Homeopathy Tips for 02/07/12 The Acids

We have 37 acids in our Materia Medica that have wonderful uses in homeopathy. Lets explore what’s common about all of the acid remedies and a little about some of them.

The acid remedies all have a common theme. That is of the person being worn out. All acids will burn and eventually will burn through substances. In the same way the acid remedies are for those individuals that are burnt out. There is a certain self destructiveness to these remedies.

There are many ways this burnt out state can appear. It could be from too much work over an extended period of time. It could be from too much mental activity. Too much sex. Too much travel.  They do not seem to have a limit on the pattern of the self destructiveness. Eventually it leads to the complete breakdown of the system, either mentally, emotionally, physically or all of the above together. Any number of things can add up to a depleted state for the person and the acid remedies are potential remedies for helping the person.

Below is a list of the remedies made from the acids;

acet-ac.,  benz-ac., bor-ac., but-ac., camph-ac., carb-ac., chr-ac., chrys-ac., cit-ac., cupr-acet., fl-ac., form-ac., gall-ac., hip-ac., hydr-ac., hydrobr-ac., hydroc-ac., iod-ac., lac-ac., mur-ac., nat-cac., nit-ac., nit-m-ac., ox-ac., ph-ac., pic-ac., pyro-ac., rib-ac., sarcol-ac., succ-ac., sul-ac., sul-ac-ar., sulo-ac., tann-ac., tart-ac., tell-ac., ur-ac.

Lets look at a few of the more common acid remedies and see if we can see a theme.

  • Acetic Acid – Acetic acid is Vinegar. In higher concentrations than what we are most familiar with in the house hold it will cause indigestion, dyspnea and fatigue. It is a remedy for anemia and the deep weakness associated with it. Emaciation and debility. Wasting away. Useful to clear the ill effects of anesthesia. Will liquefy fibrous tumors and cancer cells.
  • Carbolic Acid – Like all of the Carbon remedies is a powerful anti-septic. It’s use in surgery has led to many poisonings of the patient and the surgeon. Useful in diabetes. Acute smell is a keynote of this acid. Allergic reaction to bee stings. Pains come and go suddenly. Burning and pricking pains. Mental and bodily languor. Disinclination for physical or mental work. Reading aggravates all symptoms.
  • Flouric Acid – Destructiveness is the keynote of this acid producing slow deep destructive effects. Decay of the long bones, ulcerations, Bedsores, varicose veins. Syphilitic miasm. Prematurely old with weakness. Always feels hot. Aversion to his family and those loved most. Lascivious and lustful. Catatonic without response. Impulse to walk quickly.
  • Formic Acid – Is the largest component of tincture from fire ants and the remedy Formica Rufa. Apis, other insects and Urtica Urens  contain Formic Acid. Chronic muscle pain. Will increase vitality when given homeopathically. Muscular pains and soreness. Rheumatism and gout pains that appear suddenly. Arthritis.
  • Gallic Acid – An astringent derivative from Tannic acid of gall apples of the oak tree. Affects the lungs and useful in pulmonary hemorrhage. Tuberculosis. Rude and abuses everyone.  Delirium at night . Jumps up and afraid to be alone.
  • Hydrocyanic Acid – From Cyanide this acid is one of the most deadly poisons. Very rapid action. Collapse and convulsions in severe attacks of illness. Foaming at the mouth. Cyanosis. Intense coldness. Lack of reaction. unconsciousness. Fainting prolonged. This poisonous acid brings death or death like symptoms.
  • Nitric Acid – When exposed to the skin it causes a burn that self cauterises preventing further damage unlike Sulphuric Acid that burns through. If inhaled will cause spasms of the glottis or severe bronchitis . Used locally for warts and other tumors. Old people with great weakness. Bitterness of emotions. Does not forgive. Pains as of splinters. Effects the margins of the outlets of the body. A syphilitic, sycotic and cancer remedy. Great anxiety about health. No disposition to work or perform serious business. Offensive urine like a horse.
  • Phosphoric Acid – Great debility. Can’t get out of bed. After loss of vital fluids or strong emotion. Shock, grief, homesick.Indifferent to everything. Can not collect his thoughts. Brain fag. Settled despair. Emaciation, weakness and debility. Nervous exhaustion.
  • Picric Acid –  Formed by the action of Nitric acid on Carbolic acid Salicin, silk and many other substrates, Picric acid forms bright yellow crystals that have a bitter taste. Disorganizes the liver creating jaundice. Acts upon the brain, spinal cord, lumbar region kidneys and sexual organs. Weakness, heavy tired,feeling in mind and body. After prolonged mental strain. Anemia, degeneration of the spinal cord with paralysis. Increased sexual desire.
  • Sulfuric Acid – Great weakness and exhaustion. Effects the digestive tract and the blood and blood vessels. Craving for alcohol. Weakness out of proportion to the disease. Great painfulness. Very hurried.

