Homeopathic Magnesium phosphorica

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Magnesium phosphorica is a classic remedy for neuralgia and muscle cramps. It is known as the great anti-spasmotic remedy.[1]


  • Mineral: Magnesium phosphoricum, also known as Magnesium Phosphate (a combination of Magnesium and Phosphorus)
  • Other Names: Magnesium phosphoricum
  • Short Form: Mag-p; Mag-phos


The following are the main indications for Magnesium phosphorica.[2], [3]

  • Abdominal Cramps lessened with warm application and pressure. Tendency to belch but does not relieve. Bloating with desire to loosen clothing around the waist.
  • Muscle Cramps with radiating pains that are better warm. Cramps in calves. Twitching. Writers' and players' cramp. Tetanic spasms. General muscular weakness.
  • Neuralgia with pain relieved by warmth and pressure. Involuntary shaking of hands.

Children and Adolescents

  • Colic with watery diarrhea, tendency to belch but does not relieve. Gassy; relieved by bending forward, drawing legs up, rubbing, warmth, and pressure.
  • Teething better with hot liquids

Other common conditions: Dysmenorrhea, Writer's cramp, Migraines, Sciatica, toothache


  • General: exhausted
  • Worse: cold, drafts, night, milk
  • Better: warm applications and hot bath, doubling up, rubbing, pressure
  • Psychological: complains about symptoms
  • Other symptoms: neuralgia symptoms
  • Food and drink:

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 Magnesium phosphorica include:[4]

  • Sometimes the highest potencies are preferable. Acts especially well given in hot water.
  • Compare: Kali phosphorica, Colocynthis, Silica, Zincum, Dioscorea


  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.