Arsenicum album and metallicum

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  • Rudolf Steiner describes the arsenic processes as: “to arsenize is to astralize is to petrify” (German: “Arsenisieren ist astralisieren ist petrifizieren”)
  • Grey looking people, withdrawn, fastidious, controlling, stingy, always wanting to be right.
  • Indicated in problems that may appear after immunizations: diarrhea, anxiety, “fear of death”, ear pains.


(From the anthroposophic and homeopathic literature and from clinical experience):

Physical complaints:

  • Ulceration of mucous membranes
  • Intense burning feeling
  • Extreme cold sensitivity
  • Weight loss after illness
  • Bad smelling discharges
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Fever with tremendous thirst
  • Burning pains
  • Ear infections

Emotional complaints:

  • Reacting anxiously to situations
  • Tired, meticulous,  obsessive compulsive type individual