It’s still flu season! This plant earned its fame purging ‘bone breaking’ fevers by encouraging perspiration. Thus our Eupatorium applies best to fever-filled flu or cold symptoms dominated by body aches, muscle aches and even achy eyes, plus shivering chills and throbbing headaches. Except for the sharp headaches, all its symptoms improve with sweating and rest and are marked by restlessness and a great thirst for cold drinks and a hunger for ice cream.Learn More
You know that contraction you feel when tasting something very bitter? That’s Colocynthis’ trademark. Second to Chamomilla for colicky pains and diarrhea, unless symptoms feel better bending over or with pressure, that’s Colocynthis. Second to Mag phos for cramps, leg cramps, menstrual cramps and even radiating back pain unless the tension feels like a contraction, that’s Colocynthis. Other applications include tearing headaches, vomiting and suppressed emotions. Its symptoms tend to be worse with anger and better for doubling up, pressure and warmth. It may be second, but it’s first if it fits your particular symptoms.Learn More
Though applicable at times to men, especially for gloomy attitudes, this remedy specializes in women’s health applications. It has a special affinity for balancing PMS, irregular cycles and menopausal symptoms, including cramps, pain from hip to hip, throbbing headache and moodiness. A sense of gloom and dark sadness indicate Cimicifuga as do intense thirst, much sighing, chattiness, trembling, radiating shoothing (like electric shock) pains, and minor neck pain/stiffness that is worse with drafts. Its shooting throbbing headaches tend to follow a period of study, mental stress or worry. Symptoms tend to be worse in the morning and during a woman's cycle and better for warmth and eating. With professional advice only, it has been known to aid pregnancy problems.Learn More
Specializing in various pains with burning sensations, Causticum relieves a range of joint, neck and back pains as well as hot, blistering skin eruptions and sharp tearing headaches. Raw sore throats, constant rattling night coughs and hoarseness mark its colds. Urinary irritation and occasional incontinence applications are among its common uses, as are abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and hemorrhoids; progressive weakness. Causticum’s range of emotional applications include insecurity, anxious forebodings, effects of long lasting grief, worry, sadness and restless sleep.
Proven by Hahnemann and re-examined by Scheussler, this salt is credited by its link to salt, sodium chloride, the drying nature of which is both helpful and harmful. Nat mur can help our bodies resolve diverse issues usually with a connection to dryness. Its colds and congestion symptoms may feel dry somewhere even with thickening, but clear, running mucus: sinus pressure, post nasal drip, hay fever, sore throats, cold symptoms. Its skin symptoms include: dryness, flaky skin, cracked lips, sore spots in the mouth after colds. Other physical symptoms may include: blinding headaches, lower backache, constipation. On the emotional plane, dryness becomes idiomatic with poorly circulated stress– suppressed grief, disappointments, haunting memories. Complaints improve with fresh air and deep breathing and worsen with consolation and hormonal changes.Learn More
Scheussler observed a tie between sodium sulphate and our digestive organs, respiratory systems and other tissues. Thus, he found its cell salt applies to a range of physical and emotional symptoms, esp. if complaints are aggravated by cold wet weather or damp places. Best known for its digestive support, Nat sulph relieves diverse symptoms of nausea, sick headache, sour vomiting, heartburn, bitter belching, hiccups, indigestion, painful pale diarrhea and a frequent need to urinate. For cold and congestive symptoms, it applies to profuse yellow mucus, rattling cough and acute humid wheezing. Following a medical evaluation, Nat sulph can be beneficial when emotional changes, confusion or bursting headaches follow physical trauma. Other Nat sulph symptoms include: minor joint or back pain,
esp. low back pains that extend downward, periodic sadness, a brownish tongue coating and a craving for fresh warm, dry air.
Clinically, this remedy’s source, potassium phosphate, is usually given with sodium phosphate, for treating low phosphorus levels. In this case, Scheussler knew he had a substance key to nerve, brain and other cells. Thus he worked with Kali phos to give balancing, revitalizing support when symptoms following injury, illness, stress or sadness include a heavy, yet restless fatigue or physical weakness. When pain results, he used it to relieve symptoms of nervous headaches, backache, low back pains that extend down the thigh, and other pains, plus buzzing noises. On the emotional plane, its symptoms include temper tantrums, occasional sleeplessness, nightmares, hypersensitivity, sadness and gloom.Learn More
Between the fact that it is made from a mineral compound which helps the body build strong blood cells and that its most prominent symptom is a 'lack of notable symptoms', this cell salt is a very helpful companion. Biochemist Wm. Scheussler who pioneered the cell salt remedies, advised we use Ferrum phos (iron phosphate) to help the body face many stresses, especially if general fatigue is the only dominant symptom. Its key symptoms and indications for use include: redness, heat, throbbing or fever, minor irritations along with sore red throat, toothache, minor ear pain, common colds, minor joint pains, skin eruptions, etc. It can be helpful for heat or sun-induced headaches and other headaches with shooting or throbbing pains that feel better with an ice pack. Its applications extend to vomiting of undigested food as well as minor urinary irritation which may include occasional leakings, esp. at night. Ferrum phos can be particularly helpful in turning around a child’s sudden, but low, fever or a young girl’s pubescent weakness. Those who need it most tend to be pale, but flush easily. Pale young girls and teens get special attention in its listings.Learn More
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
The effects of slicing onions and hay fever can feel very similar. If eyes are irritated and watery nasal discharge is hot enough to irritate the upper lip, Allium cepa can bring relief regardless if onions, allergens or local cold germs are in the air. Allium cepa acts swiftly to relieve eye, nose and throat irritation symptoms, as well as related headaches, hacking coughs and hoarseness. Its symptoms are often worse in cold damp weather and stuffy rooms.