If you have ever studied or even just heard anything about homeopathy, you’ve most likely have heard about the Sulphur homeopathic remedy.
Sulphur is our most prescribed polycrest in all of homeopathy. This means that it is one of the few homeopathic remedies that has a very wide variety of uses.
These include mental, emotional, and physical ailments that can either be chronic or acute. I will discuss more about this as you continue to read on….
To understand how Sulphur works homeopathically, it helps to learn about Sulphur’s non-homeopathic makeup and uses.
Sulphur As An Element
In nature, Sulphur is one of the nine most common elements in the solar system. It was officially recognized as an element in 1777.
It also exists in DNA as a very basic ingredient of life.
The element manifests physically as bright, lemon yellow element. It is a very soft brittle mineral with very low thermal conductivity. It cannot transfer heat very well and it retains heat on the outside. Sulphur can also manifest as brimstone.
Industrial and Allopathic Uses
Sulphur is used in creating rubber, by increasing its strength in a process known as vulcanization.
Homer’s Odyssey refers to Sulphur as an antidote to pollution. In that era and beyond, it was used as a fungicide and insecticide.
For thousands of years, Sulphur mineral baths were employed for skin and joint problems. Sulphur compounds would stick to the skin and suppress or heal symptoms.
The element is also used conventionally in treating various conditions, such as acne, eczema, bronchitis, tuberculosis, high blood pressure, and more.
Sulphur is used to enhance aromas in many foods such as wine, coffee, and coca.
It is released during the combustion of fossil fuels. One could say that the more Sulphur released via fossil fuels, the higher the living standards of the country.
In nature, Sulphur is the material found around the rims of volcanoes.
Sulphur in Homeopathy
Homeopathic Sulphur has probably more bodily affinities than any other remedy.
- Circulation venous, portal, and abdominal.
- Nutritive organs.
- Mucus and serous membranes.
- Skin (which is what Sulphur is best known for).
- Vertex, soles.
- Gland and all major organs.
Reversing Physical Suppression
As a homeopathic remedy, Sulphur involves centrifugal action, much like a volcano. This remedy tends to pushes physical symptoms to the surface – the opposite of suppression.
In other words, Sulphur reverses the pathology of suppression, unless it’s not matched to the entire picture of the patient.
If it’s not matched to the entire picture of the patient, then it will just lead to more and more suppression.
A Short Summary of Sulphur
Here is a video by renowned international homeopath Misha Norland that summarizes this remedy’s numerous and various uses. If you want to read about it, then skip the video and continue reading…
People needing Sulphur tend to have very strong egos. In this context, ego doesn’t mean arrogance, rather it refers more to one’s sense of self.
They will have a fragile ego, that has both self-esteem and arrogance or vanity. This means that Sulphur-type people are very susceptible to feeling disrespected or humiliated. Their pathology is affected when their ego is threatened or attacked.
This is the main mental and emotional issue for your average Sulphur patient.
Philosophical, Deep Thinking Personality
People needing Sulphur tend to love their thoughts and ideas, and they want everyone else to be equally interested in them. They love to come up with new ideas, theories, or philosophical insights.
They may even strive to be like Moses or any similar spiritual figure.
They can also be ecstatic, religious, or philosophical about their ideas and deep concepts that they theorize about. They have a lot of curiosity, which can lead to obsession.
However, these do not get materialized. It’s not easy for Sulphur to manifest these ideas in the physical world.
On a similar note, they also love research, because it’s a great place for their ideas without much physical investment. Deep down, they believe that their ideas, research is right and you should pay attention to it.
Alternatively, they can be hopeful dreamers or visionaries that may have fantastic ideas on how to solve the world’s problems.
Service and Dedication
Sulphur people may love to write books, but they never get them published or finished. Publishers don’t recognize the genius in their books.
Because of the work that they do for themselves or others, they feel that they are working for the good of humanity and should be recognized for that.
Not having that kind of recognition from others is their core of depression.
If things don’t work out, then they can be destructive in a variety of ways. They really don’t like a partner that’s demanding or pisses them off. Not pretty…
Sulphur types are very well known in homeopathic literature to be lazy and rebellious.
They are the classic “coach potatoes” that want to be naked and loose (not in a sexual way). They just want to run free.
They have a complete disregard for rules and authority, and they like to write their own rules. This is because they think that they know better than other people. In their own words: “what I think is special is most important to me.”
Dirt and Disgust
Another major aspect of the Sulphur personality type is their utter lack of self care.
