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Stannum Iodatum

Stann. Iod, Stannum, Stann-i.
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HPUS indication of Stannum Iodatum: cough
Common symptom: Cough..

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



Valuable in chronic chest diseases characterized by plastic tissue changes Persistent inclination to cough, excited by tickling dry spot in the throat, apparently at root of tongue Dryness of throat Trachial and bronchial irritation of smokers Pulmonary symptoms; cough, loud, hollow, ending with expectoration. (Phellandrium.) State of purulent infiltration. WOOD FOR THE TREES phthisis sometimes when Stann. Jod. Has not taken effect, an additional dose of Iodine in milk caused the drug to have its usual beneficial effect. Stonham.

Materia medica entries of other remedies mentioning Stannum Iodatum

Plat > general
Is pre-eminently a woman’s remedy. Strong tendency to paralysis, anaesthesia, localized Numbness and coldness are shown. Hysterical spasms; pains increase and decrease gradually ( Stannum.) Tremulousness.

Stann > general
Chief action is centered upon the nervous system and respiratory organs. Debility is very marked when Stannum is the remedy, especially the debility of chronic bronchial and pulmonary conditions, characterized by profuse muco-purulent discharges upon tuberculosis basis. Talking causes a very weak feeling in the throat and chest. pains that come and go gradually, call unmistakably for Stannum. Paralytic weakness; spasms; paralysis.

Am-c > general
It is not unlike that sensation of weakness in the chest which is like Stannum He can hardly cough out loud and because of the weakness he cannot expel the mucus, like Ant. tart, Short asthmatic cough.

Arg-m > general
These two medicines are Argentum met. and Stannum.

Calc > general
To prevent those things is what we want to do, and this is the great sphere of Calcarea The expectoration is sweetish very often, like Phos. and Stannum. White, yellow, thick.

Sel > general
The chest symptoms and expectoration are like Argentum met., Stannum Its constipation is much like Alumen and Alumina. It should be carefully compared with these remedies.

Stann > general
Stannum is especially suited to persons who have long been growing feeble.

Stann > general
The phthisical tendency of Stannum is closely allied to the neuralgias. If these patients settle down into a neuralgic constitution, the deposit of tubercles is postponed, but most of them then seek palliation with the inevitable result of hastening the end. If the Stannum neuralgia is suppressed, we will see phthisis making its appearance, particularly phthisis pituitosa.

Stann > general
But when palliated in any way by Quinine and inappropriate homoeopathic remedies that have the tendency to, catch cold in the chest like Phos, he after a while does not get over his cold, but there is a continuous catarrh of the chest, and later he will die of miliary tuberculosis. Stannum is useful in warding off phthisis, and is a wonderful palliative in that disease.

Stann > general
The Stannum pain is at times so severe that there is a throbbing pulsating intermingled with it, and the mind seems stunned.

Stann > general
This remedy is frequently indicated in cases where the routinist would prescribe Bry, etc., in low potencies to loosen the cough. Stannum is not dangerous in phthisis, and will palliate the case if it is incurable.

Stann > general
When a loose, easy cough is turned into one that is violent, dry and racking under Stannum, and seems to be inclined to be prolonged, Puls will restore the loose cough. This is not a good action of the remedy.

Stann > general
If you ever meet with a case who has suffered with violent neuralgia and she says since the obliteration of these pains she has had a copious, thick yellow, green leucorrhoea, think of Stannum There is great weakness, which seems to proceed from the chest. The leucorrhoea has saved her from consumption.

Ars > general
Here is a picture that shows a condition of things in chronic trouble calling for this remedy. "From climbing mountains, or other muscular exertions, want of breath, prostration, sleeplessness and other ailments." This shows how weak the patient is, and this weakness may be coupled with various forms of disease. You may say it is common for sick people to be weak. True, but the Arsenicum patient is weak out off proportion to the rest of his trouble, or apparently so; and it is a general prostration, not local like the sense of weakness in the chest of Phosphoric acid, Stannum and Sulphur.

