Homeopathic Magnesium | Pacifist or Aggressor

Homeopathic Magnesium | Pacifist or Aggressor

Magnesium muriaticum

In the spotlight of this exposure is the homeopathic remedy Magnesium muriaticum. Many homeopaths from the old school consider Magnesium muriaticum as a remedy mainly for scrofulous children and hysteric women. As is pointed further on in these article series, Mag-m is much more than that.

The Chemical Element

The magnesium chloride is a vitally essential for human organism compound of magnesium. It is one of the main compounds of the sea water. Widely is prescribed by the orthodox physicians as food supplement; magnesium chloride is also a component included into the baby foods.

The salts of magnesium are slowly absorbed by human organism. They irritate the stomach and in general the gastro-intestinal tract. The pure salt is toxic; it provokes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, vexes the eyes and respiratory passages, and affects the kidneys.

The Magnesium Group

Magnesium muriaticum, or shortly Mag-m, is a remedy from the group of magnesium salts. The homeopathic remedy was proved by Samuel Hahnemann and included into his book “Chronic diseases” as an important antipsoric. The other more prominent remedies from that group are Magnesium carbonicum, Magnesium sulphuricum and Magnesium phosphoricum.

All those remedies bear some substantial marks specific for the element of magnesium: . The differences between them are, according to some homeopaths, based on the influence of the chemical elements, bound up with magnesium into the particular compounds.

However, this is not the only basis for differences between the remedies made from magnesium salts. All of them were proved homeopathically by healthy people. The symptoms experienced by the provers, even similar or same, were manifested for different reasons. This is the unique nature of homeopathic science which makes the finding of exact remedy to be that thin, delicate and mastery skill of the homeopath.

Pacifism Vs Quarrelsomeness

Going back to the similarities between the remedies from magnesium group, their central idea is the longing for peace. It is indisputably the main thread in the mental-emotional pattern of Magnesiums.

Behind Magnesiums pacifism stays the fear from loss of loved ones. This fear determines the desire for understanding and peace between people; but those people who are important part of individual’s life. In Magnesiums mental picture central is the aversion to quarrels and discords between parents, friends, partners, colleagues.

The other side of pacifism however is the aggression, and it is seriously opposing these people’s aversion to conflicts. All Magnesiums have much aggression but it is deeply suppressed and not shown, which creates basis for depressions.

Sometimes the aggressive impulses come to the surface, sudden and unexpected, and very strong – namely because of the suppression. Thus the other major idea of all magnesium remedies is manifested – explosive irritability and quarrelsomeness.


Mag-m is deep acting remedy. It is considered as one of the major remedies for affections of the liver, especially indicated in nervous patients with stomach complaints. The remedy has affinity to the nerves, glands, female reproductive system and rectum.

Many homeopathic authors announce prominent action of Mag-m in women suffering from spasmodic and hysterical complaints, accompanied by uterus, gallbladder and stomach affections.

The remedy is also well known for complaints in children during the period of teeth growing; puny, predisposed to rachitic nurslings who are unable to digest milk; the milk passes through stomach indigested and causes terrible constipation of infants during dentition.


According to Hahnemann, Mag-m is applicable in ailments initiated by ill effects from sea bathing. As reason for the disease Hahnemann points out the great impact of magnesium chloride upon the nervous system and especially upon the endings of nerve fibers on the skin.

There is one more causative factor for pathology of Mag-m and that is the parents fighting.

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