Homeopathic Remedies for the Common Cough
Many of the following remedies are found in home-use kits.
Aconite napellus (Acon.)
The sudden onset of a cough after exposure to a dry cold wind or from getting chilled.
There is a suffocative feeling with a constant, short, dry cough and chest. Aconite is for
the early stages of croup and croup coughs, and also night-time coughs, accompanied by
shortness of breath and agitation. In the case of croup, Aconite may need to be followed
by epar-sulph as the symptoms develop.
Antimonium tartaricum (Ant-t.)
A rattling, choking, chesty cough with negligible expectoration and where the patient has
to sit up in order to breathe. The patient sounds like they are drowning in mucus and there
are suffocative paroxysms of coughing, with sweat !see Ipecac"
Arsenicum album (Ars.)
An asthmatic cough with whee#ing and frothy expectoration. There is burning
expectoration or sensation, with constricted airways, making breathing difficult. The
patient is very chilly, restless, anxious and may be sweaty, with marked exhaustion. The
patient feels worse after midnight and is sensitive to cold.
elladonna (ell.)
A short, dry tickling cough, with sudden onset and worse at night. The cough lubricates
the throat a little, but it dries out again and causes sudden violent spasms of coughing.
There is tickling, burning or a scraped sensation in the throat. $elladonna symptoms are
aggressive and can include high temperatures with a flushed face, staring eyes, swollen
glands and red or inflamed membranes.
ryonia alba (ry.)
A hard dry cough with soreness in the chest, where the patient clutches at their chest to
ease the stitching pains caused by coughing. $ryonia symptoms are clearly better for hard
pressure and keeping still. All symptoms are accompanied by dryness and are worse for
any motion !including eating or drinking". %arm air aggravates and entering a room can
trigger a bout of coughing. The patient wants to take a deep breath and sigh, but this is
too painful and they are irritable, thirsty and want to be left alone. The cough may be
caused by exposure to cold dry winds and builds up slowly over a few days. Always
wants to lie on the painful side.
Calcarea carbonica (Calc.)
Tickling cough, dry at night and loose in the morning with easy expectoration. &ough
aggravated by various activities like eating or playing. %ill suit the chubby, sweaty &alc-
carb type of patient.
!rosera (!ros.)
"R#!AC$#!%. 'pasmodic cough ending in retching and even vomiting. &ough from
deep in the chest forcing the patient to clutch their abdomen on coughing. A choking
cough with bouts following each other so rapidly that it is difficult to breathe. &ough is
triggered by tickling in the throat and wakes patient from sleep. %orse lying down, after
midnight, after getting warm in bed !see Ip, Ant-t".
&errum phosphoricum (&err-p.)
The early stage of a respiratory infection, or colds which head rapidly for the chest and
ear resulting in bronchitis or otitis. A very common remedy in children(s coughs which
start with a fever and flushed face, followed by a short painful tickling cough with
soreness over the sternum. $lood-streaked sputum or nosebleeds may be reported. Also
covers croupy coughs.
Hepar sulphuricum (Hepar.)
&roup from cold, dry winds or cold air. &ough is triggered by any part of the body being
exposed. &hoking spells of coughing. The epar patient is very sensitive to cold air, or
cold in any form, and is especially irritably, although they are much better for warmth or
humid weather. This is an important croup remedy in children.
'gnatia amara ('gn.)
)ry, hacking, spasmodic cough, where the more the patient coughs, the more the
irritation. "R#!AC$#!% !see )ros". They are unable to take a full breath and sigh
'pecacuahna ('p.)
'uffocative coughs, "R#!AC$#!%, coughs with choking or gagging !compare Antim
tart, )rosera". &ough incessant and violent with each breath. 'tiff and blue in the face
with choking cough. +attling cough with very little expectoration. &oughs accompanied
by nausea or nosebleed. %hee#ing coughs that recur annually.
(ali bichromicum ((ali-bi.)
A barking, hacking cough with rales of white sticky or ropy mucus, the consistency of
egg-white, and hoarseness. A croupy cough with tickling in the throat and accumulation
of tough mucus. It may be triggered by undressing.
)ycopodium cla*atum ()yc.)
A tickling cough, with shortness of breath and fan-like motion of nostrils at each intake.
Tickling cough accompanied a throbbing headache with each bout of coughing.
+u, *omica (+u,.)
A dry teasing cough with a sore chest, where colds usually settle. An immobile, feverish
patient who is very sensitive to being uncovered. There is a spasmodic cough, with
retching, which causes a headache and a bruised sensation around the navel. The patient
is oversensitive, irritable and is worse in cold, dry, windy weather.
-hosphorus (-hos.)
An exhausting and violent, dry and tickling cough with irritation deep in the throat. The
cough may be triggered by laughing, talking or by a change in temperature, e.g. going out
or coming in. There is a bursting pain in the head, a tight painful chest and pain may
spread to abdomen. The patient may clutch their head, chest or abdomen on coughing.
They can(t lie on their left side and are usually anxious, seek reassurance and feel chilly,
but want cold drinks.
-ulsatilla pratensis (-uls.)
This is a gagging, choking cough that comes and goes. It is dry at night and loose in the
morning, worse and night and on lying down, causing the patient to sit up or use extra
