Homeopathic Remedy Sulphur (Sulph)
Sulphur (Sulph) is also known as Brimstone, Sublimed Sulphur; SOURCE: Flowers of Sulphur; Sulphur is a non – metallic element and is a brittle solid of a pale yellow color;
Chemical Formula : S ;
Stage: Acute, Chronic;
Side: Right, Left, U.Lt.Low Rt., Rt. to Lt.;
Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic;
Thermal State : Hot;
Thirst: Thirsty, Unquenchable, Thirstless, Large Quantity, Small Quantity;
Appetite: Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced;
Sensitivity: Low, High;
Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;
Gender: Male, Female, Child;
Element: Sulphur(S, 16);
Sulphur (Sulph) is indicated for Stooped, old look. Unwashed. Chronicity. Burning. Congestion. Redness. Itch. Ascending effects. Early morning diarrhoea. Suffocative air hunger. Burning soles, sticks feet out of bed, at night.
A/F [Aliment From / Causation ]
This agent is a diaphoretic and mild laxative. It produces congestion of the venous capillaries, which, while general, is not pronounced in the portal system. The secretions become acrid and excoriating. The skin becomes unhealthy and there are vesicles, pimples, boils, herpes, and erythema. The assimilation of the food is interfered with and emaciation results. The biliary secretions are increased. There are hot flashes over the body that are followed by perspiration and a faint feeling.
This remedy is indicated in those who are subject to VENOUS CONGESTION, especially of the portal system. They are often lean, stoop – shouldered persons who walk and sit stooped, are quick mentioned and quick tempered, are dirty and filthy, and subject to skin diseases. The skin is very sensitive to atmospheric changes. They have an aversion to being bathed, and always feel worse after a bath. The well selected remedy does not produce the desired effect, especially in acute diseases; or the complaints are continually relapsing. There is often a sensation of BURNING in different parts of the body, when “it burns like fire. “
It is of service in SICK HEADACHE that appear every week or two. There is heat on the vertex. The feet are cold during the day, but the soles are burning at night. The patient is weak and prostrated.
It is useful in DIARRHOEA, which is worse after midnight, or drives him out of bed early in the morning. The bowels feel as though they could not retain their contents. The parts are red and excoriated by the discharge. At times there is a condition of CONSTIPATION that alternates with the diarrhoea. The stools are hard, knotty, and dry, as if burnt. They are large and cause pain upon trying to pass them, which is at times so server that he desists.
It should be remembered when the menses are too early, profuse and prolonged; at times there may be a METRORRHAGIA that has persisted since a miscarriage.
It is beneficial in SKIN DISEASES; THERE IS VOLUPTUOUS ITCHING AND SCRATCHING WHICH GIVES SOME RELIEF. THE SCRATCHING CAUSES BURNING; IT IS ALSO BENEFICIAL IN FURUNCLES THAT APPEAR IN GROUPS ON VARIOUS PARTS OF THE BODY.
It should be studied in CHRONIC BRONCHITIS before secondary changes have taken place. The patient is sensitive to atmospheric changes. There is either an expectoration of a large quantity of stringy white mucus, or a scanty yellow sputum. There are hot flashes and faintness, with heat on the top of the head and burning of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The bowels are constipated, or there is an alternate diarrhoea and constipation; all of the secretions are acrid.
It is also useful during PNEUMONIA, when resolution is delayed. The temperature remains high. There is but little expectoration though there is a large amount of exudate. It should be studied in PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS, when the general indications of the remedy are present.
It is frequently of use in NERVOUS DERANGEMENTS of the climacteric period, when there are hot flushes during the day, with weak, faint spells that pass off with a little sweating. There is often a weak, faint, empty feeling at 10 – eleven AM that is relieved by eating. She cannot wait for food, will faint if she cannot eat at once. She is often drowsy during the day, but wakeful at night.
< Become heated
< Atmospheric changes
< Periodically 11 a.m.
< Looking down
< Reaching high
< Full moon
< Crossing running water
< By overexertion
< In bed
< By woolens
< Suppressed piles
< After midnight
< Closed room
> Dry, warm weather
> Open air
> Lying on right side
> Drawing up affected limbs
-Self-conscious. SELFISH. Egotism.
-Usually self-confident. Domineering. Anger over his mistakes.
-CENSORIOUS, CRITICAL. Chronic constitutional grumbler.
-HAUGHTY, egotism, bragging (Morrison).
-CRITICAL. Thinks himself better. Eventually DISGUST for others.
-Extroverted, boisterous, friendly (Morrison).
