Infectious organisms can become established and flourish only on suitable homotoxic terrain. On the other hand, numerous potentially pathogenic micro-organisms exist as saprophytes frequently in close symbiosis with the human organism (oral cavity, intestine, etc.). The organism frequently makes use of pathogenic bacteria as auxiliary
factors in decomposing and eliminating homotoxic material through the reaction phase. In the case of serious homotoxic strain it can, however, certainly be indicated for the purpose of avoiding fulminating sepsis, that penicillin and other antibiotics should be administered. This should apply only to exceptional cases, however, particularly as most infectious diseases respond to biotherapeutics and antihomotoxic agents (usually, also, in a considerably shorter time), ending in a complete cure, i.e., in the course of the infectious reaction phases, the homotoxic material is detoxicated and eliminated (pus, mucus, etc.)
For general therapy, the following are suitable:
Mercurius-Heel S for suppurative inflammation, furuncles, angina. Gripp-Heel for influenza and catarrh caused by chill.
Hepeel to strengthen the detoxicating hepatic function.
See under the individual indications.