Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m)

Natrum Muriaticum(Nat-M)
Natrum Muriaticum(Nat-M)

Homeopathic Remedy Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m)

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Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) also known as  Sodium Chloride, Common Salt;

Chemical Formula:  NaCl;

Kingdom: Minerals;

Stage: Chronic;

Side: Right, Left, U.Lt.Low Rt.;

Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular; Thermal State Hot, Ambithermal ;

Action: OnlyPolycrest;

Thirst: Thirsty, Unquenchable, Thirstless, Large Quantity;

Appetite: Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced;

Sensitivity: Low, High;

Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;

Gender: Male, Female, Child;

Element: Sodium(Na, 11), Chlorine(Cl, 17);

Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) is indicated for Prolonged deep silent grief or sorrow<consolation. Closed and hard, since highly sensitive and easily hurt. Dwells on insults or criticism, and cannot forgive. Introverted, reserved, serious, responsible, dignified, perfectionist. Disappointment in love. Sad, yet unable to weep. Unable to urinate in front of others. Aphthae. Herpetic eruptions. Sun headaches in school girls, of hammering type < 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Insomnia from grief.

Physiological Action

This agent produces anaemia and a condition of scorbutus. The bowels are constipated, the liver and spleen are enlarged. Large doses causes burning and pain of the fauces and stomach, with dryness of the mucous membranes, nausea and diarrhoea. There is dryness of the skin, and if continued for a long period, eczema and furunculus urticaria results.

When taken as food it assists digestion and nutrition. regulates osmosis and holds the fibrin and albumen in solution.

THERAPEUTICS of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

This remedy is indicated in weak, anaemic patients who are greatly emaciated and lose flesh while living well. They take cold easily, are hopeless regarding the future, have a violent thirst, an aversion to bread and a desire for salt.

It is useful in INTERMITTENT fevers of long standing especially after the abuse of Quinine. There is great debility, a sallow complexion congestion of blood to the head, and as a result a bursting headache. There is excessive thirst during the hot stage. There are fever blisters upon the lips.

The chill is usually at eleven AM. It is long lasting, and is followed by dry heat and a bursting headache. There is thirst for large quantities of water before and during the chill; after the chill the headache increase and feels as though there were a thousand little hammers beating the brain. It is useful in chronic malarial conditions when there is a state of hydraemia present, with weakness, constipation, and loss of appetite in those who have taken much Quinine.

It is of service in CONSTIPATION, when the stools are difficult of expulsion. They fissure the anus, and there is a flow of blood, which leaves a sensation of great soreness of the anus. The stools are dry and crumbling, and are expelled with great difficulty.

It is of service in chronic excoriating, watery DIARRHOEA, that is attended with great burning of the anus and much emaciation.

It should be remembered in DYSPEPSIA, when the food taken produces a dull aching and distension of the stomach and abdomen. The bilious and dyspeptic symptoms are marked. There is an alternate constipation and diarrhoea. The stools are watery and are attended with much thirst, and there is a sensation of weakness and sinking of the stomach.

It is often and important remedy in MUSCULAR ASTHENOPIA BLEPHARITIS and CILIARY NEURALGIA which comes and goes with the sun. There is great lachrymation which is excoriating.

It will relieve SCORBUTIC CONDITIONS with a putrid inflammation of the gums, and bloody saliva. The tongue is coated white or is mapped. There are aphthae of the mouth and loss of taste. There is no desire for bread, no appetite, but great thirst and a desire for salts.

It is curative in delayed MENSTRUATION, when the menses delay more and more. There is a violent headache each morning upon awaking, she is sad and gloomy during menses, and there is an acrid, corroding LEUCORRHOEA at other times.

It is of service in the chronic CHLOROSIS of cachectic females, with pale, dirty looking skin, oppression of the chest and palpitation of the heart, also in the HEADACHES of anaemic and chlorotic school girls. The headache is worse from sunrise to sunset. The face is red. There is nausea and vomiting before, during and after the menses.

It is indicated in eczema when the parts are raw and inflamed, especially about the edges of the hair. The skin about the nails is dry and cracked and there are hangnails.

A/F [Aliment From / Causation ]

-Disappointment, grief.

-Anger, fright, vexation, mortification or reserved displeasure

-Fit of passion

-Loss of fluids, profuse menses, sexual excess


-Injury to head


-Lunar caustic

-Bread, fat, wine, acid food, salt

-Cautery with silver nitrate.

GUIDING INDICATIONS of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m):

[< – Aggravation]

< Exact periodicity

< 9-11 a.m.