People that need Sulphur will tend to hate to bathe, and they can be dirty and unwashed. They will hate to do house cleaning.
On the flip side, they can wear strange or eccentric clothing. They are sensitive to odors. They may even have a disgust of body odor whether in themselves or others.
Sulphurs are known in the materia medica to have three major fears (among potentially may others). They are:
- Heights, and they may have vertigo from high places.
- Diseases and germs.
- Fear of poverty, which drives them to save money, be cheap, and/or work hard.
Sulphur & Business
Sulphur people can be apt to be good businessmen. Sulphur kids may even start businesses early in life
They can have a positive or negative relationship with materialism; they’ll either love or hate it.
A great way to know if someone needs Sulphur (although not always confirmatory) is if they absolutely cannot handle heating whatsoever.
They are simply worse from heat, and they cannot stand heat. The burning heat radiates from them so intensely (like Belladonna), that they end up needing lots of fresh air and water.
Because of this, they will tend to stick their feet out of bed, and they love cold showers.
Metaphorically, Sulphur persons will also have a very “hot” temper. They can be impatient and irritable. When they’re angry, they tend to yell and curses, but afterwards they cool down.
Hunger & Food
Strong desires for tasty foods such as spicy, sweet, pickles, and salty are very prominent in Sulphur patients.
They may love meat, and they LOVE junk food as well as beer and whiskey.
Sulphurs may have weakness from hunger and hypoglycemia.
Sulphur patients can be either obese or the opposite.
They are always hungry especially at 11AM, and they cannot wait for lunch. This is in part because of the fact that they have defective assimilation.
Also, they may experience stomach burns and may be prone to diarrhea, that can drive the out of bed in the morning.
On the opposite spectrum, they may also experience constipation with large, hard stools that are offensive and can smell of rotten eggs. This may also include an excoriated or prolapsed anus.
Sulphur is one of the top remedies for various skin issues. In fact, Sulphur has helped several of my clients with severe, chronic skin conditions.
Persons needing Sulphur may have offensiveness of secretions from their skin that are excoriating and burning. They will have rough red skin that itches a lot. It’s so itchy that they’ll scratch it until it bleeds.
All Sulphur skin problems can have many types of eruptions that are worse from the following:
- heat and sun.
- night and the heat of bed.
- wool clothing.
Sulphur patients can have unstable circulation that produces congestion. This can lead to congestive headaches, portal congestion, or venous congestion
Because of this conestion, they cannot adopt to atmospheric changes, and as mentioned earlier, this leads to Sulphur women having intense flushes of heat.
Kids that really can use Sulphur will tend to be active.
They can be very messy, hungry, lazy, impatient, but can also be kind and charming. Like adults, they also will hate to bathe.
Sulphur kids will stand out by the fact that they are very curious and ask a lot of questions. During the consultation, they will constantly ask about homeopathy and the remedy given.
Their curiosity may lead them to want to touch everything that they see.
Kids will also think they know better than others. They can be argumentative, disruptive, authoritative, asserting, and even dictatorial.
Sulphur kids like to stay up and sleep late, and they are easily bored. If they have something to do, they will be fine. Otherwise, they will be complain a lot.
Sometimes, Sulphur kids may have a habit of biting their nails. They loves to play outside in the open air, if not on the computer.
Their food cravings include sweets and junk food only. They can also like olives, chilies, pickles, and peppers. Often they will eat the whole jar of any of these foods mentioned.
For teens, they additionally may have acne problems.
People needing Sulphur are generally worse from…
- after sleep.
- heat and becoming heated.
- wearing wool next to skin.
- atmospheric change.
- between 5-11AM.
All physical complaints will be left sided or worse on the left.
They are better by..
- open air.
- lying on the right side.
My Results With Sulphur
As of this date, I have had at least 3 notable clients that have seen major successes with Sulphur. Instead of unleashing pages on information I will briefly summarize their issues.
It should be noted that all three of these clients shared exactly the type of personality mentioned above. In fact, one of my Sulphur clients blatantly told me that he “wants to be like Moses.”
Physically they had different chief chronic ailments, among other complaints. One had cellulitis, another had paralyzing left body tension, and the other had chronic eczema. Each of them had their respective ailments for at least
To the cellulitis and eczema clients, I told instructed them to take Sulphur 30C in water once per day for three days. To the other client, I told him to take one dry dose of Sulphur 200C.
Both cases saw either complete healing or very significant improvements after a month of care, despite years of other non-homeopathic treatments!
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