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Gun Powder

Gunpowder, Nitre with sulphur and charcoal, Gun.
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HPUS indication of Gun Powder: Boils
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Gun Powder in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Nitre with sulphur and charcoal — 2X trit. “Blood-poisoning.” Septic suppuration. Protractive against wound infection. Antidote to Ivy and Primula rash Clarke. HERPES FACIALIS; crops of boils. Carbuncles. Osteomyelitis.

Materia medica entries of other remedies mentioning Gun Powder

Cor-r > general
A reverberating, minute gun cough

Agar > abdomen
In the hypochondria on the left side of the last true rib, a pressive pain returning momentarily with a sensation on the corresponding spot on the right side as if there were a pain from an old gun-shot wound (aft. 2 h.).

Calc > nose
Fetor before the nose, as from rotten eggs or gun-powder (aft. 1 h.).

Caust > eyes
Burning pain on the edge of the eyelids, as from burning with gunpowder.

Asaf > general
Choreic jerkings of the diaphragm, with expulsion of wind like the sound of a pop-gun going off almost every second. It is a condition that the patient has no control over; It is like the shooting off of little, guns forcing loud belching, loud eructations of wind from the stomach.

Cor-r > general
Is useful for spasmodic cough, like whooping cough. It is continual, short, hawking through the day, so constant and frequent as to have merited the description given it of "Minute gun" cough. This is during the day and there is not much whooping, but at night there is more whooping. The night paroxysms are sometimes very severe.

Crot-t > general
When the Allopaths, in any case where they considered an operation of the bowels imperative, had exhausted all other resources, Croton tiglium was their "biggest gun for the last broadside." In other words, this is a most violent cathartic. Now if Similia, etc., is not true, Croton tig. ought utterly to fail to cure diarrhoea; but it is true, and notwithstanding this remedy has proven its truth over and over again the Allopaths deny and reject Homoeopathy. As in Podophyllum and Aloe, Croton tig. cures its kind and no other. Its guiding symptoms are.

Gins > relationships
Compare: Aral.; Coca. Hedera - Ivy - mental depression and skin irritation antidoted by Gunpowder.

Kali-n > relationships
Compare: Gun-powder (Nitre With Sulphur And Charcoal - 2X trit. “Blood-poisoning.” Septic suppuration. Protractive against wound infection.)

Sil > relationships
Compare: BLACK Gunpowder 3X ( Abscesses, boils, carbuncles, limb purple. Wounds that refuse to heal; accident from bad food or water. - Clarke.) Hep.; Kali-phos.; Pic-ac.; Calc.; Phos.; Tabasheer; Natrum Silicum (tumors, hemophilia, arthritis; dose, three drops three times daily, in milk); Ferrum Cyanatum (epilepsy; neuroses, with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character). Silica Marina - Sea-sand - (Silica And Natrum Mur. symptoms. Inflamed glands and commencing suppuration. Constipation. Use for some time 3X trit.) Vitrum - crown glass - (Potts; disease, after Silicea, necrosis, discharge thin, watery, fetid. Much pain, fine Grinding and grating like grit.) Arundo Donax (acts on excretory and generative organs; suppuration, especially chronic, and where the ulceration is fistulous, especially in long bones. Itching eruption on chest, upper extremities and behind ears).

Calen > general
it restores the vitality of an injured part, making it impregnable against the forces of putrefaction. Unlike Arnica it has no irritating property capable of producing erysipelas. It is therefore suitable to all cases of injury where the skin is broken. Jahr, who was in Paris during the Coup d'État of 1849, treated a number of cases of gun-shot wounds with comminuted bones, and saved several limbs by means of Calendula. It prevented suppuration and pyaemia. In some cases of carbuncle it acts with great promptitude, subduing pain and fever. In obstetric practice it is invaluable. The application of a sponge saturated with a hot solution of Calendula after delivery gives the greatest comfort to the patient. Hot Calendula lotions are generally preferable to cold, as they conserve the vitality of the injured parts. Hot Calendula fomentations, intermittently applied, are far better than poultices as applications to forming abscesses. If they do not abort the process they favour the maturation and ultimate healing. C. R. Crosby (H. R., xii, 370) gives it internally (in the 3x) as well as externally. He has also had excellent results from its use as a hot compress (an ounce to the pint) in pneumonia and other internal inflammations. It is an excellent haemostatic in tooth-extractions. Calendula has not been largely proved, but very definite fever symptoms have been elicited, and cases of jaundice have been treated with it successfully. Some of the symptoms are Irritability.

