Sulfur has been used medicinally since the ninth century when people would burn sulfur to help purify and disinfect their homes. In homeopathy, sulfur is used to help treat a wide variety of ailments relating to the digestion, skin and both men's and women's health issues. The key symptoms that indicate the use of sulfur as a homeopathic remedy are: predisposition to laziness, a tendency to feel over-heated, a general attitude of impatience and an inclination to be self-absorbed.
A 6C dose of sulfur when symptoms are acute is used for digestion problems such as a bloated stomach and ulcerative colitis that potentially can accompany burning pains. Symptoms will frequently become better when eating cold food and drinks and will generally worsen upon overexertion and upon consuming milk.
A 6C dose of sulfur is often recommended to treat skin conditions in adults with symptoms such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Symptoms will become better with fresh, warm, dry air and with lying on the right side; they will tend to worsen in a stuffy environment. Sulfur is also administered for infections such as cellulitis, impetigo, boils and viral infections such as measles and chicken pox.
A 30C dose of sulfur is often recommended to women who experience symptoms of depression, memory problems and general irritability related to menopause. For pre-menstrual syndrome and painful or irregular menstruation, a 6C dose is typically prescribed, and symptoms become better upon being exposed to fresh, warm, dry air and often when lying on the right side. Symptoms worsen at night and when in a stuffy environment.
A 6C dose of sulfur is commonly prescribed to men who are experiencing reproductive issues. The use of sulfur for prostate problems is indicated when symptoms exist that better when exposed to fresh, warm, and dry air, as well as movement, and with symptoms that tend to worsen at night.
A 6C dose of sulfur is often recommended to those who are suffering with respiratory problems such as a sore throat that accompanies a choking feeling or when tonsils appear to be swollen. Other respiratory disorders that sulfur is used for are coughs that are associated with colds. The use of sulfur for these respiratory problems is indicated when symptoms will better upon being exposed to dry heat and open air, and worsen at night, as well as in the morning and when in a reclining position.
A 6C dose of sulfur is frequently recommended for children who experience temper tantrums, general irritability and who commonly dislike being put to bed. Further symptoms that indicate the use of sulfur are when symptoms better in fresh air and when warm and dry, and worsen when the child is wearing too much clothing, being washed and when he is too warm.
Tips and Warnings
Never self-prescribe. Always consult a professional homeopath who can assist you in matching up your exact symptoms to a remedy. To assist homeopathic remedies, make sure you follow a healthy diet. Managing levels of stress and using relaxation techniques can also assist the healing effects of homeopathic remedies.