< Cold bathing

< With the sun

< Open air

< After menses

< Alternate days

< Heat of sun

< Summer

< Dampness

< Exertion of eyes

< Consolation

< Mental exertion (talking, reading, writing)

< Quinine

< Puberty

< Bread; fat; sour

< Coition

< Seashore

< Chronic sprains

< Noise; music

< Touch

< Pressure

< Full moon

< Warm room

< Sunrise to sunset

< Lying down especially in morning or evening


[>– Amelioration]

> Rest

> Sitting up

> Tight clothing

> Going without regular meals

> Deep breathing

> Before breakfast

> Rubbing; against back

> Talking



> Lying on right side

MIND Symptom of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

-Ailments from grief, cannot cry.

-Psychic causes of disease; ill-effects of grief, fright, anger, etc.

-Consolation <; detests consolation or fuss.

-Appears to bid for sympathy yet angry when consoled.

-Easily angered < consolation.

-Irritable, gets into a passion about trifles.

-Hateful, to people who offended him.

-Aversion to presence of strangers during urination.

-Aversion to men [in females].

-Dwells on past unpleasant memories.

-An idea clings, preventing sleep, inspires revenge.

-Prefers to be alone, to cry.

-Weeps bitterly, involuntary; or can’t weep; Weeping when looked at; when thinking of past events.

-Mistakes in speaking what he does not intend to.

-Absentminded, scattered thoughts.

-Awkward hasty; drops things from nervous weakness.

-Fear or dreams of robbers, on waking will not believe the contrary until a search is made.

-Fear of-dark



-insects, germs


-Young girls become lovelorn and fall in love with married men.

-Laughing over serious matters.

-Sadness before menses, in pregnancy, also during menses without cause.

-Starting as if electric shocks, wakening her.


-Slow learning to talk.

-Haunted by unpleasant subjects.

-Desire to use dirty words during sex.

GUIDING INDICATIONS of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

-Dry mucous membranes. Dryness of mouth, throat, rectum, vagina etc. or thick, white or clean, watery, albuminous and acrid discharges.

-Great emaciation; losing flesh while living well, especially throat and neck, of children. Abdomen emaciates rapidly during summer complaints.

-Most weakness felt in the morning in bed. Great weakness, weariness and debility,

-Numbness of one side or parts lain on. Paralysis, fingers or parts seem too short.

-Great liability to take cold.

-Constrictive sensation throughout the body.

-Oversensitive to all sorts of influences.

-Trembling of the whole body from smoking tobacco.

-Pulsation throughout the whole body, even during rest < slightest motion.

-Paralysis from emotions; sexual excess.

-Pain at night, takes away the breath, and seem almost to cause paralysis.

-Likes to be covered but does not >.

-Dropsical-Cold dropsical cases.

-Abdominal dropsy.

-It has remarkable action when legs are oedematous.

-Head-Blinding headache.

-Aches as if thousand hammers were knocking on the brain, in the morning on awakening, after menstruation, from sunrise to sunset.

-Left sided clavus, as if bursting, with red face, nausea and vomiting, before during and after menses > perspiration.

-Before attacks -numbness and tingling in lips, tongue and nose > sleep.

-Headache from eyestrain, from mental exertion.

-Vertigo during pregnancy, after tea.

-Eyes-Muscle of eye weak and stiff.

-Fiery, zig zag appearance around all objects.

-Tears stream down face on coughing.

-Asthenopia due to insufficiency of internal recti muscles.

-Pain in eyes when looking down.

-Cataract incipient.

-Eyelids so excessively sore, as to look like raw beef. They close spasmodically and it becomes difficult to force them open.

-Lachrymation accompanies ailments.

-Nose-Violent, fluent coryza lasting for 1-3 days then changing into stoppage of nose, making breathing difficult.

-Discharge thin, watery, like raw white of egg.

-Infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing.

-Loss of smell and taste.

-Mouth-Numbness, tingling of tongue, lips and nose.

-Eruptions around mouth and vesicles like pearls on lips.

-Tongue-mapped, with red insular patches, like ringworm on sides.

-Heavy difficult speech, children slow in learning to talk.

-Lips dry and cracked especially middle.

-Deep, painful fissure in the middle of upper lip is given in Nash, also present in lower lip.

-G.I.T.-Desire for salt, sour, lemon, bitter, beer, chocolate, fish, burnt food, bread, milk.

-Loathes fat, meat, bread, coffee, rich food, slimy food, chicken.

-Thirst for cold drinks.

-Sweats while eating.

-Constipation-sensation of contraction of anus, torn, bleeding, smarting afterwards.

-Stools dry, hard, difficult, crumbling, stitches in rectum, involuntary, knows not whether flatus or faeces escape.

-C.N.S-Fluttering of the heart, with a weak faint feeling < lying down.

-Heart’s pulsation shakes the body, intermits on lying down.

-Palpitation alternates with beating in head.

-Urine-Involuntary, when walking, coughing, laughing.

-Has to wait long while for urine to pass if others are present.

