In first aid, this versatile remedy helps minimize profuse bleeding, especially nosebleeds. It can bring relief to achy cold and flu sufferers with racking violent coughs, raw sore throats, tightness in the chest, thirsty fevers, vomiting, and other miseries. Its best benefits go to energetic, affectionate, fair-skinned individuals who worry and need regular rest. They don’t just bleed, they gush; they don’t stop at sniffles, they cough and wheeze; they don’t just grow, they shoot up. Other applications include: profuse periods, nervous fatigue, insomnia and singers’ hoarseness.
Phosphorus (white phosphorus)
Though ideal as a constitutional for lively individuals, Phosphorus has many general applications as well. Among its most important is its ability to reduce profuse bleeding in even the most acute wounds– nosebleeds, tooth extractions, bleeding gums, cuts and period issues. It is used before surgery to minimize bleeding and the effects of anesthesia.
The colds Phosphorus treats best move quickly into the chest with a racking violent cough set off by a tickle in the aching raw throat. The cough may set the body trembling and cause labored breathing and tightness across the chest. A key trait to its fever is great thirst for cold drinks that are vomited soon after warming in the stomach. Hoarseness usually results from these colds, but it also helps hoarseness from overuse, especially in singers.
Energetic, affectionate individuals who, under stress, can become highly impressionable, anxious, and eventually fatigued, indifferent and sad, can balance their energies with Phosphorus. For the true Phosphorus type, their energy often needs a balancing touch. They don’t just bleed, they gush; they don’t stop at sniffles, they cough and wheeze; they don’t just grow, they rocket up; they don’t just get involved, they get absorbed– burning the candle at both ends... get the picture? Of course, that does not mean that others cannot benefit from Phosphorus when their nosebleeds, colds, indigestion or hoarseness call for it.
Because their energy burns up quickly, regular eating and sleeping habits are very important and heat can be a big issue to the Phosphorus constitution. Headaches due to hunger, congestion or grief fall well within Phosphorus' relief. Its head and stomach symptoms are better with cold and worse for heat (as pains are often burning), but cold and chest symptoms are better with heat and worse from cold. It can help when stomachs reject food and drink soon after ingested and can stop a vomiting pattern following anesthetics.
Other elements in the Phosphorus picture to watch for are: nervous fatigue; a fear of thunderstorms, darkness and being alone; and burning pains in the stomach, intestines and back. As you might expect with its energy, this remedy has an affinity for lively, thin, fair skinned individuals who feel better resting and eating cold food and milk regularly. They may look so healthy no one believes they are sick until they are really sick. They make friends easily, but may be seen as a bit flighty when easily distracted by new friends. What a mix of contradictions– but that can be Phosphorus, too.
|Keynotes||Flu, Violent Cough, Racking Cough, Colds, Wheezing, Hoarseness, Headache, Fatigue, Hay fever, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Bleeding profuse, Nose Bleeds, Profuse periods, Sleeplessness, Worry, Fear of thunderstorms, Fear darkness, Fear of being alone, Stress, Debility, Nervous fatigue, Anesthesia|
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“The Phosphorus child: They make friends quickly and easily, and they are open and honest about their problems and opinions.... These children require much attention and feedback from others, or they can become lonely and without an aim or focus.” –Robin Hayfield, The Family Homeopath
The 5 Phosphoric Cell Salts
Phosphorus combines with critical minerals in our cells– calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and sodium. That’s why the five cell salt remedies we make from these compounds are so vital:
Calc phos - growth & repair. CAPH
Ferrum phos - fever, anemia. FEPH
Kali phos - nerve repair. KAPH
Mag phos - cramp/spasm. MGPH
Nat phos - acidity. NAPH
Tissue E Tonic has them all. TISE