Introversion: Tends to be withdrawn on emotional level/introverted. Strong emotions internally but rarely given expression. Feels different from other people/
has an instinctive reserve about expressing himself (suspicious of others). Has a facade of normality/conservatism. Will often confirm a noteworthy symptom:
It is necessary the person he speaks to listens carefully/with undivided attention or he will be unable to speak. (feel more comfortable in homosexual relationships).
Impulses: Often intens/withheld emotions change in impulses (strike/kill an offending person) seldom revealed to others. Cultivates a deeply conservative/proper
Anxiety: Deeper breakdown states occurs sometimes. The inefficiency of mind often is a cause for concern/to compensate the patient begins to hurry to try to
accomplish all of his responsibilities. (constantly rushing about.) Deep phobias/anxieties (mental health). First impression emotionally weak/broken.
Advanced states of depression/paranoia/organic brain disease/imbecility.
Children: very precocious/seems to have almost adult-like emotions. Can seem flirtatious/intense/sensitive. Has strong emotions/can be very irritable. Is more
often shy or withdrawn. Weak immune system - chronic otitis media/pharyngitis/stomatitis. Usually exhibits following keynotes.
Anguish before stool
Anxiety at night with desire to escape.
Complains about relations and surroundings
Disgust:with self/no courage to live
Considers everybody an enemy.
Fear with desire to escape „As if has committed some crime“
Ideas crowding: one constantly chasing the other.
Contradicting her, desires to kill the person contradicting.
Inclination to take people by the nose when walking.
Desire for suicide: with chronic headache, Cause: suppression of footsweat.
Suspicious: Enemy (everybody = enemy in melancholia).
desires to travel/far away/almost uncontrolable.
Merc.-if. have violent/destructive (less as Merc.)/impulsive qualities. Extremely energetic (active as Iod), Strong desire to travel (Merc./Iod)/need for occupation.
Take up jobs where they can travel. Their energy seems inexhaustible. Very cheerful and talkative (sing/whistle - a sort of elated/manic state).
Can get ANGRY (feeling betrayed/attacked). R. sided (opposed to Merc.-if l. sided). The pathology is destructive/glands are often involved. May crave salt and sour things.
MD: Differentiation of Merc.ur-mitteln:
Key symptoms: < heat and cold/< at night/SWEAT + complaints + not >/excretions smell badly/tremor
Mind: weak/tremulous as body/hastily performance/conversation hurried and rapid but slow in answering questions/loss of will power and memory/suffers from
embarrassment/absent minded (imbecility)/time passes too slowly
Sores/ulcers have many characteristic points. The grey lardaceous ashy or cheesy base, pain burning/stinging. Sores look dirty/are deep seated, tend to form pus,
yellow or green, burrowing in cavities and excoriating the tissues
SWEAT bei Bewegung
Rutaceae.: In general antidote Merc.ury.
Merc.-act. A. congestion + stiff, affected parts dry/hot. eyes inflamed/< canthi + burning/itching, < morning/evening. Lack of moisture is the distinguishing feature here.
Throat so dry makes talking difficult. Barking cough which causes lancinating pain in the larynx or pharynx. "Pressure in lower sternum and dyspnea on standing erect“,
is a peculiar symptom but is in keeping with the general < from moving affected parts; i.e., mucous membranes wherever attacked. Burning in urethra so intense that
it awakens him. Burning increases as the bladder fills + cutting pain upon emission of last drop. < cold bathing and > tepid water.
Merc.-c. = heftiger Merc.- + akute Beschwerden/= Ars + An/= Merc.ury plus disposition to lie supine with knees drawn up/tenesmus of Merc.ury = exaggerated/stools
have more blood/ulcers spread more rapidly/bladder and urinary symptoms most prominently. 2nd stage of catarrhal affections
Merc.-cy. = Merc. + schnellere Aktion; Diphterie/great cure/prophylactic in diphtheria. FEEBLE/trembling/fainting. membrane is greenish and inclined to spread through the nose involving a large surface, with great destruction of tissue and intensified fetor. Swallowing impossible because of the severe cutting pain. Icy coldness with nausea, thought of food causes retching. Chronic sore throat of public speakers with rawness in spots in the throat “As if about to ulcerate”
Merc.-d. A. pallor. Pale scrofulous children with swollen cervical glands, the cadaverous looking infant, whose breath smells like fresh cow's milk Katarrh
(gluing up of the Eustachian tube/catarrhal inflammation of the middle ear)/Intestines: grass green excoriating stools without tenesmus.
