Respiratory system chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Respiratory System….

A general eliminative remedy, acting specially on the sudoriparous glands — ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA.

Accumulation of mucus with incessant  coughing — AMMONIUM CAUSTICUM.

Aching at end of sternum — TRILLIUM PENDULUM.

Aching pains in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Acts on the pulmonary circulation — GRINDELIA ROBUSTA.

Acute exacerbations in phthisis; congestion of  lungs — KALIUM NITRICUM.

Acute hoarsenessPOPULUS CANDICANS.

Acute inflammatory conditions of upper respiratory  tract — SENECIO AUREUS.

Acute laryngitis; cough and expectoration of tough, stringy mucus — OSMIUM.

Acute laryngo-tracheitis — NAPHTHALINUM.

Acute tonsillitis, swelling of soft palate and  uvula — ARNICA MONTANA.

After coughing, moaning, anxious, gasps for air and turns pale — CINA MARITIMA.

After every cough, copious, purulent  expectorationKREOSOTUM.

Aggravated by pressure, talking, and especially by inspiring cool air and at nightRUMEX CRISPUS.

Air feels cold when inspired — LITHIUM CARBONICUM.

Air-passages constricted — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

All bones and cartilages of chest painful — ARNICA MONTANA.

Alteration in timbre of voice — ARGENTUM METALLICUM.

An efficacious remedy for wheezing and oppression in bronchitic patients — GRINDELIA ROBUSTA.

Angina pectoris (use tincture) — BRYONIA ALBA.

Angina pectoris, nightly aggravation — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Angina pectoris; pain around heart, left arm to fingers — BISMUTHUM SUBNITRICUM.

Angina pectoris — PRUNUS SPINOSA.

Angina with asthmatic symptoms and cramps  (Clarke) — CUPRUM METALLICUM.

Anxious, wheezing, moist breathing, asthma worse in dry cold air; better in damp — HEPAR SULPHUR.

Aphonia, with dry hacking cough, from tickling in larynx and pit of stomach — NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Aphonia, worse evenings, with rawness — PHOSPHORUS.

Aphonia; acute bronchitis, respiration quickened, spasmodic affections of lungs and diaphragm — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Aphonia; chronic asthma in summer, wheezing and rattling (Tart emet) — SYPHILINUM.





Aphonia — ANTIPYRINUM. Aphonia — SULPHUR.



Arrest of breathing when lying; is obliged to jump and catch breath, which causes pain in right side — BORAX VENETA.

Arterio-sclerosis of the lung, thus in senile asthma, modifies the arterial tension — BARYTA MURIATICA.

Asthenic bronchitis of old people with chronic interstitial nephritis or chronic emphysema — SENEGA.


Asthma beginning with coryza — NAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Asthma from suppressed foot-sweat — OLEUM ANIMALE AETHEREUM.

Asthma in aged with blue  skinCARBO VEGETABILIS.

Asthma in children (Nat sulph) — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Asthma in children, as a constitutional remedy — NATRIUM SULPHURICUM.

Asthma in scrofulous patients — SCROPHULARIA NODOSA.

Asthma on lying down at night with spasmodic cough; worse after first sleep, with tickling in throat — RALIA RACEMOSA.

Asthma when talking, with contraction of the throat at every word uttered — DULCAMARA.

Asthma with dyspnœa — DULCAMARA.

Asthma with stomach disorders (Nux) — SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS.

Asthma worse foggy weather and relieved by profuse  perspiration — HYPERICUM PERFORATUM.

Asthma worse midnight — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Asthma, as if inhaling sulphur; cough from talking; hollow, deep, with rawness, hoarseness, and pains through chest.

Asthma, if connected with gout or  rheumatism — VISCUM ALBUM.

Asthma, incipient phthisis, chronic bronchitis, pains in  chest — SUCCINUM.

Asthma, spasmodic variety — COCA-ERYTHROXYLON COCA.

Asthma, with contraction of throat — HYDROCYANICUM ACIDUM.

Asthma, with dyspnœa; worse, sitting up; better, lying down and keeping arms spread wide apart — PSORINUM.

Asthma, with excessive dyspnœa, nausea, dull stitches, and burning in  chest — KALIUM NITRICUM.

Asthma, with fullness in stomach, morning or after  eatingNUX VOMICA.

Asthma, with gastric derangements; mucus white and hard to cough  up — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

Asthma, with great dyspnœa and  palpitation — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Asthma, with intense anxiety, fear, and smothering sensation — MOSCHUS.

Asthma, with nightly dysuria — SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA.

Asthma, with profuse tenacious expectoration, which relieves — GRINDELIA ROBUSTA.

Asthma, with sleeplessness — CHLORALUM HYDRATUM.

Asthma, without anxiety, worse toward  morning — ZINGIBER OFFICINALE.

Asthma; attacks, with weakness, felt in pit of stomach and preceded by prickling all over — LOBELIA INFLATA.

