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1. Antimonium-tar Acute Symptoms

2. Antimonium-tar Constitutional Prescribing

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Kathryn Jones M. Ed. DiHom Health Counselor 

(Acute Symptoms)

Antimonium Tart is used often for respiratory ailments. Antimonium Tart helps with respiratory symptoms: Rattling mucous, Lethargy, Trembling, Chills. Antimonium Tart is indicated for coughs that wheeze or rattle in the chest. Use Antimonium Tart for hard to bring up mucus, short of breath, suffocating, Congestion. Antimonium Tart is helpful for chest and lung symptoms. Antimonium tart helps with a wet cough.

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Clarke's Materia Medica lists for Antimonium Tart-- "Frequent fits of obstructed respiration, especially in the morning, in the evening, in bed almost to the extent of suffocation. Shortness of breath. Difficult respiration. Anxious oppression of the chest. Rattling of mucus in the chest when breathing. Burning sensation in the chest, inflammation of the lungs."

Antimonium benefits those who feel better from: sitting up, fresh air, burping or feel worse from: lying down, damp-cold weather, warmth, milk, sour foods. Antimonium Tart relieves Chicken pox with large pustules, painful vesicles, eruptions with tendency to leave pock marks. Also known as Antimonium
Tartaricum, Antimonium Tart is made from a tartrate of Potash.
Antimonium Tartaricum's Mini Materia Medica:

ACNE: Helpful for acne with itchy, large pustules, forms crust leaves a bluish red scar on various parts of the body.

BRONCHITIS: Useful for bronchitis with breathing sounds like person is drowning in their own secretions, Rattling, wheezing breath.
Looks ill, is pale with cold sweat

CHICKEN POX: Helpful for chicken pox with large pustules, painful vesicles, and eruptions with tendency to leave pock marks.

COLDS: Useful for colds with excess mucous with tendency to go into lungs.
Gasps for breath, feels weak. Always spitting up mucous

COUGH: Helpful for rattling, wheezing coughs. Nonproductive cough, no expectoration; seems to be drowning in own secretions; face cold, pale, bluish, with cold sweat; Lethargy

RESPIRATORY: Useful for respiratory problems such as hoarseness, rattling, wheezing. Burning sensation in chest, which goes up to throat. Bronchial tubes overwhelmed with mucous. Rapid, short, difficult breathing. Feels might suffocate, must sit up. Pulse rapid, weak.


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(Constitutional Prescribing)

Dr Peter's Note:
An excellent constitutional portrait is provided below for Antimonium Crudum. I have been unable to find a good one specifically for Antimonium-tar. However the symptoms covered by any Homeopathic are the sum total of its individual constituents. Therefore the Constitutional symptoms of Antimonium-tar will be the totality of symptoms as represented by Antimonium crudum and tartarate separately. In essence this means that the Mental symptoms depicted below combined with the acute symptoms outlined above will be a representation of Constitutional symptoms for Antimonium-tar.

You will be surprised, when studying full provings of this substance, to notice that all the symptoms seem to centre about the stomach; it does not matter much what kind of complaints he suffers from the stomach takes part in it.

The pains disturb his stomach and bring, on nausea; with his headache he is sick at the stomach; with all complaints his stomach is out of order, and, on the other band, whenever he disorders his stomach he is sick all over. Complaints that manifest themselves through the stomach very frequently need this medicine.

First in importance are the mental symptoms showing the type of constitution likely to need this remedy. It produces a very serious state in the mind, an absence of the desire to live. It is well known to physicians that the case is a serious one if the patient has no desire to live; life is a burden. When I hear a patient say:

"Oh, doctor, if I could only die."

I do not like such a case; there is some deep-seated trouble in the economy that is hard to remove. Something is threatening, and when it comes it is a common thing to see the patient actually die.

"Loathing of life."

You will find this especially in a low, lingering, continued fever, such as typhoid. This remedy has all the prostration of typhoid, and it has the continued type of fever as well as the intermittent and remittent. The prostration is similar to Arsenicum, but Ars. have overwhelming fear of death, while this medicine has loathing of life; and so they both part company. Ars, has overwhelming restlessness, this remedy is seldom restless. Ars . has an intense thirst, this medicine is thirstless.

So even though both these remedies have excessive exhaustion with continued fever, we see they have features dissimilar enough to make them wholly distinct. Such a typhoid will sometimes be seen in young girls about puberty who are threatening to go into chlorosis. They have loathing of life, but it is a hysterical loathing of life.

Moments of great exhaustion, sudden attacks of weakness and fainting. You will commonly find another feature with this, not coming at the same moment. but alternating with it, or only present at times, namely, these over excitable, intense, nervous, hysterical, ecstatic young girls and women are overcome by mellow lights such as flow through stained glass windows or the mellow light from the moon in the evening.

That is, what is meant when it says in the text:

"Sentimental mood in the moonlight."

It is a hysterical state, a disorderly outburst of the affections, such affections as can be aroused only in one who is sick, or one who is unbalanced in the general nervous system.

This kind of patient gives us the mental state and constitution of Ant. crud., and along with such mental states the physical conditions seems to strike to the stomach, as it were.

We have running through this remedy a general state that you should keep in mind, that is, a gouty or rheumatic state, in which the symptoms change with the changes of the weather; worse in cold, damp weather, worse from cold bathing, better from the heat of a hot bath, worse from taking sour wine, and worse from stimulants of any kind.

When you use the expression "worse from wine," it is not only important to know that the patient is worse from wine, but also the character of complaints that are worse from wine.

This patient becomes easily intoxicated, but the physical symptoms are more disturbed than the mental; his gouty symptoms are worse from sour wine; all the pains and aches of the body are worse from sour wine; headaches come from this cause and the gastric disturbances are greatly aggravated from sour wine.

This patient is worse at night, worse in damp weather, worse from damp cold, better from lying down quietly, better from applied heat, but much worse from over-heating and from radiated heat, and in a warm room.

Many of the symptoms come on in the sun's rays and from the heat of an open grate. The open fire is wholly against the Ant. crud. patient.

A child with whooping cough will cough more after looking into the fire. Such things are queer; they are so strange that there is no philosophical hypothesis to explain them, no theory that looks toward an explanation, but they are facts which we must accept.


Photo Antimony
Kingdom: Mineral
Latin Name: Stibium
Common Name: Antimony
: Antimonium-tar
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Gladstone Clarke

Antimonium Tartaricum

1. Phlegmatic subjects ; hydrogenoid constitutions.

2. Persistent, irreconcilable ill-humour, < consolation ; child fractious, complaining, resents least touch (Ant. crudum).

3. Respiratory troubles with great accumulation of mucus ; coarse rales ; no expulsive power yet if expectorates temporarily ; attacks of suffocative dyspnoea with cyanosis.

4. Prostration with great drowsiness and cold sweat.

5. Gastric troubles with nausea and vomiting ; latter temp. > (rev. Ipec.) ; loathing of food ; moist, heavily coated white tongue ; desire for acids (especially apples) which < ; < milk.

6. Choleric diarrhoea ; stools slimy, generally yellow or brown, occasionally bloody.

7. Fever with shiverings and marked sense of cold ; violent but short-lasting sensations of heat ; pulse rapid and weak ; sweat profuse and exhausting ; thirst for cold water little and often (Ars.).

8. Violent pain in sacro-lumbar region ; slightest movement causes vomiting and cold sweat.

9. Widespread pustular eruptions. Small-pox (Variolinum).

10. Modalities ; < heat and < cold, damp weather evening towards night ; < anger or vexation.


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