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

What is Salicylic Acid?

The homeopathic remedy Acidum salicylicum is mainly used to treat excessive sweating.

Patients often suffer from foul-smelling, profuse and debilitating sweating in the armpits or feet.

Acidum salicylicum is also helpful for gastric hyperacidity and rheumatic joint problems.

leading symptoms

  • dizziness
  • tinnitus
  • aphthous ulcers
  • gas
  • Hot, sour eructations
  • visual disturbances
  • Heavy sweats

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Acidum salicylicum?

Patients who need Acidum salicylicum are always warm and they sweat profusely. They are prone to manic or depressive moods. The ability to concentrate is limited.

Acidum salicylicum adults are anxious and numb. Your sadness is associated with irritability. People who need Acidum salicylicum are full of worries and want to be left alone. You are forgetful and confused. It is often noticeable that they speak incoherently.

Acidum salicylicum children are sad and irritable. The remedy is not described in detail for children and is usually selected according to the physical symptoms.


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

  • no information


  • Move
  • contact
  • At night

What are typical areas of application for Acidum salicylicum?

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Meniere’s disease
  • gastric acidity
  • rheumatism

Areas of application in detail

gastric acidity

Foul smelling and sour belching, bloated stomach, flatulence and greenish diarrhea with abdominal cramps.

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


Rheumatic pains and swelling of the joints. Aggravated by touch and movement and during the night. Sweating relieves the pain.

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

dizziness (vertigo)

Patients feel dizzy and tend to tip over to the left or fall.

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


Profuse and debilitating sweats, especially in the armpits and feet.

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

application information

Dosage forms of Acidum salicylicum

In classical homeopathy, Acidum salicylicum is prescribed as globules. However, there is also the – not homeopathic – external application of Acidum salicylicum ointment.

Dosage of salicylic acid

Acidum salicylicum D12 can be taken once or twice a day as needed. As soon as the symptoms improve, the intake is stopped.

Effect of salicylic acid

Acidum salicylicum acts on the central nervous system, the musculoskeletal system and the digestive tract.

Salicylic acid during pregnancy

The homeopathic remedy can be prescribed for back pain during pregnancy. The pain is worse with movement, touch and during the night.

Acidum salicylicum for the baby

The remedy is prescribed for children with indigestion when they suffer from foul-smelling and greenish diarrhea.

Acidum salicylicum for dogs, horses and cats

Arthritis and arthrosis in animals are often treated with the homeopathic acidum salicylicum. The joints are swollen and painful. During the night, the animals are particularly bad. Movement and touch make the pain worse.

Side effects of salicylic acid

So far there is no evidence of side effects when taking Acidum salicylicum. If you are known to be hypersensitive to salicylic acid, potencies up to and including 6X should not be taken.

Similar means


Rheumatic complaints and gout respond well to Acidum salicylicum and Colchicum. Aggravation during the night and through movement is typical for both remedies.

Acidum lacticum

The two acids Acidum lacticum and Acidum salicylicum have proven themselves in rheumatic complaints in connection with exhaustion. With Acidum lacticum, the symptoms are worse in the morning, with Acidum salicylicum, they get worse in the evening and at night.

Typical potencies: Acidum salicylicum is often used in the potency D12.

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