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The Essence of a "Sulphur" Constitutional Type
by Gina Tyler DHOM
Los Angeles California,USA-

The mental, emotional, and physical make-up of a "sulphur" is discussed in this article (sulphur: sol = sun, ferre = to carry). When a trained classical homeopath helps a person with an illness, they normally look for signs of the patients "constitutional remedy". What is a constitutional remedy?

From the time of conception you take into consideration the inherited traits from your parents and ancestors. Not only physical traits, but disease imprints, and mental, spiritual, and emotional traits. Trauma is inherited not only during conception but via the fetus forming. So, it is the totality of all symptoms of the patient; this makes one's constitution. To match this constitutional type with a homeopathic remedy that is similar in "personality" is a difficult task. Sometimes it may be obvious, but not always. (There are thousands of homeopathic remedies that have specific personalities.) The patients obvious traits are sometimes tainted by miasmatic layers of a chronic disease. These need to be homeopathicaly removed (like peeling an onion layer by layer). Out of the thousands to choose from, sulphur is the most extreme in intellectual abilities. Sulphur patients have unusualy gifted mental abilities from the day they are born. Some sulphurs are: Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Samuel Hahnemann, Abraham Lincoln, and Socrates.

Among our great leaders, inventors, scientists, gurus, and mathematicians, there have been many sulphurs. The scholar, the creative genius, the eccentric, the impulsive artist; all have minds that flow profusely into metaphysics, theories, and equations. All are famous for answering in long-winded sentences.

A great example is the book called "The Organon" written by S. Hahnemann. Hahnemann calls sulphur "the king of antipsorics". Sulphur types are philosophers, deep in thought and oblivious to the simple physical life they live. As Einstein was, his wife had to do everything for him. He had to be fed, dressed, etc.; his head being "in the clouds". Sulphurs live in a world of imagination. They are blind to all the material things of today.

Personally, I am focused on the sulphur constitutional type due to the fact that when I think back in my own life, my mentors, great teachers, and inspirational people have all been sulphurs. It is always those that stood out, making a dent in society. I have great respect for the eccentric sulphurs because of their many contributions to my life. Up until now, I have only met male sulphurs. It is well known that there are very few female sulphurs in existence. Sulphurs need a lot of emotional, mental, and physical room due to restless and nervous energy (like the flammable element sulphur.)

The greatest egos come from the sulphur type, but this is the motivating force that keeps him mobile, stimulated, focused, and driven. Such great leaders are self motivated and do not look to follow another but set the pace for others to follow. This intense ego, if imbalanced, is destructive, obsessive, irritable, insecure, negative, and a hypocondriac. To criticize an unbalanced sulphur is volatile. You cannot argue with a sulphur type due to the strong will and obstinate personality combined within a dictionary of wuick witted vocabulary words. So here, you have the two basic extremes of polarity.

Emotional and mental states of imbalance cause organic derangements in the physical realm. Sulphur is impatient with those around him. Always on the move, full of brilliant ideas, alchemists call sulphur "the heat and force of everything." In homeopathy, sulphur is used to push out symptoms ("bring to maturity"). For example: clearing up skin imbalances due to suppressive topical lotions, or suppressive emotional and mental imbalance; a phenomenon that happens when the vibration of the homeopathic sulphur remedy neutralizes the vibration of the disease.

All of one's traits become "real" under stress of an emotion. When a
sulphur is suppressed, mentally and emotionally the unconscious side of them makes an appearance. The alter ego sets in; its spirits, its demons (Lucifer), and its flaws all become visible. This is when it is easy to detect a sulphur. The worst thing to do to a sulphur is to cause sufficating suppression of any type. To suppress their imagination, creativity, ego, and spirit will degenerate a sulphur's fire. The physical body becomes full of discomforts and starts to adapt to its miserable situation, becoming ill with disease, irritable and difficult to live with.

