Psora Miasm

Signs and Symptoms of Psora Miasm given in the book A Comparison of Chronic Miasms by Tyler, ML…

Have a SYCO-PSORIC Variola + base. The malignancies of psora are prone to develop at the age of 40.

In Ichthyosis (fish skin) we find all the chronic miasms and where we find them all present, we usually bind an incurable skin disease especially if hereditary.

In Ichthyosis we see the dryness of PSORA, in the squamae of SYPHILIS and often the moles & warty eruption of sycosis. All miasms are present in erysipelas – carcinoma- epithelioma- lupus.

In nerves or congenital marking of the skin we have all the miasms as in elephantiasis.


Mental activity, quick, active. Prostrated easily from mental exertion or impressions; heat or whole body after mental impressions or exertions, anxious, filled with forebodings; fear of death or of illness, or that their case is hopeless, incurable; mental depression, despondency; timidity with a sense of fatigue; vanishing of thoughts while reading or writing; cannot control thoughts; at times seems deprived of thoughts; sadness, anxiety and dread of labour; great inward uneasiness and anxiousness; repeated attacks of fearfulness during the day with or without pain, oppression and anxiety on waking in the morning, In restless, mental spells the must move about.

Patient is better for perspiration. The mental anxiety of psora often makes its appearance around full moon or at the approach of menses in women. Weeping often palliates. Dread of labour, of being alone, of the dark; sudden transition from cheerfulness to sadness, or to peevishness, without any apparent cause. Melancholy violent beatings of the heart, anxiety and extreme nervousness often follow the awakening of psoric patients from sleep.

Pulsation in different parts of the body and a feeling of constriction about different parts. This kind of mental or moral disease originates from psora. A certain feeling of insanity induces those patients to kill themselves although they have no anxiety, no anxious thoughts and seem to enjoy their full understanding. Nothing can save them except the cure of psora.

Easily frightened, often by trivial things-fear often begins with trembling and shaking of body followed by great weakness and muscular prostration, and copious perspiration often.

They have chills or chilly sensations, fainting spells, headaches, nausea, vomiting and a host of symptoms follow attacks of fever, even to convulsions, epilepsy and spasms.

They become dizzy and faint in a crowd, or when they meet strangers, or when any unusual ordeal is to take place, they have headaches, faint spells, nausea, vomiting or they are suddenly taken with diarrhoea. They are easily bewildered, inclined to be irritable, cross, or sensitive to many impression, such as odours of flowers, smell of cooking foods, atmospheric changes, bad news, joy; or they are very easily disturbed mentally.

They easily fly into a passion yet in a moment again they weep and are penitent. In anger they tremble with rage when over they are greatly prostrated and often sick for a time. The true psoric patient is bright, active, quick in movement. Usually exalted although when he has the dumps everybody knows it-he’s a constant annoyance to his friends.

They are often in trouble; often found complaining; fault finding. Unsatisfied, never well, and yet often quite able to locate their troubles. A chronic complainer – a chronic grumbler, never satisfied with his conditions in life; they are abused, neglected and yet at the same time one is doing all one can for them.

Anxious when ill, apprehensive, despondent, melancholy, sad, changeable in their moods, Moodiness, where they are very changeable is quite pathognomonic of psora.

Time goes too fast or too slow.

Absent minded in a general way.

Psora is full of fear; he fears everything. He fears darkness, he fears to be alone, fears an ordinary ailment, and thinks that something serious would come of it.

Fears what will happen in the future. Psora is restless, in thought, feeling and will and this leads to restlessness in action. There is an all round restlessness- he is never satisfied with the existing state of things. He thinks he is not rich enough and tries to acquire more riches. He is never satisfied with his married wife and therefore seeks gratification in other women- and thus he acquires gonorrhoea and syphilis.

