Tongue cold, tender, and dry — HELODERMA.

Tongue covered with a white film; feels raw; comes off in patches, leaving red, sensitive spotsTARAXACUM OFFICINALE.

Tongue deep-red — SANTONINUM.

Tongue dirty yellow, sore, feels scalded — ADONIS VERNALIS.

Tongue dry and brown; full of vesicles — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Tongue dry when awaking-Coated white, without thirst, with bitter or  diminished taste — PARIS QUADRIFOLIA.

Tongue dry, black, cracked, swollen; oscillates to and fro — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Tongue dry, brown violet in  middle — MORPHINUM.

Tongue dry, clean, and red; stitching and burning pain in tongue, ulcerated with blue color — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Tongue dry, cracked; blood like ink exudes, coated thick; viscid, yellowish, cold livid — SECALE CORNUTUM.

Tongue dry, red sore, shining; burning in tip, with prominent papillæ (Arg n; Bell; Kali b; Nux m) — TEREBINTHINIAE OLEUM.

Tongue dry, red, cracked, stiff and immovable, protruded with difficulty; speech impaired — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Tongue dry, rough, sore — X-RAY.

Tongue dry, smooth, red or white, not thickly coated — PHOSPHORUS.

Tongue enlarged; deep, irregular ulcer; nodular  swelling — ARSENICUM HYDROGENISATUM.

Tongue feels burned; yellowish-brown; edges red and shining — BALSAMUM PERUVIANUM.

Tongue feels burnt and scalded — MAGNESIUM MURIATICUM.

Tongue feels scalded, red hot, trembling — APIS MELLIFICA.

Tongue feels scalded, vesicles on tongue — BERBERIS VULGARIS.

Tongue feels sore and scalded; broad and thick with heavy, dirty  coating — CONVALLARIA MAJALIS.

Tongue feels sore on tipPHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Tongue feels sore — OLEUM ANIMALE AETHEREUM.

Tongue feels stiff at base, and pains on  moving — MERCURIUS IODATUS RUBER.

Tongue feels swollen, fills whole mouth — CAJUPUTUM.

Tongue feels swollen, impending speech and motion, with saliva in mouth — ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE.

Tongue fiery red, dry in center, smooth and  polished — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Tongue fiery red, swollen, sore, and raw, with vesicles — APIS MELLIFICA.

Tongue fissured, painful — SPIGELIA ANTHELMIA.

Tongue flabby, resembling a layer of dried clay — CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Tongue foul, but clears during  menses — SEPIA.

Tongue furred, with bad taste in mouth, and  nausea — MYRICA CERIFERA.

Tongue has prominent papillæ; tip is red and  painful — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Tongue has ulcers; bleed easily, especially at night; much soreness of tongue with stabbing pains — SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM.

Tongue heavy, thick; moist coating; yellow, flabby, teeth-intended, feels as if burnt, with ulcers, Fetid odor from mouth, can smell it all over   room — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Tongue large, flabby, burning; must protrude it to keep  cool — SANICULA AQUA.

Tongue mapped (Ars; Rhus; Tarax) — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Tongue mapped denuded patches — RANUNCULUS SCELERATUS.

Tongue mapped, red, shining, smooth, and dry, with dysentery; broad, flat, indented, thickly coated — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Tongue numb, paralyzed — NUX MOSCHATA.

Tongue numb, thick, coated, yellowish, tremble, paralyzed — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Tongue pale, cold; cool sensation, as from  peppermint — VERATRUM ALBUM.


Tongue red and cracked; coated, except red triangular space at the tip; dry and red at edges — RHUS TOXICODENDRON.

Tongue red and dry, clean, cracked, smooth, as though varnished — PYROGENIUM.

Tongue red and dry — HELLEBORUS NIGER.

Tongue red and small, but feels swollen — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Tongue red on edges — BELLADONNA.

Tongue red or bluish-red — SULPHUROSUM ACIDUM.

Tongue red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Tongue red, sore; whole mouth raw — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Tongue red, with burning pimples; burns at tip — KALIUM NITRICUM.

Tongue seems too long — AETHUSA CYNAPIUM.

Tongue swollen and inflamed — MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS.

Tongue swollen and painful — BELLADONNA.

Tongue swollen, burns, trembles, red, dry and cracked at tip, catches on teeth — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Tongue swollen, dry, with viscid, frothy mucus — PHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Tongue swollen, paralyzed — SECALE CORNUTUM.

Tongue swollen; strawberry tongue — FRAGARIA VESCA.

Tongue swollen; tip tinglesACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Tongue swollen — KALIUM CHLORICUM.

Tongue swollen — ANTIPYRINUM.

Tongue thickly coated, dirty brown, white, metallic taste; thirst — CUPRUM ARSENICOSUM.

Tongue thickly coated, feels as if scalded — AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM.

Tongue thickly coated — IODIUM.

Tongue thickly furred; yellow, slimy coating — CHININUM ARSENICOSUM.

