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Skin lumpy, thick, hard. Excoriations, cracks or fissures. Gluey moisture. 
Moist, crusty eruptions. Obesity. Sourness. 

COMMON NAME : -Black lead, -Amorphous Carbon 
A/F : - Grief and vexation. 
- Supression of skin eruptions. 
- Extremes of heat and cold - Overlifting - Fear. 
PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION: 1)SKIN: -Moist, sticky eruptions; -Fissures, corns. 
2)LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: -Enlarged - Secretions acrid 3) SEXUAL ORGANS: -Excited -Prostated -Anaemic 4) GIT:-Atony -Constipation. 
MODALITIES : < During and after menses 3 < Cold, drafts 2 > Open air, walking in 3 < Suppression of eruptions, < Light > Hot drinks, esp. milk 3 Secretions 3 < Motion 2 > Touch < Night 3 < Wet feet > Eating < Warmth of bed > Eructation. 
MIND : - Simple, basic, earthy and unrefined patients. 
- Slow thinking, irresolution, poor concentration. Dullness. SLOWNESS. 
- Sad, tearsome, irresolute, hesitates at trifles. Timid, dread of work. 
- Fidgety while sitting at work. 
- Feels miserable and unhappy. 
- Weeps, without cause, from MUSIC. Sensitive to music. Weeping from music (Aur), especially organ. 
- Forgetful, makes mistakes in speaking and writing. 
- Child impudent, teasing, laughing of reprimands. 
- Remembers all the events of youth; recent events are forgotten. 
- So sad that thinks of death. 
- Thinks of nothing but salvation. 
- There is a changeable mood. 
- Memory weak for recent events, > for long past events. 
- Anxiety and dullness in the morning on waking. Anxiety about trifles. 
- Restless, agitated anxiety. restlessness and anxiety at night.
- Timid, reserved. 
- IRRESOLUTION. Insecurity. Anxiety about the consequences of the decision. 
- Obstinate. Censorious. 
-Discontented. Easily offended. 
-Irritability about trifles. 
-Fear something will happen, of misfortune. 
-Anxiety and fear < morning. Irritation, excitement, sleeplessness in evening. 
-Aversion to mental work. 
-Difficult concentration, mental exertion gives restlessness (Kali-p). -Absence of thoughts. Impressions dont penetrate. Hard to get information from them. 
-Confusion with weeping and awkwardness, < before and during menses. 
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Especially adapted to women of climacteric age. Generally inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation and delayed menstruation. Tendency to put on unhealthy fat; plump, anemic, fair. 
-Sensitive to cold; Chilly. 
-Cracks and FISSURES on end of fingers of toes, nipples, labia, commissures, anus etc. 
-Left sided complaints. 
-OBESITY. Rapid emaciation in stomach diseases. 
Emaciation of affected parts (Plb). 

-Discharges: thick, sticky, offensive, honey like, foul, scanty and acrid. 
-Sudden weakness. Cataleptic. 
-Sourness - of taste, eructations, stools, urine, teeth etc. 
-Sensation of burning, NUMBNESS and deadness. 
-General sense of uneasiness, tremulousness, sudden sinking of strength. 
-Skin symptoms <-> digestive symptoms. 
-Cancerous diathesis in old cicatrices. Tendency to grow cystic tumours. Dropsy. 
-Desire: CHICKEN, beer, sweets, bland food. 
Aversion: SALT, SWEETS, MEAT, fish, soup, warm food, cooked food. 
-Vertigo-< Morning on waking; looking upward; rising from stooping. 
-Headache: < left side, sunlight, while eating. 
-ERUPTIONS < occiput. Psoriasis. 
-Alopecia. Falling of hair at temples. 
-Eye-PHOTOPHOBIA (Nat-s), < sunlight. 
-Conjunctivitis. BLEPHARITIS. Keratitis. 
-Eruptions on lids. Fissures of canthi. 
-Ear-Otitis, < left. Chronic otorrhea, gluey, offensive. 
-Noises, < night, left side. 
-Eruptions or cracks behind ear. 
-Ear discharge smells like spoiled fish. 
-Nose-Cracked nostrils. 
-Frequent colds. Coryza before menses. 
-Face-Sensation of cobweb over the face and forehead, tries hard to remove it. (Alum). 
-Eruptions, especially around mouth. Acne. 
-Circulation is affected causing, irregular distribution of blood, producing especially rush of blood to head with flushed face. 
-Phlegmonous erysipelas, of face, with burning, stinging pain, commencing on right side, going to left. 
-Mouth-Fissures in corners of mouth, lips. 
-Offensive breath, like smell of urine. 
-Throat-Constant inclination to swallow. 
-Stomach-Stomach complaints after suppressed eruptions. 
-Ulcers. Cancer. Stomach disorders with rapid emaciation. 
-Gastric complaints > eating, (WARM) MILK (Chel). 
-Eruptions, especially in inguinal region. 
-Rectum-Chronic constipation- stool difficult, large hard knotty with lumps, united by mucous threads too large.< during menses, suppressed menses; instead of menses. 
-Fissure in ano (Nit-ac, Rat). Smarting sore pain, remains after stool in anus. Bleeding anus > Hot milk. 
-Diarrhoea- stools brown, fluid mixed with undigested substance, of an intolerable odour, often caused by suppressed eruptions. 

