Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal, S

Oesophagus affections of

Homeopathy treatment for Oesophagus affections of from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Oesophagus affections of

Aconite [Acon]
      Violent pain in middle of chest through into the back, (<) from motion; when swallowing it feels as if the food remained lodged in region of heart; lying on back impossible.
Alumina [Alum]
      Sensation of constriction in oesophagus every time he swallows a mouthful of food; violent pressive pain, as if a portion of oesophagus were contracted or compressed in middle of chest, especially during deglutition, but also WHEN NOT SWALLOWING, with oppression of chest, alternating with palpitation of heart, especially after a meal.
Argentum-nit [Arg-n]
      Paroxysms of cramps in oesophagus, which feels spasmodically closed, producing a sensation in stomach as if it would burst.
Arsenicum [Ars]
      Cramp or stricture in oesophagus; deglutition painful, impossible, burning when swallowing; food either lodges in oesophagus, producing a feeling of pressure,or is ejected as soon as it reaches the pharynx; dryness, thirst, anguish.
Asafoetida [Asaf]
      Sensation in oesophagus as if the peristaltic motion were from below upward; obliging him to swallow frequently, food when partially swallowed returns into the mouth; aching and burning in oesophagus; darting stitches from the chest upward towards oesophagus;mental and physical oversensitiveness; hysteria.
Baptisia [Bapt]
      Spasmodic or true stricture of oesophagus from pharynx to stomach; INABILITY TO SWALLOW ANYTHING BUT LIQUIDS; aversion to open air.
Baryta-carb [Bar-c]
      On swallowing sensations if thee food had to force itself over a sore spot (Acidum fluoricum) smarting in throat when swallowing, from empty swallowing, inability to swallow anything but liquids, the least solid food gags.
Belladonna [Bell]

Violent spasmodic contractions of oesophagus, causing food to be expelled, painful and difficult swallowing with sensation as if parts were too narrow; constant desire to swallow, but every attempt renews the spasms of pharynx and oesophagus, when attempting to swallow liquids; face flushed, pupils dilated (Belladonna, Cicuta, Ignatia, especially useful when spasmodic constriction is due to presence of a foreign body).

