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Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum

Hahnemann's Calcium Sulphide, Hepar, Hepar sulph, Hepar Sulfuris Calcareum, Hepar sulfur

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HPUS label indication: Croupiness

Below are the strongest indications of Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Suits especially scrofulous and lymphatic constitutions who are inclined to have eruptions and glandular swellings. Unhealthy skin. Blondes with sluggish character and weak muscles. Great sensitiveness to all impressions. Sweating patient pulling blanket around him. Locally, it has special affinity to the respiratory mucous membrane, producing croupous catarrhal inflammation, profuse secretion; also easy perspiration. After abuse of Mercury. Infected sinus with pus forming. The tendency to suppuration is most marked, and has been a strong guiding symptom in practice. The lesions spread by the formation of small papules around the side of the old lesion. Chilliness, hypersensitiveness, splinter-like pains, craving for sour and strong things are very characteristic. Feeling as if wind were blowing on some part. The side of the body on which he lies at night becomes gradually insufferably painful; he must turn. Pellagra (material doses required). Syphilis after anti specific gross medication.
BETTER, in damp weather, from wrapping head up, from warmth, after eating.
WORSE, from dry cold winds; cool air; slightest draft; from Mercury, touch; lying on painful side.
Antidotes: Bellad.; Cham.; Sil.
Compare: Acon.; Spongia; Staphis.; Silica; Sulph.; Calc. Sulph.; myristica. Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum antidotes bad effects from Mercury, Iodine, Potash, Cod-liver Oil. Removes the weakening effects of Ether.
First to 200th. The higher potencies may abort suppuration, the lower promote it. If it is necessary to hasten it, give 2X.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Daytime only

Thick; and sticky



    MIND (click for more)

Dejected and sad

The slightest cause irritates him

Anguish in the evening and night, with thoughts of suicide


Hasty speech.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); so that he could have stabbed anyone
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); violent
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impatience; impetuous
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium); violent, intense feeling; from pain
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); before coughing
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); during coughing

Hurry; while eating

Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; on falling asleep

Memory; weakness of memory

Talking, conversation; contradicts people
Talking, conversation; speech; hasty

    HEAD (click for more)

Boring pain in the right temple and in root of nose every morning

Cold sweat on head.

Pain, headache; as from a plug, peg or wedge (see nail); sides
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead; above nose
Pain, headache; cold weather
Pain, headache; cold weather; dry
Pain, headache; from exposure to wind; cold wind
Pain, headache; from poisoning; mercury
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; with catarrh
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose; blowing nose
Pain, headache; wrapping up head

Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; extremely sensitive
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; painful
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pimples

Uncovering head

Humid scald-head itching and burning

Scalp sensitive and sore

Vertigo and headache, when shaking the head or riding

    EYE (click for more)

Pain in the eyes, as if pulled back into the head

Iritis, with pus in anterior chamber; purulent conjunctivitis, with marked chemosis, profuse discharge, great sensitiveness to touch and air


Ulcers on cornea

Boring pain in upper bones of the orbits

Bright circles before eyes

Discharges of mucus or pus; from out-breaks on skin

Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; wounds; iris; with pus in front of iris

Lids; out-breaks on skin
Lids; out-breaks on skin; pimples

Pain; cold air
Pain; sore, bruised, tender
Pain; touch
Pain; warmth

Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin; pimples

Eyeballs sore to touch

Eyes and lids red and inflamed

Objects appear red and too large

Vision obscured by reading; field reduced one-half

    VISION (click for more)


    EAR (click for more)

Deafness after scarlet fever


Discharge of fetid pus from the ears

Discharges from ear
Discharges from ear; after poisoning by mercury
Discharges from ear; pus
Discharges from ear; pus; from middle ear

Inflammation; inside
Inflammation; media

Itching; in ear

Pain; cold applications
Pain; inside (in ear canal)
Pain; warmth of bed and wrapping up

Skin; abscess; in ear canal

Pustules in auditory canal and auricle

Scurfs on and behind the ears

Whizzing and throbbing in ears, with hardness of hearing

    HEARING (click for more)

Lost, deafness

    NOSE (click for more)

(Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum 1x will often start secretions and profuse drainage in stuffy colds.)

Sneezes every time he goes into a cold, dry wind, with running from nose, later, thick, offensive discharge

Smell like old cheese


Catarrh; post nasal (see discharge)

Discharge from nose; blood
Discharge from nose; containing pus
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones; syphilitic
Discharge from nose; yellow

Inflammation; bones

Pain; bones
Pain; extending to other parts; eyes
Pain; root
Pain; sore, bruised; ridge of nose

Running or blocked nose (coryza)

Skin or lining of nose; abscess

Smell; lost sense of smell

Sneezing; from uncovering
Sneezing; from uncovering; hands

Swelling; bones

Sore, ulcerated

Soreness of nostrils, with catarrhal troubles

Stopped up every time he goes out into cold air

    FACE (click for more)


Heat; evening
Heat; night

Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); suppurating (producing pus)

Pain; after poisoning by mercury
Pain; in dry, cold wind
Pain; touch
Pain; warmth

Skin; discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema
Skin; ulcers; sensitive to air

Swelling; glands in general
Swelling; hard
Swelling; lips; upper

Middle of lower lip cracked

Neuralgia of right side, extending in streak into temple, ear, alae, and lip

Pains in bones of face, especially when being touched

Shooting in jaw on opening mouth.

