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

Respiratory organs

Senega has relieved, and for a long time, some of the worst cases I ever Saw. See my “Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics” for a fuller description. It must be given low, 5 to 7 drops of the tincture in half glass of water and dessertspoonful dose at intervals corresponding with the violence of the case. I do not know of any work or practice that mentions it for this affection.


Cough character – Cough dry at first, later much mucus with wheezing and oppression.

Cough aggravated by – worse evening and night, during rest, lying (on left side), on walking fast.

Cough Concomitants – Soreness in chest walls remaining after an attack of bronchitis. Bronchial catarrhal, or asthma with great accumulation of mucus, especially in the aged. Muscles of the chest and pleura involved; exudations in the pleura or hydrothorax.

The severe and persistent cough and oppression of breath as a consequence of the great accumulation of mucus is the most characteristic indication for Senega. I have relieved several cases of the worst asthma I have ever seen with this remedy. It will help when Ipecac, Arsenicum and Lobelia are powerless. It is a great remedy in cough, not generally appreciated by the profession. I have never found it of any use in these affections in the potencies, Five or six drops in a glass of water, given in tablespoonful doses, one to two hours apart, then at longer intervals as improvement sets in.

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.