1. Sulphur is an extremely hot blooded person. Warm hands and feet; always kicks off blankets.
2. Nervous, lean, eccentric looking.
3. You can spot a sulphur in a crowd due to his unruly long hair, and
outgoing selection of clothing (sometimes wearing the same clothes week after week.)
4. Sits in a chair with his entire body involved.
5. Paces the floor, cannot stand still in one spot.
6. Cannot wear wool clothing, gets super itchy.
7. Health complaints are always relapsing.
8. Noon and midnight are the worst aggravations for sulphurs.
9. It has to be "his idea", not someone elses.
10. Reads a lot of books, retaining everything.
11. Can teach a class better than the instructor.
12. A sulphur "scholar" does not worry about his physical appearance.
13. Messy house does not matter to sulphur. He is indifferent.
14. Offensive body odors.
15. Intolerance of artificial heaters indoors. They make him "stuffy".
16. Chronic skin eruptions (eczema, dry itchy psoriasis, boils, and acne.)
17. Lots of anxiety. Dislike of criticism, suppression, and being scorned.
18. Embarassment is extremely humiliating.
19. Much struggling for ego and honor.
20. Sulphur "idealists" are usually dogamatic and cannot be swayed.
21. Absent minded "professor" type, neglecting practical aspects of their lives.
22. Sulphurs make excellent teachers.
23. Sulphurs want to do things whenever they want to, not when told to.
24. Known for drinking large amounts of alcohol.
25. Charming to the opposite sex. Many sulphurs are womanizers.
26. Having many partners. Openly flirting with women, but hopelessly dependent on their wives, emotionally and practically.
27. Sulphurs are great in promoting themselves.
28. Lots of self confidence, gifted and enterprising.
29. Preferring self employment. Likes his independence and freedom.
30. Has knowledge of a broad range of subjects, highly intellectual.
31. Most have no formal education and are self taught (born an intellectual genius.)
32. Sulphurs like an audience.
33. Sulphurs do not care about being socially acceptable.
34. Relates to all walks of life, young and old.
35. Individualist, independent.
36. Childish persona.
37. Lots of self confidence, boasting about his achievements.
38. When it comes to a goal or passion, sulphur dives into it 1000%, whether it is a negative obsession or work related project.
39. Protective of his family, the wife is "queen" in his eyes.
40. Sulphur feels like a child of the universe.
41. Often unbearable to live with, cynical and feeling sorry for themselves causing insecurities.
42. Becoming aloof, guarded, and with a self doubt.
43. Worries about the future.
44. Revels in argument or anecdote.
Note: The "clinical" symptoms of sulphur have not been discussed such as skin afflictions, lymphatic, cardiovascular and urinary systems. For that, most homeopathic Materia Medica's have lists of information. This article pertains more to the "essence" of sulphur.


please add your own write up's/observations on the different constitutional types here-
Things you dont find in the Materia Medica.

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Its the "soil/terrain" that matters, this is the reason why people get illness.
True Homeopathic principles DO not bow down to Pasteurs Theory of Germs. Homeopathy is ENERGY medicine in it's purest form.
Many still think Homeopathics is Matter and must be used in its physical form (Hahnemann did not) If homeopathy does NOT fall under Matter-
Of course Homeopathy is spiritual and is based on energy. Had it not been, i would not have prescribed medicines well over CM and MM :-)
@Gina Tyler DHOM
you stated...
"Many still think Homeopathics is Matter and must be used in its physical form (Hahnemann did not) If homeopathy does NOT fall under Matter-"

i am sorry to say that homoeopathy is based on principle of similar and Dr.Hahnemann became aware of this taking china in crude state.......
2.Dr.Hahnemann did use drugs in material doses in a good initial practice with results...kindly go through cases in materia medica pura...
3. in a great plague of london camphor was used in drop cure on principle of similars.

just because we refuse to acknowledge homoepathy can work in crude state.....
the skeptics are having a field day ................
Sad we want to make homeopathy mystique and spiritual ............ deluded.......we are.........

they just follow us...
( homeopathy encompasses everything in ranging from mother tinctures to LM potencies...... )

i personally use 10m-CM potencies.... and found them very effective
but to tell people homeopathy=only dilutions is wrong.

there are so many egs given by Dr Hahnemann in literature where he states accidental homeopathic cures by "allopaths"

while giving egs of similiars in nature he speaks about principle of similia in nature

§ 46

Many examples might be adduced of disease which, in the course of nature, have been homoeopathically cured by other diseases presenting similar symptoms, .........................................How frequently does smallpox produce violent ophthalmia, sometimes even causing blindness! And see! By its inoculation Dezoteux1 cured a chronic ophthalmia permanently, and Leroy2 another............

where the question of dilutions come into play....and still he claims those
HE speaks only of principle of similar..and freedom from prejudice :)

and yes i am making all kind of sulphur statements here ........but sadly i am not ...:)

Thanks to All who have joined in this Sulphur discussion,its a great example of how the Materia Medica does not have all the information of remedies,look at what we shared here,the true essence does not manifest all too well in print form,yet by discussing this sulphur constitution we have added a few more more pages to this typology.