Ulcers in corners of mouth

Vesicular erysipelas, with pricking in parts

Yellowish complexion

    MOUTH (click for more)

Gums and mouth painful to touch and bleed readily.

Bleeding; easily
Bleeding; gums; easily

Growths, blisters, swellings; pus-filled pimples; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; syphilitic

Pain; gums; when touched

Sensitive; to touch

Teeth; abscess of roots
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold drinks
Teeth; pain; winter


    THROAT (click for more)

Quinsy, With impending suppuration

Stitches in throat extending to the ear when swallowing

Hawking up of mucus.

Complaints with syphilis

Croup; after exposure to cold dry air
Croup; recurrent

External throat; abscess
External throat; uncovering throat

Hawks often

Inflammation; after poisoning by mercury
Inflammation; follicular
Inflammation; larynx
Inflammation; tonsils

Irritation; from cold air
Irritation; larynx

Mucus; trachea (wind pipe)

Pain; as from a splinter
Pain; as from a splinter; extending to ear; on turning head
Pain; as from a splinter; extending to ear; on yawning
Pain; as from a splinter; on swallowing
Pain; larynx; cold air
Pain; larynx; on coughing; grasps the larynx
Pain; on becoming cold
Pain; rawness; larynx; when breathing in
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; sudden, sharp; extending to ear
Pain; sudden, sharp; on swallowing
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; warmth; warm drinks


Sensation of something in throat; bone (see pain, as of a splinter)

Sensitive; larynx; to cold air

Sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration)

Swelling; tonsils

Tickling in the air passages; larynx

Tonsils suppurating (producing pus)


Voice; hoarseness
Voice; weak

When swallowing, sensation as if a plug and Of a splinter in throat

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Stitching in region of liver when walking, coughing, breathing, or touching it ( Bry.; Merc.) Hepatitis, hepatic abscess; abdomen distended, tense; chronic abdominal affections.

Abscess; in groin region
Abscess; in liver

Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; a long time before able to start
Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; morning
Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must wait for urine to start
Bladder; urination; dribbling (by drops); involuntary; after urinating
Bladder; urination; dribbling (by drops); involuntary; urine drops out at right angles
Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)
Bladder; urination; incomplete (see unsatisfactory)
Bladder; urination; unsatisfactory (see incomplete and fullness, after urinating)
Bladder; urination; weakness

Inflammation; lymph node
Inflammation; lymph node; generating pus

Skin; pus, groin glands

Stomach; desires, cravings; sour, acids, etc.
Stomach; desires, cravings; vinegar
Stomach; indigestion
Stomach; pain; on blowing nose
Stomach; retching; with cough
Stomach; vomiting; morning
Stomach; vomiting; on coughing

Swelling; groin region; glands


Aversion to fat food

Burning in stomach

Distention of stomach, compelling one to loosen the clothing

Frequent eructations, without taste or smell

Heaviness and pressure in stomach after a slight meal.

Stomach; Longing for acids, wine, and strong-tasting food

    RECTUM (click for more)

Constipation; difficult stool; soft stool
Constipation; inactivity of rectum

Diarrhoea; painless


    STOOL (click for more)

Clay-colored and soft

Loss of power to expel even a soft stool.

SOUR, white, undigested, FETID

Odour; like rotten cheese
Odour; sour


    URINE (click for more)

Bladder difficulties of old men ( Phos.; Sulph.; Copaiva)

Greasy pellicle on urine

Seems as if some always remained

Bloody; after urinating, blood flows from urethra (urinary part of genitals)
Bloody; last part of urine

Burning (includes hot)


Strong and sharp (acrid)

Voided slowly, without force - drops vertically, bladder weak

    GENITALS (click for more)

(TILIA; Jaborandi.)

Female; Discharge of blood from uterus

Extremely offensive leucorrhoea

Abscesses of labiae with great sensitiveness

acid.) Excitement and emission without amorous fancies

Fig warts of offensive odor

Female; vaginal discharge; offensive smelling; like old cheese

Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); scrotum
Male; out-breaks on skin; moist
Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); moisture, scrotum; between scrotum and thighs
Male; ulcers; penis; rapidly appearing, syphilitic
Male; wart-like growth

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); haemorrhage; after urinating

Humid soreness on genitals and between scrotum and thigh

Itching of glans, frenum, and scrotum

Itching of pudenda and nipples, worse during menses

Male; Herpes, sensitive, bleed easily

Menses late and scanty

Does not get well."

