Bismuth, precipitated subnitrate of bismuth.
Key Uses:Violent abdominal pains, possibly with burning and ulceration in the stomach, bowels, and throat, accompanied by belching and flatulence
Origin : Found widely in nature, in hydrothermal veins and igneous rock.
Background : First discovered by a German monk called Basil Valentine in 1450, bismuth is widely used industrially in alloys, and its compounds are also used for medicinal purposes.
Preparation : Bismuth is mixed with lactose sugar and triturated.
Remedy Profile : Bismuth met. is most suited to those who are experiencing great anguish, fear, and restlessness, with poor concentration. They have a desperate need for company and cannot bear to be alone. They often crave cold drinks.
This remedy is generally used for violent abdominal pains, possibly with burning and ulceration in the stomach, bowels, and throat. The pains may be accompanied by frequent belching and rumbling flatulence. Sleep is restless, with frequent waking and feelings of fright or a sensation of falling.
Symptoms Better : For cold compresses; for company; for movement; for bending backward; for cold drinks.
Symptoms Worse : For being alone; for eating.