Some Homeopathic Remedies for Flu Symptoms
There are several homeopathic remedies for the flu. It can be a quagmire of choices, so as an educator of homeopathy, I find itâ€™s easiest to break them down into smaller groups of three or four. Letâ€™s start at the top three most common remedies for the flu.
Baptisia is a good remedy choice when the person looks drunk. A besotted face is the way the old books describe this appearance. Thereâ€™s an appearance of stupidity and exhaustion. The illness comes on rapidly and the person presents in a confused manner with a good deal of tossing about with his arms and legs in all different directions; almost messy-looking.
Allium cepa, like the onion from which it is made, causes the eyes and nose to have a copious amount of clear runny mucus. It can excoriate the nose as it runs out. There is a cough that is tickling and a rawness that runs from the throat down to the chest. The person often has pain and sensations more on the left side. The person who needs this remedy is one who has been exposed to cold, damp wind.
Gelsemium is what I call the â€˜Dâ€™ remedy. It has drowsiness, dusky face, dragging demeanor. This person has no thirst, wants to be left alone, and sometimes gets sick after an emotional ordeal. The face looks diffused with intense exhaustion and inability to move for the prostration.
All of the above remedies are best used in a thirty potency and administered approximately every two to three hours. If symptoms are severe, then give every 1-2 hours. As soon as there is improvement, donâ€™t repeat. Wait and watch. Another remedy may come into play. However, if the first remedy is well chosen, there will often be no need for change. Homeopathy will serve you well in the care of the flu as long as you take the time to show it respect.