Acidum muriaticum Anhang 2


[Samuel Hahnemann]

(Muriatic acid.)

(It should be carefully freed from the sulphuric acid often mixed with it, by means of re-distillation over the chloride of sodium, or (better) it may be precipitated by muriate

of baryta, and, after being thus freed from the sulphuric acid, redistilled.)

For medicinal use one drop of it is first diluted by means of too succussion with 100 drops of diluted alcohol (made of equal parts of distilled water and strong alcohol taken together ten time), and of this one drop is to be twice succussed (with two strokes of the arm) with 100 drops of undiluted alcohol (1/10000th), and then of this one drop is

to be again twice shaken with 100 drops of alcohol (1/1).

One globule the size of a poppy of a drop, for with one drop 200 such globules are sufficiently moistened. Yet this million-fold dilution, although administered in such a

small volume, will be found in many cases to be still too powerful when muriatic acid is homoeopathically indicated, because this medicine possesses a high degree of efficacy.


Although a tolerably homoeopathic employment in suitable morbid states can be made from the following observed alterations in the healthy, yet it would be desirable to possess a more complete proving of it as to this pure effects.


Silent reserve, with anxious concern about the present and future. [Lr.]

Vertigo: Whirling in the open air and unsteady in walking

Whirling in the head, more so in the room than in the open air, with dimness before the eyes.

Head: Headache in the forehead and occiput (< sitting up in bed).

Tearing pain in the forehead.

Pressive pain from within outwards in the forehead and temples

A pressive stupefying pain in the forehead in every position of the body, which went off by touching

Stupid in the head, in the forehead.

Long, frequently recurring stitches from both frontal protuberances towards the middle of the forehead

Headache like a boring in several places in the vertex, from the bones of the skull into the brain

Long tearing pressing pain darting by shocks into the forehead towards the right orbit

Aching pain - in the left temple/from the middle of the brain out towards the left side of the forehead/in the front of the brain, increased by moving the eyes

Tensive pressive pain spreading from the occiputal bone forwards through the brain and ending in the forehead

Jerking beating tearing pain from the left half of the occiput to the forehead; soon followed by a similar pain in the right half

Heaviness in the occiput, as if it drew her head backwards, or as if the anterior cervical muscles had lost their firmness

Heavy feeling in the occiput, woth drawing stitches there, more on the right side, close to the nape, with swelling of a gland in the nape, which is painful when touched;

at the same time heaviness and vertigo in the head, with dimness of the eyes as when intoxicated (when sitting) (aft. ¾ h.). [Htn.]

Sensation in the integuments of the head and forehead, as when the hair stands on end after a fright

Burning pain on the hairy scalp above the left temple

Tensive sensation in the right temple

Pressive stupefying pain in the forehead, in all positions

(Headache in the top of the head and in the temples, sometimes also in the occiput and forehead, as if the brain were lacerated and crushed, as in typhus or putrid fever.)

When yawning, a stitch-like tearing on the right temple, which went on by touching and when walking (when standing)

Shooting in the forehead extending into the temple, increased by stooping forwards and by pressing on it.

In the middle of the forehead two small pimples which suppurate without itching or pains

Eruption of pimples on the forehead which in the course of a day and night coalesce so as to form scab. (From drachm-doses of so-called oxygenated muriatic acid (aqua oxymuriatica.)

Suppurating pimple on the left temple without sensation in it touched or let alone

Eye: Burning aching pain above the left eye, externally

Contracted pupils/(Very) dilated pupils

Pupils sometimes more, sometimes less dilated, sometimes contracted, in periods of four or five hours.

From the left occiputal protuberance a painless tug into the left eye, which causes a quivering in the upper eyelid

Swelling of the upper and lower eyelid, with redness, but without pain

Cutting pain in the right eyeball, when at rest

In the outer canthus of the left eye an eroding smarting in the evening.

Itching prick in the right outer canthus, when at rest.

Twitching through the upper eyelid towards the zygomatic process, “As if a thread were drawn through”

Vision: (Flickering before the eyes and hemiopia; he sees only the half of an object cut off perpendicularly from the other half.)

Ear: Cramp-pain near the left maxillary joint, extending as a shooting pain into the interior of the ear when pressed upon

Tearing pain in the left upper jaw, as if in the bone, close under the orbit

Eruption of pimples in the auricle, which in the course of a day and night coalesce to form a scab.

Fine itching prick in the left ear, which went off by putting the finger into it

Twitching pinching deep in the left ear (aft. 4 h.), which after frequent recurrence became cramp-like, almost like earache.

