Zincum picricum

Zinc Picrate – Murphy
PHARMACY-zinc-pic. Zincum picricum. Zinc picrate. Trituration. Historical dose: All potencies.

CLINICAL – Brain, fatigue. Bright's disease. Exhaustion. Facial, paralysis. Headaches. Memory, weak. Neurasthenia. Nymphomania. Parkinson's disease. Priapism. Satyriasis. Seminal, emissions. Sexual, mania. Spinal, weakness.

HOMEOPATHIC – Hale gave this indication of Zinc-pic., "Cerebrospinal troubles of the weakness of character." Hugh Pitcairn noted brain-fag and nervous exhaustion from over-worked brain or sexual excesses. Chronic occipital headaches, periodic.

Headache occurring in Bright's disease. Threatened cerebral paralysis, especially in children. Profound neurasthenia., when nervous exhaustion has passed beyond stage of weakness. Seminal emissions. Sexual mania.

COMMENTS – Halbert reported the case of recent facial paralysis from cold cured by Zinc-pic. 3x and a case of Parkinson’s disease in a woman, 45, very greatly improved by the same.

Hale gave the case of Mr. M„ 36, a merchant. Above ordinary intelligence. Single, correct in his habits, butsubjectto seminal emissions since early manhood, occurring about3 a.m. every third night, leaving him very weak and debilitated, worse every change of weather, especially in hot weather and before and during thunderstorms. Never masturbated.

Complained of loss of memory and energy, dull, heavy feeling in head, sticky, pasty mouth, dry throat, poor appetite. Belches torrents of tasteless flatus after eating, followed by relief and diarrhea. At other times inclined to constipation. Languid, heavy feeling throughout body. Dull aching pain in back.

Zinc-pic. 2x trituration, caused steady improvement, the emissions being reduced in frequency to one in six weeks.

RELATIONS-Compare: (1) Fatigue – Pic-ac., Ferr-pic. and picrates generally.