Homeopathic Mercurius

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Mercury is often considered when there is a sense of weakness and a strong over-reaction to environmental changes, especially temperature. There is also a pattern of strong internal emotions which are seldom expressed.[1]


  • Mineral: Mercurius solubilis or Mercurius vivus, also known as Quicksilver or Mercury
  • Short Form: Merc


The following are the main indications for Mercurius[2], [3]

Acute Conditions

  • Ear Infections (Otitis media) with foul, green, acrid or bloody pus; ruptured drum. Stopped up, ringing. Drooling at night. Recurrent throat or tonsil infections. Swollen glands. Mouth sores or ulcers. Constant desire to swallow.
  • Sinusitis typically in the frontal sinuses. Typically indicated for bacterial infections. Thick or runny yellow-green foul discharge. Bad odours in the nose. Foul breath with grey coated tongue. Raw nostrils, may form ulcers. Swollen cheeks. Sneezing, nosebleeds. Frequent colds end in sinusitis.

Chronic and Constitutional Conditions

  • Abscess and Boils with thin yellow-green foul pus, acrid discharge. Burn and sting, pricking pain. Abscessed glands, gums, tonsils, liver, ovaries, breasts, bone, brain. Recurrent boils; speeds suppuration. Slowly developing or cold abscess. Profuse pus. Ulceration.
  • Memory Loss emotionally reserved, weak memory for everything, lost in familiar streets. Time distortions. Hurried speech, stammering but answers and acts slowly. Distracted. Weak will, can't make up their mind. Indistinct writing. Apathetic. Compensates for instability by seeking order, conservatism. Discontent.

Children and Adolescents

  • Mumps with sensitive parotid, sublingual, lymphatic glands. Stinging pains. Pus-filled discharge. Profuse salivation, offensive breath and profuse sweating, bleeding gums. Spasm of jaw muscles, aching jaw bone. Dry, salty lips. Testes inflamed.

Other common conditions: Eye inflammation, Heavy metal detox (mercury), Sore Throat, Pharyngitis


  • Triggers: changes in temperature or other environmental changes, emotionally charged events
  • General: bad-smelling discharges, breath, or perspiration, drooling, toxic states, teeth marks on the tongue, metallic taste in the mouth
  • Worse: night, extremes of heat or cold, drafts, perspiring
  • Better: moderate temperatures
  • Psychological: introverted, emotionally reserved, distrust and suspicious of those around him or her, hurried, restless,
  • Other symptoms: thick, white vaginal discharge, night sweats, tremor especially of the hands
  • Food and drink: desire for bread and butter, lemons, aversion to sweets

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms do not resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Mercuris include:[4]

  • Compare: Mezereum, Phosphorus, Syphilinum, Kalium muriaticum, Ethiops
  • Antidotes: Hepar sulphuris, Aurum, Mezereum
  • Complementary: Badiaga


  1. Morrison Roger (1993) Desktop Guide, to Keynote and Confirmatory Symptoms Hahnmann Clinic Publishing.
  2. Hershoff Asa (1999) Homeopathic Remedies: a quick and easy guide to common disorders and their homeopathic treatments Avery Publishing Group, New York.
  3. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing.
  4. Boericke W (1997) Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies, B. Jain Publishers, India.