Drawing aching in the tragus, pressing on it send the pain into the inner ear

Persistent pinching deep in the right ear, sometimes interrupted by severe stitches which extend to behind the auricle, where the part is painful when pressed

Tearing pain in the left ear, like earache

Obtuse pressive cutting on the mastoid process; when touched the part is painful as if gathering

Drawing tearing pain behind both ears, which spreads slowly to the lower part of the nape and there causes a painful stiffness on moving the neck, for 20 minutes

Hearing: More acute and delicate hearing. (Curative secondary action of the organism.)

Nose: Shooting pain in the nostrils, as if they would become ulcerated

An itching and tickling in the nose and persistent inclination to sneeze,

Along with feeling of coryza troublesome dryness in the nose.


Face: When walking in the open air glowing red cheeks

In the red of the lower lip a pustule.

Eruption of pimples round about the lips, which in the course of a day and a night coalesce to form a scab.

A vesicle on the upper lip close to the left commissure of the mouth, which pains like an ulcer when touched, causes tensive pain when the lips are moved, lasting 2 days

Burning tension in the upper lip, on the right side

Pressing-asunder pain in the left canine tooth of the lower , going off on compressing it with two fingers

Tingling sensation in the inferior maxilla on its left side, which changes into a disagreeable creeping sensation in the left lower row of teeth

Cold drink darts painfully into the diseased tooth

His tongue is too heavy and as if too long; and he could only raise it with an effort; at the same time great dryness in the mouth and fauces – both lasting five minutes

A pock in the middle of the tongue with burning pain.

The tongue gets a deep ulcer with black fundus and everted borders.

The tongue wastes away.

Stomach: A sharp scraping in the gullet.

Ravenous appetite, morbid thirst. (In the workmen employed in salt manufactories, from the vapour of muriatic acid arising from the boiling ley)

A taste in the mouth at once harsh and putrid, almost like rotten eggs, with flow of saliva

Bad taste in the throat, as from rancid fat.

(Complete loss of appetite for all food, with proper taste and without nausea.)

Constant eructation.

Vomiting of food.

In the region of the stomach he feels qualmish and inclined to vomit

Obtuse pain in the stomach and bowels, combined with a contractive sensation, for several days. (From taking 20 drops of oxygenated muriatic acid diluted with water)

Feeling of emptiness in the region of the stomach especially in the oesophagus, which does not go off by eating, together with rumbling in the bowels

Abdomen: Feeling of emptiness in the abdomen, with grumbling

(Colic: pinching when moving and on the discharge of flatus.)

After a proper stool of natural appearance, painful feeling of emptiness in the abdomen, in the morning

After a very moderate meal, feeling of fullness in the abdomen, as if he had eaten too much, with distension of the abdomen.

Loud rumbling in the abdomen, as from emptiness (when sitting)

Rumbling and grumbling in the abdomen.

Pain like needle-pricks round about the navel, persistent

Shooting in the left side, under the ribs.

In the hypogastrium violent cutting when sitting, walking and standing

Cutting pain under the navel, through the middle of the whole abdomen

Violent pinching from the umbilical region towards both sides, with grumbling

Violent pinching pain in the umbilical region, with a feeling of emptiness, which extends to the scrobiculus cordis and oppresses there

Aching squeezing under the left short ribs, unaffected either by inspiration or expiration

The distented abdomen has aching pain, an at every step this goes through her abdomen.

Squeezing tension under the short ribs, causing him to make several deep inspirations and going off after the discharge of some flatus

Disagreeable sensation in the whole abdomen causing anxiety, is alleviated by the discharge of some flatus, and goes off entirely after a stool

A violent jerking pinching pain externally on a small spot on the left side of the abdomen, more violent at every expiration

Violent cutting pinching from the rectum up to the epigastrium (after 1 h.), then urging to stool, which was softer than usual.

When standing or walking a cutting pinching in the abdomen, that went off when sitting

Burning stitch in the left groin

Pain like needle pricks in the lower part of the abdominal integument

Fine pinching in and below the umbilical; region, rather in the muscles of the abdomen

Rectum: At the anus a creeping pricking itching, combined with sore pain

Burning stitches in the anus.

Swollen haemorrhoidal lumps at the anus (blind piles) with burning sore pain.

Swollen blue haemorrhoidal lumps at the anus, which pain on being pressed.

A burning voluptuous itching in the perineum, close to the anus, which compelled scratching, for a quarter of an hour, in every position of the body and did not

go off immediately on scratching.

