Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Natrum nitricum is described in a very minor way by Allen (1982, vol 6, page 281), Clarke (1985, part 2, page 598), and Boericke (1927, page 463).
Its clinical application has been in the treatment of nosebleeds, although this symptom is not mentioned in the provings. Its general picture is not at all clear.
Sadness and depression Enjoyment
Closed, alone Need for space, expansion
Restriction Going out
Denial, forbidden Congestion, explosive
Holding on Relaxation
The group analysis gives us the theme of not being allowed or not being able to enjoy life. They have the feeling that enjoyment isn’t for them. The happy and enjoyable side of life is not there for them to appreciate. Or they might feel that they are not allowed to enjoy things, because all the good and rich food will make them fat. Their attitude is very puritan, the way one sometimes observes in people with calvinistic backgrounds: 'enjoyment is sinful'.
A variation on this theme is found in people who can only enjoy things when they are alone. They feel it is not right to enjoy life, but when they are on their own they will sometimes slip in a little glass of port or something like that. But they will do this when they are by themselves, rather than go to a party.
Enjoyment is forbidden.
they have been brought up with the idea that enjoyment is really not possible or not allowed. This often happens in a puritan or calvinistic background. They regard having fun as sinful.
It may also be that they consider enjoyment to be bad because it makes them fat.
They also feel that others shouldn’t go too far in their demands for enjoyment. Their attitude towards their children is similar: 'you shouldn’t spoil your children'. They are the type of people who can easily leave their babies and children to cry once they have taken care of their necessary elemental needs.
Although they have the feeling that enjoyment is not allowed, they do still crave for it. So they are inclined to indulge in a quiet glass of port, all by themselves. They feel less comfortable doing this in the presence of others, because they are inclined to put others first and themselves last: they don’t really need or deserve something nice. They have the same attitude in their sexual relationships, denying themselves the pleasures. The result is a feeling that they don’t get enough pleasure and enjoyment in life.
Fear: narrow spaces.
Location: left sided.
Temperature: warm. < sun; hot flushes (3).
Time: < 9 am.
Desire: fat, cheese, bacon.
Aversion: fat, cheese, bacon.
Hayfever. Colds with watery discharge.
Scabs inside the nose, stitching pains on detaching.
Heart and vascular diseases.
Sun allergy (2).