Rachitis Rickets

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

Angustura [Ang]

Gastric derangements, indicated by acidity, coated tongue pappy, unpleasant taste and loss of appetite; distention of abdomen; very copious, white, thin stools; cracking in all joints; weakness of whole body, as if the marrow of the bones were stiff; carious ulcers very painful.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Soft enlargement and curvature of bones; body bloated; scrofulous, bloated clumsy children with swelling of glands; most pains accompanied by numbness in affected parts; child screams on seeing dressings prepared; ulcers and sores raw-looking, bloody and dark.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Imperfect development; dwarfish children, mentally as well as physically; glands indurated, swollen; abdomen hard and distended; scurfs on head, ears and nose; eyes inflamed; face puffed; general emaciation, yet nurses and feeds well.

Belladonna [Bell]

Curvature of the lumbar vertebrae; squinting, enlarged pupils; pain in the throat when swallowing; thick protruding belly; gait unsteady and staggering; complexion pale, with occasional flushes of heat, cerebral symptoms, especially while teething.

Brucea-antidysenterica [Bruc]

The feet are turned outward, and the children walk on their inner ankles.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

The child cuts its teeth late, does not learn to walk for a long time, the fontanelles are late in closing; abdomen greatly enlarged; whitish frothy diarrhoea; curvature of spine and deformity of extremities; child refuses to move about, lies down almost all the time; rachitic deformity of thorax in costosternal region, with swelling of infra-maxillary and other glands; joints begin to swell, but are still normal in color; child is cross before stool and faint afterwards; vomiting of sour food and lumps of curdled milk; perspires when asleep, whether covered or not; pungent odor of urine.

Calcarea-fluor [Calc-f]

Enlargement or swelling on parietal bones of new-born children, with an apparent bony wall; deficient enamel of teeth; goitre; indurated cervical glands of stony hardness; osseous growths; suppuration of bones.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Defective nutrition; very sensitive to dampness; child thin, emaciated, with sunken, rather flabby abdomen, predisposed to glandular and osseous diseases; head large, both fontanelles open; cranial bones unnaturally thin and brittle; teeth develop tardily; curvature of spine, which does not support body and child is slow in learning to walk; neck thin, does not support head; persistent vomiting of milk, and colic after every feeding; stools green, slimy, lienteric, accompanied by foetid flatus; craving for bacon and ham; slow mental development, even stupidity. In older children any exposure to dampness and wet causes a general FEELING OF ACHING AND SORENESS, ESPECIALLY ON MOTION; every little exposure causes feeling of heat all over body; joints and periosteum irritated and inflamed; hence (<) from motion; condyles swollen on forearms and lower limbs; non-union of fractured bones; spina bifida. It may prevent rachitis and Silicea follows well.

Causticum [Caust]

Unsteady walking and easy falling of children; weakness and trembling of limbs; sensitive to cold air; profuse sweat from motion.

Fluoric-acid [Fl-ac]

Sequela of scarlatina; disease of bones, particularly of long bones; caries and necrosis, especially when they are of a psoric or syphilitic nature or from abuse of mercury; goitre; emaciation, muscles soft and flabby; weakly constitution; sallow complexion; feet and hands excessively moist.

Gettysburg-salt [Get]

Pott’s disease; LITTLE CHILDREN WITH CURVATURE OF SPINE; abscesses on each side of curvature; soreness of joints; brown or muddy urine; sensitive to changes of weather; enlargement of bones and ulceration; its discharge thin, watery, offensive; diarrhoea; hectic fever.

Kali-hydr [Kali-i]

Rachitis; distention of all tissues by interstitial infiltration; enlarged glands; swelling of the bones; hard lumps on cranium; decaying teeth; tearing-darting pains in all the limbs; jerks or contractions of tendons: remarkable emaciation; tenderness of the entire body, especially of head (otitis infantilis); extremely irritable, fretful.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Rachitis with atrophy; profuse, discolored, foul-smelling diarrhoea; violent thirst; brown covering of the teeth; indigestion with nervous depression, (<) from any excitement.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Glandular swellings; softening of the bones; nocturnal bone- pains, the ends of the bones inflamed; emaciation and debility from loss of fluids; upper parts wasted, lower parts swollen.

Mezereum [Mez]

Bones feel distended; soreness and burning in bones of thorax; bones inflamed, swollen, especially shafts of cylindrical bones; joints feel bruised, weary as if they would give way; emaciation of diseased parts.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Child has grown too rapidly (Baryta the opposite); great apathy and indifference from weakness and exhaustion; pale, sickly look; great debility; painless diarrhoea, tottering giant; painless swelling of glands; extremities cold and moist; interstitial ostitis.

Phosphorus [Phos]

PARALYSIS FOLLOWING RACHITIC CURVATURE OF SPINE; hip-joint disease, oozing of watery pus; exostoses, especially of skull, (<) at night and from least touch; glands enlarged, especially after contusions; hands and feet numb and clumsy; feet icy cold; faints easily.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Emaciation, especially of suffering parts; glands swollen, painful, hot; scraping or tingling in periosteum; jerking and boring in bones.

Ruta [Ruta]

Tottering gait, as if thighs were too weak and they pain on walking; can hardly keep his lower limbs still, turns and changes place frequently, when lying; skin becomes easily chafed, (<) in cold, damp weather.

Silicea [Sil]

Open fontanelles; head too large and rest of body emaciated, with pale face; abdomen swollen, hot; weak ankles; PROFUSE, SOUR, HEAD SWEAT AND BODY DRY; likes wrapping up; offensive diarrhoea, stools contain undigested food, with great exhaustion, but painless; inflammation, swelling, ulceration and necrosis of bones; cellular inflammations, boils, abscesses, etc., with tardy recovery and subsequent induration. Hecla lava also gives that string of pearls around the neck and follows well after Silicea

Staphisagria [Staph]

Black, crumbling, carious teeth; painful swelling of glands; swelling and suppuration of the bones and periosteum.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Fontanelles close too late; pale, sickly-looking face; eyes sunken, with blue margins; excoriating diarrhoea of scrofulous children; as if the bowels were too weak to retain their contents; sensation as if the vertebrae were gliding one over the other, when turning in bed; cracking in cervical vertebrae, especially on bending backward; curvature of spine, vertebrae softened; glandular swellings indurated or suppurating.

Theridion [Ther]

Scrofula when other remedies fail; rachitis, caries, necrosis; it reaches the root of the evil and destroys the cause.

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.