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Glonoinum is a must have in the homeopathic remedy home kit! Off the top of my head, for three reasons: Headache, Sunstroke/Heatstroke & Angina Pectoris. I have used it for all three and it has never failed me!

Glonoinum is the homeopathic remedy derived from Nitro-glycerin, the explosive that was synthesized in 1846 from nitric and sulphuric acid; patented in 1867 as such by Alfred Nobel, and investigated no earlier than 1879 as a medicine by the conventional medical sphere. Allopathy has derived from this explosive a very potent drug that is chiefly employed in the treatment of angina pectoris, a precordial discomfort that is generally caused by physical exertion or emotional excitement.

What is interesting about this drug, and what actually links it closely to homeopathy, is the fact that its conventional use as a medicine, follows one of Homeopathys principle doctrines. Even in allopathic medicine, Nitroglycerin is used in a highly diluted form. Furthermore it can be said that it is probably solely due to its homeopathic investigation that the allopathic sphere only ever took notice of this substances and its therapeutic potential.

As early as 1848 Constantin Hering (1800 – 1880) had trialled and investigated Nitroglycerin as a homeopathic remedy, 30 years prior to the conventional medical sphere. While Hering recognized this remedies chief focus as being that of a frontally located, throbbing headache, the conventional sphere, in particular William Murrell (1853 – 1912) found it of greatest use for Angina Pectoris [1]. Today still, Nitroglycerin is one of the main conventional drugs used in the management of Angina Pectoris. As homeopathic Glonoinum, it is not ranked any lesser for this symptomatology, but is also helpful for other symptomatic expressions. The following are key symptoms of Glonoinum:

– Surging of blood to the head and heart [2, 3].

– Violent palpitation, laborious action of the heart [2, 3].

– Throbbing and pulsating headache in forehead and between temples [3].

– Throbbing in front of the head [3], that becomes worse by exertion [4].

– Pressure and throbbing in the temples [3].

– Pulsation experienced throughout the body. Pulsating pains [2], felt as if the head would burst [4].

– Paleness of the face [4].

– Adverse effects from being in the sun, sunstroke [4].

– Confusion, heaviness about the head [2].

– Can bear no heat about the head [2].

The headache is characterized by throbbing and pressure on the forehead and the temples. The pulse can be felt inside the head. The pain and pressure in the temples comes from the inside out. There is a sensation of constriction about the neck, and the temporal and carotid arteries are pulsating. The head feels congested, is flushed. The brain feels too big for the skull. This headache may come on following the exposure to the sun, or on damp and rainy days following mental exertion or catching a cold [3].

Sunstroke/Heatstroke symptoms where Glonoinum should come to mind are: Pulsation, convulsions, dizziness. Confusion. Irregularities of blood circulation. Pulse low and feeble. Palpitation with dyspnoea. Paleness during heat. Nausea [5].

Angina Pectoris symptoms calling of Glonoinum are of sudden onset, of intense pain about the chest triggered by slightest physical exertion or emotional excitement. Patients experience a sensation of heat and burning in the chest, an acute, painful pressure. This pain can radiate to the back, between the shoulder blades, and along the inner side of the arm down to the elbow. There may be shortness of breath, an increased pulsation, and a sensation of coldness [6].

The administration of Nitroglycerin, or Glonoinum for that matter, frequently produces a throbbing sensation in the forehead, and a sensation of pulsation experienced throughout the body [6]. This adverse symptomatology is one that subsides rapidly, and should be acceptable, considering the substances ability to terminate an Angina Pectoris attack almost instantly after ingestion of the drug or remedy.

When a relative of mine was asked to do a medical examination requiring the administration of contrast fluid, he was alerted to the fact that after the exam he would have to take some Nitroglycerin. Contrast fluid raises blood pressure, and consequently in order to bring the BP down again, patients are given a Nitroglycerin pill or tablet following the test. The doctor conducting the exam, very reassuringly said to my relative: “It’s totally ok Sir, you will not blow up!!”




[1] Bruce Fye, W. (1986) Nitroglycerin: a homeopathic remedy Circulation, Vol. 73, 1, pp.21-29. Available from: circ.ahajournals.org/content/73/1/21.full.pdf . [4th May 2015].

[2] Boericke, W. (1999) Homeopathic Materia Medica. Avavilabe at: http://www.homeoint.org/books/boericmm/g/glon.htm . [4th May 2015].

[3] Hering, C. (2002) The guiding symptoms of our materia medica. Available at: http://www.homeoint.org/hering/g/glon-kn3.htm . [4th May 2015].

[4] Kent, J.T. (2000) Lectures on homeopathic materia medica. Available at: http://homeoint.org/books3/kentmm/glon.htm. [4th May 2015].

[5] Mittelstadt, U. (2015) Hot, hottest, … heatstroke Clever Homeopathy. Aavailabe at: https://cleverhomeopathy.wordpress.com/2015/07/01hot-hottest-heatstroke/ . [1st July 2015].

[6] Murrell, W. (1882) Nitro-glycerine as a remedy for angina pectoris, H.K. Lewis: London.