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




Dry coryza; hoarseness and loss of voice; lump in throat.

Total loss of voice.


Very fluent coryza; frequent sneezing, hoarseness, headache.

Nostrils crusty, sore; tip and alae, red and sore; burning pains in nostrils.

Nosebleed when washing the face (Ind.).

Posterior pharynx coated in the morning with very tenacious and adherent mucus.


Thick, yellowish discharge from one or both nostrils; with lassitude.

Yellow, green, or bloody mucus (chronic).


Nose obstructed in room; clear in open air, but returns on reentering room.


Scraping, dryness, parched feeling in larynx.

Sharp, stinging pain in throat when swallowing; pain worse from cold.

Choking and feeling of obstruction when swallowing; pain felt to stomach on swallowing (Rhus tox.).



Tormenting, dry cough; gets nothing up; or, if anything (scanty) is coughed up, it must be swallowed; leans forward with the cough.

Dry cough, with parched and dry larynx.


Sleep disturbed by dry cough; wakes about 2 A.M., with great dryness of the throat; coughs for an hour, with gagging and scanty expectoration.

At 3 a.m. and thence on, every half hour.

Violent, chronic cough begins at 3 A.M., lasts an hour; with sharp pains in the chest, wheezing and gagging, even to vomiting.

Severe, spasmodic cough, day and night; scanty lumps of grayish mucus.


None, cough dry; feels as if a tough membrane moved back and forth with the effort, but nothing is loosened.

Scanty and very difficult; must be swallowed as soon as it is up far enough.

Of small, round lumps.

Blood-streaked, tasting sourish.

Yellow and scanty, tasting like old cheese.


From eating, drinking, or from any exertion.

Evening, awhile after lying down.

In the night; especially at 2 A.M.; 3 A.M.; 4 A.M.; 5 A. M.; half-hourly after 3 A.M.


Difficult wheezing breathing; worse from coughing, drinking, motion, walking, etc.

Asthma 3 a.m.; must lean forward with head on knees.


Weak and slow; irregular, intermitting; no fever.


Splitting headache, worse from cough.

Stitching pains in chest; worse, inspiring, and lying on affected side (Bryonia opposite).


Cough dry and tormenting; or, scanty and very difficult.

Chronic bronchitis, from cold and damp weather.

Puffiness of upper eyelid, in some cases.

Inability to raise difficult sputa farther than to swallow it.

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"