Bell > general
There are, in every remedy, symptoms of sensation, circumstance, constitution or modality which are peculiar both to diseases and remedies. These symptoms are not always easily accounted for. The attempt to explain them from a pathological standpoint is not always possible or even necessary were it possible. A simple acceptance of them as facts is often more sensible than to wait long to find the often unfindable. To act as a prescriber upon what we know is better than waiting, because we cannot explain or account for it. For instance, it is not easy to tell why "the pains of Belladonna appear suddenly and after a time disappear as suddenly as they come," while those of Stannum "gradually increase to a great height and as gradually decline," or Sulphuric acid "begin slowly and decline suddenly," or "gradually increase and suddenly cease" but so it is, and the acceptance of these facts enables the homoeopathic prescriber to cure his patient, whether he can explain them or not. Guernsey says -"This medicine is particularly applicable, and in fact takes the lead over all others in cases in which quickness or suddenness of either sensation or motion is predominant." To be sure all these symptoms have their pathological explanation if we could give it; but, acting on our law of Similia, we can cure our patients and are not left at sea, without chart or compass, because we cannot explain. We know that these symptoms are the natural outcry of the pathological state, and that the administration of a poison which is capable of setting up a similar outcry cures the patient. What else is necessary? Either this is true, or Homoeopathy is a humbug.

Cop > general
This remedy acts strongly upon mucous membranes. It has, like many other remedies, been so abused by the old school that it has fallen into disrepute, and the tendency even with our own school under such circumstances is to underrate its virtues or to fail to investigate as they ought to. It is, however, an excellent remedy in the form of chronic bronchial catarrh, with profuse expectoration of greenish or gray purulent matter. (Stannum, Lycopodium, Sulphur, Phosphorus, etc.) Among remedies not yet well understood we have

Kali-i > general
In the beginning of my practice I used to dissolve two to four grains of the crude salt in a four-ounce vial of water and direct to take a teaspoonful of this preparation three times a day, until it is half used, and then fill up with water and continue taking the same way until cured; filling up the vial every time it was half used. But several years ago, having a marked case of this description and feeling sure of my remedy, I gave it in the 200th potency as an experiment. This case also made fully as speedy a recovery as the others treated with the crude drug, so since then I often prescribe it in the potencies. There are two other remedies that may dispute the place with Kali hyd. in such cases, viz., Sanguinaria and Stannum. In all the expectoration is profuse and thick, but in Stannum the matter tastes sweet, in Sanguinaria the breath and sputa are very foetid, even to the patient (also Sepia and Psorinum), while in Kali hyd. it is salty to the taste (Sepia). With Kali hyd. and Stannum the expectoration is often thick, green.

Ph-ac > general
Young boys even suffer from the effects of the orgasm of onanism before there is much or any semen secreted. This is well to remember in a choice between these two remedies. There is a condition in which I have found this remedy very valuable, especially in men. The leading symptom is a "weak feeling in the chest from talking." You remember Stannum has this symptom very strongly (also Sulphur) and may lead us into a wrong prescription if only the one symptom were considered. If the patient is a young man, married or single; if, again, he seems weak in mind, listless, apathetic, reticent.

Plat > general
The nervous symptoms outside the brain symptoms calling for Platina are 1st "The pains increase gradually and as gradually decrease." 2nd. "This pains are attended with numbness of the parts" This first symptom you will remember is like Stannum but the Platinum patient is not characteristically so weak as the Stannum one. The second one is like Chamomilla, but the Platina patient is not so unvaryingly ugly as the Chamomilla one. Both are great mental remedies, however, and if any question arises (as there may) a close study of them in their entirety may be necessary.

Plat > general
In regard to the gradual outset of the pains of Platina and Stannum, Belladonna has exactly the opposite but Belladonna more resembles the Platina in its brain symptoms.

