Mercurius cyanatus (Merc-cy.)

Exercise 51 - EH Analysis

In the following graph, taken from the Encyclopedia Homeopathica (EH) software analysis, each symptom included in the search is represented by a different color. The length of the bar for a particular symptom (represented by a color), indicates how many times this symptom was mentioned in the materia medica for that remedy.

You will notice that, for the most part, only characteristic symptoms were chosen. This allows for easy differentiation of the correct remedy. The first remedy on the left is the correct remedy and the answer to the exercise. Usually, it has the longest bar of the graph, and comprehensively covers all the symptoms.

The EH screenshot is followed by a list of the RADAR Keynotes of that remedy, and a link to a query file that users may download and install into their own EH program in order to duplicate the analysis.

Mercurius cyanatus (Merc-cy.)

There are no RADAR Keynotes for Mercurius cyanatus (Merc-cy.)

The following notes are taken from classical homeopathic references

From Boericke's Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica

(Cyanide of Mercury)
Acute infections, pneumonia, nephritis. Its action is similar to that of the toxines of infections diseases. Great and rapid prostration, tendency toward haemorrhages, from the different orifices, of dark fluid blood, cyanosis, rapid respiration and heart action, albuminuria and twitching and jerking of muscles. Typhoid pneumonia.

Livid states from great struggling, where suffocation is imminent and paralysis of lung threatening; great sweat.

Affects most prominently the buccal cavity. This, together with marked prostration, gives it a place in the treatment of diphtheria, where it has achieved unquestioned great results. Malignant types, with prostration. Coldness and nausea. Syphilitic ulcers when perforation threatens.

Great excitement, fits of passion; fury; talkativeness.
Atrocious headache.
Eyes sunken; face pale.

Covered with ulcerations.
Tongue pale.
Free salivation.
Fetor of breath.
Pain and swelling of salivary glands.
Astringent taste.
Ulcerations of mouth have a gray membrane.

Feels raw and sore.
Mucous membranes broken down, ulcerated.
Looks raw in spots, especially in public speakers.
Hoarseness, and talking is painful.
Necrotic destruction of soft parts of palate and fauces.
Intense redness of fauces.
Swallowing very difficult.
Dark blood from nose.
Diphtheria of the larynx and nose. [Kali bich.]

Nausea, vomiting, bilious, bloody; hiccough;
abdomen painful, tender to pressure.

Intolerable pain.
Redness around anus.
Frequent haemorrhage; stools with tenesmus.
Discharge of fetid liquid with gangrenous odor.
Black stools.

Amber color, painful, albuminous, scanty.
Nephritis with great debility and chilliness. Suppression of urine.

Moisture, with icy coldness.

Sixth to thirtieth potency. Aggravation is apt to occur from potencies below the sixth.

From Kent's Lectures on Homeopathica Materia Medica

Given a Merc. base and diphtheria, when the membrane is greenish and inclined to spread through the nose and involve a large surface, the Cyanide of Mercury is needed.
It has exudation more marked than any other form of Mercury.
Malignant forms of diphtheria, rapidly forming, and with phagedenic ulceration.

EH Query File

Here is the EH Query file for you to install in your own program.

1. To download the file, right click on this link. Choose "Save File As", "Save Link As", or "Save Target As", depending on your browser.

2. Many browsers will change the file extension to .htm when you download. Be sure that the file name ends with .qry. If your browser has changed the extension, change it back to .qry

3. Open EH, go to the Find Window (F4) and chose the Search pull down menu. Select Recall the Query.

4. Double click on the query file you would like to open. You will then find the same query that was used to create the analysis screenshot for that remedy.

5. To view the analysis in EH, hit the function key (F8) and you will see the analysis for that query.

Note: EH owners who download these queries may get different results, based on the database of books they own. In particular, the Vermeulen books seem to be of great help in answering these exercises.