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

Inflammation of Bladder

Aconite [Acon]

High fever, restlessness. Constant urging, yet fearful of voiding urine, on account of painfulness of the act; urine scanty, or passes in drops, burning and mixed with blood; tension, heat and tenderness over pubes; pinching around umbilicus, (<) when walking, children reach with their hands to the genitals and cry out; retention of urine from cold (sitting on stones, etc.), by suppressed perspiration, by fright or fear.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Violent tenesmus of the bladder with cutting, even at night, with diminished passage of urine, accompanied by burning; blood oozes from urethra.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Great irritation at neck of bladder, with frequent and burning irritation, repeated micturition every few minutes all day; scalding sensation and soreness when urinating; burning and stinging in urethra; difficult urination in children; incontinence, with great irritation of the parts, urine red, hot, bloody and scanty. Cystitis caused by the Spanish fly.

Arnica [Arn]

Traumatic inflammation; constant urging while urine passes involuntarily in drops; haematuria; urine difficult, scanty, dark, with thick, brown sediment.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Burning pain, especially at the commencement of urination; urine turbid, mixed with pus and blood; inability to pass the urine or what passes is turbid and purulent; bladder greatly distended and paralyzed; fever, great restlessness, cold perspiration, face and extremities cold. Chronic cystitis.

Asparagus [Aspar]

Frequent and distressing tenesmus, urine loaded with pus and flakes of the mucous lining of the bladder; constant urging to urinate; burning in urethra during and after micturition.

Belladonna [Bell]

Sensation of turning and twisting in bladder, like a large worm, without desire to urinate; vesical region very sensitive to the least jar; urine HOT AND FIERY RED, clear at first, but soon becoming turbid on standing and depositing a copious, slimy, bright-red, branlike sediment; urine passed in drops with frequent urging.

Berberis [Berb]

Cutting in bladder extending down urethra, burning pain even after urinating; urine yellow, turbid and flocculent; back lame and sore with pain in loins and hips, all (<) by movement; burning pain in bladder whether full or empty, (<) when lying or sitting, (>) while standing.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Constant desire, urine passes in drops with much burning, URINATION PREVENTED BY CLOTS.

Caladium [Calad]

Sensation of fulness in bladder; vesical region painful to touch and pressure; violent pain during micturition, urine burns like has water.

Camphora [Camph]

Frequent urging, sometimes ineffectual, urine passes in drops, burning and tenesmus of the neck; retention, with pressure on bladder and desire to urinate, or slow emission in a slender stream, with burning in bladder and urethra; urine red, reddish- brown or yellowish-green, with a musty odor.

Cannabis-ind [Cann-i]

Burning and scalding, or stinging pain in urethra, before, during and after urination; urine loaded with slimy mucus, after exposure to damp cold, with pain in bladder and urethra, has to wait before urine flows, sometimes with much straining and urine dribbles away after stream ceases.

Cannabis-sat [Cann-s]

Pain in neck of bladder and both kidneys; urging to urinate every fifteen or twenty minutes; urine yellowish-white and the last mixed with blood; scalding when passed, but (<) after, at close of urination spasmodic closure of sphincter, with severe stricture and drawing up of anus; complete retention or constant urging, especially at night, with burning pains; passes only drops of bloody urine or flakes of blood in mucus or pus.

Cantharis [Canth]

VIOLENT TENESMUS VESICAE AND STRANGURY; violent burning, cutting pains in neck of bladder, extending to fossa navicularis; (<) before and after micturition; violent pains in bladder, urging to urinate from smallest quantity of urine; painful discharge of a few drops of bloody urine, causing very sharp pain, as if a red- hot iron were passed along urethra; felt most acutely at membranous portion of canal and in meatus urinarius; spasmodic pain in perineum along the urethra and down the testes, which are drawn up; cutting pains through abdomen, which are distended and painful to touch, especially in bladder; urging (<) when standing or walking, (>) sitting; urine turbid, scanty, bloody; great thirst, but drinking and even the sight of water increases the pain; great restlessness and fever; children with gravel.

