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

      Phosphor. HAHNEMANN. The Element.


      Stupor, delirium, grasping at flocks.

Hysterical alternation of laughing and weeping.

Great indifference; answers no questions, or replies wrongly.

Gloomy, taciturn. Dejection, thought he would die.

Fearfulness, as if something were creeping out of every corner.

Anxious, restless: at twilight; when alone; about the future; during a thunder-storm; with palpitation.

Melancholy, sheds tears; or, with attacks of involuntary laughter.


Apathy: indifference, even toward his own children.

Excitable, easily angered and vehement, from which he afterwards suffers.

Mind is overactive.

Irritability of mind and body; prostrated from the least unpleasant impression.

While reflecting, headache and dyspnoea; feeling of apprehension at pit of stomach; weak feeling in head.

Any lively impression is followed by heat, as if immersed in hot water.


      Nervous vertigo; or vertigo from abuse of narcotics, coffee; also, on rising from bed, or a seat, with fainting; worse mornings and after meals.

Confusion as from watching; confusion and heaviness, worse in vertex and sinciput; vertigo, tendency to fall forward. Better in cold air and with head uncovered. Apoplexy, grasps at the head; mouth drawn to the left.

Inner Head

      Cold, crampy pain on whole left side of head.

Sensation of coldness in cerebellum, with sensation of stiffness in the brain.

Pulsation in left temple. Headache over left eye.

Headache every other day.

Weight and throbbing in forehead on waking, better by cold washing, worse on stooping; sometimes lasts all day.

Impending paralysis of brain and collapse; burning pain in brain.

Congestion to head; burning, stinging pains and pulsations commencing in occiput.

Sick headache with pulsations and burning, mostly in forehead; with nausea and vomiting, from morning until noon; worse from music, while masticating and in warm room.

Hot vertex after grief.

Headache in forehead as if a weight pressed it down into the eyes.

Softening of brain, with persistent headache, slow answering questions, vertigo, feet drag, formication, numbness in the limbs.

Acute atrophy of brain and medulla oblongata, with uraemia.

Outer Head

      Scaly, bald spots on the head.

Head affected: from taking cold; from remaining in hot rooms; after having the hair cut.

Tension in face and skin of forehead, frequent only one side; worse from change of temperature and while eating; better after eating; with anxiety.

Dandruff copious, falls out in clouds; roots of hair get grey and hair comes out in bunches; scratching makes itching worse, or burning and itching relieved at time, but worse after scratching.


      When reading, letters look red.

After reading, dull pain deep in eyes; black spots pass before the eyes, worse from looking at bright objects and in lamplight; better in twilight.

Contracted pupils.


Momentary blindness, as from fainting.

Amblyopia from loss of fluids; also in morbus Brightii.

Has stopped rapidly increasing myopia.

Paroxysms of nyctalopia; or, of a sensation as if things were covered with a gray veil.

Green halo around the candle.

Subacute conjunctivitis, lachrymation; swelling and suppuration of lids, and meibomian glands, with itching and burning pains.

Aching in eyes, forehead and orbits.

Small burning spots on the eyeballs.

Fungus oculi.

Eyelids tremble and quiver; eyes fill with tears.


      Difficult hearing, especially of human voice; also after typhus: hardness of hearing, with cold extremities.

Sounds reverberate in the ears; especially music.

Shooting through ears, especially at night; ear-discharges.

Congestion to ears, with throbbing.

Noises in ears, roaring, from rush of blood, Polypi in the ears.


      Coryza: fluent, dulness of head, sleepiness, especially during the day and after meals; blowing blood from nose; alternating fluent and dry, with frequent sneezing; dry, forming crusts, adhering firmly; profuse discharge, flowing down into fauces; neck swollen; eyes staring, consequent on the resulting, stagnation of blood; scarlatina.

Profuse discharge of green (or yellow) mucus from the nose; without coryza; also after frequent flowing of blood; polypus.

Polypi nasi, when they bleed easily.

Severe hemorrhage from nose, in diphtheria, following detachment of the membrane from the nose.

Sneezing causes pain in the throat.

Sensation of fulness in nose, especially high up in left nostril, with loose mucus.

Chronic inflammation of the nasal membrane; with suppressed or oversensitive smell.

Nose swollen, red, shining and inner nose very dry.

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.