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SBL Petroleum 30 CH (30ml)-1000 CH

For corns, cracks, fissures, eczema, Joint pains, swollen glands


Also known as



Trituration and tincture of the rectified oil is used as a medicine.

This is a highly carbonaceous oil but it is not a pure carbon

Common Name: Oleum petrae, Rock-oil, Coal Oil

Causes & Symptoms for Petroleum

  • Eczema, forming thick scabs and oozing pus indicates Petroleum. 
  • sprains of joints, especially in old, when the knees are stiff, associated with sharp sticking pains, cracking sound is relieved.
  • Scabs and purulent mucus are discharged from the nasal cavities
  • Deep cracks and fissures which bleed and suppurate.
  • Rhagades, particularly when they occur in winter, when the hands chap, crack and burn, and itch intolerably indicates Petroleum.
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, depressed nutrition, anaemia, dyspepsia, nerve troubles, irritability, insomnia, respiratory affections.

Mind and Head

  • Mental weakness and forgetfulness, Frequent tear with Uneasiness respecting the future. Every mental exertion causes him to become quite stupid.
  • Falling out of the hair is a characteristic symptom of Petroleum.
  • Headache with heaviness like lead, pressure, sticking, pulsating, worse on shaking head, when stooping.
  • The vertigo and heaviness associated with nausea and bilious vomiting.

Eyes, ear, nose

  • Inflammation of eyes with shooting, and burning pain in eyes. Itching of lids, eyes is relieved with this remedy.
  • Dryness, and distressing sensation or dryness, in interior of ear. Redness, excoriation, and oozing behind ears. Discharge of blood and pus from ears is relieved with petroleum.
  • Dryness, and distressing sensation of dryness, in nose. Petroleum is useful in Ulcerated nostrils, scabs, purulent mucus, cracked nostrils.Coryza with hoarseness.
  • Tinkling, rolling, roaring, ringing, rumbling, cracking, and buzzing in ears.

Mouth and Throat

  • Dryness and constriction of skin of face and eyelids is relieved with Petroelum.
  • Eruption of pimples on face, Fistulous vesicles in gums, Swelling of sub-maxillary glands, shooting pain on being touched.
  • Painful soreness on chewing with great dryness of mouth. 
  • Swelling and great dryness of throat, dryness and burning in pharynx. Hawking up of mucus in morning.

Stomach and abdomen

  • Cramps in stomach, Weak digestion, sensation of fullness in epigastrium, frequent nausea, especially in morning is relieved with Petroleum.
  • Aching of stomach. Sensation of coldness in abdomen with cutting pain in the abdomen.
  • Colic better from bending double, distension and tension in abdomen, with cramp.
  • Nausea and vertigo with vomiting of bile, worse from riding in a carriage. 

Stool and Anus

  • The stools are offensive and watery, and often contain undigested food with disordered stomach made worse by the use of cabbage.
  • Burning pain in rectum after evacuation. Piles with great itching, worse at night from heat of bed, worse from rubbing or scratching.

Urinary complaints

  • Emission of urine at night, Burning in urethra, constant dribbling of urine after micturition is resolved with Petroleum.
  • Urine contains albumen, red sediment.Frequent emission of urine, with scanty stream.

Male complaints

  • Burning pain, itching, redness, excoriation and oozing, itching pimples on the scrotum and between scrotum and thigh.
  • Weakness and nervous irritability after coition indicates Petroleum.

Female complaints

  • Itching of the nipples, soreness, and moisture on external parts.
  • Throbbing pain in head before menses, is relieved with Petroleum.

Neck and Back

  • Swelling of glands and eruption on nape of neck is relieved with Petroleum.
  • Stiffness in coccyx with weakness and stiffness in back and loins marks this remedy. Painful drawing extending from nape to occiput.
  • Suppuration of the axillary glands is relieved with Petroleum.


  • Cracking of joints, with arthritic rigidity and drawing, tearing pains. Drawing pains in limbs.
  • Swelling and redness of heel with burning pain and shootings worse on walking.
  • Ulcers on the toes, originating in blisters on the toes.
  • Burning sensation in palms of hands is relieved with Petroleum.


  • Eruption that has disappeared without improvement in health is relieved with petroleum.
  • Brown and yellow spots on skin are resolved with petroleum. Corns on feet.
  • Skin unhealthy, every injury tends to ulceration. Ulcers with shooting pains, with raised edges.


  • Cold feeling about the heart region, dry cough and oppression of chest worse, cold air.
  • Sensation of heaviness, anxiety, and uneasiness in chest. Swelling and induration of glands, also after a contusion.
  • Stiffness and tendency to numbness of limbs.
  • Emaciation, also in children weakness, nausea and other suffering is relieved with Petroleum.

Side effects of  Petroleum

  • There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given. 
  • It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc. 
  • Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.

Dosage and rules while taking Petroleum

  • Take 5 drops in half cup of water three times a day.
  • You can also medicate the globules and take 3 times a day or as prescribed by the physician.
  • We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.

Precautions while taking Petroleum

  • Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.
  • If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use. 
  • Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication. 

Terms and Conditions

We have assumed that you have consulted a physician before purchasing this medicine and are not self medicating. Homeopathic medicines have several uses and are prescribed on the basis of symptom similarity.