by H. C. Allen
Aurum Metallicum suited for Sanguine, ruddy people, with black hair and eyes; lively, restless, anxious about the future.
Old people; weak vision; corpulent; tired of life.
For constitutions broken down by bad effects of mercury and syphilis.
Pinning boys; low-spirited, lifeless, weak memories, lacking in “boyish go;” testes undeveloped, mere pendent shreds.
Constantly dwelling on suicide ( Naja – but is afraid to die, Nux ).
Aurum Metallicum has Profound melancholy: feels hateful and quarrelsome; desire to commit suicide; life is a constant burden; after abuse of mercury; with nearly all complaints.
Uneasy, hurried, great desire for mental and physical activity; cannot do things fast enough ( Argentum nitricum ).
Ailments from fright, anger, contradictions, mortification, vexation, dread, or reserved displeasure ( Staphysagria ).
Aurum Metallicum is Oversensitive: least contradiction excites wrath ( Conium ); to pain; to smell, taste, hearing, touch ( Anacardium ).
Headache of people with dark olive-brown complexion; sad, gloomy, taciturn; disposed to constipation; from least mental exertion.
Falling of the hair, especially in syphilis and mercurial affections.
Hemiopia; sees only the lower half (sees only the left half, [Lithium carb. c.], Lycopodium ).
Syphilitic and mercurial affections of the bones.
Caries: of the nasal palatine and mastoid bones; ozaena, otorrhoea, excessively fetid discharge, pains worse at night; drive to despair; of mercurial or syphilitic origin ( Asafoetida ).
Prolapsed and indurated uterus; from over-reaching or straining ( Podophyllum, Rhus ); from hypertrophy ( Conium ).
Menstrual and uterine affections, with great melancholy; < at menstrual period.
Foul breath; in girls at puberty.
Sensation as if the heart stood still; as though it ceased to beat and then suddenly gave on hard thump ( Sepia ).
Violent palpitation; anxiety, with congestion of blood to head and chest after exertion; pulse small, feeble, rapid, irregular; visible, beating of carotid and temporal arteries ( Belladonna, Gloninum ).
Fatty degeneration of heart ( Phosphorus ).
Aurum Metallicum Relations. – Aurum follows, and is followed well by Syphilinum.
Similar: to, Asafoetida, Calcarea, Platina, Sepia, Tar., Theridion, in bone, uterine disease.
Aggravation. – In cold air; when getting cold; while lying down; mental exertion; many complaints come on only in winter.
Amelioration. – In warm air, when growing warm, in the morning and during summer.