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



Nose and eyes moist, with sneezing as at beginning of catarrh.

Chronic, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose, with inflammation of antrum of Highmore.

Discharge has empyreumatic smell and taste.

Stiffness of throat on swallowing. Empty swallowing painful; scratching and burning of throat. Viscid mouth, white, sticky tongue.

Oppression of breathing with fluent coryza, mostly at night.


The pains in chest are accompanied by a short, dry hacking cough, mainly on inspiration.


Burning and scratching in throat: empty swallowing painful.

As of something torn loose in chest.

Throbbing in chest: rawness and soreness.

Stitching pains during inhalation, from front to back.

Burning in chest.

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"