Homeopathy treatment for Asthma from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Asthma…

Aconite [Acon]

Asthma from active hyperaemia of the lungs and brain; face red, eyes staring; can talk but little at a time; asthma after emotions; after suppression of an acute rash; feeling of a band around chest, muscles of the chest are rigid; occasionally vomiting; urine scanty, dark. After the paroxysm the sputa are yellow or bloodstreaked.

Alumina [Alum]

Asthmatic breathing, always (<) by coughing, every morning a long attack of dry coughing, which ends at last with difficulty raising of a little white mucus; GREAT DRYNESS in throat, especially on waking, voice husky and sensation of lump in throat.

Ambra [Ambr]

ASTHMA SENILE ET SICCUM; also suitable to children and scrofulous persons, with short, oppressed breathing, paroxysms of spasmodic cough, with expectoration of mucus, wheezing in the air passages and pressure in the chest, followed by eructations of wind from stomach; asthma accompanied by cardiac symptoms, oppression of breathing and a feeling as of a load or lump in left chest and fluttering in the region of the heart, or palpitations, especially in nervous, thin, scrawny women; oppression in left chest through to the back and between the shoulders, as if emanating from the heart, with palpitations, anguish and loss of breath; ASTHMA WHILE ATTEMPTING COITION.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Chronic asthma, especially when attended with disposition to hydrothorax, with shortness of breath, especially when ascending even a few steps, (>) in open air, dares not come into a warm room, where he turns deathly pale and must sit quiet; dyspnoea with short cough and palpitation after any exertion.

Anacardium [Anac]


Shortness of breath and difficult respiration, especially after eating (Nux v.) fits of suffocation with cough, which is excited by tickling in trachea; hysterical spasm of chest, terminating in a fit of crying; anxiety in sternal region without pain feels as if he must go in open air and busy himself.

Angustura [Ang]

NERVOUS OF THE VAGUS; difficulty of breathing with or alternating with headache; oppression when walking fast, followed by backache and uterine symptoms; intermitting, spasmodic breathing.

Apis-mel [Apis]

Great dyspnoea as if every breath would be the last, HE DOES NOT SEE HOW HE CAN GET ANOTHER BREATH; wants to be fanned; intense sensation of suffocation, throws the collar wide open cannot bear anything to touch the neck (Lach); oppression of chest and dyspnoea on inspiration; warm room unbearable on account of heat and headache; ASTHMA FROM HIVES; (<) in cold weather.

Aralia-rac [Aral]

Dry, wheezing respiration, with sense of impending suffocation and rapidly increasing dyspnoea, (<) inspiration; loud, musical whistling during inspiration and expiration, but louder during inspiration; could not lie down, he would suffocate if he did not sit up; constant desire to clear the chest, so that he could breath easier. At the acme of fit expectoration first scanty, then more copious, warm and salty; raw, burning, sore feeling behind the whole length of sternum and in each lung; smarting soreness of posterior nares from the passage of acrid mucus, with a peculiar soreness of alae nasi, the rims of which feel as if fissured and smart and bleed.

Aranea-diadema [Aran]

Hydrogenoid constitution; old cases of asthma, lassitude and weariness; constant chilliness,(>) by smoking and in open air.

Argentum-nitr [Arg-n]

PURE NERVOUS ASTHMA, with spasms of respiratory muscles, great dyspnoea, (<) in crowded room; restlessness and attacks of suffocation at night when windows are closed; any bodily exertion brings on a fit with palpitation and congestion and of face; lassitude and trembling; is obliged to lean forward to get breath (Cann. sat.); CRAVES THE COLD WIND BLOWING IN HIS FACE AND LUNGS.

Arnica [Arn]

Asthma from fatty degeneration of the heart; suffocative oppression of chest, with desire to move about; insomnia before midnight; dyspnoea, face red, head hot, body cool.

Arsenicum-album [Ars]

PERIODICAL ASTHMA; asthma of senility, after suppressed coryza and coexistence of emphysema and cardiac affections; loss of breath immediately on lying down, in the evening, with whistling and constriction in the trachea, (<) from motion; must incline chest forward, must spring out of bed, especially about midnight, in order to breathe; chest feels as if too narrow; throat and chest feel as if bound together; increasing dyspnoea with despair and anxious sweat all over; asthma from fatigue, from emotions, from suppressed itch (<) after coughing, with sensation of contraction of chest and stomach, abating as soon as he raises frothy saliva, thick mucus or streaked with blood; (>) from warmth, warm food, (<) from cold things.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

OCCASIONAL ASTHMATIC ATTACKS IN PHTHISICAL AND PSORIC PATIENTS, (<) at night; must sit up to breathe; general feeble expiration, accompanied by great debility and burning in chest.

