Hoarseness is a symptom, not a disease that refers to abnormal voice changes. Due to hoarseness, the voice sounds strained, deep, breathy, harsh, raspy or weak. There may also be changes in the pitch of the voice. It may be attended with throat dryness and scratchiness in the throat. Homeopathic medicines for hoarse voice help treat the problem naturally.
The most common reason for hoarseness of voice is laryngitis that mainly arises from a viral infection. Other reasons include vocal cord nodules/polyps, allergies, irritants like smoking, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, where stomach acid comes and irritates the vocal folds), injury to voice box (larynx) or vocal cords, thyroid issues, cancer of larynx and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis. Overuse of voice, speaking loudly, screaming, yelling, prolonged singing also predisposes a person to hoarseness of voice.
Homeopathic Medicines for Hoarse Voice
Complaint of hoarseness of voice can be treated effectively with homeopathic medicines. Both acute, as well as chronic cases of hoarseness of voice, respond wonderfully to homeopathy. Natural medicines bring great recovery in cases of hoarseness of voice by aiming to treat the root cause behind it. The top listed medicines for treating hoarseness of voice includes Causticum, Phosphorus, Argentum Met, Belladonna and Calcarea Carb.
1.Causticum – For Hoarseness Worse in Morning
Causticum is a highly beneficial medicine for hoarseness of voice that gets worse in the morning. There is an inability to speak loudly. A scraping sensation in the throat is felt. Rawness in the throat is also present during the morning. The larynx is sore to touch and there may be a pressive pain along with dryness in the larynx. Cough and irritation in the larynx with a frequent need to clear something out of larynx is also marked. Causticum is a top listed medicine to treat laryngitis.
2. Phosphorus – For Hoarseness of Voice Worse in the Evening
Phosphorus is very useful for treating cases of hoarseness of voice that gets worse in the evening. In cases needing Phosphorus, the voice is hoarse, rough, husky attended with rawness and pain in the larynx. Stitching pain and soreness in larynx also appear. A sensation of weight is felt in the larynx. While speaking a tickling sensation in the throat is felt. Talking is difficult due to pain in the larynx. A dry, hacking cough attends the above symptoms. Talking and laughing worsens the cough.
3. Argentum Met – For Hoarseness Arising from Overuse of Voice
Argentum Met is very suitable medicine for treating hoarseness of voice that arises from overuse of voice. People who have to use voice for long hours (like singers, teachers, public speakers etc) who suffer from hoarse voice are highly benefited by this medicine. They have an extremely hoarse voice with an inability to speak loudly. While speaking they have to hem and hawk and clear throat frequently. There is also alternation in the timbre of the voice. Constant tickling in the throat is present that lead to cough. A gelatinous, viscid, jelly-like mucus, grey in color is expectorated. Larynx feels rough and sore when coughing.
4. Belladonna – For Hoarseness with Pain in Throat
Belladonna is prepared from the plant Deadly Nightshade. The natural order of this plant is Solanaceae. Belladonna is very helpful for hoarseness of voice attended with pain in the throat. For using Belladonna the voice is hoarse, husky and rough. Voice may be feeble sometimes. There is difficulty in speaking. The larynx is painful, especially while talking. Excessive soreness of the larynx is also present. Larynx may also feel constricted. Sometimes scraping sensation is felt in the throat. In many cases, dry cough with tickling in the larynx also appears prominently.
5. Calcarea Carb – For Painless Hoarseness
Calcarea Carb is a well-indicated medicine for painless hoarseness of voice. The voice is very rough, hoarse and the complaint is aggravated in the morning. Hawking somewhat helps relieve the complaint. Along with this larynx also feels dry and rough. An intense burning sensation in the throat, a prickling sensation, and a sensation of dust may also be felt in the larynx. Cough with little expectoration may arise that is most worse at the night. The expectoration is of thick mucus that may be yellow or grey colored.
6. Arum Triphyllum – For Hoarseness with Change in Pitch of Voice
Arum Triphyllum is prominent medicine for hoarseness of voice and change in pitch of voice constantly. The voice gets high, shrieking and then becomes low, scarcely audible alternately. It is also effective for hoarseness arising from overuse of voice as in singers, actors, orators.
7. Spongia – For Hoarseness with Dryness of Larynx
Spongia is valuable for treating hoarseness of voice attended with a dryness of larynx. Voice is hoarse, cracked, low, weak, husky and unclear. The larynx is sensitive to touch. A sensation of plug and pressure is felt in the larynx. The larynx is inflamed and is painful while talking and singing. Irritation, tickling, burning, scraping and roughness are felt in the larynx. Cough accompanies above symptoms. An expectoration of yellow mucus in lumps may appear.
8. Hepar Sulph – For Hoarseness with Irritation and roughness in the Larynx
Hepar Sulph is significant medicine for hoarseness of voice with irritation and roughness in the larynx. The larynx is painful and very sensitive to cold. Pain in the larynx is worse coughing, talking and from pressure. Cough also arises from irritation in the larynx. There is rattling of mucus with expectoration of mucus that is sour or sweet in taste.
9. Merc Sol – For Hoarseness with Rawness and Burning in Larynx
Merc Sol offers help for hoarseness of voice with rawness and burning sensation in the larynx. Tickling is also felt in the larynx. There is a profuse accumulation of saliva in the mouth. Cough also arise with expectoration of tough or watery nature which is yellowish in color having a foul smell.
10. Stannum Met – For Hoarseness that gets Better by Coughing
Stannum Met is indicated for hoarseness of voice that gets better by coughing. Voice is deep, hoarse, husky where Stannum Met is required. Coughing momentarily relieve the hoarseness and makes the voice clear. Along with cough greenish expectoration may appear that is sweet to taste.