-Cutting in urethra after urination.

-Male genitalia-Seminal emission soon after coition with increased desire.

-Weakness of organs with retarded emission during an embrace.

-Impotence, spinal irritation, paralysis after sexual excesses.

-Female genitalia-Displacement of uterus.

-Pressing pushing towards genitals every morning; must sit down to prevent prolapsus.

-Painful coition from dryness of vagina.

-Aversion to sex.

-Back-Pain in back with desire for some support.

-Extremities-Palms hot and perspiring.

-Hang nails.

-Numbness and tingling in fingers and lower extremities.

-Coldness of legs with congestion to head, chest and stomach.

-Skin-Crusty eruptions bends of limbs, margin of scalp, behind ears.

-Warts on palms and hands.

-Eczema, raw red, inflamed especially in edges of hair < eating too much salt, at sea shore or from ocean voyage.

-Urticaria acute or chronic, over whole body, especially after violent exercise.

-Skin oily, greasy.

-Herpes about lips or at edge of hair, pearly.

-Fever-Chill between 9-11 a.m. chronic, badly treated cases, especially after suppression by quinine.

-Headache with unconsciousness during chill and heat.

-Sweat  > pains.

-Fever blisters.

-Coldness of body and continued chilliness very marked.

-Chill begins in the extremities such as fingers and toes and spreads to the small of back.

-Chill very severe that it turns lips and nails blue.


KEYNOTES of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

1. Great emaciation, losing flesh while living well. Throat and neck of children emaciate rapidly during summer complaint.

2. Cannot pass urine in front of others.

3. Awkward, hasty, drops things from nervous weakness.

4. Heart’s pulsations shake the body.

5. Sweats while eating.

6. Mapped tongue.

7. Urticaria after violent exercise.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY  Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

-The patient is thin, thirsty, poorly nourished, on account of digestive disturbances and he is hopeless and awkward in nature.

-Emaciation though eating well. Loses flesh from above downwards throat, neck.

-Periodicity marked.

-Dryness of mucous membranes.

-Tongue mapped, with red insular patches like ringworm on sides.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

1. Disposition to weep; consolation <.

2. Emaciation from above downwards especially of throat and neck.

3. Marked periodicity especially 10 – 11 a.m.

4. Dryness of mucous membranes with violent thirst.

5. Tongue mapped with red insular patches like ringworm on sides.

6. Intense craving for salt, bitter things, fish. Aversion to bread and coffee.


CLINICAL symptom of Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m) :

– Anaemia, Aphthae, Arrhythmia, Asthma, Colitis, Depression, Dyspareunia, Eczema, Fever, Gastritis, Goitre, Grave’s disease, Headache, Herpes, Hypertension, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Insomnia, Lumbago, Malignancy, Multiple sclerosis, Nephritis, Peptic ulcer, Premenstrual syndrome, Psoriasis, Sciatica, Stomatitis, Suicidal states, Tinea, Urticaria, Vaginitis.

 Natrum gives best result in cataract – Dr. Speis Alexander.

– If Ferrum fails to cure an allergy to egg, don’t forget Nat-m, it may not only cure allergy but the whole case – Dr. Bellokossy.

– Natrum muriaticum and a tablespoon of brandy is said to produce conception from intercourse the following night – Dr. Hering.

– Nat-m may be needed to cure the most terrible headache, but do not give it during a severe attack at risk of a fearful aggravation. Give its acute Bry for immediate pain and to palliate; and the curative later on when attack is over.


Complementary : Apis, Caps, Ign, Nat-n, Sep.

Follows Well : Bell, Bry, Calc, Calc-p, Cinch, Ferr-ph, Graph, Kali-m, Kali-ph, Kali-s, Lach, Lyc, Natr-s, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Rhus, Sep, Sil, Sulph, Thuj.

Compare : Anac, Ars, Aur, Bar-c, Bell, Borx, Bry, Calc, Calc-p, Camph, Caps, Carb-v, Caust, Chic, Cimic, Con, Eup-per, Ferr, Fl-ac, Gels, Glon, Hep, Ign, Iod, Iris-v, Kali-bi, Kali-c, Kali-chl, Kissingen, Sil, Lach, Lil-t, Lith-c, Lyc, Nat-c, Nat-hip, Nit-ac, Onos, Op, Petr, Phos, Plat, Puls, Ran-s Nat-s, Rhus-t, Sang, Scil, Sep, Spig, Staph, Stn, Sul-ac, Sulph, Tarax, Tell, Titan, Verat.

Similar : Alum, Ambr, Caust, Graph, Hep, Led, Phos, Puls, Staph.

Antidoted By : Ars, Camph, Nitr-Sp-d, Nux-v, Phos.

It Antidotes : Apis, Arg-n.

Duration Of Action : 40-50 Days.