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Chininum Sulphuricum: Homeopathic Medicine – Its Use, Indications And Dosage

Homeopathic medicine Chininum Sulphuricum is derived from sulphate of quinine also called quinine sulphate. For preparing this medicine, sulphate of quinine has to undergo potentization (with this process, medicinal properties of crude substance are aroused). As a result, we get an important homeopathic medicine Chininum Sulphuricum. It is a top-listed medicine to manage various ear-related complaints especially tinnitus and Meniere’s disease.

 The ‘Chininum Sulphuricum’ Constitution

It is recommended for people who are weak and get nervous easily. It also suits those who have suffered weight loss and feel weakness due to loss of blood.

Drug Action

This medicine acts well on multiple body organs among which ears stand out to be the most prominent. It is undoubtedly the best medicine for managing noises in the ear (tinnitus) and Meniere’s disease. Its action is marked on joints and face. Its tendency to treat fever is also noteworthy. Besides, it acts well on the neck, back, gastric system and urinary organs.

Clinical Indications

Ear disorders, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, impaired hearing, fever, malaria, joint pains, neuralgia

Scope As A Homeopathic Remedy

1. Ear Complaints (Tinnitus, Meniere’s Disease)

Chininum Sulphuricum is a highly recommended medicine for treating tinnitus. Tinnitus refers to hearing of noises mostly ringing type in the absence of an external source. This medicine offers the best help when a person hears ringing, roaring, buzzing or tinkling noises in the ears. Ringing or buzzing is felt more on the left side. Sometime, hearing loss may be reported. A person may have vertigo episodes along with tinnitus. Vertigo gets worse from bending down. Headache may accompany vertigo in some cases. It is one of the best homeopathic medicines for treating Meniere’s disease. It is an inner ear disorder with symptoms including tinnitus, vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss and sensation of fullness in ears. This medicine is also well-indicated for managing cases of hearing difficulty after a head injury.

Key Indicating Features

Tinnitus with ringing, roaring, buzzing or tinkling noises in ears

Vertigo with tinnitus

Meniere’s disease

Difficulty in hearing after a head injury

2. Joint Problems (Pain, Swelling, Stiffness)

Chininum Sulphuricum is really helpful when there is aching, heaviness, stiffness and soreness (sensitive to touch) in all the joints. The knee joint is especially painful and swollen. The wrist joint on the right side is also swollen along with pain. The left ankle joint is painful. The shoulder joint is inflamed along with cracking sounds on movement. Tearing and shooting pain is felt in the hands.

Key Indicating Features

Aching, heaviness and stiffness in all the joints

Pain and swelling in the knee joint and right wrist

3. Fever (Malaria Fever)

This medicine is prominently indicated for managing cases of malaria fever. In cases needing it, all three stages –chill, fever and sweat are well marked. Chill is mainly felt in the shoulders, nape of neck and down the spine. It mainly occurs around 3:00 pm. There is intense thirst for water. Chill is followed by heat and headache. During heat stage, thirst is very less. After heat, there is excessive sweating and weakness. Sweating is marked on the neck and the back especially during sleep. There is shivering that is felt even in a warm room. With fever, other notable symptoms that appear are trembling of limbs, fullness sensation in head, sensitivity of spine and ringing noises in ears.

Key Indicating Features

Malaria when all three stages of chill, fever and sweat are well marked

Chill is mainly felt in shoulders, nape of neck and down the spine

Chill around 3:00 pm with shivering even in a warm room

Fever with symptoms including trembling of limbs, fullness sensation in head, sensitivity of spine and ringing noises in ears

Marked sweating on the neck and back especially during sleep

4. Face (Nerve Pain)

This medicine offers help in cases of neuralgic (nerve) pain on the face. The characteristic symptom of using Chininum Sulphuricum is nerve pain occurring at regular time periods which gets better by applying pressure. There is morning periodicity with pain occurring every morning that lasts until around 12 pm. The pain begins under the eyes and after that spreads into and around the eyes. The type of pain in most cases needing this remedy is lancinating type. It is attended with marked lachrymation (watering from eyes). Along with this, the face is red, hot and flushed.

Key Indicating Features

Nerve pain in face occurring at regular time period which gets better from pressure

Facial nerve pain beginning every morning lasting until around 12 pm

5. Gastric Issues (Heartburn, Nausea, Liver Pain And Spleen Pain)

Chininum Sulphuricum is mainly indicated for managing heartburn (burning sensation in chest behind breastbone), nausea, bloating, pain in liver/spleen pain and constipation. In case of heartburn, it is used when it is attended with nausea, belching and vomiting of bile. Burning can be felt in stomach with constricted feeling. Eating even a little food causes pressure in the stomach. Chininum Sulphuricum is useful for nausea cases attended with acid rising and vomiting. It can be given in case of bloating of abdomen as well with rumbling and passage of gas. It proves effective in managing liver pain and spleen pain too. Here it is mainly prescribed when the pain gets worse from coughing, taking deep breath or while bending. The pain in spleen is stitching type, which gets better by applying pressure. Another characteristic for its use is splenomegaly which is the enlargement of spleen that occurs after malaria fever. For constipation, it is used when the stool is hard and insufficient followed by weakness.

Key Indicating Features

Heartburn with nausea, bitter belching and vomiting of bile

Nausea accompanied with acid rising and vomiting

Liver and spleen pain worse from coughing, deep breath and bending

Enlargement of spleen after malaria

6. Urinary Problems (Nephritis, Albuminuria)

This medicine is well indicated for cases in which there is passage of urea, albumin, chlorides, phosphoric acid and uric acid in urine. Burning in urethra occurs while urinating; urine flow is scanty. The urine may be frothy. Red or yellow white sediments may deposit in urine. Its use is also considered in cases of hematuria (blood in urine). It is a great medicine for managing cases of nephritis (kidney inflammation).

Key Indicating Features

Passage of urea, albumin, chlorides, phosphoric acid and uric acid in urine

Hematuria (blood in urine)

7. Neck And Back (Pain)

Chininum Sulph has wonderful action on neck and back. It is of great value to manage neck pain. There is neck pain along with sensation of swelling and contraction in the neck. The last cervical vertebra is sensitive to touch. Cervical vertebra are seven bones present in the neck immediately below the skull. It works well in cases where the upper three dorsal vertebra are sensitive and painful to touch. Dorsal vertebra are twelve bones stacked one above the other starting from the base of the neck downwards. Lastly, it is used for back pain occurring periodically extending to the neck and head.

Key Indicating Features

Neck pain with sensation of swelling and contraction in the neck

Last cervical vertebra sensitive to touch

Upper three dorsal vertebra sensitive and painful to touch

Back pain occurring periodically and extending to neck and head


Worsening factors: Complaints get worse from cold and touch

Relieving factors: Complaints get better by bending forward and from pressure


This medicine can be used in 30C or a higher potency. Low potencies can be repeated frequently while high potencies should not be repeated often.

Relationship with Other Remedies

Antidoted by: Arnica, Arsenic Album, Carbo Veg, Lachesis, Pulsatilla and Natrum Mur

It can be compared with remedies like China, Arsenic Album, Apis Mellifica, Bryonia, Eupatorium perfoliatum and Pambotano

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