Merc.-if.: = Merc. + Halsbeschwerden/Rachenbeschwerden r.; characteristics. r. to l. in throat or chest is like Lyc + < warm drinks/Lyc. = > by them. Tongue thick yellow coating at base while the anterior portion is clean and red. Head pains immediately following heart pain; pain in r. forearm + l. hip; pain in heart + pain in chest. Jaws tired from clenching teeth during sleep. Nausea at sight of food.
Cough < laughing. Susceptible to drafts while perspiring, SENsitive to damp and cold weather. Mostly r. sided.
Merc.-ir. = Merc.-if. + Akuter; acts more intensely on the lymphatic glands and cellular tissues than Merc. throat (l.). Tonsillitis with Merc. symptoms. < empty swallowing; > swallowing food.
Asthma + general Merc. symptoms.
Merc.-k-i.: Hale: Causes profuse discharge of watery mucus from the nose with sneezing, coughing and watering of the eyes. Take a patient who cannot ride in an automobile winter or summer, without the above phenomena ensuing. It is a condition that conforms to this preparation of Iod., Merc. and Kali. Acute facial paralysis from cold (Merc./Merc.-c.) Merc. tongue + Kalium expectoration.
Merc.-n. = Merc. + sharp sticking pains as Nit-ac. Pustular conjunctivitis and keratitis with burning lachrymation, photophobia and the aforesaid sharp sticking pain.
Coldness with a flushed face. Intolerable pain driving the patient to thoughts of suicide.
Merc.-pra. Sufferer of gonorrhea/complain that the urethra is felt as a hard string. Phagadenic ulcers and buboes come with edges red/indurated/hard/spreading.
Syphilitic iritis when the pains have ceased.
Merc.-prr. (HgO) Vorahnungen;
Merc. = Lyc + intuitiv/= Arg-n - exzentrisch/= Sulph-ähnlich + flexibel; Hauterkrankungen. important as Ars. in dropsies of the chest. Pain in r. chest ext. to scapulae,
can scarcely breathe; << 16 h. - 17 h. When healing often watery diarrhea with great relief. A marked affinity for hydrothorax, liver or heart affections. Merc. tongue + SORE
Merc.-v. and Merc. = simiLAR.
Merc.urius vivus und Merc.urius solibilis haben zu 99% gleiche Symptome, obwohl sie chemisch (sehr) verschieden sind, nämlich das eine das Metall, das andere ein Salz davon.
From “Nash’s Testimony” [E.B Nash MD]
1. Swollen, flabby tongue, taking imprint of teeth; (Merc.-if GELB) gums also swollen, spongy or bleeding; breath very offensive.
2. Sweats day and night without relief.
3. Creeping chilliness in the beginning of a cold or threatened suppuration.
4. Sliminess of mucous membranes.
5. Moist tongue with THIRST
6. Glandular swelling, cold, inclined to suppurate. Ulcers with lardaceous base.
7. Modalities, < at night/< in warmth of bed while sweating/< lying on r. side.
"According to Teste, Merc.-c. is suited to males/Merc. to females“.
Merc.-c. will act in men on indications for Merc. Both Merc.-c. and Merc. antidote Sep, which antidotes them in turn but imperfectly." "this neutralization of Merc.-c. by Sep., and v.v., does not
take place thoroughly except in the case of males, nor does the neutralization of Merc. by Sep., and v.v., take place thoroughly except in females."
‡ Vermittelnd/verbindend/auflösend Vergangenheit/Zukunft
1. Beschleunigen: Lymphesystem
2. Stauen: Begegnung/Dickdarm
3. Umwandeln: Lungen
Zu viel Normal Zu wenig
Unruhe/erregt Beweglich träge/skrofulös
Illusionen/depressiv- Intelligent stumpf/schwerfällig
Zwangsneurosen Humor/in sich ruhend
Allergie Selbsterkenntnis Ödeme/Stauung
All Mercury preparations help the Mercurial process in which the I-organization is active in the small intestine ‡
[Dr. Ajit Kulkarni]
May I begin with three interesting stories of Mercur (Romans), "hydrargium" (Latin), "liquid silver" (Aristotle), "Silver water" (Dioskorides), or "quicksilver" (deutsch).
1. ' The lake of the mountain spirits." Russian scientist I.A Efremov has presented this story. There was a lake famous for "evil spirits" as anybody who visited the lake in a sunny weather died.
