Hepar sulph is Sulphuret of Lime, introduced by Dr. Hahnemann in his Materia medica Pura book. This remedy is a gift for Homeopathy to treat acute and chronic diseases.
This is the combination of equal parts of powder of clean oyster shell and pure flower of Sulphur. This mixture was kept in a sealed crucible under white heat (high degree temperature- 1500-1600 C) for 10 minutes. Afterward, this powder undergoes a potentization process to prepare the medicine.
Dr. Hahnemann and Dr. Stapf provide observations of Hepar sulph. This remedy is an antidote to diarrhea and abdominal pain like Belladonna and Chamomilla.
Hepar sulph is useful for the symptoms which are present after suppressed eruptions, injuries, use of mercurial substances, or appearance of symptoms during cold dry winds, and winter.
Hepar Sulph Personality/Constitution
Hepar sulph person has a light color of hair and complexion. They are sensitive to open-air, touch, and emotions. Hepar sulph person has flabby, soft muscles and slow movements. Personality is characterized by laziness at a physical and mental level, sedentary habits, slow perception, and submissive.
Hepar sulph complaints are accompanied by over sensitiveness, marked periodicity, and smelling of old cheese of discharge. It is a great remedy for paralytic weakness, pulling, and tearing in lower limbs after walking in the open air in the morning.
Hepar sulph acts wonderfully for rheumatic pains in joints and limbs with swelling and is associated with severe pain as if dislocation of bones.
It is a remedy for gland inflammation and infection. Most effective for neck glands like tonsils, cervical glands, and parotid glands. Most symptoms are aggravated at night, in cold air, and are oversensitive to the slightest touch, and noises.
Hepar sulph is a great antipsoric, which is useful after Sulphur and Calcarea are failed to cure complaints.
Hepar sulph Uses:
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Hepar sulph is suited for an oversensitive, irritable, and anxious person. They get easily dissatisfied with a situation, person, and oneself also. They have impulsive behavior and want to kill.
It is useful for a patient with dementia, fear of thunderstorms and open-air, difficulty in sleeping, and contradiction to everything.
It is indicated in the sudden weakness of memory, hurriedness while eating food or in thought process, and violent behavior.
Hepar sulph is useful for a great desire for sleep and has dreams of fire, sickness, danger, and guns. A patient complains of great sleepiness in the evening and sleeplessness after midnight from lots of thoughts.
Hepar sulph is useful for headaches and vertigo while riding or shaking the head. Headache aggravates at night or uncovering the head and ameliorates by binding it tight.
Headache is associated with hair falls and cold sweat on the head. Headache describes as an aching pain in the forehead region, tensive at the root of the nose, and pressive pain in the right side of the head that radiates towards the neck and shoulder region.
Hepar sulph is indicated for eye inflammation, conjunctivitis, cornea ulcer, and purulent inflammation of the lachrymal sac. Infection of the eye is associated with profuse discharge, orbital and eye pain on touch, and lachrymation.
Hepar sulph is useful for agglutination of eyelids, closed eyelids in the morning, smarting pain, and pressive pain with the secretion of thick mucus.
Hepar sulph is indicated for earache and is sensitive to touch. Ear pain aggravates with a slight touch.
Hepar sulph is effective for infected ears, throbbing and wheezing pain with offensive thick discharge from ears, difficulty in hearing, and mastoiditis.
Hepar sulph is indicated for catarrhal troubles, sore and ulcerated nostrils, and hay fever. Patients complain of sneezing with running nose after exposure to dry, cold wind.
It is suitable for stopped nose after exposure to cold air, associated with offensive old cheese-like smell, sore pain at the root of the nose, loss of smell, and sensitivity to touch.
If patients complain of a stuffed cold, then start Hepar sulph 1X. This enhances nasal secretion.
Hepar sulph is helpful for aphthous ulcers of the mouth and toothache. A patient complains of an ulcer inside of lips, cheeks, and tongue; associated with offensive breath and bitterness in the mouth.
Hepar sulph is useful for teeth carrying with pain, bleeding easily, feeling elongated and hollowness in teeth; and abscesses at the root of filled teeth.
Toothache aggravates after opening the mouth, after drinking a cold drink, entering a warm room, and biting. The patient feels his toothache is better after going into the open air.
Hepar sulph has a yellowish complexion and blue rings around the eyes. It is indicated for swelling of lips, jaw, and facial bones with pain.
A patient complains of an ulcer at the mouth corner and cracks in the middle of the lips. They have neuralgic pain on the right side of the face. Pain is very sensitive to touch.
Hepar sulph is indicated for chronic tonsillitis associated with hearing difficulties. A patient complains of sensation of the plug inside the throat, pricking pain during swallowing, and a bad smell.
