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

Aconite [Acon]

Coryza caused by cold, dry winds; dry at first with violent headache, roaring in ears, fever, thirst, sleeplessness; heat and sense of fulness in nares, and muscles sore all over body so that sneezing forces him to support chest; fluent coryza with frequent sneezing and dropping of a clear, hot water; inner nose red, swollen, interfering with breathing, (>) in cool room and open air.

AEsculus-hip [Aesc]

Dryness of posterior nares and throat, with sneezing, followed by severe coryza, stinging and burning pain; fluent coryza, dull frontal headache, thin, watery discharge, burning and rawness, sensitive to inhaled air, mucus drops down and causes choking; haemorrhoidal complications; great nervous prostration with pain in small of back.

Ailanthus [Ail]

Coryza, with rawness inside of the nostrils; the whole nose and upper lip covered with very thick grayish-brown scabs; fluent nasal catarrh, with sneezing; chronic nasal catarrh, with difficult breathing through the nostrils.

Alumina [Alum]

Great accumulation of mucus in the evening and in the morning on walking, with frequent hawking and difficult discharge of dry, yellowish-green mucus, with weak or entire loss of smell.

Ammonium-brom [Am-br]

Sensation of hot air passing up the throat, stinging in fauces with inclination to cough, (>) by sneezing; nose stopped up, then clear discharge.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

WINTER CATARRHS. Cold commences in head, nose stopped up at night, can only breathe with mouth open (with shut, awakes as if smothering); followed by profuse discharge of sharp burning water in daytime, which is apt to run down in throat; frequent sneezing with epistaxis, when blowing nose; (<) towards morning, 3 A. M.; dry and tickling cough with much oppression of mucus in chest and rawness down trachea and bifurcation of bronchi; sensitive to cold air, (>) in warm room.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

One nostril stopped up during the day, both nostrils at night; loss of smell; hoarseness and burning in larynx; watery, acrid coryza, corroding the lip; itching in nose and frequent sneezing; burning in eyes and lachrymation at night; sensation of coldness between shoulders; throbbing in tonsils; mouth and throat full of viscid phlegm, difficult to bring up.

Anacardium [Anac]

Dryness and obstruction of nose; frequent sneezing, followed by the most violent flowing catarrh, with lachrymation, firm, tough mucus in fauces, and expectoration causes gagging and retching; loss of smell, though nose is not obstructed, or hallucinations of smell; irritation to sneeze with the cough; loss of memory; anthropophobia.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Coryza, fluent or dry; sensation of coldness in nose when inspiring air; nose painful when breathing, as from inhalation, of cold air of acrid vapors; SORE CRACKED AND CRUSTY NOSTRILS and corners of mouth; stupefying dull headache, especially on forehead.

Antimonium-sulph aurat [Ant-s]

Increased mucus, sometimes offensive, from nose and throat, with loss of smell and impeded respiration in the morning; BLEEDING FROM NOSE ON WASHING.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Stoppage of nose, alternating with fluent coryza, sneezing; fluent coryza and chilliness, with loss of taste and smell; epistaxis, followed by fluent coryza, with sneezing.

Aralia-rac [Aral]

Coryza, with frequent sneezing; excessive, morbid sensitiveness to slight depressions temperature; shortness of breath.

Apocynum-can [Apoc]

Violent irritation of the nasal mucus membrane, nostrils and throat filled with thick, yellow mucus, on waking in the morning, and great thirst.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Coryza with stupefying headache over the eyes, has to lie down; violent itching of nose, must rub it constantly; nasal discharge like boiled starch; sneezing, chilliness, lachrymation, sickly look; sense of smell blunted.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Fluent coryza, with frequent sneezing without relief; hoarseness and sleeplessness, with swollen nose; stoppage of the nose, with copious discharge of watery mucus and burning in the nose, with soreness of the adjacent parts; buzzing in the ears; headache, with beating in the forehead and nausea; relief by warmth; prostration (Kali cy.); sneezing in cool air, after leaving a warm room; generally (<) from cold, except headache, which is temporarily relieved by cold washing and permanently by walking in cold air.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

Frequent sneezing, severe coryza with catarrhal tendency; pungent irritation about nose and eyes and an irritating about nose and eyes and an irritating watery discharge.

Arum-triph [Arum-t]

Nostrils raw and bloody, the left discharge continuously; discharge of burning, ichorous fluid from nose, excoriating nostrils, upper lip and corners of mouth; nose stuffed, can only breathe with mouth open, bores and picks in nose, (<) mornings; sneezing, (<) at night; can hardly talk on account of phlegm in back part of throat. Snuffles of babes.

