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Antimonium Tartaricum - General symptoms

Tartar Emetic., Ant Tart, Tartrate Of Antimony And Potash, Ant-tart, Ant. Tart, Tart. Em, Tart. Emet, Tartar. Em, Tart-emet, Antimon Tart, Antimonium tartaricum, tartarus emeticus, Antim tart, Antimony Tart, Ant-t.

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HPUS indication of Antimonium Tartaricum: Loose cough

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Antimonium Tartaricum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Has many symptoms in common with Antimonium Crudum Antimonium Crudum, but also many peculiar to itself. Clinically, its therapeutic application has been confined largely to the treatment of respiratory diseases, Rattling of mucus with little expectoration has been a guiding symptom. There is much Drowsiness, debility and sweat characteristic of the drug, which group should always be more or less present, when the drug is prescribed. Gastric affections of drunkards and gouty subjects. Cholera morbus. Sensation of coldness in blood-vessels. Bilharziasis. Antimonium tart is homeopathic to dysuria, strangury, haematuria, albuminuria, catarrh of bladder and urethra, burning in rectum, bloody mucous stools, etc. Antimon tart acts indirectly on the parasites by stimulating the oxidizing action of the protective substance. By-effects following injection for Bilharziasis. Chills and contractures and pain in muscles.

Trembling of whole body, great prostration and faintness. Lumbago. Chills, contractures and muscular pains. Warts on glans penis.





Old people and children

Complaints arising in digestive sphere

Icy finger-tips

Whines before attack, cough, etc

Crushing weight on chest

Won't be touched or looked at

Prostrated in mind and body

Stupid on awaking

Unwilling to be looked at or touched

Wants to be carried up-right

Mucus in tarsi

One eye closed

Upper lip drawn up

Tongue thick white pasty coat; very red or red streaks; dry down middle

Flow of saliva

Craves apples

Vomits or expectorates with great effort

Abdomen feels full of stones

Expectoration gluey; suppressed

Feet go to sleep on sitting down

Shocks on dropping to sleep

Asphyxia neonatorum

Apathy or easily annoyed; wants to be let alone

Peevish, whining and moaning

Clings to attendants

Consciousness wanes on closing eyes (Cann-i)

As of a lump in forehead

Sooty or flapping nostrils

Sickly, sunken, pale, bluish or twitching face; covered with cool sweat

Papillae show through white coat on tongue

Tongue flabby, red in streaks

Craves acids, which disagree

Belchings, like bad eggs

NAUSEA; in waves; with weakness and cold sweat (Lobelia Inflata Lob Veratrum Album Ver-a---- ), loathing or anxiety

Forcible vomiting; then exhaustion and sleep (Aethusa Cynapium AEth)

Violent retching

Sinking at stomach

Mucus or grass, green stools

Diarrhoea; of eruptive diseases

Unequal breathing

SUFFOCATIVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH; before cough or alternating with cough; a leaflet seems over trachea

LOOSE, COARSE, RATTLING COUGH; CHEST SEEMS FULL, YET LESS AND LESS IS RAISED; then vomiting or sleep (Aethusa Cynapium AEth---- ); worse anger Must sit up to breathe or cough

Coughs and yawns alternately

Thick expectoration

Capillary bronchitis or bronchitis


Paralytic depression of heart and lungs (Baryta Carb Bar-c)

Violent (lumbar) backache; worse lifting; motion excites retching and cold sweat

Restless arms

Dropsy of legs

Yawning; with many complaints

SOMNOLENCY; with all complaints, or from warmth

Torpid, cool, SWEATY SKIN

Delayed or receding, blue or pustular eruptions Sycosis barbae



Weak, quick pulse

Heat coming from heart

Burning sensation

Sticky sweat

Tartar Emetic. Tartrate of Antimony and Potash 2 H2O. Trituration and solutions.

