Natrum Muriaticum, is one of the most important, constitutional, and deep-acting remedies proved by Dr. Hahnemann. Natrum mur 30 & Natrum mur 200 are the most commonly used homeopathic medicines.
Natrum Muriaticum is commonly known as common salt, its chemical formula is NaCl, which is a very common tastemaker in everyday food, often taken for granted that it would be of no use as medicine.
But it takes wonderful hold of the human economy when used in homoeopathic potentized form.
The cachectic appearance of the face with blue rings around the eyes.
Nervous types of people who are very much hasty, awkward, and drop things easily from hand.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful for the anemic condition and cachectic condition; whether from loss of vital fluids like profuse menses, seminal losses or mental affections,over-thinking.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in conditions of great emaciation; losing flesh while living well, throat and neck of child emaciate rapidly during summer complaint.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in people who have great liability to take cold easily.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in children’s ailments like Irritability in which the child is cross when spoken to; the slightest cause is sufficient to make the child cry; gets into a passion about trifles, especially when consoled with, if consoled, the child gets angry.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in mental symptoms like the depression of spirit, awkwardness, the person is hasty, drops things from nervous weakness.
Natrum Muriaticum is a useful mental depression in women where there is marked disposition to weep; sad weeping mood without cause, but consolation from others increases her troubles.
Dreams: of robbers in the house, and on waking, will not believe to the contrary until the search is made
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in headaches due to anemia, in school girls, headache is from sunrise to sunset; left-sided clavus, as if bursting; with a red face, nausea, and vomiting before, during, and after menses.
Headache as though a thousand little hammers were knocking in the brain during fever better by perspiration.
Headache; beginning with blindness with zig-zag dazzling, like lightening in eyes, ushering in a throbbing headache; from eye strain.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful for delayed development of children when speech is heavy, difficult speech, children slow in learning to walk.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in constipation: a sensation of contraction of the anus as if it is torn, bleeding, smarting afterward; stool, dry, hard, difficult, crumbling, stitches in the rectum.
Involuntary motions know not whether flatus or feces escape.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in symptoms of the Urinary system where urine passes involuntarily when walking, coughing, laughing.
At times one must wait a long while or urine to pass, if others are present; there is cutting in the urethra after urination.
Pressing, pushing towards genitals every morning; must sit down to prevent prolapsus.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in complaints where there is heart-fluttering of the heart; with a weak, faint feeling of aggravation when lying down.
The heart’s pulsations shake the body.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful when hair falls out when touched, in nursing women; face oily, shiny, as if greased.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in symptoms from the bad effects: of anger, caused by when offended; acid food, bread, quinine, excessive use of salt; of cauterization of all kinds with the silver nitrate; to grief, fright, vexation, mortification, or reserved displeasure.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in skin symptoms like Hangnails: skin around the nails dry and cracked; herpes about the anus and on borders of hair at the nape of the neck. Warts on palms of hands.
In treating eczema where eruptions are raw, red, inflamed, especially in edges of hair; increases from eating too much salt, at a seashore, or from ocean voyage.
In treating Urticaria, acute or chronic; over the whole body; especially after violent exercise.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in fever complaints of burning thirst. Fever blisters, like pearls about the lips; lips dry, sore and cracked, ulcerated. Intermittents: paroxysm of fever at 10 or 11 a. m.old, chronic, badly treated cases, especially after suppression by quinine; there is headache, with unconsciousness during chill and heat; sweat.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in Hay fever, in which there is a squirming sensation in the nostril, as of a small worm; brought on by exposure to hot sun or intense summer heat. Sensation as of a hair on the tongue. Tongue: mapped, with red insular patches; like ringworm on sides of the tongue.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in Painful contractions of the hamstrings. Craving for salt; great aversion to bread.
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Complaints after disappointments, it is useful in treating depression, particularly in chronic diseases.
Consolation aggravates the mental symptoms makes the patient angry. Irritable; gets into a passion about trifles.
The patient is awkward, hasty. Wants to be alone to cry, very sad and weeping always on past sorrowful things.
