Homeopathy Remedies for Syphilis

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Syphilis, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Cuprum sulphuricum [Cupr-s]

      Fifty patients who showed various manifestations of syphilis were cured by the copper sulphate. This is from Hering’s Guiding Symptoms. Use 3x.

Iris versicolor [Iris]

      An old eclectic said: Give Iris all the time, alternated with Phytolocca dec., if the lymphatics are involved; Rumex crisp., if the skin, and Stillingia, when the mucous membranes become affected. Iris is the mainstay. All in the tincture, except, perhaps, Phytolacca, which ought to be diluted.

Distilled water injected hypodermically every three days, according to a contributor in British Medical Journal Stevens, is far more efficient and certainly safer and cheaper than any other hypodermic. He cleared up a case that was so foul that no one could stay in the room.

Echinacea angustifolia [Echi]

      Cases. of syphilis that have gone on to loss of hair, nails, ulcerations, etc., have been reported that were wonderfully benefited by doses of 20 drops of Echinacea, three or four times a day, and as close to a cure as is possible has been attained. It will probably act beneficially in all cases of this disease by its purificatory action on the blood.

Tarantula Cubensis [Tarent-c]

      Among the Indians of Mexico Tarantula Cub., according to Millspaugh, is regarded as a specific for syphilis.

Berberis vulgaris [Berb]

      This is a remedy that is said to be of value in syphilis when the skin is involved-dingy, sodden, rough, copper colored and so on. In such cases Berberis vulg., in about 5 drops of the tincture, twice daily, has brought the skin back to normal and generally benefited the patient. It has a favorable action on the kidneys and bladder, where urine is bad, and this probably accounts for its alleged favorable action on old syphilitics.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.