Bronchitis Acute


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


Aconite [Acon]

Short, dry., titillating cough, resulting from an exposure to dry, cold air, increased by every respiration; painful sensitiveness of the affected parts, aggravated by breathing, coughing and talking; dry cough morning and evening; sleep constantly disturbed by the cough; cough dry and tickling at night. Incipient stages of catarrhal and inflammatory conditions, with fever, great restlessness, hot skin, anxiety; from exposure, whereby the perspiration is suddenly suppressed. Affection of larynx and bronchi (>) when lying on back.

Allium-cepa [All-c]

Cough with coryza, acrid discharge from the nose, bland lachrymation. Smarting and redness of the eyes; cough (<) in the evening and at night; amelioration in the fresh air; left side of the head more affected than the right one; sneezing as often as he takes a long inspiration; cough worse in the evening, with sensation as if it would tear the larynx. Disease goes from left to right.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Especially useful for children, aged persons, lymphatic constitutions and catarrhal dispositions; violent tickling in windpipe, causing cough, (<) after midnight, so that he has to sit up on account of oppression and dyspnoea; coughing spell begins with suffocative feeling, a crowing, gasping for air, finally relieved by copious mucous expectoration; cough after angry spells in children; large collection of mucus in bronchial tubes, inhibiting the child from cough, and this causes drowsiness; cough with vomiting of food after eating; flapping, winglike motion of the alae nasi at every act of respiration. All pulmonary symptoms associated with asthenia and prostration.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Especially if caused by bathing. The cough seems to start from the abdomen; gastric derangement.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Laborious and panting breathing, no thirst; scanty urine; insomnia: abdominal breathing with sensation AS IF EVERY BREATH WERE HIS LAST ONE; (<) in warm room.

Aralia-rac [Aral]

Dry wheezing respiration with sense of impending suffocation; the catarrhal process extending to the bronchial mucous membrane and constant desire to clear the chest; raw, burning, sore feeling behind the whole length of the sternum and in each lung.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Dry, violent cough, with burning in the chest, worse at night, preventing sleep; he cannot lie down from fear of suffocation; THE COUGH IS FOLLOWED BY INCREASED DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING, great exhaustion, with sinking of the vital forces; burning and dryness in the throat and larynx; cough excited by smoky sensation, or as of vapors of sulphur in larynx, and constant titillation in larynx.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

Catarrhal affections of the respiratory organs, with profuse, irritating watery discharge; pain in head as if from taking cold; hawking up thick mucus and clotted blood mixed; abdomen hard and distended with flatus; diarrhoea diurnal with urging; itching of skin.

Badiaga [Bad]

Spasmodic cough, with sneezing and lachrymation; during paroxysms crying and pressing hands upon head; sometimes strangling face turning dark, and thick, yellow, viscid mucus flying out of mouth and nostrils. Cough loose A.M., tight, P.M.

Belladonna [Bell]

Dry, barking, spasmodic cough in paroxysms; with titillation in trachea and bronchi; (<) at night and then continuous every quarter of an hour or oftener in three or four fits at a time; crying when coughing; sensation of constriction in throat with difficulty of swallowing; stitches in chest, congestion to head, hot skin, inclined to be moist; drowsy; sleepy, but cannot sleep; cough causes acute pain in left hypochondrium, shooting upward; (<) lying on either side or walking much; attacks of cough ending with sneezing.

Bryonia [Bry]

Concussive cough, dry, from the sternal region all over the chest, as if it would burst, with scanty, yellow or blood- streaked thin mucus, frequently with vomiturition and vomiting, especially after eating; difficulty of breathing, pleuritic stitches, producing pain in the head and chest, worse at night in bed, compelling one to spring up and assume an erect posture at once; rheumatic muscular pains; (<) from motion, from sudden changes of atmosphere, either too warm or too cold, from eating and drinking; after measles.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Especially for children; catarrh with mucous rales; great anguish, suffocation and palpitation of heart; oppression of chest, as from a great weight, difficult breathing, uneasiness, as if an iron band prevented normal motion of chest; spasmodic cough, with thick yellow sputa, like boiled starch; bronchial catarrh from overaction of the heart.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Teething children; loose cough, rattling of mucus; oppression of chest as if too full; cough dry at night, loose in day time, (<) by inspiration and eating playing piano profuse head sweat, especially during sleep.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Evening hoarseness; burning under sternum; soreness of chest and heat of body when coughing,. itching from throat down to centre of chest when coughing; paroxysmal cough, (<) by going into cold air from a warm room; cold knees in warm bed; pyrosis with great flow of water during day.