Antimonium Arsenicicum Antim. tart. resembles closely Antimonium Arsenicicum Antim. crud. and the other Antimonies in its action, though the modalities differ. Antimonium Arsenicicum Antim. tart. was the favourite emetic of olden times, and consequently it is one of our best remedies in states of nausea. The nausea is as intense as that of Ipecacuanha Ipec., but less persistent, and is amel. by vomiting. Nash has found it the nearest thing to a specific in cholera morbus, the indications being "nausea, vomiting, loose stools, prostration, cold sweat, stupor, or drowsiness." In chest affections of all kinds it is indicated where there is great accumulation of mucus with coarse rattling and inability to raise it. Drowsiness and even coma may accompany cases of all kinds in which Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. is called for. The face is pale or cyanotic and the breathing stertorous. There is heat about heart and warmth rising up from it. A sensation of coldness in the blood-vessels. A correspondent of the Chemist and Druggist (May 21, 1892) related the case of an apprentice who had been employed for a week making up "cough-balls" and diuretic balls for horses, both containing powdered antimony. He had been cautioned not to inhale the powder, but his employer believes he did. At the end of the week he was seized with an illness, due, his employer thinks, and no doubt correctly, to the antimony. The symptoms are very characteristic. First, there was nausea, lassitude, and a desire for sleep. He was sent to bed, and during the night his fellow apprentice said he got up and struggled to relieve himself of an imaginary load on the chest. On being put to bed again, a profuse perspiration broke out, and also a peculiar rash on his face and chest.

after that he vomited freely and felt better. Temperature 104, pulse 120. A fever-mixture of liq. ammon. acet. and Sp. aether. Nit. was given. A doctor who was called in found undoubted symptoms of pneumonia of left lung, but confessed he had never seen the rash before and would not venture an opinion regarding it. For two days the temperature kept at 104, then both temperature and the pulse became normal, the rash disappeared, and with it the pneumonic cough.

in six days the boy was perfectly well. "A child coughs when angry" is characteristic. Heath cured a case of whooping-cough in a child who was very fretful before the cough. The mother said that if the child got angry she immediately had a fit of coughing. "Cough at 4 a.m." is another indication which I have found true. Further leading indications for Antimonium Tartaricum are attacks of fainting, internal trembling. It causes relaxation of sphincters and muscles, with nausea or without. Os uteri dry, tender, undilatable, with distress, moaning, and restlessness with every pain (Aco.), feeling of sickness. Convulsive twitching. Convulsions. Great heaviness in all the limbs and great debility. Rheumatic pains (fever), with perspiration, which does not relieve. Inflammation of internal organs. Gastric and bilious complaints. Constant nausea.

nausea felt in chest (Pulsatilla Puls.). Sensation of weight or heaviness in many parts.

head, occiput, coccyx, limbs. Pulsations in all the blood-vessels. The child wants to be carried and cries if any one touches it. Peevishness, whining, and crying. Inquietude, apprehension, agitation. Dulness and bewilderment of head as if benumbed. Chronic trembling of head.

of head and hands (as in paralysis agitans). The tongue has a thick, white, pasty coat with red papillae showing through. Intense nausea and vomiting with great effort.

with perspiration on forehead. Fulness and sensation of stones in abdomen especially when sitting bent forward. The skin is notably affected. The typical eruption is like that of small-pox, the symptoms of which disease are so closely reproduced in the proving that it has been used instead of vaccine for inoculation purposes, and prophylactic power has been claimed for it. (Compare Variolinum.) The terrible backache of small-pox is paralleled by the back-pains of Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t., which I have found to correspond to more cases of lumbago than any other remedy. Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. is also a "sycotic," and I have verified a symptom given in Hering, "warts at the back of the glans penis." Antimonium Arsenicicum Antim. tart. has agg. by warmth, but not the excessive sensitiveness to heat and sun of Antimonium Crudum Ant. c., and some of the rheumatic symptoms are amel. by warmth. Warm drink agg. cough, also lying in bed, especially becoming warm there. There is also agg. from cold and damp, but not the ill effects of cold washing found in Antimonium Crudum Ant. crud. Also cold washing amel. the rheumatic toothache of Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. Both have agg. from touch and even from being looked at. Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. has agg. on sitting down.

when seated. and on rising from a seat.

agg. sitting bent forward.

amel. sitting erect. agg. Lying on side affected. agg. Motion, on every effort to move. A characteristic of Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. in lung affections is "lies with head back." There is not the amel. from rest which is apparent in many symptoms of Antimonium Crudum Ant. c. The Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. headache is agg. by rest.

also earache and respiration. agg. At night is more marked with Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t. than Antimonium Crudum Ant. c. Cough is agg. 4 a.m. amel. from eructations.

Tart. Emetic. Stapf. 24H4O6 H2O.

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The face is pale and sickly; the nose is drawn and shrunken; the eyes are sunken and there are dark rings around the eyes.

