Mercurius [Merc]

Bilious pneumonia (Chelidonium) with blood-streaked expectoration and sharp pains shooting through lower portion of right lung to back, CANNOT LIE ON RIGHT SIDE; icteroid symptoms; slimy stools, attended with great tenesmus before, during and after stool (Chelidonium, free discharges). Asthenic pneumonia with feeling of weight in lungs, (<) walking or ascending, short cough and expectoration of bloody saliva; EPIDEMIC BRONCHO-PNEUMONIA, with deep irritation of the nervous system; nose, larynx and trachea become suddenly dry, dyspnoea sets in with spasmodic cough, (<) at night and yellow-green, blood-streaked expectoration; skin

burning hot, at times covered with copious sweat; tongue yellow, soon becomes dry; senses dull violent headache, soporous condition, with light delirium; complains of little or no pain (influenza); INFANTILE LOBULAR PNEUMONIA.

Moschus [Mosch]

Irregular reaction or insufficient crisis in asthenic, torpid pneumonia in consequence of bleedings; great weight on chest; rattling, but no phlegm can be raised; pulse grows slower and slower.

Myrtus-com [Myrt-c]

Hepatization of left lung; stitching pain in left chest from upper portion straight through to the left shoulder-blade, (<) when taking a long breath or coughing.

Natrum-ars [Nat-ar]

Pneumonia complicated with asthma; pains of a stitching character in costo-cartilaginous region; tardy convalescence.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

SYCOTIC PNEUMONIA; inexpressible agony; slowly coagulated blood; stitching pains running up from abdomen to left chest; dry cough, with soreness in chest; rough feeling in throat, particularly at night; had to sit up and hold chest with both hands; loose,

purulent sputa in the morning; all gone, empty feeling in chest (Bryonia, Stann.)

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

PNEUMONIA OF OLD AND CACHECTIC PEOPLE; sputa are raised with difficulty; awakens often all stopped up with mucus and must expectorate before he can breathe more easily; sputa of blood mixed with clots during the day; pulse intermits.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

BRONCHO-PNEUMONIA, especially of drunkards, or of persons suffering from piles. PNEUMO-TYPHUS; gastric symptoms prevail.

Opium [Op]

INFANTILE PNEUMONIA, where the pulmonary inflammation is disguised by symptoms of cerebral congestion and oppression; cyanotic color of the upper part of body, with slow, stertorous respiration; PNEUMONIA SENILIS ET POTATORUM, with similar symptoms; difficult intermitting breathing, as from paralysis of lungs; blood thick, frothy, mixed with mucus; great oppression, burning about heart, tremor, feeble voice anxious sleep, with starts; chest hot; hot perspiration all over body, except lower limbs, sudamina; bed feels too hot.

Phosphorus [Phos]

BROMO-PNEUMONIA; dryness of air passages; excoriated feeling in upper chest; great weight on chest or tightness; chest sore, bruised; hepatization of lower half of right lung, later part of period of deposit and early part of that of absorption, with winglike motion of the alae nasi.; (<) from lying on left side; dulness of sound on percussion; bronchial respiration, frequently attended with crepitation and rattling. TYPHOID PNEUMONIA, not a genuine inflammation rather an accumulation of blood in the veins, and extravasation of fluid blood in the tissues of the organ; the patient is weak, with feeble pulse, sighs occasionally, is unable to use his lungs, not from pain, but merely from weakness and hyperaemic stagnation; pulse thready; cold sweat; PLEURO-PNEUMONIA, with extensive implication of the pleura; hepatization, with mucous or bloody sputa; coughing increases the difficulty of breathing; during the third stage purulent infiltration of the parenchyma, with mental depression, slight delirium, carphologia and subsultus tendinum, rapid prostration, cold clammy sweat, small, feeble, frequent pulse, dim eyes, sunken features, dry lips and tongue, short, laborious breathing, oppression and anxiety, tedious cough and expectoration, involuntary diarrhoea; threatened paralysis of lungs; tuberculosis in tall, slender, weak-chested persons. PHOS IS OUR GREAT TONIC TO THE HEART (VENOUS HEART) AND LUNGS.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

PNEUMONIA MORBILLOSA; broncho-pneumonia in chlorotic and anaemic women; a loose cough lingers after the resolution of a severe inflammation; debility and inertia of mind and body; free, yellowish-green sputa.