Faeculent diarrhoea (Soft stool with cutting and a qualmishness in the abdomen, as from a chill; after a stool he again felt well)

After a meal evacuation of a fluid stool.

Bladder: When urinating there passes unexpectedly a thin watery stool, not preceded by urging.

Frequent call to make water, and he passes much urine.

(The urine is passed frequently and involuntarily)

Constant urging to urinate, when little, but always some, urine is discharged, without pain, but with tenesmus after it is passed.

Frequent micturition with urging. (If, soon after taking the muriatic acid in too large a dose, it seems to excite for a short time almost ineffectual urging to urinate, still

there occurs soon after the peculiar primary action, copious discharge of urine, the secondary action of which (reaction of the organism) is always diminished secretion

of urine with frequent urging to urinate, or lastly, relaxation of the neck of the bladder, or of the bladder itself.

Frequent urging to urinate with discharge of much urine

An uncommonly copious flow of watery urine.

With frequent and urgent call to urinate he passes at least six times as much urine as the water he had drunk since morning

Weakness of the bladder

He has a call to urinate and yet no urine is passed; he must wait a while before it comes

The urine is discharged slowly, just as if the bladder had no power to expel it

Frequent urging to urinate, with discharge of very little water

Strangury; she always felt as if the urine would come away, but nothing passes, yet when it comes it is passed without pains.

Immediately after urinating a shooting pain in the orifice of the urethra

The urine immediately on passing becomes cloudy white like milk.

Cutting quite posteriorly in the urethra when urinating (during the stool).

Male organs: Violent burning stitch in the posterior part of the penis on the right side.

Pain on the border of the prepuce, as if it were chapped and excoriated.

Boring tensive pain from the right testicle to the middle of the penis

Feeling of weakness in the genitals; the penis hangs down relaxed; complete absence of erection

He awakes in the morning with a sensation as if a seminal discharge were coming, with slight stiffness of the penis, during which a watery, frothy,

inodorous fluid is passed, followed by long-continued erection of the penis, with tensive pain.

Female organs: A forcing in the genitals, as if the menses would come on

Larnx: Uncommon catarrhal hoarseness.

Hoarseness for eight days. (From inhaling oxygenated muriatic acid.) [DU MESNI, in Sachse, Hufel. Journ., xxviii, vi, p. 31. ("Inhaled muriatiacid gas, and was hoarse

for eight days." )]


Respiration: He breathes deeply and with groaning.

On inspiration aching pain in the left side of the chest close beside the spine


Cough: (Severe whooping cough, and after coughing there was audible rumbling down the chest.)

Chest: The beat of the heart was so violent during the nocturnal fever that felt it in the face.

Dyspnoeic pressure on the chest, it fits.

Very painful oppression over the chest (r.)

Painful aching in the right side of the chest, which became gradually more violent per se, not affected by either inspiration or expiration

Squeezing pressive sensation in the chest, but without dyspnoea

Pressive squeezing sensation in the right side of the chest, at 4th and 5th ribs, always aggravated during inspiration

In the right side of the chest a drawing sensation, which commenced below the nipple, extended towards the throat, became weaker, and then went of

Sharp stitches in the left side if the chest, at the lowest true ribs, without reference to inspiration or expiration

Shooting aching in the right side of the chest, under the nipple, gradually growing worse and gradually going off again

Violent, severe stitches in the right nipple

Tensive pain on the sternum, which impedes respiration, as if it came from the stomach; the parts also painful when touched

Shooting under the sternum, just above the scobiculus cordis.

Cutting blows in the middle of the inside of the sternum, along with obtuse pressure at the back of the thoracic cavity, general oppression thereof, and impeded

respiration, all day, occasionally on expiration, needle-pricks in the left side of the chest, betwixt two true ribs (when sitting), which went off when standing and

walking and on being touched.

