indicated in the following ailments:-
Mental Depression with suicidal tendencies
2. Anxiety syndromes (Endogenous
the Valium addict)
3. Headaches 4. Behaviour disorders
It acts upon the blood, glands, and bone, giving rise to
conditions bearing striking resemblance to mercurial and
syphilitic infections, ; and it is just for such
deteriorations of the bodily fluids and alteration in
the tissues, that Aurum assumes great importance as a
remedy. Like the vicitm of syphilis, mental states of
great depression are produced by it. Hopeless,
despondent and great desire to commit suicide. Every
opportunity is sought for self-destruction. Exostosis,
caries, nightly bone-pains, especially cranial, nasal
and palatine. Glands swollen in scrofulous subjects.
Palpitaion and congestions. Ascites often in conjunction
with heart effections. Frequently indicated in secondary
syphilis and effects of mercury. This use of gold as an
anti-venereal and anti-scrofulous remedy is very old,
but has been rediscovered an placed on its scientific
basis by homeopathy
Aurum subjects have syphilitico-mercurial
history ; in corpulent, old people with fatty heart;
persons who always looks on the dark side, strong
inclination to commit suitice and are plunged into
the deepest gloom and despair. Life seems to be burden
and desires death.
Wants to commit suicide; thinks he is no good in he
(2) Nodes and bone pains,
caries and necrosis with great depression of mind.
(3) Abuse of Mercury, in
syphilis, in massive doses.
Feeling of self-condemnation and utter
worthlessness. Profound despondency, with increased
blood pressure, with thorough disgust of life, and
thoughts of suicide.Talks of comitting
on the dark side, weeps, prays, thinks she is not fit
for this world, longs for death, strong inclincation
to commit suicide."
Brood over some sin which they have committed. Sense of
unworthiness. Violent if contradicted Dr. Nash
that this noble metal, for which mankind strives for its
pecuniary value, should, when taken into the organism,
cause the gretest unhappiness.
is the most common and most definite of all the
depression remedies. In a case of acute depression the
patient is brooding melancholy and just sits and peers
in front of him and will not
They look extremely depressed and have all sorts of
strange ideas. They thnk they hae lost the affection of
their friends and family, or that they have done
something frightful and that
therefore feeling like this because they are to blame
for it.l They blame themselves for everything and get a
real disgust of life. They are the paients who become
I had an interesting patient with depression. She was
twenty-four and had been in two mental homes. The main
thing about her was that she blamaed herself
tremendously for a tragedy that had happened in the
family. Her brother had died of leukaemia and for some
reason she felt responsible for it, and you could not
get it out of her head. She needed constant
reassurance. She never cried, although tears would
trickle down occasinaly, but she was not a crying tyupe
at all. Aurum is no-it is veary difficult for them to
gave her a 10M of Aurum and she was quite lifted up by
it. She got gradually better from being very bad, and
in between times she was given aNatrum 6c because if her
need had een a consutional remedy, that would have been
the one. Her depression was deeper than a Natrum Mur
depression and was coveraed by the Aurum. She is now
married hapily with two children."
remedies have a similar depression and tendency to
suicide like Naja and Nux Vomica, but none
in anything like the degree of Aurum. Dr. Nash says that
he once cured a young lady who tried to commit suicide
by drowning. After she was cured she laughed at the
occurrence and said she could not help it. It seemd to
her she was of no use in the world. She felt so.
describes that as per his observations, the mind
symptoms are oftenest in connection with liver troubles
in case of men and in women with womb troubles,
especially when enlarged, indurated or prolapsed.
Headaches-caused sometimes from sunshine and rage. Eye
symptoms precede headache (where upper half of the
vision is impaired). Violent pain in the head ; worse
in night; outward pressure. Roaring in Head. Feeling of
soreness on the surface of the cranium, worse pressure.
Oversensitive to touch, smell and noise. Associated with
some degree of constipation Vertigo may be present and
they stagger from side to side. They may fall over-
always to the left side..
There are disturbances of the eye, of a catarrhal
character, even to the extent of ulceration and
infiltration of the various coatings of the eyes. Iritis;
great disturbance of the whole visual appratus. Dr. Kent
we review the eye symptoms we also have to consider the
constution with which they are likely to be asociated
i.e. mercurial and syphilitic states, the gouty
tendency, and the complaints tht belong to joints,
cardiac disturbances etc. and the eyes symtpoms are:
Weak sight and eyes.
gaslight a number of bright , floating specks and dots
letters cannot be distinguished."
crescent-shaped bodies floating obliquely upward in the
field of vision.
upper dark section of field of vison occasional showers
of bright, star-like bodis."(sees
of the left eye'.
