Natrum Sulfuricum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

Natrum sulfuricum is the homeopathic remedy obtained from sodium sulfate, a sodium salt of sulfuric acid that comes in the form of a hygroscopic white powder. In Homeopathy it is used for the benefits it brings at the neuropsychic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, articular and skin levels.

uses of sodium sulfate

Sodium sulfate is naturally occurring as a mineral (thénardite) in rhombohedral crystalline form. It is usually obtained as a by-product of chemical processes using sulfuric acid or as a purge of sodium chloride production plants.

According to its form of hydration it is available in the following forms: anhydrous, heptahydrate and decahydrate.

Sodium sulfate is widely used in the detergent industry as an anti-thickener and as a low-cost inert but also in the production of cellulose. It is also used in the glass industry as a refining and anti-foaming agent and in the textile industry as a pigment fixer and as a density corrector.

In the past it was also used in the paper industry as a bleaching agent, but today its use in this sector is declining due to the modification of production processes.

This additive is also used in some food products such as chewing gum and dyes.

Natrum sulfuricum: homeopathic remedy

Mother Tincture, from which the homeopathic remedy is obtained, is produced by shredding the element. Natrum sulfuricum performs important functions in maintaining the acid-base balance of the blood and in water metabolism. It also acts with particular effectiveness on those subjects called hydrogenoids, or affected by water retention and very sensitive to moisture.

The pathologies covered by the remedy are several:

  • sicosis
  • asthma
  • rheumatism
  • headaches
  • neuralgia
  • premenstrual disorders characterized by marked water retention and associated with painful cellulite

It is the anti-sycotic remedy par excellence, for this reason in the subject are often found sycotic manifestations such as warts, polyps and warts.

In addition, Natrum sulfuricum is useful to combat the following ailments:

  • at the neuropsychic level: in the depressive syndromes of patients suffering from chronic bronchitis, eczema or rheumatism and who present the reactive mode characteristic of this remedy
  • at the level of the digestive system: treats enterocolitis with morning watery diarrhea and flatulence, useful in cholecystitis (with the presence of cholesterol stones) and in hepatitis that present a very strong pain that forces the patient to stay curled up on the right side
  • at the level of the respiratory system: it is indicated for mucopurulent rhinitis, asthma, bronchitis and bronchopneumopathies, in the event that the symptoms are aggravated by moisture
  • at the joint level: it benefits those individuals who have joint disorders such as low back pain and gonalgia improved by movement and aggravated by humidity
  • at the skin level: it is useful for dermatoses with peeling, palmoplantar dyshidrosis, warts and psoriatic dermatoses

Natrum sulfuricum is a medicine similar to Thuja, in fact they both belong to the reactive sycotic model and are the most effective remedies against cellulite.

Natrum sulfuricum and cellulite 

Cellulite is caused by a hypertrophy of the connective and adipose components of the subcutaneous tissues. It generally appears after puberty, has an evolutionary trend and is determined by numerous factors such as hereditary predisposition, circulatory disorders, unbalanced diet, poor liver functioning, constipation and excessive sedentariness.

Cellulite in most cases is accompanied by a sense of swelling and tiredness of the legs due to venous stasis. It can affect both obese and thin people or slightly overweight and usually distinguishes itself in three stages (edematous, fibrous and sclerotic) depending on the severity of the disorder.

When infiltration is present almost everywhere on the body, Natrum sulfuricum is the most suitable remedy: it is prescribed, in fact, for all the imbalances of water metabolism that determine water retention with infiltration of cellulite especially on the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

The remedy also acts on the liver, kidneys, diarrhea, joint rheumatism and periodic dermatological diseases.

The natrum sulfuricum type in homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies, as already seen in previous studies, to act must correspond to an overall picture including also character and / or psychic aspects.
In particular, the subject Natrum sulfuricum is irritable, depressed, slow, apathetic, indolent, disgusted by life and feels the malaise especially in the morning when waking up.

These are mostly fatty subjects in which water retention can occur in any location causing edema in the hands, ankles, eyelids, etc. Under the action of the remedy, however, there will be a beneficial eliminatory reaction through the mucous membranes (diarrhea, nasal catarrhs, abundant sputum, urethral drains, leucorrhoea, etc.).

Even the great thirst accompanied by poor sweating contributes to the water clogging of the subject Natrum sulfuricum.

On a psychological level, as has already been anticipated, depression and restlessness dominate, the subject is pessimistic and disgusted by everything.

The aggravation of symptoms occurs mainly due to changes in weather, humidity and everything that contains plenty of water (fruits, legumes, fish). It is no coincidence that the classic time of aggravation is at 4 am, a time of day when humidity and temperature changes generally reach their peak. Instead, they improve with dry weather, both cold and hot, with toxin eliminations and with rest but sometimes also with slow and continuous movement.


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