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

Aconite [Acon]

Idiopathic cerebral inflammation, especially when lying, with thee head exposed the direct rays of the sun, particularly when asleep; violent burning as if the brain were removed by boiling water. meningitis with exudation; effects of sunstroke or of a fit of anger.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Coma, with eclampsia and tetaniform convulsions; unconsciousness; dilated pupils; staring eyes; pressing pain in forehead, as if it would split, with vomiting and diarrhoea, red spots on cheeks, pulse small, hard and frequent with cold skin.

Anacardium [Anac]

Sequelae of brain fever total loss of memory; weakness of special senses; dullness and confusion of the head; incomplete paralysis of muscles subject to volition.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Stupefying headache with vertigo, drowsiness, vomiting and cold sweat,(>) somewhat by washing head; full, hard, quick pulse, or clonic spasms, preceded by severe vomiting, with fainting, followed by deep sopor, with constant jactitation of extremities; partial or general convulsions, with small, filiform pulse and decrease of all bodily heat. Cough with suffocative attacks.

Apis-mell [Apis]


Meningitis from suppression or spread erysipelas or other exanthemata. Congestion to the head and face, with fullness, burning and throbbing in brain; MENINGITIS INFANTUM. loss of consciousness and delirium, SINGLE SHARP, SHRILL SCREAMS WHILE SLEEPING OR WAKING, dilated pupils, raises hand to back of ears while it scrams. Apis may follow Belladonna When exudation is established.

Arnica [Arn]

Traumatic meningitis with serous of bloody extravasations; heavy sleep, with nervous twitching, constant dreaminess; heat and redness of face, simultaneously with coldness of the body; contraction of pupils; involuntary defaecation and micturition; pulse full, strong, stertor.

Belladonna [Bell]


Simple meningitis; boring with the HEAD INTO THE PILLOW; SENSITIVENESS TO LIGHT AND NOISE; or for violent burning and stitching pains in the head; red sparkling eyes; with furious look; red and bloated face; sopor; with distorted and half-opened eyes; HEAT IN THE HEAD, with violent throbbing of the carotids; swelling of the veins of the head; head hot, body and extremities cold; loss of consciousness and speech, or muttering;violent delirium; convulsive movements of the limbs; spasmodic constriction of the throat, with difficult deglutition and other hydrophobic symptoms vomiting; involuntary discharge of urine and faeces.

Bryonia [Bry]

Meningitis after suppression of some eruption; the state of excitement is merging into that of depression or stupor; constant sopor; with delirium; livid face; heat about the head; great thirst; sudden starting from sleep; screams, and cold sweat on forehead,(<) from least motion; more or less constant motion of the jaws; as if chewing something; constipation; marked squinting with one of both eyes.

Cantharis [Canth]

Pain deep in brain, with constant expression of anguish on face resembling a sullen scowl or frown; eyes closed, or without expression when open; heaviness in occiput, with drowsiness and incapacity of thinking; stitching, tearing, or drawing pains; frequent micturition, with burning, cutting pains; face pale, yellow, wrinkled.

Chloroformum [Chlf]

Arachnitis with lead head drawn down upon shoulders, eyes, open and close with a incredible rapidity; eyeballs rolled downward; pupils contracted; rapid convulsive motions of facial muscles, whole faces frightfully distorted; foaming at mouth, jaws locked, lips tightly compressed; stertorous breathing; rapid convulsive motions of the muscles of arms and legs; blue nails; sudden jerking and trembling of every muscle in the body for about a minute, and then passing off without awaking him from his comatose sleep.

Cicuta [Cic]

Cerebral disease following suppressed eruptions; bad effects from CONCUSSION OF BRAIN WHEN SPASMS SET IN; convulsions begin by turning the head towards shoulder; head heavy; lockjaw, jerking of limbs; incomplete coma, frequent micturition, urine propelled with great force.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Dull feeling in head, as after a spree, great pain in head any eyeballs, (<) by slightest motion of head and eyeballs; tongue clean, but pointed and trembling, or swollen; peculiar wild look out of his eyes; quick, full pulse, insomnia from excitement in brain.

Cina [Cina]

Stupefying headache, especially in forehead, then in occiput also; vomiting with clean tongue or discharge of worms by mouth or rectum; milky-white urine; sudden distressing cries in sleep; child cross and peevish.