There is no calmness, no peacefulness of mind; no quietude. It however follows that this restless state of mind has a keenness of intelligence, because restlessness of mind means sensitivity, and sensitivity is power of understanding things easily. But this power of understanding or keenness of Psora is of no use to the world because it is perverse. (B)

In delusions or mania there is no end to his words; words are multiplied and he has no trouble in finding them. His thoughts run so fast and words are so multiplied that he does not know what to do with them.

He may be so depressed he cannot speak but when he is able to speak he is never at a loss of words, in fact they come to him in mental troubles faster than he can speak them.

Mental delusions of all kinds.

Delirium and action is often disgusting and they have more foolish fancies than they would have in true delirium.

Patients are better by psoric attacks of all kinds, by diarrhoeas, copious urination or perspiration.

Sudden anxiety with strong palpitations of the heart. With people suffering from gastric or liver troubles, the liver becomes inactive, often due to overeating, when patient becomes much depressed, irritable, disclined to work, with sudden loss of energy and no desire to do anything. This condition may be temporarily improved by a cathartic.

The epilepsy of PSORA or the true insanity of PSORA is usually of a TUBERCULAR nature, that is latent SYPHILIS and PSORA.

Malignant cases have all the miasms present.

The mental symptoms arising from moral insanity usually arise from a mixed miasm our country.


Vertigo- in walking, moving, looking up quickly or rising from sitting or lying position.

Whirling vertigo with nausea in bilious subjects.

Vertigo with momentary loss of consciousness when things appear too larger or too small; vertigo with eructations, with rush of blood to the head, or face, with headaches, prosopalgia followed with temporary blindness; vertigo as if intoxicated; especially is this true in the morning dullness of intellect and confusion, with nausea, vomiting of mucus only : vertigo when stooping and with lightness of head as if swimming, sensations as if floating in the air: sensations as if the head were larger than the body, as if turning in a circle; vertigo with digestive disturbances of all kinds, with nausea, vomiting, disturbances of the portal system and constipation; vertigo on reading or writing with confusion of mind or with specks or stars before the eyes; or sensations of a veil before the eyes; vertigo on closing the eyes on falling asleep; vertigo with sensation of falling or as if in a boat; vertigo on riding in a boat or at sea, with nausea and vomiting or when riding in a street car or in a carriage.

Psoric patients cannot be disturbed much, they prefer to remain quiet when sick unless the mind is affected.

The brain becomes anaemic easily, therefore they are subject to kinds of vertigo. Vertigo with flashes of heat, and with perspiration, which often ameliorates; vertigo in a warm room or when the air is not good.

Vertigo when stooping, when walking, with roaring in the ears and confusion of the senses, heaviness of the head and weakness of the lower extremities and palpitation of the heart. Vertigo on turning over in bed or closing the eyes.


Morning headaches, constantly returning, persistent, usually frontal. Usually worse as morning approaches. These headaches grow worse as the sun ascends and decreases as it descends. Sharp, severe paroxysmal. Usually frontal, temporal, or tempoparietal, sometimes on vertex.

Headaches with bilious attacks, nausea and vomiting coming once or twice a month. Headaches better quiet rest or sleep.

Headaches better hot applications, quiet, rest, sleep.

Temporal or frontal.

Headache with red face, throbbing, better rest, quiet and sleep and better hot applications. (R)

A TUBERCULAR or SYPHILITIC headache will often last for days and is very sever, often unendurable, sometimes with sensation of bands, about the head. Many are due to effusion. Patient often has a weak feeling about the head – cannot hold it up, and some times they are so severe as to produce unconsciousness, rolling or boring of the head into the pillow, ocular paralysis, moaning, with feverishness and restlessness, or patient is stupid, dull or listless, even semi-conscious. Rush of blood to head, or face with roaring in ears, with determination of blood to chest, hot hands and feet, have to bathe them in cold water. See Phos and Opium. Sometimes headaches are worse heat. This shows the amelioration to be found in the SYPHILITIC miasm by cold.

In the SYPHILITIC or TUBERCULAR headaches of children, they strike, knock or pound their heads with their hands or against some object.

