Mercurius Solubilis (Merc)

Merc Mercurius Solubilis
Merc – Mercurius Solubilis

Homeopathic Medicine Mercurius Solubilis (Merc)

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Mercurius Solubilis (Merc) also know as Mercurius Oxydulatus Niger, Dimercurous ammonium nitrate, Quicksilver;

SYNONYMS: Hydrargyrum;

FAMILY: Metals;

Chemical Formula : 2(NH2Hg2) NO3, H2O; It belongs to Minerals Kingdom, used in Acute and Chronic Stage; best work on Right, Left, U.Lt.Low Rt., Alternate Sides;

Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic;

Thermal State: 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;

Time Phases: Morning, Noon, Forenoon;

Element: Hydrogen(H, 1), Nitrogen(N, 7), Oxygen(O, 8), Mercury(Hg, 80);

Mercurius Solubilis (Merc) used for Syphilitic. Tremulous, weak, sweaty. Rawness. Free secretions. Suppurations, ulcerations. Yellowness. Dirty, filthy. Increased salivation. Weak bowels. Orgasms. Hurried, restless.

A/F [ Aliment From / Causation ]


-Suppressed Gonorrhoea

-Suppressed foot sweat

-Arsenic, copper vapours

-Insect bites and stings

MODALITIES of Mercurius Solubilis (Merc)

< COLD AND WARM (Ip, Nat-c)


< Warmth of bed

< Wet, damp weather

< Lying on painful side

< Before stool

< During and after urine

< Wet feet

< Autumn

< Damp weather

< Lying on right side


< Warm days and cold, damp nights

< Suppressed discharge

> Lying down (Mang)

Merc : Mercurius Solubilis Hahnemanni

MIND symptom of :

-Introverted, closed, emotionally intense and suspicious.

-Reserved, withdrawn from general vulnerability. Withdrawn and introverted. Strong emotions internally but rarely given expression.

-Need to feel real contact to communicate. Desires to communicate, but difficulty making contact.

-Strong feelings inside, expressed with difficulty. Stammering, nervous with tremors.

-Have VIOLENT IMPULSES, e.g. to strike or even kill, that frighten them. Tries to restrain them. Is ashamed about it. Violent, hurried impulses, suicidal and homicidal. Sudden impulses to pull the nose of people he meets on the road. Impulse to scream.

-Delusion is a criminal.

-Delusion everybody is an enemy. Paranoia.

-Anxiety with panic attacks.

-Fear of insanity (thinks he is losing his reason), people, thunderstorm, being attacked from behind, disease, death, darkness, cemeteries, high places, ghosts, agoraphobia, poverty (great stinginess).

-Phobic states. Depression.

-Compulsive disorders.

-Slowness, dullness. Answers slowly (Hell, Ph-ac).

-HURRIED and rapid talking. (Internal) hurriedness to compensate, but inefficient.

-Children-Sensitive and closed, timid. Dirty. Restless. PRECOCIOUS. Act like grown-ups. Flirting, but not sexual.

-Memory weak. Absentminded. Imbecility.

-Moaning. Suspicious. Withdrawn and suspicious.

GUIDING INDICATIONS of Mercurius Solubilis (Merc) :

-‘Living thermometer’. Over-reactivity from or with weakness, nearly everything aggravates.

-SYPHILITIC miasm < night, from darkness to daylight.

-OFFENSIVENESS of secretions – breath, body.

-Profuse perspiration without relief.

-Discharges- free, thin, slimy, acrid, burning, foul, thick, yellowish green, OFFENSIVE.

-Lymphatic glands are enlarged. Glandular activity especially of salivary and mucous glands.

-Chronic SUPPURATIONS, ulcerations. Easy suppuration. Pus, bloody, thin, greenish.

-Great weakness with tremulousness.

-Yellowness- eyes, teeth, nasal, biliousness, jaundice.

-Desires BREAD AND BUTTER (Mag-c), sweet, salt, cold drinks.

-Aversion to SWEETS (Caust, Graph), salt, artichokes, meat, coffee, butter, oily things.

-Sweets and milk disagree though he craves them.

-Appearance-Serious, pale face and skin, with blotchiness and a transluscent quality, like marble.

-Head-Vertigo < lying on back, as if on a swing.

-Headache with earache and toothache.

-Catarrhal headache.

-Pain after suppressed discharge; alternating with perspiration of feet.

-Scalp tensed, as if bandaged. Oily sweat.

-Eye-Every cold settles in the eyes.

-Profuse, burning, acrid discharge after exposure to glare of fire, foundrymen.

-Parenchymatous keratitis of syphilitic origin with burning.

-Ear- OTITIS MEDIA. Chronic or acute.

-Offensive otorrhoea.


-Ear- yellowish discharge.

-Otalgia < warmth of bed at night.

-Boils in external canal.

-Nose-Chronic coryza with offensive, greenish discharge.

-Sneezing in sunshine > lying.

-Red, raw, dirty nosed children.

-Colds travel upwards.

-Face-Acne, with pus, leaving scars.

-Mouth- Aphthae (Bor). Ulcerations.


-Offensive breath.

-Tongue-large, flabby, moist, indented or shows imprint of teeth, mapped, painful, with ulcers red or white.

-Furrow in upper surface of tongue. Speech difficult from trembling tongue.

-inflamed, BLEEDING, swollen spongy gums. Ulcers on gums.

-FOETID, coppery, metallic tasting (Rhus-t) saliva, flows during sleep.


-Become gray.

-Crowns of teeth decay, roots remain.

-Toothache-pulsating, shooting into face or ears < warmth of bed, cold drinks, evening, damp weather > rubbing the cheek.

