Cold and Flu Season
October 19, 2010 • by Julie
With the cold and flu season upon us, it is important to keep these helpful remedies available in your home kit. If you are on a constitutional remedy, it is always important to check with your homeopathic practioner before changing to an acute remedy.
These remedies can be purchased at your local health food store, or by asking your homepathic practioner to order them for you.
Single Homeopathic Remedies For Unique Flu Symptoms & Individuals
Belladonna: When Flu Symptoms are Hot hot hot! Sudden fevers, colds, flu, heat conditions, redness, inflammation, throbbing headaches.
Aconitum nap: Effects of scare, anger, or cold wind. It can stop a cold at a sniffle, minimize fever, shock, inflammation.
Bryonia alba: Grumpy bears when sick, worse w/ motion- colds, flu w/ dry cough; frontal headaches, constipation/nausea.
Ferrum phos: The first aid cell salt offers vital support for inflammation, infections, fevers, colds, acute anemia, blood loss, fatigue, acute ear pain, headaches and other issues with symptoms of redness, throbbing and heat.
Gelsemium: Weak heaviness marks its colds, flu & aching fever; anticipatory nerves with butterfly stomachs, diarrhea.
Cinchona: Recovery and fatigue especially w/ dehydration from flu, diarrhea, vomiting, breast feeding, blood loss.
Nux vom – Restless cold or flu with chilliness, suffocating cough, fatigue and irritability, especially if stress increased susceptibility.
Ars alb – Particularly apt for restless flu or stomach flu that affects stomach with violent vomiting and burning diarrhea.
A 30c potency is a great place to start for an acute cold or flu. Ask your practioner about dosing instructions. As always, like our mothers told us, it is important to eat right, drink plenty of fluids, and to stay rested, paying particular attention to stress levels during these Fall/Winter months. To your health! Julie