As mentioned above, Spongia Tosta possesses numerous therapeutic properties and, hence, is prescribed by allopathic as well as homeopathic medical practitioners to treat a number of ailments. In general, this homeopathic remedy is used to cure toxic symptoms which may be caused by goiter - breathlessness, palpitations and flushing. In addition, this remedy is also effective in treating asthma, severe, dry, croupy coughs as well as heart ailments. The symptoms usually related to the above mentioned conditions comprise a feeling of being tired and immensity following any trivial physical exertion; a blushing face or neck; cruel palpitations accompanied by anginal chest pains as well as a feeling of suffocation which usually wakes the patient soon after midnight. Medications prepared from Spongia Tosta are also administered to patients suffering from laryngitis accompanied with a dry, burning feeling in the throat that is highly sensitive to touch. This remedy is especially effective for people who have a family history of chest problems and tuberculosis. Spongia is an excellent remedy for coughs. This homeopathic remedy is beneficial for people who have a dry and persistent cough that sounds like barking. It may also be given to people who have a burning sensation in the throat and chest when they wake up or whose sleep is disturbed by coughing. Spongia is also helpful in alleviating any burning sensation or pain in the chest. This remedy is also prescribed for treating coughs that become worse when the patient is in a warm room. As mentioned before, Spongia Tosta is an effective remedy for croup. This remedy is an effective medication for treating dry cough that is not only excruciating, but also hoarse. Medications prepared from Spongia Tosta may also be given to patients enduring a ticklish sensation low down in the chest as well as a feeling as if something is obstructing the larynx. In addition, Spongia is effective in treating problems like severe nervousness accompanied by cough when an individual wakes up abruptly in the middle of the night feeling suffocated. Spongia Tosta is especially given to patients when Aconite fails to yield the desired results in these conditions. Before we conclude the discussion on this topic, it needs to be reiterated that both allopathic as well as homeopathic medications prepared from Spongia Tosta are effective for treating laryngitis. Laryngitis is a very painful condition characterized by an inflamed, dry, flaming, contracted and aching larynx. People enduring laryngitis feel hurt most when they talk or try to swallow any food. In addition, people suffering from laryngitis find it difficult to breathe and they are hurt while trying to turn their head.
The waters in the Mediterranean region, especially places close to Syria and Greece, as well as other seas across the globe form the main resources for Spongia Tosta.