Cough


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


Acalypha-indica [Acal]

Cough with bloody expectoration, preceded by violent dry cough; cough most violent at night; constant severe pain in chest; EXPECTORATION OF BRIGHT BLOOD IN THE MORNING, DARK CLOTTED IN THE EVENING. Tuberculosis.

Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

Titillating cough, with much purulent sputum, in the evening with coldness; at night heat and dryness; HECTIC COUGH.

Aconite [Acon]

Clear ringing or whistling cough, caused by burning, pricking in larynx and trachea; violent hollow cough at night, shorter and more panting during day (laryngitis); dry barking cough of measles; spasmodic cough, croaking, with danger of suffocation; sputa absent or thin, gelatinous, more mornings and during the day; bloody or bloodstreaked; dry, croupy, suffocating cough awakens him from sleep; (>) from lying on back, (<) lying on side; (<) after eating and drinking, at night, from dry, cold winds or currents of air, from walking in open air, when assuming an upright position, from deep inspiration, from speaking.

Aesculus-hip [Aesc]

Sensation of dryness and stiffness of the glottis and of the laryngo-pharyngeal mucous membrane, rapid, labored breathing; short cough, (<) by swallowing and breathing deeply; dry hacking cough caused by tickling in larynx, constriction of fauces; with great irritation of epiglottis; CHRONIC HEPATIC COUGH WITH EMACIATION.

Agaricus [Agar]

CHRONIC CATARRHS; INCIPIENT TUBERCULOSIS; violent coughs in isolated attacks, ending in repeated sneezing; sudden convulsive coughs, (<) forenoon and during day, with anxious sweat; frequent dry cough after meals; violent spasmodic cough at night; expectoration of small flakes of mucus raised almost without any cough; long-lasting cough and pus-like sputa or expectorates large brown lumps; rattling of phlegm in chest, (<) mornings and when lying on back.

Ailanthus-gland [Ail]

Constant dry hacking cough, with oppression, burning and pains in the chest; tight and wheezing, with scanty expectoration; violent fits of coughing before retiring and on rising; coughs continually till she raises freely, then better; muco-purulent sputa free in the morning, sticky and scanty during the day; aching through centre of left lung.

Allium-sativum [All-s]

Chronic cough, which seems to come from stomach, giving rise to a foetid odor and great difficulty in expectorating the glutinous, ropy mucus; morning cough, after leaving his bedroom, with extremely copious mucous expectoration; cough (<) from smoking, from eating.

Alumen [Alumn]

CHRONIC MORNING COUGH OF OLD PEOPLE; cough immediately after rising, excited by tickling in throat, (<) during, (>) after breakfast; dry cough in the evening after lying down, cough from scraping in throat and tickling in larynx, caused by talking.

Alumina [Alum]

Great dryness of mucous membranes; dry, hacking cough, with frequent sneezing; cough from sensation as of a loose skin hanging in throat, from tickling in larynx, from elongated uvula, from talking or singing; EVERY MORNING A LONG ATTACK OF DRY COUGH, ending in difficult raising of a little white mucus; cough, with tearing pain and involuntary micturition in old or withered-looking people or in women greatly prostrated by menstrual difficulties; dry cough at night, with dryness of throat; hoarseness, with feeling of splinter in throat, when swallowing.

Ambra-gris [Ambr]

Nervous and spasmodic cough. Paroxysms of cough coming from deep in the chest, excited by violent tickling in throat, evening without, morning with expectoration, generally of grayish-white, seldom of yellow mucus; of salty or sour taste; VIOLENT SPASMODIC COUGH, WITH FREQUENT ERUCTATIONS and hoarseness; scraping and tickling in throat, larynx, trachea, causing violent cough, with sensation of tightly adhering phlegm in wind-pipe; during breathing, whistling in chest; cough mostly only at night from violent irritation, with concussion of pit of stomach; cough, often in spasmodic fits, with oppression of chest, getting out of breath, restlessness and afterwards a great deal of belching; vomiting and choking when hawking phlegm from fauces; (<) from lifting a heavy weight, from a cold drink, by speaking.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

WINTER CATARRHS; chronic cough of old people, with bronchial irritation and tendency to asthma or emphysema; incessant cough, EXCITED BY A SENSATION AS IF DOWN IN THE LARYNX; hoarseness and inability to speak a loud word; dry night cough, with expectoration only in the morning, from tickling in the throat as from dust; cough, with stitches in the small of back; violent cough about 3 or 4 A.M., with painful sensation of spasmodic constriction in chest.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

