Spongia in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Spongia?

The homeopathic remedy Spongia is used for inflammation of the larynx and throat with barking dry cough, dry cough and runny nose.

The remedy is used for hyperthyroidism and inflammatory swelling of the lymph nodes, as well as for testicular and epididymitis.

Leading symptoms

  • Exhaustion even after little physical exertion
  • fear
  • Much hunger
  • Difficult breathing (gasping, wheezing, short)
  • Attacks of nocturnal shortness of breath during menstruation
  • Dry, barking cough
  • Chronic dry cough in heart disease
  • Hot flashes and sweating on the face
  • Waking up feeling suffocated

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Spongia?

Spongia people are often blond, pale, the voice is rough. The compulsion to clear your throat is striking. You are short of breath, your pulse is accelerated, overexertion causes wheezing or barking coughing spasms or angina pectoris. Right-sided heart enlargement or right-sided heart failure is common. At night there is shortness of breath with croup-like coughing fits. Patients typically awaken after midnight with fear of death from suffocation, heart pain, and chest tightness. The tongue is discolored brown, often full of blisters. You can’t stand tight clothing on your torso.

Spongia shows intense hunger and thirst with difficulty swallowing food. Cold drinks intensify the symptoms. Presenting features include a lump in the throat and goiter. The cervical lymph nodes are painfully swollen, the head cannot be turned freely. Hot flashes and sweats occur, which trigger anxiety. Men suffer from painful swollen testicles, women from pain in the sacrum and increased heart palpitations before menstruation.


Spongia is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • warm drinks
  • wind


  • cold drinks
  • Sweets
  • Movement
  • flattened head
  • overheated rooms
  • before midnight
  • during menses

What are typical uses for Spongia?

  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • Croup cough
  • pseudo-croup
  • acute respiratory infections
  • cardiac insufficiency

Areas of application in detail


Inflammation and swelling of the testicles and epididymis with severe sensitivity to pressure and touch.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Cough/ bronchitis

Increased susceptibility to respiratory infections, in which a barking, non-productive cough occurs.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Constant lump in the throat with compulsive throat clearing and hoarseness. goiter and goiter heart.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Spongia

Potencies from D2 to D6 are given orally, ampoules from D4. D12 is used for hyperthyroidism and D2 for goitre. Attention must be paid to iodine hypersensitivity.

Spongia dosage

Spongia is given three times a day with five globules D6 or D12, alternatively with three tablets D6 distributed throughout the day, preferably dissolved in water. If the symptoms are acute, an additional dose of three globules or half a tablet can be given every hour until the symptoms improve.

In high potency (C30), the remedy should only be administered in consultation with a homeopath, especially in thyroid patients.

Spangia effect

Spongia acts on the respiratory system, the thyroid gland and the heart.

Spongia during pregnancy

Spongia helps with inflammation of the larynx, throat problems, hoarseness and a dry, irritating cough that occurs mainly at night. However, if an enlargement of the thyroid gland triggers the cough, the drug should not be taken during pregnancy without professional advice. Otherwise, Spongia can be used throughout pregnancy if the symptoms match.

Spongia for the baby

Spongia is a proven remedy for treating nighttime coughing fits in babies. The cough typically occurs when lying down and lasts until midnight. When breathing, a whistling sound can be heard and the babies gasp because they can’t get enough air. Warm drinks relieve the symptoms.

Spongia in dogs, horses and cats

Homeopathic Spongia can be useful in treating coughs in animals. The cough is dry and barking. Warm food and drinks relieve the symptoms, while cold and cold wind aggravate the cough. The animals can be extremely fearful. You wake up from your sleep by coughing.

Spongia may be indicated in kennel cough and in cough that occurs as an accompaniment to heart disease.

Side Effects of Spongia

With the exception of a possible initial aggravation, no side effects to Spongia are known. Other medicines are not negatively influenced in their effect. Spongia can also be administered as a supplement to conventional medical preparations. If the symptoms worsen for more than a few hours, the drug should be discontinued.

Expertise for homeopaths

Supplemental Funds

  • Hepar sulfuris
  • Spigelia

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  • iodine
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Typical potencies: D2 to D12

fabric type: animal


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