Natural Remedies > Phosphorus Fact Sheet
Phosphorus can be found in all living tissue and is vital for genetic functioning. Phosphorus can be used in toothpaste, fertiliser, and laundry detergent. Poisoning from phosphorus causes irritation of the mucous membranes and inflammation of tissue and over time, it can destroy bone.
Homoeopaths may prescribe small doses for symptoms of fatigue and nervousness, for people who bleed easily and have an unquenchable thirst for cold water.
Phosphorus was made as a remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes in the individuals were recorded.
When a Homoeopath sees a patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Phosphorus can eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.
Phosphorus is available over the counter.
Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.