Complaints associated with the chest, involving breathlessness, a dry, hacking cough, great sensitivity to smoke or dust, and restlessness
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : These colorless, transparent prismatic crystals are used medicinally only in homeopathy.
Preparation : The compound is triturated with lactose sugar.
Remedy Profile : A history of grief and suppressed emotions is typical in people for whom Nat. ars. is best suited. Despite being high achievers and ambitious perfectionists, they are prone to forgetfulness and poor concentration. Often suspicious, they tend to bottle up their emotions, and are easily frightened or startled. Their sleep may be restless or heavy, and they may wake as if from fright. The key affinity for Nat. ars. is with the chest, which generally feels dry, tight, and oppressed. There may be breathlessness or a dry, hacking cough, great sensitivity to smoke or dust, restlessness, and chilliness with a preference for wrapping up warmly and sitting by a fire.
Symptoms Better : For bending forward.
Symptoms Worse : On waking in the morning; for the slightest exertion; for jarring; for pressure on the affected area.