PHOSPHORUS – Homeopathic Medicine

PHOSPHORUS homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy PHOSPHORUS…

General Action

      A universal tissue remedy. Acute gastro-enteritis, with destructive processes and predominating hemorrhages. Acute inflammation and degeneration of the liver. Acute inflammation of the kidneys. Inflammation of the respiratory tract and pleuro-pneumonia; spinal myelitis and paralysis, inflammation and necrosis of bones; fatty degeneration of muscular tissue and other Organs; general predisposition to hemorrhage.


      General relaxation and emaciation. Persistent bleeding from small openings, even from free surfaces; the blood fluid a difficult to coagulate. Tendency to hemorrhage from all the orifices of the body, with feeble pulse and cold limbs. A general jaundiced hue. Muscular motion uncertain like palsy, trembling. Numerous paralytic symptoms with particular loss of sensation so great that one is obliged to lie in bed; dread of all exertion, either mental or physical. General heaviness of the whole body; especially a sensation so great that one is obliged to lie in bed; dread of all exertion, either mental or physical. General heaviness of the whole body; especially a sensation of tightness about the chest. Increased tendency to take cold in the open air. Symptoms (<) change of weather. A general aggravation in the morning, in the evening in bed, and after eating.

At times, symptoms appear while eating, and cease afterward. Aggravation from getting hands and feet wet and in hot weather.


      Delirium, loquacious, with difficult respiration. Delirium, that he was in several pieces and could not collect them. Erotic delirium, she uncovers herself. Spasmodic laughing and crying. Unable to make any mental effort, even to converse. Great anxiety and oppression, especially lying on the left side. Apathy; is unwilling to talk and answers slowly; cannot keep the mind on any subject. Stupor; is aroused with difficulty and immediately relapses.


      Vertigo in the morning on rising, sometimes with nausea and headache. Rush of blood to the head, with heat and throbbing. Fore part of the head seems heavy, pressed downward; pain extends into the root of the nose and eyes as if they would be pressed out. Headache (<) stepping hard, music, laughing, and in general (<)slight causes. Stupefying headache, with pale face. The hair becomes very dry and falls out, bad spots form. Dandruff, with great dryness of the scalp and falling of the hair.


      Upper lids swollen, moved with difficulty. Pupils dilated. Vision dim, (>) shading the eyes. Vision of green halo about the candlelight; of black floating points; like a black veil. Flickering, with roaring in the head. Eyes tire easily on reading.


      Hearing difficult, as if ears were stopped. Words and sounds re-echo in the ears.


      Swollen and red. Stopped and bleeding, dryness. Foul odor from the nose. Acute coryza, with stupid headache. A discharge of purulent mucus or of blood.


      Usually pale, puffy, yellow. Face puffy, but with dark rings around the eyes, which seem to be sunken. Violent pains in the bones of the face, usually associated with necrosis and numerous attendant symptoms.


      Rapid decay of the teeth tearing and shooting pain in the the teeth; (<) open air and warm food. Toothache in the morning when chewing. Gums swollen, bleeding easily, retracted from the teeth. Saliva increased, salt or sweet, of foul odor. Tongue swollen, chalky white or dry and black. Easy bleeding from erosions of the mucous membrane of the mouth.


      Dryness of the mouth and throat. Scraping and roughness in the fauces.


      Loss of appetite, with feeling of fulness in throat. Ravenous hunger at times in the night, with desire for acids and spices. Unquenchable thirst, but lack of thirst is the usual accompaniment of fever, Eructations of food, empty; vomiting of food or blood; vomiting temporarily(>) ice-cold drinks, returning as the stomach becomes warm. Extreme faintness and goneness in the region of the stomach. Soreness in the pyloric extremity. Sensation of pressure, as from a hard substance or of a heaviness on the stomach.

Clinical. Ulceration of the stomach, with hemorrhage; vomiting, temporarily relieved by cold drink. Violent Gastralgia as from knives or burning, with external pressure. Burning, extending to the back. Gastric troubles(<) aggravated by hot weather.


      Numerous flatulent symptoms, tension, Tympanitis, rumbling. A feeling of emptiness and sinking down. Coldness. Symptoms of inflammation of the liver; enlargement of the spleen. Inflammation of the pancreas, with greasy stools.

Rectum and Stool

      Smarting and burning in the rectum and anus, with exhaustion. Hemorrhage of the anus from the hemorrhoids or bowels. Diarrhoea, preceded by rumbling, evacuations watery and slimy, undigested, with flakes of white mucus. Diarrhoea involuntary. Rectum does not retain its contents. Bloody stools, without tenesmus.

Urinary Organs

      Urine at times copious and colorless, at others scanty and passed frequently. Bloody; with pain in the region of the kidneys and liver, with jaundice. Urine covered with an iridescent film. Sediment white, sandy or flocculent, albuminous; contains fatty casts.

Sexual Organs

      Sexual desire increased, but with lack of power. Frequent emissions at night, even following coition. Menstruation too frequent and scanty, usually bright red. Uterine hemorrhage between menses. Leucorrhoea, corrosive.

Respiratory Organs

      Rawness in the larynx, but with hawking and hacking cough. Hoarseness, larynx seems coated, cannot speak aloud, with prostration. A sense of suffocation in the larynx and trachea, and especially across the upper part of the chest, as from a heavy weight. Cough caused by tickling or itching in the throat and chest; at times with rawness and usually with hoarseness; often dry, with bursting headache, caused by cold air or using the voice. Expectoration salty or even sometimes purulent, with tenacious mucus and blood. Numerous chest symptoms, most especially oppression as from a heavy weight on the chest. Symptoms of inflammation of the larynx, with cough and bloody expectoration, always aggravation lying on the back or left side. Pneumonia, with fever, but without much pain, usually without thirst, with general prostration and apathy, but with aggravation from lying on the left side. General tendency to bloody expectoration, bright red, mixed with mucus.

Heart and Pulse

      Pain and anxiety in the region of the heart and palpitation; a sense of great pressure. Valvular murmurs, either anemic or the result of organic disease; aggravation lying on the left side. Pulse usually soft, compressible, rapid.


      Sensitiveness of the spinous processes of the dorsal vertebrae and burning between the scapulae.

General weakness of the spine, as if crushed, with weakness and trembling of the limbs on the least exertion.


      Weakness and bruised pain, with heaviness of the hands, and feet, and trembling so that he could scarcely hold anything with his hands. The arms feel stiff, lame and paralyzed. The hands full asleep, are numb, the fingers feel like thumbs. Pain in the hip, as if wrenched, with drawing and tearing, extending to knees; weakness of the e legs and numbness, especially of the tips of the toes. The tibia is inflamed and becomes necrosed with attendant symptoms. Chilblains and corns develop on the toes.


      Jaundice. Petechia. Ecchymoses like purpura haemorrhagica. Ulcers from and bleed easily, and will not heal. A general formication and numbness in the skin.


      Persistent sleepiness during the day and before midnight; afterwards sleeplessness, with anxiety and restlessness, at times with fright or followed by prostration in the morning. During sleep frightful dreams.


      Shivering, worse in the evening and generally with thirst, coldness, particularly of the extremities, of the knees in bed. Heat at night, without thirst. At times, with unnatural hunger, followed by or alternating with chilliness; heat usually internal, sometimes, partial, as of one leg. Sweat general in the morning, on slight effort, exhausting at times, cold and clammy. A low type of continued fever, with stupid delirium, apathy, lack of thirst.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.