Platinum Metallicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is platinum metallicum?

In terms of homeopathy, platinum metallicum is considered to be a pronounced remedy for women. The effect is concentrated on the central and peripheral nervous system, the gastrointestinal tract and the female sex organs.

The agent is suitable for the treatment of menstrual and puerperal complaints, also for other diseases in gynecology, eg endometriosis and benign uterine tumors (myomas, fibroids) and as a support in cancer therapy.

Leading symptoms

  • Constipation with frequent but ineffective urge to defecate and sticky stools
  • arrogance
  • Physical and psychological complaints alternate
  • Feelings of numbness or coldness in the face

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Platinum metallicum?

Spasmodic complaints and the feeling of constriction, as in a tight corset, are characteristic of Platinum. Typical Platinum patients include precocious, well-trained, dark-haired women with a aloof, cool, haughty demeanor. They appear very proud and condescending on the outside, but suffer from fear and sadness on the inside, which manifests itself in outbursts of emotion. The sex drive is very strong. Women have swollen vulvas, and men have long-lasting, painful nocturnal erections. Before the onset of the period, there are depressive moods and severe mood swings with crying fits and a tendency to hysteria. The genitals itch and tingle and are very sensitive to touch. Ovulation is felt as cramping pain in the lower abdomen. White flow occurs

There are reports of wavy headaches in the forehead and temples and accompanying discomfort such as tingling and numbness in the head and extremities. Digestion is noticeably slower, and there is a tendency to constipation and abdominal cramps. One feels emaciated and weak after stool; the stool is sticky, it requires a lot of force to pass. The urine is watery, often turbid or with a red sediment, flows slowly with constant pressure. The oral cavity is filled with sticky saliva, especially after eating. You sleep on your back or with your legs drawn up, you can’t stand a duvet, you kick yourself free at night.


Platinum metallicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities:


  • Cry
  • Exercise in fresh air or outdoors
  • sun and heat
  • stretch


  • in the evening and at night
  • To sit
  • Stand
  • intercourse
  • Before the onset of menstruation

What are typical areas of application for Platinum metallicum?

  • headache
  • stomach pain
  • menstrual cramps
  • nerve pain
  • constipation

Areas of application in detail

Headache migraine

Headaches that, starting from the top of the head, pull into the forehead, temples, ears, nose, cheeks and chin, causing a great feeling of cold and numbness. The eyes and eyelids are irritated and cold. The pain intensity changes, behaves like a wave. The face turns pale and red alternately. sweats. There is fleeting dizziness, one feels on the verge of fainting.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Nausea and stomach cramps, as if the stomach were constricted. Cramping pains around the navel that pull down. Increased vomiting, yet great appetite. The remedy is also suitable if the symptoms occur after unfamiliar food or food hypersensitivity.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Nausea and vomiting: the stomach burns, you have to vomit convulsively. A feeling of emptiness and weakness in the middle of the body follows. Symptoms tend to appear with unfamiliar food. Constant hunger.

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

Menstrual period, discomfort before (premenstrual syndrome)

headache and numbness. Strong mood swings with melancholy and short temper. Slow, sticky stools like clay. Increased white discharge, this is lumpy. Itching of the female part (v) and |abia. Ovulation is painful. The uterus and intestines seem to descend and come out through the female part (v) or rectvm. The desire is elevated, bordering on nymphomania. Sexual intercourse is painful; frequent female part (v) cramps.

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

Menstrual cramps

Bleeding starts up to two weeks prematurely, accompanied by severe cramps. You scream in pain. Prolonged, heavy menstrual flow with clots of dark blood. Even if you miss your period. Preferred remedy if the symptoms arise due to psychological stress.

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

Nerve pain

The extremities tingle, feel cold and numb, especially the little fingers and big toes. leg cramps. The pain manifests itself in spasms and runs in waves. Arms and legs become limp, unable to rise. Also for vagienal cramps during intercourse.

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


Severely restricted intestinal activity before the onset of menstrual bleeding, when traveling and during pregnancy. The loamy, dark, almost black feces look like coal, are difficult to remove from the intestines and get stuck in the rear (a).

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

Application information

Dosage form of Platinum metallicum

Platinum is mainly given in tablet form with a low potency, alternatively as globules and in individual cases with the mother tincture.

Platinum metallicum dosage

In the case of premenstrual symptoms and an irregular cycle, an administration of 1 tablet or 5 globules D12 before going to bed has proven itself. The intake begins on the 14th day of the cycle and continues until the onset of the period.

If constipation occurs while travelling, three tablets or five globules are given three times a day in the potency D12. In the case of acute constipation of unclear origin, take three globules of D6 per hour until the symptoms noticeably improve.

Undesirably increased sexual desire is relieved by taking half a tablet or three globules of D12 in the morning, immediately after getting up.

Mood swings are treated with three tablets / three times five globules daily D4 or D6.

Platinum metallicum during pregnancy

Platinum is mainly used during and after labour. It is particularly useful for patients who are having an aborted or unsuccessful labor due to weakness, sensitivity to touch and pain.

Furthermore, the drug can be given during pregnancy for nausea, vomiting and constipation.

Side effects of Platinum metallicum

Apart from the homeopathic initial aggravation of the symptoms, no side effects or interactions with Platinum metallicum are known. The remedy is suitable in low potency for self-medication, high potencies and long-term treatments should be individually coordinated with a homeopath.

Typical potencies: Mother tincture, up to D12

fabric type: metal


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