Iodum homeopathy medicine, complete details of homeopathic remedy Iodum from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

Iodum  Persons of scrofulous diathesis, with dark or black hair and eyes; a low cachectic condition, with profound debility and great emaciation ( Abrotanum ).

Great weakness and loss of breath on going upstairs ( Calcarea ); during menses ( Alum, Carbo animalis, Cocculus indicus ).

Ravenous hunger; eats freely and well, yet loses flesh all the time ( Abrotanum, Natrum mur., Sanicula, Tuberculinum ).

Empty eructations from morning to nigh, as if every particle of food was turned into air ( Kali carb. ).

Iodum  Suffers from hunger, must eat every few hours; anxious and worried if he does not eat ( Cina, Sulphur ); feels > while eating or after eating, when stomach is full.

Itching: low down in the lungs, behind the sternum, causing cough; extends through bronchi to nasal cavity ( Cocculus indicus c., Conium, Phosphorus ).

Hypertrophy and induration of glandular tissue – thyroid, mammae, ovaries, testes, uterus, prostate or other glands – breasts may dwindle and become flabby.

Hard goitre, in dark haired persons (light haired, Bromium ); feels > after eating.

Palpitation, worse from least exertion (compare, Digitalis – from least mental exertion, Calcarea ars. ).

Sensation as if the heart was squeezed together; as if grasped with an iron hand ( Cactus grandiflorus, Sulphur ).

Leucorrhoea: acrid, corrosive, staining and corroding the linen; most abundant at time of menses.

Cancerous degeneration of the cervix; cutting pains in abdomen and haemorrhage at every stool.

Constipation, with ineffectual urging > by drinking cold milk.

Iodum  Croup: membranous, hoarse, dry cough, worse in warm, wet weather; with wheezing and sawing respiration ( Spongia ).

Iodum  Child grasps at larynx ( Cepa ); face pale and cold, especially in fleshy children.

Relations. – Complementary: to, Lycopodium.

Compare: Acid aceticum, Bromium, Conium, Kali bichromicum, Spongia in membranous croup and croupy affections; especially in overgrown boys with scrofulous diathesis.

Follows well: after, Hepar, Mercurius; is followed by Kali bichromicum in croup. Acts best in goitre when given after full moon, or when moon is waning – Lippe.

Should not be given during lying-in period, except in high potencies- Hering.

Aggravation. – Warmth; wrapping up the head (reverse of, Hepar, Psorinum ).

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.