winter and spring.

Relationship.–Increases the action of Digitalis.

Compare: Phos ac; Lycop.

Dose.–A few drops of the pure spirits in water every two or three hours.

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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