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Iodine, Iodum, Iodinum

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HPUS label indication: Debility

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

Rapid metabolism: Loss of flesh with great appetite. Hungry with much thirst. Better after eating. Great debility, the slightest effort induces perspiration. Iodium. individual is exceedingly thin, dark complexioned, with enlarged lymphatic glands, has voracious appetite but gets thin. Tubercular type.
All glandular structures, respiratory organs, circulatory system are especially affected; they atrophy. Iodium arouses the defensive apparatus of the system by assembling the mononuclear leucocytes whose phagocytic action is marked, at a given point. Lead poisoning. Tremor. Iodine craves cold air.
Acute exacerbation of chronic inflammation. Arthritis deformans. Acts prominently on connective tissue. the plague. goitre. Abnormal vasoconstriction, capillary congestion followed by oedema, ecchymosis, hemorrhages, and nutritive disturbances are the pathological conditions at the basis of its symptomatology. Sluggish vital reaction, hence chronicity in many of its aspects. Acute catarrh of all mucous membranes, rapid emaciation, notwithstanding good appetite, and glandular atrophy call for this remedy, in numerous wasting diseases and in scrofulous patients. Acute affections of the respiratory organs. Pneumonia, rapid extension. Iodium is warm, and wants cool surroundings. Weakness and loss of breath going upstairs. Adenoid vegetations. Tincture internally and locally to swollen glands and Rattlesnake bites.
BETTER, walking about, in open air.
WORSE, when quiet, in warm room, right side.
Yatren. Iodium. pathogenesis is similar to that of Carbol. Acid. Antidotes: Hepar; Sulph.; Gratiola.
Complementary: Lycopod.; Badiaga.
Compare: Brom.; Hepar; Mercur.; Phosph.; Abrot; Nat-mur.; Sanic.; Tuber.
The crude drug in saturated solution may be required. Third to thirtieth potency. Ioduretted solution of Potass. Iod ( 35 grains Potass. and 4 grains Iodium to 1 oz. of water, 10 drops three times a day) expels tapeworms dead.<

    MIND (click for more)

Anxiety When quiet
Fear of people, shuns every one

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; desire for open air

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Must be busy

present anxiety and depression, no reference to the future

Sudden impulse to run and do violence

Suicidal tendency.

    HEAD (click for more)

Pain, headache; from wrapping up head

Warm coverings on head

Throbbing; Rush of blood, and feeling of a tight band

Vertigo; worse from stooping, worse in warm room Chronic, congestive headache of old people ( Phos.)

    EYE (click for more)

Acute dacryocystitis.

Constant motion of eyeballs

Lids; eyes open; eyes permanently open
Lids; spasmodic opening of eyes

Protrusion; protruding eye balls


Pain in eyes

Pupil dilated

Violent lachrymation

    NOSE (click for more)

Acute nasal engorgement associated with high blood pressure.

Dry coryza becomes fluent in open air, also a Fluent hot coryza with general heat of skin

Loss of smell

Nose stopped up

Discharge from nose; thin
Discharge from nose; watery
Discharge from nose; wearing away skin

Running or blocked nose (coryza); annual (hay fever); asthmatic breathing
Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; warm room

Pain at root of nose and frontal sinus


Sudden violent influenza

Tendency to ulceration

    FACE (click for more)

Swelling; glands in general

    MOUTH (click for more)

Foul ulcers and salivation

Gums loose and bleed easily

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers

Salivation; from mercury poisoning

Offensive odor from mouth.

Profuse, fetid ptyalism

Tongue thickly coated

    THROAT (click for more)

Thyroid enlarged

Eustachian deafness

Goitre, with sensation of constriction

Larynx feels constricted

Swollen submaxillary glands

Choking, constricting; larynx

External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation)
External throat; goitre
External throat; goitre; exophthalmic
External throat; goitre; painful

Feels hot; larynx

Inflammation; follicular

Irritation; in air passages
Irritation; larynx

Mucus; in the air passages
Mucus; larynx

Tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe)
Tickling in the air passages; larynx
Tickling in the air passages; morning
Tickling in the air passages; warm room

Voice; hoarseness

Uvula swollen.