Plat > general
Ovarian trouble and prolapsus with the profuse menses and excessive sensitiveness of the genitals to touch or coition. All these are very strong indications for this remedy. All these symptoms, mental, nervous, spasmodic, sexual, etc., would indicate that Platina ought to be a good remedy for that protean malady, hysteria, and so abundant experience has proven it to be. Here again I have, as in the case of Zincum and Stannum, found the higher preparation of the drug most potent for good, though in, a case of insanity I used the 6th, not having it high at that time.

Puls > general
The expectoration of pulsatilla, which is thick, green and bland, tastes bitter, while that of Stannum is sweet and that of Kali hydroiodicum and Sepia salty. One of Schuessler's tissue remedies (Kali sulphuricum) greatly resembles Pulsatilla in the character of its discharges, and not only that, but also in its wandering pains, evening aggravations and ameliorations in cool, open air. Kali hydroiodicum is also ameliorated in open air and worse in a warm room. Now that we are on the subject of greenish discharges, especially the expectoration, we will mention also Carbo veg. Lycopodium, Paris, Phosphorus and Sulphur. Of course, the other symptoms must decide the choice between several remedies having one symptom in common.

Puls > general
A certain physician in Albany, N. Y., was called in consultation on a so-called case of phthisis pulmonalis. The case was in allopathic hands. After carefully examining the case, he was asked "What is your diagnosis, doctor?" "Stannum," said the doctor. "What!" "Stannum," replied the doctor. Stannum was the diagnosis of the remedy, not the disease. It was given and cured the patient.

Sel > general
Here is another metal that, like Stannum, has for its most characteristic condition, excessive weakness. But the weakness of Selenium does not, like Stannum, seem to centre in any particular locality. It is more general. He is so weak that he is easily exhausted from any kind of labor, either mental or physical. This debility follows any exhaustive disease like typhoid fever, or may come from seminal emissions. The weakness of Selenium shows itself as much in the male sexual organs, as it does generally. Erections are slow and weak, emissions of semen too rapid in coition and he is cross and weak afterwards. Sexual desire strong, but he is physically impotent. Has seminal emissions two or three times a week, and gets up with weak, lame back after them. Prostatic fluid oozes while sitting, during sleep, when walking, or at stool. I this weakness has been of long standing, he begins to emaciate, especially in the face, hands and thighs (Acetic acid.) This is a picture of the Selenium prostration. Aside from or connected with it are a few other characteristic symptoms such as constipation, the stool being of such immense size that it cannot be discharged without mechanical aid. (Sanicula). It must be picked away with the fingers. Involuntary dribbling of urine while walking, or after urinating or stool (Sarsaparilla dribbles while sitting).

Sep > general
There is one symptom of Sepia upon the stomach that is also very characteristic, viz., a "painful sensation of emptiness, goneness or faintness." The patient will call it an "all gone" feeling. Of course you remember that Ignatia and Hydrastis Canadensis have this symptom very strongly. Other remedies also have it in more or less marked degree but none so strongly in connection with uterine symptoms as Sepia, unless perhaps it be Murex purpurea, and you will not often have much difficulty in choosing between these last two if you carefully examine all the symptoms. I have often thought that this symptom, so persistent and severe, might be due to the actual emptying of the upper abdomen by the prolapsed womb, dragging everything after itself into the pelvic cavity. It is so in Stannum and Lilium tigrinum, and the weakness of the natural supports (ligaments) of the uterus being remedied (not supplanted by the pessaries and artificial supports of various kinds) the distressing symptoms disappear. Vomiting in pregnancy with this "all gone" feeling is often cured by Sepia; also the thought or smell (Colch.) of food sickens her. I mentioned the "sense of weight or a ball in the rectum" when writing of the pelvic congestion of Sepia. This sensation is not relieved by stool. Sepia is a remedy for constipation, and that of a very obstinate character. Like Selenium it has great straining.

