Contains homoeopathic ingredients 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. Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.
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’.
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).
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. The Ant tart state comes on when the vitality of the individual is weak; there is a weakness and prostration with a pale face, cold sweat, bluish lips and much secretion of mucous. Where Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia and Ipecac show intense symptoms, Ant tart is the opposite with little fever, coldness and relaxation thus it may follow remedies like Ipecac and Bryonia. Ipecac has a coarse rattling in the first days of sickness whereas with Ant tart this coarse rattling comes after many days of sickness. Ant tart suits children with frequent bouts of bronchitis, from cold wet weather, rainstorms in autumn. No sooner do they get over one cold another one comes. The acute stage is not violent for them but they keep having these passive rattling colds. There is ulceration of mucous membranes everywhere.
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. As the heading suggests, this remedy is made from the honeybee. To understand the essence of this remedy we look at the effect that a bee sting has on us and its side-effects: a sudden oedematous swelling which is hot, burning and stinging and may cause the person to shriek. Apis is mainly used in home prescribing for treating bites and stings with redness, heat and swelling. Other conditions such as hives, nettle rash, allergic eruptions, sore throats and cystitis also respond well to Apis when indicated. Symptoms usually come on quickly and with intensity and there is an aggravation to heat and touch.
Contains homoeopathic ingredients Arnica has traditionally been used for symptoms associated with bruises, accidents and injuries and also pain relief. Arnica may assist with repair and healing in situations such as childbirth, surgical and dental procedures. Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.
Contains homoeopathic ingredients 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. Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.
Contains homoeopathic ingredients. 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. Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.
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. Bryonia is less rapid in its action than Aconite, but goes deeper in its effects, often taking up where Aconite leaves off. Dominant characteristics of Bryonia are dryness of mucous and serous membranes, pain aggravated by any movement and physical weakness. Used in home prescribing for dry coughs, dry mucous membranes, colic and joint pains. The person wants to be left alone and is very thirsty for warm drinks.
Keywords Whingy, whiny and discontented Swollen glands and chronic catarrh Colic, stomach aches at time of growth Headaches in school children Leg pains at night Poor appetite and feeble digestion Painful joints and broken bones Modalities Better: Lying down; warmth; dry weather; after supper Worse: Cold; motion; change of weather; getting wet; dampness; humidity; teething; puberty
- Biting pain
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. Carbo veg addresses the low vitality and weakness that can result from a serious disease or complications, or the loss of fluids following a bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. It may assist the circulation of blood through the veins and capillaries. When impaired, imperfect circulation can cause bluish cold skin and stagnation in the body. It is sometimes called the ‘corpse restorer’ as its use can be dramatic following collapse.