Asarum-europ [Asar]

Dry coryza, left nostril stopped up; fluent coryza with deafness and sensation as if the ears were plugged with something.

Asclepias-tub [Asc-t]

Snuffles of children, fluent coryza with much sneezing; itching of nose and face; blowing of blood from one nostril.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

SMELL EXTREMELY SENSITIVE; coryza, (<) mornings; nose and upper lip swollen, nostrils reddened, sore, crusty, secretion of an unpleasant odor (Calcarea, Graphites); for scrofulous children large abdomen; sneezing causes concussive pain in brain; catarrh of posterior nares; scabs in posterior nares; frequent epistaxis.

Belladonna [Bell]

Smell acute, at other times dull; smell as of herring-brine or sour beer; frequent sneezing when dry, with tickling, especially in left nostril; one side of nose stopped up; suppressed catarrh with maddening headache.

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

Seems to smell dust, cabbage or something stinking; a coldness in head from every exposure to cold, renewed daily; sneezing with lightness of head and hoarseness morning.

Bromium [Brom]

Fluent coryza with frequent violent-sneezing; corrosive soreness under nose and the margins of the nose; fluent coryza with scabby nostrils; every attempt to wipe the nose is followed by a discharge of crusts and blood (scrofulous children); yearly cold, with sore nostril and difficult breathing: catarrh in fauces; heavy PRESSURE IN FOREHEAD, AS IF PUSHING THE BRAIN OUT OF THE ROOT OF THE NOSE; sensation as if the air-passages were full of smoke, with dryness and burning in mouth.

Bryonia [Bry]

Severe dry coryza with catarrh of the frontal and maxillary cavities and severe drawing-tearing, twitching and stitching pain in affected parts; or fluent coryza, beginning with violent and frequent sneezing accompanied by stitching headache when stooping, hoarseness and altered tone of voice; profuse nosebleed, catarrh extending to chest.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Dry coryza, must lie at night with mouth wide open; and fluent coryza; discharge of blood and mucus when blowing the nose; sensation in face as if a spider web were sticking here and there; hoarseness, cough weak, toneless.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Sudden, violent, fluent coryza with dropping of water from nose; much sneezing; heat in head; mouth dry; heat and chill alternately; pain over root of nose; neck stiff; inertia; takes cold easily; postnasal catarrhs.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Fluent coryza in a cold room; stopped in warm air and out-doors.

Calcarea-sulph [Calc-s]

Coryza with thick, yellow, lumpy discharge; during day right nostril discharges watery mucus, left dry; at night left discharges and right nostril is dry; edges of nostrils slightly sore, excoriated.

Camphora [Camph]

FLUENT CORYZA ON SUDDEN CHANGE OF WEATHER; violent stitching or crawling, from the root of the nose almost to the tip; stopped coryza; chilly sensation prevails.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Itching of nose, particularly around nostrils; ineffectual desire to sneeze, with crawling in left nostril; severe coryza with hoarseness and rawness of chest; watery fluid discharge from nose of stoppage, (<) evenings; lachrymation and biting pains in and above nose; catarrhal aphonia; general debility: (<) in warm, moist atmosphere.

Causticum [Caust]

Coryza with hoarseness and catarrhal aphonia; frequent sneezing with pains in chest; fluent coryza with pain in chest and limbs; itching of tip of nose and alae, as well as inside; rawness and burning under sternum.

Cepa [All-c]

Acrid watery discharge from the nose, it drops from the tip of the nose; in the evening, sometimes with a pain in the larynx as if it would be torn; cold after damp northeasterly winds; cold begins mostly in left side and goes to the right; catarrh, with epiphora and smarting of the eyes, with violent sneezing; he must take a long breath and then sneeze accordingly; spring coryza; tingling and itching in right nostril, with burning acrid discharge; aggravation evenings an in warm room; feels better in fresh air; violent; laryngeal cough; temporarily relieved by eating apples.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Coryza first dry and obstructed, followed by scanty, moderately acrid discharge; irritation to sneeze, with crawling; dry heat; hoarseness; produced by tenacious mucus in larynx and trachea, with an almost uninterrupted tickling irritation, provoking a cough; dyspnoea; pressure on thorax and sternum; feeling as if coryza would appear; cold occurring on cold, windy days.

China [Chin]

Dry coryza, toothache, lachrymation, much sneezing; suppressed coryza, headache from it; pressive pain in root of nose, extending to side.