Great hunger before headaches. Headaches from repelled eruptions or suppression of any skin eruptions, hunger before or during headache.


Hair dry, lustreless, tangles easily, breaks and splits.

Hair of head as if parched and dry. (H)

Hair becomes white in spots.

Aversion to uncovering head, dry eruptions on scalp; hair dry, dead like, full of dry, scaly bran-like dandruff which can be shaken out like a shower of bran; hair falls out generally worse after acute fevers or acute diseases.

Hair falls out after abdominal and chest diseases hair falls out after abdominal and chest or after parturition.

Hair falls generally.

Hair of head frequently falls out; most in front, on crown, and top of head; bald spots or beginning baldness of certain spots.(H)

Eruptions in hair of true psora usually dry.

Severe itching of scalp with dryness.

Under the skin are formed painful. Lumps which come and pass away like bumps and round tumors. (H) A cold pressure on top of head. (H)

Hair comes grey too early.


Dry scaly dandruff on scalp with much itching. Dry crusty eruptions. (Scalp full of dandruff with or without itching. H).

Small papular eruptions on scalp.

Dry eczematous eruptions. These eruptions are worse in open air; worse evenings and heat of bed. Better scratching but burning and itching follows. These eruptions do not suppurate but dry down and become dead scales. (R)

Scalp is dry. (Rarely perspiring. R)

Head normal size and colour.

Scalp eruption of true psora are usually dry scales, and crusts of psora dry; if moist, discharge is scanty and either of pure serum or bloody serum. Pimples inflame and are very sensitive and often painful but they do not suppurate.

Heat of head.

Cannot comb hair until it is wet or moistened as it is so dry.

Cannot bear much heat on head.

Scalp always looks unclean.

Eruption on head, tinea capitis, malignant tinea with crusts of greater or less thickness with sensitive stitches when one of the places becomes moist when it becomes moist a violent itching and the whole crown of the head painfully sensitive to the open air; with it hard swellings of the glands of the neck. (H)

The hair of the head as if parched.

Feeling of contraction in the skin of the scalp and the face.(H)


The eyeball is seldom affected very profoundly.

Psoric eye troubles are always accompanied by itching and burning. (B)

Aversion to light Photophobia but much more marked in TUBERCULOSIS. and SYPHILIS.

Eyes are most sensitive to daylight; they are pained by it and close involuntarily. (H)

The psoric eye has a great intolerance to daylight or sunlight.

Eyelids, especially in the morning are as if closed; he cannot open them (for minutes, years even hours); the eyelids are heavy as if paralysed or convulsive closed. (H)

Psoric pains better heat worse as morning approaches, and as the sun rises towards the meridian.

Spots before the eyes; this is characteristic of psora. (R)

Before the eyes there are floating as it were flies, or black points or dark streaks or networks; especially when looking into sun (H)

Conjunctival troubles, often purely psoric, especially when there is an ardent desire to rub the eyes, much itching in canthi, constant not better by rubbing.

The canthi are full of pus-like mucus (eye-gum). (H)

Inflammation of eyes of various kinds. (H)

Great dryness, itching and burning of the eyes to be found frequently under psora.

Edges of eyelids full of dry mucus. (H)

On the edges of the eyelids inflammation of single Meibomian glands. or of several of them. (H)

He cannot look long at anything, else everything flickers before him; objects seem to move. (H)

Usually the inflammatory troubles involving the eyes are accompanied with much itching and burning of the lids with a great desire to rub them.

Fiery zig-zag appearance around the objects, or dark spots followed with streaks of light, unsteadiness of vision or the vision is blurred. Letters run together in reading.

The pains and neuralgias are usually worse in the morning or throughout the day and are better by heat.