Causticum [Caust]

Smarting pain in urethra while urinating (Cantharis: after Can. sat.; during and after); patient can hardly hold his water (paresis), has to hurry in order not to soil himself; urine light-colored, with flocculent sediment; painful retention of urine, brought on by slightest exposure to cold; ineffectual attempts, passes only a few drops, with spasms in rectum, and constipation.

Colchicum [Colch]

Vesical irritability depending upon a gouty diathesis; strangury with haemorrhage from bladder; micturition accompanied and followed by tenesmus of bladder and burning pain in urethra; as if urine were hot.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Alternate stitches in bladder and rectum; retention of urine with retraction of testes and priapism; urine foetid, soon thickens and becomes viscid or turbid with copious deposit like gravel; intense burning the entire length of urethra during stool.

Conium [Con]

Chronic cystitis in enlargement of the prostrate in old people; intermittent urination, urine flows and stops.

Chimaphila [Chim]

Scanty urine containing a LARGE QUANTITY OF MUCO-PURULENT SEDIMENT; urine thick, ropy, of a brick color and bloody sediment; urging to urinate after voiding it; pressing fulness in vesical region; inability to micturate without standing with the feet wide apart and the body inclined forward; constipation; hectic fever; night-sweats.

Copaiva [Cop]

Burning in neck of bladder and urethra; pressure on bladder, with frequent ineffectual urging and passing the urine by drops; frothy, dark yellow urine with the odor of violets; swelling and dilatation of orifice of urethra.

Cubeba [Cub]

Chronic cystitis; cutting and constriction after micturition; with sensation as if the bladder still contained water; last drops of urine passed with pain; urine foamy, bloody, smells of violets; haematuria.

Digitalis [Dig]

Gonorrhoeic cystitis, especially about neck, with strangury and frequent desire to urinate.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Chronic cases with constant desire to urinate, felt deep in the abdomen; painful pressing down in the bladder and urethra, urine limpid when voided, assumes an oily consistence on cooling, becomes offensive and contains a tough, jellylike, whitish or reddish mucus, with little lumps of blood (<) when weather changes from warm to cold.

Elaterium [Elat]

Inflammation of neck of bladder; pains when urinating of such violence as to even induce convulsions.

Equisetum [Equis]

Severe and dull pain in bladder, not abating after urination, with tenderness on pressure and soreness of testicles and cords; excessive burning or sharp cutting pains in urethra; great desire to micturate, but only a small amount passed each time; urine high-colored and scanty; great irritability of the bladder with pains through hips and thighs.

Erigeron [Erig]

DYSURIA OF TEETHING CHILDREN; child cries when passing water; frequent, painful urination; urine copious; of a strong odor, very acrid; vesical irritation from calculi (Cantharis).

Eryngium [Ery-a]

Burning pain with tenesmus in bladder or urethra; frequent desire to micturate, urine scanty, passes in drops every few minutes; no froth or sediment.

Eupatorium-purp [Eup-pur]

Constant desire; even after frequent micturition bladder still feels full; cutting aching pain in bladder, which feels sore and uneasy; passes only a few drops at a time; vesical irritability in women.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Frequent urging with scanty emission and tenesmus of bladder (Magn. phos.); spasmodic retention of urine.

Helleborus [Hell]

Gradually increasing cystitis with constant desire to urinate, causing spasms, and painful emission of small quantities of urine which is turbid and dark, depositing a mucous or purulent sediment; abdomen distended; constant nausea; children cry and fret all the time.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Retention of urine so that bladder becomes largely distended; urine turbid, depositing a mucous or purulent sediment; inflammation or spasm of the neck of the bladder; great thirst, dry tongue, subsultus tendinum, deliria. Hysterical subjects.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Continuous desire in daytime. After micturition burning in back part of urethra, with sensation as if one drop had remained behind, with unsuccessful effort to void it; urine scanty, with a white film and mucous sediment; painful drawing from perineum into urethra; frequent discharge of watery, strong-smelling urine, awakening him at night; urine alkaline and ropy.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Violent cutting and tearing in bladder, neck of bladder and urethra; urine hot, scanty, flows slowly, with soreness and burning, and deposits a red, mucous or purulent sediment; urination, immediately followed by painful desire to micturate.

