Respiratory symptoms of homeopathic remedy Ailanthus Glandulosa, described by Van Denburg in his book, Therapeutics of Respiratory system, cough & coryza, published in 1916….



ACUTE – Sneezing, headache, and dyspnea.

Fluent, copious, thin, acrid, excoriating.

Without fetor (acute).

With loss of taste and smell.

Thin bloody, ichorous, copious (scarlatina).


Dry catarrh, nose obstructed.


Livid, dark-purple, much swollen.

Studded with ulcers, oozing a fetid discharge.

Dry, rough and scrapy.

Tender on swallowing.

Worse from breathing and in the morning.



Dry, hacking, incessant cough, with the fluent coryza and congested face.

Chest feels constricted.

Constant dry cough, pain and soreness in chest (measles).

Constant dry cough, with pain and burning, and oppressed breathing.

Violent fit of coughing, until sputum is raised, coming on before retiring and on rising in the morning.

Congested face, violent dry cough.

Lungs feel sore and tender.


None; or dry and scanty at first.

Watery mucus in second stage, coming on after long fits of coughing.

Muco-purulent in chronic cases, and free only morning on rising, and night on retiring.


Loss of taste and smell.

Soreness of nose and throat, which is dark purple and swollen; swallowing painful.

Pressure and fullness of chest.

Chest feels constricted as if bound with a strap.

Lungs feel as if air-cells stuck together.

Lungs feel sore and tender.

Feel tired, as if too hard work to breathe (Actaea spicata).

Feel constricted in the center of the lung.

Especially the left lung feel constricted in the center, near base of heart.

M.W. Van Denburg
M. W. (Marvin W.) VAN DENBURG, A.M., M.D.
Author of "A homoeopathic materia medica on a new and original plan ... A sample fascicle containing the arsenic group."
"Therapeutics of the respiratory system, cough and coryza, acute and chronic : repertory with index, materia medica with index"