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Beech Wood Kreosote, Kreosote, Kreos

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HPUS label indication: Hoarseness

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

Kreosotum is a mixture of phenol obtained from this distillation.
Pulsations all over the body, and profuse bleeding from small wounds. Very severe, old neuralgic affections; pains rather aggravated by rest. Excoriating, burning, and offensive discharges. Hemorrhages, ulcerations, cancerous affections. Rapid decomposition of fluids and secretions, and burning pains. Overgrown, poorly developed children. Post-climacteric diseases. Tumefaction, puffiness, gangrene. Ailings of teething children.
BETTER, from warmth, motion, warm diet.
WORSE, in open air, cold, rest, when lying; after menstruation.
Antidote: Nux. Inimical: Carbo.
Complementary in malignant diseases: Ars.; Phos.; Sulph.
Guaiacol (is the principal constituent of Kreosotum, and similar in action. Used in pulmonary tuberculosis. Dose 1 to 5M.
Matico - Artanthe or Piper augustifolia, (Gonorrhoea, hemorrhage from lungs; catarrhal condition of genito-urinary organs and gastro-intestinal tract. Topically a hemostatic. Difficult, dry, deep, winter cough. Use tincture.)
Compare also: Fuligo ligni; Carbol-ac.; Iod.; Laches.

    MIND (click for more)

Child wants everything but throws it away when given.

Restlessness, nervousness; evening; 6 p.m. till 6 a.m.
Restlessness, nervousness; night

Music causes weeping and palpitation

Vanishing of thought; stupid, forgetful, peevish, irritable

    HEAD (click for more)


Dull pain, as from a board pressing against forehead

Pain, headache; in women; before period
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); during period
Pain, headache; temples

Menstrual headache

Occipital pain ( Gels.; Zinc

    EYE (click for more)

Lids; stuck together

Swellings; lids

Lids red and swollen.

Salty lachrymation

    EAR (click for more)

Difficult hearing and buzzing.

Eruption around and pimples within

    NOSE (click for more)

Acrid rawness

Chronic catarrh of old people

Lupus ( Ars.)

Discharge from nose; wearing away skin

Skin or lining of nose; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars

Offensive smell and discharge

    FACE (click for more)

Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples

Sick, suffering expression; hot, cheeks red.

    MOUTH (click for more)

Very painful dentition; child will not sleep

Very rapid decay of teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums; teeth dark and crumbly ( Staph.; Ant

c.) Putrid odor and bitter taste.

Lips red, bleeding

Bleeding; gums; easily

Discoloration; gums; bluish-red
Discoloration; gums; redness

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums

Gums; softening gums
Gums; spongy
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

Inflammation; gums

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Salivation; during pregnancy

Taste; bitter; after drinking

Teeth; decay, hollow; premature tooth decay in children
Teeth; offensive odour from teeth (see mouth, odour)
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; temples
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; pulling; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; upper teeth

    THROAT (click for more)

Putrid odor.

Burning, choking sensation

    ABDOMEN (click for more)


Cholera infantum in connection with painful dentition, green stools, nausea, dry skin, exhaustion, etc.

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden; must hasten to urinate, or urine will escape
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting; difficult to waken the child

Stomach; nausea; in women; during pregnancy
Stomach; vomiting; food; after eating; undigested food 2 or 3 hours after
Stomach; vomiting; food; undigested
Stomach; vomiting; frothy
Stomach; vomiting; in women; during pregnancy
Stomach; vomiting; strong and sharp (acrid)
Stomach; vomiting; sweetish

Bitter taste after a swallow of water.

Bloody, fetid stools

Burning hemorrhoids

Diarrhoea; very offensive; dark brown

Feeling of coldness, as of ice water in stomach


Painful hard spot

Soreness; better eating

Stomach; Nausea; vomiting of food several hours after eating; of sweetish water in the morning

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Violent itching of vulva and vagina, worse when urinating

Must hurry when desire comes to urinate.


Can urinate only when lying; cannot get out of bed quick enough during first sleep

Dreams of urinating

Enuresis in the first part of night


Sediment; white

    GENITALS (click for more)

Menstrual flow intermits (Puls.); ceases on sitting or walking; reappears on lying down

Burning and soreness in external and internal parts

During menses, Difficult hearing; buzzing and roaring; eruption after

Female; Corrosive itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia; violent itching between labia and thighs
Female; after-birth; dark
Female; after-birth; lumpy
Female; after-birth; offensive smelling
Female; after-birth; strong and sharp (acrid)
Female; cancer; vagina
Female; cancer; womb
Female; hardness
Female; inflammation
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Female; irritation; itching
Female; irritation; itching; between lips of vagina
Female; irritation; itching; from vaginal discharge
Female; irritation; itching; vagina
Female; irritation; itching; vagina; feels erotic
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); after sexual intercourse
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen); as if everything would come out
Female; pain; burning; after urinating
Female; pain; burning; while urinating
Female; pain; gnawing, biting
Female; pain; gnawing, biting; between lips of vagina
Female; pain; sore, tenderness
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; vagina
Female; period; intermittent
Female; period; offensive smell
Female; swollen
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; before period
Female; vaginal discharge; burning
Female; vaginal discharge; during pregnancy
Female; vaginal discharge; offensive smelling; putrid
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow; stains linen

Hemorrhage after coition

Leucorrhoea, yellow, acrid; odor of green corn; worse between periods

Lochia offensive; Intermits.

Menses too early, prolonged

Pain worse after menses

Vomiting of pregnancy, with ptyalism

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cough; worse evening, with efforts to vomit, with pain in chest

Gangrene of lungs

Hemoptysis; periodic attacks

Hoarse, with pain in larynx

After every cough, Copious, purulent expectoration

Cough after influenza ( Eriodyction.) Winter coughs of old people, With heavy pressure on sternum

Raw burning in chest; pains and oppression

Sternum feels pressed in.

    COUGH (click for more)

While lying down
While lying down; changing position

    CHEST (click for more)

Lungs; gangrene of lungs

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

Dragging backache, extending to genitals and down thighs

Great debility.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Boring pain in hip-joints

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Pain; as if sprained; thumb
Pain; thumb
Pain; thumb; left

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs

Stiffness; thumb

Pain in joints, hip and knee

Scapulae sore.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Anxious dreams of pursuit, fire, erections, etc.

Disturbed with tossing

Paralytic sensation in limbs on waking


Yawning; after coughing

    SKIN (click for more)

Burning in soles

Ecchymosis; dorsal surface of fingers and hands eczematous.

Itching, worse towards evening

Senile gangrene

Abnormal growths; ulcers; reopening of old ulcers; when partly healed

Itching; evening

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like

Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds

Small wounds bleed freely ( CROT.; Lach.; Phos.) Pustules and herpes

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

In women; symptoms after period


Pulse; abnormal

Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side
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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.