Lachesis [Lach]

Catarrhus vesicae with discharge of OFFENSIVE (PUTRESCENCE) MUCUS during micturition; dull pain in bladder; sensation as if a ball were rolling in the bladder or abdomen when turning over; urine almost black and foaming, burning as it passes.

Lilium-tigr [Lil-t]

Frequent or constant urging with scanty discharge, followed by acrid smarting in urethra, and tenesmus, (<) towards morning; continuous pressure on bladder and, if not compiled with, congested sensation in chest; urine hot like boiling oil.

Lithium-carb [Lith-c]

Sharp pressure in vesical region, more on right side, and pain and tenesmus at the neck of the bladder; before urinating flashes of pain in inferior portion of bladder, after urinating pain extends into the cord, more to left; itching stitches through pubes, passing from behind forward transversely or in a curve, suddenly like lightning; afterwards a continuous pain; (<) evening, when walking; in the morning on rising to urinate pressure in cardiac region, only ceasing after micturition; urine scanty, acrid, dark, sediment dark-red or brown.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Chronic cases, strangury, stitches simultaneously in anus and neck of bladder; heaviness and dull pressure in bladder; frequent urging, forcing patient to retain the urine and to support abdomen with both hands; urging, but must wait a long time before urine passes; emission delayed, with pain in back, (>) soon after flow begins. Micturition preceded by severe pains in back, accompanied by itching in urethra and burning, followed some time after by itching and violent shooting, tearing and cutting pains in urethra; pain (<) on lying down, especially at night; (>) by horseback riding; DISPOSITION TO GRAVEL AND CALCULI; in children urging to urinate with impossibility to pass it, they cry impatiently and grasp the abdomen (Cantharis, pulling at penis), their urine may be pale and clear. Urine foamy, turbid, milky, with an offensive purulent sediment; scanty, dark-red clear, with deposit of uric acid or red sand; haematuria and haemorrhoids.

Mercurius [Merc]

Fever with chilliness; great soreness in vesical region to touch; violent urging, urine flows in a thin stream or only drop by drop, containing mucus, blood or pus; during micturition sweat breaks forth; urine burning, dark-red and turbid; sour or pungent odor; contains white flakes; pus or fleshlike shreds of mucus; gonorrhoeal inflammation.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Urging after and shuddering along spine during micturition; burning in urethra and stitching in abdomen during micturition; painful retention; URINE COLD WHEN IT PASSES, smells like horse- urine, dark-brown and looks like the dregs of a cider barrel.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Painful, ineffectual urging or discharge of urine drop by drop, with burning and tearing; micturition preceded by pressure on bladder, accompanied and followed by contractive pain in urethra, urine pale, later thick, purulent; reddish with brickdust sediment.

Pareira-brava [Pareir]

Painful sensation of a LARGE BALL IN BLADDER, as if the bladder were distended and the pain radiating down the thighs; constant urging to urinate, with violent pains in glans penis, and straining, even to extort screams; patient can only URINATE WHEN HE GOES ON HIS KNEES, pressing his head firmly against the floor, remaining in that position for some time; perspiration breaks out and finally the urine begins to drop off with interruptions, with great pain at end of penis; (<) after midnight till morning; urine turbid, mucous; thick, tough, sticks to the sides of the vessel, sediment of red sand; strong ammoniacal smell of the urine.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Constant urging; enuresis nocturna with profuse discharge of the clear, watery urine; urine milky, with bloody, jellylike pieces of mucus: decomposes rapidly.

Piper-methysticum [Pip-m]

(Kava-Kava). Chronic cystitis with foetid urine of a dirty color and crystalline sediment on bottom and sides of the vessel, but especially depositing a stringy, gelatinous mass, very adherent, sleepless and restless, compelling change of position.