Tongue tremulous, red on margin — PLUMBUM METALLICUM.

Tongue when protruding, goes to right — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Tongue white, swollen, large, flabby, slimy; shows imprint of teeth (Merc); as if scalded; stomatitis — HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS.

Tongue white, with red tip and borders — SULPHUR.

Tongue white; aphthæ; salivation; metallic taste; no thirst — SARSAPARILLA OFFICINALIS.




Tongue white — SEPIA.

Tongue, gums ulcerated; tough mucus of foul taste adheres to soft palate — PSORINUM.

Tongue, lips, and fauces tingle, with sense of fear about heart  (Acon) — ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA.

Tongue, pale, swollen, dry, leathery, paralyzed — MURIATICUM ACIDUM.

Toothache after washing clothes — PHOSPHORUS.

Toothache along lower jaw — ANTIPYRINUM.

Toothache during menses — STAPHYSAGRIA.

Toothache in hollow teeth — ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Toothache in lower molars — LYCOPUS VIRGINICUS.

Toothache in pregnancy — NUX MOSCHATA.

Toothache, better while eating — PLANTAGO MAJOR.

Toothache, if anything warm is taken, from coffee, during pregnancy — CHAMOMILLA.

Toothache, teeth feel heavy as if filled with  lead — VERATRUM ALBUM.

Toothache, with easily-bleeding gums; they have a bright-red seam on them — KALIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Toothache, with pain if any food touches the  tooth — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Toothache, with reflex neuralgia of  eyelids — PLANTAGO MAJOR.

Toothache, with swelling of cheeks; relieved by warm application — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Toothache, worse after eating and exertion, better cool  water — CHIMAPHILA UMBELLATA.

Toothache; better by heat and hot liquidsMAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Toothache; better pressing teeth firmly together, and by warmth — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Toothache; better, cold water in mouth  (Coff) — BISMUTHUM SUBNITRICUM.

Toothache; relieved by holding cold water in mouth  (Coff) — PULSATILLA PRATENSIS.

Toothache; temporarily relieved by holding ice-water in the mouth (Mangan opposite) — COFFEA CRUDA.

Toothache; worse after drinking coffee and smoking — IGNATIA AMARA.

Toothache; worse, anything cold (Coff  opposite) — MANGANUM ACETICUM.


Tremulous tongue (Lach) — AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.


Ulceration of gums — AURUM METALLICUM.

Ulceration of lips and tongue; vesicles and bullæ — ANTIPYRINUM.

Ulceration of mouth with dryness and burning  heat — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Ulceration of teeth, with swelling of glands of face, throat and neck and swelling of tongue — MAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Ulceration of  throat,  with  dysphagia — MERCURIUS DULCIS.

Ulceration of tongue, fissures toward the edges — HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS.

Ulceration of tongue, gums and mouth; aphthæ — CORNUS CIRCINATA.

Ulceration on the side of the tongue — SANGUINARINUM NITRICUM.

Ulcerations of mouth have a gray membrane — MERCURIUS CYANATUS.

Ulcerative inflammation of mouth — SULPHUROSUM ACIDUM.

Ulcers and exfoliations in the  commissures — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Ulcers in soft palate, with sharp, splinter-like painsNITRICUM ACIDUM.

Ulcers on palate, tonsils and back of  pharynx — MERCURIALIS PERENNIS.

Ulcers smart and burn — SYPHILINUM.


Unhealthy, easily-bleeding gums — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Unnatural looseness of the teeth, with or without pain; teeth become loose in their sockets — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Very dry — MORPHINUM. Very dry — NUX MOSCHATA.

Very painful dentition; child will not  sleep — KREOSOTUM.

Very rapid decay of teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums; teeth dark and crumbly (Staph; Ant c) — KREOSOTUM.

Very thirsty — HELODERMA.

Vesicles and burning on tongue, as if there was a hair on it — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Vesicles on tongue — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Vesicular eruption; bloody saliva — MAGNESIUM CARBONICUM.

White blisters on side close to root, painfully soreTHUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

White coating of tongue, with red edges — ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA.

White fungous like growth — BORAX VENETA.


Whole mouth very tender — SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM.

Whole mucous surface red, tumid, with gray-based ulcers — KALIUM CHLORICUM.

Yellow coating at base — CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Yellow or white tongue, covered with a tenacious mucusPULSATILLA PRATENSIS.

Yellow, creamy coating at the back part of the roof of the  mouth — NATRIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Joseph Fernandez
Joseph S Fernandez started his career as an assistant in the High Court of Kerala after obtaining a master’s degree in English language and literature. Later, he opted for a banking career.
Even as a student, Joseph was deeply interested in homoeopathy and made an in-depth study of the subject. He uses his expertise for the management of an occasional minor ailment in the family or among friends. It is in this context that he decided to compile a handy and easy-to-use repertory. The task required deep study and a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Boericke’s Materia Medica. Joseph’s Repertory is the result of this work.