Start your meal with some salt. If people only knew of its benefits, they would have preferred it to establish medications.
-ALI IBN ABI TALIB
(wasail, v 16,p 520)
The above mentioned saying which you’ve just been through is narrated by one of the greatest teacher or a social mentor born in Arab Community about 1400 years back, and it’s a very simple thing we have in our meal or we use at different places but if we realize the importance of this, we would have been using it as a medicinal stuff, and that saying states that and to prove it, you can read the lines mentioned in this article for a brief introduction to the medicinal characteristics of salts.
After 1790, when the era of homeopathy took it’s starting, this saying was proved true when Dr. Samuel Hahnemann experimented and found that this common salt is capable of curing a 1000’s of symptoms produced by various diseases, when it is gone through a series of process of potentisation.
i remmber someone has said ” The greatest discoveries often occur when people recognize in their familiar surroundings certain opportunities that others have overlooked or when people recognize that the way things have always been done is unjust or ineffective or unnecessary.” That is why they do not happen to every one. I always wonder how Dr.Hahnemann may have come to such a law of similia?
Everything has not happened just instantly , we have studied how Dr.Hahnemann came to think of this thing by translating Cullen’s Materia medica.he been an practical person did not accepted that saying and experimented and also studied the medical literatures of the ancestor medical professionals. He studied the whole history of medicine , the Pythagoras, the Hippocrates, then visited many countries and collected literatures from all around the world. He knew many languages.
After 476 A.D. ,when the methodists (materialist) ideology prevail all around and the law of similia has been buried deep within ; Since it was a period of cultural decline in Europe and old traditions of knowledge were almost lost. At that time , Islamic medicine has been keeping the torch of knowledge alive.
The Arabs concentrated the works of Hippocrates and Galen and were very practical in their application of sciences. Dr.Hahnemann mentioned in his introduction to Organon of medicine that their were other people too apart from him, who followed the same law before him. In Materia Medica Pura , vol.1 , Aurum metallicum he says i had got idea of proving on gold as a remedy, by reading the medicinal use of gold powder by 11th and 12th century Arabian physicians – Avicenna (1000 A.D.) and Abulkasem(Albucasis) respectively.
He also says that when i proved aurum as a remedy, i concluded that their assertions were not without foundations.
So dear readers we have to read history too, to prevent ourselves from repetition of mistakes.
We might be unaware of the broad spectrum of action of medicinal properties of this common salt, but if we got to read the curative powers of this substance in homoeopathic books of medicines , we will got to know that there is perhaps no system of our body on which it does not act.
Natrum muriaticum is the homoeopathic remedy commonly known as table salt or sodium chloride. It is the second most common substance in nature after water and it is a constituent of both body fluids and tissues.
It is also one of the most descriptive remedies in homoeopathic materia medica.Dr. N.B. Nash , in his materia medica , this remedy is the second most maximum space taking remedy, out of 225 remedies.
It is polychrest among polychrests.
Now let us discuss about its various curative powers according to different systems of our body.
There are 11 systems in our body:
1.Nervous system : detects and processes sensory information ; activates bodily responses.
2.Muscular system : enables movement (with skeletal system) ; helps maintain body temperature.
3.Digestive system : processes food for use by the body; removes watses from undigested food.
4.Reproductive system –
Male reproductive system : produces sex hormones and gametes ; delievers gameters to female.
Female reproductive system : produces sex hormones ; supports embryo/fetus until birth ; produces milk for infants.
5.Respiratory system : removes carbon dioxide from body ; delievers oxygen to blood.
6.Cardio vascular system : delievers oxygen and nutrients to tissues ; equalizes temperature in the body.
7.Skeletal system : supports the body ; enables movement (with muscular system).
8.Integumentary system : includes hair,skin,nails – encloses intrenal body structures, sites of many sensory receptors.
9.Endocrine system : secretes hormones , regulates bodily processes.
10.Lyphatic system : returns fluid to blood ; defend against pathogens.
11.Urinary system. : control water balance in the body ; removes wates from blood and excretes them.
Now let us see how many systems Natrum Muriaticum covers in our body.I have tried to give succinct resume of natrum muriaticum , used in homoeopathy below .
NATRIUM MURIATICUM :
Nervous system – There is wonderful prostration of a peculiar kind.nervous prostration, nervous irritability.
There is a long chain of mental symptoms ; hysterical condition of the mind and body ; Tears with laughter. Easily takes on grief, grief over nothing Depressed, particularly in chronic diseases. Consolation aggravates. Irritable; gets into a passion about trifles. Awkward, hasty. Wants to be alone to cry.
