Therapeutics of Respiratory system Materia Medica by M.W.Van Denburg


Last modified on August 10th, 2018

Respiratory symptoms of homeopathic remedy Alumen, described by Van Denburg in his book, Therapeutics of Respiratory system, cough & coryza, published in 1916.



Dryness of nose and pharynx.

Dry sore throat; felt especially when talking, and when swallowing liquids.

THROAT – Feels dryer than it looks.

Veins of throat distended; velum red.

Hawking of much mucus from throat.

Feels as if inhaled dust irritated it.


Hoarseness, voice uneven, now high, now low: Talking increases hoarseness, and causes tickling cough.

Voice lost; cannot speak.


DRY COUGH – Tightness and weight in chest; rapid, short respiration.

Evening lying down, and immediately after rising in the morning.

Pain under right clavicle; and right shoulder when inhaling.

CHRONIC cough in old people; dry or scanty.

Irritation as from dust in throat; coughs up clear mucus.


Scanty, ropy; or none; or clear, thin or ropy.


From talking; from inhaling; while eating.

Evening and morning.

While coughing, pain top right lung.


After breakfast, – cough.


Throat feels drier than it looks; dust feeling in throat.

Short breathing, uneasiness in stomach; weight in chest.

Pain under right clavicle, when inhaling or coughing.

Pain in region of ovary when coughing.

Tightness and weight in chest; rapid short breathing.

Suitable to old people. (Vinca minor).

About the author

M.W. Van Denburg

M. W. (Marvin W.) VAN DENBURG, A.M., M.D.
Author of "A homoeopathic materia medica on a new and original plan ... A sample fascicle containing the arsenic group."
"Therapeutics of the respiratory system, cough and coryza, acute and chronic : repertory with index, materia medica with index"

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