Hepar sulphuris is a homeopathic remedy that was created by Samuel Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy. Hahnemann combined the inner layer of oyster shells (Calcium carbonica ) with flowers of sulfur and burned them to create Hepar sulphuris calcareum or Hepar sulph. as it is commonly called. It is also known as
Calcium sulfide or Hahnemann’s calcium sulfide. Hepar is the Latin word for liver, and as certain compounds of sulfur had the color of liver, the remedy was so named.
Calcium sulfide was once used as a treatment for mercury poisoning, gout, itching, rheumatism, goiter, and swellings from tuberculosis. Now it is used in veterinary medicine, and in the manufacture of medicine, luminous paint, and hair removal products.
Indications of Hepar Sulphuris
- Angina pectoris
- Appetite, disordered
- Axilla, abscess
- Beard, eruptions of Blepharitis,
- Breast, affections of
- Cornea, ulceration of, opacity
- A cough.
- Ear, affections of, polypus of
- Eyes, affections of Fester, tendency Glandular swellings.
- A headache.
- Hip-joint disease
- Joints, affections of
- Mouth, sore, Nipples, sore, Ovaries, affections of
- Pregnancy, sickness of Pruritus mercurial.
- Pylorus, affections of
- Scarlatina, Scrofula, Skin, affections of Spinal irritation.
- Mind – Anguish in the evening and night, with thoughts of suicide. Dejected and sad. Ferocious. Hasty speech.
- Head – Vertigo and headache, when shaking the head or riding. Boring pain in the right temple and in the root of nose every morning. Scalp sensitive and sore. Humid scald-head itching and burning. Cold sweat on head
- Eyes – Emeritus, with pus in anterior chamber; purulent conjunctivitis, with marked chemosis, profuse discharge, great sensitiveness to touch and air. Eyes and lids red and inflamed. Pain in the eyes, as if pulled back into the head. Boring pain in upper bones of the orbits. Eyeballs sore to touch. Objects appear red and too large. Vision obscured by reading; field reduced one-half. Bright circles before eyes.
- Ears – Scurfs on and behind the ears. Discharge of fetid pus from the ears. Whizzing and throbbing in ears, with the hardness of hearing. Deafness after scarlet fever. Pustules in auditory canal and auricle. Mastoiditis.
- Nose – Sore, ulcerated. Soreness of nostrils, with catarrhal troubles. Sneezes every time he goes into a cold, dry wind, with running from nose, later, thick, offensive discharge. Stopped up every time he goes out into the cold air. (Hepar 1x will often start secretions and profuse drainage in stuffy colds.)
- Face – Yellowish complexion. Middle of lower lip cracked. Vesicular erysipelas, with pricking in parts. Neuralgia of the right side, extending in streak into temple, ear, alae, and lip. Pains in bones of the face, especially when being touched. Ulcers in corners of the mouth. Shooting in the jaw on the opening mouth.
- Mouth – Ptyalism. Gums and mouth painful to touch and bleed readily.
- Throat – When swallowing, sensation as if a plug and Stitches in throat extending to the ear when swallowing. Hawking up of mucus
- Stomach – Longing for acids, wine, and strong-tasting food. Aversion to fast food. Frequent eructations, without taste or smell. Distention of stomach, compelling one to loosen the clothing. Burning in the stomach. Heaviness and pressure in stomach after a light meal.
- Abdomen – Stitching in the region of the liver when walking, coughing, breathing, or touching it. (BRY.; MERC.) Hepatitis, hepatic abscess; abdomen distended, tense; chronic abdominal affections.
- Stool – Clay-colored and soft. SOUR, white, undigested. Loss of power to expel even a soft stool.
- Urine – Voided slowly, without force – drops vertically, bladder weak. Seems as if some always remained. Greasy pellicle on urine. Bladder difficulties of old men.
- Male – Herpes, sensitive, bleed easily. Ulcers externally on prepuce similar to chance. (NIT. ACID.) Excitement and emission without amorous fancies. Itching of glans, frenum, and scrotum. Suppurating inguinal glands. Fig warts of offensive odor. Humid soreness on genitals and between scrotum and thigh. Obstinate gonorrhea “does not get well.
- Female – Discharge of blood from uterus. Itching of pudenda and nipples, worse during menses. Menses late and scanty.
- Respiratory – Loses voice and coughs when exposed to dry, cold wind. Hoarseness, with loss of voice. A cough troublesome when walking. Dry, hoarse cough or from eating anything cold. Croup with loose, rattling cough; worse in the morning. R battling, croaking cough; suffocative attacks; has to rise up and bend head backward. Anxious, wheezing, moist breathing, asthma worse in the dry cold air; better in damp. Palpitation of heart.
- Extremities – Finger-joints swelled; tendency to easy dislocation. Nail of great toe painful on slight pressure.
- Skin – Abscesses; suppurating glands are very sensitive. PAPULES prone to suppurate and extend. Acne in youth. Suppurate with prickly pain. Easily bleed. Angioneurotic edema.
- Fever – Chilly in the open air or from. Dry heat at night sour, sticky, offensive.
Dosage of Hepar Sulphuris
- Main Indication: Painful and hoarse dry cough worsened by cold weather
- Adult and children 2 years of age and older – Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a doctor.
Side Effects of Hepar Sulphuris
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Drug Interactions of Hepar Sulphuris
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