Sulphur is one of the remedies in homeopathy useful in treating acute infectious diseases, is an indispensable remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Dr. Hahnemann.
Sulphur is commonly known as Brimstone or flowers of Sulphur. It is composed of non-metallic yellow, brittle substance, it is found in plenty in Sicily and Italy.
The crude substance for preparation is made by two methods, one by flowers of sulphur are washed and cleaned, they are mixed with alcohol, to form the tincture only then its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy. Secondly by triturating flowers of sulphur with sugar of milk.
Sulphur is suited to persons who are leanly stooped -shoulders who walk and sit stooping like an old man.
It is suited to persons who have a dirty, filthy look on the body, and are prone to skin affections. This type of person has redness of all the external orifices example, redness of nostril, lips, anus.
A Sulphur person cannot remain to stand, every standing position is very uncomfortable and unbearable
The patient is of nervous temperament, very much sensitive to atmospheric changes, but thermally hot, with scrofulous diathesis.
Sulphur is used by many homeopaths in complaints that are continually relapsing, the patient seems to get well when the disease returns again and again.
It is used by many homeopaths mainly in the treatment of chronic ailments when the carefully selected remedy fails to produce a favorable effect, especially in acute diseases, it frequently serves to rouse the reactive powers and clear up the case.
It is indicated when there is aggravation from standing, it is the most uncomfortable position for Sulphur patients, they cannot remain standing for a long time; every standing position is unbearable making the patient uncomfortable.
It is indicated to treat Skin disorders when there is burning everywhere on the body, there are burning insoles, palms, vertex, eyes, nose, mouth, stomach, all over the skin, in the parts on which the patient lies.
It is one of the top listed remedies in treating stomach issues like an empty all-gone sensation in the stomach, especially at 11:00.a.m, they cannot wait for lunch, as they have a ravenous appetite.
It is a wonderful remedy for cravings for sweets, acid, alcohol, beer, whisky, and aversion to milk, meat, and business.
It is one of the best remedies for patients who come with a history of suppression of skin diseases by external application example lotions and ointments.
It is highly indicated when skin complaints, as it facilitates the absorption of serous or inflammatory exudates in pleura, and joints when the best-selected remedies like Apis and Bryonia fail.
It is a wonderful remedy for complaints that are with the general offensive character of discharge and exhalations.
It is a wonderful remedy when all ailments are brought about by alcohol, suppression of skin diseases, sun’s heat, and over-exertion.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
There is delusion, thinks that he is immensely wealthy, wears a paper crown, and moves around as if he is king.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating, the false imaginations the depressive patients have particularly, imagining giving wrong things to people, causing their death.
The person is busy all the time, thinking and doing something all the time, is always irritable, very selfish with no regard for others.
The person is nervous and hypochondriacal, there is childish peevishness in grown people.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating religious melancholy, making the person averse to business; loafs-too lazy to arouse himself, work, exercise, talking, exercise affords him no enjoyment. Sulphur subjects are nearly always irritable, depressed, thin, and weak, even with a good appetite.
It is indicated in mind-related symptoms, with great weakness of memory, cannot to find the proper word during a conversation.
Sulphur is indicated when there is a peculiar sensation of constant heat on top of the head.
There is heaviness and fullness in the head along with pressure in the temples.
There is a beating headache; worse on stooping, and headache is with vertigo.
It is a great remedy for chronic sick headaches recurring periodically.
It is a great remedy for tinea capitis, mostly of dry form. The scalp is dry, causing falling of hair; worse, washing, itching, and scratching cause burning in the scalp.
Sulphur is a great remedy in homeopathy for eye affections, it is useful in treating the first stage of ulceration of the cornea, the cornea is like ground glass.
There is burning ulceration of the margin of lids, with a halo around lamp-light and heat and burning in the eyes.
There are Black motes before the eyes, it is used in the treatment of Parenchymatous keratitis.
