(Alcohol Sulphuris, Bisulphide of Carbon)


This drug exhibits profound and disorganizing effects. It has a broad range of action based on its symptomatology and is very effective for patients debilitated by alcohol abuse. It is particularly useful for sensitive patients who are worse in cold, have wasted muscles and skin, and anesthetized mucous membranes. It has a special affinity for the eyes and is beneficial for chronic rheumatism, cold sensitivity, and lack of vital heat. Symptoms include diarrhea every four to six weeks, paralysis with intense congestion of nerve centers, tabes, and sensory difficulties in limbs. It is also effective for impotence and sciatica, chronic plumbism, and diminished sensation in the arms, hands, and feet, as well as peripheral neuritis.

Mind: Irritable, anxious, intolerant; stupor; mental sluggishness; hallucinations of sight and hearing; changeable mood; alternating dementia and excitement.

Head: Headache and dizziness, as if wearing a tight cap; obstructed ears; head noises; ulceration of lips; mouth and tongue anesthesia.

Eyes: Myopia, asthenopia, dischromatopsia, cloudiness, optic disc atrophy; central scotoma for red and green light but not white; optic neuritis leading to atrophy; congested arteries and veins; retinal congestion; pale optic disc; foggy vision (amblyopia); significantly impaired vision (amaurosis); color blindness.

Ears: Impaired hearing; buzzing and singing noises like an aeolian harp; tinnitus aurium; Meniere’s disease.

Abdomen: Pain with wandering swellings from flatus; distention with soreness and rumbling.

Male: Loss of desire, atrophied parts; frequent, profuse emissions.

Extremities: Herpes on the dorsal surface of hands; sore, bruised limbs; anesthesia of arms and hands; limb cramps; lightning-like pains with cramps; swollen, insensible, rigid, stiff fingers; unsteady, tottering gait, worse in dark; insensible feet; sciatica; recurring flying pains; pain in lower limbs with cramps and formication; neuritis; progressive muscular atrophy.

Sleep: Deep morning sleep with anxious, vexatious dreams.

Skin: Anesthesia; burning; itching; ulcers; festering small wounds; useful in restraining cancer growth; furunculosis; chronic skin diseases with intense itching.

Modalities: Better in open air. Worse after breakfast and bathing. Sensitive to warm, damp weather.

Relationship: Compare with Potass xantate (similar action, affects cortical substance, causes memory loss, blood degeneration, impotence, and senility), Tub., Rad., Carb-v., Sulph., Caust., Sal-ac., and Chin. For eye symptoms, compare with Ben-d. and Thyreoidinum (progressive sight diminution with central scotoma).

Dose: First attenuation. Used locally for facial neuralgia and sciatica.CARBONEUM SULPHURATUM



Irritability, anxiety, intolerance
Stupor and mental sluggishness
Hallucinations of sight and hearing
Changeable mood
Alternating dementia and excitement

Headache and dizziness, sensation of wearing a tight cap
Ears feel obstructed
Noises in the head
Ulceration of lips
Mouth and tongue anesthesia

Myopia, asthenopia, dischromatopsia
Cloudiness and optic disc atrophy
Central scotoma for red and green light, not white light
Optic neuritis leading to atrophy
Congested arteries and veins
Retinal congestion and pale optic disc
Foggy vision (amblyopia)
Significantly impaired vision (amaurosis)
Color blindness

Impaired hearing
Buzzing and singing noises like an aeolian harp
Tinnitus aurium
Meniere’s disease

Pain with wandering swellings from flatus
Distention with soreness and rumbling

Loss of desire
Atrophied parts
Frequent, profuse emissions

Herpes on the dorsal surface of hands
Sore, bruised limbs
Anesthesia of arms and hands
Limb cramps
Lightning-like pains with cramps
Swollen, insensible, rigid, stiff fingers
Unsteady, tottering gait, worse in dark
Insensible feet
Recurring flying pains
Pain in lower limbs with cramps and formication
Progressive muscular atrophy

Deep morning sleep with anxious, vexatious dreams

Burning and itching
Ulcers and festering small wounds
Useful in restraining cancer growth
Chronic skin diseases with intense itching

Better in open air
Worse after breakfast and bathing
Sensitive to warm, damp weather

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

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
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