Argentum Metallicum – Silver

Argentum Metallicum – Silver

The attenuations are prepared from a trituration of metallic silver, Ag, AW: 107.9.

Loss of memory. Pain in the left ovary, as if enlarged. Chronic hoarseness of speakers and singers. Pains in the joints. Coxalgia. Pains in the rib cartilage. Brain- tiredness in mental workers. Repeated low potencies of Argentum Metallicum over a long period eventually cause argyria, resulting from a deposition phase of silver in the epidermis.

Indications for Argentum Metallicum include a cramping pain at various sites in the body, and the symptom: vertigo on looking into running water.

Other characteristic symptoms include occipital headache after mental exertion, with an empty sensation in the head and loss of memory; also a pale, wan face and itching in the canthi.

There is a dryness of the mouth with accumulation of sticky saliva which makes speaking difficult, and sore throat with hoarseness and difficulty in swallowing and attacks of deep coughing; a feeling of weakness in the chest with constriction are also indications for Argentum Metallicum.

The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for the Homoeopathic Field of Therapy has, under the Preparation Monograph for Argentum metallicum, published the following indication(s) in the German Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) for argentum: chronic inflammations of the pharynx and larynx: mental exhaustion; disturbances of the nervous system, accompanied by lameness and cramps in the arms and legs; inflamatory swelling of the ovaries.