pillows. The chest feels sore, they can(t lie on their left side and there may be spurts of
urine passed with coughing. The cough is triggered by coming into a warm room or by
breathing in. This patient needs reassurance or sympathy and a child will be weepy and
clingy. ,resh air helps, while a closed room aggravates symptoms.
Rhus to,icodendron (Rhus-t.)
A dry teasing cough from tickling in the chest, which is triggered by uncovering the
smallest part, even a hand. It is a dry, night cough with a bloody taste, although no blood
is seen. The patient must move about as it is worse at rest and from cold, wet weather.
.epia (.ep.)
A violent cough with thick, yellow expectoration, with retching and gagging, that is
worse on rising. The expectoration is only at night or only in the morning and the patient
is tired and indifferent.
.ulphur (.ulph.)
A strong desire for fresh air accompanies this suffocative cough which is worse at night
with the rush of blood to head and chest. There is a burning feeling on the face and chest,
with red lips and eyelids. The patient feels worse after a bath and has burning feet which
are stuck out of the end of the bed.
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&oughs, colds, flu, sore throats etc are most prevalent during the winter and below are
some commonly prescribed remedies for these complaints. )epending on your complaint
match your symptoms as closely as possible to the most appropriate remedy listed. If you
do not find a suitable remedy please contact us for help.
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Aconite 45c - 3o. 4 +emedy for nipping colds in the bud. 7seful in the early stages of
colds, fevers, sore throats and the inflammatory stage of other illnesses. 'udden onset
often after exposure to cold. Much snee#ing with pain at root of nose. )ry mucous
membranes. %orse- evening or night and for touch. $etter- fresh air and rest.
Allium Cepa 45c - &ommon feverish cold with streaming eyes and nose. 8rofuse watery
nasal discharge which burns upper lip. +ed, running eyes with bland discharge. eadache
worse in warm room. %orse- evening and stuffy rooms. $etter- open air and cold room.
Arsenicum Alb 45c. - &atches cold easily, burning, watery nasal discharge alternating
with dryness. ,re*uent snee#ing without relief. 9ery chilly and shivery. 3ostrils become
sore and red and nose feels blocked alternating with watery discharge. %orse- change of
temperature, cold, damp and after midnight. $etter- heat and warm applications, hot
A6# 45c Arsenicum-iod.2elsemium.0upatorium in combination which is very useful
for covering typical flu symptoms.
#uphrasia 45c 8rofuse bland nasal discharge, running red eyes with burning tears and
fre*uent snee#ing. $urning sore throat and eyes sensitive to light. %orse- light, in the
evening. $etter- during the day when up and about.
#upatorium perf.45c - &hill followed by heat and sweating. Intense aching of bones as
if broken or bruised. 2reat thirst for cold drinks. %orse- movement, cold, open air.
$etter: +esting, warmth, sweating.
&errum -hos 45c - Tired and weary not feeling *uite right. ,irst signs of a cold or flu.
+ed inflamed eyes. &hill with shivering and fever with flushed face. ot, burning, gritty
eyes. %orse- *uick movements, cold air. $etter- rest, cold applications.
6elsemium 45c - 3o 4 remedy for flu. )ull, sluggish with heavy looking eyes and dull
headache usually at the back of the neck. &hills and shivering up and down the spine.
Aching muscles in limbs and back. $urning throat. &olds and flu usually comes on
gradually. %orse cold, damp weather. $etter- after urination.
+u, 7omica 45c - &olds and flu with extreme chilliness ;ust cannot get warm. $locked
up nose at night, runs during the day or much snee#ing alternating with blocked nose,
sides can alternate. 'ore or raw throat and teeth may ache. Thirsty and Irritable. %orse-
early morning, eating, cold air. $etter- heat, lying down, sleep.
-ulsatilla 45c &hilliness even in a warm room, nasal catarrh, bland and thick. )ry mouth
with no thirst. 8ainful headache with changing, shifting symptoms. %orse in a warm
room, after lying down. $etter- in the open air.
Rhus $o, 45c - 9ery restless with aching in all muscles and stiffness. <ust cannot get
comfortable. eat alternating with chills, pain in head and eyes with red face. %orse-
night, first movement. $etter- warmth
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Aconite 45c - 'udden onset of sore throat after exposure to cold or cold dry winds. igh
fever, flushed face with restlessness or anxiety. 8harynx and tonsils bright red without
pus, burning and mildly swollen. 8ainful swallowing though intensely thirsty for cold
Apis 45c - +edness and swelling of mucous membranes. )irty grey covering of throat
with or without ulcers on tonsils. 'welling of uvula. 'tinging or stitching pains. %orse-
warmth and warm drinks. $etter- cold applications
elladonna 45c - 3o 4 remedy for sore throats with sudden onset. $right red, inflamed
angry looking throat. 'wollen glands. )ry burning heat, flushed face with fever. $urning
with pain extending to right ear when swallowing. 3eck tender to touch. %orse-
swallowing, talking, cold air, touch. $etter- sitting up in bed.
Hepar .ulph 45c - 8ain spreading to ear when not swallowing. 'wollen ulcerated tonsils
with offensive breath and much saliva. 'plinter like pains or, sore, raw and burning.
%orse- cold air and drinks. $etter- warmth of bed and wrapping up head and throat.
)achesis 45c - 'ore throat starts on >0,T side. )ry, intensely swollen with a sensation