The acids all have a quality similar to their root substance. For example; Phosphoric Acid will have Phosphorus qualities, Sulphuric Acid will have Sulphur qualities etc. The acid remedies are the destructive qualities of these substances. Understanding this will help in remedy differentiation when an acid remedy is considered.

Study the acid remedies and become familiar with them. Even though they are all different sometimes it may be more difficult to decide on one acid over another when you are sure the case needs an acid remedy.

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18 comments so far

  1. A B Anand on

    The mind and the body speak to you before any ailment and that is my experience. The body give a signal of an impending disease long before it manifests itself in a physical form or shape. I had a great sensitivity to strong smells and cold drafts of air I was cured by Acid Carb and Causticum. I just wanted you all to know this best regards A B Anand

  2. Muhammad Siddique on

    I was searching like this article. Many thanks

  3. Dr. Anil Khanna on

    I have used acid phos very effectively for a jaded state of health including loss of hair. This article is very good in the sense , that, it summarizes brilliantly, the role of acid remedies.

  4. M. El Siddig on

    It is useful subjects , its facts the differentiation between acids Rxs is confused and in more in acute cases …………. Thanks Robert
    M.El Siddig , Canada

  5. Dr. MA Ickbal Ahamed on

    I’ve used Acid Carb. for lices on scalp; Acid Phos. for debility and Nitric Acid for anal fistula etc. to my patients and obtained good results in my 40 years of experience. It will be useful if you publish details of other acids as well. Your job is really a great one. Beginners will learn much about them.

  6. stella foots on

    Hi ….I’m new at this, a believer in natural healing, herbs and etc. but I am lost when it comes to this acid business, and need all the help you can give.
    The question is – How does one know what Acid they need for their body?
    Is the PH testing needed, or what test is required to know. The how and where do I get this acid for the body? As a cancer survivor, I do test my PH
    everyday. This valuable information and if you could please expound on it a little more, I thank so much. STF, Samoa

  7. Dr. Amjad Shaikh on

    Dr. Amjad Shaikh

    Hi….I m regular reader of ur guiding articles, however, first time responding. Homeopaths as students read all such medical secrets and those who get certificates tend to forget. Only some dedicated ones remain in touch your endeavor help them both. Thanx from all the homeopatic community.

  8. Dana O'Connor on

    Awesome summarization of acids! My classmate referred us to this as we are all prepping for the Homeopathic Certification Exam in the U.S. Many thanks for publishing. Dana, Massaschusetts, U.S.

  9. Dr.Sarfaraz on

    Very important article

  10. naseermuhammad2005@yahoo.com on

    dear sir

    i was teaching materia medical 20 year but donot know how many
    acid in the materia medica , today i really appreciated to read the
    articles very knowledgable for me.

  11. Dr.Rawkrishna on

    Very important subject. Good article, very knowledgeable.
    drrawkrishna.061974@gmail.com

  12. R.N.Gupta on

    I find this article very good for treatment of paitients.
    Thanks.

  13. karen on

    Very informative and clear

  14. harish srivastava on

    excellent and full of knowledge. Thanx

  15. PS SAI RAM on

    Very useful article. Thanks a lot. Homeo is the only remedy for any problem even if it is associated with mind and feelings.
    Thanks once again.
    PS SAI RAM.

  16. Dr.Abdul Mannan Howlader on

    The acids are very useful remedies and if selected wisely I think many ailmens will get it to be gone.

  17. Dr Amal Metya on

    thanks for differentiate many acid gr medicine

  18. Chaath on

    Very useful article


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