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.)

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Asthma with great constriction of chest and relieved as soon as patient can expectorate; oppression of chest as from a great weight; periodical attacks of suffocation, with fainting, cold sweat on face and loss of pulse; anxiety returning in evening; sanguineous congestion in chest, preventing free speech, (<) when lying down in bed; periodical stitches in heart.

Caladium [Calad]

Pressure in pit of stomach impedes respiration and causes cough; frequent eructations of very little wind, as if the stomach were full of dry food; smoking causes nausea and inclination to vomit; oppression of chest with burning in stomach. Suits stout persons of flabby fibre who are subject to CATARRHAL ASTHMA with production of mucus which is not readily raised, but expectoration relieves. (Cadmium sulph.)

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Frequent need to breathe deeply; shortness of breath on going upstairs or up the slightest ascent; morning asthma, sensation of dust in throat and lungs; leucophlegmasia.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Child gets a suffocative attack when lifted up from the cradle; involuntary sighing; breathing more frequent, short and difficult.

Cannabis-ind [Cann-i]

Great effort to take a deep inspiration; oppression of chest with deep, labored breathing, (<) ascending, feels as if he would suffocate, must be fanned; hard, dry cough with scraping under sternum; pressing pain in heart with dyspnoea the whole night; stitches in heart with great mental depression,(>) by deep breathing, (<) lying on left side; palpitations rouse him form sleep; (<) in open air.

Cannabis-sat [Cann-s]

HUMID ASTHMA, wheezing and mucous rales, after fit subsides easy rattling cough expectorating copious sputa of thick, yellow mucus; during fit dyspnoea and extreme agitation, must sit up most of the time; oppression of breathing from tensive, pressing pains in the middle of sternum, which is sore to the touch, he is obliged to breathe deeply.

Capsicum [Caps]

CATARRHAL ASTHMA with red face and well-marked sibilant rales; (>) when coughing up the mucus; very offensive breath during the cough; (>) by deep respiration, (<) from moving about, ascending on walking. Catarrhal asthma, with red face and well-marked sibilant rales; offensive breath during cough, and expectoration relieves asthma.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

(Lycopodium) ASTHMA FROM ABDOMINAL IRRITATION, WITH MARKED FLATULENCE, ASTHMA OF OLD OR DEBILITATED PEOPLE, during the fit they look as if they would die so oppressed are they for breath; suffocative asthma, with blue and cold skin and great anguish about the heart; great dyspnoea. with anxiety, but no restlessness, exerts the whole body and limbs to breathe fully, (>) by eructations, constant walking, (<) by sitting or lying down; desires to be fanned, must have more air; cough in violent spells, with profuse watery expectoration. Asthma of debilitated old people with great dyspnoea, (>) by belching of wind.

Carduus-mar [Card-m]

NERVOUS ASTHMA OF MINERS; CACHEXIA OF TUNNEL LABORERS; frequent urging to deep breathing, followed by painful sensations in abdomen; great debility; loss of appetite; empty eructations; restless, dreamy sleep; fulness of hypochondria which are painful to pressure.

Chamomilla [Cham]

NERVOUS BRONCHIAL ASTHMA. Dry, tickling cough, suffocative dyspnoea, as if the windpipe were tied together with a string and as if the chest were not wide enough; constricted feeling in the suprasternal fossa, with constant irritation to cough. Asthmatic fit seemingly produced by accumulation of wind,(>) bending head back, in cold air and from warm food; palpitations and fainting. Asthma from anger.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Nightly attacks of asthma with sense of constriction of chest and diaphragmatic region; spasms of respiratory muscles of thorax; spasmodic cough without expectoration or with forcible ejections of small lumps of mucus.

China [Chin]

LOOKS AS IF DYING DURING ASTHMA. nightly suffocative fits; inspiration slow and difficult, expiration quick, blowing, short; oppression of chest as from fulness of stomach, or from continued talking; inability to breathe with the head low; spasmodic cough and nightly suffocative fits, as if from too much mucus in the throat, with difficulty expectoration of a clear, thick mucus; pressure in chest as if from rush of blood, with violent palpitation of heart, easy perspiration; sudden prostration.

Cistus-can [Cist]

Periodical attacks of asthma on lying down, with loud wheezing; feeling as if the windpipe had not space enough; in the evening, soon after lying down, a sensation as if ants were running through the body, then anxious, difficult breathing is obliged to rise and open window, fresh air relieves him; immediately on lying down against sensation returns.

Cocculus [Cocc]

HYSTERIC ASTHMA with rush of blood to chest and difficult breathing as if the throat were constricted; racking cough, (<) at night, spasmodic constriction of chest, especially of one side only; sensation of languor and emptiness in chest; anguish and palpitations.