The lips are pale and shriveled. The nostrils are dilated and flapping, and there is a dark, sooty appearance inside of the nostrils.

The family is disturbed; they are going hither and thither, and the nurse is in an excited and busy state, and you enter upon this scene to make a homoeopathic prescription.

It is one of excitement and one that you cannot act rapidly in, but one in which you must make a very quick prescription.

These things will interfere somewhat with your thinking at the time that you must do the best thinking and the most rapid thinking.

Now, in what kind of cases do we find this state and appearance, where all the features and symptoms conform to the nature of the remedy?

Catarrhal patients First, in catarrhal patients, in broken down constitutions, in feeble children, in old people.

Catarrhal conditions of the trachea and the bronchial tubes. Our ears being open we hear coarse rattling and bubblings in the chest.

Now and then there is expectoration of a mouthful of light-colored, whitish mucus. The condition is one in which the chest is steadily filling up with mucus, and at first he may be able to throw it out; but finally he is suffocating from the filling up of mucus and the inability of the chest and lungs to throw it out.

It may be a case that produces early prostration, that is, in three or four days or a week. The first few days of the sickness will not point to Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart

So long as the reaction is good and his strength holds up you will not see this Hippocratic countenance, sinking, and coldness and cold sweat.

You will not hear this rattling in the chest, because these symptoms are symptoms, that indicate a passive condition.

Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart has weakness and lack of reaction. Hence we see that it is suitable in those cases that present this state, or in such patients as are so feeble, when they are taken down, that they at once enter upon a passive or relaxed state.

Bronchitis In cases of bronchitis with pneumonia, inflammation of the trachea, inflammation of the air passages in general, the inflammation is likely to be attended with dryness or a scanty flow of mucus.

If this be violent in a few days it will reach a state of relaxation and weakness. But the first state does not indicate Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart

Such medicines as Bryonia Bryonia and Ipecacuanha Ipecac. come in for the first period, and your impression is, when administering those medicines, that they will be sufficient for the whole case, and they will be, except in those states wherein this weakness is present from the beginning, or where there is lack of ability to react sufficiently from your remedy to recover under it.

Then comes in a second remedy, and that is the time when this medicine begins its operation.

Ipecacuanha Ipecac has some of this coarse rattling, but it is attended with great expulsive power of the lungs.

Antimonium Tartaricum medicine has the coarse rattling that comes after many days. Ipecacuanha Ipecac has it the first days of the sickness. Antimonium Tartaricum has the coughing and gagging and retching, but in the stage of great relaxation, prostration and coldness. It seems as if he will die.

When you hear him cough you are at once impressed with the idea that there must be some profound weakness in his lung power. We know that it is in the power of the lungs to produce an expulsive action with the deep inspirations.

They have no such power in Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart The chest is full of mucous and it rattles; the cough is a rattling cough, but the mucus does not come up, or only a small quantity comes up, but it does not relieve him.

His chest is full of mucus, he is suffocating and he is really passing away, dying from carbonic acid poisoning due to a lack of expulsive power.

Pneumonia In cases of pneumonia; when first coming down with a chill, it may be a very violent attack, such an attack as from its violence produced prostration early, that is, after three or four days.

It is not indicated in the beginning during the chill, and during the high grade of inflammation, but during the stage of exudation. But the violence of the attack leads him to a state of prostration, or he is already feeble as if he were old, and therefore he becomes easily relaxed and prostrated from the disease.

Altogether unlike Aconite Aconite, Belladonna Bell., Ipecacuanha Ip. and Bryonia Bry., for they come down with violence - the very opposite is present in Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart

Little fever, cold sweat, coldness, relaxation, Hippocratic aspect. So it is the remedy that closes out the scene with the severe cases of bronchitis, pneumonia; most of these cases die in an Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart. state.

Antimonium Tartaricum patient is an old gouty patient, debilitated from long illness, always shivering, pale, with enlarged joints. Every spell of wet weather brings on a catarrhal state of the chest, larynx and trachea which runs into a state of copious secretion of mucus.

He is in bed at once, prostrated, with coarse rattling.

No sooner do they get over one cold than another cold comes on. The acute stage is never violent with them, but they keep having these passive rattling colds. Recurrent rattling in the chest. Chilly, and pale.

Those florid children that do not look sick when they have a cold, are more or less vigorous, who have rattling in the chest, but do not come down with weakness and are not prostrated from it, but keep on rattling, they call for Kali Sulphuricum Kali sulph

That is quite a distinguishing feature, the weakness at once speaks for Antimonium Tartaricum.

