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Ammonium Benzoicum

or simply Ammonium Benz

(Benzoate of Ammonia)

One of the remedies for albuminuria, especially in the gouty. Gout, with deposits in joints. Urinary incontinence in the aged.

Head
Heavy, stupid.

Face
Bloated, swollen eyelids. Swelling under tongue like ranula.

Urine
Smoky, scanty. Albuminous and thick deposits.

Back
Pain across sacrum, with urgency to stool. Soreness in region of right kidney.

Relationship
Compare: Terebinth; Benz ac; Ammonia salts; Caust.

In albuminuria compare: Kalmia; Helon; Merc cor; Berb; Canth.

Dose
Second trituration

Reference: "Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory" by William Boericke
Ammonium Benzoicum
(Benzoate of Ammonia. NH4 C7 H5 O2. Solution in distilled water.)

Clinical.─Albuminuria. Dropsy. Gout. Indigestion. Ranula. Rheumatism.

Characteristics.─The chief symptoms of this salt (which has been proved) are: Head heavy, stupid. Urine scanty; smoky. Pight kidney sensitive to pressure. Gout with fluid in great toe-joint or with lithates. The right side is most affected.

Relations.─It is similar in its action to the Ammonias and to Benzoic acid. Also to Gnaphal. (gouty concretions), Caustic., Tereb., Urtica.

Symptoms

Eyes.─Feeling of swelling and soreness, apparently in the puncta and saccus lachrymalis.─Lids swollen.

Tongue.─Swelling under tongue, r. side, like ranula.

Stomach.─Eructation of food without acidity, with apparent weakness of digestion, or acid eructations.─Increased warmth in stomach.

Urinary Organs.─Sensation of internal soreness on pressure in leaning the back against the cushioned back of a carriage in region of r. kidney.─Bloated face, eyelids swollen, head heavy, stupid; urine scanty smoky.─(Albuminuria.).─Urine smoky-looking, scanty, strong-smelling.

Respiratory Organs.─Increased mucus in larynx causes frequent hawking and spitting.

Back.─Pains across sacrum, with urgency to stool.

Reference: "A Dictionary Of Practical Materia Medica" By John Henry Clarke