[Upper half of the object is invisible. ] DdIritis
marked by much pain around eye, which seems to be deep
in bone. Trachoma with pannus.
Caries of ossicula and of mastoid. Obstinate fetid
otorrhoea after scarlatina. External meatus bathed
in pus. Chronic nerve deafness; Labyrinth disease due to
Ulcerated, painful, swollen. Caries of the
Nasal septum. In the nasal troubles it is sometimes
of great use in the catarrh, or ozaena, before the
trouble has progressed to actual caries. The nostrils
are agglutinated, ulcerated and nose obstructed, filled
with crusts or there are excessively foetid dischareges
and the patient is malancholic and disposed to suicide.
Dr. Kent says , there are a few remedies which have the
power of curing this syphilitic nose conditon; Aurum ,
Mercury and Hepar are three of them. Dr
Kent says that he has cured a case where after the
bones of the nose were completely softened, so tht when
the nose was handled it would bend right over; only a
sort of cartilaginous structure held the nose in place.
He was given Hepar Sulph, it cured him of
syuphilis after he had been filled in vain with
Foul breath in girls at puberty. Tate putrid or bitter.
Ulcration of gums.
Tearing in zygoma. Mastoid and other facial bones
Caries of the palate. Enlargement of the thyroid gland
with rapid and full pulse. Exophthalmic goitre has been
cured by Aurum,
Appetite and thirst increased, wih qualmishness.
Swelling of epigastrium. Burning and hot
eructaions.Another marked feature of this medicine is
its abilityto harden, and inflame the liver; induration
with cardiac affections enlargementof the heart and
Dropsical conditons of the abdomen.
Turbid, like buttermilk, with thick sediment. Painful
Constipation, stools hard and knotty. Nocturnal
diarrhoea, with burning in rectum.
Pain and swelling of testicles. Chronic
induration of testicles. Violent erections. Atrophy
of testicles in boys. Hydrocele.
Uterus prolapsed and indurated. Leucorrrhoea
thick white. Great sensitiveness of vagina.
Sterility; vaginismus. Complaints in the uterus and
region of the pelvis from straining and reaching up the
arms; abortion from reaching up at the windows and
fixing a curtain, etc. Here Dr. Kent says, that,
is a medicine that is suitable for induration of the
uterus an ulcerain of the uterus as a result of repeated
Sensation as if the heart stopped beating or two
or three seconds, immediately followed by a tumultuous
rebound, with sinking at the epigastrium.
Palpitation. Pulse rapid, feeble, irregular,.
Hypertrophy. High Blood Pressure-Valvular lesions of the
arterio-sclerotic nature (Arurum 30).
Dyspnoea aat night. Frequent, deep breathing; Stitching
in sternum,.The symptoms of asthma and of difficult
breathing you would naturally expect to be associated
with the cardiac affections. Notice this also, tht the
difficult breathing is of two kinds, such breathing as
involves the lung, and such breathing as involves the
heart. So it is we have an asthmatic condition of
dyspnoea that is cardiac in character, and dyspnoea that
is purely respiratory.It is the Cor pulmonale which
Aurum is called for.
Destruction of bones, like Destruction of bones, like
secondary syphilis. Pain in bones of head, lumps under
scalp, exostosis with nightly pains in bones. Caries of
nasal, palatine and mastoid bones. Soreness of affected
bones, better in open air, worse at night.
The pains wander from joint to joint and finally locate
in the heart. Angina pectoris of often the ending of an
old rheumatism that has wandered from jont to joint. All
the blood seems to rush from head to lowr limbs. Dropsy
of lower limbs. Orgasm, as if blood were boiling in all
veins. Paralytic, tearing pains in joints. Knees weak.
Sleepless. Sobs aloud in sleep. Frightful dreams.
Dreams of snakes, hunger, corpses. (Only three remedies
dream of corpses
Calc. Carb., Thuja and Aurum). Dreams of argument that
will never finish.
Worse: Cold air;
When exposed to cold;
Winter(many complaints only
Come in winter)
Lying down; Mental exertion
;from sunset to
In warm air;
When getting warm; summer;
In the mornings.
Aurum follows and is followed well by Syphillinum.
Belladonna; Cinchona; Cuprum; Merc.;
Summary of Indications:
Mentral depression with suicidal
tendencies- anxiety syndromes-headaches-behaviour