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Ammonium Carbonicum
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Ammonium Carbonicum

Carbonate Of Ammonia, Ammonium Carb, Ammon. Carb

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HPUS label indication: Head cold

Below are the strongest indications of Ammonium Carbonicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

he diseased conditions met by this remedy are such as we find often in rather stout women who are always tired and weary, take cold easily, suffer from cholera-like symptoms before menses, lead a sedentary life, have a slow reaction generally, and are disposed to frequent use of the smelling-bottle. Too frequent and profuse menses. Mucous membranes of the respiratory organs are especially affected. Fat patients with weak heart, wheezing, feel suffocated. Very sensitive to cold air. Great aversion to water; cannot bear to touch it. Malignant scarlatina, with somnolence, swollen glands, dark red sore throat, faintly developed eruption. UrAEmia. Heaviness in all organs. Uncleanness in bodily habits. Swelling of parts, glands, etc. Acid secretions. Prostration from trifles.
BETTER, lying on painful side and on stomach; in dry weather.
WORSE, evenings, from cold, wet weather, wet applications, washing, and during 3 to 4 a.m., during menses.
Inimical to Lachesis. Similar in action.
Antidotes: Arnica; Camphor.
Compare: Rhus; Muriatic Acid; Tartar emet.
Of use in poisoning by Charcoal fumes.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Mucous; bloody

    MIND (click for more)

Talking and hearing others talk affects greatly

Forgetful, ill-humored, gloomy during Stormy weather

Aversions, dislikes; open air

Sad, weepy, unreasonable.


    HEAD (click for more)

Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; pressure
Pain, headache; ulcerative

Pulsating forehead; better, pressure and in warm room

Shocks through head.

    EYE (click for more)

Burning of eyes with aversion to light

Eye-strain ( Nat-mur.) Asthenopia

Sore canthi.

    EAR (click for more)

Hardness of hearing

Shocks through ears, eyes, and nose, when gnashing teeth.

    NOSE (click for more)

Ozaena, blows bloody mucus from nose

Epistaxis after washing and after eating

Stoppage at night, with long-continued coryza

cannot breathe through nose

Discharge of sharp, burning water

Discharge from nose; blood

Nose bleed

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; night
Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet

Sneezing; morning
Sneezing; morning; in bed
Sneezing; morning; on waking

snuffles of children

Tip of nose congested.

    FACE (click for more)

Skin; discoloration; red; spots (see skin)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; nose

    MOUTH (click for more)

Vesicles on tongue

Pressing teeth together sends shocks through head, eyes, and ears

Cracking of jaws on chewing.

Great dryness of mouth and throat

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue


Taste; metallic; food tastes metallic
Taste; sour; food tastes sour

Teeth; feel as if on edge
Teeth; pain; evening
Teeth; pain; evening; in bed
Teeth; pain; pulling; during period
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; tearing; when biting together
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
Teeth; pain; when biting; when biting teeth together

Taste sour; metallic


    THROAT (click for more)

Burning pain all down throat

Diphtheria When nose is stopped up.

Enlarged tonsils and glands of neck

Tendency to gangrenous ulceration of tonsils

Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; impeded

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Noise and pain in abdomen

Itching at anus

Bleeding piles; worse during menses

Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed)
Bladder; urination; frequent

Pain; before stool
Pain; pressing; after stool
Pain; pressing; before stool
Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general)
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive
Stomach; burping, belching; burping, belching suppressed
Stomach; burping, belching; empty
Stomach; fullness; after eating
Stomach; heartburn
Stomach; nausea; after eating
Stomach; pain; pressing; after eating

Flatulent dyspepsia.

Flatulent hernia

Great appetite, but easily satisfied

Protruding piles, worse after stool, better lying down.

Stomach; Pain at pit of stomach, with heartburn, nausea, water brash, and chilliness

Stools difficult, hard, and knotty

    RECTUM (click for more)

Haemorrhage from anus; after stool
Haemorrhage from anus; during stool



    STOOL (click for more)


    URINE (click for more)

Frequent desire; involuntary at night

Tenesmus of bladder

Urine white, sandy, bloody, copious, turbid and fetid.

Sediment; sand

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Itching, swelling and burning of pudendum

Aversion to the other sex

Erection without desire

Female; irritation; itching
Female; irritation; itching; burning
Female; period; scanty
Female; period; short duration

Male; erections; troublesome; morning
Male; pain; constricting; testes

Leucorrhoea burning, acrid, watery

Male; Itching and pain of scrotum and spermatic cords

Menses too Frequent, profuse, early, copious, clotted, black; colicky pains, and hard, difficult stool, with Fatigue, especially of thighs; yawning and chilliness.

Seminal emissions.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Slow labored, stertorous breathing; bubbling sound

Much oppression in breathing; worse after any effort, and entering Warm room, or ascending even a few steps

Asthenic Pneumonia

Chest feels tired

Cough every morning about three o’clock, with dyspnoea, palpitation, burning in chest; worse ascending



Pulmonary oedema.

Difficult (dyspnea); accumulation of fluid in lung

Like deep snoring

Winter catarrh, with slimy sputum and specks of blood

    COUGH (click for more)


Dry cough; night
Dry cough; night; after midnight; 3 a.m.


    CHEST (click for more)

Heart weak, wakes with difficult breathing and palpitation.

Heart; angina pectoris

Lungs; emphysema

Oppressed feeling

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right; on stooping

Heart; Audible palpitation with fear, cold sweat, lachrymation, inability to speak, loud breathing and trembling hands

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during period

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Big toe painful and swollen

Cramps in calves and soles

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; evening; in bed

Cramps; upper limbs

Inflammation; fingers

Paralysis; upper limbs; right
Paralysis; upper limbs; right

Perspiration; joints

Restlessness; lower limbs; leg

Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot

Felons in the beginning

Fingers swell when arm is hanging down

Hands cold and blue; distended veins

Heel painful on standing

Panaritium, deep-seated periosteal pain

Tearing in ankle and bones of feet, better when warm in bed.

Tearing in joints relieved by heat of bed; inclination to stretch limbs

    SLEEP (click for more)

Sleepiness during the day

Dreams; anxious

Starts from sleep strangling.

    CHILL (click for more)


Shaking, shivering, rigors; evening

    FEVER (click for more)

Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)



    SKIN (click for more)

Eczema in the bends of extremities, between legs, about anus and genitals.

Erysipelas in the aged, with brain symptoms

Faintly developed eruptions from defective vitality

Malignant scarlatina

Miliary rash

Scarlet rash

Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; scarlet

Out-breaks on skin; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever; gangrenous

Violent itching and burning blisters

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Aversion to open air



Dread of bathing

Eating and food; while eating


From getting wet; wet applications

In women; symptoms during period

Lack of reaction

Lethargic, tired


Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Wet weather
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.