It is a wonderful remedy for Chronic ophthalmia, with much burning and itching.
It is a great remedy for treating bad effects from the suppression of otorrhoea.
It is a wonderful remedy for deafness, it is indicated when deafness is preceded by exceedingly sensitive hearing, there is catarrhal deafness.
Sulphur is a wonderful remedy for nose block there is stuffiness of the nose mostly indoors, with imaginary foul smells frequently.
It is one of the top listed medicine in treating Herpes across the nose, the Alae nasi is red and scabby.
There is Chronic dry catarrh and in the nose, there is the formation of dry scabs and they readily bleeding.
It is a great remedy for nasal Polypus and adenoid tissue hypertrophy in children and adults.
Sulphur is commonly indicated in a scaly nose, the nostrils are oversensitive to odors.
The Sulphur patient often complains of dry lips, the lips are burning and bright red.
It is a wonderful remedy for gingivitis, there is swelling of the gums with throbbing pain in the teeth.
It is indicated when there is a bitter taste in the mouth mostly in the morning.
It is indicated when the tongue is white, with a red tip, and borders of the tongue take imprints of the teeth.
It is useful in treating oils on the face that come up in summer, the bolis may come up in groups or a single boil is succeeded by another.
It is a wonderful remedy for Pharyngitis or sore throat when there is a sensation as if a ball seems to rise and close the pharynx.
Sulphur is a great remedy for asthma when there is pain in the chest and oppression and burning sensation in the chest with difficult respiration; during the asthma attack, the patient wants windows open. During an asthma attack, stitching pains are shooting through to the back, worse lying on back or by breathing deeply, flushes of heat in the chest rising to the head, there are oppressed feeling in the chest, as of a load on the chest.
It is a wonderful remedy for Aphonia there is loss of voice with a loose cough that is worse on talking, in the morning, and there is greenish, purulent, sweetish expectoration.
It is indicated in bronchitis when there is intense burning and heat throughout the chest, red, brown spots all over the chest with much rattling of mucus.
It is a wonderful remedy for Dyspnoea in the middle of the night, relieved by sitting up, the pulse is more rapid in the morning than in the evening.
Sulphur is a wonderful remedy for gastric disorders, there is a complete loss of appetite, and the food tastes salty.
It is a wonderful remedy for acidity the patient feels great acidity, the water is brash and there is frequent sour eructation.
There is burning, painful, weight-like pressure in the stomach.
The acidity causes the water to fill the patient up to the throat and vomit.
It is indicated when the patient feels very weak and faint at about 11 am; must have something to eat.
It is a wonderful remedy for pregnancy-related disorders there is severe nausea during gestation.
It is a wonderful remedy for excessive appetite, there is frequent putrid eructation. The patient drinks much and eats little. The Milk disagrees. There is a great desire for sweets.
Sulphur is one of the top listed remedies for constipation when
Sulphur is indicated in Abdomen colics when the abdomen is very sensitive to pressure with an internal feeling of rawness and soreness. Movements as of something alive.
There is severe Colic after drinking and the patient likes to drink more and eat less.
It is a great remedy for liver inflammation there is pain and soreness in the liver.
It is a wonderful remedy for piles, there is itching and burning of the anus, and piles are dependent upon abdominal plethora. There is frequent, unsuccessful desire; hard, knotty, insufficient, at times causing bleeding from the piles.
It is a wonderful remedy for worms and itching anus in kids, the child is afraid to pass stools on account of pain. There is redness around the anus, with much itching.
It is a great remedy for prolapsus recti with morning diarrhea, which is painless and drives the patient out of bed.
It is a wonderful remedy for Hemorrhoids that are, oozing and belching, and causing severe burning pain at the anus.
Sulphur is a wonderful remedy for urinary disorders especially, frequent micturition, especially at night. The patient must hurry, as he gets a sudden call to urinate. It is indicated when large quantities of colorless urine are passed.
