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Natrum Muriaticum

The Homeopathic Remedy Natrum Muriaticum (Nat. Mur.) is a well known multipurpose remedy used for many years to treat various conditions.

It is considered to be most successful with treating symptoms related to poor and damaged skin conditions and complaints such as warts, pimples, boils, psoriasis, and excessive oiliness.

It is also successful with treating migraines, emotional disorders, digestive complaints and ulcerations, menstrual irregularities, as well as complaints linked to menstruation such as fatigue, water retention, and menstrual migraines.

Practitioners often prescribe Natrum Muriaticum for colds and flu, particularly if there is a clear, runny nasal discharge that worsens in the morning, or a dry cough that develops after a period of watery chest congestion.

Other uses include alleviating gas, heartburn, stomach pain, excessive hunger, liver pain, excessive thirst, empty stomach feelings, excessive urination, salty-food cravings, green diarrhea, indigestion, watery diarrhea, headaches, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, nausea, depression, weakness, heart palpitations, back pain, dry mouth, cough, fever and sore throat.

Natrum Muriaticum is commonly used for:

Skin Conditions:

Natrum Muriaticum is a natural eczema remedy used in products which treat and heal eczema. It is a natural psoriasis remedy as well that can repair damaged skin fast and also activate the body’s immune system to eradicate the starting cause of the disease. Other skin complaints that can be helped by Natrum Mur include warts, pimples, boils, psoriasis, and excessive oiliness.

Headaches & Migranes:

The headaches Natrum Muriaticum can relieve vary from ‘school girl’ puberty-related headaches to throbbing headaches in the forehead and temples to blinding migraines that feel like many hammers are pounding inside.

Digestive Complaints:

Natrum Muriaticum works with digestive complaints such as painless watery diarrhea, constipation with ineffectual urging and indigestion with sour taste and belching that does not relieve discomfort.

Colds & Flu:

Natrum Muriaticum can hlep with colds and congestions that have a dry rawness along with thickening clear to whitish mucus. These include colds, hay fever and sinus pressure often marked by profuse nasal discharge, watery eyes, post nasal drip, dry tickling coughs or dry sore throats.

Natrum Mur’s Personality Profile:

The typical profile for somebody who may benefit the most from nat mur is that of a very sensitive and refined individual. They may be very set in their ways and therefore aren’t always open to an outside perspective. They may feel insulted or easily wounded by the opinions or potential insults of others around them. They tend to be rather impatient people overall and can therefore come across as abrupt in nature. These are typically very serious people and can tend to be quite moody throughout the course of a typical day. Though they like the company of others, they tend to impose loneliness upon themselves.

Natrum Mur’s Materia Medica:

Mind: Psychic causes of disease; ill effects of grief, fright, anger, etc. Depressed, particularly in chronic diseases. Consolation aggravates. Irritable; gets into a passion about trifles. Awkward, hasty. Wants to be alone to cry. Tears with laughter.

Head: Throbs. Blinding headache. Aches as if a thousand little hammers were knocking on the brain, in the morning on awakening, after menstruation, from sunrise to sunset. Feels too large; cold. Anæmic headache of school-girls; nervous, discouraged, broken down. Chronic headache, semi-lateral, congestive, from sunrise to sunset, with pale face, nausea, vomiting; periodical; from eyestrain; menstrual. Before attack, numbness and tingling in lips, tongue and nose, relieved by sleep. Frontal sinus inflammation.

Eyes: Feels bruised, with headache in school children. Eyelids heavy. Muscles weak and stiff. Letters run together. Sees sparks. Fiery, zigzag appearance around all objects. Burning in eyes. Give out on reading or writing. Stricture of lachrymal duct with suppuration. Escape of muco-pus when pressing upon sac. Lachrymation, burning and acrid. Lids swollen. Eyes appear wet with tears. Tears stream down face on coughing (Euph). Asthenopia due to insufficiency of internal recti muscles (Gels and Cup acet, when due to external muscles). Pain in eyes when looking down. Cataract incipient (Secale).

Ears: Noises; roaring and ringing.

