Source: Tartarate of Antimony and Potash
name: Tartar Emetic.
Antimonium tartaricum is another powerful
emetic. The main guiding symptoms for which this drug is
employed in Homeopathy are as follows:-
Suppression of ailments:
Bad effects of suppression e.g. Pain in testicles after
checked or suppressed gonorrhoea.By- effects following
injection for Bilharziasis( Swimmers itch).etc.bad
affects of vaccination when Thuja fails or
Silicea is not indicated.
Childhood and old age. Old broken down persons ailing
from chronic bronchial troubles. Torpid, phlegmatic.
Sycotic blight; ear-marked by wartrs on glans penis.
1. Nausea; vomiting. Intense
nausea (Ipec.) but less persistent; relief after
vomiting. Vomiting followed by drowsiness and
anxious nausea, straining to vomit, with perspiration on
Great accumulaation ofmucus in the
air passages with coarse rattling, but inability to
raise it; it seems as if much would be expectorated,
but little or nothing comes up.
3. Supression: Bad effects
of suppression. In small-pox when eruptions do not
appear and troublesome symptoms appear, such as
backache, headache, diarrhoea, convulsion,s etc.
Suppressed gonorrhoea (Pulsatilla). Ant-t following
well. Pain in testicles after checked .
Disposition:Excessively peevish and
quarrelsome. Child would not allow iself to be touched.
clings to those around; wants to be carried; cries and
whines if anyone touches it; will not let you feel the
pulse (Ant-c, Sanic.) On awaking child seems to be
stupid, but extremely irritable so that
he howls if anyhone simply looks at him.".
Vertigo alternates with drowsiness. Vertigo with
dullness and confusion. Headache as from a band
compressing( Nit. Ac.).Dr. Kent says,
There are many headaches laid down under Ant. Tart, but
Antimonium Crud. is more likely to word out for Ant.
Headaches while Ant. Tart is more likely to work for
Rheumatic pains in the teeth, with rheumatic pains in
the joints.Teeth are sensitiveand covered with mucus.
Tongue is coated, pasty, thick white, with
Appearance:-Face pale, cyanotic. Face. Cold,
blue, pale, covered with cold sweat. (Tabac.)
Parched lips with desquamaation. Cracked lips.
Eruptions round mouth. Nostrils dilate and contract
(fan-like motion of the wings of the nose.) . This is
like Lycopoidium. It has also widelyl dilated nostrils.
All thse symptoms are usually noticed in pneumonia.
Child at birth pale,
breathless, gasping ( also rattling in
throat as in asphyxia neonatorum). Chronic trembling of
head; of head and hands.
The nausea of this remedy is as intense as that of
Ipecac, but not so persistent, and there is relief after
vomiing. Dr. Nash says that He has found it nearest a
specific for Cholera morbus ( except when there were
severe cramps in the stomach and bowels when Cupurum
Met. relieved). Thirst for cold water, little
and often , ( or there may be thirstlessnes)and
desire for apples, fruits, and acids generally.
In Cholera morbus, diarhoea with nausea and vomiting ,
prostration, cold sweat and stupor or drowsiness ( and
irresitible inclination to sleep with almost all
complaints). Dr Nash says that he had seldom been
obliged to give more than two or three doses, one after
each voming, before the case was relieved. He further
says that it is not generally recommended in the
text-books, for this ailment, but is a gem as he knows
from abundant experience and observation.
Burning in urethra during and after urinating. Last
drops bloody with pain in bladder,. Urging increased.
Catarrh of bladder and urthra. Stricture. Orchitis.
If Antimonium tart. possessed only the one power
of curing, that it does upon the respiratory organs, it
would be indispensable. No matter what the name of the
trouble, whether it be bronchitis, pneumonia,
whooping cough or asthma, if there is great
accumulation of mucus with coarse rattling, or
filling up with to raise it, but at the same time, there
seems to be inability to raise it, Tartar emetic, is
the first remedy to be thought. This is true in all
ages and constitutions, but particularly so in children
and old people.
and impending paralysis of lungs.
Dyspneoa relieved by eructation. Cough and dyspneoa
better lying on right side-(Opposite Badiaga).
Violent pain in sacro-lumbar region. Slightest
effort to move may cause retching and cold, clammy
sweat. Sensation of heavy with at the coccyx,
dragging downward all the time. Twitching of
muscles, limbs tremulous.
Variola. Impetigo of scrotum.Warts.
Intermittent fever with lethargic condition i.e. great
drowsiness or sleepiness. Coldness, trembling and
chilliness. Intense heat Copious perspiration.
Great drowsiness. On falling asleep electric-like
shocks. Irresistible inclination to sleep
with nearly all complaints( opium, Nux.m, Apis).
Many symptoms are worse when the patient is warmed up,
in warm room and when wrapped too much.
from damp, cold weather. Ailments caused by exposure to
cold basements or cellars (Ars.
All sour foods, milk and milk products.
Cold, open air,
on the right side
Similar to Lycopodium clavatum and Ipecac (also an
Summary of Indications:
emphysema - pneumonia - asphyxia neonatrum.
Asafoetida, China,. Cocculus Indicus, Ipecac. , Opium ,
Pulsatilla nig., Rhus tox, Sepia.