Homeopathic remedies are selected for the individual person according to the Law of Similars, in addition to a holistic view of their needs. “Less is more” is one of the core principles of homeopathy.
Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and are created using a method called potentisation that involves alternately diluting and vigorously shaking the medicinal preparation.
Homeopathic remedies act quite differently from regular medicines. Rather than forcing chemical changes upon the body, homeopathic remedies catalyse the body’s self-healing abilities—without side effects and without danger of overdose and toxicity.
Homeopathy can be used for ailments of all kinds. It is safe for everyone to use, including babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and the very sensitive.
The substances used to prepare homeopathic remedies include plants, minerals, or animal products. There are even a few homeopathic remedies prepared by chemical drug substances..
Remedies Widely Used by Homeopaths
There are over 2000 homeopathic remedies recorded in the Materia Medica. Here is a short list of remedies commonly used by homeopaths.
Aconite is on the top of the list of homeopathic remedies that is used to treat sudden acute respiratory infections. Historically, Aconite was used as an external medicine to ease bruising and joint pain. In homeopathy,
Aconite is used to treat conditions triggered by shock. Symptoms include panic attacks and fear of death. It is also used to treat infections of sudden onset.
The homeopathic remedy Apis is made from the whole female bee. It is a very important remedy for acute ailments and especially those caused by bee stings.
There is swelling and throbbing in the affected areas. Patients who need Apis are extremely sensitive to heat and their ailments are better for cool air or cold compress. Pains are burning and stinging.
Belladonna. Deadly nightshade
Belladonna, which is produced from the deadly nightshade plant, is suitable for conditions which come on suddenly and then subside quickly.
It is similar to Aconite, in that it is suited to treating acute ailments. It is commonly prescribed for children’s illnesses such as infections and fevers. Patients who need Belladonna are usually hypersensitive to their ailments including to noise and bright light.
The homeopathic remedy, Phosphorus, is made from the mineral amorphous phosphorus. It is used to treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from sleep disorders, psoriasis and diabetes, to pneumonia.
Phosphorus helps to bring back all the energy which drains a person when ill. It is also an excellent remedy for vomiting and diarrhoea.
Pulsatilla. Pasqueflower or Windflower
Pulsatilla is one of the most widely used homeopathic remedies for women and children. A patient who needs this remedy is usually oversensitive and teary when unwell.
They need a lot of attention during sickness. Pulsatilla is effective in the treatment of menstrual problems, cystitis and gastric disorders. In children, it is used as a treatment for colds, earaches and conjunctivitis.
We have included Sepia on this list of homeopathic remedies because of its important application in the treatment of women’s diseases.
Made from a liquid contained in the ink bag of the cuttlefish, this remedy is used to relieve symptoms related to menopause, morning sickness in pregnancy and painful periods. Women of Sepia constitution are irritable with their loved ones. There is a feeling of detachment from them.
Thuja is another important remedy on this list of homeopathic remedies. It is used to treat skin, urinary, respiratory and menstrual problems.
Constitutionally, Thuja patients are sensitive people who are easily upset and feel that they are not loved. Symptoms tend to worsen after midnight.
Looking for more information on homeopathic remedies?
We recommend buying Alan Schmuckler’s Homeopathy book which looks at the 200 most commonly used remedies. It’s easy to follow and should help satisfy any questions you have about homeopathy.
What Can Homeopathic Remedies Treat?
Treatment for a range of ailments, including:
Anxiety and Anticipation
Colds and Influenza
Sore Throats and Tonsillitis
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