Coffea [Coff]

Attack towards morning; patient wants to be continually moving frequent and copious urination; constriction of chest; dry, hacking cough, fears death during paroxysm.

Colchicum [Colch]

Oppression of chest, dyspnoea, tensive feeling in chest, high up or low down; with anxiety, (>) by bending forward; extreme anxiety of face; cheeks, lips and eyelids purple; anxious feeling in praecordia; flatulency and meteorism; rheumatic gout.

Conium [Con]

ASTHMA SENILE; scrofulosis with enlarged and indurated glands; dry, nightly, tickling cough; evening dyspnoea, (<) in wet weather, in the morning when awaking; want of breath from slight exercise; copious mucous expectoration with the cough.

Copaiva [Cop]

Oppression of chest with labored breathing, while working in a stooping position, as when digging; pressure on sternum; slow respiration.

Cuprum [Cupr]

SPASMODIC ASTHMA, constriction in throat, face gets blue and convulsions threaten; ASTHMA FROM MENTAL EMOTIONS, after vexations; violent asthmatic attacks come on suddenly, last from one to three hours and cease as suddenly; breathing whistling, rattling, panting, quick as if stooped in the throat, (<) night before or during menses; when coughing, leaning backward, and by walking against the wind. Very suitable to hysteric persons, especially after fright.

Digitalis [Dig]

CARDIAC ASTHMA; sudden suppression of respiration and sensation as if walls of chest were being constricted; great anxiety and restlessness; no heat; respiratory murmur feeble; quiet horizontal position brings relief, (<) when walking.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

HUMID ASTHMA or for acute asthma from a cold, with dyspnoea, loose, rattling cough, copious sputa, (<) during wet weather;

asthma, with faceache, after disappearance of tetters in face; chest oppressed with mucus. Patient is comfortable enough in daytime, but great oppression at night, with dry, tearing, suffocative cough.

Eucalyptus [Eucal]

Humid asthma in bronchitis sufferers, it relieves the cough and aids in expelling the thick sputa.

Ferrum [Ferr]

Asthma (<) after midnight, must sit up, (>) walking slowly about and talking, and by uncovering the chest (after itch_); suffocative fits in the evening in bed, with warmth of neck and trunk, but cold limbs. Difficult inspiration as from heaviness in chest scarcely moves in breathing, nostrils dilated during expirations; persons who flush easily and get epistaxis, dyspnoea, palpitation; fits of spasmodic cough with expectoration of blood or of tenacious, transparent mucus; talking, reading and writing

improve constriction of chest.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Sudden sensation of suffocation as in hysteria, respiration hardly perceptible in the beginning of attack; sighing respiration; heavy and labored breathing with rapid or slow pulse;long crowing inspiration, sudden and forcible expiration; spasm of glottis; nervous chill, though skin is warm, wants to be held that she may not shake so heart’s action slow, feeble, depressed, hands and feet cold; continued sneezing and bland, watery discharge from nose as in hay fever.

Glonoinum [Glon]

Sudden attacks; constriction of chest with anguish and much sighing; oppression of chest alternating with headache; heavy, labored, stertorous breathing from feeling of weight, must breathe deeply, as chest feels as if laced; sighing.

Graphites [Graph]

Suffocative paroxysms at night, awakens him out of sleep, usually after midnight, has quickly to jump out of bed, holds firmly on to something for support and QUICKLY EATS WHATEVER IS ON HAND, which gives relief; very hoarse cough.

Grindelia-rob [Grin]

MUCOUS ASTHMA depending on an abnormal accumulation of mucus in smaller bronchi, tenacious and hard to detach; patient feels and knows that expectoration brings relief. NERVOUS ASTHMA, inhalation easy, expiration difficult; fear of going to sleep on account of loss of breath, which awakens him. CARDIAC ASTHMA, heart feels too weak to take care of the blood sent to it; cough from reflex cause or maintained by habit in chronic bronchorrhoea.

Hecla-lava [Hecla]

Oppressive breathing with sensation as if there were a heavy weight lying upon chest and as if the air-cells were stopped up and clogged; (>) spring and summer, when rambling through the woods and breathing the pure fresh air.

Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]

Minute bronchial tubes mostly affected, with puffy face and feeble or violent heart’s action; periodical asthma with violent attacks of spasmodic suffocative cough and involuntary urination.

