Argentum Nitricum in homeopathy (all you need to know)

Argentum Nitricum is the homeopathic remedy obtained from silver nitrate useful against nervous problems, mucous and skin disorders, painful menstruation. Let’s find out better.

Description of Argentum Nitricum

Argentum Nitricum is silver nitrate, that is, it is the silver salt of nitric acid. At room temperature it appears as a colorless crystalline powder very soluble in water.

In medicine and veterinary medicine it is used to cauterize infected wounds , where it assumes the well-known form of infernal stone or lunar caustic (silver nitrate melted with other salts and cast in the form of white or greyish sticks or cones).

The homeopathic remedy Argentum nitricum is obtained by triturating silver nitrate with lactose and subsequent dilutions / dynamizations in a hydroalcoholic solution.

When using Argentum Nitricum

Argentum Nitricum remedy acts on the nervous system and mucous membranes; being a caustic, it causes irritation and ulceration of the mucous membranes which can sometimes bleed.

The remedy is very effective in nervous system disorders and in particular in epilepsy, when a few days before the crisis the pupils begin to dilate and in convulsions preceded by great agitation. Argentum nitricum is also an excellent remedy for the mental sphere.

Argentum nitricum is mainly used in these cases:

  • gastritis, i.e. inflammation of the gastric mucosa, gastric ulcer. Symptoms are: aerophagia with loud, violent and burning eructations. Emotic diarrhea. The remedy is also used in cases of infant diarrhea during teething.
  • disorders of the nervous system accompanied by dizziness, tremors of the hands and lower limbs, convulsions, paresis, loss of notion of time and space, lack of nervous and muscular coordination, in epilepsy for example and stammering, with aggravation at night or in the morning upon awakening. Even in cases where the subject is agitated during sleep and has jerks or anxiety before examination
  • sore throat and nose: sensation of having a splinter of wood stuck in the throat when swallowing, accumulated mucus, hoarseness, chronic laryngitis typical of singers
  • eye disorders, conjunctivitis, visual fatigue
  • problems with the urogenital system, urinary incontinence; painful menstruation, dysmenorrhea , bleeding and cervicitis
  • skin problems, varicose ulcers, warts, hives, itching, rough skin
  • widespread pain, headaches, back pain

Dosage and administration

In the case of gastrointestinal disorders, dilution 30CH, 2 – 3 granules 3 times a day. Start the treatment 2 – 3 days before the event. In the absence of a specific event and therefore of a particular emotional situation, dilution 4CH, 3 granules initially every 3 hours.

For gastritis and gastric ulcer, dilution D4 – D6, 3 granules or 5 – 10 drops every 1 – 2 hours and then 4 times a day.

In the case of nervous system disorders, dilution 15CH or 30CH depending on the case, 3 granules every 10 – 15 days. In cases of throat and nose, eye, urogenital and skin discomfort, dilute 4CH, 3 granules every 3 hours and then continue with 3 granules morning and evening for a rather long period. Finally in the case of pain, dilution D6, 3 granules or 5 – 10 drops 3 times a day.

Who is Argentum Nitricum recommended to?

Argentum Nitricum is an irritable, nervous, anxious, agitated subject, he has the feeling that time passes too quickly, he has a constant frenzy, he always has to do something, as soon as he relaxes to rest he has to get up again to get active, he would like to have finished even before starting, walk quickly.

He is an apprehensive and emotional type, sensitive to every slightest emotion. He also suffers from agoraphobia and claustrophobia. His dreams are agonizing.

A few days before having to face a test, an exam for example, he is agitated and anxious, fears he will not be able to face the situation and overcome difficulties, he sees everything black and the gum edges and the area around the nails are also dark. His appearance is withered old, old, he breathes heavily and is sad, confused, melancholy.

He often craves sweets, sugar, which he does not digest and which increases flatulence, stomach acid and diarrhea. Women suffer from painful periods and intermenstrual bleeding.


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