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Osmium Metallicum

Osmium is a metal that is non-refractory, one of the heaviest of metals and is part of the Platinum group. The name is derived from the pungent odor emitted by Osmic acid and it is strongly similar to that of Chlorine.

The metal Osmium is resistant to being molded or shaped. It is non-corrosive and is a component found in fountain pens, compass needles (it is very magnetic), jewelry and clock bearings (J. Scholten, Homeopathy and the Elements)

The Osmium type is one who thrives under pressure. It is as if the inner pressure and forceful personality of the Osmium type -who may be somewhat dictatorial – is reflected in the pressure he seeks in his daily life. Scholten aptly describes the Osmium personality as someone who wants to create a “…kingdom out of nothing…” (Ibid.)

Just like the metal, they are hard to mold; they will have their own way. They keenly feel the pressure of responsibility. There is a constant struggle to achieve in spite of great opposition – the need to reach great heights, but never quite achieving the desired outcome.


The dreams are interesting:

  • responsibility
  • heights
  • fire
  • falling
  • failure

Causes that create the disturbance are

  • hurt
  • humiliation
  • disaster

They fear things like heart disease, being murdered, insanity, crowds, people, death, suicide among others. It seems there is a need for control and the dreams mirror the fears that they have none.

Physical complaints

  • heart problems: high blood pressure
  • cerebral hemorrhage,
  • cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma

I want to focus primarily on the Eye Problems. They include:  eye

  1. burning pain in the eyes
  2. weakness of sight
  3. smarting and worse for open air
  4. Objects have a halo round them
  5. Veins of the fundus of the eye are enlarged
  6. The flame of a candle is surrounded by a bluish-green or a yellow circle

The remedy Osmium Met. can be of use if prescribed in conjunction with allopathic drops according to some homeopaths. A healthy diet, drinking plenty of water ( all day long, not drinking too much at any one times since this increases pressure in the eye) and exercise which helps to lower blood pressure is beneficial.




Please note that this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe Glaucoma or any other disease. Your Ophthalmologist will diagnose and treat your condition.  Glaucoma is a very serious condition that can lead to blindness if left untreated.


Clarke, John Henry. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica.

Scholten, Jan. Homeopathy and the Elements




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