Nose: Violent, fluent coryza, lasting from one to three days, then changing into stoppage of nose, making breathing difficult. Discharge thin and watery, like raw white of egg. Violent sneezing coryza. Infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing. Use thirtieth potency. Loss of smell and taste. Internal soreness of nose. Dryness.

Face: Oily, shiny, as if greased. Earthy complexion. Fevers-blisters.

Mouth: Frothy coating on tongue, with bubbles on side. Sense of dryness. Scorbutic gums. Numbness, tingling of tongue, lips, and nose. Vesicles and burning on tongue, as if there was a hair on it. Eruptions around mouth and vesicles like pearls on lips. Lips and corners of mouth dry, ulcerated, and cracked. Deep crack in middle of lower lip. Tongue mapped (Ars; Rhus; Tarax). Loss of taste. Large vesicle on lower lip, which is swollen and burns. Immoderate thirst.

Stomach: Hungry, yet loose flesh (Iod). Heartburn, with palpitation. Unquenchable thirst. Sweats while eating. Craving for salt. Aversion to bread, to anything slimy, like oysters, fats. Throbbing in pit. Sticking sensation in cardiac orifice.

Abdomen: Cutting pain in abdomen. Distended. Pain in abdominal ring on coughing.

Rectum: Burning pains and stitching after stool. Anus contracted, torn, bleeding. Constipation; stool dry, crumbling (Am m; Mag m). Painless and copious diarrhœa, preceded by pinching pain in abdomen.

Urine: Pain just after urinating (Sars). Increased, involuntary when walking, coughing, etc. Has to wait a long time for it to pass if others are present (Hep; Mur ac).

Male: Emission, even after coitus. Impotence with retarded emission.

Female: Menses irregular; usually profuse. Vagina dry. Leucorrhœa acrid, watery. Bearing-down pains; worse in morning (Sep). Prolapsus uteri, with cutting in urethra. Ineffectual labor-pains. Suppressed menses (Follow with Kali carb). Hot during menses.

Respiratory: Cough from a tickling in the pit of stomach, accompanied by stitches in liver and spurting of urine (Caust; Squilla). Stitches all over chest. Cough, with bursting pain in head. Shortness of breath, especially on going upstairs (Calc). Whooping-cough with flow of tears with cough.

Heart: Tachycardia. Sensation of coldness of heart. Heart and chest feel constricted. Fluttering, palpitating; intermittent pulse. Heart’s pulsations shake body. Intermits on lying down.

Extremities: Pain in back, with desire for some firm support (Rhus; Sep). Every movement accelerates the circulation. Palms hot and perspiring. Arms and legs, but especially knees, feel weak. Hangnails. Dryness and cracking about finger-nails. Numbness and tingling in fingers and lower extremities. Ankles weak and turn easily. Painful contraction of hamstrings (Caust). Cracking in joints on motion. Coldness of legs with congestion to head, chest, and stomach.

Sleep: Sleepy in forenoon. Nervous jerking during sleep. Dreams of robbers. Sleepless from grief.

Skin: Greasy, oily, especially on hairy parts. Dry eruptions, especially on margin of hairy scalp and bends of joints. Fever blisters. Urticaria; itch and burn. Crusty eruptions in bends of limbs, margin of scalp, behind ears (Caust). Warts on palms of hands. Eczema; raw, red, and inflamed; worse, eating salt, at seashore. Affects hair follicles. Alopecia. Hives, itching after exertion. Greasy skin.

Fever: Chill between 9 and 11 am. Heat; violent thirst, increases with fever. Fever-blisters. Coldness of the body, and continued chilliness very marked. Hydræmia in chronic malarial states with weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, etc. Sweats on every exertion.

Modalities: Worse, noise, music, warm room, lying down about 10 a m;, at seashore, mental exertion, consolation, heat, talking. Better, open air, cold bathing, going without regular meals, lying on right side; pressure against back, tight clothing.

11 thoughts on “Natrum Muriaticum

  1. Thanks, for describing medicine in very simple language.I request you to post more medicines.This blog is my favourite.

  2. Sir/Madam,

    will you please suggest me the Nat mur Dose for psoriasis ?

    Suffering for last six years on my feet, palm and some other parts of my body increasing
    day by day. I have very low sweating even in hot season Psoriasis is dried and no eczema

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