Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s)
Homeopathic Remedy Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s)
Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) Common Name : Sodium Sulphate; Glauber’s Salt; It comes in large colorless, transparent prisms.
Chemical Formula: Na2S04, 10H2O;
Thermal State: Hot, Ambithermal;
Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless;
Appetite: Increased, Reduced;
Sensitivity: Low, High;
Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;
Time Phases: Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night;
Gender : Male, Female, Child;
Element: Hydrogen(H, 1), Oxygen(O, 8), Sodium(Na, 11), Sulphur(S, 16);
Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) is indicated for Suicidal. Discharges yellow green. Flatulence and rumbling. Spluttering, noisy stools. Chilly.
This agent in small doses is a laxative, aperient and diuretic. It excites the secretions of the intestines and stimulates the activity of the intestinal glands, liver and pancreas.
This remedy is indicated in those cases where the patient is AGGRAVATED by the DAMPNESS of the weather, DAMP HOUSES and CELLARS. He feels every change from dry to wet, and cannot eat even plants that grow near water. It should be remembered in “humid asthma”, especially in children, that appears with every change to wet weather, or every cold contracted. They are always worse during cold, damp weather. The sputum is copious and of a greenish color.
It is useful in MORNING DIARRHOEA, that is worse when first rising and standing on the feet. The passage is sudden, urging, gushing, and is attended with much flatus. It is worse from damp weather or living in damp basements.
It is of service in GONORRHEA, when the discharge is painless and is of a greenish – yellow color, attended with condylomata.
It is often beneficial in SPINAL MENINGITIS, with crushing pains at the base of the brain. The head is drawn back. There is an intense congestion of blood to the brain, with delirium and opisthotonos.
It is indicated in HEPATIC CONGESTION when the region is sensitive to the touch, and there are sharp, shooting pains through the part. He cannot lie on the left side, nor allow the clothing to touch the part.
A/F [ Causation of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s)] :
– Injury to head (fall)
– Suppressed gonorrhoea
– Abuse of quinine
– Ill effects of O.C. pills
– Damp, rainy weather
– Ill effects of diuretics, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensives, cortisones.
MODALITIES of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) :
< Damp weather [Arn, Ars-i, Dulc]
< Night air
< Lying on left side
< Injuries to head
< Every spring [Lach, Rhus-t, Psor]
< Light, mellow light
< Music [Acon, Dig, Graph, Kreos]
< Late evening
< Vegetables, fruits
< Cold food and drinks
< Lying long in one position
< Warm, wet weather [Lach, Carb-v, Sil]
> Open air
> Warm, dry air
> Change of position
> Lying on back
> After dinner
> After stool
MIND Symptom of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s):
-Mental changes from injuries to the head.
-Suicidal tendency but restrains himself because of his duties to his family.
-Wants to commit suicide by shooting or hanging.
-Closed, serious or overly responsible patients.
-Sadness < music or mellow light, sitting near a stained glass window.
-Cheerful after stools.
-Mental exertion exaggerates.
-Fear from noise at night.
-Averse to being spoken to.
-Weeping > open air.
-Objective; realistic, always adheres to matter of fact.
-Dreams of fighting [ All-c, Ferr, Nat-m, Ran, Staph].
GUIDING INDICATIONS of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) :
-Hydrogenoid constitution, feels every change from dry to wet.
-PERIODICITY of complaints – 4 to 5 a.m.
-Piercing pains; at short ribs left, in left hip < rising < sitting down.
-Worse – Warm, wet weather
-Discharges-thick, mucoid, frothy, initially white later on green or greenish yellow.
-Dirty brown or greenish yellow, thick, pasty tongue especially at base, tip feels burnt.
–PHOTOPHOBIA [Graph] on waking in morning, often during headache.
-Toothache < warmth > cold water, cool air [Bism and Bry, Coff, Puls].
-Thirst for something cold, desire for ICE or COLD WATER.
-Desire for salty fish, beer, COLD DRINKS, ICE. Desire for or aversion to yogurt.
-Aversion to meat and bread which she was fond of.
-Starchy food, milk and potatoes aggravate.
-G.I.T.-Flatulence, incarcerated, painful wind colic, in ascending colon, wakes her at 2 a.m. < before breakfast > eating.
-Rumbling, gurgling in bowels more in right ileo-caecal region, then sudden, noisy, spluttering stools, after rising in the morning (9 a.m.) or drives out of bed.
-Loose stools < after spell of wet weather.
-Great size of faecal mass.
-Diarrhoea from vegetables, farinaceous, fat food. Comes on regularly every morning and returns quite regularly each day. Diarrhoea with flatus.
-Pain in the liver region. Desire to lie on right side with legs curled up.
-Colic > rubbing abdomen > lying on sides.
-Respiratory system-Asthma in children, asthma after grief < early morning (4-5 a.m.) < damp < exertion.
-Dry cough < morning after rising < night, on lying down > sitting up and holding chest with both hands [Bry].
-Cough thick, ropy, greenish expectoration, chest feels all gone.
-Sycotic pneumonia, pain through lower left chest.
-Extremities-Arthritis of left hip < stooping < motion < rising from a seat [Willard Pierce].
-Skin-Warts on hands, head, trunk, about anus, plantar warts.
KEYNOTES of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) :
1. < Dampness of weather, damp houses, cellars, wet weather.
2. Lively music makes her sad.
3. Mental traumatism: mental effects from injuries to head.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) :
1. < Damp weather.
2. Greenish yellow discharge and thick discharges.
3. Dirty, greenish – gray or brown coating on tongue.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s) :
-Corresponding to the hydrogenoid constitution- < damp weather, sea air, damp cellars, fruits that thrive near water, Schussler’s remedy for elimination of water from the body.
-Sycotic dyscrasia – asthma, acute or chronic diarrhoea, spinal meningitis, etc.
-Effects of chronic gonorrhoea.
CLINICAL of Natrum Sulphuricum (Nat-s):
-Asthma, Colitis, Colorectal polyps or malignancies, Depression, Diabetes, Head injury, Hepatitis.
Acute appendicitis with extreme pain in caecal region; apparently it is a retrocaecal appendix. -Dr. D. M. Borland.
-Leukemia- Dr. Bellokossy.
-Intense occipital pains due to emotional states – Dr. J. W. Waffensmith.
-Acute hip joint disease, particularly right hip -Dr. D. M. Borland.
Duration Of Action : 30-40 Days.