Raw, hawking, gray, jelly-like mucus, and throat sore on coughing — ARGENTUM METALLICUM.

Raw, rough and sore — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.


Raw, smarting, excoriating sensation — HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS.

Rawness and dryness in throat and larynx — ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Recurring quinsy — PSORINUM.

Red, dry, constricted, numb, prickling, burning,  stinging — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Red, dry, constricted; swallowing difficult, cannot pass  liquids — BOTHROPS LANCEOLATUS.

Red, swollen, painful,  intensely  inflamed — MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS.

Relaxed uvula, tickling referred to larynx — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Relaxed, aphthous condition of mouth and throat — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Rheumatic sore throat with weak throat muscles — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Rheumatic sore throat with weak throat muscles — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Right tonsil sore, swallowing difficult — SANGUINARINUM NITRICUM.

Rough voice from over use — ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Rough, dry, constricted, burningSANGUINARINUM NITRICUM.

Rough, scraped feeling — NUX VOMICA.

Scalded sensation; as of a lump — ABSINTHIUM.


Scraping sensation — BELLADONNA.

Scratching in throat; cannot sing a note — AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.

Sensation as if a thread were hanging down throatVALERIANA OFFICINALIS.

Sensation as if membrane had been  abraded — SENEGA.

Sensation as if peristaltic motion were reversed, and œsophagus were driven from stomach to throat — ASAFOETIDA.

Sensation as if something hung down from posterior nares; cannot get it up or down — YUCCA FILAMENTOSA.

Sensation of a lump in throat (Bell; Lach) — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Sensation of a lump in throat with constant necessity to swallow — SABADILLA.

Sensation of a lump — BELLADONNA.

Sensation of a lump — MERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Sensation of a skin hanging loosely; must swallow  it — SABADILLA.

Sensation of a splinter in throat on swallowing — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Sensation of burning — ANTIPYRINUM.

Sensation of fishbone in throat — APIS MELLIFICA.

Sensation of roughness, tightness, and tension — NUX VOMICA.

Sensitive to touch — LAC CANINUM.

Septic parotiditis — LACHESIS MUTUS.


Shining glazed appearance of deposit, pearly-white or like pure white porcelain — LAC CANINUM.

Shooting pain into ears on swallowingPHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Small solid balls of phlegm thrown up — AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.

Small ulcers on posterior pharynx — MERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Smarting in mouth — AMMONIUM BROMATUM.

Smarting in; constriction — CAPSICUM ANNUUM.

Smarting pain when swallowing; worse empty  swallowing — BARYTA CARBONICA.

So touch, it cannot be hawked up — AMMONIUM MURIATICUM.

Sore spot behind uvula, relieved by eating — AMMONIUM MURIATICUM.

Sore throat and cough with menstruation — LAC CANINUM.

Sore throat beginning and ending with menses — LAC CANINUM.

Sore throat from inhaling the least cold  airCISTUS CANADENSIS.

Sore throat of singers — FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Sore throat of smokers and  drinkersCAPSICUM ANNUUM.

Sore throat with tightness in naso-pharynx — SARCOLACTICUM ACIDUM.

Sore throat, constant tickling; gagging and nausea, worse deep breathing; chilliness and aching — CADMIUM SULPHURATUM.

Sore throat; stitches when not swallowing; better, eating something solid — IGNATIA AMARA.

Sore throat; worse after eating sweet  things — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Sore with nausea — ARAGALLUS LAMBERTI.

Sore, as if of a splinter, shooting in different directions — FERRUM IODATUM.

Sore, dry, constricted — JACARANDA CAROBA.

Sore, dry, constricted — OLEUM ANIMALE AETHEREUM.

Sore, feels raw, burns — PIPER NIGRUM.

Sore, raw, dry, swallowing difficult, foul odor, gummy exudate; thickness and infiltration of all tissues around throat — HIPPURICUM ACIDUM.

Sore, raw, smarting, burning throat — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Sore, red and swollen — SALICYLICUM ACIDUM.

Sore, right side with great tenderness; soreness to touch externallyNICCOLUM METALLICUM.

Sore, with swollen glandsRHUS TOXICODENDRON.

Sore, worse left side, swallowing liquids — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Sore; begins on left side (Lach) — SABADILLA.

Sore; dark livid redness of fauces and  tonsils — GYMNOCLADUS CANADENSIS.

Soreness and feeling of excoriation, deep down  pharynx — FAGOPYRUM ESCULENTUM.

Soreness and stiffness, especially right side; parts seem puffy, with chilliness, and aching all over — MAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Soreness on right side and tonsil — RHAMNUS CALIFORNICA.

