Sodium Carbonicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is sodium carbonicum?

Natrum carbonicum is indicated in homeopathy for digestive problems and milk intolerance. It is often used for dislocated or sprained joints. Furthermore, sodium carbonicum has proven effective in sinusitis. The patients are characterized by a high hypersensitivity to sensory impressions.

Leading symptoms

  • Milk intolerance, diarrhea and flatulence after milk
  • Headaches from heat and sun exposure
  • Exhaustion from heat, mental or physical exertion
  • poor memory
  • Stomach upset from the slightest mistake in diet
  • Slight twisting of the feet

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need sodium carbonicum?

Natrum carbonicum adults are both gentle and unselfish and prejudiced against strangers. In grief they play the happy one. You have memory and understanding problems. Patients are sensitive to many things: noise, weather changes, thunderstorms, music, poor diet.

Natrum carbonicum children are hypersensitive on many levels. They are very sensitive, especially on the family level when moving, arguing or changing schools. Natrum carbonicum Children need a stable and safe environment. Thunderstorms and light are particularly difficult for the children to bear.


Natrum carbonicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:


  • Movement
  • Massage
  • afternoon
  • At evening


  • heat
  • Sun
  • Thunderstorm
  • cold
  • draft
  • weather change
  • mental effort
  • To sit
  • milk
  • vegetables
  • early in the morning

What are typical areas of application for sodium carbonicum?

  • heartburn
  • upset stomach
  • paranasal sinuses
  • bronchitis
  • contortion
  • sleep disorders

Areas of application in detail

Cough/ bronchitis

Cough when coming into a warm room from the cold. Yellow or green secretion.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Great thirst and sour or bitter taste in the mouth. Feeling unwell after eating, with palpitations and anxious mood. Aversion to milk, meat and fat. Diarrhea after eating milk.

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

Sinus infection

Coryza with thick, slimy, yellow, fetid nasal discharge. Aggravation from the slightest draft of air.

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

Sleep disorders

Early morning awakening and daytime sleepiness.

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

Heartburn/acid regurgitation

Bitter and sour eructations and weak digestion. Aversion and intolerance to milk. In the afternoon at 5 p.m. ravenously hungry.

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

Sprain/ dislocation/ contusion

Dislocation of the ankles when the foot twists. Weak ankles.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of sodium carbonicum

Natrum carbonicum is prescribed in homeopathy as globules.

Dosage of sodium carbonicum

Natrum carbonicum is taken in the 6X potency one to three times a day and in the 12X potency once or twice a day. The potencies C30 and C200 are taken only once and, if necessary, again after about four to six weeks.

Effect of sodium carbonicum

Natrum carbonicum acts on the digestive tract, the respiratory tract, the joints and the central nervous system.

Natrum carbonicum during pregnancy

Natrum carbonicum has proven itself during pregnancy against heartburn and stomach problems.

Natrum carbonicum for the baby

Natrum carbonicum is indicated for children who cannot tolerate milk. The children wake up startled and crying. Her mother’s closeness calms her.

Natrum carbonicum for dogs, horses and cats

Natrum carbonicum is given to animals for symptoms after exposure to the sun, such as sunstroke or heat stroke. The animals are weak and very sensitive.

Side effects of sodium carbonicum

There are no known side effects when taking Natrum carbonicum. At the beginning of the treatment there may be a short-lasting exacerbation. Natrum carbonicum should then be paused.

Similar remedies to Natrum carbonicum

Potassium bichromicum

Sodium carbonicum and potassium bichromicum are often used for sinus infections. The discharge from Kali bichromicum is thick, yellow and stringy. Potassium bichromicum is indicated for ulcers in the nose caused by a cold.


Natrum carbonicum and Ledum are proven remedies for sprains. Ledum is usually indicated when pain has remained after a previous sprain in the joint and the joint tends to sprain again and again.

Typical potencies: Natrum carbonicum is often used in the potencies 6X, 12X, 30C and 200C.

fabric type: mineral salt


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