Asthma; difficulty in getting air into lung (Chlorum, in  expelling) — BROMIUM.

Asthma; dyspnœa; cramp-like pain in cardiac region — PTELEA TRIFOLIATA.

Asthma; least food aggravates — KALIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Asthma; worse damp weather — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Asthma — CAMPHORA.

Asthma — ALUMEN.





Asthmatic after lying down (trachea feels narrow), preceded by formication — CISTUS CANADENSIS.

Asthmatic at night — ARUM DRACONTIUM.

Asthmatic attacks, cannot endure a close, warm room — JUSTICIA ADHATODA.

Asthmatic breathing with eructation of  gas — AMBRA GRISEA.

Asthmatic breathing, with congestive headache — MENTHOLUM.

Asthmatic bronchitis, with constriction, of chest — ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Asthmatic constriction in evening — NAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Asthmatic cough; worse at night; lying on right side — BENZOICUM ACIDUM.

Asthmatic oppression of chest — MAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Attacks of angina pectoris coming on when excited — CUPRUM ACETICUM.

Awakes choking — KALIUM IODATUM.

Barking cough, whooping cough, with pain in stomach before attack, with expectoration of blood — BELLADONNA.

Better at sea, of seafaring men when they come on  land — BROMIUM.

Bleeding from lungs, with nausea; feeling of constriction; rattling cough — IPECACUANHA.

Bleeding from nose — KALIUM PERMANGANATUM.

Bloody expectoration; with sour sensation in chest — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Bloody expectoration — TEREBINTHINIAE OLEUM.

Bloody expectoration — ARNICA MONTANA.

Breath cold, musty odor — EUPHORBIA LATHYRIS.

Breath cold; must be fannedCARBO VEGETABILIS.

Breath coldCAMPHORA.

Breath has offensive, sickly smell — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Breathing almost stops on falling asleep (Grind) — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Breathing difficult; better bending shoulders backward — CALCAREA ACETICA.

Breathing held for a time — LYSSINUM.

Breathing impeded — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Breathing irregular, difficult; deep  sighing — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Breathing oppressed, as if chest were not wide enough — EUPHORBIUM OFFICINARUM.

Breathing spasmodic, with constriction of larynx and  chest — OXALICUM ACIDUM.

Breathing stops on going to sleep; must be shaken to start it again (Grindelia) — OPIUM.

Bronchial affection of old people with cardiac dilation — BARYTA MURIATICA.

Bronchial and cardiac asthma — STROPHANTHUS HISPIDUS.

Bronchial asthma, with yellow expectoration — KALIUM SULPHURICUM.

Bronchial asthma — HIPPOZAENINUM.

Bronchial catarrh, later stages — HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS.

Bronchial catarrh, with profuse greenish, offensive  discharge — COPAIVA OFFICINALIS.

Bronchial catarrh, with sore chest walls; much mucus; sensation of oppression and weight of chest — SENEGA.

Bronchial catarrh, with wheezing, asthmatic cough, worse cold air, with profuse expectoration and suffocation; worse, lying with head low and in hot room — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Bronchial coughs in old people, worse on awaking and with expectoration of small plugs of mucus — RHUS TOXICODENDRON.

Bronchial mucous membrane inflamed — JABORANDI.

Bronchial tubes feel filled with smoke — BROMIUM.

Bronchial tubes overloaded with mucus — ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM.

Bronchiectasis and phthisis — ICHTHYOLUM.

Bronchitis in children with short, teasing  cough — SULPHURICUM ACIDUM.

Bronchitis in old, exhausted persons, with thick, yellow, tenacious expectorationBronchitis in the aged, where suffocation from excessive secretion is imminent — HIPPOZAENINUM.

Bronchitis in the aged — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Bronchitis when the spasmodic element is associated with tenacious expectoration and oppression (Cartier) — NAPHTHALINUM.

Bronchitis with emphysema of aged — LEDUM PALUSTRE.

Bronchitis, cough with much purulent expectoration, blood-streaked; oppressed breathing — SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA.

Bronchitis, especially of the aged — ICHTHYOLUM.

Bronchitis, whole chest is very sensitiveKALIUM CARBONICUM.

Bronchitis, with sharp, short, dry, hacking cough — KALIUM NITRICUM.

Broncho-pneumonia after grippe — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Broncho-pneumonia in children — TUBERCULINUM.

Bronchorrhœa (Bals — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Bronchorrhœa, with tough, whitish, mucous expectoration — GRINDELIA ROBUSTA.


Bubbling rales and muco-purulent expectorationBACILLINUM BURNETT.

Bubbling rales — IPECACUANHA.

Burning and pain in nipples — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Burning at small spots in chest — AMMONIUM MURIATICUM.

Burning in chest as of hot steam from chest to abdomen — SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS.

Burning in chest — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

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.