Chlorum [Chlor]

Thin excoriating coryza making inside of nose and alae sore, with headache; evening coryza, morning sneezing; free mucous discharge from nostrils; fluid coryza soon changes to yellow copious phlegm, (<) lying down; aphthae in mouth; no thirst, but cold water is relished.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Dry coryza, with stinging sensation in the evening; fluent coryza of whitish mucus, during the day; abundant watery coryza with sneezing and aching pains in the head and eyeballs; great sensitiveness to cold air, as if every inhalation brought the cold air in contact with the brain. Severe pains in the face, with general lassitude.

Cinnabaris [Cinnb]

Coryza with lameness of things and aching pains in small of back; lumps of dirty yellow mucus are discharged from posterior nares.

Clematis [Clem]

Violent coryza with sneezing, discharge streaked with blood, dryness of nose with heat and burning, also in throat.

Coccus-cacti [Coc-c]

Swelling of nose with itching, violent sneezing and increased discharge of thick, yellow mucus from nose; redness and crusts on edges of nostrils.

Colchicum [Colch]

Long-lasting coryza, discharge thin, tenacious, never watery; tingling and itching in nose; sneezing, with crawling sensation in nose; sore pain in septum.

Corallium-rub [Cor-r]

Violent fluent catarrh of odorless mucus; looking like melted tallow, leaving greasy-looking spots on linen; profuse secretion of mucus dropping through posterior nares, obliging frequent hawking; inspired air feels cold; subjective odor of smoke, onions, etc.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Stuffed nose, yet sometimes discharges yellow or watery matter, with pain in frontal sinuses, (<) from motion, (>) when lying; cough in paroxysms, coming and going suddenly, (<) at night, with convulsive spasmodic gagging; coarse mucous rales.

Cyclamen [Cycl]

Frequent sneezing; with profuse discharge from nose and loss of smell and taste; various nervous symptoms of head and itching in ears; pressing pains over nasal bones; rheumatic pains in head and ears.

Dioscorea [Dios]

First stage of many colds, when the first smarting in fauces begins; dryness, soreness, smarting and burning in throat, extending to ears; constricted feeling in throat, inhibiting breathing; hacking cough in larynx and bronchi.

Drosera [Dros]

Profuse fluent coryza, particularly mornings; frequent sneezing, with or without fluent coryza, (<) from sneezing.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Dry coryza, (<) during rest and in cold air; (>) during motion, renewed by the least exposure, skin hot and dry, limbs cold, stiff, numb and painful; offensive sweat; discharge suppressed from lest contact with cold, damp air, or from changes from hot to cold weather; rough and hoarse voice.

Eucalyptus [Eucal]

Profuse watery discharge from nose; soreness and irritative heat through nasal passages and throat; great weakness and languor in the morning (Arsenicum, evening); heat and restlessness at night; talks through the nose; takes cold very easily.

Eupatorium-perf [Eup-per]

Coryza, with aching in every bone, and lassitude; fluent coryza with sneezing and hoarseness; weight over head and forehead, nose and eyes both streaming with water at intervals.

Euphrasia [Euphr]

Burning coryza; increasing in the evening, with flow of tears and cough; the discharge of the nose mild, the tears acrid, and the cough worse during the day (opposite to Cepa) after windy weather; profuse bland coryza, with scalding tears and aversion to light; (<) at night while lying down.

Fagopyrum [Fago]

Each exposure is sure to increase the cold, with formation of dry crusts and granular-like appearance of the posterior nares, with intolerable itching; nose hot, swollen inside and outside, stinging and gnawing.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Coryza at the very beginning; frontal headache, (>) by nosebleed; chill returning at the same time every day, while sitting at table, 1 P.M.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Catarrh from WARM, MOIST, RELAXING WEATHER, with excoriating discharge from the nose, making the nostrils and wings of nose raw and sore; frequent sneezing and sore throat, tonsils red and somewhat tumefied; difficulty of swallowing from paretic state of the muscles; great prostration; violent morning paroxysms of sneezing; fulness at root of nose, pains extending to neck and

clavicles; difficult swallowing with pain shooting up into ear; coryza and neuralgia in spring and summer weather; fever, but very little thirst; chilliness, especially up and down the back.

