Constipation & Diarrhea
As an effective general remedy for gastric symptoms, including bouts of violent, fatiguing diarrhea with burning sensations, chills and possible vomiting, Veratrum has secured a place in household kits, but for certain individuals its healing extends much deeper. One dominant symptom to look for is coldness. Its fatigue has cold breath, cold sweat, chills and oddly enough a thirst for ice cold drinks. Chilliness marks its deep hollow cough and sick headaches as well. In women, it can ease nauseating, cramping, profuse periods with coldness. Ambitious, persistent, often angry, individuals can reap its deepest benefits, especially if loss of social position or stress threatens physical or emotional stability.
Wish your little ones had an irritability-off switch? What about the adults around you? This one is #1 for soothing young children with tummy aches, teething pain, green diarrhea, minor fevers or temper tantrums. Contrary, snappish irritable attitudes or whining restlessness at any age often find a calmer perspective with this classic. Other applications include: stubborn anger, minor fevers, ear pain, colds with dry tickling coughs, headaches, diarrhea, painful women's cycles, acidity, belching, colic, occasional sleeplessness. Symptoms are worse at night, with anger or in cold damp and better in warm wet weather and being carried.Learn More
Ouch! Cantharis specializes in alleviating minor burns and pains with sensations of burning from sunburn to urinary irritations. If given soon after a minor sunburn, scald or burn, Cantharis eases pain, redness and irritation and helps the body minimize or avoid blistering. This remedy also provides relief to a range of burning sensations that tend to come on very quickly and aggressively. Irritated skin, membranes, sore throat, stomach or bowels (especially diarrhea) can all find natural cooling relief in Cantharis.Learn More
Silicon dioxide? It is actually quartz and is just as important to our skin, nails and structural make up as it is for plant stems and trees to stand upright. On studying the cell salt Silica, the cell salts' founder, Dr. W. H. Scheussler found it helps the body expel or root out congestions and irritants, especially in weakened tissues or individuals. In skin applications, Silica helps the body eliminate splinters, acne, eruptions, corns and fungus issues such as athlete’s foot. For other systems, Silica helps efforts to cleanse sore throats, mature coughs, sinus and ear congestion as well as constipation and diarrhea. Other diverse symptoms that indicate its use include: pale skin, nervous irritability, timidity, fatigue, a lack of vital heat; weakness in ankles, skin, hair and nails; a tendency to feel better with warmth and much worse in a cold draft.Learn More
According to his Biochemic Theory, Scheussler found that potassium sulphate aids the transfer of oxygen and is important to our skin, mucus membranes and respiratory systems. After working with and proving its remedy, he and other homeopaths credit it for cleansing conditions with yellow mucus or discharge including: symptoms of colds, croupy coughs, sinus or ear congestions, vaginal irritation or diarrhea. Its skin symptoms have a yellowishness as well: yellow flaky dandruff, skin eruptions or itchy rashes. Other symptoms that identify Kali sulph include a yellowish coating on the tongue, sensitivity to heat, shifting minor joint pains, minor wheezy bronchial irritation, and heavy fatigue with a boxed-in feeling. Today, potassium sulphate supplements (not cell salts) are approved for use on low potassium levels.
Concerned parents have made Calc phos (calcium phosphate) a popular favorite. Scheussler designed this remedy from calcium phosphate to give us a cell salt for symptoms related to growth, teething, excess study, physical stress, etc. Its relief extends to many complaints including: headaches, weakness, slow healing wounds, minor joint pain, back pain, minor numbness with a crawling sensation, weak digestion, iron deficiency, heavy periods, peevish behavior and a general discontent (wants to go somewhere else). Key indicators include a desire for change or travel, frequent perspiration, cravings for fatty, salty foods and an intolerance for dairy products or fruit. On a constitutional level, it applies to those who feel very discontented, dissatisfied; they may complain, want to move to find happiness somewhere else, but can be friendly and open.Learn More
This prominent cough remedy is best known for relieving rattling coughs that bring up little or no phlegm. Antimonium's cough. They are worse in the evening and at night, lying down, getting warm and in cold weather. If there's fever, there are chills, cold clammy sweat and faintness. Other applications include lower back pain that feels like there's weight on the coccyx. Nausea that can turn to vomiting and craves fruit and small drinks of cold water. Sleep feels irresistable.Learn More
Hot, Red and Restless! In cases of heat exposure, throbbing heat headaches and sudden hot fevers, Belladonna is the first remedy to consider. Colds and flu that strike suddenly with a restless fever, hot dry sore throat, dry cough and strong chills can find natural relief in Bella. Its other applications and indications include: sudden irritations with redness such as teething gums; throbbing pains and headaches; flaring tempers or tantrums; hot flashes; restless sleep and a restless desire to escape, bite and rage. Every family’s medicine cabinet and outdoor first aid box should include it.
Please Note: While Belladonna can relieve sudden hot fevers, any fever that exceeds 102 degrees for adults deserves medical attention ASAP.Learn More
Made from an herb called wormseed, Cina is a single remedy best known for relieving diarrhea and abdominal irritation often related to simple pin worms. Another rather unique trait is its ability to discourage the grinding of teeth, especially at night. Other applications include occasional leaking at night, cold symptoms with fitful cough, thirstless fevers, nasal irritation, hypersensitivity and aversion to being touched.Learn More