Homeopathics - The simple home remedy
Aconite 6c Aconite is traditionally used for the symptomatic relief of the early stages of the inflammatory process such as fever, dry, short & hacking cough, colds, influenza, earache, vomiting. Aconite suits symptoms that come on suddenly; often during the night, after exposure to dry, windy weather or after a fright.Aethusa 6c
Allium Cepa 6c Allium has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of hay fever and colds with streaming eyes, profuse clear nasal discharge and frequent sneezing. Symptoms ‘as if peeling onions’.
Anas Barb 200c The homeopathic remedy Anas barb is traditionally used for the symptomatic relief of the early stages of cold and flu, even slight symptoms such as just feeling 'off colour', in conjunction with the indicated remedy (eg Aconite, Ferrum phos).
Ant crud 6c
Ant Tart 6c Antimonium tartrate has a tradition in homeopathy of being useful for the symptoms of noisy, wheezy coughs with copious mucous which may be difficult to clear. There may be a bluish tinge around the eyes and lips.
Apis 6c Apis has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of bites and stings with heat, redness and swelling, hives, nettle rash, allergic eruptions and sore throats with classic stinging pains and sensation of swelling.
Argent nit 6c
Arnica 6c Arnica is the first remedy to think of for accidents and injuries; shock, fright, mental strain, physical trauma, bruising, concussion, black eyes, haemorrhage. The patient is feeling "as if sore & bruised", doesn't want to be touched and says they are ok.
Arsenicum 6c Arsenicum alb has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of tummy upsets that result in vomiting, diarrhoea and burning stomach cramps. It may also support the body when experiencing colds that present with weakness, a runny nose, cough and wheezing.
Belladonna 6c Belladonna has traditionally been used for symptoms arising suddenly with bright redness, heat of the face or affected part and intense throbbing pain and congestion such as with earache, colds, flu, fever, sore throat, headache, toothache and mastitis.
Bellis perennis 6c
Bryonia 6c Bryonia has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of hard, dry coughs with pain under the sternum aggravated by coughing and any movement even breathing deeply. It also has traditionally been used for headaches, abdominal pains or joint pains which are worse from movement.
Calc carb 30c Calc carb is a great children's remedy that has traditionally been used to support growth especially when teething is quite slow and distressing. Children who may benefit this remedy tend to be chubby, slow to learn to crawl or walk, and their heads often sweat during naps or sleep at night. They can become very stubborn, prone to tantrums, have many fears and suffer nightmares and dream of monsters.
Calc Phos 6c Calc phos has traditionally been used for symptoms associated with teething, poor appetite, leg cramps, stomach cramps in babies and headaches in adolescents. These kids can be whiny and discontented and often crave salty foods. They may be tired, thin, glandular and growing. Traditionally calcium phosphate was used in tonics and believed to improve the absorption of nutrients and have a tonic effect at times of rapid growth.
Cantharis 6c Cantharis has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of bladder irritation with painful urination and burning, scalding and great urgency. It has also traditionally been used for symptomatic relief of a sore, burning throat, burns, scalds and sunburn.
Carbo Veg 6c Carbo veg has traditionally been used for the symptoms of feeling weak, and about to faint or collapse. This may be accompanied by a feeling of cold sweat, clammy face and a craving for fresh air and fanning. Carbo veg has also been traditionally used for symptoms of sluggish, weak digestion especially after illness or fasting.
Chamomilla 6c Chamomilla has traditionally been used for symptoms associated with teething, colic, dry & tickling coughs and earaches when the child has one cheek red and one pale and is restless, hot, thirsty, cranky, sensitive to pain and can’t be pleased.
Cocculus 6c Cocculus has traditionally been used for symptoms related to sea sickness, travel sickness and jet lag. It can provide symptomatic relief when a person is dizzy and exhausted by worry and lack of sleep, nursing loved ones and getting up to sleepless children.
Coccus cacti 6c
Colocynthis 6c Colocynthis has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of all kinds of colicky, cramping and griping pains that make you double up and are better from pressure.
Cuprum met 30c
Eup perf 30c (Eupatorium)
Euphrasia 6c Euphrasia has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of conjunctivitis and symptoms such as dry, itching, gritty feeling, acrid tears and light sensitivity
Ferrum Phos 6c Ferrum phos is a tissue salt that has traditionally been used symptomatically in the early stages of the inflammatory process and when generally ‘off colour’. Conditions which may benefit include fever, earache and nose bleeds, either taken on it's own or with Aconite or Belladonna.
Gelsemium 6c Gelsemium has traditionally been used for the symptomatic relief of flu with aches and pains when feeling droopy, drowsy, heavy and listless. It may also be helpful for symptoms related to anticipatory fear, stage fright and exam nerves.
Hepar Sulph 6c Hepar sulph has traditionally been used for symptoms associated with cold sores, herpes and eczema with suppuration. It may also be useful for the symptoms of croup or a barking rattly cough with yellowy mucous.
Hypericum 6c Hypericum has been traditionally used for symptoms associated with nerves and may assist with the healing of injuries such as jammed fingers, bricks on toes, puncture wounds, splinters, bites and stings with long shooting pains. Traditionally Hypericum is known as "the Arnica of the nerves" and when taken after surgery including dental treatment, wounds, scratches and cuts it may support healing.
