Therapeutic symptoms of homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa, described by E.B. Nash in his book, Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Coryza with frequent sneezing and profuse acrid discharge, corroding upper lip and nose. Lachrymation also profuse but bland. (EUPH., reverse.)

Cold extends to the bronchi, with profuse secretion of mucus; coughing and much rattling (CHEL.,)

Modalities: worse in the evening., and in warm room, better in open air (the coryza).

Anyone who has cut up raw onions for cooking knows what is the effect upon the eyes and nose–irritation, which causes violent sneezing and lachrymation. Then, if the homoeopathic., law of cure is true, it ought to be a good remedy for coryza, and so it is; but, like every other remedy, it cures its own peculiar and characteristic form of the disease.

IT HAS CONSTANT and FREQUENT SNEEZING, WITH PROFUSE ACRID DISCHARGE, WHICH BURNS and CORRODES THE NOSE and UPPER LIP, and IT IS WORSE IN THE EVENING, and INDOORS and BETTER IN OPEN AIR. It has also profuse lachrymation, with burning, biting and smarting eyes sore afterwards. There may or may not be headache; if there is it is, like the coryza, worse in warm room or evening, and better in open air. I have found it particularly useful in children when the profuse coryza or cold extended downward to the bronchi, with a like profuse secretion in the bronchial tubes, with much mucus coughing and rattling of mucus. Before CEPA, came in to Homoeopathic., use we used to give EUPH., when there was profuse coryza and lachrymation. The difference between the two remedies is, that with Allium cepa, the nasal discharge is acrid and the lachrymal bland, while exactly the reverse is true of EUPH., The action of the remedy seems to be primarily in the nose with the one and in the eyes with the other, and thus we must learn to differentiate between all remedies.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.