of a lump in the throat. Throat dusky, purplish dry with a constant desire to swallow.
%orse- left side, pressure and constriction. $etter- swallowing solids.
)ycopodium 45c - 'ore throat starts on +I2T side and extends to the left. Throat
membrane is grey.white with ulcers. )ryness without thirst. $urning sore , rawness.
%orse- swallowing, in the afternoon from ?-@. $etter- warm drinks and food.
2erc 7i* 45c - 7lcerated throat, tonsillitis. 1ffensive breath with profuse saliva
especially at night. 'wollen glands. May have bitter metallic taste in mouth. 'ore, raw
burning pains or splinter like pains that shoot into ear or neck on swallowing. %orse-
night, swallowing, heat or cold. $etter- moderate temperature.
+itric Acid 45c - orrible pain, often stitching or Alike a fish boneB in the throat. )ark
red tonsils and pharynx with ulceration. 8ain may extend to ears on swallowing. %orse-
cold air, swallowing must lower head to swallow.
-hytolacca 45c - Throat is dark red, dry and rough. May have white or grey spots on
sides of throat. &annot swallow anything hot. 9ery painful swollen glands. 8ain shoots in
both ears on swallowing and pain felt at base of tongue when sticking it out of mouth.
%orse- hot drinks and hot food. $etter- cold drinks
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Aconite 45c- 'udden onset often after exposure to cold air. )ry croupy cough with runny
nose and snee#ing. Irritation of respiratory tract, hoarseness.dryness of throat. %orse-
cold dry winds, talking and deep breathing. $etter- lying on back.
Ant $art 45c - 3oisy, rattling, loose cough as if chest full of mucus. Coung children or
elderly with cough too weak to expel the mucus. %orse- night, especially from 4D pm
until after midnight, lying flat, eating. $etter sitting up and after expectoration
ryonia 45c - )ry hacking cough in the evening and night without sputum. 'pasmodic
cough shaking the whole body, pain in the head an abdomen from coughing, better for
holding the painful part. )ryness of all air passages with thirst. %orse- movement, deep
breathing, lying in bed. $etter- fresh air and for pressure of painful part.
Causticum 45c - &ough with raw, sore feeling in chest. ollow, hard, dry cough from
tickling in throat pit. 0xpectoration not easy to cough up and slips back down the throat.
%orse- lying down, talking and bending head forward. $etter- cold drinks
Coccus Cacti 45c - 8aroxysmal, hard, short hacking cough ending in copious thick, ropes
of mucus. %orse- 6-E am or after 44.DD pm, becoming heated, warm rooms. $etter- cold,
open air, cold drinks.
!rosera 45c - 'pasmodic, dry irritating coughs like whooping cough. $arking cough
which is dry in the evening and loose in the morning. 'putum is, bitter or
offensive, bloody or pus like. +etching after spasmodic cough. %orse- after midnight,
lying down, singing, laughing and drinking. $etter- holding chest.
Hepar .ulph 45c - 8roductive cough with thick, yellow mucus. Also dry, croupy cough.
%orse- slightest drafts, uncovering, cold dry air $etter- warmth, from expectoration.
'pecacuanha 45c - Almost always totally dry cough which comes in paroxysms causing
choking, gagging or vomiting. %orse- night, deep inspiration especially in morning while
lying in bed, warm room. $etter- after expectoration and cold drinks. A good childrenFs
cough remedy if the symptoms fit.
-hosphorous 45c - &ough may be dry or loose, !useful in the early stages of
bronchitis.pneumonia" 0very cold descends to the chest. $urning in the chest with raw
larynx and feeling of tightness. 'cratchy sensation in the throat, tickling cough. %orse-
change from warm air to cold air, talking, laughing. $etter- heat, sleep and lying on right
-ulsatilla 45c - &atarrhal cough with copious lumpy mucus. )ry cough at
night, loose in the morning. %orse- warm stuffy rooms, lying down, becoming warm in
bed. $etter- fresh air, gentle walking, sitting up in bed.
Rume, 45c - Main remedy for tickling irritated coughs. Incessant, violent, tickling cough
with scant expectoration. Intense tickling in the larynx and trachea , worse cold air.
&overs mouth when goes out in the cold air. Teasing cough preventing sleep. %orse-
slightest inspiration of cold air, going from warm room to cold, talking. $etter- warm air
.pongia 45c - $arking, dry croupy cough with whee#ing and rasping. 2reat dryness of
all air passages. 'canty expectoration tasting salty, looser in the morning but no mucous
rattle in the chest. &ough sounds like a saw being driven through a pine board. 'ensation
as if had to breath through a dry sponge. %orse- warm room, talking before midnight.
$etter- swallowing, especially warm drinks, sitting up and bending forward.
The following cough syrups and elixir may be taken along side the appropriate remedy.
• %eleda erb and oney 0lixir - A traditional herbal remedy for symptomatic
relief of dry or irritating coughs. 4DDml G?.5D
• %eleda &ough 0lixir 0xpectorant - 3atural herbal expectorant for the
symptomatic relief of FchestyF or productive coughs, made with natural
expectorants such as thyme, aniseed, horehound and demulcent marshmallow
root. Also contains homeopathic potencies of Ipecac, 8ulsatilla and )rosera.
4DDml G?.5D
&atarrh &ombination +emedy - =ali $ich.ydrastis.8ulsatilla HDc - very useful for
stubborn catarrh.
Homeopathic Remedies for ronchitis
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$ronchitis occurs when the mucous membranes that line the upper breathing tubes
become inflamed. Acute bronchitis often follows a viral illness such as a cold or flu, and