Anymore discussions on sulphur please do add here-
When Sulfur is indicated and fails ??
When Sulphur is indicated and fail.. we think of Psorinum..

Right Dr. Chopra, glad that there are still people who have read the texts.
Glad to interact with you on this forum.

Good remedy compliment. I think of it as "chilly" sulphur. For one who wants to succeed.
when sulfur indicated and fails implies it was never indicated :))
this is something i had found some time back in some book called
The Mnemonic Similiad by Stacy Jones

i had copied pasted it i found this comment ..i remembered it.


Sulphur, - Thou the royal leader
  Of the anti-psora kin.
Itching, burning after scratching,
  All eruptions of the skin.
Flashing heat, with sweat and faintness,
  Faintness pending dinner calls,
Weariness in the act of standing,
  Burning vertex, palms and soles.
What a dread thou hast of bathing,
  Dread of heat in bed how great;
Better thou when slowly moving,
  Though thou walk a stooping gait.
In thy sleep - how great thy terrors,
  Screaming, jumping from thy bed;
All the day how sad thy feelings,
  How thy things of memory fade.
To thy head the blood congesting,
  Causes heat and weight on top;
Hammering pains and giddy whirlings,
  That all locomotion stop;
Sore thy eyes - agglutinated,
  Weak and sensitive to light,
Burning, itching, smarting, stitching;
  Balls in ulcerated plight.
In thy ears a painful stitching,
  Roaring, ringing - hearing dull.
Whilst thy nose, sore red and swollen,
  Is of foul secretions full.
Flushed thy face, with heat and burning,
  "Black-heads" clogging every pore;
Upper lip and jaw-glands swollen,
  And the chin with herpes sore.
Parched thy mouth, or full of water,
  Viewed within shows blisters there;
"Bad" thy taste in early morning,
  Ache thy teeth in open air.
In thy throat a scraping, hawking,
  Feeling like a rising ball;
In the stomach, craving hunger,
  Or no appetite at all.
Burning is a gastric symptom,
  Nausea just preceding meals;
Thirst for beer, among thy longings,
  Milk distressing trouble deals.
In thy abdomen a soreness,
  Stitching, griping, rumbling sound;
Colic with a bending double,
  Tensive fullness all around.
Dry thy stools, with piles protruding,
  Burning anus after stool,
Or a morning diarrhoea
  Urging, may assert the rule.
Calls to urinate are urgent,
  In the night specially so,
With an itching in the channel,
  Or a burning with the flow.
In the night thou hast emissions,
  Passed in dreaming - uncontrolled,
And thou has a sweating scrotum,
  Itching glans, and penis cold.
Whilst thy wife, hath "show" abnormal,
  Too profuse, or short, or late;
Burning itching leucorrhoea,
  Mammae in flaming state.
Respiration short, when walking,
  Rough, hoarse voice, or aphony;
Weakness in the chest when talking,
  Sprain-like pain, therein may be.
In the night asthmatic smothering,
  Or in the sleep disturbing "hack";
Cough in the rawness in the bronchi,
  Cough with stitches in the back.
Heart in state of palpitation,
  Mostly in the night in bed;
In the back a chilly crawling,
  Stitching pain, or bruise instead.
Sweating from the least exertion,
  Sweat profuse in sleep at night;
Morning sweat, soon after waking,
  Ague - in a sinking plight.
Weakness, and emaciation,
  Bruise-like pains or stitch, or cramp,
Stiffness of the knees and ankles:-
  These the signet of thy stamp.
i don't know about sulphur female types.........but i think and i am sure there would be plenty..
i have prescribed females with sulphur with good benefits....on indications ranging and covering the totality........
This is a great contribution, thank you for sharing this! Poetic or rhythmic representations of remedy "pictures" are my favorite! It is such a lovely way to paint a picture.

Kindest regards,

Karla Bartlett


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