Old people In very old people this weakness occurs, old broken down people who have for years had catarrh of the chest.

Every sharp cold spell in the winter brings on catarrh of the chest, with thick white mucus, and attended with great dyspnoea, driving him to bed. He must sit up in bed and be fanned; cannot lie down because of the difficult breathing, and filling up of the chest.

Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart will, ease him over a number of these attacks before he dies. When the mucus is yellow and purulent in one of these old people, Ammoniacum Gummi Ammoniacum will tide him over a good many winters. We see a good many old people that suffer from catarrh of the chest during the winter.

they have had it for years, and do not expect to be any better.

When the expectoration is yellow, Ammoniacum Gummi Ammoniacum will pull them through and Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart, when it is white and attended with prostration, sweat, coldness, pallor and blueness of the face. These are the principal uses of Antimonium Tartaricum in practice.

Modalities it has many pains and aches. To a great exent Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart builds upon the Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crudum basis. It forms its chest symptoms to a great extent upon that basis.

Many of the symptoms are like Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crudum.

many symptoms are worse when warmed up, and from too much clothing. You will see this patient sitting up in bed with no clothing around the shoulders or neck, and the night-gown wide open in order to breathe. Suffocates if the room is too warm. It gets that from the Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crud It is worse from bathing in cold water, like Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crud The mucous membranes are covered with thick white mucus, like Antimonium Crudum Antimonium. crud Also he does not want to be meddled with or bothered. Everything is a burden.

The child when sick doesn't want to be touched or talked to or looked at. Wants to be let alone. The infant is always keeping up a pitiful whining and moaning. Many times the respiration is a moaning respiration. Rattling and moaning. Always in bad humor, that is, extremely irritable when disturbed.

Any disturbance seems to increase the breathing and is an annoyance and makes the patient irritable.

No wonder the patient is wonderfully anxious, because from his appearance we would say that he must have the feeling that he is dying. He looks as if he were sinking, and if he does not get relief soon he certainly will die, for there is a filling up of the chest that is suffocating him, and the feeling is that of suffocation, dyspnoea, which is steadily increasing.

The wings of the nose move as in Lycopodium Lycopodium Lycopodium Lycopodium competes with it very closely and resembles it very much.

There are many headaches laid down under Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart., but Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crud. is more likely to work out for Antimonium headaches, while this medicine is more likely to work out for Antimonium chest troubles.

Both of these remedies have very decided gastric symptoms. Constant nausea, vomiting and indigestion. Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart. with its difficult breathing is sick at the stomach. Loathes everything, loathes food; vomits even water.

He has also a docile state and if allowed to be quiet, in spite of all the sufferings, he will fall into a sleep, or go into a state of inability to feel. He will cough and sleep, and snore through the dyspnoea, so that it is in many ways like Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crud, but Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crud has nothing like the copious flow of mucus from mucous membranes that are inflamed. It has nothing like the passive state of the whole economy, It is not so desperate in its provings, and not so dreadful to look upon.

"Eyes prominent, glaring. Dim, and swimming, Gonorrhoeal ophthalmia."

But the rheumatic conditions furnish another form of Antimonium Tartaricum, another phase of it like Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crudum The joints are affected, take on a passive, slow infiltration and become dropsical.

dropsical swelling of all the joints. Gouty infiltration of the joints, and these are especially bad during the cold, wet weather. Eye symptoms of this gouty character.

Antimonium Tartaricum is the state that occurs in the chest. It is not that burning rawness found in Arsenicum Album Ars and the more acute remedies, although there is a state of prostration and the anxiety and cold sweat which resembles Arsenicum Album Ars

"Rheumatic pains in the teeth," with rheumatic pains in the joints. Teeth are sensitive.

"Teeth covered with mucus."

With all the complaints the stomach gives out, and there is nausea, inability to digest and loathing of food. Vomiting of everything taken, into the stomach; vomiting of even a spoonful of water. In most complaints Antimonium Tartaricum is thirstless

It is an exception that it has thirst. Generally in these attacks of dyspnoea the friends of the patient stand around with a very strong desire to do something, if it is only to hand a glass of water.

Antimonium Tartaricum patient is irritated by being offered a swallow of water. He is disturbed, and shows his annoyance.