Smells like old cheese ( Sanicula.) Profuse perspiration at the climacteric

Suppurating inguinal glands

Ulcers externally on prepuce similar to chancre ( Nit

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Rattling, croaking cough; suffocative attacks; has to rise up and bend head backwards

Choking cough

Anxious, wheezing, moist breathing, asthma worse in dry cold air; better in damp

Cough excited Whenever any part of the body gets cold or uncovered, or from eating anything cold

Cough troublesome when walking

Croup with loose, rattling cough; worse in morning

Dry, hoarse cough

Hoarseness, with loss of voice

Loses voice and coughs when exposed to dry, cold wind

Palpitation of heart.


Difficult (dyspnea)


    COUGH (click for more)


Comes on suddenly


Dry cough; evening
Dry cough; evening; loose in morning
Dry cough; night

Evening; in bed
Evening; until midnight

Hacking cough; after dinner

Hoarse; evening; until midnight

In cold air

In dry air; cold, dry air

In open air; in the wind
In open air; in the wind; in cold wind
In open air; in the wind; in dry wind
In open air; in the wind; wind from east
In open air; in the wind; wind from north
In open air; in the wind; wind from west

Loose; morning

Night; closing eyes at night excites cough

On becoming cold
On becoming cold; arm or hand
On becoming cold; other single part
On becoming cold; uncovering
On becoming cold; uncovering; hands

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); scraping; from larynx

Suffocating; night


    CHEST (click for more)


Inflammation; breast
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Inflammation; lungs

Lungs; abscess
Lungs; emphysema
Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; early stages
Lungs; tuberculosis; full of mucus

Pain; sore, bruised

Perspiration; arm pit; offensive

Skin; abscess; arm pit
Skin; abscess; breast
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; boils
Skin; ulcer; breast; stinging, burning, odour of old cheese

Swelling; arm pit glands

    BACK (click for more)

Perspiration; night; after midnight

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; daytime

Cramps; calf

Hands and feet; chapped hand (see roughness)

Pain; buttocks; while sitting
Pain; fingers; warmth
Pain; foot; rheumatic
Pain; hip
Pain; pulling; lower limbs
Pain; rheumatic; poisoning by mercury
Pain; shoulder; external warmth
Pain; shoulder; on becoming cold
Pain; sore, bruised; foot; sole; while walking
Pain; sore, bruised; upper arm; in bone
Pain; tearing; shoulder; becoming cold

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); currently generating pus
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); every winter
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot
Skin; out-break on skin; boils
Skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs; boils
Skin; roughness; hand (see chapped)
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; lower limbs

Swollen; joints
Swollen; knee


Finger-joints swollen; tendency to easy dislocation

Nail of great toe painful on slight pressure.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Dreams; fire

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from thoughts; from activity of mind

Waking; frequent

    CHILL (click for more)

At certain time of day or night; from 6 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 6 p.m.; until 5 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 7 p.m.

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)


In bed
In bed; putting hand out of bed

In the open air



Shaking, shivering, rigors
Shaking, shivering, rigors; on putting hand out of bed

When uncovering, undressing

    FEVER (click for more)

Profuse sweat; sour, sticky, offensive.

Dry heat at night

Chilly in open air or from Slightest draft

Alternating with chills

Catarrh with fever

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)


Cold; after the slightest exertion of body, or mind

Daytime; day and night without relief

Evening; lasting all night

From coughing


Mental exertion


Night; lasting all night without relief

Odour; fetid
Odour; offensive
Odour; sour
Odour; sour; night

On movement

Profuse; day and night without relief
Profuse; night

    SKIN (click for more)

Ulcers very sensitive to contact, burning, stinging, easily bleeding

Constant offensive exhalation from the body.

Sweats day and night without relief

"Cold-sores" Very sensitive

Cannot bear to be uncovered; Wants to be wrapped up warmly

Chapped skin, with Deep cracks on hands and feet

Great sensitiveness to slightest touch


Sticking or pricking in afflicted parts

Ulcers, with bloody suppuration, smelling like old cheese

Chronic and recurring urticaria

Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates

Abscesses; suppurating glands are very sensitive

Acne in youth

Angioneurotic oedema

Easily bleed

Herpes circinatus

PAPULES prone to suppurate and extend

Putrid ulcers, Surrounded by little pimples

Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding; when touched
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bruised with pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; coming and going quickly
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; sour smelling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; foul
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like sarcoma
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; unhealthy
Abnormal growths; warts; stitching, sudden, sharp pain in warts

Becomes sore when lying down; feeling


Generally unhealthy


Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; sensitive to touch
Out-breaks on skin; sensitive (see sore)
Out-breaks on skin; smarting

Pain; pain as from splinter


Suppurate with prickly pain

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Injuries in general

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

Wounds; slow to heal

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Abscesses; glands

Dry weather

During sleep

From wind; cold wind

Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side


On waking

Open air

Pain; sensation of splinters
Pain; sore, bruised; bones
Pain; sore, bruised; externally


Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; to pain

Swelling; glands

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold; hand out of bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, dry weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); having a cold part of body
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater


Touching cold things

Uncovering; single part

Warm bed

Warm heater

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.