It may be noted that lead is also a toxic metal and the signs of toxicity caused by this metal (lead poisoning) include a condition called wrist drop characterized by the debility in the muscles that control the movements of the wrist and colicky (spasmodic and uncontrollable pain in the bowels) as well as abdominal pain. It is important to note, that these symptoms of lead poisoning have been generally observed in people who have consumed water that contained high concentration of the metal. In fact, the homeopathic medicine plumbum met. or plumbum metallicum prepared from metallic lead is used to treat damaged nerves as well as colicky pain.

As metallic lead is the base for the homeopathic medicine plumbum metallicum, this therapy is deep acting that is more in demand from the homeopathic medicine practitioners compared to aficionados. Nevertheless, this homeopathic medicine is effective in treating certain severe applications, such as a silent melancholy that deteriorates during the nights as well as during foggy weather; colic and constipation accompanied by hard dark colored stools and occasional vomiting which improves or makes the suffer feel better when someone applies hard pressure, rubs their belly and bends double or backwards; and pains that spread out everywhere especially with digestive problems.

Although most amongst us are not familiar with the medicine plumbum met. by its name, we are all definitely aware of what metallic lead actually is. Like many other homeopathic medicines, plumbum met. is very useful for treating an assortment of dissimilar health conditions. It may be noted that while metallic lead is known to be harmful for humans in its original state and also when it is used in children’s toys as well as in paints, the homeopathic medicine plumbum met. prepared from this metal is not only safe for use, but also very potent. In fact, plumbum met. is prepared in a very special manner with a view to offer a safe substance that is useful for treating numerous different health problems.

Like in the case of making any other homeopathic medicine, the process of preparing plumbum met. is also crucial. The process involved in preparing plumbum met. includes extracting pure lead and pounding it finely till it is in a state that is soluble in alcohol. After putting the pounded lead in alcohol, the fine particles are continuously stirred with a view to dilute it in the liquid. As in the instance of other homeopathic medicines, the end product or plumbum met. obtained by this process does not retain any trace, whatsoever, of metallic lead. This is an important aspect to understand when a substance or metal like lead is used to prepare a medicine that is effective for curing several different types of health problems.

While the homeopathic medicine plumbum met. is mainly or most often administered to treat physical symptoms, owing to its effectiveness, it is also useful in healing a number of emotional as well as mental complaints. People who respond well to plumbum met. may also be enduring emotional problems, as a part of their entire health condition. It has been found that many of these physical or emotional problems may commence from one’s childhood. In such instances, apart from other potential complaints like restiveness, the patient may also suffer from emotional unsteadiness.


This product is to be used for self-limiting conditions

If symptoms do not improve in 4 days, or worsen, discontinue use and seek assistance of health professional

As with any drug, if you are preganant, or nursing a baby, seek professional advice before taking this product
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children


None are recorded.

Other names

Lead, Plumbum metallicum


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