Antimonium Tartaricum is a homeopathic remedy obtained from potassium tartrate and antimony, a mixed salt, useful against respiratory disorders and acne. Let’s find out better.
Description of the Antimonium Tartaricum
Antimonium Tartaricum or Potassium and Antimony Tartrate is a mixed potassium and antimony salt of tartaric acid. At room temperature it comes in the form of an odorless white powder or transparent crystals.
It has properties to cause vomiting and was used in the past in medicine for the treatment of some protozoal infections, but then abandoned due to the high poisonousness of antimony. It is in fact a very toxic substance, it is used as a mordant in dry cleaners and in the leather industry.
The homeopathic remedy Antimonium tartaricum is obtained by triturating potassium and antimony tartrate with lactose and subsequent dilutions and dynamizations in a hydroalcoholic solution.
When using Antimonium Tartaricum
Antimonium tartaricum is a homeopathic remedy that acts on the respiratory system. It treats bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, pulmonary congestion, asthma and more. Antimonium tartaricum is used in the following main cases:
- respiratory diseases, bronchitis, phlegm, rattle and cough, suffocation and considerable accumulation of mucus with difficulty in expectoration, typical of asthma. The remedy is widely used in situations of breathing difficulties due to seasonal allergies; pertussis of children, bronchitis of children; elderly with chronic bronchitis, very weak, with swollen and painful joints, with rheumatic problems;
- gastrointestinal complaints with nausea, vomiting, disgust with food, liquid stools, cold sweat, prostration and sleepiness after vomiting;
- pustular rashes of the skin, acne.
Dosage and administration
In all cases, dilution 5CH, 5 granules or 15 – 20 drops, 3 times a day. In particular in the case of respiratory disorders it is often associated with other homeopathic remedies on the basis of the present symptoms.
Who is Antimonium Tartaricum recommended to?
The subject Antimonium Tartaricum has respiratory tract disorders, a lot of mucus and phlegm, so much so that it is unable to expel it. The mucus is eliminated from the subject almost exclusively with vomiting.
Abdominal problems are represented by vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, disgust for food. The subject is phlegmatic, sleepy, sickly-looking, pale and covered in cold sweat. The nose is sharp, the nostrils are dilated and throbbing, the eyes are circled. Easily irritable, he is restless and apprehensive, he doesn’t want to be concerned with his business, he doesn’t want to be annoyed.
Babies in need of the remedy love to be picked up, but cry if someone touches them. Many symptoms worsen when the subject gets hot or is too covered, however any lowering of temperature aggravates the subject as it causes a state of cooling and the exacerbation of rheumatic and muscular pains, especially if it is an elderly person.
The general state improves with coolness, outdoors, in a sitting or supine position.