The Remedy For Deeply Held Grudges : Nitricum Acidum

“Get angry, get furious but never crumble to resentment.”



“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

-Malachy McCourt

Some of the greatest toxins we encounter are the ones generated by our own negative emotions. Not that there isn’t a healthy role and need for all emotions to be felt and expressed, but particularly the ones which are held onto create some of the most damaging states of disease.

Nitricum Acidum is an especially useful remedy for deep, long-held states of resentment. Patient’s needing this remedy can tend to be surrounded by a cloud of negativity, including a strongly pessimistic attitude, and a high degree of irritability. The legendary “Hatfield vs. McCoy” feud was fuelled by a profoundly deep grudge based in this particular disease state of mind. Even if an apology is offered up, someone in a deep nit-ac state is unlikely to be moved to accept it. Or even if they do apparently accept it, it is just for show and not reflective of their true feeling.

Another key side to this remedy state is an intense anxiety for their own health, and a belief that their condition is much more serious than it actually is.

When there are physical symptoms arising from this state, they may characteristically include back pain. This is also one of the commonly used remedies for warts. Hemorrhoids which are quite painful after stool, which may feel like splinters in the rectum is another possible symptom. There are a variety of inflammation symptoms related to the digestive tract as well.

3 thoughts on “The Remedy For Deeply Held Grudges : Nitricum Acidum

  1. amcquinn

    Hi There, If you go to Boericke’s Materia Medica, you can seen the main differences in the following:

    Nitric Acidum: Mind.–Irritable, hateful, vindictive, headstrong. Hopeless despair. Sensitive to noise, pain, touch, jar. Fear of death.
    Natrum Muriaticum: Mind.–Psychic causes of disease; ill effects of grief, fright, anger, etc. Depressed, particularly in chronic diseases. Consolation aggravates. Irritable; gets into a passion about trifles. Awkward, hasty. Wants to be alone to cry. Tears with laughter.

    The way I see it, Nit. ac. is much more aggressive in their feelings of holding grudges, with feelings of vindictiveness, hate and hopelessness. Nit. ac. feels anger towards an object or person generally. There is a projection where Nat. mur. feels more resigned to past events as if disappointments are just an expected outcome of life, more like a victim to their historical circumstances. Nat. Mur. is much more irritable and depressed, instead, with a desire to be left alone.

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