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

Broad with thick yellow fur — CHIONANTHUS VIRGINICA.


Burning;  stitches,  and  induration — AURUM MURIATICUM NATRONATUM.

Coated thickly; yellow at the baseMERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Coated, pasty, thick white, with red edges–ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM.

Feels scalded — VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Fissured in middle — RHUS VENENATA.


Increased saliva — VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Interstitial nephritis — AURUM MURIATICUM NATRONATUM.

Old cases of rheumatism and gouty pains — AURUM MURIATICUM NATRONATUM.

Power of speech lost but intelligence intact — KALIUM CYANATUM.

Red and dry, especially in the center–ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM.

Red at tip — RHUS VENENATA.

Rounded elevation size of a pea in center, with drawing sensation from center to hyoid bone — CASTOREUM CANADENSE.

Speech difficult — KALIUM CYANATUM.


Tip and edges may be red and take imprint of teeth — MERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS.

Ulcer of tongue, with indurated edges — KALIUM CYANATUM.

Vesicles on under side — RHUS VENENATA.

White or yellow, with red streak down the  middleVERATRUM VIRIDE.

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.