Chenopodium [Chen-a]

BILIOUS PNEUMONIA, ACCOMPANIED WITH COPIOUS MUCOUS EXPECTORATION; severe pain in the region of inner angle of right shoulder-face, running into the chest; constant irritation and ticking in larynx cause cough.

China [Chin]

Hectic symptoms, with marked prostration, from loss of blood; pneumonia complicated with hyperaemia of liver, icterus, intestinal catarrh; incipient gangrene; haemoptysis, with subsequent suppuration of lungs and stitches in chest, worse during deep breathing and sudden movements.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Lobular pneumonia, when formation of abscess threatens; beginning paralysis of lungs, indicated by sudden difficulty of breathing, followed by great prostration; complication with whooping-cough; face earthy, dirty, bluish; roof of mouth red; sweat sour-smelling; diarrhoea; sudden suffocative attacks with coolness of the surface of the body, great prostration and apnoea disproportionate to the amount of solidification; the body covered with cold, viscid sweat.

Digitalis [Dig]

PNEUMONIA SENILIS, THE HEART’S ACTION FAILING; respiration irregular and performed by frequent deep sighs; respiratory murmur feeble; cough (<) about midnight or towards morning, from talking, drinking anything cold, bending body forward; passive congestion of lungs, descending on a weakened, dilated heart; cough with profuse, loose purulent sputa or of a sweetish taste, sometimes with a little dark blood; pressure passive hyperaemia of brain, which feels fatigued and weak.

Elaps [Elaps]

Affects more right lung and the morning pain is severe enough to prevent his getting up; feeling of coldness in chest after drinking; cough with intense pain in chest and sensation as if right apex would be torn out, and as if the heart were being squeezed; SPUTA OF BLACK BLOOD.

Ferrum-iod [Ferr-i]

CHRONIC PNEUMONIA AND BRONCHORRHOEA; great oppression of chest; is obliged to take a deep breath, which causes a feeling of soreness in chest, with a feeling of oppression as if expansion of thorax were prevented; short, hacking cough, with yellowish- white, rather thick expectoration, rather tenacious and drawn out in threads.

Ferrum-met [Ferr]

PNEUMONIA SENILIS; laxity of fibre; pulse soft and quick, or slow and easily compressible; dyspnoea slowly increasing; bloody expectoration of almost pure blood or of frothy pink mucus. Secondary congestion following pneumonia, one side being inflamed when suddenly the other side also becomes affected.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Congestive pneumonia, with suffering under scapulae, both sides, caused by checked sweat; short paroxysms of pain in superior part of right lung, when taking a deep breath, pulse slow, full. Catarrhal pneumonia growing out of relaxed and debilitated condition of system on RETURN OF WARM WEATHER AT CLOSE OF WINTER; hoarseness with dryness of throat; burning in larynx and chest when coughing.

Glonoinum [Glon]

Collateral oedema of the parts of the lungs not attacked by pneumonia, preventing the return of blood from brain, and thus poisoning it; extreme dyspnoea; serous and foamy sputa; cyanosis, with fulness of all the veins of the neck and head; coma.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Mild suppurative stage, extending only over small part of a lung, with lentescent fever; pneumonia; with profuse purulent expectoration; weakness of the chest, preventing talking; late stage of croupous pneumonia.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Pneumonia, with cerebral symptoms, delirium, sopor; dry; fatiguing night cough or rattling in chest; pneumonia complicated with typhoids; hypostatic pneumonia in the course of other chronic affections; pneumonia senilis, with acute oedema of lungs; pneumonia of drunkards.

Iodum [Iod]

PNEUMONIA CROUPOSA, BEGINNING OF PLASTIC EXUDATION; tendency to bronchial and pulmonary congestion and haemorrhage; fever will not abate and continued great thirst; cough, with great dyspnoea as if the chest could not expand; sensation of weakness in chest, with anxiety and oppression, and burning, stabbing pains; blood- streaked sputa. Also, during third stage, where show suppuration sets in without marked febrile symptoms in tuberculous patients and causes a slow; progressive hectic, entirely confined to lungs, (>) in open air than in a warm room.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

PNEUMONIA INFANTUM; breathing spasmodic and wheezing as from spasm of lungs; respiration rapid; difficult; severe dyspnoea, due to clogging of the larger bronchi by inflammatory exudation; rattling of large bubbles or fine rattling noises in chest, with spasmodic cough and nausea; face blue or pale; hyperaemia of brain, without sopor; convulsions.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