Pressive pain in the eyes, especially late in the evening, he must shut them. (H)

Sensation of cold in the eyes. (H)

Yellowness around the eyes and of the whites of the eyes. (H)

Dim, opaque spots on cornea. (H)

Dropsy of the eye. (H)

Obscuration of the crystalline lens cataract. (H)

Squinting. (H)

Far sightedness, he sees far in the distance, but cannot clearly distinguish small objects held close. Short sightedness, he can see even small objects by holding them close to the eye, but the more distant the object is in the more indistinct it appears; and at a great distance he does not see it. (H)

False vision; he sees objects double or manifold, or only the one half of them. (H)

The eyes seem to loom through veil or mist; the sight becomes dim at certain times. (H)

Night blindness; he sees well in day time but in the twilight he cannot see at all. (H)

Blindness by day, he can only see well during the twilight. (H) Amaurosis; uninterrupted dimness of vision increased finally even to blindness. (H)


Usually of a reflex origin or of a nervous character.

Running from the ear of thin, unusually ill-smelling pus. (H)

Porches of the ear look dirty, dry and scaly.

Auditory canal always dry and scaly, dry, bran-like scales constantly forming and falling off into the canal.

Oversensitiveness to sounds or noises.

The hearing is excessively irritable and sensitive; she cannot bear to hear a bell ring without trembling; he is thrown into convulsions by the beating of a drum, etc.; many sounds cause pains in the ear. (H)

There are stitches in the ear outwardly. (H)

Crawling sensation and itching in the ear. (H)

Dryness in the ear; dry scabs within, without any ear-wax. (H)

Pulsation in ear. (H)

Various sounds and noises in ear. (H)

Deafness of various degrees, even up to total deafness with or without noises in ears; occasionally worse according to the weather. (H)

Swelling of the parotid glands. (H)


Greatly increased sensitivity of smell. Unusually affected by odours of any kind which will even awake them from sleep. Troubled with odours of cooking, smell of flowers, perfumes, paints, plants, as they induce nausea, vomiting, headaches, loathing of food, faintness, sickness of stomach, vertigo, loss of appetite, etc., etc.

Epistaxis more or less profusely, more or less frequently. (H)

The nostrils as it were stuffed up. (H)

Sensation of dryness in the nose, troublesome even when the air passes freely. (H)

Polypi of the nose, usually with loss of power of smelling; these may extend also through the nasal passages into the fauces.(H)

Sense of smell weak, lost. (H)

Hay fever is an expression of SYPHILIS and LATENT SYCOSIS, very often with a PSORIC taint.

The psoric cold begins with sneezing, redness, heat, sensitiveness to touch when blown for some time; discharge thin, watery and acrid.

Painful boils, pimples and vesicles-in septum: often extremely painful and sensitive and seldom break or discharge much pus. The septum looks dirty of sooty looking.

In Rhinitis it is often dry, hot and burning.

In lupus of the nose the three miasm are usually present.


There may be no appearance of psora or it may be marked. Face pale, sallow, earthy, sometimes eyes sunken with blue rings.

Hot flushes at climateric.

Red lips.

Skin dry, rough and pimply, unwashed and unclean appearance.

Vesicles about the mouth, small, white, transparent and accompanied with much itching.

Swelling and burning of lips.

Erysipelas of face, psoric and sycotic.

In psoric fevers face becomes very red, hot and shiny.

Paleness of face during first sleep with blue rings around eyes.


Frequent redness of face and heat. (H)

Yellowish yellow colour of face. (H)

Swallow yellowish complexion. (H)


Thrush and stomatitis.

Sordes about the mouth. (R)

Swelling and burning about the lips rather than fissures. (R)


Sour, sweet, bitter or “a bad taste”.

Bitter taste (mostly in the morning, H) with yellow coated tongue.

After eating sweet things, taste sour, or patient may have a sweet, sour or bitter taste.

Intolerable sweet taste in mouth, almost constantly. (H)

Much perverseness of taste, bread tastes bitter, water has an abnormal taste, etc.

Tasting of food recently eaten or eructations, tasting of food or of grease, fats and oils.

Some are very sensitive to taste.

Burnt taste ONLY psoric, Insipid, slimy taste. (H)

Any miasm may have a partial or complete loss of taste.


