Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Rattling and snoring in trachea.
Sensation of heaviness, anxiety, and uneasiness in chest.
Oppression of chest at night.
Shootings in sides of chest.
Herpes on chest.
Palpitation of heart.
Feeling of coldness about heart; as if there was a cold stone in heart.
Fainting, with ebullitions, heat, pressing on heart, palpitation.
Pulse accelerated from every exertion; as soon as reposing, pulse becomes again slow.
Respiration obstructed in cold air.
Hoarseness, with or without coryza.
Cough, with dryness in throat.
Vexatious cough that takes away the breath; cannot cough it out.
Suffocating cough at night.
Dry cough at night, or in evening, after lying down.
At night dry cough, coming deep from chest, caused by a scratching in throat.
Cough from low down in chest.
Hollow, hacking cough, coming on when laughing, waking him in middle of night (cured).
Dry cough, with shootings under sternum.≡ more ...