Soreness lumbar region and kidneys. Can bear no pressure: no jar. Has to step down carefully. Jar or jolt is intolerable. Burning; burning stitches, loins and kidneys. Sore kidneys with urinary disturbances; and excessive deposits. “Little calculi form, start down ureter: pains run up kidney and down to bladder.”. Berb. has bubbling sensations, and pains that radiate from a point.


Incipient nephritis.

Stinging and pressing pains, kidney region.

Kidneys act but slightly; urine contains albumen and fragments of casts.

Urine hot, dark; red, with white faeces: red and clear. Bloody urine.

Also, urine suppressed or retained.

Renal region sensitive, with shooting pains.

Painful urging to urinate.

Aconite has FEAR: tosses about with anxiety.

Attacks are sudden, violent.

Ailments from fright, vexation, chill: cold winds. (Bry., Nux, Hepar).


Pain in both kidneys (Brights disease.).

Renal pains; soreness; pressure on stooping.

Pain left kidney. (Benz.a., Thuja, K. ars.).

Suppression of urine.

“Acute inflammatory affection of kidneys, with albuminuria, as in scarlet fever or diphtheria; or, after these, as a sequel to acute disease.” KENT.

“Inflammation of kidneys closes up the case” (Scarlet fever)” and kills off a good many in allopathic practice, never in Homoeopathic hands.” KENT.

Typical Apis is thirstless: intolerant of heat.


In inflammation of kidneys, bladder, even pneumonia, its mental state, and the sore bruised feeling all over the body would enable you to do astonishing work.

Does not want to be touched.

Horrors in the night (Acon.). Horror of instant death.

Chill followed by nephritic pains, nausea and vomiting.

Piercing pains as from knives plunged into kidneys: chilly and inclined to vomit.

Urine difficult, scanty, dark, with thick brown sediment.

Suppression of urine.


“congestive kidneys, with dull aching, and smoky-looking urine.”. Violent burning and drawing pains in kidneys, bladder and urethra.

Pressure in kidneys when sitting; relieved by motion.

Stiff all over; heaviness and pains in region of kidneys.

Renal disease producing dropsy. Rapid attack with lumbar pain. Urine greatly diminished: loaded with albumen; contains casts and blood. Suppressed.

Urine smoky: with “coffee grounds” or thick, slimy, sediment. Smells of violets.

Early scarlatinal nephritis.

Tongue smooth, glossy, red. (Crot. hor., Pyrog.) Or a coating which peels in patches.

Tereb. has purpuric conditions: ecchymoses. (Arn.).

“Haemorrhages from all outlets, especially in connection with urinary or kidney troubles.” NASH. (Comp. Phos., Crot. hor.).

Ascites with anasarca, in organic lesions of kidneys.


Stinging, burning pain, from region of kidneys down into bladder. Suppression.

“No remedy has a greater irritation in the bladder and along the urinary tract.”.

Bell. pains, clutch: come and go suddenly.

Bell., typically, has redness, great heat to touch: dilated pupils.

Helonias di.

Burning sensation, Kidneys: can trace their outlines by the burning.

Congestion and pain in kidneys with albuminuria. Right kidney extremely sensitive. Albuminuria acute or chronic: usually tired but knows no reason.

Burning, scalding pain when urinating. (Canth.).

Affects the female genital organs.

Eryngium aquat.

Must urinate every five minutes: urine dripping away all the time, burning like fire.


The whole urinary organs and genitalia are in a state of inflammation and irritation.

Discharge of bloody urine burns like fire.

Intensity and rapidity are the features of this remedy.

Dull pressing or paroxysmal cutting and burning pains in both kidneys; very sensitive to slightest touch. Urging to urinate. Painful evacuation, by drops, of bloody urine, or pure blood.

Intolerable urging, before, during and after urination. Suppression.

Violently acute inflammation, or rapidly destructive. (Compare Merc. c).

Mercurius cor.

Tenesmus vesicae with intense burning.

Urine suppressed, or hot urine passed drop by drop with much pain. (Canth.).

Urine, hot, burning, bloody: contains filaments, or flesh-like pieces of mucus: albuminous; shows granular fatty tubuli, with epithelial cells on their surface also in a state of granular fatty degeneration. (Ars., Phos.).

Patient looks pinched; shrivelled; melancholy.

A drug of violence: of inflammations with burning (Canth.) of desperate tenesmus: the “Never get done” remedy, in dysentery.


Nephritis with diminished secretion of urine, with great desire to pass it.

Urine saturated dark brown, mixed with blood, with dirty white sediment. Albuminuria.

Haematuria, with violent and frequent urging to urinate.

Urine dark-red; becomes turbid and fetid: smells sour and pungent (Benz. ac.): mixed with blood; white flakes; or as if containing pus: flesh-like lumps of mucus: as if flour had been stirred in: scanty, fiery-red; very dark: With burning and scalding sensation during urination as from raw surfaces. (Canth.).

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.