Taste should be neutral and any perversion of falsification has miasmatic basis.

Foul taste of Nux-vom worse morning.

Bitter taste of Bryonia worse morning.

Nat mur and Phos have a bloody taste.

Aloes has a bitter taste yet cures inky taste.

Elaps cor has bloody taste before coughing.

Mercury has a metallic taste.

Hepar and Tuberculinum and Pyrogen have taste of pus before coughing.


Desires sweets, acids and sour things. In fevers, craves butter milk, acid things, pickles, cabbage and indigestible things.

Cravings for unusual things in pregnant state which go after child is born; they are sometimes conveyed to the child.

Sometimes desires for fats, greasy things, rich pastry and sweets meats, which when eaten will induce bilious attacks and all gastric disturbances.

Desires and cravings for the unnatural things to eat, with desires and cravings for narcotics such as tea, coffee, tobacco and any other stimulants, have often their origin in PSORA or PSEUDO-PSORA.

Loves sweets, sugar, candies and syrup.

Likes hot foods. (R) All toxic drugs become sooner or later prime disturbers of psora as or the chronic miasm in general but particularly PSORA.

Desires and aversion stand high in therapeutic value as they are basic miasmatic symptoms next in importance is perverted in disease.


Morbid of unnatural hunger.

Hunger at unnatural times- an hour or to before eating, or hunger in night after sleeping;hunger immediately after eating; hunger not satisfied when stomach is full; hunger with weak, gone sensation before eating; hunger with great prostration after eating; eating makes them sleepy; eating causes profuse perspiration; after eating much distention and dullness with flatulence and distention of gas; hunger that is not satisfied by eating.

Ravenous hunger (canine hunger) especially early in morning; he has to eat at once or else he grows faint, exhausted and shaky, or if in open air he has to lie down. (H)

Ravenous hunger with rumbling and grumbling in abdomen. (H)

Appetite without hunger; she has a desire to swallow down in haste various things without there being any craving for them.(H)

A sort of hunger, but when she then eats ever so little she feels at once satisfied & full in the chest and her throat feels as if full of mucus. (H)

When she wants to eat she feels full in the chest and her throat feels as if full of mucus. (H)

Want of appetite; only a sort of gnawing, turning and writhing in the stomach urges her to eat. (H)


Weak, “all-gone” sensation.

Hunger at night.

Hunger soon after food. Hunger with “all-gone” sensation in pit of stomach 10 a.m. or between 10 and 11 a.m.

Fullness, bloating great distention due to accumulation of gases or to flatulent conditions and food fomentations; rumblings, gurglings, and all such commotion due to the formation of gases are found, not only in the stomach but throughout the entire gastro intestinal tract.

Sour and bitter eructations come up in the throat frequently; sometimes these risings from the stomach taste of food recently eaten, or they may be oily or greasy; not infrequently they are accompanied with heart-burn. with nausea faint feelings at the pit of the stomach, with a conflux of saliva to the mouth, acid eructations with burning in the oesophagus, with or without hunger, with hunger it is better eating ever so little. This is sometimes followed by fullness in the stomach, chest or throat.

They want everything fried if possible and highly seasoned but have a repugnance to boiled foods.

Constant gnawing at pit of stomach, cold or hot sensations, sensation of weight, of fullness, of tightness, of goneness; sensations of heavy weights as of a stone or lump in stomach beatings and pulsation, throbbings, sensation of constriction, oppression after eating, shortness of breath, vertigo, giddiness, anxiety, epigastric tenderness, sweat breaks out after eating; falls asleep. cannot keep awake after a meal; eating causes pain, colic, nausea, vomiting or is followed by diarrhoea and gastro-intestinal disturbances of many forms. Most aggravations are after eating. After meals, patient has headaches, flatulence, or flatulent dyspepsia, weariness, sleepiness, vomiting, beating of the heart, coughing pain in different parts of the body, especially in the region of the liver.

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.