PNEUMONIA CROUPOSA, with expectoration of tough, stringy mucus, coughs up casts of elastic fibrinous nature; loud mucous rales; pain from back to sternum of from midsternum darting to between the shoulders, (<) mornings.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Pneumonia infantilis, capillary bronchitis, intense dyspnoea, although there is a great deal of mucus in chest, it is raised with difficulty; breathing wheezing, whistling, oppressed, so that child and neither sleep nor drink; cyanotic symptoms with puffiness over either eyelid; inability to breathe deeply; stitching pains; chiefly in the walls of chest, especially in lower third of right lung, going through the chest to back, through they may occur all over the chest, (<) from any motion or at any other time. Later stages of pneumonia with copious exudation in lungs and great rattling of mucus during cough, expectoration contains little globules of pus, (<) about 3 P.M.; hepatization of right lung with inability to breathe or to lie on right side; sweat on upper lip during sleep, especially in children; abscess of lung, with expectoration of pus and blood.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

HEPATIZATION DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS OF CEREBRAL CONGESTION with effusion, dilated pupils face red, hot; dropped jaw; coma, palsy of limbs; great dyspnoea with dulness on percussion pain in left lung, particularly in tuberculous constitutions; sputa frothy like soapsuds, showing oedema pulmonum, or copious, purulent, green sputa; stitches through from sternum to back (>) from any motion; pleuritic stitches, effusion.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Fibrinous exudation into the lung substance with white-coated tongue; mucus white and viscid; cough hard and exhausting.

Kali-nitr [Kali-n]

Pneumonia, with excessive heat and thirst; DYSPNOEA OUT OR PROPORTION TO AFFECTION OF LUNG, (>) by copious perspiration and profuse haemorrhage.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Pneumonia with wheezing and expectoration of yellow, loose, rattling phlegm or watery mucus; stage of resolution; suffocative feeling in hot atmosphere; desire for cool air.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

GANGRENE OF LUNGS; anxious feeling of heaviness in chest, (>) by pressure; after every coughing spell, copious, purulent expectoration, periodical haemoptoe, with greenish-yellow, purulent sputa; expectoration of black, coagulated blood; chest feels bruised, as if beaten, and frequent desire to take a deep breath, with puffing of cheeks and violent working of nostrils.

Lachesis [Lach]

Late stage of pneumonia, when it assumes a typhoid form, especially when an ABSCESS FORMS IN THE LUNGS; sputa frothy mixed with blood, purulent, profuse sweat; cough during sleep and feels worse on waking from sleep; brain symptoms, such as muttering deliria and hallucinations. Tuberculosis or low-graded chronic pneumonia, developing during the progress of other diseases; hepatization, mostly of left lung, with great dyspnoea on awaking; has to cough hard and long before he can raise; chest feels constricted and stuffed. Threatened gangrene of lungs with foetid breath and sputa.

Lachnanthes [Lachn]

TYPHOID PNEUMONIA; hot, oppressed feeling in lungs and heat, with dizziness; cough (<) in bed, preventing sleep; stitches following one another in quick succession, while at rest and when moving; unnatural brightness of eyes, with red, flushed face; restless while perspiring; loquacious delirium; fever (<) 12 P.M.; pulse very rapid, small, thin, sometimes hard, deafness; flatulency.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

TYPHOID PNEUMONIA, when paralysis of lungs threatens with dyspnoea; hurried and rattling breathing; compressible pulse, cold extremities; continual irritation by tickling; short, little cough; irritative cough, depending on cardiac affections; patient cough and spits a great amount of phlegm, sprinkled over and through with distinct dots of blood; lightness of breathing; want of energy of the vital powers and want of reaction.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

MALTREATED OR NEGLECTED PNEUMONIA, PASSING INTO A TYPHOID STATE, particularly if suppuration of the lungs impends, with adynamia and night-sweats; extensive hepatization, with diaphragmatic breathing and fanlike motion of the nostrils and great dyspnoea. Right side mostly affected, but also left; scanty, gray sputa, or cough loose, full and deep, sounding as if entire lung were softened, the patient raising a whole mouthful of mucus at a time of a light rust color, but not thick, more stringy and easily separated (Bryonia, round, jelly like lump, almost a yellow or soft brick shade); circumscribed redness of face; coldness of one foot (right one) while the other is warm or hot.

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.