Copious but difficult expulsion of mucus only from one nostril; secretion of a quantity of thick yellow matter with deep and violent cough; dry cough from tickling in throat in morning, with stitches in chest, loose in afternoon and night, lying on back, (<) when turning on side; on taking a deep breath; pressive pain as from a swallowed morsel or from lump in chest; morning cough, with expectoration, sometimes bloody; rawness and soreness of fauces and throat, causing heaving, with expectoration of small lumps of mucus; MARKED COLDNESS BETWEEN SCAPULAE; coryza of children with bluish discharge.

Anacardium [Anac]

Violent convulsive cough, caused by tickling in the larynx; worse at night, without expectoration; in daytime and after meals cough, with expectoration of flat, sweetish-tasting mucus, or gray, or mixed with blood and pus; tough and sticky mucus in the throat in the morning, and attempt to remove it ends in vomiting; after the cough yawning and sleepiness; cough, with pain in occiput, (>) by eating and drinking.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

DEPRESSED VITALITY OF THE MEMBRANES (Ammoniumm.), cough shaking the whole body, with involuntary escape of copious urine; cough after rising in the morning, AS IF ARISING FROM THE ABDOMEN; first attack the most severe, subsequent ones weaker and weaker, until the last resembles only a hacking cough; cough in the hot sun, or when looking into a fire, coming into a warm room from the cold air; loss of voice when overheated.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

PROFUSE MUCUS IN CHEST WITH FEEBLE EXPULSIVE POWER; catarrhal inflammation, beginning in larynx and becoming intense in trachea and bronchi; cough day and night, returning at short intervals, no sputa; short cough with a shrill sound, compelling the patient to sit up, IS MOIST AND RATTLING, BUT WITHOUT EXPECTORATION; violent cough after each meal, ending with vomiting of the food; cough with suffocating attack; much coughing and violent sneezing; tickling in air-passages provoking cough; gasping for breath at commencement of every fit of coughing; sensation as if chest were lined with velvet; nightly cough, with expectoration of thick, yellow, tough mucus; (>) sitting upright, from expectoration; (<) after midnight, after eating, when getting angry, sleeping in damp cellars; getting warm in bed, every morning; rattling of phlegm in chest, (>) when carried in an upright position, (<) lying down, with oppression, which is relieved by the cough.

Antimonium-sulph-aurat [Ant-s]

Fits of coughing from adhesiveness of tough mucus, which can hardly be expectorated, (<) at night, with dyspnoea, causing rattling in bronchial tubes, which often prevents sleep.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Irritation to cough in the suprasternal fossa; cough with ringing sound from affection of the upper part of bronchi; irritating cough, easily produced by the slightest pressure on larynx; cough, which loosens with difficulty, rouses from sleep before midnight, and ceases as soon as the least particle is loosened, which is swallowed; cough especially after lying down or sleeping; cough with painful concussion of head and shaking the chest, and inability to retain the urine, fidgety and irritable; no expectoration, or sweetish or tasteless Dyspnoea from the oedematous swelling of the mucosa of larynx.

Aralia-rac [Aral]

Cough and dyspnoea coming on after lying down at night with labored breathing, from relaxed uvula; after a short first sleep wakes up with a severe fit of coughing, before midnight. Mucus tenacious and frothy, and, after being detached with great difficulty from bronchi, is expectorated after protracted coughing.

Argentum-met [Arg-m]

Dry cough from irritation of the bronchi, with sore pain and easy expectoration; drawing stitches on the lowest rib near the spine; cough in attacks, rattling by day and in the room, not at night or in the open air, with easy expectoration looking like boiled starch; (<) from laughing; CONSTANT EXPECTORATION DAY AND EVENING.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

IRRITATION OF THE VAGUS AND SYMPATHETICUS; dryness of the throat when beginning to speak; burning and scraping in fauces and throat; dark redness of the affected parts, with the sensation as if a splinter were sticking in the throat, followed by accumulation of thick, tough phlegm, producing gagging and frequent hoarseness; irritating, suffocative cough in the after- noon and night; belching and straining to vomit during coughing, often during nights fits of coughing with gagging and vomiting; expectoration purulent, mixed with light blood. Rawness of larynx alternating with uterine troubles, when one is better the other is worse; cough (<) just before midnight, cough from a fit of anger, laughing or sudden exertion. Chronic hoarseness of singers, loss of voice.

