SPONGIA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


SPONGIA homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy SPONGIA


      General orgasm of blood in the chest, with heat of the face and whole body; vessels become hard and distended, with dyspnoea and weakness.


      Pressure of blood to the head, with pain in the forehead, as from too much blood. Bursting headache, throbbing and pulsating, (<) forehead.


      Protruding eyes. Heaviness and drawing together of the lids. Lachrymation and headache from exerting the eyes.


      Fluent coryza, alternating with stoppage, dryness, hoarseness and dry, croupy cough.


      Painful blisters on the inside of the cheek and on the tongue. Tongue dry and brown.


      Sore throat with sticking pressure. Swelling of the thyroid gland with suffocative attacks.


      Insatiable appetite and thirst.


      Pains in the bowels and lumbar region, seeming to come from the small of the back.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent urging to urinate, with scanty discharge.

Sexual Organs

      Swelling of spermatic cord and testicles, with bruised, pinching or squeezing pain, extending into cords, with tenderness. Menstruation early and profuse, preceded by palpitation.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness, with a feeling dryness and scraping in the larynx; with burning and constriction. Cough dry, croupy, in violent paroxysms; at times (>) eating or drinking, with burning in the chest. In the larynx a feeling of constriction or burning dryness. Respiration difficult, as from a feeling of a plug sticking in the larynx, like a constriction. Chest weak, so that she could scarcely talk, heat in the face; short, panting respiration.

Clinical. Goitre; with suffocative spells at night or even with hoarse cough and staring eyes. Laryngitis, with harsh croupy cough, suffocative spells, arousing from sleep; larynx sensitive to the touch. Hoarseness of singers and speakers. Bronchial catarrh, with wheezing, asthmatic cough, aggravated by cold air, with profuse expectoration and suffocation, aggravated by lying with the head low and in a hot room, ameliorated by eating. Pneumonia, with soreness, suffocative paroxysms of cough, aggravated by dry, cold air.

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation, with dyspnoea. Inability to die down, waking on account of suffocation.

Neck and Back

      Painful stiffness of neck and nape, noticed especially on turning the head.


      Coldness, not (>) warmth of the stove. Heat of the whole body; anxious and dry, with weeping and depression of spirits; wants to die.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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