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Pulmonary Fortifier Strengthens constitutional fragility and fatigue due to chronic weakness of the lungs. Reduces pulmonary weakness, appearance of tuberculosis, and time of convalescence following a cold or flu. Relieves recurring respiratory infections, lingering dry or productive coughs, asthma, pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. Acidum picrinicum D8, Bryonia D12, China D6, Dulcamara D30, Ferrum phosphoricum D12, Kalium carbonicum D6, Lycopodium D30, Phosphorus D30, Sepia D6, Silicea D30. DIN-HM 80016008

R48 | 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.

Remedies to be considered

  • Afflictions of the tonsils: R1, BC-10
  • Influenza and fever: R6, BC-11
  • Cough: R8R9 or R9 JUNIOR, BC-6
  • Irritation of the costal pleura and pleurisy: R24
  • Excessive perspiration causing exhaustion: R32
  • Asthma: R43R76, 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.

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.

Non-medicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water.

DIN-HM 80016008

Adults and children (ages 12 and up) 5-10 drops 1-3 times daily 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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