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




Fluent, watery coryza, with sneezing; worse, evening and night.

Fluent coryza, with dull headache, and throbbing through whole body.



Provoked by every change of temperature; from warm to cold, or cold to warm.

Violent, long-continued, and very fatiguing dry cough, from roughness and soreness behind upper part of sternum, provoked by every deep inspiration.

Violent, explosive, hard, dry cough, with involuntary escape of urine.

Tickling, violent, dry cough, as from a feather in trachea, moving back and forth with ever breath.

Incessant, dry cough, very fatiguing, with soreness under clavicles, and in larynx and trachea; stitching, burning, stinging pains in left chest.

Very fatiguing, dry cough, lying down at night.


None, cough dry; or, Very scanty, difficult and adhesive.

Of very tough and difficult mucus.


Every change of temperature; from cold to warm, or warm to cold.

At night, on lying down; at 11 P.M.; after 7 P.M., cough.

By day, with every breath of cool air; from inhaling.

Latter part of night; incessant.

From tickling and rawness (often burning) in larynx and trachea; from talking.

From pressure at throat-pit; touching trachea.

From breathing too fast or too slow; from changing rooms.


From covering up head under bed-clothes.

Keeping in an even temperature.

Breathing very quietly.

Evenings, hoarseness better.


Scraping in throat; aching in throat, with collection of tough mucus, and constant desire to hawk.

Aphonia from exposure to cold; hoarseness better evenings.

Tickling in throat-pit, provokes an incessant cough, in long paroxysms.

Rawness under clavicles and at apices of lungs, felt with cough.

As if head and chest would fly to pieces (Bryonia).

Tickling in chest to pit of stomach, with rawness, provokes dry, fatiguing cough.

As from a feather in trachea.

As if he might raise blood any minute.

Very sensitive to cold or cool air when inhaled; puts head under bed-clothes.

Rawness in chest; rawness and burning in throat.

Burning and soreness in the larynx.

Of breathlessness, as if air did not penetrate lungs; or, as one feels when falling.

Acute catarrhal affections of larynx, trachea, and bronchi; with great irritability of mucous membranes; exceedingly sensitive to all changes or irritation of any kind.

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"