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




Smell too acute.

Chronic coryza; fetid smell from nose.

Dryness of mouth and throat, without thirst.

Tough mucus from throat.

Violent coryza; thirst, fever, sneezing, etc.; with purulent severe bronchitis.



Spasmodic, dry cough; spasmodic loose cough.

All coughs characterized by tickling.


Loose cough, from tickling at pit of stomach; very hoarse.

Tickling as of a feather from middle of chest to larynx.

Low down in chest; evening, day; morning loose.

At pit of stomach and throat, with expectoration.

Only in the morning; bloody, or mucous.

Constant, irritable cough; spasmodic, as from down in throat and chest.

In chest at ensiform; worse evening, lying down.

At pit of stomach; loose cough, excessive hoarseness.

Violent loose cough; copious sputa, nausea and vomiting of food; with involuntary escape of urine.


None, evening.

Morning, with dark blood; or, Tenacious, whitish mucus, of sour, herby taste.

Little balls of mucus.

Morning, muco-purulent, usually salty taste.

Profuse, muco-purulent, rather than slimy.

Purulent, very offensive expectoration.


Evening, dry; morning loose.

Evening, lying down.

From cold air, or a draft; every draft of air gives a fresh cold; chest especially sensitive to cold air.

Talking cause weakness in chest.

Walking or sitting too long; weakness of chest worse.

Better –

From Walking about; weakness in chest from sitting too long; pains in legs.

From wrapping up chest warmly; cannot bear draft of air to touch chest.


Burning in chest and throat.

Dyspnea; worse in evening, with coryza and sneezing.

Chest especially sensitive to cold air; wraps chest up warmly.

Great weakness in chest from talking.

Unable to speak from weakness of chest.

Stitches in chest, especially when inspiring; drawing pains in small of back.


Urine escapes on passive motion, and when coughing.

Stool (white or grayish) painless and involuntary while moving.


Many peculiar SENSATIONS.

Tickling as of a feather in larynx, or in the chest, causing violent cough, dry or loose.

Weakness of chest, from walking, or from walking about, or sitting too long.

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"