Arnica-mont [Arn]

Torpor of the capillaries of secretion and myalgic pains; cough from itching irritation in the upper part of larynx; dry, hacking cough with tickling in chest, most at night and not awaking him; cough in children after screaming or crying; child cries before the paroxysms as if in fear of the soreness which the cough causes; scanty expectoration of glairy, transparent mucus mixed with blood, which, when loosened, must be swallowed; cough producing a feeling in ribs as if all of them were bruised, with stitches in side of chest. Breath foetid, short and panting from obstruction and infiltration of lungs, followed by decomposition of blood and offensive, green, purulent, blood-streaked sputa which must be swallowed. Traumatic haemoptysis.

Arsenicum [Ars]

A MIXTURE BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND IRRITATION; oppressed, anxious, short respiration, with difficult secretion of mucus and dryness; burning and constriction in the larynx; cough, with arrest of breathing and expectoration of frothy mucus in lumps, or tasting salty in daytime, without expectoration at night; night cough, must sit up as soon as cough commences; deep, dry, unceasing cough, excited by a smoky sensation or as of vapors of sulphur in larynx, or by constant titillation in larynx, (<) after drinking or eating, during a walk in the cold air, when lying down; consoling words displease and excite cough; cough caused by checked or non- appearing skin eruption; scanty expectoration gives momentary relief.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

PHTHISIS; frequent, short, suppressed cough, often loose with muco-purulent expectoration, occasionally stringy, especially during night and morning.

Arum-triph [Arum-t]

SORE THROAT OF CLERGYMEN AND PROFESSIONAL SINGERS; affections of the larynx and trachea, from overexertion of the voice, with accumulation of mucus; moist cough, with excoriating feeling in the fauces and larynx; the voice is hoarse, uncertain, cannot be controlled; at night after lying down, inability to sleep.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Hoarse, ringing, short cough, excited by tickling in the trachea, with asthmatic feeling therein; spasmodic contraction of the thorax and accumulation of stringy mucus.

Aurum [Aur]

Dry, spasmodic, nervous cough, peculiar to females, periodically, every night from sunset to sunrise; cough with tough yellow sputum on awaking in the morning.

Badiaga [Bad]

Sneezing with coryza; COUGH CAUSES SNEEZING; severe spasmodic cough, ejecting a viscid mucus from the bronchial tubes, which at times comes flying out of the mouth, caused by a tickling in larynx (Chelidonium); cough loose in the morning, tight afternoon and evening; spasmodic cough, during which he presses his hands to his head; (<) in cold air and stormy weather.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Atrophic children who take cold easily, which always results in sore throat; sensation as if the lungs were full of smoke; hoarseness and loss of voice from rough mucus in larynx and trachea, with a tickling sensation in pit of stomach; cough and expectoration (<) evenings before midnight, after getting feet wet or when sleeping in cold room; COUGH IN PRESENCE OF STRANGERS; THINKING OF HIS COUGH BRINGS IT ON; chronic cough in scrofulous children with swollen glands and enlarged tonsils; suffocative catarrh of old people, with sensation of soreness in chest when coughing, phlegm loose and tight in turns, (>) in morning, when rising, after breakfast; (<) when lying, except when lying on belly which relieves; (<) in damp weather and after drinking cold water; every little exposure to cold or damp causes headache, backache and diarrhoea (Dulcamara).

Belladonna [Bell]

Irritable and inflammatory condition of larynx and trachea; paroxysmal dry cough with dryness of throat from arrest of secretion, with heat and pain on swallowing; after long coughing expectoration of mucous sputa tinged with blood, worse evening and early night, particularly just after lying down; cough often compels patient to sit up, but does not thereupon cease (in Hyosc. it does); short, dry cough from tickling in the larynx, with stitches in different parts, often induced by talking; almost uninterrupted dry, spasmodic cough, with vomiturition and much pain in the pit of the stomach; attack of coughing as if one has inhaled dust, awaking him at night; pressing pain in the nape of neck when coughing; child begins to cry immediately before the cough comes on (Arnica before and after the cough).

