Bad taste in the mouth.

Bad taste in the mouth.
By Constantine Hering, M. D.
Presented by Sylvain Cazalet

Dr Constantin HERING
Dr Constantine Hering

     If the taste in the mouth is altered and the other symptoms are not sufficient for the selection of the proper remedy, consult the following list :

Bitter taste in the morning.- Sulphur, Mercurius vivus, Bryonia, Calcarea, Silicea.

When solid food tastes bitter.- Sulphur, Bryonia, Rheum, Rhus tox., Hepar, Colocynthis, Ferrum met. ; food and drink both bitter : Pulsatilla, Cinchona ; bitter taste after eating or drinking : Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Arsenicum ; in the morning or evening : Pulsatilla, Arnica ;at different times, or continually, besides the above medicines : Aconitum, Belladonna, Veratrum, Nux vomica, Chamomilla, Antimonium crudum, Carbo vegetabilis.

For sweet taste.- Mercurius vivus, Sulphur, Cuprum, Belladonna, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, Cinchona, Ferrum, Spongia ; in the morning : Sulphur ; when bread tastes sweet : Mercurius vivus ; beer : Pulsatilla ; blood-like, sweetish taste : Ferrum, Sulphur ; when like nuts : Coffea.

For salt taste.- Carbo vegetabilis, Rheum, Phosphoric acid, Nux vomica, Sulphur, Arsenicum, Natrum muriaticum, Cuprum ; when food tastes salt : Carbo vegetabilis, Sulphur ; salt taste when coughing : Carbo vegetabilis, Cocculus.

For sour taste.- Rheum, Phosphoric acid, Nux vomica, Cinchona, Sulphur, Capsicum, Calcarea, Natrum muriaticum, Cocculus, Cuprum ; the food tastes sour : Cinchona, Calcarea ; after meals : Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Carbo vegetabilis, Natrum muriaticum, Cocculus, Silicea ; after drinking water : Nux vomica, Sulphur ; after drinking milk : Carbo vegetabilis, Sulphur ; in the morning : Nux vomica, Sulphur.

Acrid, biting taste.- Veratrum, Rhus tox. ; brunt, smoky taste : Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Sulphur ; taste like herbs : Veratrum, Nux vomica ; taste like peppermint : Veratrum.

Earthy taste.- Pulsatilla, Hepar, Cinchona ; insipid taste : Pulsatilla, Rheum, Staphisagria, Bryonia, Cinchona, Sulphur, Dulcamara, Rhus tox., Ipecacuanha, Capsicum ; slimy taste : Belladonna, Rheum, Arnica, Rhus tox., Platina ; greasy, oily taste : Silicea, Causticum ; greasy taste : Causticum ; sticky taste : Phosphoric acid ; watery taste : Staphisagria, Cinchona, Causticum.

Putrid taste.- Arnica, Mercurius vivus, Belladonna, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, Aconitum, Veratrum, Phosphoric acid, Sulphur, Rhus tox, Natrum muriaticum, Cuprum, Causticum ; in the morning : Sulphur, Rhus tox. ; after meals : Rhus tox. ; taste like pus : Pulsatilla.

When tobacco has a sharp taste.- Staphisagria ; when bitter : Cocculus ; loathsome : Ipecacuanha ; disagreeable : Ignatia, Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Arnica, Calcarea, Cocculus.

When food has no flavor.- Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Staphisagria, Bryonia, Nux vomica, Arsenicum ; absence of taste : Veratrum, Belladonna, Pulsatilla, Rheum, Bryonia, Hepar, Hyoscyamus ; in chronic cases : Silicea, Natrum muriaticum.

Source : The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician, p. 264.

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