The child will make an offended grunt when offered water. Thirstlessness with all these bronchial troubles, with copious discharge of mucus and great rattling in the chest.

Sometimes there is an irresistible desire for cold things in the stomach, but it is the exception.

"Desire for acids or acid fruits," and they make him sick.

Troubles brought on in the stomach from vinegar, from sour things, from sour wine, from sour fruits, as in Antimonium Crudum Ant. crud

Aversion to milk and every other kind of nourishment, but milk especially makes the patient sick, causing nausea and vomiting.

Flatulence The stomach and abdomen are greatly distended with flatulence. The abdomen is tympanitic. With the stomach symptoms and bowel symptoms there is this constant nausea, but it is more than a nausea, it is a deadly loathing of every kind of food or nourishment, a nausea with the feeling that if he took anything into the stomach he would die.

not merely aversion to food, not merely a common nausea that precedes vomiting, but a deadly loathing of food.

The weakness takes on an increased anxiety, and he increasingly suffocates when he is offered food. Kind-hearted people very often want him to take something, for perhaps he has not taken any food all day, or all night; but the thought of food only increases the dyspnoea, increases his nausea, his loathing and his suffering.

Vomiting Vomiting is not an easy matter in Antimonium Tartaricum. The vomiting is more or less spasmodic.

"Violent retching. Gagging and retching and straining to vomit. Suffocation, gagging, through great torture."

The stomach seems to take on a convulsive action, and it is with the greatest difficulty, after many of these great efforts, that a little comes up, and then a little more, and this is kept up.

"Vomiting of anything that has been put into the stomach, with quantities of mucus."

Thick, white, ropy mucus, sometimes with blood.

"Vomits slime, with great exertion. Vomiting large quantities of mucus. Vomits tenacious mucus."

"Vomiting of slime, with bile. A tough, watery mucus, then some food, then bile."

But the principle thing vomited is the thick white, ropy mucus, flowing from the mucous membranes everywhere. Tough and stringy; can be drawn out in strings.

The patient is often choked while this thick, ropy, white mucus is expelled from the oesophagus and mouth. The mouth fills up with it. It is a tremendous effort, a spasmodic effort, for this patient to rid the stomach of its contents, which is mucus, or mucus and bile.

Ulcerations Ulceration of mucous membranes everywhere. It has ulcers in the nose and in the larynx, and ulcers that bleed. Bleeding ulcers in the stomach, and so there is vomiting of blood.

Like Antimonium Crudum Antimonium crud, it has been useful in old drunkards.

Drunkards Old drunkards sometimes take on a debilitated form and take frequent colds.

After getting over a big debauch, having been many days on one of their times, they become relaxed and cold, and take cold, and the chest fills up with mucus, and they are vomiting, suffocating and vomiting.

"Rattling of mucus in the chest of old drunkards."

Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart is sometimes required. Ant. crud when the trouble is confined mostly to the stomach. Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart when the chest symptoms are present with growing anxiety and the coldness and the prostration; prostration from long drinking.

Old gouty patients, old drunkards; old broken down constitutions. In children also that have broken down constitutions, as if they had grown old. These take cold in the chest, with great rattling of mucus and require Antimonium Tartaricum.

"Anxiety in the stomach, with nausea."

A passive congestion of the liver, with vomiting and bile.

Pains The remedy is also full of cutting pains, cutting like a knife. Pinching in the intestines. Colicky pains. Distension of the abdomen.

The abdomen may be distended with serum, or it may be distended with flatus.

"Sharp, cutting pains, as with knives. Most violent pains in the abdomen."

Dropsy is one of the natural conditions of all forms of Antimonium I remember an energetic horse doctor feeding all the horses Black antimony when the epizootic was upon the land, going through all the stables.

I learned, that he was giving Black antimony to all horses and I left instructions that mine should not have any medicine except what I gave. Nearly all the horses that he treated ended in dropsy, and were laid up for days and weeks with the legs wrapped up.

It was a proving of Antimonium Arsenicicum Antimonium. Ant. tart is full of it. It was a common thing, formerly, for old broken down constitutions to be put on Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. Tart at the end of pneumonia and fevers, but they almost always had bloating of the feet for three or four months after getting up.

If they did not have that, they had "fever sores"

Antimonium is a common cause of the "fever sore," the lingering indolent ulcer that forms upon the legs following old fevers in broken down constitutions.

Sometimes they never get rid, of them. They certainly never get rid of them unless they fall into the hands of a prescriber of our school.