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

Dry, hacking constant cough after suppressed gonorrhoea, followed by expectoration of green mucus, oppression of lungs relieved by copious secretion from the bowels.

Borax [Bor]

Dry, cachectic cough, especially mornings when rising and in the evening when lying down; with stitching pain in upper part of right chest and right flank, (>) by pressure; washing the chest with cold water affords most relief; pains (<) after wine; violent dry cough with sticking pain in region of right nipple, has to press the chest with both hands, occasionally raises small white or yellow lumps of a mouldy odor. COUGH AFTER COLD BATHING.

Bovista [Bov]

Cough with sputum so viscid that it can scarcely be discharged; cough from tickling in chest mornings, after coming into the room from cold air; cough evening loose, morning dry.

Bromium [Brom]

THE ANAESTHETIC TO LARYNX AND PHARYNX, with peculiar sensation of dryness in the throat and neighbouring parts; dry, spasmodic cough, (<) by talking, when tired; IN HOT ROOM, which causes intolerable tingling and smarting in larynx, with wheezing and rattling breathing, connected with hypertrophy of heart; tickling in trachea during inspiration (Aconite expiration); rough, barking cough, from tickling in the throat, with short and hurried breathing; much rattling in the larynx during respiration, and still more during cough; sensation of coldness in the larynx; sensation as if the air-passages were full of smoke; suffocation seems imminent in consequence of the apparently great accumulation of mucus in the larynx (Tart. in bronchi); aggravation during first part of the night; (>) after midnight; child yawns often and is drowsy; wakes gasping, and is relieved by a drink of water.

Bryonia [Bry]

Dry cough, coming from gastric region, and preceded by a crawling and tickling sensation in epigastrium or in throat, inducing cough, followed by mucous sputa; hacking cough, as if something (mucus) lodged in trachea, worse from talking or smoking; he presses with his hand upon sternum to support the chest during the violent exertion; expiration more hurried than inspiration; sensation during cough as if the head and chest would fly to pieces; eating and drinking excite cough, and this produces nausea and vomiting; cough on going from cold to warm air; suffocating cough in the evening and at night without expectoration; during the day with yellow expectoration, consisting of coagulated blood or of cold mucus, with a disagreeable flat taste. Cough, with involuntary discharge of urine; stitches in the chest and small of the back, aggravated by

touch, motion, talking, laughing, eating and drinking; cough at night in bed, compelling one to spring up and assume erect posture at once; cough excited by beer and relieved by warm drinks (Nux vomica, Rhus).

Bufo [Bufo]

Nocturnal cough, (<) towards early morn, provoked by tickling in larynx; dry cough with sharp pain or burning in chest; cough from any emotion or from cold feet; burning like fire in lungs after raising pure blood or muco-sanguinolent sputa.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

SPASMODIC COUGH, with copious viscid expectoration, or thick yellow, of the consistency of boiled starch; chronic bronchitis, with profuse rattling of mucus in the lungs and difficulty of breathing; cough, with profuse haemorrhage from the lungs.

Calcarea-ars [Calc-ar]

Cough shaking the whole chest, caused by a tickling from a crust in upper part of throat, chest feels as if beaten.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Obstinate painless hoarseness; nightly cough, with hoarseness; accumulation of tenacious mucus in the larynx down to the bronchi; catarrh and ulceration of the larynx and trachea; dry, violent cough, with titillation as if from dust in the throat, especially evening or during sleep; or moist cough, with mucous rales and a thick, yellowish, foetid expectoration tasting like ink; cough dry at night and loose in daytime; very sensitive to cold, which goes right through her; the pains aggravated by the slightest touch, as from a current of air, whether warm or cold, noise, excitement, when eating (Nux v. better).

Calcarea-fluor [Calc-f]

Frequent cough mornings with thick, yellow expectoration, feels weak mornings.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Tubercular cough, with soreness and dryness in the throat; cough, with yellow expectoration; more mornings, with fever, dryness and thirst; with the cough stitches in chest; heat on lower part of chest and upper arm.

Capsicum [Caps]

With every explosive cough, and at no other time, there escapes a volume of pungent foetid air; stitches in the suffering parts with the cough, and aching in the throat or ear; nervous spasmodic cough in sudden paroxysms, convulsing the whole body, sometimes with pains in distant parts; dry, hard evening cough, with pain in distant parts.

