Ammonicum Carbonicum is a homeopathic remedy made from the ammonium salt of carbonic acid, ideal for those with mucosal problems, shortness of breath and asthma.
The Ammonium Carbonicum is the ammonium salt of carbonic acid having the chemical formula (NH4) 2CO3. It is a transparent crystalline salt with a strong ammonia smell, a pungent and caustic taste and is very soluble in water.
Ammonia is formed in nature as a result of the decomposition of organic substances and is present in small quantities in our atmosphere, while it is a significant component of many planets and comets. Once ammonia was used in aniseed liqueur and was used as a stimulant, cardiotonic and diaphoretic.
Today it is used to produce fertilizers, explosives and synthetic fibers. The carbonate of ammonium was once used to compose the salts that were smelled in case of fainting. By itself, Ammonium Carbonicum is toxic, analogous to some poisons, particularly those from snake bites, which cause severe blood poisoning and therefore an antidote to these.
The homeopathic remedy Ammonium carbonicum is obtained by diluting ammonium sesqui-carbonate in distilled water, alternated with dynamizations.
When using Ammonium Carbonicum
Ammonium carbonicum acts in asthenia and chronic weakness, in cases of low blood pressure with a tendency to fainting, in the fragility of the venous walls, breathing difficulties.
The same symptoms are often accompanied by tiredness and sleepiness during the day. This is a venous remedy for bleeding tendencies. In fact, the remedy acts on the blood, respiration, heart, nervous system, but also on the skin and mucous membranes.
It is indicated in the acute and chronic states of diseases characterized by blood poisoning that lead to heart ailments.
Ammonium carbonicum is used in the following main cases:
- bleeding, nosebleed or when coughing, hemorrhoids. Also as an antidote for snake bites
- mucosal problems: mucous membranes of the nose irritated or swollen; mucous membranes of the mouth, saliva which excoriates the lips, which crack and crack; dry eyelids, sty ; ear discomfort, hearing difficulties; swollen and ulcerated throat, swollen and painful tonsils; mucous membranes of the female genitals, excoriation of the female part (v) and lips, with swelling and pain. Irritating periods, abundant and early, accompanied by pain in the groin and dental neuralgia; heartburn, often after eating, excoriating stools
- respiratory system problems, phlegm, asthma , cough
- kidney problems with the appearance of swelling and heart disease
- generalized rheumatic pains, neuralgia, pains in the bones in all parts of the body
- skin problems, boils, abscesses, itching, rashes and grazes; hair loss
Dosage and administration
For all cases, the most recommended dilutions are D4 or 4CH, generally at a dose of 2 – 3 granules or 3 – 5 drops to be taken 2 – 3 times a day.
For throat and respiratory problems, the association with Aurum triphylum 5CH is useful, 2 granules 2 times a day, to which you can add trace elements such as copper + manganese and sulfur, once a day, alternating with each other.
In the case of a cold it is useful to alternate with Sambucus nigra 4CH. In cases of kidney disorders dilution 4CH, 2 granules or 3 drops 2 times a day, alternating with Grindelia robusta 4CH at the same dose.
When symptoms appear, Phosphorus triiodatus 5CH can be added, 5 granules immediately to be repeated once after 1 h or after 2 h. It is always advisable to contact your trusted homeopath.
Who is Ammonium Carbonicum recommended for
The person who needs Ammonium Carbonicum has shortness of breath, palpitations, at night he has to breathe with his mouth and during the day he opens the window: he wants fresh air, despite being cold .
The throat is red and the submaxillary and cervical glands are enlarged. You have a nosebleed (epistaxis) when you wash your face, swollen veins and bluish hands after washing them with cold water. He does not like to wash as this aggravates his symptoms. The remedy is also particularly suitable for robust women, always tired and fatigued, sedentary, little inclined to move, with palpitation and respiratory irregularity, who have hemorrhoids during menstruation.
But also to anemic, delicate, thin and exhausted people, who often get cold in winter, who faint easily. It is suitable for children who do not like to wash. The Antimonium carbonicum type is also often agitated, sad and sometimes depressed. He has swinging teeth, yellowish nails, falling hair. Suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids.
All symptoms appear in gray, cold, wet weather, after getting wet: this puts the subject in a bad mood. Symptoms improve in dry, warm weather.