Benzoicum acidum is a homoeopathic remedy made from benzoic acid, which is itself extracted from benzene. It is an organic component that is very widely used in the manufacturing process of many medications. In the wild, it is found in oil and coal. However, it is more and more manufactured industrially. Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon also used in the manufacturing process of detergents and insecticides. The homoeopathic remedy made from this substance is widely used for urinary and metabolic disorders.
In most cases, Benzoicum acidum is used to prevent cystitis, a bladder inflammation usually caused by a bacterial infection. However, it also treats the disease’s acute phase. It is especially recommended for patients suffering from painful urination and a constant urge to urinate. It is also recommended if the urine is of brownish colour, similar to horse urine, contains pus or is foul-smelling. Moreover, Acidum Benzoicum may also be prescribed to enuretic children.
Benzoicum acidum is effective against hyperuricaemia. This metabolic disorder is due to a degradation of pyrimidine bases which can in turn lead to renal or gallbladder stones. These are actually caused by a high content of uric acid in the blood. Benzoicum acidum also treats gout that manifests itself through intense joint pain localized in the fingers, knees, ankles, feet and the big toe.
To treat cystitis responsible for brownish or foul-smelling urine, take 3 granules of Benzoicum Acidum 5 CH, 3 times a day outside of meals. Moreover, to treat bed-wetting children, 3 capsules of Acidum Benzoicum 9 CH should be taken three times a day.
In case of hyperuricaemia or gout, take 3 granules of Benzoicum Acidum 9 CH, in the morning -on an empty stomach- and in the evening -before going to bed. The pain resulting from the disease should be relieved as soon as the treatment starts.
Good to know: Given that it can also treat metabolic disorders, Benzoicum acidum is also effective against rheumatism, joint pain, tendinitis and wrist cysts.