Graphites [Graph]

Frequent discharge of thick, yellowish, foetid pus from nose; painful dryness of nose; bleeding of nose; PERIODICAL ATTACKS OF FLUENT CORYZA, with continual stoppage and breathing through the mouth, dulness and heat in head and face, and especially in nose; soreness and roughness in larynx with tickling cough; obstruction of nose with secretion of tough, badly smelling slime; on blowing nose soreness of nose and sometimes discharges of bloody mucus.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

In most cases of ordinary catarrh, after partial relief by Mercurius; generally when every breath of cold air causes a new attack of catarrh or headache, or when it remains confined to one nostril and headache gets worse by motion; nose swollen and sore to touch, especially inside of alae or wings of nose; sensation when swallowing as of something sticking in throat.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Watery excoriating coryza; burning in nose; more right nostril; discharge scanty in the room, profuse out-doors; rawness in throat and chest; the air feels cold in the nose; secretion more from the posterior nares; thick, tenacious.

Iodum [Iod]

Dry coryza, becoming fluent in the open air; fluent coryza with general heat of skin,; FLOW OF CORYZA HOT.

Jaborandi [Jab]

Feverishness; free flow of saliva; discharge from nostrils; eyes weeping; headache; soreness in nostrils and bones; profuse perspiration; dimness of sight; dulness alternating with hilarity without cause; diarrhoea or constipation.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Catarrh of fauces and trachea; great accumulation of ropy mucus and expectoration of solid chunks from posterior nares; hoarseness; cough; suppressed voice; burning of the mucous membrane, extending up into the nostrils; enlarged tonsils causing dulness of hearing; ulceration in pharynx and larynx; oppressed breathing; coryza, with pressure and tightness at root of nose, (<) evenings and in the open air, (>) in warm weather; in the morning, obstruction and bleeding from right nostril; fluent coryza, excoriating nose and lips; nostrils sensitive and ulcerated, round ulcer or scabs on septum, foul tongue, showing involvement of discharge tract; catarrh alternating with rheumatism.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Dull smell, especially from catarrh; fluent coryza, excessive sneezing, pain in back, headache and lassitude; dry coryza, with loss of voice; hoarseness; mucous or sensation of a lump in throat; obstruction in the nose, making breathing through the nostrils impossible; goes off when walking in the open air, but returns in the room; burning itching in the nose; nosebleed; (<) at every exposure to fresh air.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]


Nose red and swollen externally, DISCHARGE BEING COOL (Arsenicum, hot) and unirritating, or acrid, watery; tightness at root of nose, involving frontal sinuses, and Highmorian cavities; eyelids bloated; least cold aggravates; chilliness; nasal, catarrhal voice, huskiness, sore throat.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Catarrh with profuse coryza, twitching of the masseter muscles; luminous vibrations before eyes when sneezing; gums bleed, other scorbutic symptoms; brassy taste; foetid breath.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Coryza with yellow, mucous discharge, thick, yellow, offensive discharge alternating with watery flow.

Kalmia [Kalm]

Coryza with increased sense of smell; with sneezing; dulness, headache and hoarseness; tearing in root of nose and nasal bones, with nausea; flushing of face, with vertigo.

Lachesis [Lach]

Coryza preceded for one or two days by a feeling of soreness, rawness and scraping in the throat; excessive sneezing; extremely copious discharges of watery mucus; swelling and soreness of the nares and lips; plugs in the nostrils; lachrymation; or instead of discharge, obstruction of the nose, with buzzing in the ears, headache, ill-humor, and inability to drink; intense throbbing headache relieved as soon as coryza is established; cold in the spring of the year, in relaxing weather.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Catarrh of nose and frontal sinuses; discharge yellow and thick; frontal headache; yellow complexion; violent coryza; nose swollen; discharge acrid, excoriating; posterior nares dry; nose stopped up at the root; breathes with open mouth and protruding tongue, especially at night; burning headache when shutting eyes.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

Dry coryza and obstruction of nose, waking one at night; dryness of mouth, especially at night and in the morning, with violent thirst for water.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

Coryza with dulness of head and loss of smell and taste; discharge of yellow foetid mucus; discharge of acrid, corrosive water from nose, which is obstructed at night? pimples and blotches on face and forehead.

Manganum-acet [Mang]

Dry coryza, with complete obstruction of nostrils; crampy pain at the root of the nose, (>) in wet, cold weather; nose sore to touch, (<) hoarseness and weakness of voice.

Mercurius [Merc]

Ordinary catarrh, whether epidemic or not; frequent sneezing, copious discharge of watery saliva; swelling, redness and rough, scraping soreness of the nose, with itching and pain in the nasal bones on pressing upon them; foetid smell of the nasal mucus; painful heaviness of the forehead; night-sweats, chills and feverish heat; great thirst; pain in the limbs, aggravated by warmth or cold, by dampness.