Great accumulation of mucus in the air passages, with coarse rattling with inability to expectorate; impending paralysis of lungs.

Face very pale or cyanotic from unoxidized blood.

Great coma or sleepiness in most complaints.

Vomiting, intense nausea, with prostration; general coldness, cold sweat and sleepiness.

Trembling; internal, head and hands.

Thick eruptions like pocks, often pustular; as large as a pea.

Modalities better from expectoration.

Both ends of life, childhood and old age; clings to those around; wants to be carried; cries and whines if any one touches it; will not let you feel the pulse.

Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tartaricum is another powerful emetic. I can remember the time when the old allopaths used it almost as generally as the botanics did Lobelia Inflata Lobelia inflata, to "clean out the stomach." Now-a-days, washing out the stomach by lavage, and the rectum and colon by enemas, according to "Hall's method," is quite fashionable, and is withal much more sensible, inasmuch as they are so lame in their therapeutics.

Notwithstanding these improvements, there is still a great deal of "gut scraping" going on in the name of "cleaning out the system," as though the alimentary canal was not a self-cleaning institution, if kept, or put into a healthy condition, but must be regularly "gone through" once in about so often, on the "house cleaning" principle. To be sure it is folly, but they do the best they know. Neither Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart. nor any other emetic is used by us for emetic purposes from a therapeutic standpoint.

Our therapeutic uses of it are the same as those of any other remedy, on the principle of similia similibus curantur. The nausea of Antimonium Tartaricum is as intense as that of Ipecacuanha Ipecacuanha, but not so persistent, and there is relief after vomiting. I have found it nearest a specific (of course we know there is no absolute specific for any disease) for cholera morbus of any remedy. For more than twenty-five years, I have seldom found it necessary to use any other, and then only when there were severe cramps in the stomach and bowels, when Cuprum Metallicum Cuprum metallicum relieved.

It has the nausea, vomiting, loose stools, prostration, cold sweat, and stupor or drowsiness found in almost all bad cases of this disease, and I have seldom been obliged to give more than two or three doses, one after each vomiting, before the case was relieved. It is not generally recommended in the text-books for this ailment, but is a gem, as I know from abundant experience and observation.

If Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart. possessed only the one power of curing, that it does upon the respiratory organs, it would be indispensable. No matter what the name of the trouble, whether it be bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough or asthma, if there is great accumulation of mucus with coarse rattling, or filling up with it, but, at the same time, there seems to be inability to raise it, Tartar emetic is the first remedy to be thought of. This is true in all ages and constitutions, but particularly so in children and old people.

There is one symptom that is very apt to be present in these cases, and that is, great drowsiness or sleepiness, sometimes amounting to coma. This is found, not only in diseases of the respiratory organs, but in cholera infantum, cholera morbus and intermittent fever. In pneumonia, both Tartar emetic and Opium may have great sleepiness but there is no need for any confusion here as to choice, for in Opium; the face is dark red or purple, and there may be sighing or stertorous respiration. With Tartar emetic the face is always pale, or cyanotic, with no redness, and the breathing is not stertorous.

Three remedies are remarkable for sleepiness, viz. Opium.

Tartar emetic and Nux Moschata Nux moschata, but aside from this one symptom they are not alike. Antimonium Tartaricum Antimonium Tart. is also one of our best remedies for hepatization of lungs remaining after pneumonia. There is dullness on percussion, and lack or absence of respiratory murmur, and shortness of breath, and patient continues pale, weak and sleepy.

If Sulphur Sulphur should not promote absorption in such a case, Tartar emetic will often do it. I have used it from the 200th to the c. m. potencies with equally good results.


Alcoholism. Aphthae. Asphyxia neonatorium. Asthma. Bilious affections. Bronchitis. Catarrh. Chicken-pox. Cholera. Cholera morbus. Coccygodynia. Cough. Group. Delirium-Tremens. Dyspepsia. Ecthyma. Eyes, inflamed. Impetigo. Intermittent fever. Laryngitis. Lumbago. Lungs, affections of. Myalgia. Paralysis agitans. Plica-polonica. Pneumonia. Psoriasis. Rheumatism. Ringworm. Screaming. Small-pox. Stiff-neck. Sycosis. Synovitis. Taste, altered. Thirst. Tongue, coated. Tremors. Varioloid. Vomiting. Whooping-cough.



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