Speech Difficulties

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

Aconite [Acon]

Trembling and temporary stammering; speech imperfect, lisping; utters only unintelligible words; loss of power of speech.

Anacardium-orient [Anac]

When speaking he finds it difficult to utter certain words, as if his tongue were too heavy; great mental weakness, he fails to know what and how to say it.

Belladonna [Bell]

Stammering weakness of the organ of speech, with unimpaired consciousness; paralytic weakness of organs of speech; heavy breathing and great lassitude; great difficulty in talking, his voice is sibilant; tremor and stuttering of tongue; loss of speech.

Bovista [Bov]

Stammering, particularly when reading, unable to pronounce some words.

Bufo [Bufo]

Difficult, impeded and unintelligible speech; stammering.

Cannabis-ind [Cann-i]

Forgets the last words or thoughts, speaks in a bass voice with dull sound; begins a sentence, but forgets what he wanted to say; talks rapidly, but stammers and stutters; lips fail to move as if paralyzed.

Cannabis-sat [Cann-s]

Speech difficult, he is unable to speak as usual, misses words or cannot speak at all or repeats the same words over and over.

Causticum [Caust]

He often pronounces words wrong and transposes letter and syllables; stuttering in words rich in constants; lisping, paretic state of tongue and lips.

Cicuta [Cic]

While speaking he can articulate the first few words without hesitation, but while speaking the rest he is seized with slight jerking of the head backward, and articulate almost as in hiccough; tries to speak, but cannot move tongue.

Crocus-sat [Croc]

Absence of mind and forgetfulness; makes constant mistakes in words, music is the only thing which clings to his mind.

Euphrasia [Euphr]

While speaking he recommences many times, not only repeating the first words of a sentence (a kind of stammering), but also after the periods he often recommences in order to select another expression.

Glonoinum [Glon]

Difficulty of speech from diminished power of the tongue; the result of pressure upon the brain, (<) by wine.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Dumbness, inhibited speech; loss of speech; utters nonsense; talks of things which others try to keep secret; murmurs nonsense to himself; incoherence of speech; in loud reading intermixes indecent words; difficult mobility or paralysis of tongue; utters only inarticulate sounds.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Remarkably slow speech; difficulty to collect his thoughts and to express them; forgets what he wanted to say, even his own name; aphasia; he cannot speak, but can repeat the words spoken to him. Disturbances of speech, emanating from brain, medulla oblongata or spinalis.

Lachesis [Lach]

Mental overexertion with inability to think, defective memory; makes errors in spelling, fails to pronounce certain words; speech nasal and hard to understand; vocal organs thick, tongue stiff; stuttering without any appreciable cause.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Cannot read, because he mistakes letters, he can write correctly, but cannot read what he wrote, leaves out syllables and cannot find the right words for common things, though he may speak fluently about abstract things.

Mercurius [Merc]

Speaks with difficulty; dreadful stammering; cannot retain what he reads and makes mistakes in speaking; does not hear question; tremor mercurialis of organs of speech.

Natrum-carb [Nat-c]

Stuttering on account of heaviness of tongue, which renders speech difficult; dry mouth and throat.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Deficient development of organs of speech, probably from a central cause; utters only unarticulated sounds.

Platina [Plat]

Stuttering, her voice sounds as if she had something in her mouth, as if the posterior organs of speech were covered and clumsy; hysterical disturbances of speech.

Plumbum [Plb]

Articulation imperfect and incomplete; sometimes he utters only confused sounds on attempting to speak.

Secale [Sec]

Speech difficult and stammering, with a feeling on every motion as if there were some resistance to be overcome.

Selenium [Sel]

Stammering, makes mistakes in talking, uttered syllables wrongly, could not articulate many words for many days.

Spigelia [Spig]

Repeats the first syllable of the first words several times; after that speaks plainly; helminthiasis.

Stramonium [Stram]

Utters only single inarticulate sounds, unable to utter a sensible words, knows it himself, which makes him downhearted and anxious; stuttering; most time dumb, expresses his wish by pointing to objects; tongue trembles at every attempt to speak; incoordination of motion.

Tabacum [Tab]

While reading he cannot articulate, reads indistinctly; speech difficult and unintelligible.

Vipera [Vip]

Stammers, with weakness and sleepiness; speech inarticulate and difficult.

Zincum [Zinc]

Echo-speech: patient repeats in monotonous singing way the words and sentences of his neighbor without being conscious of it; weakness of the organs of speech when reading (Tabacum).

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.