IRON ARSENIC SULPHITE, MISPICKEL
These lustrous metallic crystals are
the most important source of arsenic. Homeopaths prescribe Arsenicum for food
poisoning, psoriasis, thrush, catarrh, and hayfever. Chinese physicians give
Arsenopyrite for skin disease, anaemia, and asthma. A curious feature of the
crystals is that, when struck, they give off a strong smell of garlic.
The main source of arsenic, Arsenopyrite occurs across the world as clumps of silvery
grey crystals. Arsenic is a good
example of how a deadly poison can be medically useful, as it is now a commonly
used homeopathic remedy.
Extracted arsenic trioxide.
Blood tonic; caustic.
Used homeopathically (Arsenicum album) for food poisoning, restlessness, anxiety,
insomnia, headache, period pains, and psoriasis. Given in Chinese medicine as a blood purifier and tonic for anaemia, skin diseases,
and asthma. Arsenic trioxide was prescribed for skin diseases such as eczema in orthodox medicine, but is no longer recommended because of its toxicity.
Powdered metal, homeopathic remedies.