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Acids

The materia medica by ‘William Boericke’ lists the following acids in use as homeopathic medicines:

Acetic acid Flouric acid Lactic acid Picric acid Tartaric acid
Benzoic acid Formic acid Muriatic acid Sarco lactic acid Uric acid
Boracic acid Gallic acid Nitric acid Succinic acid Camphoric acid
Hippuric acid Nitro-mur. acid Sulphuric acid Carbolic acid Hydrobr. acid
Oxalic acid Sulphurous acid Chromic acid Hydrocyanic acid Phosphoric acid
Tannic acid        

The most common and characteristic symptoms of acids are:

(1.) Exhaustion, Prostration:

Mental exhaustion: Picric acid, Acetic acid, Flouric acid, Muriatic acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid.

Emotional exhaustion: Phosphoric acid, Acetic acid.

Physical exhaustion: Muriatic acid.

(2.) Active, Hurried:

Overdose of activity—exhausted yet wants to do a lot.

No complaints, they are merely overactive.

Hurriedness leads to a tired feeling, which further leads to exhaustion.

Flouric acid :

Hurry, walking, while
Restlessness, night

Gallic acid :

Restlessness, night

Hydrocyanic acid :

Restlessness

Bed, tossing about in

Lactic acid :

Restlessness

Muriatic acid :

Activity, amel.
Restlessness

Night
Bed, tossing about in

Nitric acid :

Hurry, haste
Impatience
Restlessness, midnight after

Nitromuriaticum acid :

Restlessness

Oxalic acid :

Restlessness, night
Thoughts, rapid, quick

Phosphoric acid :

Hurry, haste
Restlessness

Anxious
Eating, after
Urination, before

Speech, hasty

Picric acid :

Restlessness, midnight before

Sulphuric acid :

Hurry, haste

Eating, while
Movements, in
Occupation, in
Walking, while
Writing, in

Restlessness
Anxious, compelling rapid walkin

(3.) Lively, Fresh, Extrovert:

Active, enterprising, optimistic which gives them an aura of freshness. Extrovert, talk very openly. Tendency to be perfectionist.

Flouric acid :

Capriciousness, evening
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Morning

Company, desire for
Exhilaration
Optimistic

Hydrocyanic acid :

Delusion

Friends, surrounded by

Lactic acid :

Fastidious

Muriatic acid :

Cheerful, daytime

Dreams, after

Loquacity

Nitric acid :

Capriciousness, morning
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Evening, bed in

Company, desire for

Oxalic acid :

Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Afternoon

Exhilaration
Playful

Phosphoric acid :

Capriciousness
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Night

Sulphuric acid :

Capriciousness
Cheerful, gay, mirthful

Evening, bed in

(4.) Aggression:

They force their will upon the situation in spite of opposition, until they cannot go further. They cannot accept things not going their way. Cannot let go. They feel they have to fight their own battles.

Acetic acid :

Anger, irascibility

Flouric acid :

Anger, irascibility
Destructiveness
Quarrelsome, scolding

Gallic acid :

Rudeness
Abusive, insulting

Hydrocyanic acid :

Anger, irascibility
Bite, desire to

Muriatic acid :

Anger, irascibility

Weakness, anger followed by

Nitric acid :

Anger, irascibility

Mistakes, about his
Trembling, with
Trifles, at
Bite, desire to
Cruelty, inhumanity
Quarrelsome, scolding

Oxalic acid :

Desire, beat children to

Phosphoric acid :

Anger, irascibility

Answers, when obliged to

Sarco lactic acid :

Anger, trifles at

Sulphuric acid :

Anger, irascibility

Trifles, at
Waking, on
Talk, indisposed to

Quarrelsome, scolding

(5.) Isolation, Apathy:

A feeling of isolation, of being separated from fellow beings and loved ones.

Acetic acid :

Indifference, apathy

Everything to

Recognize, relatives, does not his

Flouric acid :

Aversion

Members of family to
Indifference, apathy
Business affairs, to
Loved ones, to

Hydrocyanic acid :

Indifference, apathy
Indolence, aversion to work

Lactic acid :

Business, averse to
Indolence, aversion to work

Muriatic acid :

Indifference, apathy

Pleasure, to

Indolence, aversion to work

Nitric acid :

Indolence, aversion to work
Indifference, apathy

Pleasure, to
Family, to his

Oxalic acid :

Indolence, aversion to work

Phosphoric acid :

Business, averse to
Indifference, apathy

Morning
Everything, to

Picric acid :

Company, aversion to
Indolence, aversion to work

(6.) Generality:

Location: right side

Temperature: cold

Physique: fair, thin

Some other common features of acids are their increased sexual appetite and the problems resulting from that; Anxiety and irritability, which is more marked in mineral acids than acids derived from plant sources; Hypersensitiveness esp., to noise; Dullness and sluggishness, with difficulty in comprehending; Forgetfulness, which is again more marked in mineral acids; Indisposition to talk and desire to remain silent.

On the physical plane the acids show following common characters:

(1.) Extreme prostration, with aversion to do any physical or mental work.
(2.) Paralytic conditions, esp. with spinal irritation.
(3.) Irritation of mucous membranes leading to varied complaints.
(4.) Stitching pains, with sense of constriction.
(5.) Gangrenous and ulcerative conditions.
(6.) Hoarseness, and inflammatory conditions of lungs.
(7.) Hemorrhagic tendency. All acids tend to check hemorrhages.
(8.) Discharges are usually thin, dark, and foul smelling.
(9.) Gouty conditions, with inflammation of synovial membranes.
(10.) Anemic conditions.
(11.) Dryness of mucus membranes, in spite of profuse mucus discharge.
(12.) Increased sexual desire.
(13.) All complaints are usually Sycotic or Tubercular in nature.

 

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