can last for several weeks. &hronic bronchitis may develop if a person has repeated bouts
of illness that are not well cared for, or if other factors such as smoking, exposure to
polluted air, and allergies have lowered the person(s resistance and made the lungs
susceptible. omeopathic remedies may help relieve discomfort caused by coughing and
help the body overcome infection. 'erious or prolonged bronchitis re*uires a physician(s
,or dosage information, please read the information at the end of this section. 'ee also
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Antimonium tartaricum: This remedy is indicated when the person has a feeling of wet
mucus in the chest, and breathing makes a bubbly, rattling sound. The cough takes effort
and is often not *uite strong enough to bring the mucus up, although burping and spitting
may be of help. The person may feel drowsy or di##y, and feel better when lying on the
right side or sitting up.
ryonia: This remedy is often indicated when a cough is dry and very painful. The
person feels worse from any movement, and may even need to hold his or her sides or
press against the chest to keep it still. The cough can make the stomach hurt, and
digestion may be upset. A very dry mouth is common, and the person may be thirsty. A
person who wants to be left alone when ill, and not talked to or disturbed, is likely to
need Bryonia.
Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is often indicated for bronchitis after a cold. The
cough can be troublesome and tickling, worse from lying down or stooping forward,
worse from getting cold, and worse at night. &hildren may have fever, sweaty heads
while sleeping, and be very tired. Adults may feel more chilly and have clammy hands
and feet, breathing problems when walking up slopes or climbing stairs, and generally
poor stamina.
Causticum: $ronchitis with a deep, hard, racking cough can indicate a need for this
remedy. The person fees that mucus is stuck in the throat and upper chest, and may cough
continually to try to loosen it. A feeling of rawness and soreness can develop, or a
sensation as if a rock is stuck inside. &hills can occur along with fever. 0xposure to cool
air aggravates the cough, but drinking something cold can help. The person may feel
worse when days are cold and clear, and better in wet weather.
!ulcamara: %hen a person easily gets ill after being wet and chilled !or when the
weather changes from warm and dry to wet and cool" this remedy may be indicated. The
cough can be tickly, hoarse, and loose, and worse from physical exertion. Tendencies
toward allergies !cats, pollen, etc." may increase the person(s susceptibility to bronchitis.
Hepar sulphuris calcareum: The cough that fits this remedy is usually hoarse and
rattling, with yellow mucus coming up. The person can be extremely sensitive to coldM
even a minor draft or sticking an arm out from under the covers may set off ;ags of
coughing. &old food or drink can make things worse. A person who needs this remedy
feels vulnerable both physically and emotionally, and may act extremely irritable and out
of sorts.
(ali bichromicum: A metallic, brassy, hacking cough that starts with a troublesome
tickling in the upper air-tubes and brings up strings of sticky yellow mucus can indicate
this remedy. A sensation of coldness may be felt inside the chest, and coughing can lead
to pain behind the breastbone or extending to the shoulders. $reathing may make a
rattling sound when the person sleeps. 8roblems are typically worse in the early morning,
after eating and drinking, and from exposure to open air. The person feels best ;ust lying
in bed and keeping warm.
-ulsatilla: $ronchitis with a feeling of weight in the chest, and a cough with choking and
gagging that brings up thick yellow mucus, may respond to this remedy. The cough tends
to be dry and tight at night, and loose in the morning. The fever may be worse in the
evening and at night. ,eeling too warm or being in a stuffy room tends to make the
person worse, and open air brings improvement. Thirst is usually low. A person who
needs this remedy often is moody and emotional and wants attention and sympathy. !This
remedy is often helpful to children who are tearful when not feeling well and want to be
held and comforted."
.ilicea (also called .ilica): A person who needs this remedy can have bronchitis for
weeks at a stretch, or even all winter long. The cough takes effort and may bring up
yellow or greenish mucus, or little granules that have an offensive smell. 'titching pains
may be felt in the back when the person is coughing. &hills are felt more than heat during
fever, and the person is likely to sweat at night. A person who needs this remedy is
usually sensitive and nervous, with low stamina, swollen lymph nodes, and poor
resistance to infection.
.ulphur: This remedy can be indicated when a person has had many bouts of bronchitis
!sometimes the resistance has been weakened by taking antibiotics too often for minor
complaints". The cough feels irritating, burning, and painful: yellow or greenish mucus
may be produced. 8roblems can be worse if the person gets too warm in bed, and
breathing problems at night may wake the person up. +edness of the eyes and mucous
membranes, and foul-smelling breath and perspiration are often seen when a person
needs this remedy.
!'ee also omeopathic +emedies for &ough and Asthma."
Homeopathic Remedies for Cough
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&oughing is the body(s way of removing irritating substances, excess secretions, and
