Natrum Carbonicum | Materia Medica by E. B. Nash
Eugene Beauharnais “E. B.” Nash (8 March 1838 – 6 November 1917) was one of America’s leading 19th-century homeopaths.
Born in Hillsdale, New York, Nash graduated from Cleveland Homoeopathic Medical College in 1874. He served as Professor of Materia Medica in the New York Homeopathic Medical College, and also taught at the Homoeopathic Hospital of London.
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One of the most frequently corroborated symptoms of this remedy is the modality—AGGRAVATED BY MENTAL EXERTION. The patient is unable to think or perform any mental labor without headache (ARGENTUM NIT., SABADILLA) vertigo or a sense of stupefaction. This symptom alone makes it an invaluable remedy, as we often come across that kind of patient. At least I have, and have frequently gained great credit by relieving them. I generally use the 30th potency here. Again this kind of headache is apt to be worse on exposure to the sun’s rays or under gaslight. Persons suffering from over-heating from the sun may find relief from NATRUM CARB., GLONOINE, LACHESIS or LYSSIN. Like the other NATRUMS, the carbonate is GREATLY DEPRESSED IN SPIRITS, wholly occupied with sad thoughts. It is one of our best remedies for chronic catarrh of the nose, which extends to the posterior nares and throat. There is violent hawking and spitting of thick mucus that constantly collects again. (CORALLIUM.) Although never produced in the proving, clinical use has proved it a great remedy for “bearing down” pains. Here the concomitant symptoms of mind, sadness, over-sensitiveness to noise, especially music, etc., will confirm its choice. Weakness of the ankles from childhood finds a good remedy in NATRUM CARB. I cured a very bad case in a young man who was very fleshy and walked on the inside of his ankles, feet bending outward, from such weakness, his ankles refusing to support him, especially when a little over-fatigued. Those are the only uses of NATRUM CARB. that I know from personal experience or observation.