ACIDUM SULPHURICUM signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine ACIDUM SULPHURICUM…


Through the organic nervous system it acts upon the digestive organs; genito-urinary organs, and skin. It action upon the cerebro-spinal system is through sympathy; but the corrosive or escharotic action is so powerful that its specific action can hardly be known.


Much debility, with sensation of tremor all over the body, without trembling.

When some general, deep seated dyscrasia prevails, and the child is weak land exhausted, with no other symptoms.

Pressing pains in different parts of the body, increasing slowly and suddenly disappearing.

Profuse perspiration, with great debility.

After intermittents, spleen enlarged and hard, painful when coughing.

Digestive Organs.-Aphthae; the mouth appears very painful, and the child is very weak; ecchymoses.

Coldness and relaxed feeling in the stomach; loss of appetite and great debility.

Diarrhoea with great debility; sensation of tremor all over the body, without trembling.

Hard stools consisting of small, black lumps, mixed with blood, accompanied with such violent prickings in the anus that she has to rise up on account of the pain, with sensation of tremor all over the body, without trembling.

Valuable for head colic. [Alumina].

Acidity of the stomach.

Hemorrhages of black blood from all the outlets of the body.

Generative Organs of Women.-She always gets a distressing nightmare before the menses.

Menses too early and too profuse; always preceded by a distressing nightmare, much general debility, and tremulous sensation in the whole body, without trembling.

metrorrhagia, with tremulous sensation all over the body, without trembling.

Leucorrhoea of sanguineous mucus, with a sensation as if the menses would come on.

Milky, or transparent leucorrhoea, without sensation.

Climacteric age, with constant flashes of heat, and a tremulous sensation all over the body, without trembling.

Chronic headache in leucophlegmatic temperaments, and relaxed muscles, with great debility in women subject to leucorrhoea.

There are so many chemical symptoms in the pathogenesis of the acids, which are perfectly worthless to us as to their therapeutic value, the it is exceedingly hard to pick out their characteristics.

William Burt
William H. Burt, MD
Characteristic materia medica Published 1873
Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the physiological action of our remedies; together with their characteristic indications and pharmacology. Published 1881