This remedy acts by supplying new blood-cells. Pains and cramps dependent on ansemic conditions. Waxy appearance of the skin due to anaemia. Chlorosis, complexion waxy, greenish-white, with constant headache and ringing in ears. Schussler gives this remedy alone for chlorosis.
"A fine constitutional remedy in old cases of cerebral anaemia where nutrition is manifestly defective." (Arndt).
"Pernicious anaemia, vertigo when getting up or on rising from sitting; eyes misty; epistaxis, point of the nose cold; pale face, sallow, yellowish, earthy; cold sweat on the face; body cold; foul taste and smell; tongue white, furred at the root most in the morning; nausea and vomiturition; empty, sinking sensation at the epigastrium; watery looseness of the bowels, with urging after stools day or night; urine with floc-culent sediment; menorrhagia, blood either bright-red or too dark, palpitation with anxiety, followed by trembling weakness, particularly of the calves, weariness and the greatest weakness." (Arndt).
This remedy is also useful in leucaemia, or excess of white corpuscles in the blood after exhausting diseases.
Follows Calcarea phos. as soon as improvement of the general health sets in. There is a want of red blood in the system. This remedy, by its power of attracting; oxygen, colors the new blood-cells red and enriches them "after they have been supplied by Calcarea phos. Schussler in a recent letter says: "Iron, which enters into the formation of young blood-cells, is never absent in the blood-serum of chloro-tics. Therefore I have lately abandoned iron, which I recommended in the first editions of my Therapeutics for chlorosis and other anaemic conditions".
This remedy may have to be given in anaemia, as a secondary remedy or intercurrent, if such symptoms as eczema or eruptions of the skin coexist.
Cerebral anaemia, anaemic conditions- of the brain, causing undue nervousness. Poverty of the blood from influences which continually depress the mind and nervous system. This remedy also cures the leucaemia, which is induced by long-continued disorders. "Spinal anaemia, from exhausting diseases, such as diphtheria, reflex paraplegia, with aching pains aggravated by rest, but most manifest on beginning to move about." (Arndt.)
In anaemic conditions, where the blood is thin and watery; in chlorotic conditions, with an almost habitual feeling of coldness in the back; chlorosis in young girls, with dead, dirty skin, frequent palpitation, oppression and anxiety in the chest, morning cough, easily fatigued and prostrated, with the characteristic tongue, etc.; malarious cachexia, from ague and Quinine, sallow complexion or very pale, pressure and distension of the stomach, constipation with contraction of the anus, terrible sadness.
Spina! anaemia, paralytic weakness of the lower extremities, with general prostration, heaviness and sensation of fatigue, especially after a short walk or ascending steps; legs give way, so as to be unable to progress farther.
Hydrasmia, sycosis, hydrogenoid constitution of the body, depending upon dampness of weather or dwelling in damp houses; sycosis and hydnemia. (Lilienthal).
Leucorrhcea instead of menses; attacks of momentary blindness or obscuration of vision. Anaemia in infants, thin, delicate and puny, with tendency to rickets.
Dr. S. Powell Brodick furnished us with two cases of anaemia. both in young ladies aet. 19 and 21. Both presented the following; characteristic symptoms: Pale, anaemic countenance, great exhaustion, depression of spirits, violent attacks of frontal headache extending to thc occiput. The youngest had suffered from this condition for six or seven years, and received treatment from several physicians, homoeopathic and allopathic, receiving from the latter large quantities of iron, without any benefit whatever. The eldest had also been anaemic for several years. All their symptoms were promptly relieved, the color returning even to rosy cheeks; the ears, which were formerly pale and almost translucent, became reddish and natural in color. The remedies employed were first Calcarea phos.13. for ten days or two weeks, followed by Ferrum phos.13, for two weeks, then retnrn-ing to the Calcarea phas. again. About six months sufficed to cure permanently in each case.
Voting lady, art. 17, became anaemic and chlorotic. after long continuance at school becoming so debilitated that she could attend no longer, had no appetite, and desired only to lie about the bouse, having no ambition to go anywhere or do anything. Her study made her bead ache, and she had to give it op entirely; her menses were irregular, absent for months, then a flow varyig in quantity. I gave her Calcarea phos.6 as principal remedy,giving also, at times, Ferrum phos. as well. After a few months she became well enough to resume her studies, and could walk anywhere she desired to go, and her color improved. (C. T. M).
W. Rowley reports a case of anaemia due to the abuse of salt. The patient was emaciated, with general pallor: weakness: sensibility exalted: the menstrual fkow never properly established. Bowels inclined to constipation. Has been in the habit of using salt to excess. In treating the case the use of salt was restricted, and one dose of Nat. mur. 200 given, which was followed by general improvement, the menstrual flow assuming its regular condition and strength, and general health being restored.