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Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic Remedies for Common Minor Ailments

Homeopathy has a significant role in both curative and preventive medicine. It treats the cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. It can be used effectively in various conditions seen commonly. The drugs can be safely given to people of all age group. However in serious conditions it is best to consult your Homeopathic physician.
  • Natrum Phos (Hyperacidity)
    Creamy white coating at back of tongue. Sour risings. Flatulence with vomiting of acrid fluid.
  • Nux Vomica
    Nausea in the morning, sour taste in the morning. Flatulance with bitter eructations. Stomach is very sensitive. Sensation of weight in the stomach.
  • Iris Vers
    Sour and bitter belching. Acidity causing sick headaches.
  • Robinia
    Pronounced acidity, frontal headache, burning pains in stomach. Stools and discharges smell sour. Acid vomiting. Acidity in children.
Burns (Serious burns always call for medical attention)
  • Cantharis
    For severe burns with blisters. Internally and as a compress (1:10 Cantharis Q:water)–keep dressing soaked in the solution.
  • Urtica Urens
    For less severe burns without blistering.
  • Causticum
    For the after–effects of burns.
  • Calendula
    For superficial burns and scalds. Promotes healthy granulation.
  • Aconite
    From exposure to cold dry air. Coryza with sneezing, dry or scanty discharge, pain at root of nose.
  • Arsenic Album
    Thin, irritating discharge from nose, with much sneezing. Sneezing without relief. Hayfever and coryza worse outdoors, better indoors.
  • Allium Cepa
    Colds in damp, cold weather, acrid nasal discharge, bland eye secretions, worse in warm room, better in open air.
  • Rhus Tox
    Sneezing, coryza from getting wet. Tip of nose red, sore, ulcerated.
  • Natrum Mur
    Violent sneezing. Fluent discharge from nose which may change into stuffiness after 2–3 days. Discharge thin and watery like raw white of egg.
  • Hepar Sulph
    Painful swelling of nose, soreness of nostrils, sneezes on going into cold dry air, with running from nose that later turns into thick, offensive discharge. Nose stopped up when out in cold air.
  • Aconite N
    Dry, hoarse, irritative suffocating cough, cough during sleep.
  • Arsenic Alb
    Spasmodic cough, patient wakes up from sleep, with little expectoration of phlegm resulting. Cough worse during 12–2a.m., worse on lying down.
  • Spongia
    Dry, barking cough with loss of voice. Cough abates after eating or drinking. Cough worse due to sweets or cold drinks or smoking.
  • Bryonia A
    Cough on getting up, worse on movement, with some expectoration, sometimes bloody. Cough worse on entering a warm room, sharp pain in chest, cough on lying down at night.
  • Natrum Mur
    Cough with pain in forehead, stitching pain in right of abdomen. Urine escapes while coughing, at times. Flow of tears while coughing.
  • Pulsatilla
    Cough is less during day time, with much expectoration, dry and tickling on lying down at night, disappears on sitting up in bed.
Dentition (Teething)
  • Calcarea Phos
    Emaciated children, slow teething, teeth decay even as they appear. Diarrhea during dentition.
  • Calcarea Carb
    Pale, flabby, fat children, teeth slow to erupt, gums pale and swollen. Dampness of skin, sweat on forehead is a leading indication.
  • Chamomilla
    Irritable, fretful, spiteful child, pain intolerable, greenish, offensive diarrhea. One cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold.
  • Five Phos
    A biochemic mixture that may be given during the teething period.
  • Aloe Soc
    Unable to control–has to rush to pass stool, which gushes like water from a hydrant. Cutting, cramping pains around navel, worse eating or drinking.
  • Arsenic Album
    Diarrhea from chilling the stomach with cold substances, diarrhea from fruits, diarrhea from bad meat. Great restlessness, thirst for small sips of cold water at frequent intervals. Small, dark–colored, offensive stools, great prostration after every stool. Diarrhea immediately on eating.
  • Podophyllum
    Stools very offensive, watery, pasty, yellow, or undigested matter, chalky offensive stools, stool forcibly expelled. Painless diarrhea. ‘Camp diarrhea’ from drinking impure water.
  • Argentum Nitricum
    Diarrhea from eating sweets. Nervous diarrhea from anticipation. Stools green, like chopped spinach, with great distension of abdomen, flatulence. Liquids seem to pass straight through.
