Spongia TostaRoasted Sponge, Spongia
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Spongia Tosta may help, unprocessed Spongia Tosta is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Spongia Tosta in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
A remedy especially marked in the symptoms of the respiratory organs, cough, croup, etc. Heart affections and often indicated for the tubercular diathesis. Children with fair complexion, lax fiber; swollen glands. Exhaustion and heaviness of the body after slight exertion, with orgasm of blood to chest, face. anxiety and difficult breathing.
Second trituration, or tincture to third potency.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, ascending, wind, before midnight.
BETTER, descending, lying with head low.≡ show all authors ...
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Anxiety and fear
Every excitement increases the cough.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); during the heat
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep≡ more ...
Rush of blood; bursting headache; worse, forehead.
Pain, headache; walking; on walking up steps or hill≡ more ...
Dryness; chronic, dry, nasal catarrh.
Fluent coryza, alternating with stoppage≡ more ...
Thyroid gland swollen
Stitches and dryness
Burning and stinging
Sore throat; worse after eating sweet things
Tickling causes cough
Clears throat constantly.
larynx; sleep; during sleep
night; after midnight
night; before midnight
Sensation of something in throat; plug; larynx
Pain; sweet things
larynx; when singing
larynx; on swallowing
larynx; while talking
larynx; on touch
burning; during cough
burning; trachea (wind pipe); with cough
rawness; when coughing
sore; after sweets
Sensitive; larynx; to touch
Tickling in the air passages; larynx
Voice; crowing (see rough under respiration)
External throat; goitre≡ more ...
Heart; Rapid and violent palpitation, with dyspnoea; cannot lie down; also feels best resting in horizontal position
Angina pectoris; faintness, and anxious sweat
Ebullition of blood, veins distended
Surging of heart into chest, as if it would force out upward
Hypertrophy of heart, especially right, with asthmatic symptoms.
hypertrophy of heart
night; midnight, wakes up
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Oppressed feeling; while lying down; with head low
heart; lying with head low
Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes); from slightest exertion
during a cough
heart; when lying down
could lie only on right side
with head low
burning; during coughing
burning; with dry cough
sore, bruised; from coughing
stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Weakness; after exertion
Great dryness of all air-passages
Hoarseness; larynx dry, burns, constricted
Cough, Dry, barking, croupy; larynx sensitive to touch
Croup; worse, during inspiration and before midnight
Respiration short, panting, Difficult; feeling of a plug in larynx
cough abates after eating or drinking, especially warm drinks
The dry, chronic sympathetic cough or organic heart disease is relieved by Spongia Tosta ( Naja Tripudia Naja.) Irrepressible cough from a spot deep in chest, as if raw and sore
Chest weak; can scarcely talk
Goitre, with suffocative spells
Bronchial catarrh, with wheezing, asthmatic cough, worse cold air, with profuse expectoration and suffocation; worse, lying with head low and in hot room
Oppression and heat of chest, with sudden weakness.
bending head backwards
from catching cold
after exertion; physical exertion
from talking; after talking
Rough; crowing (see croup)
sawing≡ more ...
Day and night
From emotions; excitement
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Tickling; larynx≡ more ...
Swelling and induration of glands; also exophthalmic; cervical glands swollen with tensive pain on turning head, painful on pressure; goitre
unchanged by scratching
Sticking≡ more ...
Stomach; Excessive thirst, Great hunger
Cannot bear tight clothing around trunk
Inflammation; pancreas≡ more ...
Male; Swelling of spermatic cord and testicles, with pain and tenderness
inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes
pain; pinching; testes
pain; sore; testes
tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); testes
Heat in parts.
Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); sperm tube
inflammation; spermatic cords
inflammation; sperm tube
swelling; spermatic cords
tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); spermatic cord
Female; Before menses, pain in sacrum, hunger, Palpitation≡ more ...
Coldness; lower limbs; thigh
Pain; joints; gouty
Rush of blood to.; legs
Skin; itching; lower limbs≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Attacks of heat with anxiety; heat and redness of face and perspiration.≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Awakes in a fright, and feels as if suffocating
Generally worse after sleep, or sleeps into an worse ( Lachesis Lach.)
Walking up stairs or hill
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Faintness, fainting; on moving
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Pain; burning externally; internally
gnawing, biting; externally
sore, bruised; externally
sudden, sharp; outward
Sensitive; intolerance of clothing
Swelling; of affected parts
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
From wind; cold wind≡ more ...