Homeopathic Remedies for Flu Season

Aches and pains? Cannot keep warm? Sore throat? Hacking cough? Grumpy bear?
While each winter ushers in a different strain of flu, the symptoms are often similar. Hibernating in your duvet will afford needed bed rest. Here are a few commonly indicated homeopathic remedies to help speed recovery, provide energy and put you back on your best feet. If you take the right remedy at or near the start, it may ameliorate symptoms and shorten their duration.

ACONITE: sudden onset, especially after exposure to cold, dry wind. Also after fright or shock or deep chill. Face hot to touch. Eyes, glassy and glaring. Restless and frightened. 30ch Repeat every 2 hrs up to 10 doses. Reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

GELSEMIUM: after mild damp water or from getting chilled despite feeling hot. Sometimes from excitement or anticipation. Slow onset with symptoms gradually worsening. Aching pains. Dull drooping, heavy and tired. A chilliness up and down spine that will not go away. Bursting headache. Fever. No restless ness and little thirst.
30ch Repeat 3-4 times daily, reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

BRYONIA: Grumpy bear who wants to be left alone and lie still. Very irritable. Aching pains in stomach better for hot water bottle. Dry and very thirsty, especially for cold water. Bursting splitting headache worse form movement. Sometimes a dry hacking cough or constipation. Better for lying on the painful part, for pressure. 30ch Repeat every 2 hrs up to 10 doses. Reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

BELLADONNA: Sudden intense start. Delirious, fearful, half awake/ half asleep. Extremely oversensitive (pain, noise, light, to touch) Thirsty for cold water. Fever and sweating. Bright red face that radiates heat. Angry. 30ch. Repeat every 2 hrs up to 10 doses, reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

ARSENICUM: Anxious, chilly. Easily exhausted. Thirsty for small sips of hot drinks. Often w headache. Can experience vomiting, smelly diarrhoea. Eyes and nose, hot and streaming. 30ch Repeat 3 – 4 times daily, reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

EUPATORIAUM: deep, deep aches and pains (inside the bones) Entire body sore and bruised. Often beings with sneezing and nasal discharge. Great thirst for ice-cold water but drinks cause stomach problems. Worse for cold air and movement. Shivering. Bursting headache. 30ch Repeat 3 – 4 times daily, reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

BAPTISIA: No energy – sleepy, weak, confused stupor. May fall asleep while talking. Smelly secretions. Body bruised, muscles sore, stiff. Pressure across nose. Head: heavy and numb. High fever. 30ch Repeat 3 – 4 times daily, reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

NUX VOMICA: after overindulgence, whether too much mental work or too much rich food and drink. Hangover remedy. Extremely irritable wants to be left alone. Pains in the bones, joints. Very chilly; better from warm applications. Nose stuffed up during day, running at night. Upset stomach yet desire stimulants – coffee tea, rich foods.
30ch Repeat 3 – 4 times daily, reduce as sx abate, stop when significant improvement.

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