Carbo-an [Carb-an]

Severe dry cough, shakes abdomen as if all would fall out, must support bowels; loose rales till something is coughed up, worse mornings on rising and nearly all day; tickling cough, with constriction of larynx and chest, (<) at night, when lying on right side; green foul sputa; night-sweats.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Chronic catarrhal hoarseness; COUGH, WITH GREENISH-YELLOW FOETID

EXPECTORATION; spasmodic hollow cough in short, hard spells, caused by a feeling as of vapors of sulphur; worse evening or before midnight; by going into cold air or into cooler air from a warm place, with copious sputa night and morning; yellow-green or purulent brown, bloody, or less often tenacious whitish mucus, or watery, of sour or saltish taste and of unpleasant odor; worse in the evening from movement, when walking in the open air, after lying down; heat of body when coughing; cough mostly hard and dry, hoarse, or rough-sounding, occurring after a meal and ending in vomiting (pertussis); pain in chest and stitches through head; burning pain in chest. AFTER the cough, tough and greenish sputa, chronic hoarseness of singers, bronchitis of old people.

Carduus-mar [Card-m]

Sympathetic cough, dry, hacking, worse at night, with gastric symptoms and painfulness of epigastrium to pressure dependent on old hepatic or splenitic troubles; every sudden or violent movement of the body is painful, both in chest and abdomen.

Causticum [Caust]

CATARRHAL APHONIA or weakness of voice from overexertion; cough after getting better, comes to a standstill, and there remains a dry, hollow cough; sore sensation in a streak down trachea and under sternum in chest when coughing, with tightly adhering mucus in the chest, with pain in the hip and involuntary passage of urine; hacking cough from creeping and rawness in throat; COUGH RELIEVED BY A SWALLOW OF COLD WATER; worse from exhaling cold air, from evening till midnight, when awaking; the quantity of mucus in the throat and chest produces spells of coughing, he cannot expectorate the acrid fatty-tasting mucus, but is obliged to swallow it (Arnica); he cannot cough deep enough to get relief, especially when lying down, from diminished vitality, (>) mornings.

Cepa [All-c]

(Allium). Cough with extremely painful, splitting sensation in larynx, as if the whole throat would be torn asunder by the effort of coughing, in conjunction with acrid coryza; severe laryngeal catarrh, which compels the patient to grasp the larynx; tickling in larynx with hoarseness; oppressed breathing, from pressure in the middle of the chest, constant hacking cough, (<) evenings and in the room, (>) in fresh air; cough worse from inhaling cold air.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Moderates the excessive sensitiveness to pain; with fretful children the cough is worse at night, from crying, from cold air and during sleep; tickling in pit of throat causes a scraping dry cough, with whistling and mucous rattling during respiration; voice hoarse, rough from the tough phlegm in larynx; continual irritation to cough after midnight, with orthopnoea and whistling; stitches and burning in larynx; cough from irritation of chest, from tickling in pharynx and larynx during the day, with expectoration of small quantities of tough mucus, tasting bitter or putrid, only in daytime, none at night; cough and vomiting DURING the time of meals (Bryonia) immediately after eating.

Chelidonium [Chel]

BILIOUS COUGH; enlarged liver, with jaundice; violent cough, somewhat spasmodic, dry in paroxysms, and then again racking, with much expectoration from the lungs, with pain behind the sternum, especially at night; dry cough through the day, with pain and stitches in the right side, with severe hoarseness towards evening, so that her voice could hardly be heard; dry, spasmodic cough, increased after meals, when sitting up; sensation as if the larynx were pressed against the pharynx, impeding deglutition; long-continued cough with loose rattling mucus, flying out of detached lumps of mucus when coughing (Bad., Kali carb.); the cough re-echoes in the stomach.

China [Chin]

BRONCHORRHOEA, with general malaise, simulating the last stage of phthisis; coughs most when the head is low, it must be raised up; cough after eating; cough, with a granular expectoration during the day and evening, dry at night or in the morning; hoarseness from mucus in the larynx; sensation of soreness in larynx and trachea; suffocative fits, as from mucus in larynx and bronchi; suppuration of lungs after haemoptysis, with stitches in chest, aggravated by pressure; difficult inspiration and quick expiration.

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.