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NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM

(nat-p)

(Phosphate of Sodium) Natrum phosphoricum is the remedy for conditions arising from excess of lactic acid, often resulting from too much sugar. Ailments, with EXCESS OF ACIDITY. Sour eructations and taste. Sour vomiting. YELLOW, CREAMY COATING AT THE BACK OF THE ROOF OF MOUTH AND TONGUE. Inflammation of any part of the throat, with sensation of a lump in throat. Flatulence, with sour risings. Colic, with symptoms of worms. Cracking of joints. JAUNDICE (lx trit.). Oxaluria.

Mind
Imagines, on waking at night, that pieces of furniture are persons; that he hears footsteps in next room. FEAR.

Head
Feels dull in the morning, full feeling and throbbing.

Eyes
Discharge of GOLDEN-YELLOW, CREAMY MATTER from the eyes. Dilation of one pupil. Whites of eyes dirty yellow.

Ears
One ear red, hot, frequently itchy, accompanied by gastric derangements and acidity.

Nose
Offensive odor. Itching of nose. Naso-pharyngeal catarrh, with thick, yellow, offensive mucus.

Face
Paleness of bluish, florid appearance of face.

Mouth
Canker sores of lip and cheeks. BLISTERS ON TIP OF IONGUE, with stinging in evening. THIN, MOIST COALING ON THE TONGUE. YELLOW, CREAMY COATING AT THE BACK PART OF THE ROOF OF IHE MOUTH. DYSPHAGIA. Thick, creamy membrane over tonsils and soft palate.

Stomach
SOUR ERUCTATIONS, SOUR VOMITING, GREENISH DIARRHOEA. Spits mouthful of food.

Male
Emissions without dreams, with WEAKNESS IN BACK AND TREMBLING IN LIMBS. Desire without erection. Gonorrhoea.

Female
Menses too early; pale, thin, watery. Sterility, with acid secretions from vagina. Leucorrhoea; discharge creamy or honey-colored, or acid and watery. Sour-smelling discharges from uterus. Morning sickness, with sour vomiting.

Extremities
Rheumatism of the knee-joint.

Back
Weariness; aching in wrists and finger-joints. Hamstrings sore. SYNOVIAL CREPITATION. Rheumatic arthritis.

Skin
Yellow. Itching in various parts, ESPECIALLY OF ANKLES. HIVES. Smooth, red, shining. Erysipelas. Feet icy cold in daytime, burn at night. Swelling of lymphatic glands.

Relationship
Compare: NATRUM LACTIC, (rheumatism and gout; gouty concretions; rheumatism with diabetes); NATRUM NITROSUM (angina pectoris. Cyanosis, fainting, copious liquid stools at night; throbbing and fullness; faintness, nervous pain in head, nausea, eructations, blue lips). NATRUM SILICOFLUORICUM -SALUFER-(a cancer remedy; tumors, bone affection, caries, lupus, ethmoidits. Must be used carefully); NAT. SELEN. (chronic laryngitis and laryngeal phthisis; hoarseness of singers, expectorate small lumps of mucus with frequent clearing of throat); NAT. SULPHUROSUM (diarrhoea, with YEASTY STOOLS); NAT. SULPHO-CARBOL. (pyaemia; purulent pleurisy, 3 to 5 grains every three hours); NAT. TELLURICUM (breath has odor of garlic; night-sweats of phthisis) CALC; ROBIN.; PHOS. In oxaluria lx four times daily prevents formation of calculi; keeps the oxal. of lime in solution (Schwartz).

Dose
Third to twelfth trituration. In Jaundice lx. Non-homeopathically, Phosphate Soda used hypodermically for Morphine habit, by Dr. M. J. Luys. Phosphate Soda, 75 gr. daily, for constitutional iodism, thyroidism and Grave's disease.