foreign ob;ects from air passages. This is important, both as a protective mechanism and
for the healing processMwhich is why a cough should not be artificially suppressed with
drugs. %hen a cough is painful, too intense, or prevents good rest, the use of remedies
can gently relieve discomfort and help with recovery. &oughing can accompany a wide
variety of illnesses or conditions. If a person has serious difficulty breathing, coughs up
blood or abnormal discharge, or seems very ill in other ways, professional help should be
,or dosage information, please read the information at the end of this section. 'ee also
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Aconitum napellus: This remedy is indicated when a cough has come on suddenlyM
often from exposure to cold wind, or after a traumatic experience. The cough is likely to
be sharp, short, dry, and constant. It may begin during sleep and wake the person up, or
can start when the person goes from a cool place into a warmer one. +estlessness and fear
are typical when this remedy is needed. It is often used in early stages of croup and
elladonna: A cough that comes on suddenly, often with the feeling of a speck or tickle
in the throat, is a strong indication for this remedy. The cough is intense and nagging and
the person may feel as if the head is about to burst. 'ensations of heat, a reddened face,
and dilated pupils are often seen when this remedy is needed.
ryonia: This remedy is indicated when a cold goes into the chest and the cough is very
painful and dry. The person feels worse from any movement, and may even need to hold
his or her sides or press against the chest to keep it still. The cough can also make the
head or stomach hurt, and digestion may be upset. The mouth can be dry and the person
may be thirsty. If someone is very grumpy when ill and wants to be left alone, not talked
to or disturbed, Bryonia is likely to be the remedy.
Chamomilla: A dry, hard, irritating cough that starts after being exposed to wind, or
after being overexcited and angry, can indicate this remedy. The cough is often worse
around nine in the evening and may continue into the night. The nervous system is
hypersensitive, and the person can be extremely irritable and agitated. !&hildren may
even shriek and hit, though they often calm down if someone carries them." This remedy
is also useful in asthma attacks, especially those brought on by anger.
&errum phosphoricum: This is an excellent remedy for the early stages of many
inflammatory conditions, especially colds and allergy attacks. The cough is typically
short and tickling, and may be painful. Things are worse in cold air, at night, and in the
early morning. The person feels weary, and often has a moderate fever and lightly flushed
Hepar sulphuris calcareum: This remedy is very helpful when a cough is loose, rattling
and gagging, and brings up yellow mucus. It also relieves long, dry coughing ;ags.
0xtreme sensitivity to all sensationsMespecially coldMsuggests a need for this remedy.
&old in any form !even food or drink" can set off a bout of coughing, and make the
person feel more ill. A person who needs this remedy feels both physically and
emotionally vulnerable, and can be irritable and touchy. This remedy is often indicated in
bronchitis and croup.
'pecacuanha: A violent cough that comes with every breath, and long spasmodic bouts
of coughing that end in gagging or vomiting, are indications for this remedy. The person
may have a clean, uncoated tongue and experience tightness in the throat and chest, or an
aggravating tickle. %arm, humid air or changes in the weather tend to make problems
worse. Ipecacuanha is often used during asthma attacks.
+u, *omica: Indications for this remedy include a tight sensation in the chest with a dry,
hacking, teasing coughMoften causing soreness or a feeling that something has been torn
inside. >ong coughing ;ags can end in stomach pain and retching, and may make the
person(s head ache. A person who needs this remedy is likely to be impatient, irritable,
and oversensitive to everything. A feeling of chilliness is typical, and problems are often
worse from exertion !both mental and physical" and worse in the morning.
-hosphorus: This remedy is indicated when a person experiences hoarseness and a tickly
cough that hurts the throat, or a cold that travels *uickly to the chest. The cough can be
aggravated by talking, laughing, and exposure to cold air. The person may feel heaviness
or tightness. A thirst for cold drinks !that may cause nausea after warming up in the
stomach" is another indication for Phosphorus. A person who needs this remedy is
typically imaginative and fearful, and likes the company of others, but tires very easily.
This remedy is often used for loss of the voice and laryngitis.
-ulsatilla: &oughs that are dry in the evening and loose in the morning, worse in a stuffy
room or when the person feels too warm, and improved in open air may indicate this
remedy. The chest usually has a feeling of pressure and soreness, and thick yellow mucus
may be coughed up with gagging and choking. A person who needs this remedy usually
likes attention and company. It is often given to children who tend toward tears when ill
and want to be held and comforted.
Rume, crispus: A teasing, hacking cough that is triggered by a tickle in the pit of the
throat is a strong indication for this remedy: even touching the base of the throat can set
off coughing. The cough is often dry, but frothy or stringy mucus may come up.
