Argentum Nitricum - The Homeopathic Remedy

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Remedy Name/s: Common Name/s: Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
Argentum, Argentum Nitricum, Argentum Nit. Hell Stone, Devil's Stone Silver Nitrate

General description and domicile:
Silver Nitrate occurs in silver ore (acanthite) which has a metallic sheen and is sensitive to light. Thermal veins all over the world contains acanthite and significant deposits in Norway and The Americas.

Silver nitrate is extensively used in the manufacture of photosensitive paper and film for photographers and is also used to make mirrors and in black ink.

Warning: Silver nitrate is poisonous if ingested. It is also retained in the body so repeated small doses can build up to poisonous levels.

Part used and extraction:
Silver nitrate chemically made from the ore

Remedy preparation:
Silver Nitrate is dissolved in alcohol to form the mother tincture.

The medicinal use of Silver Nitrate dates back to the Middle Ages when it was used as an antiseptic and caustic to treat wounds. It is a strong dye and was used as a hair dye up to the nineteenth century. Today silver nitrate is still used in wart treatments and although not common mild poisoning still occurs from treating warts, giving some idea of the toxicity of this compound. Symptoms of mild poisoning are anxiety and agitation.

Originally proved by Hahnemann and again by Muller in 1845.

How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before treatment can be commenced. See How to Use these Pages

Remedy profile:
Argentum Nitricum people are always on the go,
strongly motivated to get things done but fear trials or ordeals like public performances or speaking and exams when they become very nervous and agitated to the point that it may induce diarrhea or/and vomiting. Extroverted, mainly cheerful, impulsive and impressionable. Easily swayed they are easy to laugh or cry and can very suddenly change from elation to depression. They tend to phobic fears and are superstitious.

Physically they are easily exhausted and when they are tired is is normally accompanied by trembling. Exhaustion is normally caused by mental exertion. They have a sweet tooth but their sensitive digestive system does not cope well with these cravings.

Argentum Nitricum people are physically warm people that generally dislike warm weather and hot rooms.

Key Symptoms:
Anxiety, Fear of ordeal, Phobias, Easily feels hot, Impulsive, Sweet tooth, Nervous digestion with flatulence.

Used for treatment of:


Irritable Bowel Syndrome





Sore throat


Eye inflammation





General Symptoms Worse for: Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
At night
Hot weather
Sweet foods
Lying on the left side


General Symptoms Better for: Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Fresh air
Pressure on pain or discomfort area

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