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Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      First stage of cold in the head, with circulatory disturbances, catarrhal fever, congestion of nasal mucous membranes. Smarting in nasal passages, worse inspiration; excellent for a predisposition to take cold, alternately with Calcarea phos. “Ferrum phos. 3x in pharyngeal catarrh, with characteristic white, frothy expectoration, has never disappointed me.” (W.R. King.) “For incipient colds it is worth its weight in gold.” (Dr. J. P. Lambert.) Small bleeding ulcers in the nose will be frequently cured by this remedy.

Kali mur [Kali-m]

      Catarrh when there is white phlegm, thick, not transparent. Dry coryza. Stuffy cold in the head, with a whitish-gray tongue. Adherent crusts in the vault of the pharynx. “I use it often with profit in the purulent stage of acute nasal catarrh. Kali mur. has proved to me the most satisfactory remedy in acute inflammations of the naso-pharynx in which there is a decided burning dryness. The appearance is that of redness with marked thickening, almost as though the mucous membrane were solidly infiltrated.” (Ivins.). Hawking of mucus from posterior nares. Syphilitic ozaena. Chronic rhinitis and catarrh with closure of the Eustachian tubes, secretions are thick and tenacious, may be opaque, white or yellowish green scabs may form in vault of pharynx.

Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]

      Catarrh with expectoration of yellowish, small lumps. Dry coryza. Stuffy cold in the head (alternately with Kali mur.), with ineffectual desire to sneeze. Ozaena. Osseous growths and diseases of nasal bones, with offensive odor of dead bone.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]

      Catarrhs and colds with watery, transparent, frothy discharges. Chronic catarrhs of bloodless patients. The mucus has sometimes a salty taste. Cold causing vesicular eruptions with watery contents, which burst and leave thin crusts or scabs. Coryza, “running cold,” with watery, clear, frothy discharge, worse on going into the cold and on exertion. Influenza. Epistaxis from stooping and from coughing. Posterior nares dry. Loss of sense of smell. Dr. Geo. Herring finds the 1 trit. almost infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing. We have done the same thing frequently with the 30th. Sneezing worse undressing at night and in morning. Fever blisters. Frontal sinus inflammation.

Kali sulph [Kali-s]

      Yellow, slimy secretions, or expectoration of watery matter, are conditions calling for this remedy. Patient feels generally worse in the evening or in a heated room. Yellow or yellowish discharge from the nose. Colds with dry skin when perspiration does not set in freely under use of Ferrum phos. Engorgement of the nasal-pharyngeal mucous membrane, snoring, mouth-breathing, etc.

Calcarea phos [Calc-p]

      Chronic catarrhs and colds in adynamic persons (as an intercurrent remedy). Colds in the head with an albuminous discharge from nose. Sneezing and sore nostrils. Dr. L. A. Bull says: “I frequently began the treatment of chronic catarrhal conditions of the air-passages with Calcarea phos. I find that it has quite a decided tonic action, and influences the conditions of the membranes for good. In many places it quite takes place of the Cinchona preparations.” Large pedunculated nasal polypi. Point of nose icy-cold. Swollen, ulcerated in scrofulous children. Adenoids in the naso-pharynx.

Calcarea sulph [Calc-s]

      Cold in the head, with thick, yellow, opaque, purulent secretions, frequently tinged with blood. It clears up the condition of the mucous glands. Nosebleed.

Natrum phos [Nat-p]

      As an intercurrent, when gastric symptoms appear, such as acid risings and yellow base of tongue. Picking at nose. Naso-pharyngeal catarrh, with thick, yellow mucus, especially in the scrofulous ozaena. Offensive odor before nose.

Natrum sulph [Nat-s]

      Nosebleed during menses. Ozaena syphilitica, worse every change from dry to wet weather. Catarrhs of mucous membranes in general, characterized by a tendency to profuse secretion of greenish mucus. This is the tissue remedy for la grippe, since the disease is caused by an excess of water in the cellular fluids.

Kali phos [Kali-p]

      Ozaena, foul, offensive discharge from nose, foul breath, and where secondary nervous troubles arise. Epistaxis and predisposition to same. Yellow crusts blown from nose. Thick, yellow discharge; sneezes from slightest exposure. Thick mucus hawked from posterior nares.

Magnesia phos [Mag-p]

      Loss or perversion of sense of smell. Alternate dry and loose coryza. Gushing flow from nostrils.

William Boericke
William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.
W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.