&oughing may begin when the person goes outside or changes from a warm place to a
cool one. The cough can keep the person from sleeping, and the center and left side of the
chest are likely to be sore.
.pongia tosta: This remedy is indicated when a cough is loud, harsh, dry, and sounds
like barking or sawing wood. The person may wake up feeling suffocated, as if the throat
is plugged or the breathing passages are dry. 8roblems are usually made worse from
being in a room that is too warm, or from lying down with the head too low. Talking
aggravates the cough, and so does exposure to cold air and smoke. 'itting up usually
helps, and drinking something warm or eating small amounts brings some relief. This
remedy is often helpful during croup and asthma.
.ulphur: This remedy is indicated for burning, irritating coughs that get worse at night in
bed, as well as for breathing problems during sleep. It can also be useful when a mild
cough drags on for a week or more without getting worse, but without much
improvement. $urning sensations, redness of eyes and mucous membranes, foul odors,
and an aggravation from bathing are often seen in a person who needs this remedy.
Homeopathic Remedies for Asthma
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• Introduction
• +emedy options
• Amount to take
8eople suffering from asthma often have allergic tendencies: a genetic predisposition is
common. &onstitutional homeopathic care !with the guidance of an experienced
professional" can help to improve a person(s general health on deeper levels and possibly
reduce the tendency toward asthma. &orrectly-chosen remedies can help reduce distress
during asthma attacks: however, emergency medical care must be sought in any serious
attack. If a person has great difficulty breathing, looks very pale, has bluish lips, or seems
to be very weak or in danger of losing consciousness, seek a doctor(s help immediately.
,or dosage information, please read the information at the end of this section. 'ee also
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Arsenicum album: A person needing this remedy can feel exhausted, yet be very restless
and anxious. $reathing problems tend to be worse while lying down, better when sitting
up, and may begin, or be the most intense, between midnight and two a.m. )ry whee#ing
may progress to a cough that brings up frothy whitish fluid. The person can be thirsty,
taking fre*uent tiny sips. 2eneral chilliness is usually seen, with burning pains in the
chest and heat in the head. %armth often brings improvement.
Carbo *egetabilis: This remedy may be indicated when a person feels weak or faint with
a hollow sensation in the chest. &oughing ;ags can lead to gagging. The person may be
very cold !especially hands and feet", yet feel a need for moving air, wanting to sit beside
a fan or open window. 2as and digestive upset are also likely, and sitting up and burping
offers some relief. ,eeling worse in the evening, and worse from talking, eating, or lying
down are other indications for this remedy.
Chamomilla: Asthma with a dry, hard, irritating cough that starts after being exposed to
moving air, or after becoming overexcited and angry, may be helped with this remedy.
The cough is often worse around nine p.m., and may continue into the night. The person
seems hypersensitive and may be extremely irritable and agitated. !&hildren may even
shriek and hit, though they often calm down if someone carries them."
'pecacuanha: &oughing spasms that lead to retching or vomiting strongly indicate this
remedy. %hee#ing can come on suddenly with a feeling of suffocation and heaviness in
the chest. Mucus collects in breathing tubes, but the person has difficulty coughing much
out. The person may sweat a lot and feel clammy or nauseous, be worse from motion, and
sometimes worse from warmth.
+atrum sulphuricum: This remedy is sometimes indicated when asthma attacks are
brought on by exposure to mold and dampness. The person may hold the chest while
coughing, because it feels so weak. %hee#ing and breathing difficulties are aggravated
by exertion, and episodes tend to be worse in the very early morning.
+u, *omica: Indications for this remedy include a tense, constricted feeling in the chest
during asthma attacks, with pressure in the stomach. 8roblems are often worse in the
morning. 1verindulgence in stimulants, alcohol, sweets, or strong spicy food can bring
on or aggravate an episode. $oth physical effort and mental exertion can make things
worse, and warmth and sleep often bring relief. A person needing this remedy is typically
very irritable and impatient, with a general feeling of chilliness.
-ulsatilla: %hee#ing that starts when a person gets too warm !especially in a stuffy
room", or after eating rich food, can indicate this remedy. &oughing brings up yellow-
colored mucus, with gagging and choking. Tightness in the chest tends to be worse in the
evening and at night, and is relieved by cool fresh air. A person who needs this remedy is
likely to be changeable and emotional, wanting a lot of attention and comforting.
!Pulsatilla is often useful in children(s illnesses."
.pongia tosta: A hard or JbarkingK cough during an asthma attack is a strong indication
for this remedy. $reathing can be labored, with a sawing sound, and not much mucus is
produced. The person may feel best when sitting up and tilting the head back, or when
leaning forward. %arm drinks may be helpful. The problems often start while the person
is asleep !typically before midnight". Spongia is often used in croup, as well.

