(Black Sulphide of Antimony


ANTIMONIUM CRUDUMFor homeopathic use, mental symptoms and those affecting the stomach guide its selection. Excessive irritability and fretfulness, along with a thickly coated, white tongue, are key indicators for various conditions suited to this remedy. Aggravations occur with heat and cold bathing. Heat from the sun is intolerable. Tendency to gain weight. Notable absence of expected pain. Associated with gastric symptoms, it aids in treating gout. 

Mind: Excessive concern about one’s fate. Irritable and contradictory; dissatisfaction with everything. Sulky; reluctant to communicate. Easily vexed without cause. Children averse to touch or attention. Irritated by even minor acts of kindness. Sentimental. 

Head: Aching, worsened at the vertex, on ascending, after bathing, from gastric upset, particularly triggered by candy or acidic wines. Suppressed eruptions. Heaviness in the forehead with dizziness, nausea, and nosebleeds. Hair loss accompanies headaches.

Eyes: Dull, sunken, red, itchy, inflamed, and stuck together. Raw and cracked corners of the eyes. Chronic eyelid inflammation. Pustules on the cornea and eyelids.

Ears: Redness, swelling, and pain in the eustachian tube. Ringing and deafness. Moist eruptions around the ears. 

Nose: Crusty nostrils. Eczema with sore, cracked, scaly nostrils. 

Face: Pimples, pustules, and boils. Yellow crusty eruptions on cheeks and chin. Sallow and haggard appearance. 

Mouth: Cracks at mouth corners. Dry lips. Salty saliva. Thick white coating on the tongue. Gums detach and bleed easily. Toothache in hollow teeth. Palate raw, expectorating mucus. Canker sores. Pappy taste. No thirst. Eczema around the mouth. 

Throat: Thick, yellowish mucus. Hawking in open air. Inflamed voice box. Hoarseness from overuse. 

Stomach: Poor appetite. Craves acids and pickles. Thirst in evenings and nights. Belches tasting of food. Heartburn, nausea, vomiting. Child vomits curdled milk after nursing, becomes irritable. Gastric and intestinal issues from specific triggers. Constant belching. Gout affecting stomach and bowels. Sweetish waterbrash. Bloating after meals. 

Stool: Anal itching. Diarrhea alternating with constipation, especially in elderly. Diarrhea after specific triggers, with slimy, gassy stools. Mucoid piles with continuous mucus discharge. Hard lumps mixed with watery stool. Rectal inflammation. Mucus-only stools. 

Urinary: Frequent urination with burning, backache, turbidity, and foul odor. 

Male: Eruptions on scrotum and genitals. Impotence. Penile and testicular atrophy. 

Female: Itching before menses. Early and profuse periods. Periods suppressed by cold bathing, with pelvic pressure and ovarian tenderness. Watery, acrid, lumpy leucorrhea. 

Respiratory: Cough worsens in warm rooms, with chest burning, itching, and oppression. Loss of voice from overheating. Harsh, off-key voice.

Back: Itching and pain. 

Extremities: Muscle twitches, jerks. Arthritic finger pain. Brittle, misshapen nails. Horny warts on hands and soles. Hand weakness while writing, followed by foul flatulence. Tender feet with large corns. Heel pain. 

Sleep: Persistent drowsiness in elderly. 

Fever: Chilly, even in warmth. Intermittent fever with nausea, vomiting, belching, coated tongue, and diarrhea. Sweating. 

Skin: Eczema with gastric issues. Pimples, vesicles, pustules. Sensitivity to cold bathing. Hard, honey-colored scabs. Urticaria. Itching in bed warmth. Dry skin. Warts. Dry gangrene. Scaly, pustular eruptions worse at night. 

Modalities: Worse in evenings, from heat, acids, wine, water, and washing. Better in open air, at rest, with moist warmth. 

Relationship: Compare: Antimonium chloridum (Butter of Antimony). Antimonium iodatum. Kermes mineral. 

Antimonium iodatum (uterine hyperplasia; humid asthma. Pneumonia and bronchitis; loss of strength, and appetite, yellowish skin, sweaty, dull and drowsy. In sub-acute and chronic colds which have extended downwards and have affected the bronchial tubes as a hard, croupy cough with a decided wheeze and an inability to raise the sputum, especially in the aged and weak patients (Bacmeister). Stage of resolution in pneumonia, slow and delayed).

Complementary: Sulphur. 

Antidote: Hep.

Dose: Third to sixth potency.ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM


  • Mental symptoms: Excessive irritability, fretfulness, concern about one’s fate, contradictory behavior, sulky attitude, irritability without cause, aversion to touch or attention, irritability towards kindness, sentimental mood.
  • Head: Aching, worsened at the vertex, on ascending, after bathing, from gastric upset, triggered by candy or acidic wines, accompanied by suppressed eruptions, heaviness in the forehead, dizziness, nausea, nosebleeds, and hair loss.
  • Eyes: Dull, sunken, red, itchy, inflamed, stuck together, raw and cracked corners, chronic eyelid inflammation, pustules on cornea and eyelids.
  • Ears: Redness, swelling, pain in eustachian tube, ringing, deafness, moist eruptions around ears.
  • Nose: Crusty nostrils, sore, cracked, scaly nostrils.
  • Face: Pimples, pustules, boils, yellow crusty eruptions, sallow and haggard appearance.
  • Mouth: Cracks at mouth corners, dry lips, salty saliva, thick white coating on tongue, bleeding gums, toothache, raw palate, canker sores, pappy taste, no thirst, eczema around mouth.
  • Throat: Thick, yellowish mucus, hawking, inflamed voice box, hoarseness.
  • Stomach: Poor appetite, cravings for acids and pickles, evening and night thirst, belches tasting of food, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, gastric and intestinal issues from specific triggers, constant belching, sweetish waterbrash, bloating after meals.
  • Stool: Anal itching, diarrhea alternating with constipation, slimy, gassy stools, mucoid piles, continuous mucus discharge, hard lumps mixed with watery stool, rectal inflammation, mucus-only stools.
  • Urinary: Frequent urination with burning, backache, turbidity, foul odor, male eruptions on scrotum and genitals, impotence, penile and testicular atrophy, itching before menses, early and profuse periods, period suppression by cold bathing, watery, acrid, lumpy leucorrhea.
  • Respiratory: Cough worsens in warm rooms, chest burning, itching, oppression, loss of voice from overheating, harsh, off-key voice.
  • Back: Itching, pain.
  • Extremities: Muscle twitches, jerks, arthritic finger pain, brittle, misshapen nails, horny warts on hands and soles, hand weakness while writing, tender feet with large corns, heel pain.
  • Sleep: Persistent drowsiness in elderly.
  • Fever: Chilly, even in warmth, intermittent fever with nausea, vomiting, belching, coated tongue, diarrhea, sweating.
  • Skin: Eczema with gastric issues, pimples, vesicles, pustules, sensitivity to cold bathing, hard, honey-colored scabs, urticaria, itching in bed warmth, dry skin, warts, dry gangrene, scaly, pustular eruptions worse at night.ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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