Bryonia [Bry]
      Pressive, sticking pains and painful sensation of contraction, especially in lower portion, with inability to swallow.
Cactus-grand [Cact]
      Inflammatory or spasmodic state of the tissues of oesophagus, with vomiting of all food before it reaches the stomach; constriction, must drink large quantities to force fluid into stomach; Suffocative constriction at throat, with full throbbing carotids.
Calcarea-carb [Calc]
      Organic stricture or spasmodic contraction and narrowness of oesophagus; violent stitching in upper part of oesophagus when not swallowing; sensation of rawness and soreness in entire oesophagus, as if food had lodged there; cannot eat enough, food will not go down.
Cantharis [Canth]
      Difficult deglutition with NOCTURNAL REGURGITATION; burning sensation in throat, which feels as if it were on fire, thirst, with aversion to all fluids.
Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]
      Spasmodic and painful contraction of oesophagus with inability to swallow; soreness of throat on empty deglutition; choking feeling in throat with disposition to hawk up phlegm.
Carbo-veg [Carb-v]
      Sensation as if oesophagus an pharynx were contracted and drawn together; NO PAIN, BUT FOOD IS NOT EASILY SWALLOWED; feeling of coldness in throat.
Cicuta [Cic]
      Spasmodic stricture or closure of oesophagus, with danger of suffocation, after swallowing a sharp piece of bone; deglutition impossible; throat seems grown together internally and painful externally; frequent eructations; skin burning hot; from intestinal irritation and helminthiasis.
Cocculus [Cocc]
      Burning pains in oesophagus,extending into fauces, causing dyspnoea and cough;dryness of pharynx and oesophagus,with taste of sulphur. in mouth; desire for sour things; with aversion to drink, hysteria.
Colchicum [Colch]
      Dysphagia, pain in throat, larynx and muscles of neck; constriction in oesophagus, with accumulation or mucus in throat,which comes involuntarily into mouth or is hawked up.
Crot. [Crot-h]
      Deglutition of any solid substance impossible (Baptisia); soup must be strained to remove all meat fibres and solid particles; nervous sore throat; PAIN OUT OF ALL PROPORTION TO THE VISIBLE TROUBLE (Lachesis); fauces dry; great irritability and sensitiveness to dry and cold air.
Condurango [Cund]
      Organic stenosis OF OESOPHAGUS; ACHING IN THROAT extending to stomach, with great burning in stomach and a husky feeling which causes a dry, hacking cough.
Elaps [Elaps]
      Constriction of pharynx and oesophagus; food and liquids are suddenly arrested and then fall heavily into stomach; SPASM FOLLOWED BY PARESIS.
Fluoric-acid [Fl-ac]
      Soreness in pharynx downward, ULCERS IN OESOPHAGUS; swallowing bread is painful; in back of throat, low down, or in oesophagus sensation as if there were a raw spot, or as if an ulcer would form, slightly painful and more troublesome, while hawking blood comes from it; greatest difficulty in swallowing solid, even soft food; he eats little, though appetite is good and he feels hungry; great sensitiveness to cold air.
Hepar [Hep]
      Sensation as if a fishbone or splinter were sticking in throat, sensation of a plug in throat, which feels dry.
Hydrocyanic-acid [Hydr-ac]
      Spasm in pharynx and oesophagus, with the heat, inflammation and inability to swallow.
Hyoscyamus [Hyos]
      SPASMODIC CONTRACTION AFTER A PREVIOUS INJURY OF OESOPHAGUS; solids and warm food can be swallowed best; fluids cause spasm in throat, stop breathing and talking; hiccough, nausea, spasmodic cough and stiffness of muscles of neck.
Ignatia [Ign]
      Difficulty in swallowing solids of liquids, sensation of a lump in throat when swallowing; strangulating sensation in the middle of fauces as if a large lump had lodged in throat; hysterical patients.
Iodum [Iod]
      Inflammation and ulceration of oesophagus; pain (<) by pressure; deglutition extremely painful and difficult; swelling of glands of neck; salivation; foetor oris.
Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]
      Burning sensation from pharynx to stomach; pain and feeling as if something remained in oesophagus after swallowing solid.
Kali-carb [Kali-c]
      Food lodges in oesophagus and causes gagging and vomiting; difficult swallowing; small particles of food easily get into windpipe; stinging pains; great sensitiveness of oesophagus, (<) by warm food and drink, ONLY TEPID NOURISHMENT AGREES.
Lachesis [Lach]
      Sensation as if a button or crumb had lodged in throat; gagging and smothering when attempting to swallow, as if food had gone the wrong way; fluids return through nose; can swallow solids more easily than liquids; spasms rouse him from sleep or develop as he awakes.
Laurocerasus [Laur]
      Spasmodic contraction of throat and oesophagus with dysphagia; dull pain in throat, extending to right scapula; burning pain in throat; with accumulation of tenacious mucus.
Lycopodium [Lyc]
      Feeling of contraction in throat preventing deglutition; food and drink regurgitate though nose.
Lyssin [Lyss]
      (Hydrophobinum). Periodical spasms of oesophagus;continual painful inclination to swallow without being able to do it; constriction most severe when trying to drink water; which causes burning and stinging pain in throat; cough and retching, which force the fluid from his mouth; difficult speech; palatic letters cannot be pronounces or only with difficulty.
Mercurius [Merc]
      Dysphagia, he has to press hard to get something down, aching pains in oesophagus; spasmodic difficulty of swallowing, with danger of suffocation; liquids are ejected through nose.
Mezereum [Mez]
      Violent burning and soreness in upper part of oesophagus; swallowing painful and difficult, especially after abuse of mercury.
Naja-tripudians [Naja]
      Spasmodic stricture of oesophagus, hardly anything can pass into the stomach, laryngismus from SPINAL IRRITATION AFFECTING NUCHA.
Natrum-mur [Nat-m]
      Only fluids can be swallowed; solids when they reach a certain point are violently ejected, with gagging and attacks of suffocation; hawking up of of phlegm in the morning; constipation.
Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]
      Violent pain during deglutition, can swallow only liquids; while eating, small pieces of food are forced into choanae.
Oxalic-acid [Ox-ac]
      MORNING DYSPHAGIA, with burning in throat and oesophagus; with sour eructations and hawking up of thick phlegm.
Phosphorus [Phos]
      SPASMODIC STRUCTURE OF OESOPHAGUS AT ITS CARDIAC END, regurgitation of all food, weak and empty feeling across abdomen, with occasional shooting pains; food reaches cardia and is at once rejected; great nervous irritability.
Plumbum [Plb]
      Fluids can be swallowed easily, but solids come back into mouth; burning in oesophagus and stomach some hours after eating; spasmodic constriction with a sensation of plug in throat, (<) when trying to swallow; with great urging to do it; spasmodic

dyspnoea, constipation,emaciation, debility.

Pulsatilla [Puls]
      Sensation on swallowing as if back part of throat were narrower than usual or closed by swelling, sensation as if pharynx were swollen; difficulty of swallowing as if from paralysis of the muscles of deglutition; choking pain in pharynx as from swallowing too large a morsel.
Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]
      Solids are swallowed with difficulty owing to a feeling of contraction in oesophagus, burning and soreness in throat.
Silicea [Sil]
      Dysphagia, food passes slowly into stomach; no. inflammation; rather more of a PARETIC STATE; throat feels as if filled up; frequent cough brings up white, frothy, saltish mucus, (<) towards evening.
Spigelia [Spig]
      Constricting pain constant and severe, passing through just to the back below the inferior angle of the right scapula (Laur). (<) from any attempt to swallow liquids or solid food, with vomiting: (>) by sucking small pieces of ice.
Stramonium [Stram]
      Violent constriction of throat, deglutition almost impossible; terrible spasms of throat when attempting to swallow.
Veratrum-alb [Verat]
      SPASMS FOLLOWED BY PARALYSIS; nearly all food or drink taken is thrown up, attended by a suffocative sensation, with redness and heat of face; often result of excitement and emotions.
Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]
      Spasm of oesophagus, with or without rising of frothy, bloody mucus; constant inclination to swallow; dryness and heat in throat, burning in fauces oesophagus; constant distressing hiccough, nausea and vomiting.
Zincum-met [Zinc]
      Sensation of constriction and spasm of oesophagus; small yellow ulcers on the inside of cheeks and in the throat; metallic or salty taste; formication of the skin.

About the author

Samuel Lilienthal

Samuel Lilienthal

Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.

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