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Arsenicum Album


In homeopathy, Arsenicum Album is derived from Arsenic Trioxide. Here’s a breakdown of its names:

Common Name:

  • Arsenicum Album


  • Arsenic trioxide
  • Arsenious oxide
  • White oxide of arsenic
  • Arsenious acid
  • Arsenicum

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Burning pains; the affected parts burns like fire, relieved either by heat or by hot application
  • Burning thirst without special desire to drink, the stomach does not seem to tolerate, because it cannot assimilate cold water; lies like a stone in the stomach. It is wanted, but he cannot or dare not to drink it.
  1. Firstly, alb.
  2. Secondly, Carbo veg.
  3. Thirdly, alb.
  1. Firstly, Alb: faintness from the odour of cooking foods.
  2. Secondly, Colchicum: smell painfully acute; nausea and faintness from the odour of cooking food.
  3. Thirdly, Ipecac: -In all diseases with the constant and continual nausea; vomiting without relief.
  1. Firstly, Arsenic Alb
  2. Secondly, Arg. Nit
  3. Thirdly, Pulsatilla
  1. Firstly, Arsenicum alb.
  2. Secondly, Apis mel.
  3. Thirdly, Chamomilla
  4. Fourthly, Phosphrous
  5. Lastly, Secale cor.
  1. Firstly, Aloe soc.
  2. Secondly, Ars.alb.
  1. Firstly, Ars alb.
  2. Secondly, China
  3. Thirdly, Phosphrous
Aconitum nap. i.e.: –

Restless; does everything in great haste; mentally restless.

Arsenicum alb.:

Mentally restless, but physically too weak to move; changes place continually; mentally and physically restless.

Rhus tox. i.e.: –

Great restlessness; cannot remain in bed, must change position often to obtain relief from pain. Physically restless.

Arnica mont i.e.: –

Everything on which he lies seems too hard; complains constantly of it and keeps moving from place to place in search of a soft spot.

Baptisia tinc. i.e.: –

Head or body feels scattered no about the bed; restless and tosses about to get the pieces together; thought she was three persons, could not keep them covered, so wants to collect them and cover them – and becomes restless.

Rhus tox. i.e.: –

Movement ameliorates symptoms. Note: Arnica., Baptisia. and Rhus tox. are the trio of Nash’s restless medicines in typhoid fever.

Causticum i.e.: –

At night, unable to get an easy position or lie still a moment. Must move cons tantly but motion does not relieve.

Chamomilla i.e.: –

Violent rheumatic pains drive him di out of bed at night, compel him to walk about restless.

Graphites i.e.: –

Fidgety, while sitting at work.

Pulsatilla i.e.: –

Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation) with intense pain and great restlessness and tossing about

Phosphorus i.e.: –

Restless, fidgety; moves continually; cannot sit or stand still a moment.

Silicea i.e.: –

Restless, fidgety, starts at least noise.

  1. Firstly, All complaints are characterized by periodicity China.
  2. Secondly, Complaints returns annually-Carbo veg., Lachesis., Sulph., Thuja.
  3. Thirdly, Itch appears each year, as winter approaches – Aloe soc.
  4. Fourthly, Complaints occurring in hot weather-Kali bich.
  1. Firstly, Ars. alb.
  2. Secondly, Graphities
  1. Firstly, Ars alb.
  2. Secondly, Kali bich.
  3. Thirdly, Sulphur
  4. Fourthly, Carbo veg.
  5. Lastly, Nux vom.
  1. Firstly, Ars alb.
  2. Secondly, Lycopodium
  3. Thirdly, Kali carb. (-Reverse; wants to be alone. Ignatia & Nux vom.)
  1. Firstly, Skin dry and scally.
  2. Secondly, Cold blue and wrinkled skin.
  3. Thirdly, Skin like parchment, white and pasty.
  4. Fourthly, Black vesicles with burning pain.
  5. After that, Cold clammy perspiration.
  6. Lastly, Anasarca, skin pale, waxy, earth-coloured.
  • Sleeps better on back.

(-Reverse; sleeps better on abdomen, Ammon. carb., Cina, Podophyllum).

