Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • September 2015
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Top homeopathic remedies to have in your home

Empower yourself to help heal minor ailments using natural methods! Homeopathic remedies can be used in the home for minor and temporary ailments. Remedies are readily available and easy to learn. Local pharmacies and natural foods stores carry them, as well as countless online retailers. Single and combination homeopathic products are available. When shopping for homeopathic remedies, it is important to keep in mind that homeopathic remedies are different than herbal remedies or home remedies. Homeopathic remedies will be labeled homeopathic.

Information on remedies is easily found in books or reputable websites including the National Center for Homeopathy (www.nch.org), ABC Homeopathy (www.abchomeopathy.com) or Hpathy (www.hpathy.com). You can even buy apps for your phone or tablet.

Homeopathic remedies are chosen based on the symptom picture uncovered through 200 years of clinical trials and use. When applying a homeopathic remedy it is best to choose one that has symptoms closest to the symptoms being experienced by the person. Here is a short description of some of these common remedies.

Arnica

Arnica in the herbal form is contained in sports gels and ointments. Arnica can also be utilized in the homeopathic form. Arnica is a first response remedy for any injury. Keep this remedy on hand for bumps and bruises, head injuries and overexertion of muscles from exercise or exertion. Symptoms will be achiness, soreness, bruises and tenderness.

Allium cepa

This remedy, made from the infamous red onion, is for temporary relief of watery congestion that is excoriating to the nasal passage causing sneezing and a raw feeling in the throat. These symptoms are common during allergy and cold season.

Apis

A bee sting is a well-known experience. Since this remedy is made from the honey bee it will be helpful in similar conditions that contain stinging, swollen, red, hot, puffy and itchy ailments that center on the skin, eyes or throat.

Chamomilla

The homeopathic version of this common herb is a must have in any household with children. Chamomilla helps calm the system’s response to discomfort that comes from teething, fevers, upset stomach or earaches. Chamomilla is indicated when discomfort causes irritability, crying and sleeplessness.

Gelsemium

Made from the yellow jasmine flower, Gelsemium assists the body in recovery from long-time illness or ailments resulting from nervousness or fright. Symptoms present may include diarrhea, heaviness of the eyelids, limbs and back of the head.

Pulsatilla

This homeopathic remedy from the wind flower is indicated in fluent congestion that is watery, yellow or green, especially if the congestion leads to complaints of the eyes, ears or chest. Pulsatilla is a commonly indicated remedy for weepy children who also have eye redness and irritation, earaches or colds.

Rhus Tox

When your camper stumbles upon a plant that causes redness and vesicles that erupt and itch, this remedy made from the poison ivy plant is one to consider. It is also useful in older adults for stiffness and achiness present in the limbs on first movement.

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a wonderful remedy to support the respiratory and digestive systems of the body when they are out of balance. Phosphorus is well indicated in a cough that is dry and hacking and accompanied by thirst. It is also indicated in vomiting and diarrhea that is profuse or when liquids are continuously vomited.

Calendula

Calendula is a wonderful healing agent in both the herbal and homeopathic form. It can be purchased as homeopathic remedy pellets or in the form of ointment or gel. Use calendula to soothe irritated, dry, sun-exposed skin or to aid the healing of cuts and scrapes.

From this basic list, your knowledge of homeopathy and homeopathic remedies can grow to cover endless uses. Homeopathy and homeopathic remedies are not a substitution for medical attention or advice. But in minor situations homeopathy can be used to aid the body in its efforts to provide a healing response. By collecting and learning just a few remedies can go a long way toward a goal of natural health and healing! 


 

Rebecca Beringer

Rebecca Beringer is a classical homeopath and a CEASE certified homeopath with over five years of experience working with men, women and children of all ages. Her practice serves clients all over northeast Wisconsin and the broader U.S. Her practice is based in Appleton, inside Lawe Street Wellness. She is a graduate of the highly respected Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She can be reached at [email protected] or 920-740-5048. For more information, visit www.healingwayhomeopathy.com. Workshop information can be located under the Community Calendar of this magazine.

Website: healingwayhomeopathy.com
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