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



Dryness of nose and pharynx.

Dry sore throat; felt especially when talking, and when swallowing liquids.

THROAT – Feels dryer than it looks.

Veins of throat distended; velum red.

Hawking of much mucus from throat.

Feels as if inhaled dust irritated it.


Hoarseness, voice uneven, now high, now low: Talking increases hoarseness, and causes tickling cough.

Voice lost; cannot speak.


DRY COUGH – Tightness and weight in chest; rapid, short respiration.

Evening lying down, and immediately after rising in the morning.

Pain under right clavicle; and right shoulder when inhaling.

CHRONIC cough in old people; dry or scanty.

Irritation as from dust in throat; coughs up clear mucus.


Scanty, ropy; or none; or clear, thin or ropy.


From talking; from inhaling; while eating.

Evening and morning.

While coughing, pain top right lung.


After breakfast, – cough.


Throat feels drier than it looks; dust feeling in throat.

Short breathing, uneasiness in stomach; weight in chest.

Pain under right clavicle, when inhaling or coughing.

Pain in region of ovary when coughing.

Tightness and weight in chest; rapid short breathing.

Suitable to old people. (Vinca minor).

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"