  • Burning pain i.e.: the affected part burns like fire; Amel. by warmth, hot drink and hot applications (except head).
  • at mid-day and mid-night.
  • from lying on affected side.
  • Teething children who are pale weak and fretful.
  • Wants to be carried rapidly.

i) In acute state i.e.: –

  • Thirst little and often; desire for water enough to moisten the tongue.
  • Burning thirst, without special desire to drink, the stomach does not seem to tolerate, because it cannot assimilate cold water; lies like a stone in the stomach.

ii) In chronic state i.e.: -Thirstless (Kent).

iii) Another phase i.e.: -Excessive thirst for water yet it does not quench the thirst, -as if will drink the well dry.

B) Character of thirst:-

Cold water i.e.:

  • Great thirst for cold water.
  • Drinks often, but little at a drinks. time.
  • Cold water lies like a stone in the stomach; it is wanted, but he cannot or dare not to drink it.

Hot water i.e.:

  • Desire for very hot
  • Unless almost boiling; stomach will not retain them.


Causation i.e. :
  • From taking ice-cream, cold fruits etc.
  • From decayed food, sour beer, bad sausage. nig alcoholic drinks, strong cheese.
  • Ptomaine poisoning

Time of occurrence i.e.:-During cholera epidemic.

Type i.e.:-Cholera morbus.

Ch. of stool i.e.:
  • Dark or black, scanty stool
  • Very offensive.
  • But no rice-watery stool (Lilienthal).
Ch. symptoms i.e.:

i)Thirst i.e.: -Thirst for cold water at a short interval; dinks often but little at a time; just to moisten the tongue

ii) Secondly, Prostration i.e.:

Great prostration, and exhaustion after every stool.

iii) Exhaustion is not felt by the patient while mad to lying still; when he moves he is surprised to find himself so weak.

iv) Chilliness i.e.: -Too much chilly, coveres up except the head.)

v) Restlessness & fear i.e.:

  • Restlessness, anxiety and fear of death.
  • Morbid fear of cholera (Nit. acid).

vi) Coldness i.e.: – Coldness of the skin and clammy sweat.

vii) Burning i.e.: -Violent pain and burning sensation in the pit of the stomach, Amel. by hot drink.

viii) Collapse i.e.-Sudden deathly collapse.

Modalities i.e.:

Agg. i) Firstly, At 12-2 A.M. and P.M. especially 12-2 A.M. i.e. after midnight.

ii) Secondly, From taking cold food and drinks. Amel. from warmth in general

a) Causation i.e.:

i) Firstly, After eating or drinking (diarrhoea as soon as he drinks: Ars., Arg. nit., Croton tig., Thremb.).

ii) Secondly, After taking cold.

iii) Thirdly, From chilling the stomach by eating the ice or ice-cream.

iv) Fourthly, From taking decayed foods or meats.

v) Lastly, Diarrhoea of malarial origin.

b) Character of stool i.e.:

i) Firstly, Stool is scanty, dark coloured.

ii) Secondly, Offensive and excoriating.

iii) Thirdly, Small or large in character.

c) Modalities i.e.:

Bono Agg. i) Firstly, Generally, midday and midnight. ii) Secondly, After eating and drinking.

d) Concomitants i.e.:

i) Firstly, Every stool is followed by great prostration & trembling (Verat. alb.).

ii) Secondly, Thirst for small quantities of cold water at short intervals but immediately followed by vomiting. iii) Burning sensation in anus, Amel. by hot applications.

iii) Thirdly, Mentally restlessness with anxiety and fear of death.

a) Firstly, Type:-Painful, strangulated haemorrhoids.

b) Secondly, Looking:-Bluish, swollen, protruding.

c) Character i.e.:

i) Firstly, Bleeding piles.

ii) Secondly, Stitching pain in rectum when walking or sitting but not during stool.

iii) Thirdly, Painful piles which prevents sitting or sleep.

d)Pain i.e.:-

i) Firstly, Burning pain, Amel, by heat.

ii) Secondly, Stitching pain when walking & sitting.

e)Modalities i.e.:-

Agg. From cold applications, Pain agg. when walking or sitting.