-INTELLECTUAL, philosophical, theorizing.
-PHILOSOPHICAL MANIA; wants to know who made this or that how tries to reason without any hope of discovery or possible answer.
-Imagines himself a great man, though ignorant, despises literary men, education.
-Thinks rugs are beautiful things, that he is immensely wealthy, the most ordinary objects seem extraordinary. Admiration.
-Reclusive. Theoretical speculations. Looking for the truth behind things.
-Wants to discover something nobody discovered. Scatter their mind in investigations.
-Religious melancholy, prays constantly uninterruptedly.
-Religious aversions to opposite sex.
-Love sick with one of her own sex.
-PRACTICAL TYPE, over-enthusiasm. Practical idealist. Gives a lot to others. Social. Extroverted.
-THEORIZING. Always occupied with his mind.
-LAZY. Procastinate. Inertia.
-Aversion to DIRT from others. Don’t see their own dirt. Indifference for their environment, for their personal appearance. Their house or office is a mess.
-Can’t keep their clothes clean. INDIFFERENCE TO PERSONAL APPEARANCE, TO WELFARE OF OTHERS, TO EXTERNAL THINGS, TO PLEASURE.
-Fastidiousness can be seen also.
-Collects anything. ‘Rags are like riches’.
-Mechanical thinking; takes things apart. Inquiring mind.
-Obstinate and irritable. VERY SELFISH, no regard for others.
-FEAR OF CONTAMINATION, INFECTION, HIGH PLACES, claustrophobia, of death, of accidents, for his family, of ghosts at night, of poverty, of robbers, of starving, of disease, of cancer, of injection, of failure. Fear of heights; even when others are in a high place.
-Anxiety about family and children, accidents, disease. Anxiety about friends at home.
-ANXIETY FROM PRESSURE ON CHEST. ANXIETY ON WAKING AT NIGHT.
-CHILDREN-Curious. Investigate. Obstinate. Domineering. Wants to be treated as grown-ups. Picky. Disgust. Don’t eat from the plate someone touched. Dirty, eat from their nose. Dullness while reading. Dullness in children. Indisposition to play in children. Extroverted mechanically inclined, bossy children (Morrison). Religious affections in children. Child looks dried, like a little old man, big head, big belly, emaciated limbs.
-Averse to business; too lazy to work himself, too unhappy to live.
-Strong impulsive tendency to suicide by drowning or jumping from a window.
-CAUSELESS WEEPING or weeps from slightest provocation < consolation.
-Dislikes anyone near him.
-REFUSES TO ANSWER, repeats question before answering.
-Very forgetful, memory weak especially for names.
-STARTING ON FALLING ASLEEP. Kicks in sleep.
-Restlessness > perspiration. RESTLESSNESS BEFORE MENSES.
-Impatience about trifles. Impatience during headache.
-When carefully selected remedies fail to act especially in acute diseases it frequently rejuvenates powers of organism (in chronic disease-Psorinum).
-Complaints that relapse (Psor, Tub).
-WARM BLOODED. Sometimes chilly.
-DISCHARGES OFFENSIVE. Profuse and offensive perspiration. Mucous discharges, exhalations are ACRID, BLOOD STREAKED, OFFENSIVE, cause itching.
-Periodicity, 7 days, < weekends.
-STANDING IS THE WORST POSITION for these patients, it is always uncomfortable.
-IRREGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF CIRCULATION, causing LOCAL BURNING, THROBBING OR CONGESTION, flushes of heat, rush of blood to head, chest, heart. BURNING IN VERTEX, SOLES.
-REDNESS OF ORIFICES or single parts due to irregular circulation- LIPS, ears, nose, eyelids, anus, vulva. Subject to venous congestion especially of portal system.
-Spells of weakness, faintness, frequent during day, after nursing, or night watching. Great sleepiness.
-Desire:SWEETS, FAT, SPICES, ALCOHOL (BEER, WINE, WHISKY), ice cream, COLD DRINKS, raw food, HIGHLY SEASONED FOOD, SWEETS BEFORE MENSES, chocolate, cucumbers, farinaceous food, liquid food, oysters, pickles, sour, vegetables, warm drinks.
-AVERSION to meat, EGGS, OLIVES, BEER, strong cheese, chicken, fats, rich food, milk, sweets, tobacco, wine, SOUR, fish, olives.
-Head-Burning headache, < vertex < WEEKEND, PROLONGED SLEEP.
< Heat, Sun
-Eruptions, itching along hair margin. Dandruff.
-Constant HEAT ON TOP OF HEAD (Cupr-s, Graph). Desires cold cloth application.