Contradictory nature, tears with laughter.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in chronic headache, semi-lateral, congestive headaches, from sunrise to sunset, with a pale face, nausea, vomiting; periodical headaches; headaches from eyestrain; menstrual headaches.
Throbbing headache aches as if a thousand little hammers were knocking on the brain, in the morning on awakening, after menstruation, from sunrise to sunset.
The Head feels too large and cold.
Anemic headache of schoolgirls; the patient is nervous, discouraged, broken down.
Before headache, there is, numbness, and tingling in lips, tongue, and nose, headache is relieved by sleep.
Natrum Muriaticum is indicated in eye symptoms where eyes feel bruised, with headaches in school children.
Eyelids are heavy and muscles of eyes are weak and stiff, the letters run together, sees sparks.
Fiery, zigzag appearance around all objects, eyes give out on reading or writing.
Stricture of a lachrymal duct with suppuration, escape of mucopurulent discharge when pressing upon sac.
Lachrymation, burning, and acrid, tears stream down the face on coughing, eyes appear wet with tears.
Asthenopia due to insufficiency of internal recti muscles.
Pain in eyes when looking down. Burning in the eyes, the eyelids are swollen.
It is useful in cataracts.
Thick wax accumulation in the ears causes deafness.
Discharge from the nose is thin and watery, like a raw white egg.
Violent sneezing coryza. Infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing.
Internal soreness of nose, causing loss of smell and taste in a flu infection. Dryness of nose.
Frontal sinus inflammation is often treated with Natrum Muriaticum.
Sense of dryness and scorbutic gums. Vesicles and burning on tongue, as if there was a hair on it, mapped tongue, all this leads to loss of taste.
There is numbness, tingling of the tongue, lips, and nose.
Eruptions around mouth and vesicles like pearls on lips.
Lips and corners of mouth dry, ulcerated, and cracked.
Deep crack in the middle of the lower lip.
Large vesicle on the lower lip, which is swollen and burns.
Dryness of mouth causes immoderate thirst.
The face in natrum muriaticum is oily, shiny as if greased.
The face has got an earthy complexion.
Fevers-blisters on the face and lips are vesicles like a pearl on the lips.
Natrum Muriaticum is indicated in throat irritation due to accumulation of phlegm, has to clear the throat frequently, it is useful in pharyngitis, laryngitis.
Natrum Muriaticum is indicated in whooping cough from a tickling in the pit of the stomach, accompanied by stitches in the liver and spurting of urine.
Stitches sensation all over the chest with cough, with bursting pain in the head. Whooping cough with the flow of tears with cough.
It’s useful in conditions of asthma due to stress, past grief, disappointment. Shortness of breath, especially on going upstairs.
Heart and chest feel constricted, there is fluttering, palpitating; intermittent pulse.
Heart’s pulsations shake the whole body.
The pulsation intermits on lying down.
Aversion to bread, to anything slimy, like oysters, fatty /oily foods. Throbbing in the pit of the stomach.
In acidity, there is a sticking sensation in a cardiac orifice, heartburn.
Natrum Muriaticum is indicated in stomach complaints like a patient is hungry, yet loose flesh.
Unquenchable thirst is present.
Sweats while eating.
There is a craving for salt, with palpitation in the chest.
There is pain in the abdominal ring on coughing.
The anus is contracted, torn, bleeding is present. In constipation; stools are dry, crumbling.
Painless and copious diarrhea, preceded by pinching pain in the abdomen.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in urinary pains just after urinating.
Increase in quantity of urine, involuntary urination when walking, coughing. One must wait a long time for urination, to pass urine if others are present.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in male genital complaints in which there is seminal emission: soon after coition, with increased desire; weakness of organs with retarted emission during an embrace; impotence, there is spinal irritation, paralysis, after sexual excesses.
It is used in treating impotence with retarded emission, even after coitus.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful for irregular suppressed menses; usually profuse, exhaustive.
There is dryness of the vagina.
