Acidum Benzoicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is benzoic acid?

Acidum benzoicum is used to regulate the uric acid level in uric acid diathesis, a metabolic disorder in which excessive amounts of uric acid are detected in the blood. Too much uric acid leads to a general over-acidification of the body and causes gout, joint swelling and muscle problems.

Acidum benzoicum is therefore used in polyarthritis, in heart, bronchial and kidney diseases that are caused by the high uric acid level. The homeopathic remedy is rarely used. There is an alternative to Colchicum .

leading symptoms

  • brown, foul-smelling urine
  • joint inflammation
  • gout symptoms
  • Pain suddenly changes location

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Acidum benzoicum?

Acidum benzoicum classically shows a dark-colored urine that smells very strongly of ammonia. Body excretions have a sour odor, stool is foamy white. There is deep-seated, stabbing back pain, tearing joint pain with cracking when moving and red swellings over the joints, as well as unbearable stabbing in the Achilles tendons.

The complaints move from left to right, from top to bottom. The whole body itches, scratching initially brings relief, then turns into an unpleasant burning sensation. Clothing on the chest is perceived as constricting. The body feels cold, hands and feet are unpleasantly sweaty. Acidum benzoicum people suffer from insomnia, wake up at night with a hard pounding heart and have to sit up, cough asthmatically with green sputum, have to clear their throat in the morning by clearing their throat. Drinking makes the heart problems worse.

The patients are sluggish, easily irritable, lack of appetite, of thin stature, sweat when eating. They are very preoccupied with their past, cannot remember anything, do not listen. The face shows red-brown spots, children wet themselves at night and are particularly clingy. Babies want to be carried all the time.

Acidum benzoicum patients like to work physically. Mental exertion causes them to feel anxious. They startle easily, are often in a hurry and hectic. You spend a lot of time thinking about unpleasant thoughts. Thoughts prevent you from sleeping, especially at night.

Acidum benzoicum children are grumpy and easily irritable. When they’re not feeling well, they crave to be carried around. They are heavily burdened by sad or terrible stories.


Acidum benzoicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:Improvement:

  • warmth
  • Fresh air


  • cold
  • wetness
  • draft
  • Move
  • Around 2 a.m. at night
  • wine, coffee, chocolate
  • noise

What are typical areas of application for Acidum benzoicum?

  • bedwetting
  • rheumatic complaints
  • cold
  • kidney problems
  • indigestion
  • arthritis
  • gout

Areas of application in detail


Deposition of gouty nodules on the joints. Nocturnal attacks of gout in the big toe.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

cough/ bronchitis

Persistent, dry, irritating cough with green phlegm. Morning hoarseness .

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

circulatory problems

The heart is racing and pounding hard, especially at night and when lying down.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

kidney problems

Colicky pains in the kidneys with burning in the left kidney. The urine is reminiscent of horse urine: brown, smells sharply of ammonia, often interspersed with mucus.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


tearing, drawing pains in different places and joints. Patient is moody, tearful, feels weak and dislikes being left alone. Symptoms improve with movement and cooling. Cracking, swollen knee joints, tearing pains in fingers, twinges in hip, ganglia formation. Dull back pain with stiffness.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

indigestion/ upset stomach

Thin, sour-smelling diarrhea, sometimes bloody or white foam. Acid flatulence and heartburn . Burning pressure in the stomach.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

application information

Dosage forms of Acidum benzoicum

Oral therapy uses potencies from D2 to D6, with infusions/syringes dilutions D4 and higher.

Acidum benzoicum dosage

Acute rheumatic complaints are primarily treated with the potencies 6X and 12X. Acidum benzoicum is given in potency 6X up to six times a day and in potency 12X up to twice a day. At the beginning of the treatment, the drug can be taken in the potency D6 every half hour. If the symptoms improve, the dose intervals are increased.

Benzoic acid effect

Acidum benzoicum affects the musculoskeletal system, the digestive tract, the respiratory tract, as well as the kidneys and bladder.

Acidum benzoicum in pregnancy

The remedy is helpful for burning stomach problems during pregnancy. Nausea and nausea are worse when walking and especially when climbing stairs or going uphill. The symptoms improve in the fresh air and in peace.

Acidum benzoicum for the baby

Acidum benzoicum is an important agent in the treatment of urinary retention in newborns. It is used when babies cannot empty their bladder despite having a full bladder. Urinary retention can be very painful for babies, but it can also be completely painless.
The remedy is helpful when babies suffer from diarrhea during teething. This is white, runny and stinks. Babies want to be held in their arms all the time.

Acidum benzoicum for dogs, horses and cats

The remedy is always used when diseases in animals are accompanied by dark brown and foul-smelling urine. The whole animal then smells of urine.
Acidum benzoicum is helpful in treating painful, rheumatic complaints in animals. The joints crack noticeably when moving. The animals are very weak, trembling and chilly.

Benzoic acid side effects

There are no indications of side effects for Acidum benzoicum. At the beginning of treatment and if taken too frequently, the symptoms may temporarily worsen. In these cases, the intake should not be continued.

Similar means

sodium chlorate

On the psychological level, Acidum benzoicum and Natrum chloratum have one thing in common. Predominant in both remedies is clinging to long-gone grief. Patients just can’t let go. Again and again they deal with the grief, brood and live more in the past than in the present.


Acidum benzoicum shows symptoms similar to colchicum in gout and is often indicated when colchicum does not bring any improvement and when gout nodules have already formed.

Typical potencies: Acidum benzoicum is primarily used in the potencies D6 and D12.

fabric type: acid


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