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Nitricum Acidum - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - Hahnemann

Nitric Acid, Nit-ac, Nit ac, Acidum nitricum, Acid Nit, Nit-ac.

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HPUS indication of Nitricum Acidum: Dry cough

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



Sad mood, without any actual pain.

Dejected, as if desponding and as if lost in thoughts.

Sad and as if depressed.

He cannot get rid of his sad thoughts.


Depressed, downcast mood, not lachrymose.

Very lachrymose without cause.

Very easily moved and inclined to tears.

At the least admonition, the child begins to weep piteously.

Intense melancholy and anxieties.

Melancholy and very apprehensive, in the evening (the day before the menses).

She falls to thinking over an anxious occurrence long past, and cannot rid herself of it, almost like as if in a waking dream; from time to time she, as it were, awakes from it startled, but is always absorbed again by these ideas, without being able, in spite of strenuous efforts, of thinking of anything else.

Anxieties, all the day.

Anxieties, with palpitations that intercept the breath.

Apprehensiveness, with stitches above the heart, and a fancy as if he was talking deliriously, with coldness of the body and a tendency to fall down.

Anxiety, as if he was engaged in a disquieting lawsuit or contest.

He is beset with anxious thoughts, without cause.

In the evening, he feels apprehensive; he cannot sit still, but has to walk about.

More apprehensive during a thunder-storm than usually (aft. 15 d.).

Tendency to get startled.

Easily gets very much startled, and timid.

Desponding and easily affected disagreeably by occurrences.

Hopelessness, despair.

Boundless despair.

She imagines she will die soon, but has no bodily indisposition.

Tired of life.

She wishes to die, and nevertheless she is afraid of death.

Discontented, despising life.

Joyless, indifferent.

Indifferent, without sympathy.


Reserved, silent, with sadness.

Discontented with oneself, dissolving in tears, which gives relief.

Very peevish and dejected.

Very peevish and uncomfortable, in the morning, after rising.

Ill-humor, in the morning on awaking.

Ill-humor and peevish.

Very ill-humored and vexed at himself.

Very impatient in the afternoon.

Impatience (aft. 6 h.).

Cross, irritable mood.

Peevishness with sadness and a crabbed humor, with restlessness, so that she knows not where to turn.

Peevish humor, as after vexation.

Vexed at the least trifle, also at himself, when he does something amiss.

Easily excited annoyance, which much affects the mind.

When disputing, there is trembling in all the limbs.

He is inclined to be passionate and contentious (aft. 5 h.).

Passionateness, venting itself in abuse.

He gets violently excited about trifles, all the day, and has then to laugh at himself.

Attacks of rage and despair, with oaths and curses.

Long-continued rancor; insensible to apology and excuses (aft. 4 d.).

No inclination to work (2d d.).

Indisposed to serious work.

Changeable mood, now cheerful, now sad (aft. 16 h.).

Great weakness of the memory.

With increase in the physical weakness, his memory fails him remarkably at the same time.

Diminished ability of thinking, indisposed to any scientific work.

If she endeavors to reflect on matters of great importance to her, her thoughts fail her.

His thoughts frequently fail him, and the series of his ideas vanishes.

She has no thoughts at all, and cannot comprehend anything, nor understand what she is told, just as if she could not hear well, which yet is not the case (aft. 5 d.).

Void of thoughts and almost unconscious.

Dull sensation in the head, so that she cannot observe and think for any length of time.

Occasional numb feeling in the head, like unconsciousness, worst in the open air.

Confused feeling and lack of free action in the head, especially after meals (2d d.).

Confusion and dizziness in the head.

Gloominess and weakness in the head (aft. 4 d.).

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