It is used in acrid, watery leucorrhoea.
It is used in prolapsus of the uterus, bearing-down pains; worse in the morning, with cutting in the urethra.
Ineffectual labor-pains. menses.
The heat of the entire body during menses.
It is used in conditions where the palms are hot and perspiring.
Arms feel weak with dropsical swelling.
Hangnails, dryness, and cracking about fingernails.
Numbness and tingling in fingers, gouty swelling is seen.
It is used in gout or rheumatic gout.
Great debility of legs with swelling pain; most weaknesses felt in the morning in bed.
Ankles are weak and turn easily when walking also painful contraction of hamstrings muscles are seen.
Weakness of lower extremities with cracking in joints on motion.
Coldness of legs with congestion to head, chest, and stomach.
Pain in the back, with desire for some firm support.
Every movement accelerates the circulation causing fluttering in the chest wall, ribs.
It is used in various skin problems the skin is greasy, oily, especially on hairy parts.
It affects hair follicles so used in Alopecia.
Dry eruptions, especially on the margin of hairy scalp and bends of joints. Fever blisters on the skin are like pearls.
In Urticaria there is itching and burn.
In eczema, there are crusty eruptions in bends of limbs, the margin of scalp, behind ears; raw, red, and inflamed; worse, on eating salt, at the seashore.
In hives, there is itching after exertion.
There are warts on the palms of hands.
Natrum Muriaticum is useful in fevers like hay fever, intermittent fever, where there are chills between 9 am and 11 am.
In the heat stage there is; violent thirst, that increases with fever.
Fever-blisters like pearls on the lips.
In the chill stage, there is the coldness of the body, and continued chilliness is very well-marked.
In chronic malarial fever, there is hydremia with weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, sweats on every exertion.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
Aggravation at 10 or 11 a. m.; at the seashore or form sea air; the heat of sun or stove; mental exertion, talking, writing, reading; lying down and consolation.
Amelioration in the open air; cold bathing; going without regular meals; lying on the right side.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
Complementary remedies of Natrum Mur are:-Apis Mellifica
When there is appearing of new symptoms, the new symptoms combined with the old ones should be studied and a second remedy covering more of these new symptoms is given, this second remedy is the antidote.
Natrum Mur is antidoted by: Camphora.
These are medicines that follow the previous medicine in action thus aiding in cure.
Remedies that follow well are:- Ignatia
These are medicines given after the first medicine finished its action.
Natrum Mur is followed well by:-Sepia and Thuja.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on symptom similarity, where the symptoms narrated by the patient are somewhat the same as the guiding symptoms of the medicine, a totality of symptoms is formed by your homeopathic doctor.
Medicine similar to the disease condition is given, the more exact similarity the early the process of cure.
This is lower potency of Natrum Muriaticum works well as a therapeutic dose for fever.
Very useful in the treatment of malarial fever, hay fever, hair fall. Repeated intake 3-4 times a day is advised.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms as well as physical symptoms of Natrum Muriaticum match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated often, they act for a long duration of days so the second dose is repeated every 7or15-days once.
On giving 200C potency it’s advisable to wait for the symptoms to subside.
It’s very high potency. It should be given only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Natrum Muriaticum and that given by the patient match perfectly.
1 M potency should not be repeated, it is given 30 days once, and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Natrum Muriaticum is used in skin affections, like eczema, dandruff, urticaria, as an external application when mixed with oil or water in 1:1 proportion.
This potency of Natrum Muriaticum is used in the treatment of pathological conditions like eczema, dermatitis, urticaria, frequent cough, and cold. frequent repetition 3-4 times a day is advisable.
Clinical indications of Natrum Muriaticum
- Glandular affections
- Intermittent fevers
- Menstrual troubles
- Respiratory troubles
- Skin troubles
- Urinary affections
- Whooping cough
There is no specific side effect of Natrum Muriaticum when taken in homoeopathic potentized form.
Still, one should be careful in noticing aggravations like an increase in eczema or urticaria, in such cases retake the case and an antidote Camphora can be given.