The natrum muriaticum patient is greately disturbed by excitement , is extremely emotional . the whole nervous economy is in state of fret and irritation. The pains are stitching, convulsive jerks of the limbs on falling asleep, twitching, shooting pains.
Muscular system – Great emaciation , losing flesh while living well. Throat and neck of children emaciate rapidly during summer complaints. Awkward , hasty, drops thing from nervous weakness. Eyelids heavy. Muscles weak and stiff.
Digestive system –
Mouth – Frothy coating on tongue, with bubbles on side. Sense of dryness. Scorbutic gums. Numbness, tingling of tongue, lips, and nose. Vesicles and burning on tongue, as if there was a hair on it. Eruptions around mouth and vesicles like pearls on lips. Lips and corners of mouth dry, ulcerated, and cracked. Deep crack in middle of lower lip. Tongue mapped. Loss of taste. Large vesicle on lower lip, which is swollen and burns. Immoderate thirst.
Stomach – Hungry, yet loose flesh . Heartburn, with palpitation. Unquenchable thirst. Sweats while eating. Craving for salt. Aversion to bread, to anything slimy, like oysters, fats. Throbbing in pit. Sticking sensation in cardiac orifice.
Abdomen – Cutting pain in abdomen. Distended. Pain in abdominal ring on coughing.
Rectum – Burning pains and stitching after stool. Anus contracted, torn, bleeding. Constipation; stool dry, crumbling. Painless and copious diarrhea, preceded by pinching pain in abdomen.
Male reproductive system – Emission, even after coitus. Impotence with retarded emission.
Female reproductive system – Menses irregular; usually profuse. Vagina dry. Leucorrhea acrid, watery. Bearing-down pains; worse in morning. Prolapsus uteri, with cutting in urethra. Ineffectual labor-pains. Suppressed menses . Hot during menses.
Respiratory – Cough from a tickling in the pit of stomach, accompanied by stitches in liver and spurting of urine. Stitches all over chest. Cough, with bursting pain in head. Shortness of breath, especially on going upstairs . Whooping-cough with flow of tears with cough.
Cardio vascular system – Tachycardia. Sensation of coldness of heart. Heart and chest feel constricted. Fluttering, palpitating; intermittent pulse. Heart’s pulsations shake body. Intermits on lying down.
Skeletal system – Pain in back, with desire for some firm support. Every movement accelerates the circulation. Palms hot and perspiring. Arms and legs, but especially knees, feel weak. Hangnails. Dryness and cracking about finger-nails. Numbness and tingling in fingers and lower extremities. Ankles weak and turn easily. Painful contraction of hamstrings. Cracking in joints on motion. Coldness of legs with congestion to head, chest, and stomach.
Skin – Greasy, oily, especially on hairy parts. Dry eruptions, especially on margin of hairy scalp and bends of joints. Fever blisters. Urticaria; itch and burn. Crusty eruptions in bends of limbs, margin of scalp, behind ears .Warts on palms of hands. Eczema; raw, red, and inflamed; worse, eating salt, at seashore. Affects hair follicles. Alopecia. Hives, itching after exertion. Greasy skin.
Face – Oily, shiny, as if greased. Earthy complexion. Fevers-blisters.
Endocrine system – Hyperthyroidism. Goitre. Addison’s disease. Diabetes .
Lymphatic system – it relieves imbalances of the lymphatic system, blood, spleen, and the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary canal.
Urinary system – Pain just after urinating. Increased, involuntary when walking, coughing, etc. For those patients who has to wait a long time for it to pass if others are present .
You have just been through how this drug called substance covers all these systems of our body & there are many more things or cures which are still not discovered but it helps in there too. However in homoeopathy it is not easy to apply this knowledge for the relief of symptoms of patient , unless he knows the individual characteristics of this particular drug.
So we have come out with this remedy after 1790 when the era of homeopathy begun. Thanks to Dr.Hahnemann who prove this remedy,which previously thought to be an inert substance,incapable of any curative power.God has mentioned in the sacred textbook that you are blessed with all the resources and required things to live a prosperous and a healthy life, all you need to do is to Think, explore, study & research if want to divine your future.
1.Materia Medica Pura , vol. 1 , bjain publications ;
2.Organon of medicine , 5th and 6th edition combined, bjain publications ;
3.The Homoeopathic Compendium , by David Little , vol. 1, Chapter- History and Philosophy , published by Omnibus Global , H.P. , India ;
4.wasail us shia , vol. 16 , Internet online ;
5.Nahjul Balagah (the peak of eloquence), by Ali ibne abitalib
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