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Liver and spleen sore and enlarged

Ravenous hunger and much thirst

Enlarged; spleen

Hard; behind lower ribs
Hard; liver

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Skin; pus, groin glands

Stomach; appetite; insatiable
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; 3 hours after
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; soon after eating
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; with severe wasting (food not absorbed)
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; yet becoming extremely thin
Stomach; burping, belching; daytime
Stomach; sensation of movement in stomach; trembling
Stomach; sensation of movement in stomach; trembling; during heat

Anxious and worried if he does not eat ( Cina; Sulph.) Loses flesh, yet hungry and eating well ( Abrot.)

Cutting pain in abdomen.

Empty eructations, as if every particle of food were turned into gas


Mesenteric glands enlarged

Pancreatic disease

Stomach; Throbbing at pit of stomach

    STOOL (click for more)

Constipation alternating with diarrhoea ( Ant

Constipation, with ineffectual urging; better by drinking cold milk


Diarrhoea, whitish, frothy, fatty

Hemorrhage at every stool

    URINE (click for more)

Frequent and copious, Dark yellow-green ( Bovista), thick, acrid with cuticle on surface.

Odour; like ammonia
Odour; strong

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Great weakness during menses ( Alum.; Carbo An.; Coccul.; Haematoxylon.) Menstruation irregular

Nodosities in skin of mammae

Ovaritis ( Apis.; Bell.; Lach.) Wedge-like pain from ovary to uterus

Wedge-like pain in the right ovarian region.

Acrid leucorrhoea, thick, slimy, corroding the linen

dwindling of mammary glands

Female; vaginal discharge
Female; withered ovaries

Male; pain; pulling; penis
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
Male; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); testes


Loss of sexual power, with atrophied testes.

Male; Testicles swollen and indurated

Uterine hemorrhage

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Laryngitis, with painful roughness; worse during cough

Cold extends downwards from head to throat and bronchi

Croupy cough, with difficult respiration; wheezy

Pain in larynx

Child grasps throat when coughing

cough is worse indoors, in warm, wet weather, and when lying on back.

Croup in scrofulous children with dark hair and eyes ( Brom

Difficult expansion of chest, blood-streaked sputum; internal dry heat, external coldness

Dry, morning cough, from tickling in larynx

Great weakness about chest

Hepatization spreads rapidly with persistent high temperature; absence of pain in spite of great involvement, worse warmth; craves cool air



opposite.) Inspiration difficult

Palpitation from least exertion

Pleuritis effusion


RAW and tickling feeling provoking a dry cough

Asthma attack; in hay fever

Rough; sawing

Right-sided pneumonia with high temperature

Tickling all over chest

Violent heart action

    COUGH (click for more)


Dry cough
Dry cough; morning

Open air

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

Tickling; in wind pipe
Tickling; larynx

    CHEST (click for more)

Arm pit; indurated (hard from inflammation), glands

Breast; flabby breasts
Breast; withered breast

Constriction, tension; heart
Constriction, tension; heart; grasping sensation

Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
Heart; palpitations; walking; rapidly

Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative

Pain; burning; during coughing
Pain; burning; with dry cough
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing

Feels as if squeezed by an Iron hand (Cactus) followed by great weakness and faintness

Heart; Heart feels squeezed

Myocarditis, painful compression around heart

Palpitation from least exertion


    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Acrid sweat of feet

Cold hands and feet

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Inflammation; joints; night

Movements and positions; trembling

Pain; joints; night
Pain; joints; rheumatic
Pain; tearing; elbow

Perspiration; foot

Gonorrhoeal rheumatism

Joints inflamed and painful

Pain in bones at night

Pulsation in large arterial trunks

Rheumatic pains, nightly pains in joints; constrictive sensations.

Rheumatism of nape and upper extremities

White swelling

    CHILL (click for more)

After eating

In bed; rising from bed

Periodic, recurring; every fourth day
Periodic, recurring; every fourth day; double; with constant diarrhoea, on the days free from fever

    FEVER (click for more)

Hectic fever

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

Flushes of heat all over body

Marked fever, restlessness, red cheeks, apathetic

Profuse sweat.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

During slight exertion (see walking)

Odour; sour

    SKIN (click for more)

Anasarca of cardiac disease.

Glands enlarged

Hot, dry, yellow and withered


Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Becoming heated

Desire for open air

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; from hunger
Eating and food; heavy food
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); aged people
Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)

Faintness, fainting

Fluid build up; external

Glands; withered glands

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; internally

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

Mucous secretions increased


Open air

Physical exertion


Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; hard

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Trembling; internally

Twitching; of tendons

Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; warm air
Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from ascending stairs
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from heat; eat of summer
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from hunger
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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.