Arsenic is a semimetallic element in the periodic table that has the atomic symbol As, atomic number 33, and atomic weight 74.92. It is found in many minerals, usually in combination with sulfur and metals. Arsenic is used in alloys, electronics, glassmaking, pesticides, and wood preservatives. It is highly toxic in its native form and exposure to it can cause death.
Arsenic um album: this remedy is indicated for chronic diseases with constitutional symptoms of great prostration and extreme weakness, with atrophy of muscles. The body feels cold and the patient is loathe to move, from fear of aggravating the pain. There is a great deal of mental anguish and restlessness.
This remedy is also indicated for acute diseases with violent, sudden symptoms, and a rapid course. The patient is anxious and agitated, and fears death. There may be delirium, convulsions, and great prostration.
Lycium: This remedy is indicated for conditions characterized by debility, exhaustion, and weak nerves. There may be trembling, twitching, and spasmodic contractions. The limbs feel heavy and there is often numbness and tingling. The patients are worse from mental exertion, cold weather, drafts, dampness, and touch. They often crave salt and sour foods.
Pulsatilla: This remedy is indicated for conditions that are worse in the evening and at night, when warm, and from being overheated. There is often a feeling of chilly, with thirst for cold drinks. The patients are weepy and crave sympathy and consolation. They may also have a taste for sweet things.
Arsenic is rapidly and completely absorbed following oral administration. It is widely distributed throughout the body, with highest concentrations in liver, kidney, spleen, and bone marrow. Arsenic is excreted primarily in the urine, with smaller amounts in the feces. The biological half-life of arsenic in blood ranges from 4 to 20 days.
Benefits of Lycium:-
-Can help with chronic diseases that have constitutional symptoms of great prostration and extreme weakness
-There is a great deal of mental anguish and restlessness
Interaction with other drugs
Arsenic may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs that increase the risk of bleeding. Some examples include aspirin, anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) or naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®).
Possible side effects
The most common side effects of Arsenic include:
Arsenic may also cause:
Dosage and administration
Arsenic is available in several forms for oral administration, including tablets, capsules, and liquids. It is also available for intramuscular injection. The usual dose of arsenic for adults is 3-5 mg/day.
Lycium should be taken as directed by a healthcare professional. The usual dose of Lycium for adults is 2-3 grams/day.
Pulsatilla should be taken as directed by a healthcare professional. The usual dose of Pulsatilla for adults is 30-60 drops/day.