Magnesium muriaticum (Mag-m)

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Muriate of Magnesia


Generals: A liver remedy with pronounced characteristic constipation. Chronic liver affections with tenderness and pain, extending to spine and epigastrium, worse after food. Especially adapted to diseases of women, with a long history of indigestion and uterine disease; children who cannot digest milk. Evil effects of sea bathing.

Head: Sensitive to noise; bursting headache; worse, motion, open air; better, pressure, and wrapping up warmly (Silicea terraSil; Strontium metallicumStront). Much sweating of head (Calcarea carbonicaCalc, Silicea terraSil). Facial neuralgia pains, dull, aching, worse damp weather, slightest draft, better pressure heat.

Nose: Nostrils ulcerated, Coryza. Nose stopped and fluent. Loss of smell and taste, following catarrh. Cannot lie down. Must breathe through mouth.

Mouth: Blisters on lips. Gums swollen, bleed easily. Tongue feels burnt and scalded. Throat dry, with hoarseness.

Stomach: Appetite poor, had taste in mouth. Eructations like rotten eggs. Continued rising of while froth into mouth Cannot digest milk. Urine can be passed only by pressing abdominal muscles.

Abdomen: Pressing pain in liver; worse lying on right side. Liver enlarged with bloating of abdomen; yellow tongue. Congenital scrotal hernia. Must use abdominal muscles to enable him to urinate.

Urine: Urine difficult to void. Bladder can only be emptied by straining and pressure.

Bowels: Constipation of infants during dentition; only passing small quantity; stools knotty, like sheep's dung, crumbling at verge of anus. Painful smarting haemorrhoids.

Female: Menses black, clotted. Pain in back and thighs. Metrorrhagia; worse at night. Great excitement at every period. Leucorrhoea with every stool and after exercise. Tinea ciliaris, eruptions in face and forehead worse before menses.

Heart: Palpitation and cardiac pain while sitting; better by moving about (Gelsemium sempervirensGels). Functional cardiac affections with liver enlargement.

Respiration: Spasmodic dry cough; worse forepart of night, with burning and sore chest.

Extremities: Pain in back and hips; in arms and legs. Arms "Go to sleep" when waking in morning.

Sleep: Sleep during day; restless at night on account of heat and shock: anxious dreams.


Worse: Immediately after eating, lying on right side; from sea bathing.

Better: From pressure, motion; Open air, except headache.


Antidotes: Camphora officinalisCamph, ChamomillaCham.

Compare: Natrium muriaticumNat-m, PulsatillaPuls, Sepia officinalisSep, Ammonium muriaticumAm-m, Nasturtium aquaticum (/officinale)Nast -Water-cress - (useful in scorbutic affections and constipation, related to strictures of urinary apparatus; supposed to be aphrodisiacal in its action. Is also antidotal to TobaccoTobacco narcosis and sedative in neurotic affections, neurasthenia, hysteria. Cirrhosis of liver and dropsy).

Dose: 5 drops of tincture. Third to 200th potency.