HEPAR SULPHURIS CALCAREUM
Hepar sulphuris calcareum is an impure Sulphide of
Calcium prepared by burning in a crucible the white
interior of oyster shells with pure flowers of sulphur.
Hepar Sulph is a polychrest remedy and
commonly indicated in our day to day practice in the
Psoric. Syphilitc. Sycotic.
Especially adapted to scrofulous, psoric and lymphatic
constitutions in which there is a tendency to have
eruptions and glandular swellings. To syphilitc cases
after drastic medication with the so called specific
remedies. After abuse of mercury or other metals;
iodine, iodide of potash, cod-lever oil, or quinine.
Chronic malarial cases maltreated with calomel or
quinine. Slow, torpid constituins with lax fibre and
with sluggish character and weak muscles."
Adapted to cases with a hisotry of suppression of
scabies or other skin affections.
Notes and features:-
Great sensitiveness to all impressions.Oversensitive
to touch, pain and cold air esp. dry cold air. .
Extremely sensitiv to cold air(cannot bear to be
uncovered; partial exposure to cold air, as in the case
of a limb only brings on aggravation). . Feeling
as if wind were blowing on some part.
Fainting from pain, even slight pain. Inflamed parts
feel sore and bruised. Mentally oversensitive
(sensitive to noise; in hastiness in speech).
2. Offensiveness: Offensive
odor is exhaled from body. Characteristic odor of
Hepar is that of old, rotton cheese.
Child smells sour, in spite ofmuch washing. Sweat
sour, offensive. Stool whitish, sour-smelling.
Sticking, picking pain in ulcers, sore
throat, inflammation, boils, eruptions and pustules.
Sticking in chancre; in felons; in curethra when
:- Sweats day and nighnt without relief (Merc.S.) Sweats
easily on every mental and physical exertion (Psor.Sep.).
: Ulcers, herpes, affected eye, surrounded by
Purring; Rattling. Such sound in asthma, chest
affections, croup, etc. Weakness and much rattling in
The slighest cause irritates him. Ferocious as though
one, could murder a man who offends him in cold blood.
At times suicidal tendency. Anguish especially in
evening. Quarrelsome, hard to get on with; nothing
pleases; everybody disturbs. Dejected and sad.
Vertigo and headache, when shaking the head or riding.
Boring pain in the right temple and in root of nose
every morning. Scalp sensitive and sore. Humid scald
head itching and buring. Cold sweat on head.
Eyes:- Ulcers on cornea. Iritis,
with pus in anterior chamber; purulent conjunctivitis,
with marked chemosis(oedema of conjuctiva, forming a
bulging around the cornea); prrofuse 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. Hypopion(effusion or
accumulation of purulent matter(pus) in the anterior
chamber of the eye.).
Scurfs on and behind the ears. Discharge of fetid pus
from the ears. Whizzing and throbbing in the ears with
hardness of hearing. Deafness after scarlet fever.
Pustules in the auditory canal and auricle. Mastoiditis.
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 cold
air. Smell like old cheese. Hay fever. (Hepar 1x
will often start secretions and profuse drainage in
Yellowish complexion. Middle of lower lip cracked.
Vescicular erysipelas with pricking in parts. Neuralgia
of right side,.extending in streak into temple, ear,
alae and lip. Pains in bones of face, especially when
being touched. Ulcers in corners of mouth. Shooting in
jaw on opening jaw.
Ptyalism(Salivation). Gums and mouth painful to touch
and bleed readily.
swallowing, sensation as if a plug and of splinter in
throat. Quinsy, with impending suppuration.
Stitches in throat extending to the ear when swallowing.
Hawking up of mucus.
for acid things(Veratrum album),
wine, and strong-tasting food. This is often the case in
chronic dyspepsia and Hepar helps. This conditon
of the stomach is sometimes found in marasmus of
children. It is often accompanied by diarrrhoea which is
also typical(sour)..Aversion to fat food.
Frequent eructations, without taste or smell. Distention
of stomach, compelling one to loosen the clothing.
Burning in stomach. Heaviness and pressure in stomach
after a slight meal.
in region of liver when walking, coughing, breathing, or
touching it (Bry.; Merc.) Hepatitis, hepatic
abscess; abdomen distended, tense; chronic abdominal
Clay colored and soft. Sour, white undigeted,
fetid. Loss of power to expel even a soft stool.
Voided slowly, without force-drops vertically, bladder
weak.Seems as if some always remained. Greasy pellicle
on urine. Bladder difficulties of old men.[Phos.;
colored and soft. Sour, white, undigested,
fetid. Loss of power to expel even a soft stool..
sensitive, bleed easily. Ulcers externally on prepuce
similar to chancre (Nitric acid). Excitement and
emission without amorous fancies. Itching of glans,
frŠnum, and scrotum. Suppurating inguinal glands.
Figwarts of offensive odor. Humid soreness on genitals
and between scrotum and thigh. Obstinate gonorrhoa "does
not get well".
of blood from uterus. Itching of pudenda and nipples,
worse during menses. Menses late and scanty. Abscesses
of labiŠ with great sensitiveness. Extremely offensive
leucorrhoa. Smells like old cheese (Sanicula).
Profuse perspiration at the climacteric(Tilia;
voice and coughs when exposed to dry, cold wind.
Hoarseness, with loss of voice. Cough troublesome when
walking. Dry, hoarse cough. Cough excited whenever
any part of the body gets cold or uncovered, or from
eating anything cold. Croup with loose, rattling cough;
worse in morning.Choking cough.. Rattling,
croaking cough; suffocative attacks; has to rise up and
bend head backwards. Anxious, wheezing, moist
breathing.Asthma worse in dry cold air; better in
damp.In chronic ashtma, Hepar often resembles
Natrum sulphuricum but there is this
diagnostic difference, which is very valuable.
The Hepar asthma is < in dry cold air and better
in damp, while Natrum Sulph. is exactly the
opposite , like Dulcamara. Dr. Nash says
that there is no other remedy that he knows that has the
amelioration so strongly in damp weather as Hepar
Sulphur. Palpitation of heart.
swollen; tendency to easy dislocation. Nail of great toe
painful on slight pressure.
suppurating glands are very sensitive. Papules prone to
suppurate and extend. Acne in youth. Suppurate with
prickly pain. Easily bleed. Angio-neurotic
odema.Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates.
Chapped skin, with deep cracks on hands and
feet. Ulcers, with bloody suppuration, smelling like
old cheese.Ulcers very sensitive to contact,
burning, stinging, easily bleeding. Sweats day and night
without relief."Cold sores"very sensitive..
Cannot bear to be uncovered; wants to be wrapped up
warmly. Sticking or pricking in afflicted parts.
Putrid ulcers,surrounded by little pimples..
Great sensitiveness to slightest touch.Chronic and
recurring urticaria.. Small-pox. Herpes circinatus.
Constant offensive exhalation from the body.
in open air or from slightest draught.. Dry heat
at night.Profuse sweat. sour, sticky, offensive.
Worse:, from dry cold winds; cool
air; slightest draught, from Mercury, touch; lying on
in damp weather, from wrapping head up, from warmth,
Aconite; Spongia; Staphis; Silicea; Sulph; Calc.
Sulph; Myristica. Hepar antidotes bad effects fromMercury,
Iodine, Potash, Cod-liver oil. Removes the weakening
effects of ether.
to 200th. The higher potencies may abort suppuration,
the lower promote it. If it is necessary to hasten it,
SUMMARY OF INDICATION:
POLYCHREST REMEDY-RESPIRATORY DISORDERS-CHRONIC