Zincum metallicum.

Mind and Disposition.

Very variable mood : at noon, low-spirited ; and in the evening, hilarity, or vice versa.

Morose and indisposed to converse (especially in the evening).

Great sensitiveness to the talking of others and to all noise.

Aversion to work and to walk.

[5] Weakness of the memory.

Thoughtlessness and dulness of the intellect.


Vertigo in the cerebellum (when he walks, he feels as if he should fall to the left side).

Sharp pressure on a small spot in the forehead (evening).

Tearing and stinging pains in the sides of the head ; worse after dinner.

[10] Pressure on the root of the nose, as if it would be pressed into the head.

Sensation of soreness in the head.

Stupefying headache ; every thing gets black before the eyes ; worse in the morning in the warm room and after eating ; better in the open air.

Sensitiveness of the vertex, as from soreness or ulceration, without regard to touch ; worse in the evening in bed and after eating ; better after scratching.

The hair falls off from the vertex, causing complete baldness, with sensation of soreness of the scalp.

[15] Hydrocephalus.

Headache from drinking even small quantities of wine.

The headaches are worse in the room, better in the open air.


Pressure on the eyes ; they feel as if they were pressed into the head.

Itching, biting, pricking, and sensation of soreness of the eyes, lids and inner angle of the eyes. (Pterygium).

[20] The upper eyelids fall down, as if paralyzed.

When lifting up the eyes he sees luminous flakes.


Otalgia, with tearing stitches and external swelling (especially with children).

Discharge of fetid pus from the ear.


The nose feels sore internally.

Swelling (of one side) of the nose, with loss of smell.

[25] Coryza, with hoarseness and burning in the chest.


Paleness of the face.

Tearing and sore pain in the facial bones.

Lips and corners of the mouth cracked, with ulceration of the inside of them.

Thick, viscid, tasteless humor on the lips.

[30] Redness and itching eruption on the chin.

Mouth and Throat.

Sensation of soreness of the teeth.

Looseness of the teeth.

The teeth and gums bleed.

The gums are swollen, white, sore and ulcerated.

[35] Small yellow ulcers on the inside of the cheek (and in the throat).

Tingling on the inside of the cheek, with ptyalism of metallic taste.

Blisters on the tongue.

Sensation of soreness in the throat.

Sensation of constriction and spasm in the oesophagus.

[40] Accumulation of mucus in the throat, which frequently enters the mouth through the posterior nares.

Bluish herpes in the throat after suppressed gonorrhoea.

Stomach and Abdomen.

Saltish taste in the mouth.

Taste in the mouth as from blood.

Voracious appetite and insatiable hunger.

[45] Aversion to meat, fish, and cooked or warm food and sweet things.

Sour eructations, especially after drinking milk.

Heartburn after eating sweet things.

Nausea, with retching and vomiting of bitter mucus ; renewed by the least motion.

Hiccough, especially after breakfast.

[50] Vomiting of blood.

Burning in the stomach.

Disagreeable sensation (of heat) in the upper orifice of the stomach, extending to the oesophagus.

Pain in the hypochondria, like a spasm, alternating with dyspnoea.

Pressure under the short ribs, after eating with depression of spirits.

[55] Stitches in the spleen.

Pressure and tension in the abdomen.

Flatulent colic, especially in the evening.

Expulsion of hot, fetid flatus.

Inguinal hernia.

Stool and Anus.

[60] Constipation ; stool hard and dry ; insufficient ; frequently only expelled by hard pressing.

Soft, papescent, or thin diarrhoeic stools, frequently with discharge of pale blood.

Involuntary stools.

Sensation of soreness, and violent itching at the anus.

Tingling at the anus, as from ascarides.

Urinary Organs.

[65] Pressing, stinging and soreness in the kidneys.

Violent pressure of urine on the bladder.

Retention of urine when beginning to urinate.

Can only pass urine (which she must do every hour) while in a sitting posture.

Excessive desire to urinate, also at night.

[70] Urine turbid, loam colored in the morning.

Frequent micturition of pale-yellow urine, which later deposits a white flaky sediment.

Discharge of blood from the urethra after painful micturition.

Burning during and after micturition.