It was regarded by the people living in the area that the lake was inhabited with evil spirits who hated all visitors. Some scientists decided to find out the cause of death. When they reached the
lake high in the mountains, they were amazed to learn that the lake contained not only water, but also native Merc.ury. The "evil spirits" were nothing but Merc.ury vapour; in hot water they rose
above the surface of small and large Mercury pools surrounding the lake. The inhalation of Mercury vapour resulted in respiratory collapse and death.
2. At the beginning of a last century a scientist tried to obtain gold from Mercury by passing powerful electrical discharges through Mercury vapour. The scientist had put in much time and effort
and finally the first traces of gold appeared in Mercury. The scientist's joy knew no bounds. But lo! It was the 'elusiveness' of Mercury. The scientist soon realized that the gold he found in
Mercury had peeled off the rims of his own glasses. Touching his glasses with his hand on which tiny droplets of Mercury had settled, the scientist transferred gold in the form of amalgam from
his fingers to the Mercury he was studying.
3. Hahnemann's son, Friedrich Hahnemann brought out many of the symptoms of Mercury proving. He was extremely restless and always on the move. He finally travelled to U.S.A. and then disappeared without trace as if to depict the personality of Mercury.
These stories depict three grand characters of Mercury - destructiveness, elusiveness and restlessness. The potentized dynamic effects depict the same to meet acute and chronic cases, to meet all
miasms in its coverage.
The drugs in the Merc. group are listed below.
No. Name of drugs Abbreviations
1 Mercurius solubilis Merc.
2 Mercurius aceticus Merc-a.
3 Mercurius auratus Merc-aur.
4 Mercurius biniodatus Merc-i-r. = Mercurius iodatus rubber
5 Mercurius bromatus Merc-br.
6 Mercurius corrosivus Mer-c. = Mercurius sublimates
7 Mercurius cum Kali Merc-k-i. = Mercurius biniodatus cum kali iodato
8 Mercurius cyanatus Merc-cy.
9 Mercurius dulcis, calomel Merc-d.
10 Mercurius iodatus flavus Merc-i-f.
11 Mercurius methylenus Merc-meth.
12 Mercurius nitrosus Merc-ns.
13 Mercurius oxydatus Merc-pr-r. = Mercurious praecipatus ruber
14 Mercurius phosphorus Merc-p.
15 Mercurius praecipitatus albus Merc-pr-a.
16 Merc praecipitatus flavus Merc-pr-f.
17 Mercurius sulphocyanatus Merc-s-cy.
18 Mercurius sulphuratus niger Merc-sul-n.x
19 Mercurius sulphuratus ruber Cinnabaris.
20 Mercurius sulphuricus Merc-sul.
21 Mercurius tannicus Merc-tn.
22 Mercurius vivus Merc-v.
Congestive. Catarrhal. Exudative. Ulcerative. Suppurative. Destructive
Glandular. Scrofulous. Scorbutic. Anemic. Rheumatic. Offensive
Sensitive. Tremulous. Dropsical . Agile. Chaotic. Debilitated. Syphilitic
1. Congestive: Merc. is basically inflammatory group of remedies. Every inflammation begins with congestion and Merc. has it forcefully in its pathogenesis.
DD.: Acon., Bell. or Ferr-p. These three drugs have congestion in their first stage of inflammation. Merc. presents a furtherance of activity where suppuration has supervened.
An abscess in Merc. is of spreading congestion-more red, more painful, more throbbing, and with adjacent lymphadenopathy.
2. Catarrhal: Merc. causes inflammation of mucous membranes resulting in profuse, thin, slimy, acrid, burning, foul or thick greenish-yellow discharges. Merc. covers simple to malignant catarrhs in
3. Exudative: Exuding ichorous fluid, pus etc. through affected lesions like boils, abscesses, carbuncles, sinuses, fistulae etc. is the characteristic of Merc. The exudation is usually offensive in nature.
4. Ulcerative: Merc. has ulcerations; of the mucous membranes (mouth and throat). The syphilitic miasmatic dimension is responsible for recurrent and non-healing ulcerations; ulcers based on deep pathologies, or metabolic basis. Syphilitic phagadenic ulcers.
5. Suppurative: Inflammation in Merc. doesn't stop at the level of congestion. Inflammatory action is intensely acute and violent and rapidly tends to septic disorganization. It is as if little resistance
is offered by the system. Defective mesenchymal system and phagocytosis turns the condition into suppuration. Merc. has tendency to pus formation and the pus is thin, green, putrid; streaked with
blood. Suppuration in glands, ulcers or even internal vital organs like lungs (empyema) or kidneys (peri-nephric abscess or pyelonephritis) comes within the range of Merc.
