Respiratory System

Respiratory System chapter from Dr. Oscar Eugene Boericke’s clinical homeopathic repertory, based on the Materia Medica by William Boericke, published in 1927…….

Bronchial tubesChestCoughLarynxLungsRespirationTrachea



ASTHMAAconite, Alumen, Ambros., Amyl, Ant. ars., Ant t., Apis, Aral., Arsenicum, Arsenicum iod., Atrop., Bac., Belladonna, Blatta orient., Bromium, Bryonia, Cinchona, Coffea, Carbo vegetabilis, China ars., Chlorum, Cicuta, Coca., Cocaine, Croton tiglium, Cuprum ac., Cuprum ars., Drosera, Dulcamara, Egg Vaccine, Gloninum, Grindelia, Hepar, Hydroc. ac., Illic., Iodium, Ipecac., Kali bich., Kali carb., Kali chlor., Kali iod., Kali n., Kali phos., Lachesis, Ledum, Lobelia infl., Lycopodium, Magnolia., Meph., Morph., Naja, Naph., Natrum sulph., Nux v., Passifl., Pothos., Psorinum, Ptelea trifoliata, Pulsatilla, Quebr., Sabad., Sambucus, Sanguinaria, Scilla, Scrophul., Silph., Stercul., Stramonium, Strych., Sul., Syphilinum, Tabacum, Tela ar., Thuja, Tuberculinum, Verbascum a., Ver v., Viscum, Zincum met. m., Zing.


Alternating with


Eruptions — Caladium, Causticum, Rhus t., Sul.
Itching rash — Caladium
Spasmodic vomiting — Cuprum m., Ipecac.

Anger, from — Chamomilla, Nux v.
Cardiac (See Heart.) — Cact., Digitaline, Grindelia sq., Stroph.
Epiglottis, spasm or weakness — Medorrhinum
Eruptions, suppressed,, from — Arsenicum, Hepar, Psorinum, Sul.
Foot sweat, suppressed, from — Ol. an.
Hay asthma (See Rhinitis – Nose.) — Aral., Arsenicum, Arsenicum iod., China ars., Ipecac., Lobelia infl., Naph., Natrum sulph., Nux v., Sabad., Sanguinaria, Sticta, Sul. iod.
Hebdomadal — Cinchona, Ignatia
Humid — Aconite, Ant. iod., Arsenicum, Bac., Bryonia, Can. ind., Cochlear., Cuprum, Dulcamara, Eucal., Euphorb. pil., Grindelia, Hypericum, Iodium, Kali bich., Natrum sulph., Pulmo v., Sabal, Senega., Stann., Sul., Thuja.

children [in]Natrum sulph., Sambucus, Thuja.

Millar’s (See Laryngismus Stridulus.) — Arum drac., Arundo., Coral., Cuprum, Guarea, Hepar, Ipecac., Lachesis, Lobelia infl., Mosch., Poth., Sambucus
Miner’s — Card. m., Nat. ars.
Nervous — Aconite, Ambra, Amyl, Asafoetida, China s., Cina, Coffea, Cuprum, Grindelia, Hydroc. ac., Ipecac., Kali phos., Lobelia infl., Mosch., Nux moschata, Nux v., Sumb., Tela ar., Thymus, Val., Verbascum a.
PeriodicalArsenicum, China ars., Cinchona, Ipecac.
Preceded by


Coryza — Aral., Naja, Nux v.
Formication — Cistus, Lobelia infl.
Rose cold — Sanguinaria

Recent, uncomplicated cases — Hydroc. ac.
Sailors on shore — Bromium
Senile cases — Baryta m.
Tetter recedes with attack — Sul.



