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

A small, dry spot in throat; must sip water frequently — CISTUS CANADENSIS.

Abscess, white false membrane — ANTIPYRINUM.



Adherent crusts in vault of  pharynx — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

After operations on throat and nose to control bleeding and relieve soreness — FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM.


All glands about thorax swollen — MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS.

Almost impossible to swallow — CARBOLICUM ACIDUM.

Anæsthesia of fauces, pharynx, and larynx — KALIUM BROMATUM.



Asthmatic breathing — SINAPIS NIGRA.

Attempted swallowing produces spasm and choking — MURIATICUM ACIDUM.

Ball rises in throat — ASAFOETIDA.

Ball seems to rise and close pharynx — SULPHUR.

Belching of gas from stomach — SUMBULUS MOSCHATUS.

Bluish-red swelling — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Breath fetid, glandular involvement — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Breath, tongue, and throat feel cold — CISTUS CANADENSIS.

Burning along and spasms of œsophagus — STRYCHNINUM PURUM.

Burning and rawness — SENEGA.

Burning and stinging — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Burning constriction worse between acts of deglutition — CAPSICUM ANNUUM.

Burning extending to stomach — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Burning in fauces — AMMONIUM BROMATUM.

Burning in mouth to stomach — CARBOLICUM ACIDUM.

Burning in mouth, pharynx, and throat; vesicles in  mouth — CANTHARIS VESICATORIA.

Burning in pharynx, raw feeling in naso-pharynx, must swallow, though painful — SENECIO AUREUS.

Burning in pharynx — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Burning in throat, as from hot vapor ascending — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Burning pain all down throat — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Burning pain down the œsophagus — ALUMEN Alumen.

Burning pain in tonsils — PIPER NIGRUM.

Burning pain, with great swelling; worse, slight external pressureMERCURIUS CORROSIVUS.

Burning, choking sensation — KREOSOTUM.

Burning, redness and dryness — SULPHUR.


Burns, feels full — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Burnt after taking too hot food — CANTHARIS VESICATORIA.

Can only swallow liquids — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Cannot swallow anything hot (Lach) — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Cannot swallow liquids — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Caries of the palate — AURUM METALLICUM.

Catarrh of smokers, with tickling as of hair in  throat — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Catarrhal inflammation of throat and fauces, with scraping hoarseness — SENEGA.

Cheesy exudates with offensive breath — MERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Child is aroused suddenly from sleep by this tenacious post-nasal dropping — HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS.

Chocking constriction; constant  swallowing — SUMBULUS MOSCHATUS.

Chokes and swells up under ears — GLONOINUM.

Chronic follicular pharyngitis — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Chronic sore throat; worse, from cold air — SABADILLA.

Chronic speakers’ catarrh — AMMONIUM BROMATUM.

Clears throat constantly — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Clergyman’s sore throat in thin subjects — ALUMINA.

Clergyman’s sore throat — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Colds settle in throat — SILICEA TERRA.

Collar and neck-band must be very looseLACHESIS MUTUS.

Collars must be opened — GLONOINUM.

Complete aphonia — ALUMEN. Complete loss of voice — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Congestion of uvula and fauces — KALIUM BROMATUM.

Constant clearing and hemming — WYETHIA HELENOIDES.

Constant desire to swallow saliva — WYETHIA HELENOIDES.

Constant desire to swallow — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Constant hawking — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Constant inclination to clear the throat — ALUMINA.

Constant inclination to swallowMERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Constant sensation of phlegm in throat — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Constricted and rough feeling, with a constant desire to  swallow — MYRICA CERIFERA.

Constricted and swollen; burns; raw — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Constricted low down — LACTICUM ACIDUM.

Constricted, stinging pains — APIS MELLIFICA.

Constriction and pain as from a plug — CHAMOMILLA.

Constriction in pharynx — SARCOLACTICUM ACIDUM.

Constriction of œsophagus — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Constriction of œsophagus — ALUMEN.

Constriction, contraction of œsophagus (Cajeput) — BALSAMUM PERUVIANUM.

Constriction; aphthous ulceration (Hydrmur; Nit ac) — CANTHARIS VESICATORIA.

Constriction; collar seems too tight — AMYLENUM NITROSUM.

Constriction — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Continual inclination to swallow — BELLADONNA.

Continued disposition to clear throat — ARUM DRACONTIUM.

Contraction at cardiac orificeBALSAMUM PERUVIANUM.

Cough form elongated uvula, with sore throat, Laryngeal troubles with aphonia — MERCURIUS IODATUS RUBER.

Cough in morning, with expectoration of bloody mucus — SELENIUM METALLICUM.

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.