Cutting pain in the orifice of the urethra.

[75] Involuntary discharge of urine when walking, coughing and sneezing.

Stones (Gravel) of the kidneys and bladder.

Sexual Organs.

Men. Painfully swelled (sore) testicles.

One or the other testicle is drawn up.

Drawing in the testicles, extending up the spermatic cord.

Violent and long-lasting erections.

[80] Great falling off of the hair of the genital organs.

Women. Nymphomania of lying-in women, with great sensitiveness of the genitals.

Menstruation too late.

Suppressed menstruation, with painfulness of the breasts and genitals.

Lochia and the secretion of milk are suppressed.

[85] Sore nipples.

Respiratory Organs.

Spasmodic oppression of breathing.

Constrictive sensation around the chest, with pain in the chest, as if cut to pieces.

Shortness of breath from flatulence after eating.

Accumulation of mucus in the chest.

[90] Burning in the chest.

Coldness in the chest.

Stitches in the chest (left side) and heart.

Palpitation of the heart ; irregular beats of the heart ; occasionally one violent thrust of the heart.

Tension in the sternum.

Burning and soreness in the pharynx.

[95] Hoarseness.

Roughness and dryness in the chest.

Sensation of emptiness in the chest.

Debilitating spasmodic cough from tickling in the larynx, extending to the middle of the chest, with expectoration of yellow, purulent, blood-streaked, tenacious mucus, tasting disagreeably, sweetish-putrid, metallic ; or of pure blood in the morning or during the day.

The cough is worse after eating, during rest, sitting, standing, from milk, sweets, spirituous liquors, during menstruation.

Back and Neck.

[100] Pain in the small of the back on walking or sitting.

Stiffness and tension of the neck.

Itching herpes on the back.

Tension and stinging between the shoulder-blades.


Upper. Rheumatic pains and stinging in the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers.

[105] Lameness and deadness of the hands.

Weakness and trembling of the hands when writing.

Dryness and cracked skin of the hands.

Cracks between the fingers.

Dry herpes on the hands and fingers ; they are rough and, itch.

[110] Lower. Rheumatic pains in the legs, knees, ankles and feet.

Varicose veins on the upper and lower legs.

Tension in the knee.

Formication in the calves.

Erysipelatous inflammation and swelling of the tendo Achilles.

[115] Stiffness of the ankles after sitting.

Weakness and trembling of the feet.

Paralysis of the feet.

Coldness of the feet at night.

Pulsating stitches in the toes.

[120] Painful chilblains on the feet.


Continuous desire to sleep, especially after meals, with yawning.

Unrefreshing sleep, disturbed by unpleasant dreams, with talking and loud crying out.


Violent trembling twitching of the whole body.

Pulsations through the whole body.

[125] Sensation of soreness in internal and external parts.

Twitching of children.

St. Vitus' dance.

Convulsions after a fright.

Rheumatic pains in the extremities, aggravated from becoming heated and from exertions of the body.

[130] The pains seem to be between the skin and flesh.

Tearing in the middle of the bones ; the limbs lose their hold, from the pain.


Pulse small and rapid in the evening, slower in the morning and during the day.

Pulse at times intermitting.

Violent pulsations in the veins during the heat.

[135] Chill begins generally after eating and continues till late in the evening and during the night.

Chilliness in the open air and when touching a cold object.

Chills run down the back.

Chilliness on the approach of stormy weather.

Internal heat, with sensation of coldness in the abdomen and on the feet.

[140] Flushes of heat, with trembling and short, hot breath.

Profuse perspiration during the whole night, with inclination to uncover oneself.

Perspires easily during the day, on exercising.

Badly-smelling perspirations.


Itching in the bends of the joints.

[145] Violent itching at night in bed, disappearing as soon as one touches himself.

Formication between the skin and flesh.

Sensation of coldness in the bones.


Suppurating herpes.

[150] Varicose veins.


Most ailments appear after dinner and towards evening.

Aggravation after having eaten, from small quantities of wine, in the warm room.

Ameliorations, in the open air, while eating.

Chamomilla and Nux vomica cause restlessness at night and constipation ; and if they do so, Zincum will remove them, frequently.