Tensive twitching stitch from the left false ribs out at the right ribs

Boring stitch in the right intercostal muscles, continuing when not breathing and when inspiring and expiring (when sitting)

When sitting, on expiration, needle-pricks on the right side of the chest, under the true ribs, which went off when touched and when walking and standing

Tensive boring pain in the chest, continuing during inspiration and expiration

Externally on the sides of the chest broad stitches going slowly upwards

Back: Fine drawing tearing from the left side of the chest close beside the spine

When walking in the open air aching pains along the spine, which went off when standing or sitting

When sitting an aching pain in the middle of the back, as from prolonged stooping, which went off when standing or walking

When sitting an aching pain on the left side of the back, as from prolonged stooping, which did not go off by touching, walking, or standing

When sitting painful stitches on the left side of the back, which went off by standing or walking

After prolonged writing, with the back somewhat bent, violent pain in the back and scapulae, as if he had strained himself by lifting

Sharp stitches, with fine drawing on the scapulae and hot feeling in these parts

Fine aching shooting on the inferior border of the right scapula

Drawing tensive pain between the scapulae, which alternates with a similar pain in the lowest short ribs, but does not impede respiration

When standing and sitting a aching pain in the sacrum, as from prolonged stooping, which goes off on touching and when walking

Limbs: Burning sensation on the posterior muscles of the left upper arm close to the elbow-joint

Heavy feeling in both arms; when he raised them the whole arm felt full of lead.

On making some exertion with the left arm, cramp in the upper arm, but, on flexing the arm, in the forearm

Pulsating, sometimes intermittent, violent twitchings of single muscular parts in the right upper arm

When sitting and writing, in the muscles of the right upper arm a drawing tearing, which went off on moving and extending the arm

Shooting tearing pain on the point of the right elbow-joint

Cutting in the bend of the elbow, worse when flexing the arm, diminished by extending it

In the right elbow-joint a drawing tensive pain frequently.

Dull tearing just above the elbow and wrist-joints, worse when at rest than when moving

Cutting on the right forearm in front of the elbow-joint

Burning pains in the right forearm, externally.

Bruised pain on the inner side of the right forearm, as if he had got a blow there, when moving, < at rest, continuing for a quarter of an hour

Drawing tearing pain in the posterior muscles of the right forearm to the fingers

Cutting tearing pain in the posterior muscles of the right forearm to the fingers

Cramp-like heavy sensation in the right forearm, close to the wrist-joint

Eruption of pimples on the back of the hands and fingers, which in the course of a day and a night coalesce to form a scab.

In the left palm a voluptuous itching, which compels scratching

In the right palm a voluptous shooting tickling, which compels scratching, but is not immediately removed thereby

Cramp in the left palm, which went off on moving the hand

When writing a spasmodic pain like cramp, on the ball of the right thumb, which went off on moving it

Pains like needle-pricks in the tip of the left index, only when touched, lasting some minutes

Drawing tearing pain on the fourth finger of the left hand, which commences in the middle joint and extends to the metacarpal bone, goes off by

flexing the finger, but immediately after extending it, when at rest, returns with increased violence

Tearing cutting in the ball of the left little finger

Persistent itching prick in the gluteal muscles of the right side, which becomes still more intense after rubbing

When sitting a cutting pinching on the right hip, which goes off when walking or standing

Pain in the muscles of the thigh.

Twitchings of single muscular parts, now on the right thigh, now on the left

When sitting a stitch-like pain, combined with aching and drawing in the muscles of the left thigh, close to the groin, which goes off by touching,

moving and standing on the outer side of the right thigh a violent burning shooting, when walking and sitting

Shooting tearing pain in the right femur when walking

When lying in bed a painful spasm in the muscles of the left thigh, just above the knee, on the inner side, which went off on being touched

When sitting a stitch-like aching in the muscles of the left thigh, which went off on standing or walking

When sitting a spasmodic drawing pain down the muscles of the left thigh, near the knee, which wears off when moving and standing

Staggering when walking, from weakness of the thigh.

When sitting spasmodic contractive tearing in the anterior muscles of the left thigh, which went off when touched and when standing

A quivering near the right patella

Burning shooting pain on the outer side of the right knee.

When going to sleep a burning itching on the knees, ankles, and toes.

When he crosses the left leg over the right he feels in the right knee a shooting tearing pain through its middle

Tearing in the hough and calf, chiefly at night, and more when sitting than when walking.

Shooting cutting in the right calf, when sitting

Aching pain in the left calf, when at rest and when moving

Slow coarse stitches in the tendo Achillis, sometimes form without inwards, sometimes transversely across, which disturb his sleep at night,

come on in fits and impede walking.

When walking, a drawing and tension in the tendo Achillis, whereby the leg is as if paralysed, so that he cannot walk with it.

Persistent itching pricking in the dorsum of the left foot when moving, but worst when at rest

Persistent aching pricking in the dorsum of the left foot on moving, worst when at rest.

When standing drawing stitches on the dorsum of the right foot near the ankle-joint, which went off when walking, but returned when sitting

Sore pain under the left external malleolus, when at rest, worst when touched and when lying on it, lasting all night

Burning more around the ulcer on the foot than in it; after walking it throbs like a pulse in it.

