Sulphur in homeopathy may be most often administered for conditions marked by burning pain, foul odors, itching, or irritability. It is often diluted with a mixture of alcohol and water, or with milk, to fashion homeopathic remedies. Homeopaths often recommend sulphur treatments for skin problems. It's considered effective for digestive complaints. In women, sulphur treatments may be beneficial for relieving the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, and sulphur may also be prescribed for mental disturbances such as stress or depression, or for cough, headache, fever, and eye infections and respiratory infections.
The use of sulphur as a remedy for skin conditions may date back as far as 2,000 years. Sulphur in homeopathy is still used to treat skin conditions, especially those characterized by itchiness, inflammation, dryness, and scaling. Diaper rash, eczema, and candidiasis, or skin yeast infection, can all benefit from the use of homeopathic remedies containing sulphur.
Sulphur remedies are believed to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in women. Sulphur is said to relieve both the physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, as well as the emotional symptoms, such as irritability and mood swings. Sulphur's perceived ability to influence the mind and emotions has earmarked it as a homeopathic remedy for depression, irritability, absentmindedness, and stress. People who suffer from indecisiveness, listlessness, and nightmares may benefit from treatment with sulphur in homeopathy. This remedy is also said to strengthen willpower and passion.
A range of digestive complaints are believed to benefit from treatment with sulphur in homeopathy, including indigestion, vomiting and chronic diarrhea. People who experience a worsening of symptoms in the early hours of the day, or who experience worsened symptoms after drinking milk, may be best suited for this remedy. Sulphur remedies may also be administered to treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures, especially when accompanied by inflammation, burning, and itching around the anus.
Other conditions that can benefit from treatment with sulphur in homeopathy may include conjunctivitis and general inflammation of the eyes, migraine, headache, and fever. Sulphur may be administered to treat pain in the lower back due to sitting, standing, or bending for long periods of time, as well as that caused by menstrual cramps. Sulphur may help treat respiratory infections, especially those accompanied by green or yellow discharge or sneezing. It may be administered as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men.
Practitioners of homeopathy typically believe that sulphur remedies are best suited to those with passionate, creative, and intellectual personalities. These people are believed to become more sensitive to unpleasant odors when they are sick, and they are believed to experience thirst more often than hunger.