Every new season our bodies suffer stress to adapt to new weather conditions, and fortunately, homeopathy can help. The change itself is not a big problem if we are strong and our energy levels are up. But if during these times we feel sadness, anger or disappointment, it lowers our immunity and a cold or flu can take us by surprise.
Among many homeopathic remedies for these conditions I would like to share a very good one, especially for the beginning of the influenza process. It is able to bring a great improvement by preventing the cold from turning into a more serious condition.
- Allium cepa homeopathic medicine is suitable for the beginning of colds with watery coryza. The typical secretions of Allium Cepa is a coryza and lacrimation which are burning and watery. Nose, throat,larynx and bronchi are affected.
- Allium Cepa homeopathic remedy is indicated for seasonal changes that come with cold and wind, for flu and colds caused by sudden chills and cold drafts. A peculiar characteristic of this remedy is that the person becomes worse not only when exposed to cold temperatures, but also in a warm room.
Suggested potency: 6CH, 12CH or 30CH, 3 pellets every 2 hours up to four times daily, for a maximum of 2 days. When taking homeopathy, if the symptoms persist after 2 days, a professional evaluation is necessary. It is important to increase the time between doses and stop taking it as you feel improvement. When complete cure is achieved, stop taking the remedy altogether.
Important: if the flu or cold have different characteristics from the ones mentioned above, the remedy indicated is not Allium cepa, and another remedy should be found, according to the symptoms presented.
Under the tongue
The pellets should be put under the tongue, directly from the vial, and allowed to dissolve slowly. Do not touch them. If necessary you can dissolve them in a little water to facilitate it’s administration.
If it is liquid, you can put the drops directly under the tongue, or dissolve the drops in one tablespoon of water, and hold it for 10 seconds before swallowing.
Find more information about first aid remedies in the e-book “Homeopathic Remedies to Keep at Hand“.
This post is for educational purposes only, and it is not intended to replace medical treatment.
Maria Alves, DCHM, HOM
#15222 – College of Homeopaths of Ontario, Canada
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