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Know Your Remedies: Medorrhinum (Med.)

Common Names: Gonorrhoea; the clap.

General Information

Medorrhinum is prepared from the gonorrhoea bacterium. Fortunately, the potentisation process removes the bacteria but retains the energetic effects so that a safe but effective remedy is produced.

Medorrhinum suits those who experience extreme or opposite states and symptoms. They will be either hurried, intense and passionate or lack boundaries, feeling as though everything is unreal. Sometimes these two states will alternate in the one person.

They feel best during the evening, by the sea or bathing in the sea, in open air, or when lying on their abdomen.

A personal or family history of gonorrhoea or early heart disease is common, and discharges often have a fishy smell.

An aversion to eggplant (aubergine) and a strong liking for meat, ice, unripe fruit, or oranges may be present.

Medorrhinum is a significant remedy for behavioural problems in children who engage in aggressive behaviour and have difficulty in falling or staying asleep.


  • Opposite states. Passionate and intense or shy and introverted.
  • Hurry, anxiety and anticipation. Erratic performance and abilities.
  • Thrill seeking – want to experience everything.
  • Aggression and violence to the point of cruelty. Cruelty to animals.
  • As if in a dream, everything seems unreal. Sensation of inner emptiness.
  • Sensation someone is beside them, behind them, or whispering to them.
  • Self-centred. Avoid responsibility. Hardness.
  • Fear of the dark. Bite fingernails and even toenails.


  • Chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. Regular throat clearing.
  • Asthma from childhood. Breathing better in the knee-chest position.

Chest and Heart

  • Early angina or heart problems.

Urogenital and Pelvic

  • Chronic or recurrent infections of pelvis, vagina, bladder, or urethra.
  • Early masturbation. Hypersexual with a lack of self-control. Incestuous impulses.


  • Sensitivity of soles of feet. Swelling of ankles.
  • Burning hands and feet. Uncovers the feet.


  • Warts.
  • Nappy (diaper) rash – solid and bright red rather than speckled.


  • Alert and active at night. Go to bed late. Children wake to play at night.
  • Prefer to lie on abdomen or in the knee-chest position.

Where do I find it?

Medorrhinum (Med.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid, and as part of the following Complex (combination remedy): Nail-biting.


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment also contact your healthcare provider during emergency situations or if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For the home treatment of acute and self-limiting complaints take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 minute to 4 hours (1 minute for intense or emergency symptoms (plus seek emergency help), 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.

Note: Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment by a qualified homeopath to manage the changes in potencies and remedies may be required.

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Guidelines on which potency to use

From Past Masters

Homeopathy is a 200-year system of medicine. Early medical homeopaths recorded initial provings, remedy relationships, and their early experiences with each remedy in great detail.

These writings were then shared with others to advance homeopathic knowledge and practice.

Today, these same writings give a fascinating insight into the symptoms and clinical conditions for which each remedy was used.

The following extract, with minor editing, is one example.

Leaders In Homoeopathic Therapeutics by E. B. NASH M.D.

Medorrhinum (Med.)

The gonorrhoeal virus, is undoubtedly a great remedy. Any one who has had much to do with gonorrhoea well knows the severe form of rheumatism, which is often the consequence of the introduction of this disease product into the system.

I have seen some remarkable results from the use of this remedy in chronic forms of rheumatism. One case (a middle-aged lady) was not able to attend church, a few rods from her residence, for a long time, the trouble being in her feet and ankles and soles of the feet.

The ankles were so sore and stiff and soles so tender that she could not walk on them. Antimonium crud., which had cured some bad cases with similar symptoms for me, was without any beneficial effect, but Medorrhinum c. m., one dose, so benefited her that she could walk where she pleased.

In the Organon (journal), Vol. 3, Dr. J. A. Biegler, of Rochester, N. Y., reports a remarkable cure of chronic rheumatism in a man 60 years of age. No history of previous gonorrhoea appears in the case, and I have never found any such history in the cases which I have been able to benefit with this remedy.

In Vol. 1, of the same journal, is a remarkable cure reported by Dr. Skinner, of Liverpool, England. It is a cure of caries of the spine of long standing by Syphilinum (high). I had a very similar case, for which I had been prescribing for over a year without success, when I first read the report of this case.

In my case, as in his, the patient had severe pains in the diseased part during the night. Every one acquainted with syphilitic troubles, especially of the bones, knows of these (terrible, sometimes) nightly bone pains. Three doses of Swan’s Syphilinum c. m. cured this case in the remarkably short space of forty days. I could not find any reliable history of syphilis in this case.

Then the question arises, is Swan’s nosode theory true, or are disease products homeopathically curative only in those cases resembling them, not having a disease product history? Let others answer, I am not able to as yet.

Since writing the above I have experimented more with the so-called nosodes and have had seemingly very good results from this remedy as well as Syphilinum in intractable cases of chronic rheumatism. The most characteristic difference between them is that with Medorrhinum the pains are worse in the day-time, and with Syphilinum in the night.

There are, no doubt, great curative powers residing in these two disease poisons and they should not be discarded simply because they are the products of disease.

In regard to the other nosodes, I have, within two years past, seen more remarkable effects from them.