How to use homeopathic remedies for hot weather symptoms

Hot weather in the west, east, south and central US; just walk outside and you'll see why experts are saying the heat index is reaching dangerously high levels.  Since hot weather can lead to many unwanted symptoms, this heat wave encourages us to take a closer look at homeopathic remedies for the symptoms of heat and hot weather.  Here are four tips on how to use homeopathy for summer heat and first aid - so make sure you keep them handy this summer!

#1: Carry Belladonna in your pocket! Flushed faces, sudden spikes in temperature, throbbing headaches, dilated pupils, dizziness... Belladonna’s relief reads like a case of heat exposure.

 #2: Carry Headaches #33 too!  Headaches are often the first undismissable sign of too much heat.  This combination covers both sudden or slow onset headaches and a diverse range of pains and triggers.

#3: Cell Salt approach: Ferrum phos - with redness, minor fever and fatigue as leading symptoms, this iron phosphate single leads the way to a speedy recovery from a day in the sun or any time a boost is needed.
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#4: Cell Salts Before, During and After:  With  Bioplasma, Tonic Tissue E and Hyland's Bioplasma Sport (which includes electrolytes), you can take cell salts before a hot day to help prepare your cells, during an event in your water bottle and /or after to discourage symptoms of fatigue and reover more quickly.

Please note: Heat symptoms can quickly extend beyond self care. Thus it is always best to start first aid measures and consult a licensed medical professional when fevers run too hot or too long or if any symptoms present with severity.

Key homeopathic remedies for heat

Belladonna - This one is hot! Hot fevers, hot throbbing pain, hot to the touch, hot face, hot temper, hot spots, hot throats, hot ears, hot teething gums, hot flushes... though hands and feet are probably cool. That’s hot and restless– restless sleep with grinding of teeth, restless with hot but minor fevers, restless with pain and a restless desire to escape... Belladonna is definitely a must in every family’s medicine cabinet and first aid box.

Cantharis - The sunburn remedy can help the body ease the effects of minor burns including, pain and blistering symptoms.

Ferrum phos - Whenever redness, heat, throbbing, weary fatigue or low fever suggests the first stages of irritation or illness, including the effects of too much heat or sun, common colds, bronchial irritation, congestions, irritated gums, minor joint pains or skin eruptions, you can always call on Ferrum phos. As ‘lack of prominent symptoms’ is on its list, Ferrum phos is handy when you just don’t feel quite right.

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**Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Tips to help prevent heat headaches and other symptoms from hot weather

Signs of Trouble:
• pale or flushed face
• headache
• muscle cramps
• sweating heavily
• general weakness
• dizziness, nausea

#1: As soon as your face flushes or your head starts to throb, find the coolest, least humid environment. If air conditioning or indoor shelter are too far away, shade with a newspaper.

#2 Lie down with feet up and loosen tight clothes.

#3 Get wet - bathe or wet clothing or apply a wet towel or sheet to skin

#4 If not too nauseous, drink tepid water perhaps with a pinch of salt or a pretzel or cracker. Iced drinks can cause stomach cramps so tepid is preferred. Electrolyte drinks are great but sugar is not, so try to balance the benefits. Avoid alcohol and sugar-rich drinks.

#5 Consult a practitioner ASAP

Hint: Acclimate yourself to the heat. Avoid a full day in the heat and sun until you have worked up to it -- starting as low as 5 minutes a day. So if your child just signed up for little league, spend a few weeks getting both of you prepped to take the heat.

Recover from heat  symptoms faster with Cell Salts

Tonic - Tissue E - When energy feels drained or out of sync, due to illness, stress, growth or convalescence, this remedy’s replenishing cell salt ingredients help restore vitality and balance. Physically, the five phosphate cell salts in this remedy offer natural support for growing pains, bone repair, cramps, nerve pain, indigestion and acidity issues.


#1 Best Selling Cell Salt Combination & Best Value! Offers balancing support to anyone, of any age, any time a refreshing dose is needed. If feeling just a ‘bubble off plumb’, recovering from a vigorous run or workout, suffering from an unbalanced diet or working to get back in sync after an illness.   This homeopathic remedy formula includes all 12 cell salt remedies.