BROMIUMBromium (Bromine)

Notable effects: Primarily respiratory symptoms, especially in the larynx and trachea. Particularly impactful on scrofulous children with swollen glands, often blond. Enlarged parotid and goitre. Tendency to spasms. Left-sided mumps. Feeling of suffocation; irritating discharges, excessive sweats, and profound weakness. Symptoms worsen with overheating. Glandular swelling tends to harden but rarely suppurates.
Mind: Delusion of being observed from behind and anticipates seeing someone upon turning. Irritable.
Head: Left-sided migraine worsened by stooping, particularly after consuming milk. Sun-induced headache (sunstroke) and rapid motion exacerbate pain. Sharp eye pains. Dizziness crossing water streams.
Nose: Runny nose with corrosive soreness. Right nostril obstruction. Pressure at nasal root. Tickling, stinging sensations as if from cobwebs. Alae fan-like motion (Lyc.). Nosebleeds relieve chest symptoms.
Throat: Raw throat in evening with hoarseness. Tonsillar pain, deep red, with dilated blood vessels. Tickling in trachea during inhalation. Hoarseness worsens with overheating.
Stomach and Abdomen: Severe burning from tongue to stomach. Stone-like pressure. Gastric pain relieved by eating. Abdominal distention with gas. Painful hemorrhoids, black stools (melena).
Male: Swollen testicles, tender to touch (orchitis).
Female: Ovarian swelling. Early, heavy periods with membrane fragments (menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea). Pre-menstrual low spirits. Breast lump with stitching pains, worse on left side. Sharp pains from breast to armpit. Left breast sharp shooting pains, worsened by pressure.

Respiratory: Bromium exhibits a significant impact on the respiratory tract. It is indicated in cases of whooping cough, especially when used persistently over about ten days. Other respiratory issues include dry cough with hoarseness and burning pain behind the sternum, spasmodic cough with rattling of mucus in the larynx leading to suffocation, and croup following subsided febrile symptoms. Patients often experience difficult and painful breathing, with violent, cramping chest pains that radiate upwards. Asthma symptoms include difficulty in inhaling, improved by sea air or in seafaring individuals upon land. Fibrinous bronchitis with severe dyspnea and bronchial tubes feeling filled with smoke also indicate Bromium.

Sleep: disturbances include vivid dreams, jerking, and starting during sleep, difficulty falling asleep at night, and excessive sleepiness in the morning, often accompanied by trembling and weakness upon awakening.

Skin: Acne, pimples, pustules, boils on arms and face, stony hard glands, hard goitre, and gangrene.

Modalities: Aggravated in the evening till midnight, in warm rooms, warm damp weather, at rest, and lying on the left side. Ameliorated by motion, exercise, and at sea.

Relationship: In relationships, Bromium displays several noteworthy features. It shares antidotal properties with Ammonium carbonicum and Camphor. Comparative remedies include Conium, Spongia, Iodium, Asterias, and Argentum nitricum. It’s advised to avoid milk when taking Bromium. Additionally, Hydrobromicum acidum, a related remedy, presents with symptoms such as dryness and puckering in the throat, constriction in the pharynx and chest, waves of heat over the face and neck, and pulsating tinnitus with nervous irritability. It seems to exert a specific effect on the inferior cervical ganglion, enhancing the tonic action of sympathetic nerves and promoting vasoconstriction. This remedy is particularly useful for relieving headaches, tinnitus, and vertigo, especially in cases of vasomotor stomach disturbances.


1st to 3rd attenuation.
Must be freshly prepared due to rapid deterioration.BROMIUM


Main Effects:

Respiratory symptoms, especially in the larynx and trachea.
Affinity for scrofulous children with enlarged glands, particularly blond types.
Enlarged parotid and goitre.
Tendency to spasmodic attacks.
Left-sided mumps.
Sense of suffocation; excoriating discharges; profuse sweats; great weakness.
Complaints exacerbated by overheating.
Tendency for gland infiltration to become hard, rarely suppurate.

Delusion of being watched; tendency towards quarrelsomeness.

Left-sided migraine worsened by stooping, especially after drinking milk.
Headache worsened by sun’s heat and rapid motion.
Sharp pain through the eyes.
Dizziness when crossing water streams.

Coryza with corrosive soreness.
Right nostril stoppage.
Pressure at nose root.
Tickling, smarting sensation.
Fan-like motion of alae.
Epistaxis relieving chest symptoms.

Raw throat in the evening; hoarseness.
Tonsillar pain; deep red; dilated blood vessels.
Tickling in trachea on inspiration.
Hoarseness from overheating.
Stomach and Abdomen:

Burning from tongue to stomach.
Stone-like pressure.
Gastralgia relieved by eating.
Tympanitic abdominal distention.
Painful hemorrhoids; black stools.

Testicular swelling; indurated with pains worsened by slight jar.

Ovarian swelling; early, profuse menses with membranous shreds.
Pre-menstrual low spirits.
Breast tumor with stitching pains; worsened on left side.
Shooting pains in left breast; worsened by pressure.

Effective in whooping cough.
Dry cough with hoarseness and sternal burning.
Spasmodic cough with laryngeal rattling; suffocation.
Croup post-febrile symptoms.
Difficult, painful breathing.
Chest pains ascend; cold sensation on inspiration.
Every breath provokes cough.
Laryngeal diphtheria; upward spreading membrane.
Asthma; difficulty inhaling.
Better at sea; worse on land.

Vivid dreams; sleep jerks; difficulty falling asleep.
Trembling, weakness on waking.

Acne, pimples, pustules.
Boils on arms, face.
Stony hard glands; hard goitre; gangrene.

Worse: evening to midnight; warm room; warm, damp weather; rest; lying left.
Better: motion; exercise; at sea.

Antidotes: Am-c., Camph.
Similar to: Con., Spong., Iod., Aster., Arg-n.
Avoid milk when using.
Hydrobromicum acidum: specific for throat, chest constriction; vasoconstriction.

1st to 3rd attenuation.
Must be freshly prepared due to rapid deterioration.

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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