Hypericum-perf [Hyper]

Spasmodic asthma with every change of weather from clear to damp or before storms; after lesions of the spinal cord or from a fall.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Asthma in stout persons of lax fibre, who are sensitive to warm, moist atmosphere; sensation of constriction in chest, (<) from least motion; cough and rattling of mucus in chest, yet none is expectorated; peculiar panting sound; difficult expiration, gasps for air at the open window, face pale; threatened suffocation from suddenly suppressed catarrhs; nightly suffocative fits; tetanic rigidity of body with bluish redness of face; cold extremities; cold perspiration; cough sometimes followed by vomiting, which relieves.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

ASTHMA DEPENDENT UPON BRONCHIECTASIA, the bronchial tubes being filled up with tough, tenacious exudation. Asthma (<) 3-4 A.M., liable to return in winter or in summer time when chilly; he is compelled to sit up in order to breathe, (>) from sitting up and bending forward and from expectoration of stringy mucus; great weakness, so that he is obliged to give up work.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Anxious, difficult breathing, nearly breathless with the headache; tightness of chest when breathing; dry, fatiguing, paroxysmal cough.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Aversion to being alone in the open air; dry harsh respiration; anxious and peevish during the paroxysm; more or less perspiration on the upper part of body, increased by motion; saliva increased and urine scanty; pale face, must lean forward during attack with head on table, (<) 3-4 A.M., from walking, with feeling as if there were no air in chest.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

CARDIAC ASTHMA, with sensation as if heart and lungs were constricted (Cad.), as from vapors of sulphur; congestion of chest with cold feet; expectoration of white mucus (Kali sulph.: of yellow mucus) and hard to cough up; (<) after taking food; emaciation and sunken eyes.

Kali-nitr [Kali-n]

Tightness in larynx during inspiration, awakes about 3 A.M., out of breath, with sensation as if throat were closing up; tightness and constriction in chest, with anguish and shortness of breath, (<) in the morning when lying, EXTENDING FROM THE BACK INTO THE CHEST, when attempting to take a deep gasping for air, followed by cough.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

NERVOUS ASTHMA with depression, asthma after most moderate use of food; asthma with sallow features, sunken eyes, emaciation.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

NERVOUS ASTHMA; spasmodic, fatiguing, wheezing cough; heaviness upon chest with dyspnoea as though the chest were bruised on inhalation; pain as though the sternum would be crushed in, with stitches here as there.

Lachesis [Lach]

Patient arouses from sleep with the asthmatic paroxysm, cannot bear the least pressure on neck and chest, finally coughs up a large quantity of watery phlegm, with great relief, (<) when lying with the head high; heart feels as if turned over and ceased beating for a while, after which, the pulsations increase; dyspnoea (<) from sleep, after eating, from sleep, after eating, from moving the arms and touching the throat, in warm, murky air, before or during windy weather, in rain; black urine.

Lobelia-infl [Lob]

Asthma with a weak sensation in epigastrium, spreading up into the chest, nausea, profuse salivation, and feeling as of a lump in stomach, (<) from exertion; derangement of stomach with a feeling of weakness in pit of stomach; asthma, often preceded by pricking all over, even to fingers and toes; constant dyspnoea, (<) from slightest exposure to cold during the attack, from eating, especially warm food; convulsive asthma from pulmonic irritation of effused serum; nervous asthma.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

ASTHMA FROM ABDOMINAL IRRITATION WITH MARKED FLATULENCE (China); wheezing breathing in daytime with sensation of too much mucus in chest, loud rattling; dyspnoea, (<) walking in open air, when lying on back, during sleep, from every exertion; especially in warm, impure air of close room or in a dusty atmosphere. Ascending even a few steps may provoke an attack.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

SPASMODIC NERVOUS ASTHMA, constriction of chest and throat, with spasmodic, dry, tickling cough, paroxysmal, with difficulty in lying down; stiffness of limbs; troublesome flatulence.

Manganum [Mang]

Asthma, cannot lie on a feather bed; bruised pain in upper part of chest when stopping, (>) by raising head and in open air.

Mephitis-put [Meph]

ASTHMA OF DRUNKARDS; ASTHMA OF CONSUMPTIVES, when Drosera fails. It enables the patient to stand extreme cold, he feels less chilly than usual in cold weather; washing in ice-cold water causes a pleasant sensation.

Moschus [Moschus]

Cramplike and suffocating constriction in chest after taking COLD IN THE OPEN AIR OR AS SOON AS HE BECOMES COLD; severe cough with great rattling of mucus in chest, (>) by vomiting of thick mucus. Suitable to hysteric persons and children; suffocating fits as from the vapors of sulphur, beginning with a desire to cough and getting worse until he nearly despairs of getting over the paroxysm.

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.