-Throat-Pharyngitis, tonsillitis acute or chronic.

-Tonsils inflamed. Uvula swollen, constant desire to swallow.

-Swelling of glands.

-Flushed when excited (Ign, Nat-m).

-Diphtheria membrane thick, gray, adherent or free.

-Neck-Neck stiff.

-Cervical glands enlarged.

-Stomach-Intense thirst, although tongue looks moist and saliva is profuse.

-Thirsty for cold drinks and beer.

-Weak digestion with constant hunger.

-Abdomen-Gastroenteritis. Ulcerative colitis.

-Rectum- Diarrhoea with strong urging, tenesmus.

Tenesmus of rectum with tenesmus of bladder.

-Dysentery- Slimy, offensive, greenish, BLOODY, with colic and fainting, great tenesmus during and after, not > by stool, followed by chilliness and cannot finish sensation. ‘Never get done’ feeling. More the blood, better indicated.

-Weak, exhausted and ready to sink down < after stools

-Urinary system- Tenesmus of bladder with frequent urging day and night, with copious or scanty urine.

-Urinates more than he drinks.

-Male genitalia- Phimosis, paraphimosis.

-Gonorrhoea, thick, yellowish greenish discharge.

-Constantly handles the genitals.

-Female genitalia-Mammae full of milk and painful at menses.

-Sensation of rawness in parts.

-Stinging pain in ovaries.

-Prolapsus of uterus > coition.

-Leucorrhoea – thick, white, excoriating, greenish, when urinating < night > coition.

-Itching and burning < urination > washing with cold water.

-Respiratory system-Cough-< night, warmth of bed, lying on right side, smoking.

-Expectoration-Greenish, purulent.

-Respiration difficult < lying on left side, but cough < lying on right side.

-Asthma > tobacco smoke and cold air.

-Affects lower lobe of right lung, stitches through to back.

-Extremities- TREMBLING OF UPPER LIMBS, HANDS < writing, holding objects (Gels, Plb).Unable to lift anything or write.

-Parkinson’s disease. Paralysis agitans.

– Phlegmasia dolens.

-Bone pains at night.

-Creeping chillines < evening night.

-Skin-Itching < perspiration, heat (Mang).

-Chronic ulceration with tendency to spread.


-Eruptions moist, crusty, offensive. Eczema. Boils. Psoriasis.

-Profuse sweat without relief.

-Skin always moist, yellow, tender, excoriated, like raw meat.

-Ulcers- irregular, spreading, shallow, bleeding with cutting and proud flesh.

-Eating ulcers join together. Spread superficially have a lardaceous base.

-Sweat-Easy, profuse without relief; with the pains; oily, foul, sour, stains indelible yellow; on head, chest; at night.

KEYNOTES of Mercurius Solubilis (Merc)

1. < NIGHT.

2. Profuse sweat without relief.

3. Intense thirst, though the tongue looks moist, with profuse salivation.

4. Dysentery with tenesmus, with more blood, not > by stool.


-Complaints of Syphilitic origin.

-< heat as well as cold < night < warmth of bed.

-Profuse sweat without relief.

-Glandular enlargement with easy suppuration.

-Offensive discharges which are yellow green.

-Ulcerations spreading superficially with lardaceous base.

-Thirst though mouth is moist with profuse salivation.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS of Merc : Mercurius Solubilis Hahnemanni :

1. Moist tongue, with salivation, with intense thirst.

2. < Night < warmth of bed < sweating.

3. Creeping chilliness.

4. Thirst though tongue moist.

5. Tongue large, flabby, indented.

6. Profuse sweat which aggravates.


-Abscess, Bruxism, Colitis, Connective tissue disease, Gastroenteritis, Glossitis, Malignancy, Orchitis, Otitis media, Parkinson’s disease, Pharyngitis, Phobic disorder, Premature ejaculation, Sexual disorders, Sinusitis, Stomatitis, Syphilis, Tonsillitis, Ulcerative colitis, Vaginitis.

-In low potencies hastens suppuration, in high potencies aborts suppuration.

In peritonitis, prevents the further spread- Farrington.

-Merc (and Sepia) after Belladonna are not reliable in uterine congestion – Dr. Moore.

-Aconite in the first stage, to be followed by Merc later, are often the only medicines needed in acute catarrhal bronchitis- Hering.

-Homesickness -Jahr.


Follows Well : Acon, Ars, Asaf, Bell, Calc, Cinch, Hep, Lach, Lyc, Nit-ac, Phos, Puls, Rhus, Sep, Sulph.

Inimical : Sil.

Compare : Acon, Ant-c, Apis, Arg-n, Arn, Ars, Bor, Bry, Cann-i, Caust, Cham, Chel, Chin-s, Coloc, Con, Croc, Dig, Dol, Dulc, Euphr, Graph, Hep, Kali-c, Kali-i, Lac-c, Led, Lept, Lyc, Mag-c, Mag-m, M-aust, Med, Nit-ac, Nux-v, Phos, Pic-ac, Plb, Psor, Puls, Sabal, Sang, Sars, Spong, Sulph, Syph, Teucr, Thuj.

Antidoted By : Ant-c, Asaf, Aur, Bell, Calad, Camph, Carb-v, Cinch, Dulc, Ferr, Guai, Hep, Iod, Kali-chl, Kali-i, Lach, Mez, Nit-ac, Op, Phyt, Sars, Sep, Staph, Still, Sulph, Valer.

It Antidotes : Ant-t, Aur, Bell, Chin, Dulc, Lach, Mez, Op, Phyt, Thuj, Valer.

Duration Of Action : 30-60 Days.

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