Acidum benzoicum MT is indicated in cases where there is some derangement of the urinary organs, that gives rise to symptoms of a uric acid diathesis. The urine is of a deep red color, and has a strong odour, reminding one of horse urine. The odour and colour of the urine is characteristic and is nearly always present when this remedy is indicated. It is an important remedy in cases of renal insufficiency, when there is a catarrhal condition of the pharynx; also cases of bacteriuria and oxaluria, when the condition of the urine is present that demands it. It is also reported to be useful in bronchitis, asthma, or pneumonia, that may accompany a rheumatic fever. Also useful in gout, with involvement of heart, when there is violent palpitation of the heart and pulsation of the arteries.
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2. Dr. P. N. Varma, et al., A Compendium of Rare and Clinically Established Mother Tinctures, 4th Edition, Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd., A-36, Sector 60, Noida.