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

What is Picrinic Acid?

Acidum picrinicum is used in homeopathy mainly for states of exhaustion or burn-out.

Patients become debilitated by a prolonged state of mental overstrain. They are quiet, unmotivated and uninterested. Mental concentration is only possible with extreme effort and only for a relatively short period of time.

leading symptoms

  • Exhaustion from mental exertion
  • fatigue
  • difficulty concentrating
  • Burning pains along the spine
  • paralysis
  • muscle weakness

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Acidum picrinicum?

Acidum picrinicum acts exhausted, dull and tired. Patients can only concentrate for a very short time. They don’t care and aren’t interested in anything anymore.

Acidum picrinicum adults are extremely exhausted. They prefer to just sit still. They don’t feel like doing anything and can’t bring themselves to do anything. They suffer from major memory problems and sometimes appear demented due to exhaustion.

Acidum picrinicum children are mentally extremely exhausted. Any mental exertion, no matter how small, increases exhaustion. As a result, the children have difficulties at school. Their self-confidence wanes and they develop fears of failure. They don’t start anything new either, partly because of a lack of willpower and partly because of sheer exhaustion.


Acidum picrinicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities: Improvement:

  • Cool, fresh air
  • Cold water
  • To lie
  • Firm pressure
  • Quiet
  • after sleep


  • heat
  • mental effort
  • bowel movement
  • grief
  • Care for

What are typical areas of application for Acidum picrinicum?

  • states of exhaustion
  • Burnout
  • acne
  • kidney inflammation
  • dementia

Areas of application in detail


Small pimples and pustules on the face and neck.

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


Dementia associated with exhaustion. Patients sit quietly all day and are not interested in anything.

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


Great weakness and weariness after mental exertion. The patients can hardly concentrate. Accompanied by a dull headache in the back of the head and neck.

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

kidney problems

Inflammation of the kidneys with an uncontrollable urge to urinate and burning pain when urinating. The patients are very weak.

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

application information

Dosage forms of Acidum picrinicum

The homeopathic Acidum picrinicum is mainly prescribed in the form of globules.

Dosage of Acidum picrinicum

Acidum picrinicum in the potency D12 can be taken once or twice a day. The potencies D30 and C200 are prescribed for single use.

Effect of Acidum picrinicum

Acidum picrinicum acts on the central nervous system, the skin and the urogenital tract.

Acidum picrinicum during pregnancy

Acidum picrinicum is not usually prescribed for pregnant women.

Acidum picrinicum for the baby

The homeopathic remedy is not used on babies and children.

Acidum picrinicum for dogs, horses and cats

Acidum picrinicum is not a common remedy for homeopathic treatment of animals.

Side effects of Acidum picrinicum

So far, no side effects have been reported when taking Acidum picrinicum. Only at the beginning of taking Acidum picrinicum can an initial reaction in the form of an aggravation occur for a short period of time.

Similar means


Gelsemium acts on the central nervous system in a similar way to Acidum picrinicum. Both remedies are given for test anxiety. With Acidum picrinicum, the fear arises from mental exhaustion and overexertion. With Gelsemium, exam anxiety is accompanied by physical exhaustion, fatigue and muscle weakness.

Phosphoric acid

Both remedies are given in states of exhaustion in connection with headaches. Acidum picrinicum is indicated when patients feel better with rest. If exercise promotes recovery, Acidum phosphoricum is more suitable. 

Typical potencies: Acidum picrinicum is often used in the potencies D12, D30 and C200.

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