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.