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Schwabe News Volume 2 | Issue 2 | April 2011

Plumbum metallicum

It is a new clinical verification trial of Plumbum metallicum conducted in Italy. In a previous paper in the journal ‘Homeopathy’ the authors had reported the statistical analysis and other distribution data of a homoeopathic pathogenetic trial (HPT) of Plumbum metallicum 30CH carried out by the group, without giving pure materia medica elicited. In this paper special emphasis was given to new symptoms as well as unusual or repeated dreams, while in the previous paper special emphasis was given to repeated and crossed symptoms. Symptoms are reported in their chronological order of appearance in each volunteer. 37 new symptoms were found, useful to update Homoeopathic Repertories. The paper has also included a synthesis of the original HPT of Plumbum metallicum, carried out in 1828 in order to make available the full experimental materia medica currently existing. The researchers have concluded that the new HPT, besides widening the pathogenetic picture of Plumbum metallicum (skin and mucosae symptoms), also allowed us to give new and deeper meanings to some of the symptoms reported in the original trial, such as Anxiety, Activity, Depression, Slowness, Gastro-oesophageal problems, Colitis. Up to the present time there is no peer-reviewed publication devoted to HPTs. For this reason, researchers are compelled to publish HPTs as private editions.

As stated above, there are mainly 37 new symptoms reported from this reproving, which are given below for the readers of Schwabe News.

1. Mind, Comprehension, easy

2. Mind, Delusions, tongue, double

3. Mind, Delusions, upright

4. Mind, Fear, heart, diseases of the heart– Mind, Anxiety, heart, about his

5. Mind, Industrious, morning, on waking

6. Mind, Mistakes, writing

7. Mind, Mistakes, writing, omitting, words

8. Mind, Mistakes, writing, thoughts, from fast

9. Mind, Mistakes, writing transposing letters

10. Vertigo, Rising, agg.

11. Head, Congestion, Meninges

12. Head, Congestion, Occiput

13. Vision, Colours, bright, spots (in the dark)

14. Mouth, Bleeding, Gums, cleaning them, when

15. Mouth, Crawling, Lips, around

16. Mouth, Roughness, tongue

17. Mouth, Thick, sensation as if, tongue was

18. Face, Chapped, lips

19. Face, Wrinkled, Forehead

20. Neck, Perspiration

21. Stomach, Appetite increased, night

22. Stomach, Appetite increased, accompanied by sleepiness

23. Rectum, flatus, diarrhoea, during

24. Chest, Itching, Mammae, Nipples

25. Chest, Congestion, Heart

26. Male, Ulcer, Glans

27. Female, Pain, Uterus, stitching

28. Skin, Itching, wandering

29. Skin, Itching, ameliorated by cold water

30. Skin, Prickling

31. Sleep, Semi-conscious

32. Dreams, Penis, cut off

33. Dreams, Teacher, of spiritual

34. Generalities, Air, draft, agg.

35. Generalities, Food, desire for ice-cream

36. Generalities, Heat, anxiety, during

37. Generalities, Trembling, externally, anxiety, with


  • Andrea Maria Signorini, Christa Pichler, Homoeopathic pathogenetic trial of Plumbum metallicum: the complete 2000 trial with a synthesis of the original 1828 trial, Int J High Dilution Res 2011; 10(34): 15-36