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Sulphur - General symptoms - Hahnemann

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Sulphur in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



For homoeopathic use the roll sulphur of commerce is redistilled at a gentle heat, forming (flores sulphuris) and then washed by shaking with alcohol to remove any acid that may adhere to it.

For more than 2, 000 years sulphur has been found a most efficacious remedy against the itch, while not a single physician noticed, or had even the faintest idea, that this was effected by the law of similars (Homoeopathy). The itch, which is so common among workers in wool, causes a sort of , as from lice.

this is also described by some as an , which ceases as soon as the finger is applied to it, to scratch it, and then begins to burn, and after scratching it continues to burn on that spot. So also the sulphur taken by healthy persons frequently causes similar pimples and vesicles with a , also chiefly on the joints and by night. This great specific virtue of sulphur against itch was during all these centuries merely abused to drive away the itch from the skin by external applications, while the internal itch malady remained uncured.

Many physicians, indeed, also gave sulphur internally.

but the ointment rubbed in had already driven away the disease from the skin and some acute or chronic disease is the inevitable sad consequence of this treatment. The sulphur given by allopathic physicians is also crude sulphur in doses which excite purging and which, therefore, can never cure, nor have ever cured any itch by the internal application alone.

If the mere drinking of sulphureous mineral waters without their external application has ever been able to effect such a cure, this was done because this substance had been comminuted in the bosom of the earth in a mechanical manner similar to that employed by the homoeopath, and thus its internal medicinal virtues had been developed.

Sulphur, given by the hand of the physician who does not proceed homoeopathically, and who, therefore, has not first dynamized (potentized) Sulphur, and, indeed, potentized it highly, has never cured the (primary) itch of workers in wool, through its merely internal application, which is the only safe way of applying it. The more highly and intensively more strongly the sulphur has been potentized, the more surely will it cure.

Formerly I considered the extract of sulphur, made with alcohol and called , as sufficient.

but now, after having experimentally compared it, I consider it far inferior to the other preparations, effected by trituration the flowers of sulphur with one hundred parts of sugar of milk, up to the millionth-potency and the further dynamization of the solution of this potency, in the manner employed with other dry drugs. The latter dynamization I am compelled to recognize as the most perfect sulphur-medicine. The alcohol in the tinctura sulphuris seems only to attract some particular portion of the sulphur, but not all of its constituents without exception, not the entire sulphur.

In cases where sulphur was homoeopathically indicated, it also relieved the following ailments, if present at the same time

Irritability. peevishness and dejection.

tendency to start. timidity.

inclination to weep. ill humor.

unconsolable state concerning every action in herself which she considers wrong.

fixed religious ideas.

. anxiety which compels the person to loosen the clothes and to seek the open air.

violence. and difficulty in thinking.

weakness of memory. frequent fits of vertigo.

vertigo while sitting.

heaviness of the head and unconsciousness from stooping.

vertigo after meals. rush of blood to the head, with flushes of heat.

nocturnal headache at the slightest movement in bed.

heaviness in the head.

heaviness in the occiput.

daily drawing headache, threatening to burst the head.

shooting headache. shooting and buzzing headache.

beating headache in the vertex.

beating, clucking headache.

tingling, humming and roaring in the head.

coldness of the head. a cold spot on the head.

closing of the eyelids in the morning.

far-sightedness. gauzy appearance before the eyes.

. drawing pain in the ears.

stoppage of the ears, while eating.

. humming and din before the ears.

. dryness of the nose.

stuffing of one nostril.

inflamed swelling of the tip of the nose.

. pale, sickly complexion.

roughness of the skin in the face.

heat in the face. hepatic spots on the upper lip.

evening toothache. toothache, apparently from looseness of the teeth and from loose gums.

swelling of the gums, with beating pain.

sore throat, as if swollen within, impeding deglutition.

long-continued sensation as of a plug in the fauces and the throat.

the food is not relished.

the appetite too strong.

in the morning, a putrid taste in the mouth.

sour taste in the mouth.

aversion to fat food. aversion to sweet and to sour things.

loathing of rye-bread.

it makes wine-drinking distasteful.

. after partaking of anything, tightness over the chest, like a load.

burning, sour eructation.

bitter eructation. abortive eructation.

ill-smelling eructations at night, while sleeping.

eructations. and drinks.

the food regurgitates up into the throat.

acid belching up into the mouth.

qualmishness before meals.

. morning nausea. waterbrash.

contractive, pinching pain in the stomach, immediately after meals.

burrowing in the pit of the stomach.

shooting about the stomach.

, while walking. shooting in the left side of the navel, while walking.

stitches in the abdomen.

pain in the left side of the abdomen, as if something was being torn out.

contractive pain below the umbilicus.

long-continued pressure in the epigastrium.

pressive pain in the left side of the abdomen, even to screaming, with constipation from incarceration of flatus.

pain in the abdomen after drinking.

the hypogastrium is painful when touched.

pain in the abdominal muscles in the morning, as if they were too short.

incarceration of flatus.

loud rumbling and growling in the abdomen.

hard stool. stool only every two or three days.

involuntary stool, while urinating.

during a difficult evacuation, prolapsus of the rectum.

shooting in the anus, during stool,.

urging to urinate. nocturnal wetting the bed.

deficient sexual powers.

