A Glimpse of Mind Characteristics of Few Natrum Group Drugs
Dr Deepthi B.S.
Sodium (Natrum), an essential nutrient involved in the maintenance of normal cellular homeostasis, regulating the body fluids, stabilizing blood pressure, keeping the electrolyte levels in balance. It also plays an important role in functions such as nerve-muscle contraction and relaxation.
KEY WORDS: sodium, Natrum group, mind, characteristics, comparison, drugs, elements, salt
The normal level of sodium in the human body is 135-145 mEq/L. Imbalance in this level leads to Hyponatremia (<135mEq/L) or Hypernatremia (>145mEq/L) 1.
The common salt or the table salt in crude form acts remarkably on the human body maintaining its equilibrium; its effectiveness was heightened to a great degree when Dr. Samuel Hahnemann with the help of potentisation was able to bring out its hidden medicinal properties to light.
Preparation of Natrum according to homeopathic principles:
Kitchen salt: ½ ounce
Distilled water: 1½ ounce
Dissolve the salt in boiling distilled water to free it from other associated salts; this is filtered through printing paper and left to crystallize by evaporation at 122◦ F. The dried crystals are triturated in sugar of milk in 1:105 proportions 2. For the preparation of other natrum group drugs, the same method is followed with its respective salts.
Here, in this article, we are going to understand Natrum salts in brief.
THE SALTY MIND:
Understanding the mental features with doctrine of signature:
- The common salt when added to any food makes the bland food more agreeable to eat or it makes the food tastier, in the same way a healthy Natrum personality always will try to turn the negativity (bad things) into positivity (good).
- The Natrum as an element is never independent and always needs an anion to complete it; hence the person is always in need of a one-to-one relationship.
- It requires only one anion, the Natrums have only few people around them or would rather prefer to be alone than be with people
- Natrums are highly reactive in nature, the people of Natrum group though their emotional, they are well aware of their emotions.
MIND CHARACTERISTICS OF NATRUM SALTS:
- NATRUM MURIATICUM:
- The natrum element: as mentioned before, they are highly reactive they are more sensitive as to others feelings and what others say about them which make them feel depressed. Bad effects of disappointment in love, from grief.
- The muriatic element: this brings the rage and revengeful attitude, anger, irritability, forgetfulness, apprehensive
- Natrum muriaticum is the combination of symptoms of both these elements:
- Ailments occur from unrequited affections, mood swings uncontrollable laughter followed by sadness and weeping. Broods over the past, cannot bring oneself into the state of being joyful
- Extremely forgetful, loses the thread of conversation, forgets what she was going to say
- Apprehension about the future
- Peevish irritability especially in children
- Easily carried away to anger, every trifle excites him to anger, hypochondriac
II. NATURM CARBONICUM:
- The natrum element: same as previously mentioned, sadness, grief, disappointed love
- The carbon element: anxiety, timidity, irresolution, disposition to be frightened, aversion to labour, embarrassments in society
- Natrum carbonicum: when the elements are combined:
- Fear from slightest noise, even to the rattling of paper causes palpitation, from slam of the door, with nervous weakness
- Aversion to mankind, to society, to strangers
- Weeping, melancholy, suicidal thoughts especially when listening to music
- Music causes great sadness which increases to religious insanity.
III. NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM:
- The natrum element: sadness, grief, disappointed love
- The Phosphorous element: excitable to a level of ecstasy, fear, apprehension, anxiety, startles easily, apathy, sad, tired easily, high sense of imagination
- Natrum phosphoricum:
- Anxiety at night, in bed, frightened easily
- Delusions, imagines he sees dead people, that he has typhoid etc.
- Indifferent to everything even to his own family. Becomes sad mainly in the evening
- Indisposed to talk, grows timid and bashful, mental work seems impossible
- Great prostration of mind occurs, forgetfulness
- Natrum element– sad, despondent, forgetful, melancholy, hysteria, contradiction aggravates, morning aggravation, hot patient
- Arsenicum element– anxiety, fear, restlessness, midnight aggravation, chilly patient
- Natrum ars:
- Easily frightened, startles easily by noise
- Very forgetful, aversion to mental work
- Indifferent to all joy
- Hysterical, laughing, mirthful followed by sadness
- Fear of impending disease, evil forebordings
- Anger at trifles, furious from contradiction
- Suspicious, disturbed by conversation of people
- < morning, midnight, cold air
- > warm open air
- Here the mental symptoms are all mild as when compared to these remedies separately.
V. NATRUM SULPHURICUM:
- Natrum element: sad, gloomy, fearful, easily startles
- Sulphur element: dullness and confusion of mind, indisposed to everything- to talking, work, motion, laziness.
- Natrum sulph:
- Lively music saddens
- Melancholy with periodical attacks of mania
- Suicidal tendency, must exercise restraint
- Dislikes to speak or to be spoken to
- Mental troubles comes from a blow to the head
- Fear of crowd, of evil, of people
- Starting from fright or noise or in sleep.
VI. NATRUM SALICYLICUM:
- Natrum element: sadness, melancholy, worry, forgetfulness, mood swings
- Salicylic acid features: anxiety, worry, restless, yet mild, excited mood, delirium- stupid, can hardly collect his ideas, then laughed without cause, incessantly and disconnectedly, frequently looked about him with apparent hallucinations
- Natrum salicylate:
- Vomiting and unconsciousness at times wild delirium, recovering with loud cries
- Weariness and depression
- Highly nervous dread, sometimes sees hallucinations, sometimes half asleep, sometimes rational
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Dr Deepthi B.S.
PG Scholar, Father Muller Homoeopathic medical college, Mangaluru, Karnataka