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Arsenicum – Homeopathic Remedy

Arsenicum Homeopathic Remedy
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Arsenicum – Homeopathic Remedy

Arsenicum (Arsenicum album)

Arsenicum is a white oxide derived from metallic arsenic. Apart from being the professional criminals’ go-to poison, arsenic has over the centuries had a variety of uses, ranging from being a component in dye, wallpaper, paint, and food production, to its function as an endurance builder amongst mountain folk, improving their ability to carry heavy loads up steep inclines.

Other names: White arsenic trioxide.


Homeopaths may prescribe this remedy for:

Burning pains accompanied with a feeling of coldness. 

Digestive upsets displaying the following symptoms: Diarrhoea and vomiting due to food poisoning, bad diet or too much alcohol, dehydration in children due to gastro-enteritis.

Asthma and dyspnoea displaying the following symptoms: Acute asthma; there may be cold sweat on the face.

Anxiety and fear displaying the following symptoms: Fear of being alone.

Skin problems displaying the following symptoms: Burning skin, shingles, psoriasis, carbuncles (a collection of boils), cracked dry lips, cold sores.

Mouth diseases displaying the following symptoms: Mouth ulcers, candidiasis of the mouth.

Sore throat displaying the following symptoms: Painful when swallowing; swollen, burning, dry, ulcerated.

People requiring this remedy will feel worse: When cold (including dislike of cold food and drink), between midnight and 3am, on the right side of the body, near the sea.

People requiring this remedy will feel better: When warm, lying down with raised head, moving about gently.

Arsenicum-type people are generally fussy, ordered, and rather intolerant of those with differing opinions or a more laid back approach to life. They tend to worry greatly about their health and finances, are often thin in build and restless in spirit.

The information given on this site about homeopathic remedies is just a general overview. Classical homeopathy takes all the patient’s symptoms into account and prescribes upon the “Totality of Symptoms”, thus finding the precise remedy that matches the patient’s symptoms perfectly. 

Here, at The CMA we recommend that anyone interested in learning more about homeopathy and the fascinating remedies that homeopaths use should take an introduction course to homeopathy, which will help you to understand how to become a good home first-aid prescriber. This is ideal for ‘acute symptoms’. However, if you want to learn more – with a view even to becoming a professional homeopath, who is educated highly enough to be able to treat chronic conditions, you’ll need to be prepared to spend many years learning this vast and fascinating topic – along with anatomy, physiology and pathology, history of medicine, homeopathic philosophy, and much more. You’ll find both kinds of courses here on this site – head to our section on Find a CMA Member and search under CMA Registered Training Schools. 

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