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Natrum Mur :: She Knew Her Love Will Never Mature

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Author : Dr. Amit Pandey, B.Sc, BHMS (Std-lll)
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Article Updated: Mar 21, 2011

Here I am presenting the story of my friend Mrs. Natrum mur, who fell in love with a highly educated elite class person during her graduation year from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad.

My friend (Natrum mur) knew that her love could never mature. It was in fact one sided love which had to be of short life.

About 2 years later after graduation she got married to another person. She become pregnant within few months of her married life, but this did nothing to boost up her spirits. She remained melancholic, depressed and often searched for solitary places to be cry. She would to laugh at serious matters and get irritated at trifles. She even became irritable when spoken to kindly and was worse from consolation like her niece Lilium Tigrinum. It seemed that the failure of her first love haunted her. Milk caused dysenteric stools; she had perspiration with attack of asthma.

During the last trimester of pregnancy another accident happened, she (Natrum mur) lost her elder brother but she did not weep. Due to the result of all these mental troubles during pregnancy, when she delivered, her child too did not cry. Though he was saved after much intervention but he still is suffering from many sycotic complaints.

Are you interested to know much more about my friend (Natrum mur.) .

YES !! OK.

So please continue……

Natrum mur has a nick name - common salt (NaCl). Common salt is found widely distributed in nature. Knowledge of the source and origin of substance helps much. Natrum mur being salt produces a lot of thirst. It is an important constituent of all fluids and tissue of the body. Common salt or sodium chloride, has long been a highly prized mineral resource.

The word salary comes from the Latin "salarium", which refers to the payment of salt to soldiers. Sodium and chlorine are essential trace elements; most people get more than enough from the salt in their diet. In Orthodox medicine, salt is only used in saline solution, but in homoeopathy, the Natrum mur remedy has a wide range of uses.

Common salt is a regulator of osmosis. Without its presence in the fluids of the body there would be no absorption of nutritive matter and no elimination of waste. And yet a large number of people are steadily poisoning themselves by taking too much salt with their food. Dr.P. Sankaran says- "When a patient has a craving for a substance which aggravates him I consider this is a very good symptom. Eg. Nat-m has craving and agg. from salt, Arg-n. from sweets, Nitric acid from fatty acid, Ant-c. from sour foods and soon". Its excessive use dries up the secretion, inhibits assimilation impoverishes the food, weakens, causes idiopathic oedema.

Samual Hahnemann demonstrated its marvelous power and efficacy in the cure of disease by potentizing and proving sodium chloride. Farrington says- "Natrum mur is slow of pace and seldom indicated in acute diseases, but rather in deep-seated, chronic ailments which have progressed over a period of years."

Last month, I met my friend (Nat-m) in Big Bazaar at Allahabad. She invited me,to her residence for morning tea. Her husband was a businessman. I saw her husband, had anxiety and sadness well marked on his face. His lips and corners of the mouth were dry, ulcerated and cracked. (also in Nitric acid ) [ while going through Hering Guiding Symptom, Nat-m has got a crack on both the upper and lower lips, whereas all the materia medica people only emphasize the crack in the middle of the lower lip ].

His health has broken by failure in business, and he was gloomy, irritable, dull, confused, emaciated and weak. He constantly dwelled on past unpleasant occurrences. He was sullen and irritable, disliked consolation hated fuss and even avoided company. He was hopeless, thin and thirsty. His complaints aggravated by heat especially Sun's and he also had a craving for salt. He had Mapped tongue and he passed involuntary urine when walking, coughing, and laughing. He even confided in me that he had to wait a long while for urine to pass, if others are present.

His younger bother Mercury had thirst with moist mouth, but with swollen and flabby tongue indented with prints of teeth upon it and a very offensive breath. I knew his younger sister Pulsatilla is exactly opposite to her brother (Mercurius) viz- she has dry mouth with no thirst, furnishing a very marked contrast where choice is necessary. Though Both Nat-m and Pulsatilla have similarity as regards to bitter taste and loss of taste.


Nat-m is also used to treat headaches that come on after menstruation ( also china ), and cold sores. Migraines with zig -zag lines in front of the eyes, eyestrain with aching eyes. Headache of school girls beginning at 10 am - 11 am. lasting until 3 pm o evening ( also in calc-phos). Hammering or throbbing, pain like little hammers on the head on walking in morning.

Skin complaints - warts, dry cuticles, hangnails, boils and painful spots. Blisters like peals around the mouth are found, especially in intermittent. Moist eczema with much itching especially seen on the margins of hair, scalp and behind the ears, look raw, red, inflamed and ulcerated. Herpes especially about the lips, mouth and nose as ordinary cold sores, or as an accompaniment of fevers, on the scrotum and thighs, about the anus and in the bends of the elbows and knees.

