MANGANUM METManganum metallicum
Origin : Occurs primarily in pyrolusite and rhodonite.
Background : This metal was discovered in 1774. After iron, it is the second most common metal in Earth’s crust. It is most often used for industrial purposes to make alloys of steel and copper.
Preparation : Manganese is triturated with lactose sugar.
Remedy Profile : Manganum met. is most appropriate for those who are open, friendly, and helpful. They are orderly and conscientious and, if unable to be of help to others, tend to feel restless, lost, and irritable.
The remedy is most commonly given when the bones are extremely sensitive, especially in children who have been experiencing rapid growth. Symptoms are usually better for lying down. Manganum met. is also prescribed for ear conditions such as earaches, temporarily reduced hearing, tinnitus, and great sensitivity to noise and wind. Earaches seem to begin elsewhere in the body and travel to the ear.
Symptoms Better : For a change of air; for lying down; for sad music.
Symptoms Worse : For cold and damp; at night; for touch; for speaking.