from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as natron.
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These persons had brought a cargo of natrum, which is the subcarbonate of soda, to the Syrian coast in the vicinity of Acre, and had gone ashore at the mouth of the river Belus to cook their dinner.
Homeopathic remedies to consider include mix vomica 6th to 30th when there is frequent but ineffectual desire to ease oneself; natrum mur. 6th to 12th; bryonia 6th to 30th when there is no desire; lycopodium 30th when there is difficulty passing stools, tendency toward bloating, and gas after meals; and sulphur 30th when there are lower abdominal feelings of heat and heaviness with burning and itching of the anus.
"Il parait que ce natrum était un alkali fixe, et pas du tout du nitre comme quelques auteurs l'ont pensé; ce qui semblerait appuyer cette opinion, c'est que lea femmes egyptiennes se servaient de natrum pour faire leur lessive, comme on as sert aujourd'hui de la soude."
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Having lighted a fire upon the sand, they looked about for some stones to prop up their cooking utensils, but finding none, or none convenient for the purpose, they bethought themselves of utilising for the occasion some of the blocks of natrum with which their ship was laden.
Dr Heberden, among other favours, some salt which he collected on the top of the mountain, where it is found in large quantities, and which he supposed to be the true _natrum_ or _nitrum_ of the ancients:
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The favored treatment appears to be natrum muriatricum (dilution of SODIUM CHLORIDE).
That appears as: "natrum muriaticum 1X" - meaning that 10\% of this gel is salt, which is very far from any homeopathic dilution!
At inde tafnen ndn fequitur, felinum quodlibet effe in aqua folubi* le, nam calx vira acido vitrioli fatufata, terram ftfleniticam infolubilem efficit, imo & natrum bibulum eodem acido fituratum, multo diffici* lius in aqua folvitur, ac nudum, feu omni acido deftitutum.