SPONGIA TOSTA symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy SPONGIA TOSTA…


SPONG. See Hahnemann’s “Materia Medica Pura,” IV.


Aconite, Drosera, Hep-s., Jod., Phosph. After Spong is frequent suitable: Hep-s.




The lower half of the body feels numb. Weariness in the whole body, especially the arms. Extreme relaxation of the body and mind. Bruised feeling in the upper and outer parts of the body.


An itching eruption, together with red, itching spots. itching over the whole body, as when sweat breaks out. Painful stitches in several parts of the body.


Great weariness and disposition to sleep Sleepiness, with yawning Sleep disturbed with dreams. Sleeplessness. Sad dreams. Fatiguing dreams.


Cold hands. Cold feeling in the lower limbs. Coldness, paleness, and sweat in the face, with heat of the whole body. Stretching of the upper and lower limbs. Shuddering and chilliness over the whole body. Fever, early in the morning he has pain in the head and abdomen, followed by violent chills, with cold bluish hands and some thirst: afterwards, when lying down, a dry, burning heat, with some thirst and a good deal of uneasy slumber; during the night, when waking and moving about, a nausea and vertigo. Increased temperature of the whole body, with thirst. Flushes of heat in the face and blood, with irritation of the nerves. Pulse full and quick.


Paroxysms of anxiety, with heat, pain in the pit of the stomach, weeping. Headache, loss of appetite, drowsiness, lassitude all over, ill-humor. Taciturn and dissatisfied, or indolent.


Weakness of the head, and a dullness which unfits him for any kind of mental labor, accompanied with a feeling of weariness through the whole body. The head feels dull and stupid. Vertigo in the head. Heaviness and fullness of the head, increased by stooping. Dartings in the forehead, increased when walking. Increased rush of blood to the head, with heat on the forehead and throbbing of the carotids. Gnawing pain on the top of the head, externally.


Pressure below the eye-lids. The eyes are sunk deep. They eyes look dull and the eye-lids are swollen. Itching of the lids. Redness of the whites of the eyes. Suppuration of the eyes. Considerable lachrymation.


Pressure and pushing in the ears. Otalgia, a contractive pain. Ringing in the ears. Hardness of hearing.


Lacerating in the nose. Eruption on the tip of the nose, and on the lips. Violent bleeding. Tensive contraction over the root. Dry coryza. Fluent coryza.


Pale face. Eyes sunk. Blueness or redness, with puffiness of the face, also with expression of anxiety. Swelling of the cheek. Eruptions on the lips. Pain of the chin, on touching it, as from subcutaneous ulceration.


Painful of the lower jaw to the touch. Glandular swellings, also tensive and painful to the touch, impeding the motion of the neck. Itching in all the teeth. The gums are swollen and painful when chewing.


Vesicles on the border of the tongue. Faint speech. Stinging in the throat. Burning in the larynx, then in the ears.


Bitter taste. Violent hunger. Empty eructations. Eructations, with cutting and lacerating in the stomach. Sour regurgitations. Repeated hiccough. Bitter eructations. Disposition to vomit, without vomiting.


Aching pain in the region of the stomach. Sensation of internal coldness in the pit of the stomach, with fullness in that region.


Stitches in the region of the liver. Spasms in the abdomen. Colic, pinching in the whole abdomen. Cutting in the epigastrium, after a meal. Violent colic after breakfast. Tensive pain in the epigastrium. Digging-up sticking in the abdomen. Strangulating sensation deep in the abdomen. Pain in the inguinal ring, as inguinal hernia. Glandular swelling in the groin, with tensive pain when walking. Qualmish feeling in the abdomen accompanied with frequent liquid stools.


Hard stool. White diarrhoea. Bruising pain in the region of the anus, almost like soreness. Tenesmus in the anus, during stool, as if diarrhoea would set in. Tensive pain from the middle of the abdomen to the anus. Ascarides.


Frequent micturition. Inability to retain the urine. Thin stream. The urine deposits a thick, grayish-white sediment.


Itching burning of the scrotum. Squeezing, strangulating pain in the testes. Aching swelling of the testes. Orchitis. Swollen painful spermatic cord.


Pain in the back, afterwards palpitation of the heart, previous to the menses. Drawing in the upper and lower limbs during the menses.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.