In Homeopathic Remedies for Colds and Flu Part 2, WU World Changer Ariel Baradarian shares the remainder of his suggested list of remedies for the cold and flu season. Late joining this series? Catch up on Part 1!
(… list of remedies continued from part 1)
Made from the woody nightshade, Dulcamara is an effective cold and flu remedy for those with a sore throat, and sensations down to the chest that may lead to vomiting.
For the Dulcamara patient, lying down aggravates them and he/she is worse when exposed to wet and cold weather.
If you are experiencing deep bone pain, as well as deep aches in the bone, then this remedy may help.
The patient needing this remedy will most likely have eyes that feel sore, and conversation will weaken or aggravate him/her.
Utilized also in herbal medicine, this eyebright plant derivative is a tremendous cold and flu aid when the eyes are watery and bland, with non-burning discharges. The discharges could be worse at night or while lying down.
The essence of Ferrum Phosphoricum is that one’s energy burns slowly, but brightly. Thus, this is especially used when the symptoms occur at a slow onset. Beneficial for the beginning stages of colds, flu, earaches, and inflammation.
It should be noted that in most cases, patients that do well with this remedy tend to not show any weird, strange, or characteristic symptoms besides a redness on the cheeks.
Gelsemium is the first remedy to think of for acute summertime colds and allergies, especially when one is also overcome by drowsiness and ptosis.
People needing this remedy tend to also have lots of sneezing, a dry cough, a lack of thirst, paralysis, respiratory issues and/or diarrhea. Many of these symptoms may stem from anxiety.
I have personally used this remedy numerous times when it was indicated, and it can really get you back on your feet!
Hepar is a great sore throat and cough remedy. More specifically, when there is a sticking or stiff sensation in the throat, especially when one’s throat is inflamed after being exposed to cold or dry air.
The Hepar patient will feel ameliorated by the warmth and his/her mucus may be thick and yellow.
This is great for brassy coughs and when pain wanders and appears in different spots throughout the body; all while suffering from the cold or flu. This is another remedy I personally have witnessed in action!
A homeopathic combination of potassium and salt, Kali Muriaticum is an effective cold and flu remedy when one has a snapping and/or popping sensation in their ears.
Magnesium phosphate is a very effective cold and flu remedy for when one also feels sharp, stabbing, nervy pains that lead to nerve-exhaustion. One’s nerve circuits will wear out, causing them to feel burnout and thus requiring this remedy.
Mercurius patients will experience chills that will lead to wet, goopy discharges. These discharges will make a burning sensation on the skin.
They will also have profuse salivation or perspiration. Everything warm aggravates and they may also have abscesses while sick.
Natrum Muriaticum is chronically used for people that have grief and still hang on to disappointment from a past event.
This makes Natrum Muriaticum a great cold and flu remedy when symptoms occur after grieving or a disappointment, such as sneezing, clear discharges like water, and skin irritation.
People needing this remedy want to be left alone, and they feel worse when consoled. They will also crave salt and extremely thirsty.
Nux Vomica is great for someone with the flu or cold who feels that they are under a “spell,” or dizziness. They will experience a variety of inharmonious symptoms such as sneezing, spasms, cramps, and urges to vomit.
Everything is spasms in a Nux Vomica patient. He or she may also have coughing that ends in vomiting. Coughing may manifest into a teasing-like cough or a tickle that leads to a spasm.
I actually have personally used Nux Vomica for a cold that matched many of the above conditions and I can attest that I felt totally back to normal within an hour, as if nothing happened.
Commonly nicknamed as “Oscillo,” Oscillococcinum is considered to be the leading homeopathic remedy for influenza. Oscillococcinum is derived from the heart and liver of ducks. Since about 80% of ducks have the flu virus in their system, their liver can safely be converted into homeopathic remedies to fight it.
It is considered to be very effective when prescribed within the first 48 hours of the onset of the flu.
According to the Materia Medica of Dr. Robert Murphy, N.D., it is highly recommended to take one dose of Oscillococcinum 200c per 2-3 hours or to repeat when necessary.
Remarkably, many clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of Oscillococcinum as a highly effective remedy for treating influenza. It’s no wonder why it is very popular now and sold in France and the United States.
This remedy is wonderful for colds and influenza accompanied by hard, dry, tickling coughs that get excited from cold air.
This may also be accompanied by nausea and feelings of hoarseness and anxiety. Patients in need of phosphorus will desperately crave company when they are ill. Phosphorus should be considered when you see these indications.
Rumex is very good for those who are very sensitive to cold air while ill. The typical Rumex patient will be worse from warm to cold weather, and their coughs are worse when lying down and at night.
They also will want to protect their breath from the cold air since it causes cough spasms. They’ll want to cover up under the sheets since they are sensitive to cool air.
Consider Spongia when exhaustion or overwork lead to cold or flu-like symptoms along with difficulty breathing. Besides feeling wiped out, warm foods and drinks will ameliorate.
Homeopathic Remedies for The Flu and Cold – Now You Know!
You now have a list of the most common and useful homeopathic remedies for the cold and flu. This will come in handy anytime you or anyone you know gets a cold or the flu. You can use this article as an easy and quick reference.
Here’s to your best health with the help of homeopathic remedies!