Ignatia 6c Ignatia has traditionally been used for symptoms related to emotional upsets such as shock, grief, hysteria, emotional and mental strain, homesickness. The remedy may be helpful when there is sighing, changeable moods, disturbed sleep and eating patterns.
Ipecac 6c Homeopathic Ipecac has been used traditionally for the symptomatic relief of nausea and vomiting, morning sickness, travel sickness, gastric upset,and spasmodic cough with nausea and vomiting.
Iris vers 30c
Kali Bic 6c Kali bic has been used traditionally for symptoms of sinusitis with thick, ropy, yellow, stringy discharge, or so congested that there is no discharge, catarrhal headache, difficult expectoration, and throat symptoms.
Kali Mur 6c Kali mur is a tissue salt that may provide relief for symptoms where there is thick, white nasal discharges and catarrh, earache, stuffy head colds, sore throats and mouth ulcers.
Kali Phos 6c Kali phoshate is a tissue salt that was traditionally used as a nerve tonic. It may help provide support during times of stress, study and over work.
Ledum 6c Ledum has a tradition of being useful for symptoms associated with bites, stings and puncture wounds where the skin is swollen, pale, cold and mottled. It may be useful after Arnica has been used for bruises.
Mag Phos 6c Magnesium phosphate is a tissue salt that may help relieve spasmodic pains, neuralgic pains, cramps, abdominal colic and menstrual cramps.
Mercurius 6c Homeopathic Mercurius has a tradition of use in the management of mouth ulcers, gums that are unhealthy and bleed easily, sore throat with excessive saliva and bad breath, ear problems and glandular swellings. There may be offensive night sweats and the symptoms are generally worse at night.
Nat Mur 6c Natrum muriaticum is a tissue salt that may be effective in reducing the symptoms of colds that start with sneezing and the nose running like a tap. Other conditions which may benefit include dry, itchy skin in the creases of a joint, PMS, menstrual symptoms and dryness of vagina at menopause often accompanied by feelings of sadness, resentment, irritability and a desire to be alone.
Nat sulph 6c
Nux Vomica 6c Homeopathic Nux vomica has a tradition of use for symptoms related to over-indulgence, overwork, sedentary habits, night watching, shift work, travel, and at times when the body clock is upset. Nux vomica may provide symptomatic relief from insomnia that occurs around 3-4 am with thoughts of business in people who tend to be stressed, critical and over-sensitive. Its sometimes called the hangover remedy as it may relieve the symptoms of excesses of food, alcohol, coffee, drugs and mental stimulation.
Phos acid 6c
Phosphorus 6c Phosphorus may relieve symptoms associated with loose, dry, spasmodic coughs, hoarseness, vomiting and heartburn, nosebleeds. In the traditional literature the remedy often suits people who crave cold drinks, love company and have many fears such as of thunder, storms, twilight, the dark, ghosts and the unknown.
Pulsatilla 6c Pulsatilla may help congestive symptoms where discharges are thick yellow-green. In the traditional literature Pulsatilla suits people who are clingy, moody, weepy and desire consolation, company and fresh air. It may help relieve the symptoms of PMS, menstrual symptoms and hot flushes and for tummy aches after rich, fatty foods, pork or ice cream. Pulsatilla may also help manage the discomfort of rashy illnesses.
Rhus Tox 6c The following conditions may benefit from Rhus tox: pain and stiffness of bone, connective tissue, joints or tendons from over-exertion when the person feels restless and stiff on beginning to move, much better from movement. It may help flu like symptoms with joint pain from getting wet while perspiring. According to traditional homeopathic texts Rhus tox may be effective in the management of the symptoms related to shingles, chicken pox, eczema and cold sores.
Ruta Grav 6c Ruta grav has been traditionally used for symptoms related to sprains and strains of knees, wrists and ankles, contusion of the bone, similar to Arnica. It may help with symptoms of stiffness and pain in the joints and limbs with bruised weakness and weariness and may be indicated after blows and fractures, surgery to bony areas and dental surgery.
Sepia 6c Sepia is a homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for menstrual symptoms with irregularity, dragging pains and heaviness. It may assist with hot flushes and headaches at menopause in women who are emotionally worn down, irritable and indifferent with aversion to consolation and a desire to be left alone. Dancing or exercise usually makes them feel better.
Silica 6c Silica is a tissue salt that has traditionally been used for the relief of symptoms associated with frequent colds and earache, boils, abscesses, splinters, fragile skin when every little injury suppurates, weak nails with white spots.
Spongia 6c Spongia has traditionally been used for the relief of symptoms associated with croup and tickling in the throat where the person has a dry barking cough like a seal. This remedy follows Aconite well for croup that is worse around midnight with marked anxiety.
Sulphur 6c Sulphur has traditionally been used for the relief of the symptoms associated with dry, scaly skin conditions that are worse from bathing and the warmth of the bed. It can help the management of menopausal symptoms such as flushes and the discomfort of haemorrhoids. Sulphur may help the body to restore balance after illness or treatments.
Thuja 6c Thuja has traditionally been used to assist in the management of wart like growths and a tendency to corns, warts and calluses, tinea and fungal like symptoms especially on the feet.
Urtica urens 6c
Veratrum Alb 6c Veratrum has traditonally been used for the symptomatic relief of violent vomiting with cramping and weakness especially where the face is pale and bluish and there is cold sweat and cold limbs.
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- Toni McMahon