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



Melancholy, depressed, suicidal.


Dry coryza.

Nose feels as if stopped up, but is not so. Violent fluent coryza.

Coryza with thick discharges like white of egg.

Ozena, excessively fetid discharge, severe head-ache. (Chronic.)


None; nose dry.

Crusts in nose with sneezing.

Fluent watery coryza.

Thick, like the white of an egg; frequent sneezing.


Sensitive to odors, everything smells too strong.

Putrid smell when blowing the nose.

Thick, yellow, dry firm pieces blown from nose, Always with offensive odor.



Spasmodic cough, severe and racking; worse at night.

Lasting all night, from sunset to sunrise.

Morning, cough on awakening; with tough, yellow sputum.

With great dyspnea at night. (Organic heart disease.)

Morning; continues till he gets up, and finally raises a little bit of phlegm.


None; or, difficult, thick, adhesive; from the larynx or the trachea.


In warm air, and wet weather; congestive asthma.

At night: not easy anywhere: cough; breathing.

In morning, on waking; till little phlegm is raised.

All night, sunset to sunrise; dry cough.


Great weight on chest, especially on sternum (angina pectoris).

Violent rush of blood to the chest.

Asthma, from congestion to chest; face, bluish-red.

Morning asthma, face blue; worse in wet weather and in warm air.

Difficult breathing at night; not easy anywhere.


Greatly depressed; very low-spirited.

Peculiar to women; uterine cough.


Very sensitive to odors; everything smells too strong.

Great weight and oppression of chest: breathing difficult.

Extreme tightness of chest, with difficult breathing.

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"