Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Manganum carbonicum

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Manganum was given in small doses to stimulate the blood cells in the bone marrow.
Used in steel, batteries, axles, rail switches, safes, plows and increases the strength of steel, makes it easier to weld (joining)and at the same time less breakable.It increases the pliability of steel to. The colours of the argamin are used in paints and to colour glass, pottery and porcelain.
The salt of Manganese in small doses improve the appetite and digestion, increase arterial tension and  stimulate the action of the heart. Magnese is prescribed in Anaemia and Chlorosis in combination with Ferric preparations. Mn makes bones more pliable and less brittle.
In Cachexia of various kinds the Syrup of Iron and Mang-Iodid is prescribed.
In Hepatic disorders and catarrh of the bile ducts the  Sulfate
In chronic skin diseases -the dioxide as an ointment
In gastrodynia and pyrosis -the dioxide in dosis of gr.
In amenorrhoea and other menstrual disturbances the dioxide in freshly made pills of  2grains each of which 1-5 pills must be taken three days.
Uses of Potassium -Permanganate as an antiseptic and oxidizing agent it is used in diphteria, scarlatina, septicaiemia etc, and is given with benefit in dyspepsia, lithaemia and obesity.
Locally it is employed as a deodorizer in cancer,ozaena,otorrhoea,foul breath and fetid perspiration
of the feet in solutions of to the pint.
It is considered a very efficient emmenagogue by many authorities, and is employed in amenorrhoea, and other derangements of the menstrual function. When used internally it must be instantly decomposed in the stomach, and cannot be absorbed in its own form. It hat recently come into prominence as an antidote to Morphine and Strychnine in the stomach.

Manganese is an essential trace element in the metabolism of all living organisms. Nevertheless, excessive doses are toxic, and the resultant disease may arise in the pulmonary system or the central nervous system (CNS).

Manganese exposure is usually via inhalation (the risk varying with the manganese species involved and with particle size).
There is extensive literature concerning manganese toxicity and acute or chronic manganese poisoning as a result of industrial exposure to manganese oxide dust and fume.

Advanced manganese poisoning, referred to as “manganism”, can lead to extensive disablement (fortunately, such cases are rare today). Specific measures relate particularly to: reducing exposure levels and time of exposure, the use of exhaust ventilation, having workers in isolated control rooms or in air-conditioned or filtered air cabins, making available better protective equipment. Management of these various measures is clearly of great importance.

Many countries have issued restrictions concerning the permissible amount of airborne manganese in dust and fumes (threshold limit value) and these seem likely to become tighter in the future.

Medical studies into the effects of exposure to manganese are underway in various countries as well as research into mechanisms of possible toxic action within the body.