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Lactic Acid

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Lactic acid

1. Description

Organic (carboxylic) acid-
Latin Name:
Lacticum acidicum
Lactic acid
Hydroxypropanoic acid, Hydroxyethanecarboxylic acid, Hydroxy-propionic  acid, Hydroxypropanoic acid, Hydroxypropionate, Ethylidenelactic acid, Lac, Lactasol, Lactate, Milk acid, Polylactic acid, Propanoic acid, Propionic acid

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2. Source & History

Lactic acid  is a compound that plays a role in several biochemical processes and was first isolated in 1780 Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

In animals lactic acid is produced in a process of fermentation during normal metabolism and exercise. Lactate blood levels do not normally increase in concentration as the rate of production and  of removal are usually balanced. at 2 mmol/L However during intense exertion it can rise ten fold.

Industrially lactic acid is obtained from Lactobacillus bacteria fermentation and is used largely for the manufacture of biodegradable products.

 In nature Lactic acid is primarily found in sour milk products, such as: koumiss, leban, yogurt, kefir, and some cottage cheeses. The casein in fermented milk is coagulated (curdled) by lactic acid.

3. Mentals & Generals

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Pale anaemic generally cold melancholic constitution.
General state of weakness and lethargy of muscles as if from over exercise.
Discouraged, lazy, averse to reading, writing, thinking, mental effort, work in general.

4. Particulars

Hoarse, dry, hard, raw cough. Sensation of tightness in throat. Mouth dry, hot & sore. Tongue white. Offensive sour coppery taste.
Larynx raw & dry . Voice hoarse and squeeky.
Nausea & vomiting with hot eructations of sour food.
Stomach hot & burning, gassy with much tenacious mucus which is constantly hawked up.
Morning sickness with tender painful breasts with enlargement of glands.
Extension joints painful, rheumatic, hot, red, swollen, sore to touch.
Urinates large quantities day & night..
Non offensive foot sweat.

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6. Keywords

Sore mouth, throat, larynx
Breast pain
Morning sickness
Copious urine

7. Clinicals

Sore throat
Stomach dysbiosis
Foot sweat
Morning sickness/breast pain

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Lac-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
Diabetes and Rheumatism
Diabetes and Stomach dysbiosis

9. Relationships

Acet-ac (Diabetes), Caust (hawking), Colch (Nausea), Ip Nausea), Lac-can, Lac-defl, Lyc (Nausea), Nux-v (Nausea), Phos-ac (Nausea/Diabetes), Pul (Nausea/Rheumatism),
Rhus-t (Rheumatism)
,Sac-lac, Ur-nit (Diabetes).
Does not Follow Well
Remedies that Follow Well

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. Peter Darashah
H4H Homeopathy 4 Health


Lactic acid cryatals
Lactic acid crystals
Metabolising Glucose to Lactic acid
Glucose metabolised to Lactic acid and energy
Sprinter with high energy requiremnt
Sprinter with high energy requirement
Whey created from milk as a result of lactic acid
Whey created in milk as a result of lactic acid

Kingdom: Animal
Latin Name: Lacticum acidicum
Common Name: Lactic acid
Homeopahtic: Lactic a

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