Bronchial catarrh [with] (See Humid.) — Aconite, Ant. t., Arsenicum, Blatta am., Bryonia, Cuprum ac., Eriod., Eucal., Grindelia, Ipecac., Kali iod., Lobelia infl., Natrum sulph., Oniscus, Sabal, Sul.
Burning in throat and chest [with] — Aral.
Constriction of throat [with] — Chamomilla, Drosera, Hydroc. ac., Lobelia infl., Mosch.
Cramp, muscular spasm of various parts [with] — Cuprum m.
Cyanosis [with] — Arsenicum, Cuprum, Sambucus
Despondency, thinks he will die [with]Arsenicum, Psorinum
Diarrhoea following [with] — Natrum sulph.
Dysuria, nocturnal [with] — Solid.
Every fresh cold [with] — Natrum sulph.
Gastric derangement [with] — Argentum nitricum, Bryonia, Carbo vegetabilis, Ipecac., Kali muriaticum, Lobelia infl., Lycopodium, Nux v., Pulsatilla, Sanguinaria, Verbascum v., Zing.
Gout, rheumatism [with] — Ledum, Sul., Viscum.
Haemorrhoids [with] — Juncus, Nux v.
Hydrothorax [with] — Colchicum
Insomnia [with] — Chloral, Telea ar.
Nausea [with], cardiac weakness, vertigo, vomiting, weak Stomach, cold knees — Lobelia infl.
Palpitation [with] — Arsenicum, Cact., Eucal., Pulsatilla
Thirst, nausea, stitches, burning in chest [with] — Kali n.
Urine supersaturated with solids [with] — Nat. nit.




Sleep [After] — Aral., Grindelia, Lachesis, Sambucus
Night [At], lying downAral., Arsenicum, Cistus, Conium, Ferrum ac., Grindelia, Lachesis, Mercurius pr. rub., Naja, Pulsatilla, Sambucus, Sul.
Weather, from


Cold, damp (See Humid.) — Arsenicum, Dulcamara, Natrum sulph.
Cold, dry — Aconite, Causticum, Hepar

Asleep, falling, from — Ammonium carb., Grindelia, Lac caninum, Lachesis, Mercurius pr. rub., Opium
Food, from — Kali phos., Nux v., Pulsatilla
Dust, inhaling, fromIpec c., Kali carb., Pothos.
Odors, from — Sanguinaria
Sitting up, from — Ferrum ac., Laur., Psorinum
Talking, from — Drosera, Meph.
A. M., early [in] — Ammonium carb., Antim tart., Arsenicum, Grindelia, Kali bich., Kali carb., Natrum sulph., Nux v., Zing.
Spring [in] — Aral.
Summer [in] — Syphilinum



Sea [At] — Bromium
Bending forward, rocking, from — Kali carb.
Eructation, fromCarbo v., Nux v.
Expectoration, from — Aral., Eriod., Grindelia, Hypericum, Ipecac., Kali bich., Zincum met. m.
Lying down, from, keeping arms spread apart — Psorinum
Lying on face, from, protruding tongue — Medorrhinum
Motion, from — Ferrum m., Lobelia infl.
Sitting up, from — Arsenicum, Kali carb., Mercurius pr. rub., Nux v., Pulsatilla


Head bent backward [with] — Hepar

Stool, from — Pothos.
Vomiting, from — Cuprum m.
Damp weather [In] — Causticum, Hepar
Open air [In] — Naph.



Dilatation, with profuse, fetid, purulent sputum (See Chronic Bronchitis.) — Acid aceticum, Allium sativum, Alumen, Antim tart., Bac., Bals. per., Benz. ac., Calcarea c., Eucal., Ferrum iod., Grindelia, Hepar, Ichth., Kali bich., Kali carb., Kreosotum, Lycopodium, Myos., Myrt. ch., Pulsatilla, Sanguinaria, Silicea, Stann., Sul., Tuberculinum

