Homeopathic remedy Phosphoricum Acidum drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Glacial phosphoric acid HAHNEMANN. HPO3.


      Unconsciousness, no complaints, even pinching is not noticed.

Weak memory.

Incapacity for thought in the morning.

Delirium : quiet with great stupefaction and dulness of the head; unintelligible muttering delirium.

Indifference and unwillingness to speak.

Answers either reluctantly and slowly, or short and incorrectly.

Homesickness, with inclination to weep.

Hysteria, in women of dark complexion, during change of life.

Sadness, grief and disposition to weep.

Ailments from grief, sorrow, homesickness or disappointed love; particularly with drowsiness, night-sweats toward morning, emaciation.


      Vertigo : in typhus, so that they fall; when they sit up; lying in bed, as if the feet were going up, with head remaining still; after reflection.

Stupefying pain in the forehead, with somnolency without snoring, the eyes being closed.

Confusion and painful cloudiness of the head, especially on awaking.

Sensation as if intoxicated, in evening, in warm room, with humming in head, which feels as if it would burst, when coughing.

Inner Head

      Chronic congestions to the head, caused by fright or grief.

School-girl’s headache : from overuse of eyes.

Great heaviness of the head.

Headache forces one to lie down and is insupportably aggravated from least shaking or noise, especially music.

Headaches usually go from behind forward and are relieved by lying down.

Outer Head

      Periosteal pains compel motion.

Bones ache, feel as if scraped; better in motion; when lying, the pain shifts to side on which he lies.

Hair : turns grey, early; or flaxen and very greasy; falls off, especially after grief and sorrow.

Itching of the scalp.


      Aversion to sunlight.

Sees colors, as of the rainbow.

Blindness, with frequent desire to wink.

Torpid amaurosis, caused by debilitating losses.

Eyes look glassy, lustreless; also with staring.

Pressing in eyes, as if eyeballs were too large.

Burning of eyelids and corners of eyes, especially in evening by candle-light.

Yellow spots in white of eye.

Margins of lids swollen, red, rounded; lashes fall out; pus particles on the lashes or on the canthi.

Coldness of inner surface or eyelids.


      Intolerance of noise, especially of music.

Nervous deafness, after typhoid diseases.

Dull hearing : stupefaction; especially to distant sounds.

Every sound re-echoes loudly in the ears.

Shrill sound in ears on blowing nose.

Otalgia, stitches in ears and drawing pains in cheeks and teeth; aggravated only from music.


      Fetid smell from the nose.

Sense of smell too acute. Discharge of bloody pus from the nose.

Nosebleed in typhus, giving no relief.

Swelling on dorsum of nose, with red spots; scurfs.


      Skin of face feels tense, as if white of an egg had dried on


Hippocratic face, lips and tongue very pale.

Sensation as if lower jaw was going to break.

Eruption on the face, yellow-brown crusts.

Burning in skin of cheeks.

Pimples on forehead and body of onanists.

Hairs of the beard fall out, especially after grief and sorrow.

Sensation of coldness on one side of the face.


      Bleeding, swollen gums; tearing pains in teeth worse when warm in bed, and from heat or cold; burning in front teeth during the night.

Teeth become yellow and feel dull.

Hollow teeth ache only when food gets into them.

Tongue etc.

      Red streak in middle of tongue.

Tongue and lips pale in typhus.

Tough, clammy mucus in mouth and on tongue.

Burning in tongue; tongue swollen.

Smarting in mouth when masticating.

Tongue smarts only at night.

Bites the side of tongue involuntarily : also at night.


      Dryness of mouth and throat; grey-whitish coating of tongue.

Tenacious mucus in mouth and fauces.

Cancrum oris following measles in syphilitic children.


      Dryness of palate and whole mouth, without thirst.

Velum palati feels excoriated, with burning.

Sore throat, soreness, scraping, stinging, worse swallowing food.

Hawks up tough mucus.

Nasal voice.

Desires Aversions

      Loss of appetite; the little food taken comes up with acid eructations; half an hour after eating, crampy pains in stomach, with distress from acid eructations, Unquenchable thirst.

Inclination for warm food.

Longs for something refreshing and juicy; bread is too dry.

Desires for beer and milk.

Aversion to coffee, wine, beer, or spirituous liquors.

Sour food causes bitter eructations or flatulency.

Canine hunger :.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Nausea, as if at the palate.


      Sensation as if the stomach were being balanced up and down.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.