There are two types of bronchitis: Acute and chronic.

Acute bronchitis is caused when the bronchial tubes
become infected by one of many viruses. It occurs after
an influenza, or flu which persists and leads to a stubborn
cough, fever, and burning chest pain. Bronchitis may last
two to three weeks. If it persists longer than that, it may
develop into a chronic infection. The possible complications
are pneumoni a and sinus infection.

hronic bronchitis is a persistent inflammation of the
bronchial tubes characterized by thick mucus and secretions.
It can last from several months to years. It is caused by
repeated infection of the bronchial tubes to cigarette smoking,
e!posure to dust, and chemical vapors. The most common
symptoms are convulsive coughing, difficult breathing, yellow,
or green mucus and phlegm difficult to e!pectorate.

Homeopathic Treatment for Bronchitis

oughing is the body"s natural method of getting rid of e!cessive
accumulation of mucus secretions in the bronchial tubes. #o not
suppress the body"s natural ability to heal itself. #o not take a cough
suppressant. #oing so, may lead to lung disease.

Leading Remedies in Homeopathy

Aconitum treats bronchitis that comes suddenly after e!posure to
cold air. $ymptoms include a short, dry cough, chills, andfever. The
person has great an!iety.

Belladonna treats acute bronchitis.$ymptoms include a dry cough,
headache, fever, and profuse perspiration. The condition is
worse after % a.m. The throat is red and sore.

Bryonia treats chronic bronchitis with possible complication of broncho&
pneumonia or pleurisy. The cough is accompanied with a sore throat with
difficulty swallowing The chest feels as if its going to burst with every
movement 'breathing(. A desire to be left alone and not to be disturbed.