-Impotency. Ungovernable desire with poor results (Con, Gels, Lyc). 
-Erections failing during coition (Lyc). Premature ejaculation. 
-Eruptions, herpes; spreading to thigh. 
-Female genitalia-HIGH DESIRE, nymphomania, OR LACK OF INTEREST. 
-Enlargement and induration of ovaries. 
-Uterine fibroids, cancer. 
-Menarche late. Menses scanty, late, not appearing. 
-Eruptions. Cracks. 
-Menses late, scanty, pale, irregular, painful, delayed by getting feet wet. 
-Morning sickness during menstruation, prostrated. 
-Leucorrhoea- acrid, excoriating, occurs in gushes day and night, before and after menses. 
-Hard cicatrices remaining after mammary abscess, retarding the flow of milk. 
-Cancer of breast, from old scars, and repeated abscess. 
-Respiratory system-Hoarseness during menses. 
-Dyspnoea, from suppressed eruptions; > eating. 
-Suffocative, wakes from sleep. 
-Chest-Cancer of breasts, esp. old scar tissue. 
-Sore, cracked nipples. 
-Eruptions in axilla, under breasts. 
-Extremities-Swelling feet and toes during menses. 
-CALLOSITIES of palms and soles (Ant-c, Ran-b). 
-Cracks of fingertips. 
-Eruptions < bend of elbows and knees. 
-Numbness of forearms. 
-NAILS: DISTORTED, BRITTLE, thick, hard, crumbling, deformed, painful, sore as if ulcerated. 
-Ingrowing toe nails (Sil). 
-Burning heat of foot soles, uncovers them. 
-Rheumatic pains. 
-Skin-Affects the folds skin, at flexures, muco-cutaneous junctions, behind the ears. 
-FISSURES, where skin and mucus membrane joins. 
-THICK, hard, dry, rough (Ant-c, Fl-ac). Thickening and induration of skin. 
-ERUPTIONS. Eczema. Herpes. Psoriasis. 
-Itching < heat, during menses. 
-KELOID (Fl-ac, Sil) or Cicatrices. 
-Tendency to produce excoriation. 
KEYNOTES : -Watery, transparent sticky honey like fluid discharge. 
-Morning sickness during menses. 
-Hears better when in a noise, when riding a carriage. 
-Sensation of cobweb on face; tries hard to brush it off. 
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Cracks, fissures, dryness, bleeding- Cracks or fissures in the ends of fingers, nipples, labial commissures. Eczema of lids, eruptions moist and fissured. 
-Affections of skin folds, flexures, behind the ear. Skin becomes thick and indurated. Obstinate dryness of skin and absence of sweat. 
-Crustiness- Eyelids red and margins covered with scabs and crusts, milk crusts. Crusty and scabby ulcers, moist crusty eruptions. 
-Dry, rough skin that breaks easily and exudes a `gluey moisture. 
-Discharge, always sticky, transparent, thin, watery, may be thick honey like. 
-Menses late, scanty, pale, delayed due to getting feet wet, irregular. 
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Suited to women inclined to be fat, who suffer from constant chilliness, habitual constipation and herpetic eruptions which crack and ooze a gelatinous fluid. 
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Ant-c, Bar-c, Calc, Ferr, Olnd, Petr, Psor, Puls, Tell, Sulph. 
-Complementary-Caust, Ferr, Hep, Lyc, Arg-n, Ars, Sulph, Tab, Tub. 
-Follows well after-Lyc, Puls, -Calc in obesity of young women with large amount of unhealthy adipose tissue -Sulph in skin affections -Sepia in gushing leucorrhoea -Similar to Lyc, Puls in menstrual troubles. 
CLINICAL : -Constipation, Eczema, Fissures, Flushes, Gastritis, Impetigo, Keloids, Malignancy, Obesity, Otitis media and externa, Peptic ulcer, Psoriasis, Styes. 
-Almost a specific for womens disease due to a diminished hormonal activity - Dr Karo. 
-For singers, who cannot control their vocal cords or who develop hoarseness or cracked voice as soon as they sing- Dr. Farrington. 

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