R48 – Pulmonary Diseases


50ml Drops

Pulmonary diseases


Pulmonary diseases


Pulmonary weakness; the initial appearance of tuberculosis (primary or secondary). Complementary remedy for: bronchial asthma, chronic pulmonary catarrh, cough as a result of excessive smoking; the period of convalescence following a cold or flu. Complementary or alternative remedy in all catarrhal affections of the upper respiratory tract. Weakness and pain between the scapulae; fatigue; nocturnal perspiration.

R48 focus of action is mainly on constitutional weakness, especially those predisposed to weakness of the lungs, and in pre-tuberculous conditions causing fatigue. R48 may be administered in cases of tuberculosis, as a tonic to the system.

Mode of action

Acidum picricum: Mental dullness, weakness, confusion; aggravation from mental exertion; burning pains in thoracic spine.

Bryonia: Extreme dryness and irritation of the respiratory mucosa accompanied by an intense thirst, worse with motion, better lying on the painful side. Dry, hard, painful cough; pleuritis, pleural congestion; tracheitis, bronchitis.

China: Weakness between the scapulae. General tonic after loss of vital fluids and for states of exhaustion and weakness.

Dulcamara: General aggravation from damp or cold, damp weather; conditions which come on in cold, damp weather; sensation of pressure and heaviness in the shoulders; intercostal neuralgia; bronchitis; pneumonia.

Ferrum phosphoricum: Cough with purulent expectoration, or a dry spasmodic cough; hemoptysis; pneumonia; pleurisy; conditions accompanied by a high fever.

Kalium carbonicum: Difficult respiration, worse lying flat, better sitting upright; spasmodic cough; pertussis; pneumonia, often left-sided.

Lycopodium: Asthma; pneumonia; bronchiolitis; bronchitis. Fundamental constitutional remedy.

Phosphorus: Recurring respiratory infections, colds go to the chest quickly; lingering coughs; pneumonia; pulmonary tuberculosis; chronic bronchitis; asthma; emphysema.

Sepia: Effects the constitution, general tonic. Dyspnea, pain and pressure in the chest; pertussis; nocturnal cough; cough worse at night, worse lying.

Silicea: Effective in inflammatory conditions of the lungs; tuberculosis; empyema; bronchitis; cough, worse cold drinks, better warm drinks.

DIN-HM: 80016012

Additional information

Weight 0.122 kg
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 10 cm


Medicinal ingredients

Acidum picrinicum D8 1 g, Bryonia D12 1 g, China D6 1 g, Dulcamara D30 1 g, Ferrum phosphoricum D12 1 g, Kalium carbonicum D6 1 g, Lycopodium D30 1 g, Phosphorus D30 1 g, Sepia D6 1 g, Silicea D30 1 g.

Nonmedicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water.

Suggested Use


Adults and children 12 years and older 5-10 drops 1-3 times daily in a little water or undiluted or as directed by a health care practitioner.

Remedies to be considered

  • Afflictions of the tonsils: R1, BC-10
  • Influenza and fever: R6, BC-11
  • Cough: R8, R9 or R9 JUNIOR, BC-6
  • Irritation of the costal pleura and pleurisy: R24
  • Excessive perspiration causing exhaustion: R32
  • Asthma: R43, R76, BC-2
  • Pharyngeal catarrh, hoarseness of the voice: R45, BC-10
  • Intercostal neuralgia: R70 in alternation with R48
  • Mucosal inflammation of the upper respiratory tract: R183, BC-5, BC-6

Clinical experience

  • Duration of treatment may be up to 6 weeks.
  • Acute or chronic remedy particularly indicated if there is a constitutional weakness of the lungs.
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