Kalium bichromicum treats the hyper production of mucus. It helps
bring out phlegm. Indicated for both acute and chronic bronchitis.
)hino&pharyngitis with nasal obstruction of very thick stringy mucus.
*lceration of the mucous membrane.

Antimonium tartaricum treats chronic bronchitis, inflammation
of the airways, and pulmonary edema. $ymptoms include a convulsive
cough, thick green mucus, and little e!pectoration.

Chamomilla treats acute bronchitis. An intolerable cough with chest
pain, worse around + p.m. The person is impatient, nervous, and angry.

Ipeca treats acute bronchitis. It fluidifies bronchial secretion and
helps with e!pectoration. The person has a convulsive cough that
ends in gagging or vomit.

Hydrastis treats chronic bronchitis with a running nose, a viscous,
foul, nasal catarrh, a thick, stringy, yellow discharge, and ulceration of
the nostrils.

Grindelia treats a loose, productive cough. It helps remove e!cess mucus.
The person feels as if suffocating upon falling asleep.

Kalium iodatum treats bronchitis, laryngitis, coryza, and asthma.
$ymptoms include are a runny nose, sneezing, and loss of smell. The
condition gets worse in the evening.

Kreosotum treats a smoker"s cough. All secretions are acrid and corrosive.

Pertussin is a nosode prepared from the pertussin bacterium. $ymptoms
include flu like symptoms, a red face, sneezing, and coughing spells.

Argentum nitricum relieves irritation of the laryn!. The remedy is indicated
formorning hoarseness of singers and orators. The person can"t talk or sing
without coughing.

Ammonium carbonicum is a remedy for people who eliminate to!ins
poorly. It treats bronchopneumonia. A hard&to&shake cough, shallow breathing,
and chest pain. The nose bleeds after washing the face.

Arsenicum iodatum relieves an obstruction in the respiratory tract, mucus hard
to e!pel.

Phosphorus triiodatus is indicated in the treatment of flu complications, bronchitis,
laryngitis, bronchopneumonia, and pulmonary congestions.

Arum triphyllum treats acute bronchitis. The discharge from the nose is e!coriating,
and the corners of the mouth are cracked. Indicated also for a repetitious dry cough
that is caused by tobacco.

Causticum treats chronic bronchitis of the elderly -- yrs and older. A cough with
involuntary discharge of urine. It also treats a morning smoker"s cough.

Drosera is indicated in the treatment of acute bronchitis. A dry spasmodic cough
with difficulty breathing, an inclination to vomit. The person has a sore throat and
isunable to take solids.

Stannum treats a respiratory infection. There is great accumulation of mucus
in the trachea, shortness of breath, and a violent cough.

Spongia tosta treats bronchitis with an oppressive and suffocating cough, a
sensation as if breathing through a sponge. The thyroid glands are swollen and hard.

Bronchitis according to modalities ! refers to "orse#
! refers to better$

Bryonia is . at + p.m., or after eating a meal, and / from pressure
to the chest /011 font011.

Stannum is . talking, laughing, or drinking, and / coughing or e!pectorating

%achesis is . on rising, and / in the evening

Kali Bich is . between 2 and - p.m., and / in bed

Pulsatilla is . in a closed room, and / in the open air

Kalium carbonicum is . from indoor heat, and / bending over

Psorinum is / kneeling with the head touching the floor

Home &emedies for Bronchitis

Avoid going out in the cold, fog, or rain.

Avoid mucus&forming foods.

Avoid foods rich in saturated fats.

onsume plenty of yellow and green fruits and vegetables.

3ake yourself hot lemonade, for vitamin

4ut a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a humidifier.

#rink plenty of warm fluids to keep secretions loose.

Apply a mustard poultice to the chest.

$top smoking

Supplements for Bronchitis

'chinacea is recommended at the first sign of a bacterial or
viral infection.

%obelia e(tract is used as an e!pectorant. It stimulates the
respiratory system.

'ucalyptus oil helps relieve bronchial congestion.

)itamin C increases the body"s resistant to infection.

*inc lo+enges reduce the duration of bronchitis.

'ster C helps heal inflammation.

about bronchitis
5ow To *se 5omeopathy:
#rops 'alcohol&based li6uid( & ten drops under the tongue 789 hr before each '%(
or two hrs after
:ranules & 2 pellets under the tongue 789 hr before each '%( meal or two
hrs after
Tablets 'lactose( & 2 pellets under the tongue % times a day
#ose & unitary intake 789 hr before breakfast or 9 hrs after
3other tincture & 7; drops in 789 cup of water
<intment & e!ternal use & % applications per day
$uppositories & 7 suppository morning = night

,or $abies-
)issolve I pellets in a tsp of water

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