Mercurius-biniod [Merc-i-r]

Coryza and dull hearing, better getting warm by walking; right side of nose hot, swollen with coryza; much sneezing, with running from nose; whitish-yellow or bloody discharge; crusty eruptions on wings of nose.

Mercurius-protoiod [Merc-i-f]

Thick plugs on nasal secretion, with severe frontal headache, some fever and prostration, especially in old people and children; septum nares sore; sharp pains; much descends into the throat, causing hawking; spots in nose feel sore; constant inclination to swallow; swelling of the glands of the neck.

Mezereum [Mez]

Excruciating pain in the forehead and face, from extension of the frontal and maxillary sinuses; ineffectual irritation to sneeze, or sneezing, with coryza and soreness of the chest; fluent coryza, with excoriation of the nose and lip.

Natrum-ars [Nat-ar]

Dull supraorbital headache; feeling of fulness of head and face; eyes heavy and at times soreness of balls; burning of eyes and congestion of conjunctiva; watery discharge from one or both nostrils, or stoppage of nose; dryness of fauces; dry cough; (<) mornings; must breathe with mouth open at night.

Natrum-carb [Nat-c]

VIOLENT SNEEZING, profuse discharge of rather thin white mucus, (<) from least exposure to air or when removing an article of clothing; loss of smell and taste; nose stopped up at night; (<) on alternate days; (>) after sweat (Mercurius (<) after sweat); REMOVES DISPOSITION TO CATCH COLD.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Catarrh of frontal sinuses with neuralgic pains, involving the sinus and eye, often extending down to the cheek-bone, with puffiness of the eye, (<) when moving the eye, especially when looking downward; squirming in right nostril as of a small worm; sneezing worse when undressing at night or when rising in the morning (Rumex); loss of smell and taste; great liability to catch cold; discharge of clear mucus alternating with stoppage of nose, with hoarseness and tickling cough; nose sore and interior of it swollen; fever-blisters.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Coryza, especially when associated with some malignant disease, as scarlatina or DIPHTHERIA; discharge watery, offensive, excoriating every part it touches; foetor in throat, with sensation of a splinter there; intermittent pulse (Arum).

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

During the first stage, dryness and obstruction of the nose, with heaviness in the forehead and impatient mood; catarrh fluent in the morning and dry in the evening and at night, with dryness of the mouth without much thirst; (<) in warm air, (>) in cold air; sneezing early in bed; scraping in nose and throat; chills and heat alternate in the evening, with great heat of the face and head; acrid discharge from the obstructed nose; stoppage of the nose, particularly out-doors, but fluent indoors; (<) from exposure to dry, cold air, sitting on cold stones, etc.

Osmium [Osm]

Coryza, sneezing as if from snuff, larynx sensitive to air; small lumps of phlegm loosen from posterior nares and larynx; severe pains in larynx, (<) when talking or coughing.

Penthorum-sedoides [Pen]

Incipient coryza with soreness in nose and throat, constant wet feeling in nose, but without coryza, later formation of thick, purulent discharge.

Phosphorus [Phos]


Coryza fluent; dulness of head; sleepiness, especially during the day and after meals; blowing blood from the nose; alternating fluent and dry, with frequent sneezing; dry, forming crusts, adhering firmly; profuse discharge, flowing down into fauces; neck swollen; eyes staring; cold begins in chest and runs up nose (Arsenicum, nose first, runs down chest).

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Total obstruction of the nose, when riding, so that he has to breathe through the mouth, not relieved by blowing the nose; flow of mucus from one nostril, while the other is stopped; thin watery discharge from the nostril, increasing till the nose is stopped up; mucus discharged with difficulty; constant hawking.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Coryza, fluid or dry, loss of taste and smell, nostrils sore; wings raw; later yellow-green discharge, (<) in-doors; chilliness, face pale, head confused, frontal headache; chronic, thick, yellow, bland discharge or later yellow, green and offensive.

Quillaya-saponaria [Quill]

INCIPIENCY OF A COLD; dry or fluent coryza; frequent sneezing; dull pain in head; dull, heavy pain in both temples; scraping sensation in pharynx; dull pain at root of nose; THROAT VERY SORE, especially on swallowing; tonsils swollen; dull pain through thorax; weary feeling in limbs; lassitude; colds contracted in warm; damp, relaxing weather.

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.