. fetid perspiration about the genitals.

itching and burning about the pudenda.

menses too early. the menstrual blood has too little color.

bearing down on the genitals.

itching on the pudenda, before the menses.

headache before the menses.


Coryza. stuffed coryza.

profuse fluent coryza.

roughness of the larynx.

tingling in the larynx, causing cough.

nocturnal cough. continual feverish , and stitches in the chest.

difficult respiration.

asthma, with wheezing and rattling on the chest and visible palpitation.

nocturnal suffocating asthma.

fullness in the chest.

heaviness in the chest, in the morning.

weariness of the chest from singing.

stitches in the sternum.

shooting through the chest, extending into the left scapula.

burning, extending upward in the chest.

pressure in the sternum.

itching on the nipples.

pain in the small of the back.

creaking in the sacrum.

pain in the back, after manual labor.

. tension in the nape.

twitching in the shoulder-joint.

drawing in the joints of the elbows, wrists, and fingers.

swelling of the arms.

trembling of the hands in fine work.

. callus on the fingers.

tingling in the tips of the fingers and toes.

red spots on the lower limbs.

stitches in the thigh, when walking fast.

. coldness of the thighs, while the legs perspire, in the morning, in bed.

weakness in the knees and arms.

formication in the calves and arms.

sprained pain in the ankles.

stiffness in the ankle.

sweating of the feet. restlessness in the feet.

erysipelas on the leg.

. coldness and stiffness of the toes.

coldness of the feet and hands.

eroding blotches on the toes.

chilblains on the feet.

. single jerks of the limbs, while sitting or lying down.

drawing pains in the knee and the remaining joints.

nettle-rash. itching all over the body.

. suffusion of blood from a slight blow.

sensitiveness to air and wind.

flushes of heat. the limbs go to sleep.

shooting pains. internal trembling.

muscular twitching. strain from lifting.

swoons and convulsions.

the head is bowed, while walking.

fatigue from talking.

too long sleep at night.

feels as if he had not slept enough, in the morning.

unrefreshing sleep. drowsiness after dinner.

nocturnal colic. fright during sleep.

sleeplessness. the sleep is too light.

nocturnal insomnia, owing to formication in the calves and feet.

. frightful, restless dreams, and talking during sleep.

illusion, in the morning, on awaking, as if he saw persons who are not present.

nocturnal thirst. perspiration by day and by night.

nocturnal sweat. sour sweat, every night.

morning-sweat. copious sweat, while working.



A number of ideas from her past life, mostly disagreeable, causing indignation and mortification (but also merry things and melodies) come into her mind.

one after the other rush in upon her memory, so that she cannot get rid of them, while she has nothing to do.

they are worst in the evening in bed, hindering her from falling asleep (aft. 4 h.).

Stupefaction in the original is "perturbatio."

Nocturnal headache, an intolerable, continually increasing pressure in the lower part of the occiput and in the vertex, with pressure on the eyes, which he had to close, and with a chilliness which could not be removed by any amount of covering.

the perspiration is of intense fetor, and he had to walk up and down the room while it lasted (aft. 5 d.).

Sulphur Walther is a different reference from the F. Walther, mentioned before, and belongs to a treatise entitled ", 1743." It is not accessible S. 604, 704, 870, 984, 1363, 1804 ascribed here to "Walther" simply, in the are credited to "Fr. Walther."

Statement-The original from which this symptom is taken is "." , intense heat in the body, and pain in the liver, and tension of the intestines, and heaviness of the tongue and stomach and much looseness of the belly.

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From free drinking of sulphur in wine.

Tearing, with shooting to and fro, from the calves into the toes, in the evening.

when standing and when sitting down, the feet twitched within, with a tremulous sensation all over the body, heaviness and tearing all over the back, chill without thirst, with red cheeks, unattended with heat there.

then it extended to the scrobiculus cordis, with tension and contraction below the ribs, with oppressed breathing and many stitches in the whole of the chest and in the epigastrium.

From local application.

Put forth only hypothetically by Andoynus.

Attack of epilepsy, darting from the back or from the arm, like a mouse, drew the mouth to the left and the right, went about painfully in the abdomen, then it turned the left arm, with a clenched thumb.

then trembling in the right arm.

then it tossed the whole body, shaking it up and down with very short breath, which, after the attack, became even shorter.

she screamed in her attack, but could not speak (aft. 12 d.).

Attack, while going across the street.

sudden rising into her head, and things become black before her eyes.

she walks backward about fifteen steps, then suddenly sits down, as if she had fellen on the stones, as if unconscious, and allows herself to be conducted home just as unconsciously.

then she becomes, as it were, stiff in all her joints.

Sulphur occurs six months after taking the sulphur.


For homoeopathic use the roll sulphur of commerce is redistilled at a gentle heat, forming (flores sulphuris) and then washed by shaking with alcohol to remove any acid that may adhere to it.

Sulphur occurs six months after taking the sulphur.