Magnesia Carbonica

by H. C. Allen

Carbonate of Magnesia. (MgCO3,3H2O.)

Magnesia Carbonica For persons, especially children, of irritable disposition, nervous temperament ( Chamomilla ); lax fibre; sour smell of whole body ( Rheum ).

The whole body feels tired and painful especially the legs and feet; aching, restless.

Spasmodic affections of stomach and intestines ( Colocynthis, Magnesium phos. ), increased secretion from mucous membranes.

Magnesia Carbonica has Unrefreshing sleep, more tired on rising than when retiring ( Bryonia, Conium, Hepar, Opium, Sulphur ).

Inordinate craving for meat in children of tuberculous parentage.

Heartburn; sour, belching, eructations, taste and vomiting; of pregnancy.

Pains: neuralgic, lightning-like, < left side ( Colocynthis ); insupportable during repose, must get up and walk ( Rhus ); toothache, during pregnancy < at night.

Pain on vertex as if the hair were pulled ( Kali n., Phosphorus ).

Magnesia Carbonica Menses: preceded by sore throat ( Lac caninum ), labor-like pain, cutting colic, backache, weakness, chilliness; flows only at night or when lying, ceases when walking ( Ammonium muriaticum, Kreosotum,, – rev. of Lilium ); acrid, dark, pitch-like; difficult to wash off ( Medorrhinum ).

Magnesia Carbonica Diarrhoea: preceded by cutting, doubling-up colic; occurs regularly every three weeks; stools green, frothy, like scum of a frog-pond; white, tallow-like masses are found floating in stool; the milk passes undigested in nursing children.

When crude magnesia has been taken to “sweeten the stomach;” if the symptoms correspond, the potentized remedy will often relieve.

Relations. – Complementary: to, Chamomilla.

Aggravation. – Change of temperature; every three weeks; rest; milk, during menses.

Amelioration. – Warm air, but worse in warmth of bed ( Ledum, Mercurius – better in warmth of bed, Arsenicum ).