Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.10.2 Niccolum sulphuricum
Niccolum sulphuricum gets a brief description in Clarke and a slightly larger one in Boericke.
Nickelsulphate is found in nature in the form of the semi precious stone morenosite, its colour varying from emerald green to whitish green. It gets used as a colouring agent in ceramics, glass and jewellry. Added to water it keeps cut flowers fresh.
Respectable Marriage Partner
Controlled Self love Egotism
Suppressed emotions Jealousy
Solving problems Joy Satisfaction
Haughty Harmony Beauty
Very restrained in love.
Suppressed in their love life.
Suppressed by their partner.
A very restrained partner.
A respectable marriage.
Wants to solve his jealousy.
respectable self love.
Harmonious and controlled.
Picture of Niccolum sulphuricum
Essence: very restrained in love.
Very restrained in love
They like to stay in control and this hampers their love life. They find it difficult to admit to feelings of love and passion. They find all talk about love rather trivial. If they do allow themselves to fall in love it tends to be rather a technical and cool affair. They would rather push their feelings down and not fall in love. Perhaps they were teased in the past with expressions like: ‘You are really letting yourself go’ or ‘You have really lost your head now!’.
Suppressed in their love life
A variation on this theme could be a relationship where they feel suppressed. Their tendency to push their feelings down could lead to a situation where they put themselves aside for the sake of the other. They realise what they are doing and they know it isn’t right because what they need most is extra space and encouragement to express themselves.
They want to have found a solid base inside themselves before they want to enter into a relationship.
If their partner falls in love with someone else they get jealous, but even this jealousy is immediately suppressed.
Suppressed by their partner
Or they get a partner who suppresses them and doesn’t give them any space. The mere knowledge that someone has fallen in love with them can make them feel suppressed or persecuted: ‘adoration means persecution’. A typical situation that fits this theme is that of an arranged marriage.
A very restrained partner
Another variation is that they have chosen a very restrained partner who can’t handle emotions and who is afraid that his or her own emotions will be triggered. This type or partner might be so desperate to retain control that they appear very haughty.
Harmony and restraint
They are very restrained and hate strong emotions. They don’t see the point in getting angry or upset and they don’t like to be interrupted by these sort of violent outbursts from others. They like to live in harmony, which is reflected in their choice of clothes and jewellry. But even here the deliberations are more technical than emotional. They may choose some beautiful clothes which don’t suit them at all. Their emotional sense of harmony was never consulted.
Fears: exams, anticipation, failure, criticism, alone, opposition, observed, accidents, heights, poverty, ugliness, dirt.
Dreams: futile efforts, paralysis, fingers or head cut off, death, devil, falling, graves, accidents, water, erotic, being bitten, drowning, funerals, murder, quarrels, teeth falling out, exams, falling in the water and not being able to come to the surface, church, cross, red, blue, silver, marriage, nightmares < lying on the back.
Mental: sluggish, confused, numb.
Irritability: quarrelsome, contradictory, cruel, malicious, surly, company.
Contacts: shy, friendly, withdrawn, <- talking, company.
Mood: hurried, impatient, dull, flat, gloomy, restrained, indifferent.
Delusions: everything gets very large and small.
Causes: final exams, fright, loss of loved ones, friends or family, insults, humiliation, shame.
Professions: lawyer, judge, military, vicar, teacher, civil servant, writing professions.
Type: small, thin, fat.
Locality: left (3).
Weather: warm, open air.
Perspiration: easy, < exertion; parts of body touching each other; stinking.
Time: < 5 am, 1 and 5 pm.
Desires: asparagus (3), liquorice, sweet, tomatoes, alcohol, tobacco, raw food, spices, fruit, fat, fried, cold drinks, vegetables.
Aversion: egg, bread, sour, meat, milk, coffee, pepper, boiled vegetables.
Food: < alcohol, brandy, coffee.
Sleep: deep, frequent waking; < lying in late.
Physical: > rubbing, <- bathing.
Discharges creamy and yellow, smelling of rotten eggs (the smell of rotten eggs is chemically caused by the presence of Hydrogen sulphide).
Burning (3) pains, on orifices. Full, heavy, pulsating feelings.
Period headaches, holding head.
Hayfever, sneezing, burning eyes, hoarseness and itching palate.
Sore throat, hoarseness. Cough.
Inflammation of tonsils, right sided, stitching pains > swallowing, radiating to ear; earache > pressure.
Cough, has to put hands on thighs. Tough white mucus.
Asthma, lung cancer.
Heart and vascular diseases. Varicose veins, heavy legs. Haemorrhages and bruises. Palpitations. Anaemia (3).
Stomach pains, sensation as if a ball in stomach, > rubbing, > eating.
Affections of pancreas, stones in pancreas like a green pea with white threads of fungus. Mucoviscoidosis. Diabetes. Liver problems. Diarrhoea.
Skin: infections with yellow pus.
Eczema, on wrists, lower arms, cracks << stretching, exuding sticky fluid. Dandruff.
Eczema, red patches, on margin of hair, scaling, itching on exertion > washing, in and behind ear, wings of the nose, < nickelsulphate, causes blisters, < metals, silver, rubber watch straps; < wasps, acne, cheekbones.
DD: Silicon series, Iron series, Stage 10 and 16, Calcium sulphuricum, Carcinosin, Lycopodium, Magnesiums, Plumbum, Staphysagria.