AT was used way back in the 1500s to disinfect and clean open wounds. Unfortunately, nobody knew that toxins quickly entered the blood and this treatment often lead to fatal side effects.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 07, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a study that looked at antimonium tartaricum (AT). Actually a poison, AT can be an effective homeopathic remedy for relief from coughing and nausea.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin notes (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/a-poisonous-solution-to-coughs-and-nausea), AT was used way back in the 1500s to disinfect and clean open wounds. Unfortunately, nobody knew that toxins quickly entered the blood and this treatment often lead to fatal side effects. AT was also used to induce vomiting, but sometimes it didn’t occur, and the poisons remained in the stomach.
As the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, “A Poisonous Solution to Coughs and Nausea,” outlines, to remind people not to fret about homeopathic remedies derived from toxic substances; just be sure to get them from a reputable source. They are carefully distilled and diluted and, by the toxins are long gone by the time it is taken as a remedy. Here, it is the pure compound tartar emetic that gets dissolved in water.
The article states what AT is best used for:
- Cough: This and other respiratory complaints can be helped with AT. It’s a loud rattling cough that may include labored breathing—almost asthmatic. It’s hard to bring up any mucus while vomiting and fatigue could be present. It doesn’t matter what the chest infection is; AT can be used to speed relief. One of the main symptoms is the difficulty in expelling mucus and the loud rattling inside the chest.
- Nausea, vomiting: The patient feels better belching and even vomiting, but worse when coughing. Vomiting may accompany a fever and may be brought on by eating or drinking. It’s difficult to vomit and if a patient does vomit, there’s a sour taste after. Nausea is like a weight on the chest and is rather intense. It is not continuous though, but instead it comes and goes.
The article also notes who will benefit most from AT. Symptoms that indicate AT as a remedy often include a cold sweat, a lack of thirst, a white-coated tongue, and a pale face. Other symptoms may include sunken eyes and a blue color creeping across the lips. AT is often used for chest infections in older patients—especially if they are weak and if they present with a cough. Mental symptoms are not too strong, and thus are difficult to connect to AT. Adults can be anxious and apathetic, somewhat saddened by everything.
(SOURCE: Byun, W., et al., “Effect of positive health factors and all-cause mortality in men,” Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. Sept. 2010; 42(9): 1,632–8.)
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