It is a great remedy for urinary tract infections with severe burning in the urethra during micturition, that lasts long after passing urine. There is mucus and pus in the urine; the parts are sore over which it passes.
It is a wonderful remedy for bedwetting in kids with involuntary nocturnal enuresis, especially in scrofulous and untidy children.
Sulphur is a wonderful remedy for sexual disorders in which there are stitches in the penis, with frequent involuntary emissions.
There is itching of the genitals when going to bed and the sexual organs are cold, relaxed, and powerless.
Sulphur has got wonderful action on female genitals, for treating premenstrual symptoms in young girls and women, the pudenda itches. There is Vaginal burning with Much offensive perspiration.
The Menses are preceded by headache or suddenly stopped.
The Menses are too late, very short, scanty, and difficult.
The menstrual flow is difficult, it is thick, black in color, and very acrid, making the parts sore and painful.
It is used by many homeopaths in treating Nipples that are cracked, they smart and burn in breastfeeding mothers.
It is indicated when there is Leucorrhoea with great rawness and soreness, burning, excoriating in the vagina and surrounding area in contact.
Sulphur is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatic gout, with itching. There is much burning in soles and hands at night, there is a pain in arms and trembling of hands.
The hands are hot, sweaty with drawing and tearing in arms, and hands there is sweat in the armpits, smelling like garlic.
It is a great remedy for Stiffness of the knees and ankles.
It is a great remedy for Rheumatic pain in the left shoulder with heaviness and paretic feeling in the shoulder and extending to the whole arm. The rheumatism of the shoulder makes the patient difficult to walk erect, he cannot walk erect, thus making it a great remedy for the stoop-shouldered condition.
Sulphur is a great remedy for rheumatic gout of the back there is drawing pain between the shoulders, and stiffness of the nape of the neck.
It is indicated when there is a sensation as if vertebrae are glided over each other.
Sulphur is a wonderful remedy in treating eczema the skin is dry scaly, and unhealthy with every little injury leading to suppuration. There are Freckles, the skin is dirty with itching, burning that is worse by scratching and washing.
It is a great remedy for eczema in folds of the skin, the feeling of a band around bones.
It is a wonderful remedy for Skin affections after local medication. It is a great remedy for Pruritus, especially from warmth, in the evening, often recurs in spring-time, in damp weather.
It is a wonderful remedy for dry, Pimply eruption, pustules, rhagades, hang-nails.
Sulphur is a great remedy for fever with frequent flashes of heat. There are violent ebullitions of heat throughout the entire body. The skin is dry and there is great thirst.
During the sweating stage, there is night sweat, on the nape of the neck and occiput. There is perspiration on single parts and there are offensive and disgusting sweats.
The Sulphur patient usually has a Remittent type of fever with inflammation of the liver.
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 worst, 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.
The condition of Sulphur is worse, at rest when standing, warmth in bed, washing, bathing, in the morning, at 11 am, at night, from alcoholic stimulants.
The conditions of Sulphur are better in dry, warm weather, lying on the right side, from drawing up affected limbs.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Sulphur are Aloes. Socotrine; Psorinum.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Arsenicum Album; Phosphorus.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
It is compatible with Apis, Bryonia.
The remedy is Calcarea Carb.
It antidotes the effects of external applications like creams and ointments on skin affections.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Sulphur
match. It is useful in rheumatism and gout.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Sulphur and that given by the patient match perfectly. It is useful in cases of Brain complaints, Menstrual disorders, and epilepsy.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Sulphur is used by many homeopaths to treat eczema, and psoriasis which need frequent repetition. It can be applied locally on affected itching skin by diluting in water.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Sulphur works well to treat the conditions like burning in feet, acne, and worms.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Brain complaints
- Feet burning
- Liver affections
- Menstrual disorders
- Pregnancy disorders
- Skin affections
- Throat and lung affections
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Sulphur are seen, then it can be antidoted by Camphora.