Natrum Muriaticum: malarkey, or effective way?
One of homeopathy’s broad spectrum medicines is Natrum Muriaticum. It’s so broad in spectrum that one site claims there are over 2000 indications, and another lists at least 500. These indications include everything from trouble urinating in the presence of other people, to vertigo, headaches, blindness, impaired hearing, bleeding gums, toothache, burps that taste like food (i’m not kidding), vomiting, constipation AND diarrhoea (how the hell?), worms, vaginal discharge, late periods (what, so it’s an abortion drug?), sterility, fevers AND chills, sleepwalking, hysteria, and aversion to work. It’s even prescribed as a preventative for malaria. Just a reminder, malaria can kill you if you don’t take proper preventative agents.
Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? So what is this amazing substance, this panacea, this cure-all? Sodium Chloride. Yes, that’s right, common or garden variety salt. Highly diluted saltwater can save you from malaria. People are expected to believe this. People are expected to risk their lives based on this. There have been many times when i’ve accused homeopaths of selling people salt water, but i did not realise before now just how right i was. Not only do they sell salt water, they admit it, and turn it into something golden. How stupid do you have to be to have someone sell you salt water and make you believe it’s going to cure all your ills?
And how much does this cost you (i mean, other than potentially your life)? One ounce at the highest potency (remember, that’s with the least amount of actual active ingredient) will set you back over $30. For salt.
I am dumbfounded that anyone can swallow such a steaming pile of horseshit. Even with a pinch of salt.