It is adapted to all types of malaria. Although the chill begin at any time between the hours of 3 and 9 am, like that of Nux-v, the characteristic paroxysm is in the forenoon and most typically at 10 or 11 am. It is preceded by thirst and the characteristic Nat-m headache. The chill commences in the distal extremities or the lumber region; the lips and finger nails are blue. It is accompanied by chattering of the teeth, bursting headache, thirst for large quantities of water, nausea, vomiting, tearing pains in the bones, and sometimes complete unconsciousness. The sweat is profuse and gradually relieves all symptoms. Sadness persists throughout the paroxysm.

Dr. Boericke says, Nat-m -30 or higher is a preventive medicine in case of malaria, and take, once a week for 4-5 weeks before entering malaria area.

Grimmer writes, "Against the ravages of malaria, both prophylactic and curative, we will require the study and use of a larger group of remedies; yet a sufficiently narrow group of the most often indicated will enable the prescriber readily to cure 95% of his cases. Starting with Nat-m, Ars second, Chin-s third, these remedies…..will afford certain protection against the disease ".

Dr. Hering says Nat-m is predisposition to worms. In Boericke's materia medica under Am-m found that the patient is sad but does not weep. For this symptom, Kent has given only two remedies, Gels and Nat-m. So you have to add Am-m under this rubric.

Nat-m is often indicated in nervous, emaciated children who, after a fright, wakes screaming at night because they have dreamt that the house was being robbed.(Fear of robber). In women, Nat-m is given for absent menstruation induced by shock or grief, irregular menstruation, and a general feeling of being unwell about both before and after menstruation. It is also good for a dry or sore vagina, thin vaginal discharge, and vaginismus (vaginal pain during sexual intercourse).

Dr.S.C.Mishra (Jabalpur) writes in Medicina futura Homoeopathy, April-2000 page-162;"From the physical and mental General point of view Nat-m is the indicated remedy for the patient but regarding his particular concomitant symptom i.e vertigo with urge to urinate, Nat-m has not been indicated in any repertory. Nat-m being basically an introvert person does not want to share his feeling, with others. He suffers from silent grief. 'They can weep, but they prefer to suffer alone or deep down.They will not express their sorrow unless they are consolated or talked to' [ Kent's comparative Repertory-Dock and Kokelenberg ].He suffers silently and goes on brooding and at the same time doing his own job and this brooding makes himself insecure and fearfull which in turn causes vertigo with loss of bladder muscle- control resulting in urge for urination.

Sepia and Nat-m are allied not only as to symptomatology but are also complementary. They agree in weeping mood, depression of spirits, persistent recalling of unpleasant past occurrences, irritability, hasty manner, indifference, loss of memory, confusion, faintness and sensitiveness. Both also are worse from consolation and in the morning, and suffer unduly from the effects of grief, anger or disappointment. With Nat-m …indifference is born of hopelessness towards satiety of life; in Sepia it includes loss of interest or even aversion to those nearest and naturally dearest. The penchant for trotting out old grievances is more characteristic of Nat-m.

The prolapses of uterus in Nat-m is worse on first rising in the morning, while that of Sepia continues throughout the day or is more pronounced in the afternoon. Painful coition in the Nat-m patient is more the result of dryness; in the Sepia, of sensitive mucous surface; and aggravation of mental and physical states is more marked during and agter the menstrual flow.

Pulsatilla may be readily distinguished from Nat-m. by its absence of thirst and lack of irritability; by its desire fore sympathy; by evening aggravation and relief from gentle motion; by its thick, yellow mucous discharges and intolerance of warm room.

Ignatia is the "acute" of Nat-m and closely allied, especially in the mental and nervous spheres. Ignatia is a vegetable remedy, acts more quickly but less deeply than the mineral and in consequence, may be the first remedy in a case for which ultimately Nat-m. will be required. Ignatia patient is less irritable, more introspective, much more liable to nervous twitching and spasmodic jerking of muscles. However, if after it has benefited the patient, but the sadness, aversion to company and consolation, headache, indigestion, faintness and menstrual disturbances are only partially by it, then Nat-m. should be given careful consideration.

CASE- Recently, Dr.S.C. Mishra treating a child for some complaints. A female child ( case no. 4405);- Pain before stool from childhood. Rectum fissure; bleeding during stool; started after she left mother's feed and given Cerelac and milk. Likes salts. The parents had given the history that when the child was born she had not cried. Caesarean delivery. F/H - Father ok, Mother had 2 abortion during initial days of pregnancy. She had lost her sister before one month of her caesarean delivery.

26-05-08 = On this indication Dr.S,C.Mishra prescribed Nat-m 200 / 4 od and SL -1D TDS.

She started improving on infrequent doses on Nat-m, given upto 10 M and completely relieved by 24-01-09.

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what is Nat. Mur. but with lots of crying?? I have ALL the symthoms of Nat. Mur except I cry a LOT! Are all remedies connected like Ignatia-Nat. Mur i.e. all have its acute and deeper variant?? Thank you in advance!
  Comment by: Zorica, Macedonia.    on Aug 04, 2011 1 Agree  |  0 Disagree       Report Abuse

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