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Pneumonia & Intercostal Neuralgia Reduces inflammation of the serous membranes within the respiratory system. Supports and strengthens respiratory system to control pneumonia and pleurisy. Calms nervous system irritation associated with intercostal neuralgia. Bryonia D4, Cimicifuga D6, Colocynthis D8, Kalium carbonicum D6, Natrium sulfuricum D6, Ranunculus bulbosus D4. DIN-HM 80016004

R24 | Pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, pneumonia


Pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumonia; inflammation of the serous membranes, accompanied by characteristic stinging pains. Appendicitis, ovaritis, peritonitis, pericarditis, etc; acute arthritis and polyarthritis; intercostal neuralgia.

Mode of action

Bryonia: Acts mainly on the pulmonary mucosa and serosa; pneumonia; sero-fibrinous pleurisy, pleuropneumonia, pleural congestion; tracheitis, bronchitis; acute rheumatic arthritis; all pains are aggravated from motion; intercostal neuralgia.

Cimicifuga: Pleurodynia, especially of the right side, pains in the pleura; arthritis, rheumatism; neuralgic pains; general nervous disposition.

Colocynthis: Influences the nervous system; effective in the treatment of neuralgia of the intercostal nerves; characteristic stabbing, shooting pains, which force patient to bend double.

Kalium carbonicum: Pleurodynia, pleurisy, especially right-sided; stitching, tearing pains in the chest which are non-localized; pains are worse in the mid-afternoon; pneumonia; exhaustion, sweating.

Natrium sulfuricum: Pneumonia with productive cough and green sputum; pains are aggravated from damp weather or warm, humid weather; pain in the region of the lower left chest.

Ranunculus bulbosus: Intercostal neuralgia, especially of lower left chest. Sharp, shooting pains in the chest, aggravated by inspiration, pressure, motion, and a change in weather; pleurisy; painful pneumonia or bronchitis.

Remedies to be considered

  • If preceded by quinsy: R1 additionally, 5-10 drops once or twice daily, BC-10
  • Acute arthritis or polyarthritis: administer R1 in alternation with R24, in 1-2 hour intervals; initially may be administered in ½ hour intervals, BC-19
  • Ovaritis: alternate R1, with R38 or R39, BC-10
  • If preceded by influenza: R6 additionally, 2-3 times daily, BC-5, BC-6, BC-10
  • Bronchitis and whooping cough: R8 and/or R9, R9 JUNIOR, BC-6, BC-10
  • Chronically recurring appendicitis: administer once daily 5-10 drops of R1 and R38, BC-10
  • Acute appendicitis: administer R38, 5-10 drops alternatively every 1-2 hours, BC-10
  • Bronchial catarrh: R48
  • Chronic tubercular bronchitis: R57
  • Intercostal neuralgia: administer R69R24

Clinical experience

  • Particularly indicated if symptoms are worsened by humid conditions.
  • May be considered in the treatment of emphysema.
  • Pneumonia, 5-10 drops 3 times daily for 3-4 weeks. In addition, consider BIO 87 which contains Pneumococcinum, and R1 which is prescribed in the treatment of infections.
  • Typically, duration of treatment is 3-4 weeks.

Bryonia D4 1 g, Cimicifuga D6 1 g, Colocynthis D8 1 g, Kalium carbonicum D6 1 g, Natrium sulfuricum D6 1 g, Ranunculus bulbosus D4 1 g.

Non-medicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water.

DIN-HM 80016004

Adults and children (ages 12 and up) 5-10 drops 1-3 times daily, acute cases 4-6 times in a little water or undiluted or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

  • Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
  • Consult a healthcare practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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