Hydrargyrum sulphas syn. Mercurius sulphuricus
Mercuric sulfate, turpeth mineral.
Key Uses:Digestive disorders, sometimes combined with respiratory complaintsRespiratory difficulties, such as pain in the chest and rapid breathing
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : This heavy, odorless, tasteless, lemon yellow powder has no medicinal uses, except in homeopathy.
Preparation : Mercuric sulfate is mixed with lactose sugar and triturated.
Remedy Profile : Eating tends to make people for whom Merc. sulph. is best suited feel irritable. They may be chilly, pale, and anxious.
Key conditions associated with this remedy include digestive complaints and respiratory difficulties. Merc. sulph. is given for breathing that tends to be rapid and short, with burning in the chest, pain in the region of the heart, and weakness that may feel better for sitting up. An irritated stomach, with vomiting, burning in the anus, hot, copious urine, and watery, soft, or violently expelled stools are characteristic of the digestive symptoms treated by Merc. sulph. In some cases, symptoms may be combined: for instance, fluid in the lungs may be accompanied by watery or violent diarrhea and other digestive symptoms.
Symptoms Better : For sitting up; for profuse diarrhea (in the case of breathing difficulties).
Symptoms Worse : For lying down; in the morning; at night.