Serious respiratory infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia
Origin : Mined from cassiterite, which is found in England, Nigeria, Thailand, and South America.
Background : Tin has long been used for household and commercial purposes, and has been used medicinally: in 18th-century Scotland it was taken for intestinal worms.
Preparation : The metal is triturated with lactose sugar.
Remedy Profile : People who benefit most from Stannum met. are suspicious, anxious, uneasy, and sad, possibly with fixed ideas. They may be weak, debilitated, and unable to talk or move, and feel worse during the day. Stannum met. is used for exhaustion after chronic respiratory problems, or for nervous system disorders. It may be given for weakness in the chest, during or after a serious infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia. The weakness leaves the lungs and bronchi susceptible to inflammation or serious illness, including asthma.
Symptoms Better : For lying across something hard; for expelling mucus.
Symptoms Worse : For lying on the right side; for gentle movement; for talking.