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Gallicum acidicum

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Gallicum acidicum

1. Description

Organic (carboxylic tanin) Acid
Latin Name:
Gallicum acidicum
Gallic acid

Dimethylglycine ethyl ester, Ethyl (dimethylamino)acetate, Ethyl dimethylaminoacetate,
Ethyl dimethylglycinate, Gallic acid trimethyl ether, Gallic acid monohydrate, Gallnut, Gallnut acid, Glycine dimethyl ethyl ester,
Pyrogallo -carboxylic acid, Trihydroxybenzoic acid,  Trimethoxybenzoic acid, Trimethylgallic acid.

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2. Source & History

Gallic acid is derived from gallnuts but it may also be found both free and as a constituent of tannins.
When administered internally it is a powerful astringent and has been found very beneficial in uterine, pulmonary, and nephritic hemorrhages, and all hemorrhages of a passive character (ie usually venous where the bleeding is without inflammation or pain and the skin is cold and pale) including menorrhagia
Gallic acid is also used to treat the albuminuria associated with Brights disease.

3. Mentals & Generals

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Wild delirious activity. Jumps out of bed.
Extremely restless, irritable, abusive and weak.

4. Particulars

Painful right sided pulmonary haemorrhage
Copious expectoration and night sweats
Respiratory infection
Pain in kidneys decending into bladder with mucoid discharges.
Delayed stool finally discharging in bulk with much mucus.
Stomach dystonia
Passive haemorrhage ie haemophilia, haematuria

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Coughing, yawning and deep inspiration.
Movement, turning head


6. Keywords

Expectoration and night sweats
Passive haemorrhage
Right sided respiratory infection
Kidney pain and albuminaria
Delayed mucoid stool
Stomach dystonia

7. Clinicals

Mucoid constipation,
Respiratory infection
Kidney pain and albuminaria
Food sensitivity allergy

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Gall-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
Albuminaria and Phthisis

9. Relationships

Ars-i, Phos, Quer, Tann, Tub.
Does not Follow Well
Remedies that Follow Well

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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 Peter Darashah
H4H Homeopathy 4 Health
& Patricia La Roux
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Pic of Gallnuts
Gallic acid formulae
Gallic acid fromula

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Gallicum acidicum
Common Name: Gallic acid
Homeopahtic: Gallicum acidicum

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