-Sick headache recurring periodically (every week or every 2 weeks, on every Sunday or every weekend) preceded by photophobia.
-Headache ascends from nape to vertex.
-Pressive headache, frontal, in temples in morning, with restlessness.
-Humid offensive eruption, with thick pus and yellow crusts on head, itching, bleeding, burning.
-Scalp dry, falling of hair < washing.
-Eye-CONJUNCTIVITIS with sensation of “sand in the eyes”, or grit in the eyes > cold applications.
-Blepharitis. MARGINS OF LIDS RED, BURNING. Iritis. Irritation of the margin of lids.
-Purulent discharge. Agglutination in the morning on waking.
-Disturbances of vision before headache.
-Thick, bushy eyebrows (Morrison).
-Aching in the eyeballs in the evening, with loss of vision.
-Dark points and spots before the eyes, fluttering before eyes.
-Amblyopia in youthful girls with great loss of vigour, anorexia, constipation.
-CANNOT BEAR TO HAVE EYES WASHED.
-Ears- Otitis media. Otorrhea.
-Impaired hearing from catarrh.
-Nose-AVERSION TO ODORS OF OTHERS. LOVES HIS OWN.
-Oversensitive to odours. Though filthy, oversensitive to filthy odours.
-Chronic dry catarrh, dry scabs, bleeding.
-Fluent burning coryza out of doors; stopped indoors.
-Violent fluent coryza, frequent sneezing in morning evening.
-Itching burning in the nostrils, as if sore.
-Alae nasi red, scabby.
-Fan-like motion of alae nasi in pneumonia with delayed resolution.
-Acne on the nose.
-Face-Plethoric. Flushes < menopause.
-RED LIPS. Bright redness of lips as if blood would burst through (Tub).
-Mouth-Mouth dry, insipid, sticky in the morning.
-Accumulation of saliva in mouth after eating.
-Stomach-APPETITE INCREASED, < 11 a.m.
-NUTRITION IS AFFECTED on account of defective assimilation, inspite of ravenous appetite the patient emaciates (Abrot, Kreos, Iod, Nat-m, Sanic, Sars, Tub).
-Gastritis. Stomach ulcers. Heartburn.
-BURNING PAINS > COLD DRINKS.
-Drinks much, eats little.
-WEAK EMPTY, GONE OR FAINT FEELING IN THE STOMACH.
-Feeling of fullness in stomach after eating but little.
-Milk < causes sour taste in mouth, sour eructations.
-Sweets < cause nausea, dyspepsia, heartburn.
-Movements in abdomen as of something alive as of a child (Croc, Thuj).
-Griping pains about the navel > emission of flatus.
-Pressive downward sensation in abdomen towards anus.
-Rectum-DIARRHEA, DRIVES HIM OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING, AROUND 5-6 A.M.
-Diarrhoea from beer.
-ITCHING, BURNING < NIGHT, HEAT, > COLD.
-Redness. Moist and eruptions around rectum.
-Diarrhoea; after midnight, painless, foul, driving out of bed early in the morning (Bry, Nat-s, Phos, Podo, Psor, Rumx, Aloe) especially at 5-6 a.m., as if the bowels were too weak to contain their contents.
-Constipation <-> diarrhoea.
-Constipation; stools hard knotty, dry as if burnt (Bry), LARGE, PAINFUL, child is afraid to have the stool on account of pain or pain compels the child to resist on first effort.
-Burning pressure in rectum during stool, burning in anus after stool.
-Haemorrhoids during pregnancy.
-Urine-Passes large quantities of colourless urine.
-Must hurry at sudden call to urinate.
-Male Genitalia-High desire.
-Impotency. Erections incomplete during coition.
-Eruptions extending to perineum.
-Long-lasting burning in urethra after coition.
-BURNING IN URETHRA AFTER COITION OR WHEN SEMEN IS DISCHARGED.
-Itching in glans penis.
-Seminal discharge too quick, shortly after an erection.
-Female Genitalia-Offensive, burning leucorrhea.
-Eruptions and itching.
-Itching and burning in vagina
-Menses too late, short, scanty, difficult, thick, black, ACRID, MAKING PARTS SORE.
-During menses- headache, rush of blood to the head, nosebleed, pressure in pit of stomach.
-MENORRHAGIA; HAS NOT BEEN WELL SINCE LAST MISCARRIAGE.
-Chest-Respiration difficult, < night, must sit up > open air, wants windows open. Oppression as of a load on chest, in middle of night > sitting up.