It is useful for swelling of the tonsils and glands of the neck. Patients complain of roughness, soreness, dryness in the throat, and fear of suffocation. The patient is chilly and oversensitive to cold air.
Hepar sulph is effective for croup conditions and infection of the larynx. It relieves dry cough with hoarseness of voice or loss of voice after exposure to cold dry wind.
Especially it is useful for oversensitive children and singers who have a long-lasting complaint of hoarseness of voice.
Hepar sulph is indicated for abscess in the axilla region and pain in the chest region with weakness.
It is useful for bronchitis and asthmatic cough. A patient complains of hoarseness of voice, pain in the larynx, hectic fever, and sleeplessness. The patient always complains of pain in the larynx after the speech, coughing, breathing, and pressure.
Hepar sulph is great for whooping cough (dry, rough, and hollow cough with suffocation) after exposure to dust, cold air, sleeping in cold air, or drinking cold drink or water. Cough is followed by sneezing.
Hepar sulph is useful for palpitation of the heart and stitching pains in the chest region.
Hepar sulph is useful for acidity, heartburn, eructation, and distension of the stomach. Patients complain of acute pain in the abdomen with a sinking feeling, nausea with vomiting of bile in the morning, and hunger in the afternoon.
Patient desires acidic food, wine, highly seasoned spicy food, fats, and stimulants. Stomach pain increases in the morning and after eating food.
A patient complains of loss of appetite with a bitter taste in the mouth and throat region after eating food also.
Hepar sulph is indicated for abdominal infections and hepatitis. It is best for stitching pain at a naval site with nausea, distention of the abdomen, and inflammation of inguinal glands.
A patient complains of pain in the liver region that radiates to scapulae with yellow skin and light-colored stool. The patient feels uncomfortable after tight clothing around the waist area.
Hepar sulph is helpful for diarrhea after drinking cold water and for protruded piles with a burning sensation. Stools are clay-colored, soft, sour, mixed with white mucus, undigested, and bad smell yet, it is hard to expel soft stool.
It is indicated for whitish diarrhea in small children associated with an acidic or sour smell.
Hepar sulph is useful for constipation, accompanied by dry and hard stool, and difficulty in the emission of scanty stool with pain in the abdomen.
Hepar sulph is useful for the weakness of the bladder and nephritis condition. Urinary problems are associated with burning sensations and pain.
It is beneficial for urinary problems in old people; the patient complains of a weak bladder with a slow void, drops vertically, always feels retention of urine, and must wait to pass urine.
Hepar sulph is indicated for nephritis after the exanthemata (skin eruptions with viral infection). A patient complains of inflammation and redness at the tip of the urethra, blood, and mucus pass after urination. urine is red, milky, and turbid with white sediments.
Hepar sulph is a good remedy for long-standing gonorrhea, hydrocele, ulcerative eruptions in the genital area, and prostate complaints.
Gonorrhea has a characteristic ulcer on the prepuce region, soreness, and swelling around the genitals and between the scrotum and thigh. An ulcer is very sensitive to touch and bleeds easily.
It is beneficial for prostatic fluid secretion after urination and during stool in old people.
Hepar sulph is useful for menstrual problems, leucorrhea, cancer and ulceration of genital organs, and climacteric age.
It is indicated for leucorrhea associated with hemorrhoids, constipation, and derangement of the liver. Leucorrhea is tenacious, whitish-yellowish color, strong offensive smell, and profuse flow. A woman must wear a napkin for flow and must wash her clothes to remove the smell from the room.
Hepar sulph works great for late scanty menses associated with itching at pudenda and nipples. It helps in uterine fibroids, congestion of ovaries, ulceration of the cervix, and prolapse of the uterus.
Hepar sulph is indicated for arthritic swelling of the hand, fingers, and wrist joints. Patients complain of bruised pain in their hands.
It is useful for nettle rash and itching on fingers and palm regions associated with cold perspiration. The skin of the hand is dry, rough, and has cracks.
Hepar sulph is useful for rheumatic swelling and pain in lower extremity joints including the ankle, feet, and knees. It is great for buttocks pain and hip pain after long sitting in one place.
It helps in burning pain and bruised pain in joints after walking and at night. A patient complains of corn and cracks in a sole region with pricking pain.
Hepar sulph is useful for swelling and pain in the neck region. It is good for shooting pulling pain in the shoulder, upper back, and lower back areas. Back pain is aggravated at the night.
Hepar sulph is indicated for abscesses, unhealthy skin where every little injury suppurates, chronic and recurrent urticaria, and acne in young adults.
It is useful for ulcers that are suppurated, bleed easily, are surrounded by pimples, and have offensive discharge. A patient complains of stinking, burning pain which is very sensitive to the slightest touch.
Hepar sulph is also useful for allergic urticarial rash and itching in wool workers. This is a good remedy for cracks on hands and feet and open warts.
