The source of this remedy is antimony sulphide. Antimony poisoning causes headaches, coughing and wheezing, loss of libido, painful urination, abdominal pain, skin eruptions and general debility.
Antimony is most useful in children and in elderly people. Greediness, sentimentality, a great susceptibility to the charms of moonlight, and a propensity for falling madly in love are often encountered among Antimony types. Physically, such people are often fat, despite a chronic loss of appetite, and may suffer from deformed feet or sores around the mouth.