What is Aurum Metallicum?

Sara Schmidt
Sara Schmidt

A home herbal remedy known to help treat depression, aurum metallicum is a form of the element gold. The remedy is used to aid in treating a variety of other health complaints, including osteoporosis and joint pain. It may also be used for micro-nutritional needs.

Homeopaths claim that the gold used for aurum metallicum can be extracted from volcanic rocks and seawater.
Homeopaths claim that the gold used for aurum metallicum can be extracted from volcanic rocks and seawater.

This homeopathic remedy can also be found in seawater, volcanic soil, or certain fruits and vegetables. It is most commonly used to treat hepatitis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, frequent headaches, arthritis, and general pain of the bones or joints. Another common ailment the treatment is used for is mercury poisoning. The element may be used to treat alcoholism and other conditions requiring withdrawal support as well.

Aurum metallicum is distilled from gold.
Aurum metallicum is distilled from gold.

Many people who use homeopathic treatments believe that aurum metallicum can be used for heart issues as well. These may include arrhythmia, angina, and other conditions. Weakened hearts are said to be made stronger by the remedy, and it may also make hearts more durable, decreasing the likelihood of future heart attacks or other problems. High blood pressure is said to be lowered, if not completely normalized, by taking the compound regularly.

Aurum metallicum can be used to treat insomnia.
Aurum metallicum can be used to treat insomnia.

Mental health issues and nerve disorders, like chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anorexia nervosa, hypertension, manic depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety, may also be aided with the remedy. Sleep issues, such as insomnia and nightmares, may also be helped. It's also used for hormonal imbalances, particularly those involving the pituitary gland.

Aurum metallicum is believed by some to cure problems such as uterine fibroids.
Aurum metallicum is believed by some to cure problems such as uterine fibroids.

Some homeopaths maintain that aurum metallicum strengthens the immune system, and it is also said to cure infertility. Other conditions the metal is said to either aid or cure include mastoiditis, hallucinations, connective tissue disease, sinusitis, endocarditis, uterine fibroids, and undescended testes.

Used as a micro-nutrient, the homeopathic medicine can provide various common vitamin and mineral functions. It may help prevent disease of the eye, and it may enhance overall eye health by restoring weak eyesight. Swollen glands, secondary syphilis, and congestion may also be alleviated with gold. In ancient times, the remedy was used as an anti-scrofulous and anti-venereal treatment.

Other names for the medicine include aurum or aurum met. Aurum metallicum is available in both liquid and pellet form. Liquid doses are usually sold in 0.25 ounce (7 milliliter) to 4 ounce (118 milliliter) vials. Pellets can be dissolved on the tongue. A practicing medical professional should be consulted prior to using this remedy.

Aurum metallicum can be used to reduce postpartum depression.
Aurum metallicum can be used to reduce postpartum depression.
Sara Schmidt
Sara Schmidt

A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Sara has a Master’s Degree in English, which she puts to use writing for wiseGEEK and several magazines, websites, and nonprofit organizations. She has published her own novella, and has other literary projects currently in progress. Sara’s varied interests have also led her to teach children in Spain, tutor college students, run CPR and first aid classes, and organize student retreats.

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Discussion Comments

anon199181

You can blame the FDA for lack of information or studies, or standards. I am not sure it is possible to have an allergic reaction to homeopathics -- herbs yes, but you might want to research at what level a homeopathic no longer has particles of the original remedy.

You should have someone with training in homeopathics making recommendations for you. As with doctors, some are more knowledgeable than others. Choose well.

RobsLady

Despite how many uses this treatment seems to have, I can find very little information on possible side effects.

The drug "Happy Happy" is derived from aurum metallicum, but the drug label only says that you should consult a physician if you are pregnant/breastfeeding, are younger than 12, or overdose.

I find this, as with other homeopathic remedies, questionable in that there are no studies on side effects or possible dangers. In personal experience with homeopathic medicines/herbs, I have found that there are always side effects - whether it's an allergic reaction or finding that the common dosage is too much (as I found with one sleep remedy).

I think there should be more precaution when talking about homeopathic remedies - it isn't a "one-size-fits-all" medication.

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