Know Your Remedies: Aurum metallicum (Aur.)

Common Name: Gold.

General Information

Aurum is indicated for those who have an exaggerated sense of duty combined with feelings of guilt and anxiety about perceived failings. This state can descend into severe depression with thoughts of suicide which may be triggered by grief or disappointment in love. Aurum also a remedy for types of cardiac and vascular complaints or symptoms. Heat may surge through the veins and to the head to create a florid, reddened appearance. Symptoms improve with slow walking or in the early evening but others, such as bone pain, worsen at night – from sunset to sunrise. Music can improve symptoms, especially mental-emotional ones.

Mental-emotional Problems

  • Sad and melancholic mood combined with an exaggerated sense of responsibility, duty, and honor.
  • Successful, industrious, conscientious, and hard-working.
  • Oversensitive to criticism. Easily humiliated.
  • Outbursts of anger, sometimes with trembling.
  • Anxiety of conscience.
  • Feelings of guilt and remorse about perceived failures.
  • Depression from a sense of failure or loss of property.
  • Suicidal thoughts from pain or despair – often about jumping from a height.
  • Feel alone or forsaken.

Head Problems

  • Surging of blood and heat with redness to the head.
  • Flushed and red face.
  • Severe sinusitis with boring pain at the root of the nose or inner right eye.

Eye Problems

  • Upper half of vision lost.

Chest Problems

  • Night-time palpitations which are worsened by anxiety or emotions.
  • Types of angina, rheumatic heart disease, endocarditis or pericarditis.

Sleep Problems

  • Moaning or crying out in sleep.
  • Chronic insomnia.

Where do I find it?

Aurum metallicum (Aur.) is available from our online store as a single remedy.


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment, see your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours (1 hour for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.

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