Causticum [Caust]

Morning hoarseness; hollow, racking cough, (<) on getting warm in bed from evening to midnight, relieved by A SWALLOW OF COLD WATER; continual annoying cough, with involuntary discharge of drops of urine and pain over left hip; tightness of chest, must often take a deep breath, rattling in chest, expectoration cannot be raised, must be swallowed.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Dry cough, (<) at night, by anger and cold air, (>) from warmth and warm drinks; constant irritation to cough beneath the upper part of the sternum; expectoration only in day time; none at night; oppression of the chest as if it were not wide enough, or as if the throat were throttled, with constant desire to cough;

oversensitiveness of the nerves of women and children.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Capillary bronchitis; difficult respiration with short fits of coughing RATTLING OF MUCUS IN CHEST, and forcible ejections of small lumps of mucus; brighty-yellow thin stools; bronchitis of persons of blonde complexion, disposed to diarrhoea, failure of strength, sensation of throbbing in lungs; violent chills in evenings; sensation of dust in trachea and behind sternum; loose morning cough with copious expectoration.

Cina [Cina]

Great bronchial irritation of children; cough nearly constant, dry, short, spasmodic, with the feeling as if something would rise up in the throat, which he tries to swallow; short, hacking cough at night; mucous rales in the bronchi; moaning at night, with restlessness and cries. Bronchial catarrhs from slightest exposure to cold and damp.

Conium [Con]

Dry spot in larynx, with almost constant irritation to cough; powerful, spasmodic paroxysms of cough excited by itching and tickling in the chest and throat, worse at night and when lying down; unrefreshing sleep, broken by heavy dreams; internal heat with thirst; headache aggravated by the least noise; great lassitude.

Cubeba [Cub]

Harsh cough which seems to tear and rupture the bronchi; expectoration difficult and painful, or yellow-green, rusty, streaked with blood, (<) evening, by heat and in open air, respiration hurried and noisy, difficult, with crepitant rales; great fulness in chest, dyspnoea, sense of suffocation.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Cough from damp, cold atmosphere or from getting wet; patients have to cough a long time to expel phlegm, especially infants and old people, as the cough seems to come from abdomen and convulses the muscles of chest and abdomen, patient tries to relieve the pain in chest and hypochondria by holding them tightly; perspires immediately on waking from sleep; bronchitis from offensive- smelling night-sweats.

Euphrasia [Euphr]

Catarrhal hoarseness; no cough at night, but severe in the morning and during daytime; (>) from eating, or drinking small quantities of beer or water, (<) from fresh air; red eyes, photophobia and lachrymation, difficult expectoration during day; after cessation of haemorrhoidal flow.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

CAPILLARY BRONCHITIS OF YOUNG CHILDREN; acute, short, spasmodic and very painful cough, with squirting of urine with each cough (during pregnancy); cough in paroxysms, (<) at night or during siesta in day time.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Cough tight or loose, (<) mornings; from uncovering any part of the body;. from wrapping up and keeping warm; soreness and weakness in chest; tenacious mucus in the chest, with anxious, short, wheezing breathing, must bend the head back and sit up (Spongia forward). Repelled eruptions.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Dry, convulsive cough, especially at night, beginning as soon as he lies down and continuing till morning, preventing sleep; paroxysmal cough, severely shaking the chest, abdomen, the whole body, and causes a sense of excoriation in the abdominal muscles; dry, hacking or spasmodic cough, (<) lying, (>) sitting up; (<) at night, after eating, drinking, talking or singing. During the cough the face reddens and respiration may be arrested; vomiting of white mucus. After the cough, exhaustion. Elongation of the uvula. Nervous patients.