  • Nux Vomica
    Diarrhea from over indulging in the ‘Good life’–sedentary lifestyle, rich food, drinking and keeping odd hours. Frequent desire for stool, but little passes at a time, straining and discomfort. Diarrhea in infants from artificial food, vomiting and purging without actual inflammation. Give in low potency.
  • Colocynth.
    Diarrhea with intense colic, better from warmth and pressure, worse emotional excitement. Brown, watery stools after eating or drinking.
  • Aconite Nap.
    A very acute remedy. Early stage. Fever from chill, sudden fall in temperature, or from exposure to cold, dry air. High fever, thirst for large quantities of cold water. Marked chilliness, restlessness. Drenching sweat on parts lain on, relieving symptoms.
  • Belladonna
    High heat, burns the examining hand. Face flushed, red, eyes bright, stuporous. Delirium. Throbbing carotids, headache.
  • Gelsemium
    Face flushed, dark. Headache from nape of neck up. No thirst. Wants to be left alone. Chills up and down back.
Flatulencea (Gas)
  • Magnesium Phos
    For severe cramping pains from ‘Gas’. Take frequent doses in hot water until relieved.
  • Argentum Nitricum
    Belching after every meal, flatulent dyspepsia, abdomen seems full of gas, which comes out in eructations.
  • Carbo Veg
    Flatulence pressing downwards, worse from eating or drinking, worse on lying down. Eructations give relief for a while. Aggravation from fatty foods. Better from being fanned.
  • Arnica
    First and foremost, for the pain and healing.
  • Symphytum/Calcarea Phos
    For quick knitting of bones.
Hemorrhage (Bleeding)
  • Arnica
    Bleeding from injury or trauma. Bleeding after tooth extraction.
  • Ipecac
    Bleeding of bright red blood from any part, constant steady flow, accompanied by nausea.
  • Hamamelis
    Dark blood, passive flow, bleeding from nose, lungs, bowels, hemorrhoids, bladder, when venous bleeding.
  • Kreosote
    People with hemorrhagic diathesis–bleed easily and much from slightest cause. Nosebleed, spitting up blood, blood in urine etc. Blood dark and oozing.
  • Natrum Mur
    Headache with rise of sun, stopping at sunset. Headache with sweat, the more the pain, the more the sweat. Headache of school girls or boys, headache from straining the eyes. Hammering headache.
  • Nux Vomica
    Headache over eyes with vertigo. Frontal headache better by pressing. Headache in the sunshine.
  • Actea Spicata
    Rheumatic pain in the small joints and in the wrist, fingers, ankle and toes. Pain in the knee. Tearing pain in the loins.
  • Belladonna
    Throbbing, bursting headache, often preceded by blindness or flashes of light.
  • Headache in forehead and temples. Pain appear and disappear suddenly. Headaches from sun exposure.
  • Bryonia Album
    Headache on stooping as though brain would burst through forehead, worse from motion. Headache from playing or watching play.
  • Ruta G
    Headache from eyestrain, weary pain after reading, pain above eyebrows.
  • Gelsemium
    Dull, heavy pain in head, especially at vertex, with throbbing in temples, heavy eyes and giddiness better after urination.
  • Kali Phos
    Headache in nervous individuals, worn out by fatigue. Occipital headache, better on arising. Headache of students. Headaches relieved by gentle motion.
  • Silicia
    Chronic headache with sensitivity to pressure, noise, motion, light, better from warmth (as from wrapping head in a shawl).
As a preventive, use Influenzinum, two doses a day for two or three days.
  • Gelsemium
    Headache, bodyache, chills up and down spine, red face, weakness, relaxation, no thirst.
  • Arsenic Album
    Teasing cough, worse at night. Thirst, restlessness, anguish, headache.
  • Nux Vomica
    Sedentary lifestyle, indiscriminate eating and drinking habits. Cramping pain, flatulence.
  • Calcarea Carb
    Ravenous hunger, with desire for indigestible substances. Heartburn, waterbrash. Disagrees milk. Swelling of epigastrium. Tight clothes increase discomfort. Abdomen hard and distended. Stools hard, white and offensive.
  • Pulsatilla
    Indigestion from rich/fatty foods. Nausea with little vomiting, moist, white– coated tongue. No pain. Feeling of distension, clothes have to be loosened. Thirstlessness.
  • Antimonium Crud
    Tongue coated white. Food tastes fetid. Belching. Eructations of taste of food eaten.