BRONCHITIS, Inflammation


AcuteAconite, Ammonium carb., Am. iod., Am. phos., Ant. ars., Ant. iod., Antim tart., Arsenicum iod., Arsenicum, Asclep. t., Aviare, Belladonna, Blatta or., Bromium, Bryonia, Causticum, Chamomilla, Cinchona, Colchicum, Copaiva, Dulcamara, Eup. perf., Euphras., Ferrum p., Gelsemium, Grindelia, Hepar, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac., Kali bich., Lobelia infl., Mang. ac., Mercurius s., Naph., Nat. ars., Acid nitricum, Phosphorus, Piloc., Pulsatilla, Rhus t., Rumex, Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria n., Scilla, Solid., Spongia, Sticta, Sul., Acid sulphuricum, Thuja, Tuberculinum, Verbascum a., Verbascum v., Zincum met. m.
Capillary — Ammonium carb., Am. iod., Ant. ars., Antim tart., Arsenicum, Bac., Belladonna, Bryonia, Calcarea c., Camph., Carbo vegetabilis, Chelidonium, Cuprum ac., Ferrum p., Ipecac., Kali carb., Kali iod., Kaolin, Acid nitricum, Phosphorus ac., Phosphorus, Senega, Solanine, Sul., Terebintha, Verbascum a.
Chronic (winter catarrhs) — Alumen, Alumina, Ammonium, Ammonium carb., Am. caust., Am. iod., Ammonium muriaticum, Ant. ars., Ant. iod., Ant. s. a., Antim tart., Arsenicum iod., Arsenicum, Bac., Bals. per., Baryta c., Baryta m., Calcarea c., Calcarea iod., Calcarea sil., Cantharis, Carbo animalis, Carbo vegetabilis, Ceanoth., Chelidonium, Cinchona, Coccus, Conium, Copaiva, Cub., Digitalis, Drosera, Dulcamara, Eriod., Eucal., Grindelia, Hepar, Hydrastis, Hyoscyamus, Ichth., Iodium, Ipecac., Kali bich., Kali carb., Kali hypophos., Kali iod., Kali sulph., Kreosotum, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Mercurius s., Myos., Myrt. ch., Natrum mur., Natrum sulph., Acid nitricum, Nux v., Phosphorus, Pix l., Pulsatilla, Rumex, Sabal, Sanguinaria, Scilla, Secale, Senega, Sepia, Silicea, Silph., Spongia, Stann., Strych., Sul., Taxus, Terebintha, Tuberculinum, Verbascum a.
FibrinousCalcarea acet., Bryonia, Bromium, Kali bich., Phosphorus
Toxemic — Ammonium carb., Antim tart., Bryonia, Colchicum, Diphtherotox., Mercurius c.

Irritation of tubes (See Bronchitis.) — Acid aceticum, Aconite, Alumen, Ambros., Bromium, Bryonia, Chlorum, Ferrum p., Hepar, Phosphorus, Piloc., Rumex, Sanguinaria n., Spongia

Sensitiveness, to cold air — Allium sativum, Aral., Bac., Calcarea sil., Chamomilla, Cinchona, Coral., Dulcamara, Hepar, Iodium, Kali carb., Mang. ac., Mercurius s., Naja, Psorinum, Silicea, Tuberculinum




Brain fag [after] — Phosphorus ac.
Operations [after]


Fistulae [for] — Berberis v., Calcarea p., Sil
Hydrothorax, empyema [for] — Abrotanum

Suppressed skin eruptions [after] — Hepar
Circumscribed spots [in]


Persistent after inflammation — Senega.

Stone cutters with adynamia [in] — Silicea

Burning — Acid aceticum, Aconite, Ammonium carb., Ammonium muriaticum, Antim tart., Apis, Aral., Arsenicum, Belladonna, Bromium, Bryonia, Calcarea c., Carbo vegetabilis, Cicuta, Euphorb., Kreosotum, Lycopodium, Magnesia muriatica, Mang. ac., Mercurius, Mercurius sul., Mez., Myrtis, Ol. j. as., Opium, Phosphorus, Primula, Ranunculus sc., Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria n., Spongia, Sul., Wyeth., Zincum met. m.

Coldness — Abies c., Ammonium muriaticum, Bromium, Carbo animalis, Cistus, Coral., Elaps, HeIodium, Kali carb., Lithium carb.

Eruptions on — Arundo, Jugl. c., Kali br., Lycopodium, Petrol.

Inability to


Lie down (orthopnea) (See Respiration.) — Aconite fer., Arsenicum, Conv., Digitalis, Grindelia, Lachesis, Magnesium phos., Pulsatilla, Viscum.
Lie on left sidePhosphorus, Pulsatilla
Lie on right side — Mercurius

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