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

What is Sulfuric Acid?

Acidum sulfuricum is a homeopathic single remedy used for chronic airway inflammation, asthma and arthritis. It is used for gastritis, heartburn and painful changes in the mucous membrane of the mouth. Sulfuric acid is used for menopausal symptoms and hot flashes.

It is suitable for people who suffer from hematomas, hemorrhoids and skin bleeding (petechiae).

leading symptoms

  • weakness
  • Tremble
  • twitches
  • Hot flashes with profuse sweat
  • bleeding of the skin and mucous membranes
  • Pain starts slowly and stops suddenly
  • Stomach upset with craving for alcohol

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Acidum sulfuricum?

Acidum sulfuricum people are shaky, weak, always in a hurry and constantly exhausted. They often seek refuge in alcohol. One is pale, cold, sweats easily, avoids touch. Food always has a sour aftertaste and is devoured. Morning nausea with retching. Sweat is sticky, smells sour; all bodily wastes are acidic and viscous. Climacteric hot flashes are excessive and draining.

Acidum sulfuricum adults are constantly in a rush. They do their jobs in a hurry and are impatient and irritable. During the day they are very anxious. The mood alternates between shyness and excitement.

Acidum sulfuricum children are restless and hectic. You have trouble concentrating.


Acidum sulfuricum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities: Improvement:

  • Heat and warm applications
  • Hot drinks
  • Lying on the painful side
  • Medium temperatures


  • In the morning
  • Fresh air
  • tobacco smoke
  • heat and cold
  • cold

What are typical areas of application for Acidum sulfuricum?

  • states of exhaustion
  • bruising injuries
  • headache
  • Vomit
  • diarrhea
  • hot flashes

Areas of application in detail

canker sores

Aphthae and easily bleeding gums. pus discharges. Foul smelling breath.

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

eye injury

Bleeding inside the eye from an injury. Amelioration of the pain when lying down and with warm compresses.

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


Bruise, the edges of which appear ragged and swollen with glass. Better with warm pads.

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

Bleeding tendency

Extensive black-blue hematomas after bumps and bruises, small red hemorrhages in the skin (petechiae).

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

cough/ bronchitis

Spasmodic fits of coughing and asthmatic symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing.

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

Headache migraine

Congestive headaches that occur after drinking alcohol.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Heartburn and inflammation of the gastric mucosa with coldness in the stomach. The symptoms are caused by hasty eating and/or after drinking alcohol.

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

mucous membranes

Painful mouth ulcers in connection with bad breath and increased salivation.

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


Constant hustle and bustle, which should be interrupted with alcohol and leads to trembling of the limbs.

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


Carrier stool with admixture of mucus and blood.

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

Menopausal symptoms (climacteric symptoms)

Hot flashes with acid sweat drenching the whole body. Afterwards you feel deeply exhausted.

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

application information

Dosage forms of Acidum sulfuricum

In acute cases, it is recommended to take 5 globules two to three times a day until the symptoms improve.

Sulfuric acid dosage

Acute complaints are treated with the potencies 6X and 12X. The potency D6 can be taken up to 3 times a day. The potency D12 is usually administered 1 to 2 times a day. One dose is 3 globules. As long as the symptoms continue to improve, no further intake is made.
In the case of chronic complaints, the remedy is given in the potencies D30 or C30. These potencies can last from a few hours to several weeks. As long as the effect lasts, the drug is no longer taken.

Acidum sulfuricum effect

Acidum sulfuricum acts on the gastrointestinal tract, the female genital organs and the nervous system.

Sulfuric acid during pregnancy

Stomach problems during pregnancy are often treated with Acidum sulfuricum. Patients typically experience belching, nausea, and vomiting associated with tremors and fatigue.
The remedy is given to pregnant women suffering from constipation. They suffer from stabbing pains in the anus that are unbearable when sitting. Therefore, pregnant women are constantly on the move and, moreover, do all things in a great hurry.

Acidum sulfuricum for the baby

Acidum sulfuricum is given when babies suffer from canker sores in the mouth. They seem uncomfortable, restless and irritable. The painful canker sores make breastfeeding difficult.

The remedy is helpful in the treatment of teething problems. The eruption of the teeth is difficult and accompanied by diarrhea.

Acidum sulfuricum for dogs, horses and cats

The homeopathic Acidum sulfuricum is given to animals, especially when they have problems in the mouth area. The range of applications includes canker sores and inflammation of the oral mucosa. The animals refuse to eat because they suffer from severe pain in the mouth.

Sulfuric acid side effects

There are no observations of side effects for Acidum sulfuricum. However, worsening of symptoms may occur when treatment is started and if the drug is taken too frequently. The drug should then no longer be taken.

Similar means


Arnica or Acidum sulfuricum is often given for black-blue bruises. Arnica is indicated when the bruise is extremely painful to even the lightest touch. With Acidum sulfuricum, on the other hand, the pain improves when lying on the affected side.

Typical potencies:Acidum sulfuricum is often used in the potencies D6, D12, D30 and C30.

fabric type:acid


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