Acidum Gallicum or Gallic acid is a type of phenolic acid. Its chemical formula is C6H2(OH)3COOH. It is obtained from gallnuts, witch hazel, sumac, oak bark, tea leaves, and other plants. It is commonly used to determine the phenol content of various analytes. It is also used in the synthesis of psychedelic alkaloid named mescaline.
What are the various Acidum Gallicum uses in homeopathy?
It is used in homeopathy to treat various conditions such as asthma, constipation, debility, delirium, hemorrhages, urticaria, and phthisis. It increases the appetite and gives tone to the stomach.
What are the characteristic symptoms of Gallicum acidum in homeopathy?
The characteristic symptoms of Gallic acid are:-
It has passive hemorrhages with cold skin, feeble pulse, and relaxed capillaries.
The patient is rude and abusive to everyone.
In pulmonary hemorrhage there is pain in lungs and excessive expectoration, especially in the morning.
Chronic mucus discharges from rectum.
Pain in kidneys, ureters, and bladder, directly over the pubis. Urine is loaded with thick, creamy mucus.
Thus Gallicum Acidum homeopathic remedy is of much significance. It is s great remedy to treat phthisis. It checks various morbid secretions. It has anti- hemorrhagic property and is used to particularly treat hemophilia, hematuria, and hemoptysis.
Helps to gives tone to the stomach, and increase the appetite. In cases of excessive bleeding with cold skin. Skin is itchy. Pain and burning in stomach. Helpful in cases where sputum is accompanied by blood. Helpful in constipation and excessive menstruation. Weakness accompanying irritability. Mouth and throat very dry. Anus feels contracted. Jerking of limbs.
Mind: Delirium at night causing restless. Jumps out of bed with sweats and is afraid to be alone. Rude and abusive.
Head: Pain in back of head till neck. Eyes sensitive to light with burning and itching. Thick discharge from nose. Frequent nose bleeds.
Respiratory: Excessive expectoration, sometimes with blood. A lot of mucus in the throat in the morning alternates with dryness at night.
Urinary: Pain in flanks and in lower abdomen. Dull heavy pain over the pubis. Urine accompanied by thick, cream-colored mucus.
Rectum: Copious stool. Sense of constriction at the anus. Long standing cases of mucous discharges.
Other symptoms also found in:
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.
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