Hepar sulph is effective for eczema, present in folds with moist eruptions. New pimple-like eruptions appear above the old, affected parts. The patient is oversensitive to touch and cold water, and air. The patient notices eruptions every 4 months or during winter.
Hepar sulph is indicated for low-grade fever associated with chills and body pain. A patient complains of dry heat and sweat all over the body at the night.
A patient complains of chills with fever in the slight draught. Fever is accompanied by cold, coryza, and cough.
Hepar Sulph Modalities
Modalities are the factors that increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
Hepar sulph symptoms are aggravated in cold dry weather, winter, cold wind, and slight drafts. Pain aggravates on lying on painful parts, parts becoming cold and on the slightest touch.
Overall complaints increased by least covering, noise, exertion and in the night. Abdominal complaints aggravate after eating or drinking cold things.
Periodicity of symptoms is marked in Hepar Sulph; patient complains of pain every day, every 2 days, every four weeks, every four months, every winter, and every spring and autumn.
Symptoms are aggravated after walking, rubbing the skin, urinating, and in clean fine weather.
One of the characteristics of Hepar sulph is that the ‘patient feels comfortable feeling after eating’. Heat, moist heat, damp weather, and uncovering relieve the complaint.
Relationship with Other Medicine Uses:
Hepar Sulph Complementary Medicines:
As the name suggests, medicines that complement each other to complete cure, are complementary.
Sometimes only one medicine is not enough to complete relief of symptoms, a physician must give another remedy that completes the remaining action of the previous remedy.
Hepar sulph has Iodum and Silicea as complementary medicines.
Hepar Sulph Antidoted By:
Symptoms are aggravated after high potency or repeated doses of Hepar sulph. If unwanted symptoms occur with relief of actual complaints, then remedies are required which antidote extra symptoms.
Hepar Sulph Antidotes:
Hepar sulph antidotes unwanted symptoms of other medicines.
If a patient has a metal allergy, especially mercurial preparations then, Hepar Sulph helps to relieve symptoms.
Hepar sulph antidotes unwanted reactions of Calcarea, Iodum, Kali-I, Nitric acid, and cod liver oil.
Hepar Sulph Follows well:
Hepar sulph helps other medicines for complete cure. It follows well with Calendula and Spongia.
Hepar sulph follows Calendula in soft part injuries, while Hepar sulph follows Spongia in croup cases.
Hepar Sulph Followed Well By:
Remedies that help Hepar sulph to complete its activities are included in this part.
Aconite, Arnica, Belladonna, Lachesis, Nitric acid, Silicea, Spongia, and Zinc are followed well to Hepar sulph.
Hepar Sulph Dosage and Potency:
Potency is a strength of a remedy and dosage means repetition of medicine per day. Dosage and potency of medicine depend on age, causative factors, modalities, and symptoms of patients.
Hepar sulph lower potency is helpful to increase secretion from closed discharge like from stoppage of nose. On the contrary, higher potency helps to relieve abscess by absorbing it.
Hepar sulph is useful in lower to higher potency. 1x is the lowest strength and 200C is the higher potency for Hepar sulph.
Hepar Sulph 30 Uses:
Hepar sulph 30 is useful in physical symptoms associated with irritability, chilliness, and oversensitive to touch and cold air.
It is useful for throat pain, body aches with fever and chills, and headaches.
Give Hepar sulph 30, 4 globules, 3-4 times per day for 3 days.
Hepar Sulph 200 Uses:
Hepar sulph 200 is useful for skin infections like abscesses, corns, and warts. It is useful is muscle injuries also. Higher potency helps to absorb the overgrowth of skin tissue.
Use Hepar sulph 200 in 1st stage of Abscess before pus formation.
Hepar sulph 200, 4 globules 2-3 times per day for 7 days depending on symptoms and pain. If pain is bearable then one time per day for 8 days is good.
Hepar Sulph 1M Uses:
Hepar sulph 1M is used in very rare conditions. If the pain of abscess or injury is unbearable then used it.
Hepar sulph 1M, 4 globules once a day for 3 days, if the pain is not improved.
Hepar sulph 1X-6X Uses:
Hepar sulph in lower potency is effective in starting a secretion from a closed wound or stoppage of the nose.
Hepar sulph 3X, 4 globules 3 times per day for 4-5 days relieves stoppage of the nose during coryza.
Lower potency is helpful in catarrhal symptoms like cough, cold, and fever with chills.
Hepar Sulph Side Effects:
Homeopathy remedies are prepared through dilution and potentization. During these processes, unwanted material properties are reduced, and medicinal properties are surfaced.
Hepar sulph rarely shows side effects if the use of potency and repetition are wrong. Increase chilliness and oversensitive to noise, air, and touch are some side effects of it.