Itching in the sole of the left foot, when walking and when at rest

When sitting, on the inner border of the sole of the right foot, an aching shooting, which went off when walking and standing

Cutting cramp-like pain in the hollow of the right sole, when sitting

Digging quivering in the ball of the right foot, when at rest

Itching prick in the ball of the right big toe, when at rest

Very violent throbbing pain in the three middle toes of the left foot when at rest

The workmen employed in salt works become cachectic and dropsical, and get indolent ulcers on the legs.

A number of very painful cutaneous ulcers, which prevent him sitting and lying,

Oxygenated muriatic acid restores the irritability of the muscular fibres that have been destroyed by alcohol and opium.

Pain of the periosteum of all the bones, as in agues.

Bruised pain of all the joints.

(Fine pricking, tickling itching on the body, which went off only for a short time by rubbing.)

Feeling of exhaustion in the whole body.

Attack: in the evening (20 h.) the abdomen felt full as if it would burst; became so anxious that the sweat poured down on the head, and she got weak as if

she was paralysed; her arms feel down.

He either will not or cannot move it, or annoys him to move, and he always want to sit.

When sitting her eyes closed from exhaustion; but if she stood up and moved about she immediately became lively

Sleep: When working sleep almost closed his eyes

All day long great disposition to sleep.

Sleeplessness before +/o. after midnight.

He cannot go to sleep readily, he then sleeps but lightly, and yet he cannot rouse himself properly from sleep, nor wake thoroughly

Before midnight he snores loudly and tosses about, but he can be easily awakened.

When standing or walking exhaustion of all the body, so that he fell asleep when sitting

He wakes before midnight very cheerful, and cannot afterwards fall asleep again

Frequent waking from sleep, with tossing about in bed

Before midnight she tosses about and often talks aloud in sleep, with a cheerful tone, but often groans at the same time.

He slides down in the bed and sighs and groans in his sleep.

Restless, frequently-interrupted sleep; with vivid anxious dreams and during sleep profuse sweat all over, except on the head.

Dreams: Unremembered dreams/vivid/genial dreams of home

Dreams that cause anxiety, vexation, and joy. [Lr.]

Vivid, anxious dream.

Vivid, uneasy dreams, full of care and fear, with erection of penis without seminal emission.

Vivid, anxious, frightful dreams.

Generals: Restlessness.

He cannot get warm all day (not even by walking) and is cold to the touch.


He cannot get warm at night and tosses about in bed

Chilliness with goose-skin, without shivering and without thirst.

Chilliness with thirst, without subsequent heat.

He woke up from chilliness before midnight, and could not get warm; he was less chilly in the parts on which he lay; later he became very warm and perspired

With hot cheeks and cold hands, febrile rigor all over the body, without thirst

Febrile shivering all over the body, rigor, with yawning and stretching of the limbs, but without thirst and without heat thereafter

When yawning (with slight fluent coryza) febrile shivering all over the body, with weak, slow pulse and cold finger-tips, as if they were dead, and blue nails,

not followed by thirst or heat

Hardly sitting down for a nap (on account of unnatural daydrowsiness) than he feels burning heat on the whole head and on the hands, with cold feet, without thirst

Heat and hot feeling of the body, especially of the palms and soles, without redness of face, without sweat, without thirst, without dryness of the mouth, with some

inclination to throw off the clothes.

Perspiration: Slight sweat in the morning all over the body

Night sweat.

In the evening, along with cheerful disposition, an anxiety and restlessness in the upper extremities (as if in the blood-vessels), as though it proceeded from a heaviness in the arms; he must always keep moving the arms; at the same time a restlessness in the whole body, except the legs; he became hot, he must throw off the clothes, and yet he had

no thirst.

Whilst at work ideas about circumstances that had occurred a short time previously rush upon him, and are vividly represented to his mind.

Sunk in profound thought, as if something disagreeable were about to happen. Which, however, does not prevent him working.

Anxious scrupulosity (immediately) all day; he cannot get over the slightest misfortune or become contented; after 72 hours more cheerful, less scrupulous, and more courageous than at ordinary times.

Tendency to start.

Sad disposition without assignable cause

Sulky disposition.

Sadly silent and discontented with his lot.

Laconic, silent and sullen

Silent reserve, laconic

Pusillanimous, desponding and cross about everything.

Disinclination for intellectual occupations

Very tranquil, calm and free from care (chiefly aft. several h.).



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