Arum-triph [Arum-t]

HAY ASTHMA, nose obstructed, compelled to breathe through the mouth; much sneezing, especially towards morning; burning and constriction in throat; great heat in face and head, with fluent coryza in the afternoon; eyes cloudy, heavy, smarting, sleepy; aversion to light; burning pain and soreness of lungs; tickling cough from mucus, in trachea and free mucous expectoration.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Asthmatic feeling in trachea, dry cough; spasmodic dyspnoea, as though lungs could not be sufficiently expanded; oppression of chest with hurried breathing, temporarily relieved by eructations; brought on or (<) from bodily exertion, by eating; (>) by sitting up Asthma of scrofulous and hysterical people.

Asclepias-tub [Asc-t]

HUMID ASTHMA, great dyspnoea, particularly after eating or after smoking a little; necessity to inspire hurriedly, followed by a sensation of oppression, pricking and contracting pain in cardiac region.

Aurum [Aur]

Asthma from congestion to chest; great oppression at night and when walking in the open air; suffocative fits, with spasmodic constriction of chest; face bluish-red; palpitations; falls down unconscious; MORNING ASTHMA, face cyanotic; light-haired persons; (<) after mercury, in wet weather and warm air.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Asthmatic oppression of chest with frequent yawning, (<) from motion, (>) from rest; on lying down difficult breathing but no constriction in chest, must rise, afraid to go to sleep, fears nightmare and suffocation; DYSPNOEA FROM WANT OF POWER IN LUNGS, not constriction, all due to nervous depression.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

ASTHMA SENILE (after Ant. tart.); suffocative catarrh of fleshly old people, with impending paralysis of lungs; cough and shortness of breath in old phlegmatic persons; night cough with asthmatic breathing chest full of phlegm, want of clear consciousness; whining mood; circumscribed redness of cheeks; immovable pupils; cold hands and feet. ASTHMA OF SCROFULOUS CHILDREN, with enlargement of tonsils and cervical glands; light- hair; (<) from wet weather, warm air, and followed by frequent and copious urination.

Belladonna [Bell]

Suitable to children and women of nervous erethism and disposition to spasms. Constriction of larynx with danger of suffocation on touching larynx and on turning the neck; oppression of chest and loss of breath, stitches under sternum with paroxysms of dry cough at night; asthmatic fits with unconsciousness, followed by relaxation of the muscles and involuntary urination and defaecation; (<) by motion and still he cannot keep quiet; asthma of plethoric persons (especially in hot damp climates), (<) afternoon and evenings; sensation of dust in lungs; sweat on upper part of chest; (>) bending the head back and holding the breath; (<) after sleep and from stimulants.

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

Asthma with inflammatory rheumatic complaints; mucous oppression of lungs and difficulty of breathing when awaking.

Bismuthum [Bism]

Every asthma preceded by gastric derangement as eructations after eating; nausea, vomiting; dyspnoea, palpitations, vertigo, headache, small pulse and other symptoms of spinal irritation.

Bromium [Brom]

ASTHMA OF SAILORS AS SOON AS THEY GO ASHORE; asthma coming on at or near the seashore; patient feels as if he could not get air enough into his lungs, expands his chest to the utmost and breathes very deeply, as air does not go in enough on account of the narrowness of the opening in the larynx or constriction of the glottis; sensation as if air passages were full of smoke; dyspnoea, must sit up in bed at night; sensation of weakness and exhaustion in chest, sensation of constriction impedes breathing, with dry, tickling cough.

Bryonia [Bry]

Respiration impeded, quick and deep, without motion of the ribs; constriction of the chest, feels the need of breathing deeply, but cannot do it, especially at night and towards morning; (<) from talking or exercise; (>) in recumbent position or after expectoration; frequent stitches in chest, more during an inspiration, when coughing and during motion. (Suitable after Ipecac. in acute asthma.)

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.