Homeopathy Remedies for Whooping cough

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

Alum [ ]

      In several countries in Europe 30 grains of alum, dissolved in four ounces of syrup, or syrup of tolu, and taken in about tea- spoonful doses, or half teaspoonful, is regarded as a fine remedy for whooping cough.

Solanum Carolinense [Sol-c]

      5 drop doses of the tincture, is a specific for whooping cough, say the herbalists.

Petroleum [Petr]

      A bit of flannel moistened with coal oil or petroleum, the flannel kept from the chest by a cotton cloth, is said to greatly modify the paroxysm of whooping cough.

Goose grease Rub the chest and throat with it. An old practice.

Naphthalin [Naphtin]

      6x trituration, was von Grauvogl’s specific for whooping cough. Others say it is always beneficial in the 1x.

Don’t feed Dr. C.E. Page contended that over-eating was the cause of whooping cough; give the stomach a complete rest for a day or two and then feed sparingly for a few days, the patient becoming genuinely hungry, a cure follows. Perhaps a bit hard to follow with children.

Magnesia phos [Mag-p]

      According to some men, Magnesia phos. 6x will cure 9 out of 10 cases of whooping cough.

Horse radish.-Here is an old woman’s remedy for whooping cough. Soak some scraped horse radish in good cider vinegar, add a little glycerine and give teaspoonful doses.

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.