Amel. From warm applications.

f) Concomitants i.e.:

i) Firstly, Anal fissures make voiding urine difficult.

ii) Secondly, Sleep prevented by burning and stitching pain in rectum.

iii) Thirdly, Great restlessness, anxiety, fear of death anguish and debility runs through the remedy.

i) Fear of death i.e.: –

Great fear of death. Thinks that his disease is incurable and it is useless to take medicines.

ii) Prostration i.e.:-

a) Great prostration: sinking of strength but out of proportion to the degree of illness. Exhaustion is not felt by the patient while lying still; when he moves he is surprised to find himself so weak. b) Master Hahnemann says, trivial affections induce a sudden and complete sinking of the strength (Tyler).

iii) Fastidiousness i.e.:

-Dr Tyler refers morbid fastidiousness wants everything neat and clean; in tip-top condition.

iv) Burning i.e.: –

Burning pain all over the body, affected part burns like fire. Ameliorated by heat, hot drinks and hot applications. (Except the head).

v) Thirst i.e.:-

Thirst for small quantities of cold water at short interval but followed by vomiting. Cold water lies like a stone in the stomach; it is wanted, but he cannot or dare not drink it. Desire for very hot drinks, unless almost boiling stomach will not retain them. (Chelidon.).

vi) Modalities i.e.: –

All troubles agg. from 12 to 2 A.M. and 12 to 2 P.M. i.e., midday & midnight. ii) Burning pain Amel. by heat in general (except the headache which is temporarily. Amel. by cold bathing.


1)  Restlessness i.e.:

i) Firstly, Mentally restless, but physically too week to move.

ii) Secondly, Mentally restless, cannot rest in one place.

iii) Thirdly, Changing places continually.

iv) Fourthly, Wants to move from one bed to another.

v)Lastly, Patient lies here and there.

2) Fear i.e.:

i) Firstly, Great fear of death when alone.

ii) Secondly, Fear when going to bed.

iii) Thirdly, Morbid fear of cholera.

iv) Fourthly, Fears of drying (Lac. can.).

3)Anxious i.e.:

i) Firstly, Very much anxious, full of anguish thinks it is useless to take medicine, the disease in incurable, and is surely going to die.

ii) Secondly, Attacks of anxiety driving the patient out of bed at night.

4)Fastidiousness i.e.:

i) Firstly, Dr. Tyler said, a morbid fastidiousness finds its similimum in Arsenic.

ii) Secondly, Wants everything neat and clean and in order.

iii) Thirdly, Wants to maintain their lives in tip-top condition.

iv) Fourthly, Dr. Hering described Ars. patients as, ‘the gold headed cane patient’.

5) Disposition i.e.:-

i) Depressing, melancholy, des pairing, indifferent, anxious, fearful restless, full of anguish, irritable, sensitive, peevish, easily vexed

6) Modalities i.e.:

i) Firstly, All the mental symptoms agg. at midday and midnight, esp. after midnight (after 12’o clock).

ii) Secondly, The greater the sufferings, the greater the anguish, restlessness and fear of death.

Excerpts (Summary)

Arsenicum Album: The Remedy for Anxiety, Burning Pain, and Restlessness
Key Features and Uses:
Anxiety and Fear: Intense anxiety, restlessness, and fear of death, especially at night or when alone. Burning Pains: Burning sensations throughout the body, relieved by warmth (except head). Exhaustion: Profound weakness and prostration, even after minimal exertion. Digestive Issues: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, often with burning pains and thirst for small sips of water. Fastidiousness: A meticulous nature, desiring everything to be clean and in order.
Memory Tips:
Attractive order: Fastidiousness and desire for cleanliness. Restlessness: Mental and physical restlessness. Severe prostration: Weakness and exhaustion. Excessive burning: Burning pains and thirst for sips of water. Nausea: From smell or sight of food. Incurable: Fear of incurable disease and death. Cadaveric: Foul-smelling discharges. Usually annual onset: Complaints returning periodically. Modalities: Worse at midnight and midday, better with heat.
FASTIDIOUS: (For Mental Symptoms)
Fear of death and solitude. Anxious and restless. Sad and melancholic. Time modality: Worse at 1-2 a.m. and p.m. Incurable disease: Fear of. Dreads solitude: Wants company. Irritable. Orderly mania: Needs everything neat and tidy. Unnatural: Oversensitive. Suicidal tendency.
Additional Insights:
Homeopathic Preparation: Arsenicum album is most commonly used in a potentized (diluted) form. Consult a Professional: Seek guidance from a qualified homeopathic practitioner for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Toxicity: Arsenic in its raw form is highly poisonous. Use only homeopathic preparations.

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