Mercury Corrosive in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Mercurius corrosive?

The homeopathic remedy Mercurius corrosivus has proven particularly useful for intestinal and bladder cramps. The intestinal cramps do not get better even after passing stool.

Leading symptoms

  • sensitivity to light
  • Sore tears
  • Burning eyes
  • Swollen, red eyelids
  • Sore throat with redness, swelling and pain when swallowing
  • Greenish, bloody discharges from the urethra
  • Diarrhea with painful urge to defecate, no relief of pain after defecation
  • Bloody, slimy stool
  • Bladder infection with burning and strong urge to urinate

Information about the agent

Appearance of Mercurius corrosivus

Mercurius corrosivus adults are conspicuous for their incoherent speech. Your mind wanders as you speak.

Mercurius corrosivus children are moody, dissatisfied, and unruly. When angry, they sometimes spit.


Mercurius corrosivus is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen through the following modalities:


  • At evening
  • At night

What are typical areas of application for Mercurius corrosivus?

  • cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • cystitis
  • Sniffles
  • Sore throat
  • Vomit

Areas of application in detail

Canker sores

Reddened oral mucosa with many aphthae. Strong pain. Increased salivation and bad breath. Often accompanied by fever and increased sweating with foul-smelling sweat. Worse at night. Better from cold drinks.

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

Bladder problems and bladder infections

Bladder infection with a strong urge to urinate and bladder cramps. Patients often do not feel better after urinating. The urge to urinate and the burning pain persist.

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


Bloody, mucous and sore diarrhea. Severe abdominal cramps.

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

Sore throat

The throat is swollen inside, red and extremely painful. The pain when swallowing extends to the ears. Even slight external pressure on the neck increases the sore throat.

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


Cramps in intestinal inflammation and intestinal infections and cramps in cystitis. Stool and urine are burning and excoriating. aggravation during the night.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Patients vomit continuously. The vomit is green and bilious. Pain and tenderness in the upper abdomen.

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


Very severe coryza with burning in the nostrils. The mucous membranes are swollen, dry red and covered with bloody mucus.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Mercurius corrosivus

Mercurius corrosivus is prescribed in homeopathy mainly in the form of globules.

Dosage of Mercurius corrosivus

Mercurius corrosivus is usually taken in the 6X potency one to three times a day and in the 12X potency once or twice a day. The intake depends on the condition. As long as an improvement persists, the remedy is not taken again.

Mercurius corrosivus should only be used from the potency D12 upwards in the case of kidney dysfunction, as well as during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Effect of Mercurius corrosivus

Mercurius corrosivus affects the intestines and urinary tract.

Mercurius corrosive during pregnancy

Mercurius corrosivus can be used during pregnancy for kidney problems at the beginning of pregnancy. Homeopathic treatment should always be carried out by a doctor or naturopath.

Mercurius corrosive to the baby

Mercurius corrosivus may be indicated in children with an intestinal infection. The children have bloody and burning stools with cutting intestinal spasms. Passing the stool is very tiring for the children. You feel like you’ll never finish because the cramps continue even after you’ve defecated.

Mercurius corrosivus for dogs, horses and cats

Mercurius corrosivus is given to animals with diarrhea when they have persistent intestinal spasms that do not go away after stool. The stool is slimy.

Side effects of Mercurius corrosivus

Increased salivation may occur after taking Mercurius corrosivus. The intake should then be stopped.

Similar remedies to Mercurius corrosivus


Mercurius corrosivus and Cantharis are important remedies for treating cystitis. Cantharis is very similar and also has urgency to urinate, spasms of the bowel and bladder, as well as diarrhea and burning pain in the drug picture. Cantharis is also very similar in terms of sore throat. However, cold drinks make the pain worse.

Mercurius solubilis

Mercurius solubilis and Mercurius corrosivus are very similar remedies. In Mercurius solubilis, the pain is stabbing rather than burning than in Mercurius corrosivus. Teeth impressions on the tongue are typical of Mercurius solubilis.

Typical potencies: Mercurius corrosivus is often prescribed in the potencies 6X and 12X.

Prescription: Mercurius corrosivus requires a prescription up to and including the potency D3.

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