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


Aconite [Acon]

Severe and constant pain in epigastrium, pressing outward; pain going to the navel or changing from stomach to liver; yellowish- white thick fur in mouth. Jaundice from a cold with catarrh of the small intestines, after fright, during pregnancy, in newborn children. From atrophy of liver malignant jaundice (Tincture according to Jousset); constipation or diarrhoea.

Arsenicum [Ars]

JAUNDICE AFTER INTERMITTENTS, often maltreated by quinine; after abuse of mercury, with pressure and tension in right hypochondrium, in different hepatic affections; heat, restlessness, anxiety, irritable m, mood alternating with low spiritedness.

Aurum [Aur]

Jaundice with pain in liver and pit of stomach; bad breath and putrid taste; after eating pressure in hypochondria; hard knotty, grayish stool; greenish-brown urine; lower extremities from knees down to feet painful and tired.

Belladonna [Bell]

After abuse of China or Mercurius; in COMPLICATION WITH BILIARY CALCULI; hardness of liver; congestion to head.

Berberis-vulg [Berb]

Spasmodic, sticking, pressive pain in hepatic region, (<) by pressure; shooting-pressing in region of gall-bladder; COLIC FROM GALLSTONES; pale ashy-gray faeces, or profuse, acrid, watery diarrhoea; urine dark, turbid, with copious sediment; morbid hunger alternating with loathing of food or great thirst alternating with aversion to all kinds of drinks; constant troublesome bloatedness of abdomen, with occasional forcible and noisy discharge of flatus.

Bryonia [Bry]

JAUNDICE SPOILED BY THE ABUSE OF CALOMEL; stitching pain about liver, pains under right scapula; jaundice duodenal catarrh, especially when brought only a fit o anger or by the heat of the sun; obstinate constipation; thick, white, coated tongue, nausea, gagging; vomiting after eating or drinking; general malaise, (<) by motion.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Stitches in liver during or after stopping; cannot bear tight clothing around waist. enlarged liver; habitual constipation; grayish-white faeces, indigestion; pit of stomach swollen out like a saucer turned bottom up.

Calcarea-sulph [Calc-s]

Pain in hepatic region in right inguinal region, followed by weakness, nausea and pain in stomach, after mercurial poisoning.

Carduus-mar [Card-m]

Jaundice, with dull headache, bitter taste tongue white, especially in middle with red tip and edges; nausea with vomiting of acid green fluid, stools bilious, urine golden- yellow; uncomfortable fulness in hepatic region; COMPLICATION WITH GALL-STONES; great sensitiveness of head to cold; loss of remedy and smell.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Hepatic region very sensitive and painful to touch, clothing unendurable; pain and tenseness in hypochondria; flatulent colic (<) from least food; stools of ashy-gray color; dark-red, blood- looking urine; loathing of meal, butter, fat JAUNDICE IN CACHECTIC OR OLD PEOPLE.

Chamomilla [Cham]

After charging, imprudent diet or taking cold.

Chelidonium [Chel]

SPASMODIC PAINS IN LIVER SHOOTING TOWARDS BACK AND SHOULDER; stitches in hepatic region; bitter taste; tongue white, pasty, red on tip and edges; tough, mucus saliva; loss of appetite with digest and nausea, longing for very hot drinks; diarrhoea and constipation alternately, urine bright yellow and clear or cloudy, with reddish, slimy sediment; heaviness in different part of head, irritability and ill-humor; irregular pulsations of heart.

China [Chin]

Gastro-duodenal catarrh; dulness and confusion of head; yellow- coated tongue; dry lips; inappetency; loathing of meat; bitter and sour eructations and taste; gagging; oppression of stomach and chest, (<) after eating, frequent whitish stools, foetid flatus passed without relief; great languor, out of humor; oppressive tearing headache, (<) at night with restless, unrefreshing sleep. JAUNDICE FROM GALL-STONES (tincture according to Dr. Thayer); feeling in right hypochondrium as from subcutaneous ulceration; liver swollen and sensitive to touch.

Chionanthus [Chion]

Chronic cases of jaundice, recurring every summer; uneasy sore feeling in region of right hypochondrium; enormous liver; constipation. stools clay-colored, urine very dark almost black, hot, bitter sour eructations; offensive flatus day and night.

Conium [Con]

Hard swelling of liver; stitches and painful tearing, (<) on inspiration; senses of fulness and repletion in epigastrium; HARNESS OF ABDOMEN FROM SWELLING OF MESENTERIC GLANDS; poor appetite with strong craving for salt things; diarrhoea and constipation alternating; cough (<) after lying down.

Crot. [Crot-h]

MALIGNANT, BLACK JAUNDICE; stitches in hepatic region on drawing a long breath, (<) on pressure; complete loss of taste, constipation; urine jellylike and red like blood; skin very dark-brown; dark haemorrhages from nose, mouth, bowels, uterus, etc., confuses speech, rapid pulse, coldness of skin.

Digitalis [Dig]

JAUNDICE FROM CARDIAC TROUBLES AND IMPERFECT FUNCTION OF THE LIVER; liver enlarged and feels sore to touch, as if bruised bitter or sweetish; tongue clean or whitish-yellow; pulse slow, even slower that the beating of the heart; drowsiness increasing to stupor; urine high-colored from admixture of bile-pigment; suffocative spells with painful constriction of chest; stool delayed, chalky; chilliness and shuddering alternating with heat; (>) from profuse watery diarrhoea.

