Calcarea Sulph

Coating, yellow at base, clay-colored. Flabby; taste sour, soapy, acrid. Inflammation of the tongue when suppurating.

Ferrum Phos

Inflammation of the tongue with dark-red swelling, Cancer.

Kali Mur

For the swelling in glossitis. Coating white, dry, grayish-white, slimy.

Kali Phos

Inflammation of the tongue when excessive dryness occurs, or exhaustion. Coating like stale, brownish, liquid mustard, excessively dry in the morning, as if it would cleave to the roof of the mouth. Brown tongue. Edges of tongue red and sore. Tongue excessively dry in the morning.

Kali Sulph

Coating yellow, slimy, sometimes with whitish edge. Insipid, pappy taste.

Calcarea Phos

Swollen, stiff, numb, white-furred, pimply. Cancer.

Natrum Mur

Coating slimy, clear and watery, especially when small bubbles of frothy saliva cover the sides and tips. Loss of taste, mapped tongue. Clean, moist tongue. Tongue numb and stiff. Children slow in learning to talk. Sensation of a hair on tongue. Dryness of tongue and mouth, more a sensation.

Natrum Phos

Coating at the base moist, creamy or golden-yellow, Blisters and sensation of hair on tip of tongue. Cancer.

Natrum Sulph

Coating dirty brownish-green or grayish-green. Taste bitter and sour. Slimy tongue, burning blisters on tip. Red tongue.


Induration of the tongue, hardening. Inflammation resulting in suppuration.

Calcarea Fluor

Cracked appearance of the tongue, with or without pain. Induration of the tongue, hardening after inflammation.

Magnesia Phos

Yellow, shiny coating, especially with pain in bowels and pressure in stomach.

Note - The coating of the tongue does not always wholly influence the choice of a remedy in all affections of the tissues. If any one, suffering from a chronic catarrh of the stomach, take also another (acute) disease, the coating of the tongue will not always have that peculiar appearance which will indicate the remedy suited to the acute disease. If any disease, particularly of a chronic nature, shows itself without decisive symptoms, then the coating of the tongue will, in most cases, guide in the choice of an appropriate remedy. (Schussler).