Stann > general
Another metallic remedy. The leading characteristic is great weakness in the chest (Argentum met.); so weak cannot talk. No remedy has this symptom so strongly as tin. It is present, not only in the laryngeal and lung troubles for which Stannum is such a great remedy, but in great debility. So weak she drops into a chair, worse going down stairs (Borax; Calc. ost. up stairs). It is found in connection with uterine displacements and leucorrhoeas of thin, debilitated subjects and has made brilliant cures in such cases. Of course in the lung, bronchial, and laryngeal affections, this symptom is very prominent. In these troubles there is generally very profuse expectoration with the cough, and the matter raised tastes very sweet, or it may be exceptionally salty. For the salty expectoration I would sooner think of Kali iod. or Sepia. In all three of these remedies the expectoration may be thick, heavy, and green or yellow in color. Both Stannum and Kali iod. have profuse night sweats, but the Stannum has greater sense of weakness in the chest (cannot talk) than any of the others. Another very characteristic symptom of Stannum is that the pains gradually increase to a great degree of intensity and then as gradually decrease. (See Platinum.) This pain is of course neuralgic, may be located anywhere in the tract of a nerve, but has been often verified in prosopalgia, gastralgia and abdominal colic.

Stann > general
These pains are ameliorated by pressure, like Colocynth and Bryonia; so if Colocynth fails, which is generally first thought of in abdominal pains relieved by pressure, Stannum may relieve, and especially if the attacks have been of long standing or the patient seems to have a chronic tendency thereto. If in children, the patient is relieved by carrying it over the point of the shoulder, the shoulder pressing into the abdomen. The Stannum patient is generally very sad and despondent, feels like crying all the time. (Nat. m., Puls., Sepia.) I have often verified the above symptoms and have seen equally good effects from the 12th, 30th, 200th and 500th (Boericke & Tafel) potencies.

Kali-sil > general
Feeling of great weakness of the chest much like Stannum The back feels cold.

Helon > relationships
Compare: Agrimonia - Cocklebur - (painful kidneys, impaired digestion and menstrual difficulties; Bronchorrhea and catarrh of bladder. Cough with profuse expectoration attended with expulsion of urine. Tincture 1-10 gtt.). Aletris; Lilium; PULS.; Senecio; Stannum.

Stann > relationships
Compare: Stann. Iod. 3X ( Valuable in chronic chest diseases characterized by plastic tissue changes. Persistent inclination to cough, excited by tickling dry spot in the throat, apparently at root of tongue. Dryness of throat. Trachial and bronchial irritation of smokers. Pulmonary symptoms; cough, loud, hollow, ending with expectoration ( Phellandrium.) State of purulent infiltration. Wood for the trees phthisis sometimes when Stannum Metallicum. Iod. has not taken effect, an additional dose of Iodine in milk caused the drug to have its usual beneficial effect ( Stonham.)

Arg-m > relationships
Compare Stannum in cough excited by laughing.

Arg-n > relationships
Complaints from pressure of clothes also in Calcar., Bryon., Caustic., Lycop., Sarsap., and Stannum.

Eriod > relationships
Compare Balsam of Peru, Pix liquida, Stannum; (afternoon aggravation) Lycop.; Grindelia, Phos., Hep., Rumex, Caust., Dros.

Coloc > general
Dioscorea is a good remedy for wind Colic. The Pain begins right at the umbilicus, and then radiates all over the abdomen, and even to extremities (Plumbum, with walls retracted), and, unlike Colocynth, the pain is aggravated by bending forward and relieved by straightening the body out. Stannum is a colic remedy, and the only way the child is relieved is by being carried with the abdomen on the mother's shoulder. I have cured a case of this kind. It was a very obstinate case of long standing in a weakly child. The usual remedies had signally failed. Jalapa cured one of the most obstinate cases of long standing that I ever saw, the child crying almost continually day and night for weeks. There was in this case diarrhoea all the time. Both colic and diarrhoea were very quickly cured. I have lengthened out these indications for colic remedies in connection with Colocynth because there is great temptation, especially with young physicians, to give "paregoric," soothing syrups, etc., because it is not always easy to find the homoeopathic remedy. I never have to do it, and I cure my cases. Of course there are many other remedies for the same trouble, and all have their particular guiding symptoms.