Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
3.1.2 Natrium causticum
Natrium causticum is an alkali, sometimes called caustic soda. Its homoeopathic properties are unknown so far. I will not distinguish between the oxide and the alkali for the purpose of the overall picture, as they are closely related to each other: Na2O + H20 -> 2NaOH.
Natrium causticum is used to unblock drains. It is also used to clean wounds and to remove bacteria and fungi from glass.
Impulsive relationships Idealism
Changing contacts Injustice
Lack of perseverance Abuse
Alone Lonely Corruption
Abused due to impulsive behaviour.
Indignant about being left alone.
Hurt by corruption.
Being left alone because they always ask for attention.
A lonely victim.
A silent tramp.
Picture of Natrium causticum
Essence: Abused due to their impulsive behaviour.
Abused because of their own impulsive behaviour
They have a strong tendency to make contact with others on a sudden impulse.
It is their need to be appreciated that makes them do this, but they don’t stop to think beforehand whether the other person is suitable, or whether he even wants this. This leads to situations where they get abused because of their own naive behaviour.
Indignant about being left alone
They are extremely sensitive to both rejection and lack of appreciation. They get very indignant at the slightest hint of rejection. They want to feel appreciated even in the most everyday conversation and when the other person doesn’t make a special effort to say how much he values them they immediately feel hurt. So they are bound to get disappointed many times, especially in the beginning of a relationship, when appreciation hasn’t had a chance to develop yet. As soon as they feel rejected they give up on the relationship altogether.
One single person who appreciates them
They like to have one single person who shows that he or she cares, such as a boyfriend or girlfriend who is there to take care of them, to support them and to tell them that they are being appreciated. The need to have this reaffirmed all the time stems from their own insecurity and weakness. When they hear how much they are appreciated they feel stronger and also less lonely.
Hurt by corruption
They have a strong sense of justice and easily take up the fight for a good cause. They are very sensitive to corruption, lies and ‘dirty tricks’. They are quite likely to fight things out in court, especially because they feel that nobody else will do it for them anyway. They often feel very alone in their fight for worthy causes.
Left alone because they seek attention
They have very high expectations and feel that others should give them all the attention and appreciation they deserve. When this is not immediately forthcoming they tend to moan like a spoilt child. However, this emotionally immature behaviour puts other people off, as they feel pressurised and soon decide to leave them to their own devices.
A lonely victim
Eventually they begin to feel like a very lonely victim, like a wallflower totally ignored and left out. Nobody takes any notice of them anymore, nobody cares. They feel like a piece of dirt.
At the same time they feel that nobody needs their appreciation either, nobody is waiting for what they have to give, either in the form of love and attention, or support, or money or whatever. This situation often comes about after the death of a partner or parents or friends.
A silent tramp
In even more extreme cases they may resort to living like a tramp. They let themselves go because they are not worth anything to anybody. Nobody cares about them, nobody is waiting for them anymore. They get depressed and empty and feel there is no point in living. There is no hope of a better future, nothing to look forward to. They end up doing nothing, neglecting themselves and sometimes even committing suicide.
Fear: alone (3), loss of relations, death, future, people, insects, wasps, mosquitoes, bees, large dogs (2).
Mood: sadness, gloomy, melancholic, pessimistic, thinking of the past.
Mental: nervous tension, tired, problems concentrating.
Sexual: <- sex, feeling asexual.
Art: -> music, soft, classical, piano.
Weather: warm, < heat, > outside, < mountains, <<- sun, -> shade, <> sea.
Perspiration: copious << nylon and synthetic materials.
Time: < 11am, < winter.
Desires: salt (3), starch, bread, fish, alcohol, sweet (3), chocolate, egg, milk, chicken, tobacco.
Aversion: salt, fish, spices, sour, lemon.
Food: < fat, cheese, butter, pork, milk, starch, > alcohol.
Menses: impatient and depressed before menses.
Sleep: much (2), light, wakes up at slightest sound.
Physical: < exertion (2), > rest (2), < smoke, < lying on left side.
Tiredness, low B.P.
Vertigo, blackness before eyes.
Headaches, < sun.
Headache, pressing, above right eye, eyebrow feels pressed down, < working, talking, > rest.
Sinusitis, swelling of lymph glands.
Strabismus with left eye turned in. Right eye short sighted, left eye far sighted and lazy.
Nose blocked, epistaxis.
Throat dry, tickling, < talking. Loss of voice.
Coughs up white lumps.
Retrolental fibroplasia. Blindness.
Liver problems, liver insufficiency, hepatogenic toxemia.
Burning of the feet.
DD: Carbon series, Silicon series, Stage 1 and 16, Causticum, Lithiums, Magnesium, Neon.