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Graphites

1. Description

Kingdom:
Mineral
Classification:

Black Lead (Carbon)

Symbol

Number

Weight

Group

Period

Block

C

6

12

14

2

p


Latin Name:
Graphities
Homeopathic:
Graphites
Abbreviation:
Graph
Synonyms:
Black lead, Graphite, Graphites, Plumbago, Pencil lead

2. Source & History

The name Graphites comes from the Greek "graphein" = "to write". It is the softest of the different forms (allotropes) of elemental carbon with the other two being coal and the hardest of all diamond. It is found in three physical deposit types: crystalline flakes, amorphous powder and lump mineral.
In ancient Rome scribes wrote on papyrus (an early form of paper) with a thin graphite rod called a stylus, which left a light but readable mark. Today we still call the core of a pencil the "lead" even though it is made from nontoxic graphite. The common names for Graphites (Plumbago or lead pencil) is often confused with the element Lead (Plumbum) from which it is wholly distinct. Industrial uses for Graphites include pencil and steel manufacture, machinery lubrication, foundry facings, brake linings, zinc-carbon batteries, electrical components etc.

The tincture was originally made by Hahnemann from "the lead obtained from the finest English pencil" but today it is more likely to be produced from pure amorphous powder.

3. Mentals & Generals

Full of self pity, unlucky and feels ill used, weepy, sad, despondent. Full of forebodings as a result of which they are restless, anxious and apprehensive. Concentration sluggish and extremely irresolute and unable to make decisions.
In appearence the general picture is of an obese pale and puffy individual with pale waxy skin who sweats at the least exertion similar to Calc-c.. Voracious appetite and great thirst.
Chilly and sensitive to draught and cold, but craves air and feels oppressed in a stuffy room.

4. Particulars

A sensation of cobwebs on the face
Itchy skin with oozy eruptions
Skin cracks behind the ears and on the lips.
Relief from food and hot drink (comfort eating) 
with over consumption giving rise to symptoms of Gastritis, borborygmus, stomach cramp.
Mainly hard lumpy constipation but also mucoid, putrid diarrhoea.
Loss of libido
Metrorrhagia and mestrual problems. What Pul is to puberty Graph is to menses.
Bearing down sensation similar to Sep.

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AM and on waking

Eating or drinking

6. Keywords

Sad. melancholic, weepy, music and the aroma of flowers aggravate resulting in iriitability, anxiety and anguish.
Very sensitive to cold.
Sensation of cobweb on forehead.
Skin eruptions with yellowish oozy discharge particularly behing the ears
Menstrual problems. Bearing down sensation.
Sexual debility. Aversion to sex.
Colic

7. Clinicals

Otitis
Psoriasis, eczema
Gastric/ Peptic ulcer, Diarrhoea
Infertiltity

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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A typical remedy of Nebel's Carbonic Constitution. Individuals are obese pale and puffy with pale waxy skin, sweat at the least exertion, are sensitive to cold and lack in grit determination and drive. It is the patient picture that is important here 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.

9. Relationships

Activity:
up to 50 days
Affinities:
Acon, Bell, Calc-c, Caust, Fl-ac, Guaj, Kali-c, Lyc, Mag, Nat-m, Nit-ac, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Sep, Sil Sul, Thuj 
Complements:
Caust, Ferr, Hep-s, Lyc.
Inimicals:
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Remedies that Follow Well
Nat-s, Sil

10. Posology

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Graphites
Graphites
lump mineral
Graphites flakes
Graphites
crystalline flakes 
Graphites powder
Graphites
amorphous powder

Kingdom: Mineral
Latin Name: Graphities
Common Name:Graphite 
Homeopahtic: Graphites 



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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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