Bone Diseases

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Sycosis, pain in bones, cracking of joints, knees stiff.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Carious ulcers with irregular edges, exuberant granulations, easily bleeding, and stinging pains; pain in skull as if constricted by a tape, (<) evening and night, (>) from cold air and while riding in a carriage; carious teeth, easily falling out secondary syphilis.

Nitri-spiritus-dulcis [Nit-s-d]

Striking boring in the bones of the face, back and various parts of body; drawing in cranial bones, ankles and toes.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Rachitis, necrosis of lower jaw; exostosis, especially of the skull, with tearing pains, worse at night and from least touch; hip-joint disease, oozing a watery pus; swelling of clavicle, tibia, etc.; overexcitability of nervous system. It complements Silicea in bone diseases.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Caries of scrofulous or scorbutic patients, pains (<) after heat or cold; inflammation of the periosteum and bones of head, with gnawing, boring pains, compelling motion, bones of head ache, feel as if scraped; after external injury of periosteum, especially of tibia, feeling as if smarting pain, not with necrosis; external parts turn black; arthrocace of children; interstitial osteitis, scrofulous, syphilitic or mercurial.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Bones inflamed and swollen; joints red and swollen; periosteum affected; ulcers with lardaceous bottom and with an appearance as if punched out, pus watery, foetid, ichorous, (<) in damp weather, at night; mercurio-syphilis; rupia; syphilitic rheumatism affecting fibrous tissues.

Platinic-chlorid [Plat-m]

Caries of the tarsus; caries of bones from syphilis and mercury.

Psorinum [Psor]

Caries, with deeply-penetrating ichorous ulcers, especially in pale, sickly, delicate children, whose bodies always have a filthy smell, even after a bath.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Curvature of the spine, with open fontanelles in children; scraping or tingling pain in periosteum; jerking, boring in bones; (<) by cold water.

Raphanus [Raph]

Pain in bones when touched, especially in bones of left orbit, left nasal and maxillary bone, numbness of parts near painful bones; pains in vertebral column as if a foreign body passed through it from top to bottom.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Inflammation and swelling of the long bones; pains as if the flesh were torn loose from the bones, or as if the bones were being scraped; curvature of the dorsal vertebrae; crusty caries, combined with tetters.

Ruta-grav [Ruta]

FRAGILITAS OSSIUM, easy fractures of bones; bruises and mechanical injuries of periosteum and bones; burning; gnawing pain in bones of legs and feet, (<) during rest and damp weather; bruised feeling in hip-bones, back and coccyx; periostitis with erysipelatous inflammation of external parts; syphilitic nodes.

Sabadilla [Sabad]

Boring cutting in bones; intense pain in all bones, especially in joints, as if interior of bones were cut and scraped with a knife.

Sabina [Sabin]

Drawing pains through the long bones; tearing and stinging in joints after they become swollen, (<) in heated room, (<) in cool air, cold room; arthritic nodes.

Sarsaparilla [Sars]

Scrofulosis; bones pain after mercurialization or checked gonorrhoea,(<) at night, in damp weather, or after taking cold in water and from motion of affected part.

Silicea [Sil]

Inflammation swelling, ulceration and necrosis of bones; fistulous openings; discharging offensive pus; parts around it swollen, hard bluish red and sensitive to touch; fibrous parts of joints, especially of knee, inflamed, after a fall periostitis; erysipelas of scalp after injury to bones; caries tuberculosa; (>) by warmth, (<) by cold; curvature of spine and of bones.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Paedarthrocace; osteitis; especially of the phalanges of the fingers; caries following a syphilitic or arthritic node, or in broken down patients; painful ulcers with scanty or watery discharge; bone easily breaks down under the probe; skin for some distance around ulcer dusky red or brown, with vesicles or pinholes discharging a watery fluid; shooting, tearing or boring pains.

Stillingia [Still]

Scrofulous periostitis; syphilitic affections of long bones; pains (<) at night or in damp weather; syphilitic ozaena.

Strontia-carb [Stront-c]

Scrofulous osteitis of femur, with ulcers discharging more or less broken down bone; pains in long bones and in the marrow; profuse, exhausting watery diarrhoea, (<) at night; hectic fever.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Scrofulous and rickety complaints; curvature, softening, swelling, caries and other bones diseases; pains (<) from being covered.

Symphytum-off [Symph]

Periostitis traumatica, fractures of bones, which are irritable at point of fracture.

Syphilinum [Syph]

Curvature and caries of cervical spine, constant pain in curvature, (<) at night.

Tarentula-cubana [Tarent-c]

Bone felons; caries of bones with intense and PERSISTENT BURNING PAINS, (<) at night; bluish appearance of skin around the bone.

Theridion [Ther]

Scrofula, rachitis, caries or necrosis; bones pain as if they would fall asunder; coldness, cannot get warm; ozaena with yellowish-green, thick and offensive discharge; syphilis with gnawing pain in bones.

Thuja [Thuj]

Flesh feels as if beaten off the bones; spine curved, stands bent forward; joints crack when limbs are stretched; neuralgia from periostitis rheumatica. Vaccination often the cause of these late troubles.

Triosteum [Trio]

Aching in all the bones; stiffness of all the joints of upper and lower extremities.

Vinca [Vinc]

Arthritic tearing in the bones.

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.