Arsenicum album

background

Arsenic is an element found naturally in the earth in the form of arsenopyrite ore. Arsenic and all its compounds are highly toxic and may cause death.
Arsenicum album (white arsenic) is a homeopathic remedy prepared from arsenic trioxide powder (As2O3). The powder is mixed with lactose and then diluted to a very low concentration. Homeopathic Arsenicum album is available as tablets, pilules, powder, granules, and liquid.
Arsenicum album has been used to treat asthma, inflamed eyes that water and sting, headaches with vomiting and dizziness, and mouth ulcers. Use of Arsenicum album has been studied for the treatment of anxiety and suspected chronic arsenic poisoning. Additional research is needed before a conclusion can be made.
There are no reports of toxicity from the use of Arsenicum album in adults. Its safety in children and pregnant or breastfeeding women has not been established.

Related Terms

A-a, arsenic trioxide, arsenius acid, white arsenic, white oxide of metallic arsenic.
Select multi-ingredient product containing Arsenicum album : Canova Method (homeopathic dilutions of Aconitum napellus, Arsenicum album (arsenic trioxide), Bryonia alba, Lachesis muta venom, and Thuja occidentalis).

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
 
Anxiety (Grade: C)
Limited research has investigated the use of
Poisoning (arsenic) (Grade: C)
Limited research suggests that