6. Destructive: Merc. transforms healthy cells into decrepit, inflamed and necrotic wrecks. Merc. is destructive both at body and mind levels. Its lesions resemble those of syphilis. Action is similar
to that of the toxins of infectious diseases. Inflammations of malignant types, and prostration. Appropriate Merc. salt can be thought of in cases where perforation threatens.
7. Glandular: Merc. has increased glandular activity (salivary and mucous glands). Lymphatic system is esp. affected with all the membranes and glands. Merc. has concomitant lymphadenopathy
with skin lesions like boil, abscess, ulcer etc. Syphilitic miasm is responsible for even malignant glandular affections and fevers. Based on scrofulous diathesis, it also covers tubercular glandular
affections. Chronic suppurating glands; cold abscesses are dealt with Merc.
8. Scrofulous: Tuberculous disease of lymphatic nodes and of bone, with slowly suppurating abscesses. Merc. decomposes the blood, producing a profound anemia. It thus affects the nutrition and
prepares a ground for scrofulous affections. Syphilitic activity further leads to cachexia.
9. Scorbutic: Merc. has spongy and bleeding gums. When the general condition is impaired and metabolism affected because of malnutrition, scorbut may get developed. Scorbut may be a precursor of metabolic diseases like DM.
10. Anaemic: Merc. through decomposition of blood, and through bone-narrow depression causes profound or aplastic anemia. Hemorrhages, metabolic disorders, hepatic and renal toxicity cause anemia. Hence Merc. constitution is emaciated, pale with dark ring around eyes.
11. Rheumatic: Rheumatic diathesis is one of the features of Merc. group. It has both acute and chronic dimensions. Merc.s are sensitive to both heat and cold - human barometers and they come down with acute joint swellings and pains consequent to weather changes. 'Redness' indicates Merc.
12. Offensive: Merc. is filthy, mentally as well as physically. All discharges smell horribly; the decomposition, the debris, the slough, the suppuration; smell emanates from the body. Merc.s are, hence, recognized to an observant physician.
13. Sensitive: Merc.s are very sensitive to weather changes, hence termed as 'human barometer'. The inflamed part is very sensitive and depicts all characters of inflammation. The reactivity pattern is exhibited well. Sensitivity attracts environmental stimuli; hence modalities or sensory stimuli / inputs are usually available. Sensitivity is also present at mind level.
14. Tremulous: 'Trembling' is a marked characteristic of Merc. Paralysis agitans - Parkinsonism -come under pathogenetic action of Merc. Syphilitic expressions with a lot of pathologies at nerves,
spinal cord, and brain resulting in inco-ordination are responsible for tremulousness.
15. Dropsical: Dropsy due to anemia, hepatic, renal or cardiac affections are covered by Merc. Edematous swellings in the affected parts characterize Merc.
16. Agile: Merc. is basically an'active' group. We get rapid development of symptoms leading to destruction. When active disease processes are present, Merc. group is indicated. It is less indicated
for remnants or for exhaustion stage. That work is allotted to other groups like Carbon etc. Usually full-blown acute or chronic diseases are found in Merc. group because of increased sensitivity and susceptibility.
17. Chaotic: The aberrant immune response as expressed in autoimmune disorders give the character of chaos. Under severe infection, the system becomes prey and behaves in an eccentric way.
Tubercular miasma actively dominates the scene. The agile character allows the system to go into chaos.
18. Debilitated: The sway of disease processes under tubercular and syphilitic miasmatic activities depletes the energy. The system can't continue for long and succumbs. Anemia, malnourishments
add to the state of debility. Discharges produced do not ameliorate and further deplete the energy.
19. Syphilitic: Merc. and syphilis are knot together since antiquity. Merc. has in its pathogenesis all stages of syphilis-primary, secondary and tertiary. Low states and phagadenic condition from
syphilitic poison. Destructive effects on nerves. It covers both acute and chronic phases. Discharges which system develops as defense do not help and syphilitic march is continued.
Merc. group is an active group and hence must be considered in all inflammatory processes characteized by suppuration. But once Merc. action has been over, (for example in a case of an abscess),
it is better to follow with either a constitutional remedy or a nosode. Sulph. is a liaison remedy to complement Merc.
Merc. group resembles Acid group as far as inflammation and destruction is concerned. But Acid group is more debilitated. 'Struggle followed by exhaustion' is the theme with Acid group.