Iodium [Iod]

Tickling dry cough; young persons subject to spitting blood; palpitations; swelling of cervical and bronchial glands; progressive emaciation with good appetite; cough from every effort to expand chest; suffocative feeling; shortness of breath at least exertion.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Mucous and sibilant rales in the chest, especially of children; copious secretion of mucus, which nearly suffocates him during the cough; face livid during cough; short respiration and frontal sweat after every cough; spasmodic or catarrhal titillation, with dyspnoea, nausea, vomiturition, especially at the end of a paroxysm, or with expectoration of a scanty, albuminous, nauseous mucus; gastric catarrhs; CAPILLARY BRONCHITIS OF CHILDREN CAUSED BY THE WARM MOIST ATMOSPHERE.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Dulness on percussion on either side of the spine; hard, barking cough starting from epigastrium; expectoration stringy and consisting of bluish lumps; difficulty of breathing from thickening of the lining membrane of the bronchial tubes; cough (<) after eating or drinking, when undressing, morning on awaking; (>) after getting warm in bed; slight sore throat; pain at epigastrium; flatulence.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

CAPILLARY BRONCHITIS, WHEN THE CHILD WITH SEVERE DYSPNOEA THROWS ITS ARMS AROUND WILDLY, spasmodic movements of the muscles, even opisthotonos; paroxysmal dry cough, followed by vomiting of mucus or food, (<) at night when lying down.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Capillary bronchitis of children, cough with difficult expectoration, (<) after eating and drinking, and vomiting of sour phlegm; face pale, but red during cough; pains referred to abdomen because the lower lobes of lungs are infiltrated; livid face with puffed eyelids; sputa cannot be expectorated from mere muscular weakness and must be swallowed again; cough day and night, (<) from 3 to 4 A.M. and (>) after breakfast.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

DURING DENTITION child extremely fretful, irritable and screaming at night; dry cough exited by crawling sensation below larynx, or as if in the upper bronchi, with dyspnoea; fatiguing cough of old people, with copious, thick, yellow or white sputa; pains in chest, (>) from pressure.

Lachesis [Lach]

Gagging persisting cough, from tickling under the sternum or in the stomach, causes lachrymation, watering of mouth and pain in stomach; chest stuffed, constricted, has to cough hard before he can raise, sputa scanty; difficult watery, saltish, must be swallowed again; (<) during and after sleep from change of temperature, after alcoholic drinks.

Lobelia [Lob]

Threatening paralysis of lungs; bronchial tubes loaded and wheezing more or less over both lungs; orthopnoea; livor of face; deadly faintness.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Severe bronchitis; short cough in children, (<) during sleep and from every exertion; dyspnoea (<) when lying on the back; wheezing breathing in the daytime, with sensation of too much mucus in the chest; loud rattling; cough (<) from 4 to 8 in the evening, from exertion, stooping and lying down, from eating and drinking cold things; fanlike motion of the alae nasi.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

Congestion of blood to the chest FROM BATHING IN THE SEA, causing spasmodic cough and bloody expectoration, (<) at night, with tension and constriction of chest, great weakness after sea- bath.

Mercurius-sol [Merc]

Dry cough, with fluent coryza or diarrhoea; cough (<) in the evening and at night; cough as if the chest would burst, excited by a tickling and sensation of dryness in the chest; respiration short, rapid, oppressed; chilliness at night, especially inside; foul breath, aphthae salivation; tongue coated with a thick, white coating; throat swollen, dry and as if excoriated; deglutition painful, especially of liquids; copious sweating without relief.

Mercurius-cor [Merc-c]

Bronchitis, with severe cutting pains in larynx; fauces dark red; tightness across chest, can hardly breathe, swallowing not so painful as depressing tongue.

Naja-trip [Naja]

Aching in throat and intense rawness between larynx and top of sternum, AFTER COUGHING; breath hot and of an unpleasant odor; laborious respiration, (<) from cold air.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Asthmatic breathing in young people from a general bronchial catarrh, always (<) with every change to damp weather; frequent cough with some sputa; stitches in left side of chest, has to sit up and support chest with both hands, sycosis.

Nux-mosch [Nux-m]

Rheumatism after getting the feet wet; dry cough, (<) by the heat of the bed; dry skin; dyspnoea, with feeling of weight in the chest as if it were too narrow, after cold washing; he must swallow the loosened phlegm; cough during pregnancy.