Ranunculus-bulb [Ran-b]

Sore spots remaining in and about the chest, as from subcutaneous ulceration, after pneumonia; pains about the lungs from adhesions after pleurisy, (<) from change of weather or change of temperature breathing short and oppressed, with pains in chest and inclination to draw a long breath, as respiratory murmurs are distinctly audible; prostration from the start.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

TYPHOID PNEUMONIA, often from resorption of pus, with tearing cough and restlessness, as rest aggravates the pain and dyspnoea; tongue red at tip; loss of strength, sopor, hardness of hearing, unconscious defaecation and urination, dryness and heat of skin, dry and sooty tongue; dyspnoea worse from distention of pit of stomach; sputa bloody or of color of brickdust, or green cold mucus, of putrid smell.

Sambucus [Samb]

Patient is suddenly roused from sleep at night with fear of suffocation from accumulated sputa or from laryngeal spasm, after midnight; yellow sputa, as if colored by bile, with saltish taste.

Sanguinaria [Sang]

SECOND AND THIRD STAGE; cough dry at first, excited by tickling and crawling in trachea and upper portion of chest; tough and rusty sputa during red hepatization, purulent and offensive in third stage; hectic fever, diarrhoea, night-sweats, prostration; distressing amount of dyspnoea, hands and feet burning hot or cold, lies, upon back, with head elevated; FAILURE OF HEART’S ACTION BEFORE AMOUNT OF HEPATIZATION CAN ACCOUNT FOR IT; heart’s beat weak and irregular; patient feels faint, covered with sweat and suffers from nausea; pulse small and quick; fever 2 to 4 P.M., with flushed cheeks.

Silicea [Sil]

Chronic neglected pneumonia, passing over into suppuration; dyspnoea when lying on back or coughing; lungs feel sore; excruciating, deep-seated pains in lungs; sputa profuse, foetid, green and purulent, often taste greasy.

Spongia [Spong]

BRONCHO AND CROUPOUS PNEUMONIA; sputa taste sour or salty, worse when lying down; wheezing, anxious breathing; burning and soreness in chest; during the stage of resolution with profuse secretion and expectoration of mucus, INABILITY TO LIE DOWN; the cough relieved by eating and drinking.

Squilla [Squil]

Suitable in pneumonia or pleurisy after bleeding, or when accompanied with gastric symptoms; pain in chest worse mornings, also cough; sputa copious and thin.

Sulphur [Sulph]

PNEUMONIA ASSUMES A TORPID CHARACTER, WITH SLOW SOLIDIFICATION OF THE LUNGS; there may still be much rattling of phlegm in chest, frequent weak, faint spells, and flushes of heat; feels suffocated; wants doors and windows open; constant heat on top of head. TORPID TYPHOID PNEUMONIA, with short, rapid breathing, mere heaving of the chest; cough and expectoration nearly impossible the patient responds sluggishly, comprehends slowly; worse about midnight. NEGLECTED OR OCCULT PNEUMONIA, occurring in psoric patients, and which threatens to terminate in tuberculosis pulmonum, or in phthisis pituitosa. Pneumonia passing through its first stages normally and then remains stationary; such a deficiency of reaction points to Sulph. as the remedy, where it accomplishes the absorption of the infiltration and prevents suppuration, when there are no typhoid symptoms and no tendency to phthisis pulmonum; bronchial respiration and hepatization most plainly heard on back. PNEUMONIA IN INFANTS AND OLD PEOPLE.

Terebinthina [Ter]

TYPHOID PNEUMONIA; unbearable burning and tightness across chest, with great dryness of mucous membranes or profuse expectoration; hepatization of lungs; moist crepitating rales in upper or middle lobes; entire posterior inferior region of right side of chest dull on percussion; pulse intermitting, irregular; great prostration.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Dyspnoea, with rattling of mucus; fear of suffocation frothy serous sputa; blue face; dry and spasmodic cough, accompanied by marked cerebral congestion; hurried and small pulse, cold skin and cold sweat, with excessive debility; capillary bronchitis, oedema of lungs; suitable often to old people.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

Pneumonia; pulse hard, strong, quick, full, incompressible; engorgement of lungs; sputa containing large masses of blood, with faint feeling in stomach, nausea, slow and intermittent pulse; constant burning distress in cardiac region; heart’s beat loud, strong and at the same time respiration difficult, slow and labored; GREAT ARTERIAL EXCITEMENT; great cerebral congestion; red streak through centre of tongue; sinking, faint feeling in pit of stomach on attempting to sit up, nausea; cold sweat; orthopnoea threatening cardiac paralysis from overexertion of heart.

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.