Spasm of œsophagus as soon as food enters œsophagus, causes gagging and choking (Merccor; Graphit) — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Spasm of œsophagus; cannot swallow any solid substance — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Spasm of pharyngeal muscles — SUMBULUS MOSCHATUS.

Spasmodic contraction of œsophagus; passage of fluids  arrested — ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Spasms in throat — BELLADONNA.

Spasms of œsophagus; cannot swallow — CICUTA VIROSA.


Spongy feeling; very dry and cold air passing over parts causes painCISTUS CANADENSIS.

Sticking pain on swallowing — RHUS TOXICODENDRON.

Sticking pain, as from a fish-bone — KALIUM CARBONICUM.


Stiffness of muscles of throat and neckMERCURIUS IODATUS RUBER.

Stiffness of neck and tongue — LAC CANINUM.

Stinging dryness — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Stinging pain in tonsils, pharynx or larynx — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Stinging pain on swallowing — SILICEA TERRA.

Stitches along eustachian tube to ear — AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.

Stitches and dryness — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Stitches between acts of swallowing — IGNATIA AMARA.

Stitches extend to ear (Hep) — IGNATIA AMARA.

Stitches flying to the ear on swallowing, especially leftSTAPHYSAGRIA.

Stitches in throat extending to the ear when swallowing — HEPAR SULPHUR.

Stitches into ear on swallowing; fluids return through nose — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Stitches into earNUX VOMICA.

Stitches when swallowing; pain in glands — AURUM METALLICUM.

Stitching pain upon swallowing — XEROPHYLLUM.

Strangulated feeling — NICCOLUM METALLICUM.

Strangulated feelingARGENTUM NITRICUM. Stricture of œsophagus — AMMONIUM MURIATICUM.

Stringy mucus passed through posterior nares into throat — CINNABARIS.

Stringy mucus; detached with difficulty — MYRICA CERIFERA.

Strong heart-pulsation felt in throat — PHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Stuffed feeling in posterior nares — ONOSMODIUM VIRGINIANUM.

Subacute inflammation of Eustachian tube with great pain — CAPSICUM ANNUUM.

Subacute laryngitis with fauces inflamed and red  (2x) — FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Submaxillary glands and tonsils swollen — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Suffocative constriction at throat, with full, throbbing carotids in angina pectoris — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Suppurating stage of tonsillitis, when abscess is  discharging — CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Suppurating tonsils from every coldBARYTA CARBONICA.

Swallowing causes pain in ear (Hep; Nux) — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Swallowing difficult; food goes down œsophagus slowly — KALIUM CARBONICUM.

Swallowing difficult — VIOLA TRICOLOR.


Swallowing very difficult — MERCURIUS CYANATUS.

Swelling and suppuration of glands of throat — CISTUS CANADENSIS.

Swelling and suppuration of tonsils — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Swelling begins on right side — MERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Swelling of sub-maxillary glands — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Swelling of tonsils and submaxillary glands; stitches on swallowing — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Swollen and painful — KALIUM PERMANGANATUM.

Swollen submaxillary glands — IODIUM.


Swollen, œdematous, constricted, burning, unable to swallow — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Swollen; worse, right side — SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS.


Symptoms worse by cold drinks — ONOSMODIUM VIRGINIANUM.

Syphilitic sore throat — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Takes cold easily, with stitches and smarting  pain — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Teeth covered with sordes — AILANTHUS GLANDULOSA.

Tenacious mucus in throat — SUMBULUS MOSCHATUS.

Tendency to choke, globushystericus — IGNATIA AMARA.

Tendency to gangrenous ulceration of tonsils — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Tendency to throat colds — ALUMEN

Tension and pressure in parotid gland — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Thick lumps of tough mucus — ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Thick membrane from fauces to lips — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Thick saliva — GENTIANA LUTEA.

Thick, ropy, tenacious mucus — SANICULA AQUA.

Thick, tenacious mucus drops from posterior  nares — ALUMINA.

Thick, very offensive, dry, greenish-yellow crusts upon the posterior pharyngeal wall and extremely foul breath — ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Thick, yellow mucus, drops from posterior nares — NATRIUM SULPHURICUM.

Throat dry and stings — STANNUM METALLICUM.

Throat dry, burns, swollen, stitches toward ear — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Throat dry; worse inhaling fresh air — AMMONIACUM GUMMI.

Throat feels burned raw — LAC CANINUM.

Throat feels raw, evening, with hoarseness — BROMIUM.

Throat feels rough, burning — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Throat feels rough, narrow, hot — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Throat feels swollen; epiglottis dry and burning — WYETHIA HELENOIDES.

Throat relaxed — ALUMEN.

Throat sensitive to inspired air; feels excoriated and constricted, burns like fire on swallowing, in afternoon — AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM.

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.