Cor-r > general
smothering sensation before, and great exhaustion after cough. Cough in "minute-gun" paroxysms. Crowing inspiration.

Cor-r > general
sensation as if inspired air was icy cold. There is much drowsiness with Coral., and many symptoms appear during sleep. J. N. Lowe cured with Coral. an infant, almost a year old, suffering from laryngismus stridulus, the indications being agg. during sleep and after waking. Lach., given first, failed to relieve. Guernsey's indication is "Whooping-cough, or any other kind of cough when the attack comes on, with a very rapid cough, and the attacks follow so closely as to almost run into each other." I have found it most effective in the nervous "minute-gun" cough where the patient gives an isolated cough at regular intervals through the day. Nash finds it the most useful of all remedies in post-nasal catarrh. Guernsey's other indication is "Red, flat ulcers on the glans and inner surface of the prepuce, with secretion of a quantity of yellow ichor." In the head there is a sensation of emptiness or hollowness. Head feels very large. Sensation as if forehead were flattened. Change of air causes coughing. Feels cold when uncovered and too hot when covered.

Kali-n > general
"Swollen feeling in right nostril, which is painful on pressure" sore pain in upper part of right nostril with external sensitiveness these two last symptoms led to the cure of a large nasal polypus in a girl. In a poisoning case there was in the period of recovery intense vertigo with tinnitus, which should indicate K. n. in some cases of Menière's disease. Easy intoxication by wine or beer was noted by several provers. A peculiar symptom is a sour taste in the throat. Another peculiar symptom is in connection with the asthmatic state. The breathlessness is so great that the patient though thirsty can only drink a sip at a time between the breaths. Allen thus defines the asthma of K. n. Asthma with excessive dyspnoea, faintness and nausea, with dull stitches or with burning pain in chest, rather free expectoration. A solution of saltpetre as an application was an old remedy for inveterate mange in cats. Nitre with Sulphur and Charcoal forms gunpowder. A teaspoonful of this in hot water was a favourite remedy for gonorrhoea among soldiers in the days when black powder was used. In the lower triturations gunpowder has cured ascarides in adults. In some experiments made by myself with gunpowder 2x, severe herpes facialis involving right eyebrow and right side of nose was developed. The most characteristic agg. is from veal.

Oena > general
W. K. Fowler (Amer. Hom., quoted H. W., xxxv. 212) reports this case A teamster, 60, nineteen years before got into a fight, had three ribs broken, and was struck in stomach with butt of gun.

Malar > relationships
Compare Spleen, Cean. Liver, Bry., Lyc., Cholest., Chel. Pain under right scapula, Chel. Effect of damp and wetting, Lemn., Dulc. Half minute-gun cough, Coral, Coc. c. amel. After urinating, Lith., jamb. Intermittents, Ip., Cedr., Nat. m., Menyanth, &c. Causation.

Manc > nose
Illusions of smell; of Gunpowder, dung, etc

Caust > eyes
Burning pain on the margins of the lids, as from burning with gunpowder,

Calc > nose
A smell from the nose as of bad eggs, or of gunpowder (after one hour),

Manc > nose
Annoying smells before the nose, like burnt horn, gunpowder, dung, etc.,

Calc > nose
Fetid odour before the nose, as if from a dunghill, rotten eggs, or gunpowder.

ADE > abdomen
Copious flatus after gunpowder,

Coca > abdomen
On two occasions flatus from bowels, having the smell of burnt gunpowder, 8 A.M. (ninetieth day),

Coca > rectum, anus, stool
Flatus from bowels, smells like burnt gunpowder.

Genist > rectum, anus, stool
Stool tinged with blood; the faeces though large were expelled like a wad from a pop-gun (forty minutes after third dose).