Nash gives the symptoms of homeopathy drug Chelidonium in relation to Catarrh, Laryngitis, Croup, Bronchitis, Asthma, Pertussis, Pneumonia, Pleuritis, Tuberculosis & Cough. Leaders in Respiratory Organs by E.B. Nash, 1909….

Respiratory organs

Chelidonium has pain under the right shoulder blade and in the liver, with marked jaundice, yellow face and skin, tongue coated yellow at the base ( Mercurius prot. ), yellow urine and very yellow stool, yellow as gold, or very white stools. Pneumonia.Chelidonium may accomplish much in both the early and later stages. The first symptom that generally appears is the well – known persistent pain under the inner angle of the right shoulder – blade. It has also a deep seated pain through the whole right side of chest. Again, stitches in right side of chest, oppression of right chest, soreness of lower ribs of right side, pain in right shoulder, etc., etc. It is as pre – eminently a right sided remedy as is Lycopodium, and they complement each other well. There is a great deal of COUGH, sometimes dry and spasmodic, with painful contraction of the abdomen with every cough; at other times there is much expectoration, worse in morning. A peculiar symptom is that there is at times forcible ejection of mucus, which flies out of the mouth in small lumps ( Badiag., Kali carb. ). Now, if there are the liver symptoms, colorless stools or the alternate yellow as gold diarrhoea, dark yellow, bile laden urine, yellow skin and sclerotica, there is no mistake. Chelidonium is the remedy, and will probably cure the whole patient. The use of the remedy should be persisted in, for it is a long deep acting remedy. I do not mean by this that it should be given continuously, without intermission, but given until relief, and then stopped and left to act as long as improvement continues, to be repeated again, and generally in a different potency as occasion requires. Other remedies may have to be interpolated, generally antipsoric, like Sulphur or Lycopodium especially the latter during the course of the treatment. I was a little surprised not to find Chelidonium noticed in Gregg( by Allen on consumption, but think it must have been an oversight, as no one knows better than Allen the wonderful value of this remedy. My attention was first called to Chelidonium as a remedy for incipient consumption in a little work by “Hitchman.” I have lost the book, but have used the remedy many times with success.

Cough with pain in chest under right shoulder blade. Deep cough with expectoration.

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.