(Acidum Benzoicum)

(Benz-ac) is known for its distinctive effects on urine odor and color, reflecting its impact on metabolism. It’s particularly useful for symptoms of a uric acid diathesis, like highly colored and offensive urine, as well as gouty symptoms. Children may desire to be held constantly. Symptoms may suddenly shift. It’s noted for its antisycotic properties and its efficacy in addressing gouty and asthmatic conditions.

Mind: Tendency to dwell on past unpleasant experiences, with occasional word omission in writing and episodes of depression.
Head: Vertigo with a tendency to lean sideways. Throbbing temporal arteries, leading to puffiness around the ears. Wens may be present.
Ears: Noises heard on swallowing. Swelling behind the ears may occur.
Nose: Itching in the nasal septum and pain in nasal bones.
Face: Presence of copper-colored spots, redness with tiny blisters, and localized redness of cheeks.
Mouth: Tongue ulceration (aphthae), puckered mouth with prickling sensation, along with bluish and bleeding gums.
Stomach: Sweating during meals, accompanied by a sensation of pressure and lump in the stomach.
Abdomen: Cutting pains around the navel and stitching sensations in the liver region.
Rectum: Stitches and constriction felt in the rectum, with itching and wart-like elevations around the anus.
Stool: Frothy, offensive, light-colored, and liquid stools, often accompanied by flatulence.
Urinary: Offensive urine with variable color (brown, acrid), indicative of excess uric acid. Enuresis, dribbling, and cystitis may be present.
Respiratory: Morning hoarseness, asthmatic cough worse at night (especially lying on the right side), tenderness in the chest, and expectoration of green mucus.
Back: Pressure on the spinal column, coldness of the sacrum, and dull pain in the kidney region, exacerbated by wine consumption.
Extremities: Joint cracking, tearing pains with stitches, tenderness in the tendo-Achillis, rheumatic gout with painful nodes, ganglion swelling, knee pain and swelling, and bunion of the great toe.
Fever: Cold extremities, chills, and cold sweats, with internal heat upon waking.
Skin: Presence of red spots and localized itching.
Modalities: Symptoms worsen in open air and with uncovering.

Useful after Colchicum in gout, after Copaiva in gonorrhea.
Comparable to Nitric acid, Ammonium benzoicum, Sabina, and Tropaeolum majus (Garden nasturtium) for fetid urine.
Antidoted by Copaiva.
Incompatible with wine.
Dosage: Third to sixth potency.BENZOICUM ACIDUM


Dwells on unpleasant past experiences
May experience depression
Omission of words when writing
Vertigo with a tendency to lean to the side
Throbbing in temples, leading to puffiness around the ears
Cold sweat on the forehead
Noises upon swallowing
Swelling behind the ears
Itching in the septum
Pain in nasal bones
Copper-colored spots
Redness with small blisters
Circumscribed redness of the cheeks
Tongue ulceration
Prickling sensation
Puckered constriction
Bluish and bleeding gums
Sweating while eating
Stomach pressure
Sensation of a lump
Cutting around the navel
Stitching in the liver area
Constricted feeling
Puckering constriction
Itching and warty elevations around the anus
Frothy, offensive, liquid, light-colored, like soapsuds
Mostly windy bowel movements
Repulsive odor
Changeable color (brown, acrid)
Enuresis, dribbling
Offensive urine in elderly men
Excess uric acid
Vesical catarrh from suppressed gonorrhea
Morning hoarseness
Asthmatic cough worse at night, especially lying on the right side
Tender chest
Pain in the heart region
Expectoration of green mucus
Pressure on the spinal column
Cold sacrum
Dull kidney region pain worsened by wine
Joints crack
Tearing with stitches
Pain in the Achilles tendon
Rheumatic gout, painful nodes, gouty deposits
Ganglion swelling in the wrist
Pain and swelling in knees
Bunion of the big toe
Tearing pains in the big toe
Cold extremities
Cold sweat
Internal heat upon waking
Red spots
Itching in spots
Symptoms worsen in open air
Worsened by uncovering

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

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
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