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Acetic acid

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Acetic acid

1. Description

Organic (carboxylic) Acid
Latin Name:
Aceticum acidum
Acetic acid
 Acetate, Acido acetico, Acetic acid, Acetic acid (acquous), Acetic acid glacial, Ethanoic acid, Ethanoic acid monomer, Ethylic acid, Ethylic acid monomer, Glacial acetic acid, Methanecarboxylic acid, Silver acetate, Silver Monoacetate, Vinegar, Vinegar acid.

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2. Source & History

Pure, water-free acetic acid (glacial acetic acid) is a colorless liquid that absorbs water (hygroscopy) from the environment.
Vinegar was known early in civilization as the natural result of exposure of beer and wine, to the atmosphere thus enabling the universally present  acetic acid-producing bacteria Acetobacter genus and Clostridium to convert the alcohol. The use of vinegar dates back to  the Greek philosopher Theophrastus in the third century BC
In the food industry acetic acid is used as an acidity regulator and a condiment. In medicine it is used as an antibacterial agent.
Acetic acid is produced both synthetically and by bacterial fermentation

3. Mentals & Generals

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Suited to chilly, thin, wasted, debilitated constitutions with lax muscles
Indifferent and apathetic to everything
Irritable, dull, low spirited, angry and worried about business.
Anxious, sighs much with deep breathing,  confused.
Great prostration especially after injuries, anaesthetic and post surgical shock and insect stings.
Face wild, pupils dilated, waxy chlorotic skin.
Haemorrhage from every mucus outlet: nose throat, lungs, stomach. bowels & uterus.
Does not recognise relatives

4. Particulars

Phthisis with drenching night sweats
Exhausting diarrhoea
Violent burining stomach pain with cold skin & sweat..
Insatiable burning thirst but no thirst with fever.

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Lying on back
Cold drink

Lying on stoamch

6. Keywords

Post surgical prostration
Drenching night sweat
Better lying on stomach
Great thirst but not with fever
Skin pale, chlorotic

7. Clinicals

Anaesthetic & narcotic antidote
Throat infections
Stomach dysbiosis
Constipation, diarrhoea
Respiratory infections

8. Constitutional Prescribing


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The use of Acet-ac is usually restricted to symptomatic situations. 
However as always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations that are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
High potency Constitutional prescription may be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars in situations where two or more of the main symptoms occur together in the patient. For example
Gastritis and Haemorrhoids
Insatiable thirst and Diarrhoea
Phthisis and Dropsy

9. Relationships

Apis, Ars, Lact-ac, Uran-n. 
 Arn, Bell, Lach, Merc,
Does not Follow Well After
Bor, Caust, Colch, Nux-v, Ran, Sang, Sars, Scilla,

10. Posology

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11. Further Information

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by Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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By Dr. Robin Murphy
Lotus Health Institute

Glacial acetic acid
Glacial Acetic acid

Vinegar (Acetic acid)
Vinegar (Acetic acid)

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Aceticum acidum
Common Name: Vinegar
Homeopahtic: Acertic acid 

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This Tabular MM is not presented as an exhaustive comprehensive list of all that is known about a remedy. Rather the opposite. It is intended to be used only as an aid memoire to highlight the foundation upon which by further study and experience a fuller knowledge of homoeopathics can be obtained. Consider the Tabular MM as a word picture showing a black and white sketch of the remedys main essential characteristics upon which colour, shade and tone has still be painted.


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Mentals & Generals when comparing the MM remedy picture of one remedy against another.

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Once the main case symptoms have been captured in say 4 - 6  remedies fine tune the final remedy selection manually by refering to the MM, or clicking the Further Information tabs or looking up any other approriate reference manual.  

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