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R24 Homeopathic medicine Pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, pneumonia 50 ml



R24 Pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, pneumonia


Pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumonia; inflammation of the serous membranes, accompanied by characteristic stinging pains. Appendicitis, ovaritis, peritonitis, pericarditis, etc; acute arthritis and polyarthritis; intercostal neuralgia.

Mode of action

Bryonia: Acts mainly on the pulmonary mucosa and serosa; pneumonia; sero-fibrinous pleurisy, pleuropneumonia, pleural congestion; tracheitis, bronchitis; acute rheumatic arthritis; all pains are aggravated from motion; intercostal neuralgia.

Cimicifuga: Pleurodynia, especially of the right side, pains in the pleura; arthritis, rheumatism; neuralgic pains; general nervous disposition.

Colocynthis: Influences the nervous system; effective in the treatment of neuralgia of the intercostal nerves; characteristic stabbing, shooting pains, which force patient to bend double.

Kalium carbonicum: Pleurodynia, pleurisy, especially right-sided; stitching, tearing pains in the chest which are non-localized; pains are worse in the mid-afternoon; pneumonia; exhaustion, sweating.

Natrium sulfuricum: Pneumonia with productive cough and green sputum; pains are aggravated from damp weather or warm, humid weather; pain in the region of the lower left chest.

Ranunculus bulbosus: Intercostal neuralgia, especially of lower left chest.  Sharp, shooting pains in the chest, aggravated by inspiration, pressure, motion, and a change in weather; pleurisy; painful pneumonia or bronchitis.

Remedies to be considered

  • If preceded by quinsy: R1 additionally, 5-10 drops once or twice daily, BC-10

  • Acute arthritis or polyarthritis: administer R1 in alternation with R24, in 1-2 hour intervals; initially may be administered in ½ hour intervals, BC-19

  • Ovaritis: alternate R1, with R38 or R39, BC-10

  • If preceded by influenza: R6 additionally, 2-3 times daily, BC-5, BC-6, BC-10

  • Bronchitis and whooping cough: R8 and/or R9, R9 JUNIOR, BC-6, BC-10

  • Chronically recurring appendicitis: administer once daily 5-10 drops of R1 and R38, BC-10

  • Acute appendicitis: administer R38, 5-10 drops alternatively every 1-2 hours, BC-10

  • Bronchial catarrh: R48

  • Chronic tubercular bronchitis: R57

  • Intercostal neuralgia: administer R69, R24

Clinical experience

  • Particularly indicated if symptoms are worsened by humid conditions.

  • May be considered in the treatment of emphysema.

  • Pneumonia, 5-10 drops 3 times daily for 3-4 weeks. In addition, consider BIO 87 which contains Pneumococcinum, and R1 which is prescribed in the treatment of infections.

  • Typically, duration of treatment is 3-4 weeks.


Bryonia D4 1 g, Cimicifuga D6 1 g, Colocynthis D8 1 g, Kalium carbonicum D6 1 g, Natrium sulfuricum D6 1 g, Ranunculus bulbosus D4 1 g.

Non-medicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water.


Adults and children (ages 12 and up) 5-10 drops 1-3 times daily, acute cases 4-6 times in a little water or undiluted or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Cautions and warnings

  • Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.

  • Consult a healthcare practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

For more information, please consult your healthcare practitioner.

DIN-HM 80016004