Homeopathy is an alternative branch of medical science that works on the basic principle of “Like cures like”. In simple words, homeopathic medicines administered on the basis of symptoms similarity. The qualified therapist collects the important symptoms of the patient (that includes detail disease symptoms, individual symptoms like physical general, mental symptoms) after careful and detail case taking, prescribes a most similar remedy for that particular case.
Nowadays, homeopathy is the most trusted and worldwide recognized branch of medical science and gaining immense popularity among people because of its gentle way of curing diseases and being free from side effects.
Having a first-aid homeopathic kit at your home is a great idea to take the full advantage of these amazing remedies, for curing routine and common illnesses.
In this post, I am sharing a list of some common homeopathic remedies (with indications) that you shall want to have on hand to deal with common and routine disease aliments.
Homeopathic First-Aid kit-
Aconite is one of the most important homeopathic remedies that should be a part of your homeopathic remedy. “Sudden onset” is the main characteristic symptom of this remedy. Any complaints like cough, cold, fever, throat pain and headache that starts suddenly and especially after exposure to cold and windy conditions, calls for aconite. Aconite controls any kind of sudden infection when they are in the beginning phase. Apart from physical symptoms, aconite patient has a peculiar set of mental symptoms like fear of death, restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, and phobia. Aconite also proves an effective remedy in treating symptoms of shock after hearing any bad news or mental trauma.
Belladonna is a “homeopathic anti-inflammatory remedy” and works great in controlling inflammatory signs and symptoms, like redness, swelling, pain, and sensitivity to touch. There are a variety of disease conditions like fever, throat infections, ear pain, and sunburn, whenever these inflammatory signs present predominantly, you can use belladonna without hesitation.
Calendula is “Homeopathic antiseptic” and works wonderfully in controlling septic symptoms. It has excellent antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. And because of these properties, calendula works great in healing wounds, minor cuts, skin abrasions. It is also a good remedy for treating minor skin infections and diaper rashes. Apart from oral medication, calendula cream, lotion, and Q (mother tincture) are effective anti-septic. Mix Calendula mother tincture with Luke warm water and use this solution like Dettol to wash the wounded areas.
Apis works as a great “Homeopathic anti-allergic remedy”. and often proved as a valuable remedy for controlling allergic symptoms. It is mainly used for bee stings or treating the swelling of various parts of the part accompanied by stinging and burning pain. Apis patients usually have thirst lessness and cannot bear the heat in any form. They always want cold and fresh air. Urticaria and other allergic skin conditions usually treated well by this remedy.
Chamomilla is a “Homeopathic anti-colic remedy” especially for infants and little kids. Gastric colic is one of the common problems that affect a larger number of infants during their first year of life. Usually, infants cry constantly and have other gastric symptoms too. Chamomilla has excellent antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and natural calming properties to ease digestion and works great in controlling colic symptoms. Chamomilla babies are usually highly irritable and cannot be pleased easily. Apart from colicky symptoms, chamomilla is also used at the time of teething in babies and relieves pain, irritability and other symptoms successfully.
Nux Vomica is a great digestive homeopathic remedy for treating the variety of gastric symptoms. Patients usually have a long history of overindulgence in spicy food, drinks, and other addictions. And due to this lifestyle, they suffer from gastric symptoms like constipation, sour belching, gastric headache, and stomachache. Nux vomica patients are usually over-sensitive, impatient and overreacting. They have a highly irritable temperament both physically and mentally.
Carbo veg is an excellent “homeopathic Anta acid” and helps a lot in relieving sour belching, gas and acidity symptoms. Patients usually have gas in the upper part of the stomach and have a tendency to bending double for getting relief from pain in the abdomen. This medicine helps a lot in treating symptoms of an upset stomach.
Arnica is an excellent “Anti traumatic homeopathic remedy” and had been used for hundreds of years for its amazing benefits. It works great in reducing pain, bruises, and muscle soreness. So, It is an excellent remedy for treating symptoms of common childhood injuries (routine blow or fall). You can use it internally (in globules or liquid form) or +externally as lotion or cream. Apart from these benefits, you can use it as a part of preoperative or postoperative medication. It helps in reducing pain and swelling and helps in fastening the healing process.
How to select potency?
Homeopathic remedies come in different potencies, like 30c, 200c, 1M to 10 M. ideally, selection of correct potency should be done by a qualified physician, after complete individualization of a particular case.
For at-home treatment, it is always best to use homeopathic medicine in 6x or 30c potency. The use of higher potency may cause a worsening of the existing conditions and unnecessary complications.
As a rule of thumb, in acute disease condition, frequent repetitions are fine but in the chronic disease condition, you should avoid frequent repetition and self-medication. For the treatment of common problems, you can take 5-6 pills of indicated remedy in 30c or 6x potency; 3-4 times a day.
In acute disease conditions, indicated remedy can be repeated at an interval of 15 min. for faster relief. you can take up to 6-8 doses of prescribed remedy, in a single day.
So, these are some common homeopathic remedies that work best in treating common illnesses. You can keep them in your homeopathic first aid kit along with other essentials and can use professionally design homeopathic first aid kit too, that comes with a proper list of indicators.
If you are suffering from any chronic disease condition, then always consult your physician before starting any self-medication.
Also, in the case of serious injury or illness, always consult your GP for a diagnosis of the disease condition. Avoid self-medication or at-home treatment, it could become life-threatening too.
This article is written for educational purposes only. It did not intend to cure, diagnose or treat any disease condition. Always consult your physician before starting any self- medication.
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About the Author –
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna is a homeopathic therapist by profession and a writer, blogger, and author by passion. She is a mommy of two cute girls. She is a “Gold medalist” in homeopathy and has more than more 5 years of experience in clinical and academic homeopathic field. Surbhi believes in the concept of real food and green living. And love to share her parenting journey and areas of expertise through her blog “Surbhiprapanna.com.
She moved from India to the USA 5 years ago and enjoying each moment of life with her husband and kids.