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.