Polygonum [Polyg]

Painful cutting and feeling of strangulation at the neck of bladder when urinating, lasting a long time; pains in sacrum and bladder, with a desire to micturate, not relieved by voiding

large quantities of urine.

Populus [Pop]

Chronic catarrh; chronic gleet; elderly persons; ardor urinae or perfect retention; urine scanty, with large quantities of mucus or pus and severe tenesmus as soon as the last drops are voided, or a little before.

Prunus-spin [Prun]

Terrific burning in urethra of bladder, which always feels full and is MORE COMFORTABLE WHEN CONTAINING URINE; tearing, cutting pains; urine scanty.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Aching, burning and cutting pains in vesical region; after urinating, spasmodic pains in neck of bladder, extending to pelvis and thighs; scanty, red-brown urine with brick-colored sediment; retention with redness, soreness and heat in bladder, cannot retain the urine, which passes in drops when sitting or walking; VESICAL SYMPTOMS ACCOMPANYING PREGNANCY or after exposure to cold.

Sarsaparilla [Sars]

Chronic cystitis; frequent, inefficient urging to urinate and diminished excretion; severe tenesmus as in gravel, with emission of white, acrid, turbid matter and mucus; much pain at the conclusion of passing water; during MICTURITION AIR PASSES FROM THE BLADDER; sand in urine, the child screams before and while passing it; urine irritating, bright and clear, or scanty, flaky with deposit of sand; intolerable smell of the genitals.

Senega [Seneg]

Catarrh of bladder of old people; urine dark-colored, diminished in quantity and foams when shaken; urging and scalding before and after urinating; urine holds mucous shreds and on cooling becomes thick and cloudy; great debility, weak legs, trembling and faintness on walking.

Sepia [Sep]

Chronic cases; distension of lower portion of abdomen; urging, from pressure on bladder, urine passes only after waiting some minutes; annoying, itching sensation in vesical region; during and after micturition chilliness and heat in head; mucous discharge periodical, not at each micturition; violent burning in bladder; feeling as if bladder were full and its contents would fall out over the pubes, with constant desire to push them (not a pressure downward, as if everything would be pressed out through vulva); urine thick, slimy, very offensive (putrid), depositing a yellowish pasty sediment; greasy cuticle on surface of turbid urine.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Constant painful desire, with discharge of bloody urine, requires great effort to pass it; cutting in abdomen before urinating, after it pain continuous in urethra until renewed urging comes on; urine foetid, with greasy pellicle; feverish and sleepless through the night.

Sulphur-iod [Sul-i]

Constant painful desire to urinate with but slight flow, urine looking white and cloudy; pain and weakness across kidneys; catarrh of bladder in old people, pain in prostate, feeling of weakness in bladder; mucous deposits in urine.

Tarentula-hisp [Tarent]

Cystitis with high fever, gastric derangement, excruciating pains and ischuria; bladder swollen and hard; great tenesmus, weakening the patient, with passage only of a dark-red, brown urine, foetid, with deposits of a gravel-like sediment.

Terebinthina [Ter]

Strangury; sensitiveness of hypogastrium; tenesmus of bladder; violent burning and cutting in bladder, alternating with a similar pain in bladder, (<) at rest, (>) when walking in open air; URINE RETAINED AT THE FUNDUS of the bladder from atony in old persons of a sedentary habit.

Thuja [Thuj]

Frequent urging with profuse discharge, urine looks clear when passed, but becomes cloudy when standing; burning in urethra during and after micturition; stitches from rectum into the bladder.

Uva-ursi [Uva]

Dysuria, strangury; frequent urging with little discharge, followed by burning, cutting pains; HAS TO LIE ON HIS BACK TO PASS URINE; profuse mucous sediment, very tenacious, passed with great straining; severe spasm in bladder before micturition; constipation. Prof. Weber highly recommends the drinking of from 5 to 7 litres water daily in chronic cystitis, to wash out the kidneys and the bladder.

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.