  • Arnica
    The first remedy to be given for any injury. If skin is unbroken, apply the tincture as well–used immediately after injury gives best results, and cuts recovery time, eases pain and minimizes any ill–effects from injury. Continue with any other indicated medicine.
  • Calendula
    For lacerated wounds, cuts, etc. Dilute before use (1 part Calendula to 3 parts distilled water) since it stings in the tincture form. The ointment may be used instead. The remedy may also be taken internally.
  • Rescue Remedy (Bach Remedies)
    For shock and panic after accidents.
  • Ruta G
    For sprains.
  • Rhus Tox
    Injury to tendons and ligaments. Muscular strain. For pain that is better for continued movement.
  • Ledum Pal
    Punctured wounds. Black eye.
  • Hypericum
    Injuries to areas rich in nerves, e.g. the coccyx, fingertips, etc.
  • Aconite
    In injury to eyes (along with Arnica).
  • Arnica.montana
    Bruised pains as though from blow to body (even if there’s been no injury). Any pain due to injury or trauma.
  • Bryonia
    Pains that are worse from movement, better lying on painful side.
  • Rhus Tox
    Rheumatic pains, pains from cold and damp, better from movement.
  • Ruta G
    For Sciatica, Pain and stiffness in the wrist and hand. Pain in the back going down in the thighs and hips. Pain in the bones of feet and ankle.
  • Belladonna
    Congestive throbbing pains, pains appear and disappear suddenly. Intense heat, redness of parts.
  • Magnesium Phos
    Spasmodic pains in particular, but also for almost every type of pain, excepting burning pains. Pains better from pressure and warmth.
  • Hypericum
    Pain from injury to nerves–blow to spine, crushed fingers, etc.
  • Arsenic Album
    Burning pains, restlessness, fear of death.
Suppuration (Pus formation)
  • Hepar Sulph
    Extreme sensitivity of skin. Cannot even tolerate the feel of the wind. Unhealthy skin –every little injury suppurates. When suppuration is impending or inevitable. Low potency encourages suppuration, high potency aborts.
  • Calcarea Sulph
    Action similar to Hepar Sulph, only deeper. Cuts, wounds, bruises, unhealthy, discharging pus, not healing. While Hepar S. cannot tolerate dry, cold air, Calc. Sulph better for dry, cold air.
  • Silicea
    Promotes expulsion of foreign bodies from tissues. Long lasting suppuration. Ripens abscesses. Ailments related to the suppurative process. Chilly patient.
  • Plantago Q
    Rub on gum, apply on cotton and insert into cavity, or apply on cotton and hold externally, on cheek. May also be taken in potency.
  • Kreosote
    Cavities present, but no apparent inflammation or gumboil. Give to start with, as Kreo cures many cases of toothache. Liquid can be applied on cotton and inserted into cavity.
  • Calcarea Carb
    Toothache aggravated by cold air, toothache only when eating.
  • Chamomilla
    Toothache worse from warm food or drink, worse at night, pains intolerable.
  • Ferrum Phos
    Toothache better for cold water/air.
  • Magnesium Phos
    Toothache better for warmth, neuralgic pains.
  • Ipecac
    Tongue clean, moist mouth, much saliva, vomits food, bile, blood, mucous. Hiccups. Faintness and collapse. Stabbing pains in stomach. Nausea not relieved by vomiting.
  • Antimonium Crud
    Vomiting as soon as eats or drinks. Tongue coated white.
  • Antimonium Tart
    Tongue coated white, nausea, retching and vomiting, especially after food, with faintness and prostration. Vomiting in any position except lying on right side.
  • Arsenic Alb
    Irritable stomach, gastritis. Unable to retain water.
  • Kreosote
    Nausea after eating, 2hrs. after eating a person vomits, vomiting with putrid stool.
  • Nux Vomica
    Feeling of weight in Epigastric region, with difficult breathing. Nausea with retching. Colicky pains. Coldness, shivering anxiety.
  • Cina
    Ravenous hunger, sickly, pale child, picking of nose, grinding teeth in sleep, tendency to convulsions.
  • Natrum Phos
    Creamy yellow coating at back of tongue, all discharges smell sour. Acidity.
  • Teucrim
    Much irritation in rectum. Thread worms.
  • Chenopodium
    Round worms. Follow with dose of castor oil.
  • Filax Mas
    Tapeworms. Follow dose with castor oil.

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