Materia medica

Sulphur is well adapted to thin, stoop-shouldered women who are deeply impregnated with Psora or pseudo-Psora. It arouses to action and gives new vigor to every cell in the body, curing a multitude of chronic miasmatic states of the system.


The face in this remedy is very characteristic, indeed there is often a typical sycotic cachexia present. We find it greyish, even waxy, again it may have that peculiar greasy, shiny appearance similar to that found in Syphilis at the beginning of the second stage; I have frequently met with it in the public clinics. Thuja is also a great remedy to antidote animal poisons, such as gonorrhoea, mixed Syphilis, or the bad effects of vaccination. We have the copious perspiration of Mercury, but it is of a sweetish odor, like honey, or again it may be pungent, musty, or like fish brine. Especially is this true of the perspiration about the genitals of both sexes. We notice this symptom in most cases of chronic gonorrhoea as marked perhaps as we do the odor of the feet in Silicea, or Baryta-carb, patients.

Urinary Organs. Burning in the urethra during urination and for a considerable time after; it is quite a constant symptom of this remedy (after Sarsa); cutting, drawing and burning in urethra, with frequent urging (Can, sat. Cann, ind.)

Bladder. Loss of power at times; unable to fully void the urine; has to make a number of attempts to do so; incontinence increases during night; comes on while coughing (Bryonia Causticum); urine foamy, often dark with strong odor.

Male Sexual Organs. Nightly painful chordee in gonorrhoea; discharge greenish, watery, or a thin yellowish-green fluid, stream forked or twisted; burning or cutting when urinating (Cann. sat. Medorrh.); pain < by walking; urine scalds when he urinates, and urethra very much swollen. Jerking, cutting, burning, with an interrupted stream. Glans penis very red, covered with red sores or spots, elevated red sore points, often exuding a yellowish-green mucus. When gonorrhoeal discharge stops, rheumatism begins; sensation as of moisture running from the urethra (Kali b.); dribbling of the urine in chronic cases.

Severe burning in the glans penis; suppressed gonorrhoea with sub-acute or chronic rheumatism. Small tubercles (Sycotic) about the glans penis; warts and warty growths on the sexual organs, or about the anus and perineum, in both sexes. Condylomatous growths after gonorrhoea, usually dry (moist Acid nitricum Cinnabar.); deep, red spots on the glans and inner surface of the foreskin, with slight burning. Gland covered with a thin yellowish-green, badly smelling secretion. Glands red, much swollen in the first and second stage. (Medorrhinum.) Symptoms very similar to medorrhinum especially the mental symptoms. Erections violent, long continued, in the morning with increased desire for coition. Voluptuous itching in the foreskin. Urine yellow, copious, with frequent desire to urinate night and day. The absence of painful or spasmodic symptoms does not contra-indicate this remedy, indicated in the second and third stage more frequently, however.

General Symptoms. Thuja is a true anti-sycotic, deep and of long action, indicated more frequently in blond or the lymphatic temperament, but it cures in dark as well as light individuals. Skin looks dirty, brownish; sweats on uncovered parts (reverse Silicea), copious and sour smelling, ceases when awake. Sweat about the genitals, sweetish smelling.


Urinary Organs. Renal colic; terrific pains along the ureter (Berb, Coloc. Veratrum alb.) with nausea, vomiting, retching (Tart. emet.) and cold sweat. The prolonged use of tobacco sometimes produces a sort of paresis of the bladder with dribbling of the urine, habitual constipation, sticky and pasty stools; tremor of the hands and tongue.

Male Sexual Organs. Nocturnal emissions without awaking. Organs flabby with no erections. Impotence in smokers.

Gonorrhoeal discharge renewed or re-established after using tobacco in people sensitive to narcotics (coffee or any of the alcoholics). Many physicians prohibit the use of tobacco during the treatment of gonorrhoea as it prevents their suppressing it, or hinders a cure where homoeopathic remedies are used.

John Henry Allen
Dr. John Henry Allen, MD (1854-1925)
J.H. Allen was a student of H.C. Allen. He was the president of the IHA in 1900. Dr. Allen taught at the Hering Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Allen died August 1, 1925
Books by John Henry Allen:
Diseases and Therapeutics of the Skin 1902
The Chronic Miasms: Psora and Pseudo Psora 1908
The Chronic Miasms: Sycosis 1908