Homeopathic Remedies for Constitution of Diathetic Defects

Constitution of Diathetic Defects

According to Hahnemann, the three chief constitutional taints are: Psora, Syphilis and Sycosis (see App. B). The chief diathetic diseases transmitted from parents to children are: —


This is a general disease of blood, manifesting itself locally either in the brain, lungs or intestines, where small inflammatory nodules called ‘tubercules’ form. These tubercules are full of the tubercle bacilli and breaking down tissue in the center. Tuberculosis of the lungs is called Phthisis; that of brain-coverings is called Tubercular

Meningitis; that of the intestines, Tabes Mesenterica. Phosphorus 6, is the principal remedy. But if the child is weak and anaemic: Calcarea Phos. 6x (trit.). In haemoptysis, nosebleed, fever, amenorrhoea Ferr. Phos. 6x. In fever, sweating, diarrhoea, exhaustion, cough (aggravated in the morning and evening), acute pain in the lungs (aggravated by movement) Ars. 6.

Also Try—Hepar Sulphur 6, Silicea 30, Sulphur 30, Lyco. 12, lodium 3. Bacillinum and Pyrogenium are useless: Good food, rest, fresh air are essential.


This is merely a stage of tuberculosis. In it, the glands of the neck are affected, and they frequently suppurate. The patient is very susceptible to attacks of cold and to looseness of bowels. Discharges from nose and ears are common Calc. Carb. 30, Natrum Sulph. 12x (trit.)— 200 are useful.


In the infant bom with it, the skin is lax, the ends of bones painful, liver is enlarged, bridge of nose sunken (causing impediment to respiration), etc. Such a child cannot infect its own mother but can infect the nurse.

Also Try—Aur. Met. 30, Thuja 30, Syphillinum 30, Badiaga 3, Sulphur 30.

Change of season and diseases of infants: —If the disease is aggravated before a storm Rhododendron 3. If by cold moist wind: Rhus Tox 6. Patient is intolerant of changes of seasons and his troubles are aggravated by moist wind or rains Dulcamara 6. Summer diarrhoea Iris. 6. Aggravated by mist or by storm: Gels. 3. Aggravated before thunder-storm, Agaricus 3.

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