Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
3.1.6 Natrium bromatum
Although Natrium bromatum has never been proved it is still possible to get a general idea of the remedy by means of the group analysis.
Impulsive relationships Terminating work
Changing contacts Redundancy Pension
Vulnerable Forced labour
Lack of perseverance Guilt Fault
Withdrawn Passion Aggression
Alone Lonely Psychosis
Reserved Silent Fleeing
Alone with their guilt.
Depressed by their aggression.
Withdrawing when they feel guilty.
Restricting themselves to avoid guilt.
Aggression held in check.
Withdrawing when they make a mistake.
Withdrawing makes them feel guilty.
Picture of Natrium bromatum
Essence: The feeling that they are alone and have to deal with guilt on their own.
Alone with their guilt
They very easily feel that they have made a mistake and it makes them feel guilty. They don’t express this, however, because they feel they have to solve it themselves. So they tend to bottle up these feelings and get depressed. The result is that they withdraw into themselves. The best way to avoid making mistakes and not to have to feel guilty is to avoid seeing people and to do as little as possible.
Withdrawing when they feel guilty
Another variation is that they feel guilty about their own passions and aggressions. They are ashamed of this side of themselves and they try and restrain it so that other people won’t notice it. But by trying to keep themselves in check they feel even more lonely than they were before and it leads to a state of withdrawal and depression.
Withdrawing when they make mistakes
Being a victim of incest may be the cause of their feeling of guilt. They may feel that they asked for it and that it was all their own fault. They may even feel guilty about the fact that they are so quiet and withdrawn and they think that they are asking for trouble because they are like this. The overall feeling is that there is nobody to talk to and they have to solve these problems on their own.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, looked at, anticipation, loss of relations, death, future, people; easily frightened, unexpected events.
Dreams: futile efforts, paralysis.
Causes: incest, loss of family or friends.
Mood: gloomy, melancholic, pessimistic; > or < music.
Build: thin, blond, blue eyed.
Weather: warm, > fresh air, > sea (3), < draught, < sun.
Time: < 11 am. < summer.
Desires: chocolate (3), salt, fish, starch.
Aversion: fat, fish, salt.
Food: eating, cold.
Menses: pain before menses.
Acrid and watery discharges.
Chorea and epilepsy.
Swollen glands, hard, painless or painful.
Fever without perspiration. Cancer.
Headache < sun.
Cold with acrid discharge, hoarseness. Air feels cold. Mumps.
Enlarged thyroid. Hypo- or hyperthyroidism.
Allergic asthma with flapping of alae nasi, constriction in throat pit. Whooping cough.
Palpitations. Anaemia (3).
Stomach problems. Diabetes.
Kidney problems. Oedema.
Swelling, inflammation and cancer of testes and ovaries.
Acne, cobweb sensation on face, eczema on neck.
Dirty wounds with green, foul smelling discharge.
DD: Silicon series, Iron series, Stage 1 and 17, Badiaga, Fluoratums, Medorrhinum.
DD Natrium fluoratum: Both remedies may be indicated in cases of incest, with the feeling they have done something that was forbidden and having nobody to talk to. The difference is that Natrium bromatum has a much greater feeling of guilt, as if they were the one who asked for it themselves. Natrium fluoratum has more of a feeling of being used and being rejected by everyon.