Tussistin is a homeopathic preparation for the treatment of cough that contains Antimonium sulphuratum aureum, Bryonia alba, Drosera rotundifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, and Ipecacuanha. Antimonium sulphuratum aureum is indicated in acute and chronic nasal and bronchial catarrh, nose-bleed, accumulation of tough mucus in the larynx and bronchi, respiration difficulty, dry hard cough, and passive congestion of the upper lobe of the left lung. The expectoration is mixed with sputum and is sweet in taste. Bryonia alba is indicated for dryness, scraping sensation in the throat, tough mucus in larynx and trachea, soreness in larynx and trachea, hoarseness of voice worse in the open air, dry hacking cough from irritation in upper trachea, cough at night must sit up, cough with vomiting with stitches in chest, expectoration of rust-colored sputum, difficult quick respiration, croupous and pleuro-pneumonia, tough mucus in trachea, warm room excites cough and angina pectoris.
Drosera rotundifolia is a remedy for respiratory complaints especially cough and bronchial troubles. It is the principal remedy for whooping cough. It can break down resistance to tubercle and it is indicated in laryngeal phthisis. Phthisis pulmonum, vomiting of food from coughing with gastric irritation, and profuse expectoration are also covered by this wonderful remedy. The cough is spasmodic, dry, irritative, and whooping with paroxysms following each other, choking can scarcely breathe, very deep, hoarse worse after midnight, yellow expectoration with bleeding from nose and mouth, retching and vomiting, hoarseness of voice, rough scraping sensation deep in the throat, the sensation of crumbs and feather in the larynx, laryngeal phthisis and clergyman’s sore throat. Asthma when talking, difficulty in speech, and harassing and titillating cough in children are also covered by this remedy.
Eucalyptus globulus is an excellent remedy for catarrhal conditions and it acts as a powerful antiseptic, expectorant, and efficient diaphoretic. It is indicated in catarrhal conditions, malaria, influenza, fevers of relapsing character, and typhoid. The nose is stuffed up, watery coryza, chronic catarrh, purulent and fetid discharge, ethmoid and frontal sinus involved, throat burns, constant sensation of phlegm in the throat, enlarged and ulcerated tonsils, asthma with great dyspnoea, expectoration white and thick, bronchitis in the aged, irritative cough, whooping cough and emphysema are the symptoms covered by this remedy.
Ipecacuanha is indicated in dyspnoea, constant constriction of the chest, asthma yearly attacks, shortness of breathing, continued sneezing, coryza, wheezing cough, incessant and violent with every breath, bubbling rales, suffocative cough in children, whooping cough with a nosebleed, croup, hemoptysis from slightest exertion, hoarseness of voice and then complete aphonia.