Sulfuric acid, oil of vitriol.
Key Uses:DiabetesExtreme fatigue following an injury, concussion, or operation, especially if healing is slow
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : This oily, corrosive liquid was discovered by alchemists in the 13th century. It is used to make dyes, drugs, and fertilizers.
Preparation : Sulfuric acid is dissolved in alcohol, diluted, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : People for whom Sulphuric ac. is best suited are hurried, mentally restless, and excitable, despite great exhaustion, weakness, and trembling. Usually mentally sharp, they are prone to nervous exhaustion, becoming absentminded and dull when ill.
The classic symptom picture for this remedy is of extreme fatigue following an injury, concussion, or operation, especially if healing is slow, with bruising, bleeding, ulceration, gangrene, or other symptoms of decay. There is often a marked sensitivity to pollutants such as smoke. The remedy may also be prescribed for diabetes.
Symptoms Better : For moderate temperatures; for lying on the affected side; for hot drinks.
Symptoms Worse : For open air; for menopause; for injuries; for the smell of coffee; for air pollution and tobacco smoke.