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

Respiratory organs

Dulcamara may be the remedy when there is much accumulation of mucus, and, like natrum sulph., is worse or brought on by damp cold weather. Asthma.

Dry coryza, stoppage of nose, or coryza suppressed, or worse from least exposure to damp cold air. Chronic nasal catarrh.

Cough character – Cough may be dry and hoarse, or loose with much mucus. Caused – by exposure to damp, cold air, such air suddenly following warm air. Cough aggravated by – worse by deep inspiration; lying down, or warm room.

Cough ameliorated by – better out of doors.

Cough Concomitants – Much mucus in the chest, which is difficult to raise; mucous rales.

Dulcamara is prone to spend its action with mucous membranes generally, and especially on the respiratory organs. So – called catarrhal affections, especially in the first stage, coming on after exposure to damp cold, are amenable to its curative action. Its action on the skin is almost equally marked, and suppressed sweat or skin eruptions, and these catarrhal states often alternate and find a valuable remedy in Dulcamara.

Dulcamara being so susceptible to sudden changes from dry warm to damp cold makes it especially useful in mountainous regions in vacation time, when the days are warm and nights cool. Also near the sea – shore where these varieties of the weather so suddenly alternate. Equable temperature is not the place for Dulcamara.

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.