Dolichos [Dol]

Yellow face, constipation with liver complaint and itching; at night in bed burning in skin intolerable; cannot sleep on account of the violent itching, without any visible eruptions; scratching increases itching; white stools.

Fel-tauri [Fel]

Violent pain in bowels with thin stools, which are followed after straining by crumbling masses.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Jaundice with prostration, clay-colored stools; passive congestion of liver bilious diarrhoeas and relaxed gall-ducts; deficient secretion of bile.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Gastro-duodenal catarrh; torpor of liver with pale, scanty stools; chronic gastric catarrh from atony of stomach; faintness and sinking gone feeling in stomach; palpitation with faintness; atrophy of liver and marasmus.

Iodum [Iod]

Dirty, yellowish skin; great emaciation; downcast, irritable mood; yellow, almost dark-brown color of the face; thick coating of the tongue; much thirst; intense canine hunger with vomiting after eating; frequent eructations; gastralgia; white diarrhoeic stools alternating with constipation; dark, yellowish- green, corroding urine,; organic lesions of live; DYSCRASIA WITH HECTIC FEVER.

Juglans-ciner [Jug-c]

Stitching pains about liver, pain under right scapula; OCCIPITAL HEADACHE OF A SHARP, SHOOTING CHARACTER; waking at three in the morning and cannot sleep again; bilious, yellowish-green stools, with tenesmus and burning in anus.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Dull pain and stitches in right hypochondrium, limited to a small spot; clay-colored stools, (<)EARLY PART OF SUMMER; ALTERATION OF GASTRIC AND RHEUMATIC SYMPTOMS; metallic taste; confusion in head.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Swelling of liver; stitch-pain in right chest through to shoulder; pressive, sprained pain in liver, can lie only on right side; exhaustive;no thirst or appetite; purulent sediment in urine; ABSCESS OF LIVER.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

JAUNDICE FROM DUODENAL CATARRH, white-coated tongue, stools light-colored; sluggish action of liver, pain in right side.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]


Lachesis [Lach]

LIVER COMPLAINTS, eSPECIALLY AT THE CLIMAXIS; after ague; pain as if something had lodged in the right side, with stinging; when turning to left side, a ball seems to roll over in abdomen; distention in abdomen as if the parts were too small; cannot bear anything tight around hie; watery. light-yellow, often offensive stools; urine almost black foamy; chest feels constricted, wants fresh air.

Leptandra [Lept]

Dull, aching pain in region of gall-bladder; hot, aching pain in liver, extending to spine; chilliness along spine; clay- colored diarrhoea.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Chronic liver complaints, NUTMEG LIVER, ATROPHIC FORM; abscess of liver, obstinate constipation; incarcerated flatus; chronic intestinal catarrh; when turning to right side hard body seems to roll from the navel to right side; turbid, milky urine depositing a red sediment; weariness and drowsiness.

Mercurius [Merc]

Jaundice with violent rush of blood to head, bad taste, tongue moist and furred, yellow; soreness in hepatic region; from gall-stones, with duodenal catarrh, in the newborn, SWEAT STAINS LINEN YELLOW; clay-colored and offensive stools; urine dark red turbid; tongue showing imprint of teeth.

Myrica-cerif [Myric]

Very despondent; dull, heavy headache, (<) morning; yellow sclera with redness of eyelids; tongue coated dirty-yellow; taste bitter, breath offensive; no appetite; skin yellow; dark-colored urine; feels weak and drowsy, with much MUSCULAR SORENESS AND ACHING, (<) IN LOWER LIMBS.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Jaundice from violent anger, abuse of quinine or too high living, from enlarged liver of drunkards; gastro-duodenal catarrh, headache, dizziness, loss of appetite. bitter taste; nausea, vomiting, gasping; pressure in stomach (>) from belching, soreness of pit, stomach and bowels, constipation; itching of skin in the evening; peevish, irritable; attacks of fainting after which he feels very sick and weak.

Phosphorus [Phos]

ACUTE, YELLOW ATROPHY OF LIVER, FATTY LIVER FROM HEART AFFECTION; MALIGNANT JAUNDICE FROM ORGANIC AFFECTIONS; in complication with pneumonia or deep-seated brain disease, during pregnancy, from nervous excitement;painful feeling of weakness across abdomen; stools profuse, watery, light-colored; dry cough and involuntary discharge of urine; constant chilliness, even in a warm room.

Podophyllum [Podo]

JAUNDICE FROM TORPOR OF LIVER, from gall-stones, from hyperaemia of liver with fulness, soreness and pain in hepatic region, (>) by rubbing and stroking hypochondrium with hands; alternate constipation and diarrhoea; stools chalklike, faecal, undigested; pale, hard, dry. clayey; pain running from stomach to gall-bladder, often attended with excessive nausea.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Duodenal catarrh, disordered digestion, diarrhoea.

Ranunculus-bulb [Ran-b]

Jaundice with itching of body, especially of PALMS OF HANDS; stitches in hepatic region, extending up to chest.

Sulphur [Sulph]

In psoric person, with or without hardness and swelling of liver; vomiting of ingesta and blood; pain in pit of stomach or right hypochondrium; abdomen bloated, constipation; sleeplessness; nightly itching of skin; hectic fever.

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.