Nux-vom [Nux-v]

Short, slow, stridulus breathing; cough dry fatiguing, from titillation in the larynx, (<) after midnight and in the morning, with pain in the stomach and soreness in the abdominal walls, after eating; with every cough the head seems to split; expectoration painful, consisting of thick, foamy, white or green mucus; cough excited by beer and (<) in the morning, (>) by warm drinks; involuntary micturition when coughing, laughing or sneezing. After previous use of cough mixtures.

Opium [Op]

Capillary bronchitis; with severe apnoea; difficult intermittent breathing or stertorous breathing; constant cough; sopor; face bluish; profuse sweat over whole body, looks as if dying.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Cough, with tearing pain under sternum as if something were being torn loose; suffocative pressure in upper part of chest with constriction of larynx; mucous rales through lungs; panting and laboring respiration; dry short, barking cough, with expectoration of stringy sputa and of a salty taste, (<) from evening till midnight, from speaking, laughing, eating, motion and on going into the cold air; cannot lie on left side.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Easy and copious expectoration of thick, yellow sputa. At night and in bed cough dry, violent, spasmodic so that he has to sit up, with vomiturition and vomiting; tongue heavily coated; breath offensive; countenance pale, alternating with redness; fluent coryza, with loss of smell and taste; tickling in suprasternal fossa; (>) in cold air, (<) in warm room.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Dry, racking hard, rheumatic cough; greatly aggravated at night; brought on by cold, damp weather; anxious, as if not able to draw a long breath; the air passages seem stuffed up; the cough dry, tearing, caused by tickling in the bronchi; worse evening and before midnight, or in the morning soon after waking, in the fresh air; amelioration by warmth and motion; cough, with a taste of blood, although no blood is to be seen.

Rumex [Rumx]

Extreme sensitiveness of the respiratory organs to every irregularity of the atmosphere, so that the patient prefers to have the head covered; frequently feeling as if he could not get another breath; suffocating feeling even down to the epigastrium, as if tough phlegm must work up with the cough; hoarse, barking cough, in attacks every night at 11 P.M. and 2 and 5 A.M. (children); dry, incessant, fatiguing cough caused by tickling in throat-pit, extending to behind sternum and to stomach. Soreness in larynx and behind sternum; rawness under clavicles; stitches in left lung; pain in stomach; hawking, with burning soreness in larynx, later in left bronchus, renewed by strong exhalation or scraping.

Spongia [Spong]

Laryngo-and tracheo-bronchitis. Croupy, dry, sibilant cough continuing day and night in long-lasting, distressing paroxysms, labored, crowing, wheezing inspirations, sometimes accompanied by rales. On every slight exposure the cough returns violently, with pressing dyspnoea, sibilant bronchi, and violent, convulsive cough. Dry bronchitis, with terrible, hard, dry, racking cough; much dyspnoea and slight expectoration, (<) in hot room, by eating ever so little; stuffed, obstructed sensation, difficult inspiration, (<) by lying down, (>) by leaning forward and by eating and drinking.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Atelectasis of lungs, especially left one, with loud bronchial rales, after failure of Ant. tart., Ipecac. or Phosphorus Cough (>) evening when lying down, with itching in the bronchi, with retching and not (>) by expectoration of greenish lumps of sweetish taste or flat and salty; hot flushes; cold feet or hot palms and soles of feet.

Terebinthina [Ter]

(Terebene).- Burning in air-passages; with then expectoration, very difficult to detach, drowsiness; lungs seem to be clogged up; urine scanty, almost from the admixture of blood.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Capillary bronchitis, with livid face, blue nails, cold extremities and tumultuous, irregular contraction of the heart; acute bronchial catarrh in the emphysematous; bronchitis of the aged; cold perspiration on forehead when coughing; eyes half open during sleep; (<) morning and late evening till midnight, going into warm room or getting warm in bed, by change of weather, eating and drinking cold things, especially warm, crying (children), vexation.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

Loose rattling cough, (<) when going from a warm room into a cold one; high fever with tingling and pricking in the skin, rapid respiration, nausea and vomiting and oppression of chest.

Verbascum [Verb]

Dry, hoarse cough, (<) at night, waking child from sleep.

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.