In Merc. group struggle is an active process. Fight is the theme and it is continued till decomposition occurs. But if this state appears, better to go to Carbon group of remedies.
Merc. group should be compared with Spider group. This group is slyer, nervier and has more loss of control.
Previously Merc. was used for all and sundry as a medicine. Now antibiotics and steroids are used. Now we do not get mercurialised constitutions to treat homeopathically. But it is necessary to note
that modern man is using Merc.ury more than his predecessors. And it needs to be antidoted by our potentised Merc.
In this article an endeavor has been made to focus on essential features, analogical relations and evolution of Merc. group through transitional phases.
3. ANALOGICAL RELATIONSHIP
1] A poor conductor of heat but a fair conductor of electricity.
2] Atom shows the unstable quick reaction; changes its physical state quickly and possesses extraordinary mobility.
3] Low melting and boiling point; reacts to changes of temperature and atmospheric pressure.
4] Merc. has affinity for the liquid sphere and left to itself it assumes the form of any liquid, the drop, which at the slightest instance, due to lack of adhesion and liability of inner coherence separates
into innumerable droplets, restlessly moving about in every direction.
5] Solubility of Merc. is directly proportional to availability of NaCl; NaCl enhances Merc. solubility.
6] Merc. is heaviest of all known liquids, weighing 13.6x as an equal volume of water (1 litre bottle of Hg weighs more than a bucket of water).
7] Its power of cohesion is extremely great but its adhension to its surroundings is poor. Neither grasped like a solid and doesn't stick like liquid and retains its own shape.
8] Takes up and dissolves all metals such as gold, silver, tin etc. with the exceptions of iron in solutions called amalgams.
9] A bizarre substance; cold and elusive, always restless; but when still, it is better than a mirror to see into.
10] Due to its solubility in lipids, Mercury has a tendency to concentrate in nervous tissue and particularly the brain which is extremely sensitive to Merc
11] Merc. switches are used in automatic control and measuring instruments as they ensure instantaneous opening and closing of electrical circuits.
12] Hg dissolves metals as water dissolves salt.
Interpretation in MM
1] Present erratic pattern of disease process. Established pathologies run rapidly.
2] Unstable mind and body, imaginations run riot. Exaggeration of complaints. Wants to travel.
3] Human Barometer. Increased susceptibility and sensitivity. Changeability. Vacillating.
4] Unstable at maintaining relations. Restless. Can go to any extreme under emotional dominance.
5] Both Merc. and Natrum salts are related to 'liquid state' and hence catarrhal.
Merc. is furtherance of Natrum presenting suppuration and thick discharges.
Merc. compliments Natrum and is an acute of it.
Mentally Nat-m. anger may go into Merc. rage.
6] Heavy to deal with both from personality and disease point of view. Presents deep acting, syphilitic pathogenesis. Discharges are thick and suppurating.
7] A leader who coheses the mass but can't maintain close I.P.R. (Interpersonal Relationship) of harmony owing to elusive, detached and chameleon attributes.
8] Odd, clumsy, restless and difficult to unfold; full-blown disease portrait helps click the remedy.
9] Presents "Mercurial erethism"- profound and characteristic disturbance of nervous system and mind.
10] Instantaneous, quick to act. A trifle can provoke out of proportion response.
When open; aggressive, dictatorial; when closed; timid, shy, easily embarrassed.
11] Mercury almost dissolves the personality of others with its dictatorship, divide and rule policy.
4. EVOLUTION OF MERC.: TRANSITIONAL PHASES
One requires a special eye to spot Merc. constitutionally. The use of Merc. salts more for acutes; more for pathological states has definitely overshadowed the personality structure of Merc.
But it is possible to evolve the portrait out of messed-up components. Merc.s are full with diversity. Ultimately they are powerful, deep - acting constitutional anti-syphilitic and hence replete
with negative and perverted traits.
We have seen the sharp consciousness of Merc. child with aggressiveness and self-centeredness. In the adolescence, picking up captivating influences and getting carried away by them. Changeability
is a marked fixed character and he has no fixed personality of his own. All this projects Merc.'s fluid state. To describe life of Merc. the better expression will be 'fluid consciousness'. This personality
is not fragile like Sil. One may get an apparent opinion that they are strong people. Given their intellect and cunningness they are able to manage themselves; they come out of difficult periods but through resorting to low means. Merc.s are ambitious and in order to fulfill their aspirations, they know well how to deal with people. They know the weakness of people and keep them in their memory box to utilize later at proper time. This behavior resembles Lach. But Lach is passionate and has no fluid personality. Merc.s oscillate between extreme poles and the powerful, influencing force pulls them. This force could be moral or amoral. It is the influence that matters. It is like pulsating with wind. But it is not like Puls. Puls has no say of her own because of absence of self-righteousness. Puls clings to others for her emotional dependence. Merc.s are independent, fixed though for the time being. It is like fixity with changeability. They do not exhibit lack of confidence. It is a state of 'always on the move', shifting from one issue to another.
