Acidum Benzoicum is a colorless or white solid that is derived from gum benzoin. It is obtained from gum benzoin by the process of sublimation. It is known to be the simplest of all aromatic carboxylic acids. Its chemical formula is C6H5CO2H. It is found in nature in many plants and animals. Salts of benzoic acid are used for making food preservatives. Industrially it is used for synthesis of other organic material. It is metabolized and excreted by humans as hippuric acid.
What are the various Acidum Benzoicum uses in homeopathy?
There are various uses and benefits of Acidum Benzoicum in homeopathy. It is used to treat conditions like asthma, enuresis, ailments of urinary bladder, affections of joints such as gout, knee pain, and wrist ganglion, gonorrhea, enlarged tonsils, tumors of eyes, Menier’s disease, and ulcers of the throat and tongue.
What are the characteristic features of Acidum Benzoicum that indicate its prescription in homeopathy?
There are many characteristic symptoms of Benzoicum acidum. These are as follows:-
- Presence of concomitant symptoms of strong-smelling urine along with any pathology is strongly indicative of Acidum Benzoicum. The urine is strong smelling like ammoniac or horse’s urine and generally dark brown. It is often used in the treatment of enuresis nocturna in old men and children, bunion of great toe, ganglion of wrist, etc based on this concomitant symptom.
- Sudden change in the locality of pains which are otherwise mostly felt in the region of heart. Symptoms tend to appear left side first then move to the right side.
- Benzoic acid patient is found to be inclined to dwell on the unpleasant matter. For example, if he sees anyone who is deformed it makes him shudder.
- In diarrhea, the stools are light-colored, watery, and very offensive. It is commonly found in children. The stools look like soapsuds and are associated with strong-smelling urine usually. There may be shivering before stools.
- The cough in Benzoic acid is dry, long-continued, and results from suppression of gonorrhea.
- The tongue in Benzoic acid is spongy on the surface along with spreading ulcers and deep cracks.
What are the factors that increase or decrease the sufferings of Acidum Benzoicum?
Most symptoms in Benzoic acid are aggravated by motion. However, toothache and headache in Acidum Benzoicum are aggravated by lying down and at rest respectively.
Benzoic acid is chilly medicine. Most of its symptoms get increased on exposure to open air and by uncovering and are better by heat.
The throat symptoms of Benzoic acid, such as a sensation of a lump in the pit of throat, get better by eating.
Acidum Benzoicum homeopathic remedy has limited but characteristic effects on human body. It is a medicine for uric acid diathesis. It is best suited when any pathology is characteristically associated with offensive urine as if horse’s urine. Based on this it has been successfully used to treat bunion of great toe, ganglion of wrist joint, prolapsed uterus, and enuresis in children and old men.
The main action of the remedy is upon urinary system. It is one of the most prescribed remedies for offensive smell and colour of urine. It has marked action to decrease the accumulation of uric acid in the blood.
Mind : Always thinks about unpleasant things of the past. Tends to omit words in writing perhaps due to Depression.
Head : In case of vertigo sensation as if falling on sideways. Throbbing pain above the ear, and causes puffing around the ears. Cold sweat occurs on forehead.
Ears : Swelling behind the ears. Noises heard on ears while swallowing.
Nose : Pain around the root of the nose.
Face : Copper coloured spots with reddish blister on the face. Redness of cheek.
Mouth : Tongue is ulcerated. Bleeding will be bluish on gums.
Stomach : Increased sweat all over the body while eating food. Pressure in stomach with sensation of lump.
Abdomen : Cutting pain around the navel and stitching pain in the liver region.
Rectum : Stitches and constricted feeling of rectum. Itching and warty elevations around the anus.
Stool : Diarrhoeain children, frothy offensive liquid, light coloured, like soapsuds.
Urinary Bladder : Dribbling and offensive urine of old men due to excess of uric acid deposition. Vesical catarrh from suppressed gonorrhea. Infection of any part of bladder. Offensive urine in bedwetting children. Urine will be dark, brown with scanty.
Respiratory system : Hoarse in the morning. Asthmatic cough; Worse at lying on right side and night. Pain in the region of Heart. Expectoration of green mucus.
Back : Pressure on the spinal column. Coldness of the sacrum. Mild pain in the region of kidney. Pain will be more due to drinking of wine.
Extremities : Joint get crack on motion. Pain in Tendo-achillis region. Tearing and stitching pain will be present. Gouty deposits.Swelling present at wrist Joint. Pain and swelling in knees. A bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe with tearing pain.
Fever : Hand, feet, back and knees will be cold. Cold sweat,]. Internal heat on awakening.
Skin : Red spots. Itching in spots.
Modalities : Worse in open air, uncovering at night, lying on right side. Better by heat.
Dosage: Please note that the dosage of single homoeopathic medicines varies from drug to drug depending upon the condition, age, sensitivity and other things. In some cases they are given as regular doses as 3-5 drops 2-3 times a day whereas in other cases they are given only once in a week, month or even in a longer period. We strongly recommend that the medication should be taken as per the physician’s advice.
What is Acidum benzoicum CH?
Acidum benzoicum CH is a Homoeopathic Dilution made from benzoic acid. It is reported to be useful in asthma, enuresis, ganglion, gout, rheumatism, etc.
What are uses/benefits of Acidum benzoicum CH?
It has a marked action on metabolism. It produces and cures symptoms of a uric acid diathesis, with urine highly coloured and very offensive, and gouty symptoms. Child wants to be nursed in the arms, will not be laid down. Asthmatic cough worse at night better by lying on right side.
How to use Acidum benzoicum CH?
It is to be taken as an internal medicine. Please note that the dosage of single homoeopathic medicines varies from drug to drug depending upon the condition, age, sensitivity and other things. In some cases they are given as regular doses as 3-5 drops 2-3 times a day whereas in other cases they are given only once a week, month or even in a longer period. We strongly recommend that the medication should be taken as per the physician?s advice.
What are the side effects of Acidum benzoicum CH?
No known side effects reported.
What precautions to take before using Acidum benzoicum CH?
How long should I take Acidum benzoicum CH?
Until the symptoms improve or as per the Physicians prescription.
Is Acidum benzoicum CH safe for children?
Is it safe to use Acidum benzoicum CH during pregnancy?
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