**Kali carbonicum is also valuable in capillary bronchitis with dyspnoea, a choking cough, and sharp stitches in the chest. The 12x potency is perhaps the best.

Mercurius. [Merc]

      The sovereign remedy in inflammatory bronchial catarrh; there is roughness and soreness from the fauces down through the middle of the chest, a dry, raw concussive cough, which is very exhausting;sputum watery, saliva-like, or yellow and muco-purulent. There is fever and alternation of chills and heat, desire for cold drinks, which aggravate the cough. and pasty sweat without relief.

**Kali bichromicum has for its indication the tough, tenacious, glutinous character of the expectoration; it can be drawn out in long strings. Hughes considers it useful when bronchitis lingers long in a ***sub-acute condition. The expectoration may also be of bluish lumps, and the cough is especially troublesome towards morning, the tightness seems to be at the epigastrium.

Antimonium tartaricum. [Ant-t]

      This remedy corresponds to two stages of bronchitis, an early one and a late one. In the beginning of capillary bronchitis in young infants, or in old people, this remedy stands most prominent. There are sub- crepitant rales throughout the chest, wheezing breathing, the cough sounds loose, but no phlegm is raised. In children the cough is infrequent, and the child becomes drowsy, the respiration is superficial, requiring labored efforts of the respiratory muscles, and vomiting of food and mucus may be present. In these cases carbon dioxide poisoning threatens, and the patient’s own mucous secretion drown him. These are clear indication of **Antimonium tartaricum.

**Ipecacuanha is the most similar drug; the rales are louder and coarser, there is much coughing, but the patient raises little phlegm of infants, the prostration not being as marked as with **Antimonium tartaricum. There is great accumulation of mucus, spasmodic cough, nausea and vomiting, and difficulty in breathing. After its use the expectoration becomes less tenacious which permits it to be raised more easily. **Baryta carbonica has loud rattling in the chest, but the patient cannot raise. **Ammonium causticum has also a copious accumulation of mucus in the lungs with incessant cough. Another preparation of Antimony, namely, **Antimonium iodatum, is praised by Goodno for a heavy, yellow, muco-purulent expectoration. It often acts promptly in relieving when other remedies fail. **Antimonium arsenicosum is also a most useful remedy and corresponds to dangerous types of capillary bronchitis.

Sulphur. [Sulph]

      **Sulphur corresponds well to inveterate cases of chronic bronchitis, and brilliant results are here obtained. Its catarrh of the bronchial mucous membranes is accompanied with loud rales, a persistent, profuse, thick, muco-purulent expectoration and attended by suffocative attacks.

**Balsam Peru. Bronchial catarrh, with loud rales and profuse expectoration; both this remedy and **Pix liquida have expectoration of purulent matter.

**Bacillinum is a remedy highly spoken of by some competent observers; it seems to suit especially individuals who are constantly catching cold, one is hardly gotten rid of before another is contracted. The irritation locates itself in the bronchial mucous membrane leaving troublesome cough. Arnulphy considers the remedy a most useful one.

Carbo vegetabilis. [Carb-v]

      Bronchitis of old people with profuse, yellow, foetid expectoration, dyspnoea, much rattling in the chest, and ***burning calls for this remedy. Among other remedies suiting bronchial troubles in old people are **Senega where the cough is irritating and the phlegm is especially adhesive and the patient complains of a pressing pain in the chest, when respiring, moving or coughing. **Lachesis where the cough comes on when the patient is about to drop of to sleep; **Arsenicum, fatiguing suffocative cough with violent dyspnoea; **Scilla, obstinate chronic coughs with stitches in the chest, expectoration transparent or muco-purulent, easy at times, hard at others; **Nux vomica, Rhus and Veratrum album. **Dulcamara is a valuable remedy for bronchial catarrhs of old people with a very free greenish expectoration, worse from change of weather to cold and wet.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.