The changeability and attraction for new makes Merc. mistrustful, unfaithful. Merc. comes in the life of a woman and goes, without being loyal to her feelings. It is the opportunism and Merc.s are clever in exploiting the opportunities. Their trades are also with many wrongdoings. Merc.s flourish their trades through political-criminal nexus and may kill the persons who come in their way. It is not that he has lust of power but it is more fascination, thrill and strangely it is not associated with emotionalism.
Many Merc.s enjoy literature. They have fascination for words and they enjoy writing, making poems or be comedians. They are also quick readers. Detective, sensual and violence literature are the favorites. Stories of dictators attract them. Intellectual Merc.s have a good amount of information on various subjects. During discussion, they forcefully put their arguments. Being sharp and quick, their comprehension is good and opinions correct. Merc. mind is fast and they do not like indolent talk. This is about a rational Merc. But an irrational Merc. is more ambiguous and silly too. This perverted perception often goes contrary.
Merc.s are domineering types and they enjoy dictatorship. They have experienced oppression during their childhood and they are not the fellows who will quietly tolerate the injustice. Some Merc.s are detached since childhood - parents are divorced or father is alcoholic and not paying attention to family, mother is away attending the parties or there is criminal set-up in the family and Merc.s have received the learning to be so. Poor family ties and unaffable family set-up have kept Merc.s detached and they have not experienced the real joy of family as a unit. Hence they are unable to understand the feelings of others. They use the domination quickly if the quarrel occurs and they do not like long arguments in a quarrel. They will end up the issue by giving the result in the form of non-compromising statement or a hit. They may resort to lying and no conscience will bite them. They will speak lie without being affected emotionally. They will remain silent and deceive others.
Merc.s enjoy travelling, hotelling and hi-fi life. To enjoy such a life, one requires a fluid state and Merc.s have it. The modern mantra of life is 'use and throw' and Merc.s imbibe it fully. They may go on travel with any one, alienating their families. They just enjoy, abuse their bodies, satisfy needs and move…
This 'use and throw' attitude of Merc. makes the life of wife miserable. Is it the Merc. instinct transmitted through generation where women are regarded as sensual subjects of lust? Merc. look upon his wife through his gratification and he is not concerned with the feeling of wife. This strains the relations. Merc. uses this as an excuse for outgoing. He contracts STD and gives it to wife. Low value system coupled with detachment ruin the family life. Many Merc.s consume alcohol at home and go on abusing wife and children for hours. Merc. can not balance himself between his inner desires and outward life. He can't understand the reality of life, as he wants to live the life in his own way.
Abusing body over a long period pay-off! The body has withstood the agile life for long. The life has been lived as a wild animal in the jungle of men. An anarchist life, a chaotic life, a life governed more by animal instincts. The delusion is persistent ' money is not enough'. They have been squanderers. The detached behavior followed ever since a long time, now indeed alienates them. They are now neglected, repudiated. They were offensive bodily and mentally and now they emanate a disgusting smell. Their breath, sweat, saliva, the whole body gives out a bad odor. (It is said that spiritual masters or sadhus emanate a sweet odor). Their previous charm has vanished. Teeth crumbled, eyes lusterless, hands and the body tremors, stammering speech, salivation dribbling, the skin has wrinkled, the vital organs are crying, grievancing, rebelling against the chronic suppressions and injustice. Merc.s have acted in life, now life compels to act as rebound. Now the life is a dictator. Merc.s have regarded themselves as heroes but now turning as zeroes. Incidentally it must be noted that Mercury was regarded as the semen of Lord Shiva.
'Despair' is the best expression to present the mental state. Life is not to be dealt with frivolously is the lesson but Merc.s, though aged are not able to take the role of learners. Life has been only lived edonistically. Loathing with suicidal disposition and insane behavior characterize Merc.'s old age. They remain as dotards, rogues, and scoundrels and pass away in agony. Merc.s are born syphilitic and die also in a syphilitic way. Hats off syphilis! It will never disappear from the earth!! And Merc. will never go into oblivion from the armamentarium of homoeopathy in view of its great potentiality!!!