-Pulse more rapid in morning than in evening.
-Back-WEAKNESS AND PAIN < STANDING. Can’t sit straight up or stand erect. Walks STOOP-SHOULDERED.
-Pain lumbar region WALKS BENT. From pain in back, he can only straighten up after moving.
-Weak back, slumps in the chair (Morrison).
-Heat between scapulae.
-Extremities-FEET HOT AND BURNING. UNCOVERS THEM AT NIGHT.
-BURNING SOLES, WANTS THEM UNCOVERED at night; wants to find a cold place for them (Sang, Sanic), puts them out of bed to cool off (Med) or restlessly searches for cold spots on the sheets.
-LEFT SHOULDER PAIN.
-ARTHRITIS, > COLD APPLICATIONS, < HEAT (Fl-ac, Guai, Led, Puls).
-Brittle and distorted nails.
-Lymphangitis < forearms.
-Offensive perspiration of feet.
-Cramps in calves, soles especially at night.
-Sleep-SLEEPLESSNESS. CAT-NAPS. Wakes at 5 a.m.
-Laughing in sleep.
-NIGHTMARES WHEN SLEEPING ON BACK (Morrison).
-INSOMNIA, sleeps well for 3-4 hours, then wakes, dozes off the rest of the night.
-HAPPY DREAMS. Wakes up singing.
-Has to get up at night to eat.
-Skin-ANY TYPE OF ERUPTION; moist, burning and itching.
-ITCHING < HEAT, NIGHT IN BED, WOOL, BATHING > COLD.
-Skin dry, scaly, unhealthy, every little injury suppurates.
-DIRTY, FILTHY PEOPLE prone to skin affections (Psor). Aversion to being washed.
-Body has a disagreeable odour which is not removed by washing. This odour proves disgusting to the patient.
-Itching vesicles on back of hand.
-Itching burning < scratching, washing.
-ITCHING < NIGHT, HEAT, HEAT OF BED, BATHING, WOOL.
-Boils. Acne. Boils coming in crops, in various parts of the body, or a single boil is succeeded by another as soon as first is healed.
-Skin affections that have been healed with medicated soaps and washes.
1. Standing is the worst position.
2. Weak empty gone feeling. Pain in the stomach at about 11 a.m.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
-Lean, stoop shouldered persons, who walk sit stooped. Standing is the most uncomfortable position.
-Nervous temperament, quick motioned quick tempered, plethoric skin, excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes (Hep, Kali-c, Psor).
-Dirty people with greasy skin. Long, straight, matted hair. Prone to skin affections with history of suppression. Children who cannot bear to be washed or bathed, emaciated; big-bellied, restless. Hot.
-CONGESTIONS especially of portal system.
-Full blooded persons with great irritability, restlessness.
-People with hot, sweaty palms. “Ragged philosophers” who are always speculating on religious or philosophical subjects.
-Ebullitions of heat, dislike of water. Dry hard hair.
-Sinking feeling at stomach at 11 a.m.
Menorrhagia, has not been well since he last miscarriage-A single dose at new moon – LIPPE.
– To facilitate absorption of serous or inflammatory exudates in brain, pleura, joints, lungs when Bryonia, Kali-m, or the best selected remedy fail.
– Ailments from abuse of mind generally.
– If the patient is sleepless, Sulph may be given in morning when their complementary action is desired.
Compare : Acon, Adren, Alum, Ambr, Aml-n, Ant-c, Anthr, Apis, Arg-n, Ars, Aur, Bapt, Bar-c, Bell, Berb, Brom, Bruc, Bry, Calc, Cann-s, Carb-v, Caul, Cham, Chin-s, Cinch, Clem, Croc, Cupr, Cur,Dios, Dros, Dulc, Gels, Gins, Glon, Goss, Graph, Ham, Hep, Ign, Kali-bi, Kali-c, Lach, Laur, Led, Lept, Lil-t, Lyc, Maland, Med, Merc, Mosch, Nat-c, Nat-m, Nat-s, Nit- ac, Nit-ac, Nux-m, Nux-v, Olnd, Phos, Pic-ac, Podo, Psor, Puls, Ran-b, Rhus-t, Rumx, Sang, Sanic, Scir, Sec, Selen, Sep, Sil, Spig, Stry, Sul-ac, Thuj, Ust, Valer, Verat, Vib.
Preparations: HOMEO., Mother tincture, triturations, and dilutions. U. S. P., Sulphur Lotum, Sulphur Praecipitatum, Sulphur Sublimatum.
Duration Of Action : 40-60 Days.