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Hydrocyanicum Acidum

(Prussic Acid)

One of the most toxic agents known. Convulsions and paralysis express the action of this remedy. Spasmodic constriction in larynx, feeling of suffocation, pain and tightness in chest, palpitation; pulse weak, irregular. Sinking sensation at the epigastrium. Hysterical and epileptic convulsions. Cyanosis. Collapse, due to some pulmonary condition not a cardiac collapse. Catalepsy. Cholera. Stage of collapse (Ars; Verat). Coldness. Tetanus narcolepsy.

Mind
Unconscious. Wild delirium. Fear of imaginary troubles. Fears everything-horses, wagons, houses falling, etc.

Head
Violent stupefying headache. Brain feels on fire. Pupils motionless or dilated. Supra-orbital neuralgia, with flushing on same side of face.

Face
Jaws clenched in rigid spasm. Froths at mouth. Pale, bluish lips.

Stomach
Tongue cold. Drink rumbles through throat and stomach. Gastralgia; worse when stomach is empty. Great sinking at pit of stomach. Pulsative pain in precordial region.

Respiratory
Noisy and agitated breathing. Dry, spasmodic, suffocative cough. Asthma, with contraction of throat. Whooping-cough. Paralysis of lungs (Aspidos). Marked cyanosis; venously congested lung.

Heart
Violent palpitation. Pulse, weak irregular. Cold extremities. Torturing pain in chest. Angina pectoris (Spigel; Oxal ac).

Sleep
Yawning with shivering. Irresistible drowsiness. Vivid, incoherent dreams.

Relationship
Antidotes: Ammon; Camph; Opium.

Compare: Cicuta; Oenanthe; Camph; Lauroc.

Dose
Sixth and higher potencies.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)