Cuprum [Cupr]

MENINGITIS THE RESULT OF SUPPRESSED EXANTHEMA;loud screaming, followed by violent convulsions, thumbs clenched, face pale with blue lips, eyes constantly rotating; breathing short and anxious; skin cool, covered with cold sweat; when drinking she constantly bites the glass or the spoon; deep sopor; with twitching and jerking of limbs. After meningitis extreme weakness, want of appetite, fever in evening, sweat mornings, filiform pulse; skin flabby; cold and moist; loquacious delirium on awaking from sleep, or on becoming conscious he appears frightened.

Digitalis [Dig]

Throbbing pains in forehead; violent delirium. bright balls of fire in thee field of vision; objects appear in various colors, as blue or green; amaurotic congestion of retina; dilated pupils; deathly nausea and vomiting and sinking sensation at pit of stomach; intermittent, slow pulse; buzzing in ears; coldness of body with cold sweat; excessive prostration; scanty, albuminous urine.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Cerebral or meningeal inflammation at the onset of the disease, intense and overwhelming congestion of the brain in children, during dentition; excruciating headache, with nausea, giddiness and blindness.

Glonoinum [Glon]

SENSATION AS THE HEAD WERE ENORMOUSLY EXPANDED, pain ascending from below upward and from within outward; spasmodic vomiting of cerebral origin; throbbing headache,(<) by shaking head, with great quickness of pulse; redness of eyes with soreness of globe of eyes; cephalic cry; sunstroke.

Helleborus [Hell]

Meningitis, when exudation has taken place; sharp shooting pains with sensorial apathy; head hot, forehead wrinkled; automatic motion t regular intervals of head, of one arm and leg; SCANTY OR SUPPRESSED URINATION, with relief of symptoms when urine passes more freely.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Traumatic cerebritis, in infants and children, with spasms.

Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]

Headache with vomiting, agitation, pulse feeble, unequal and frequent; respiration unequal; convulsions of face, eyes and extremities, pupils dilated or contracted, dimness of sight, changeable deliria.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Stupor, loss of consciousness, delirium, the patient talking of his domestic affairs; singing, muttering, smiling, grasping at flocks, sudden starting; watery diarrhoea; red face, with starting look, (>) from shaking head of siting with the head bent forward; pulsating wave through the head.

Hypericum [Hyper]

Tearing stitches in brain; beating, mostly on vertex; pains as if brain would be torn to pieces; face hot, bloated; tongue coated white or yellow, great thirst with desire for warm drinks; spells of short backing cough; traumatic cerebral and spinal meningitis.

Lachesis [Lach]

Alternation of contraction and paralysis; convulsive or apoplectiform state with vivid face; profound coma and trembling or extremities; sharp pains in head, so that patient screams out; rolling of head from side to side or boring it into pillow; trembling and palpitation of heart;strawberry tongue; pulse quick and feeble; feet cold, mind befogged and drowsy from cerebral exhaustion and blood-poisoning.

Lachnanthes [Lachn]

Meningitis with circumscribed redness of cheeks and most brilliant eyes; insomnia and restlessness from severity of headache; sensation as if the brain enlarged upward and tried to burst out at vertex; wry neck.

Mercurius [Merc]

Follows well after Belladonna, when we have with the symptoms of the latter glandular swellings and sore mouth, flushed face, hasty, nervous speech,

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Distress and stupor in head, heat of face and buzzing in ears, tonic convulsions, coma; tinkling or paralysis of extremities; nausea, vomiting; anguish.

Opium [Op]

Lethargy, stertorous breathing, with the eyes half closed, and stupefaction after waking; great heaviness of head, with dull,.stupid look, as if drunk, frequent vomiting, complete listlessness and dullness of sense, the patient not desiring or complaining of anything.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Meningitis from suppressed otorrhoea, or nay other discharge.

Stramonium [Stram]

The sleep is almost natural, with twitching of the limbs, moaning, tossing about, absence of mind after waking, or staring look, slow and shy, retreating, or desire to escape, with screams; FRIGHTFUL VISIONS; feverish heat, red face and moist skin; vomiting when raising head from pillow; or at times from light.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

SUNSTROKE; fulness, weight of distention of the head; giddiness; intense headache; with fulness and throbbing of the arteries, sometimes with stupefaction; increased sensitiveness to sound, with buzzing, roaring etc.; double, partial, luminous, painful, dim or otherwise disordered vision; nausea and vomiting; tingling and numbness in the limbs;mental confusion, loss of memory; convulsions or paralysis of motion.

Zincum [Zinc]

Sharp, lancinating, pains through head, (<) from wine and stimulants; pressing, tearing pains in occiput, particularly at base of brain, shooting through eyes and into teeth; distressing cramplike pains at glabella; meningitis from non-development of a eruption from lack of vital power.

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.