Homeopathic Remedies For Colds, Coughs and Flu
Homeopathy is where the illness being treated, such as a cold or allergy, is using a remedy that is actually very similar to the substances that are causing the problem in the first place.
Safe For Adults and Children
You may have heard of “like treats like”. It’s not always easy for people to understand this concept, as questions arise, such as how can you treat the flu, by giving someone the flu?
However homeopathy is a natural medicine that is used safely to treat both adults and children.
If you use homeopathic medicines for treating colds and flu for instance, you may find (as many do) that you get better relief compared to the results from using over the counter products or prescription medications. This is not surprising because of how they work.
How Do They Work?
By infusing a very weak strain of the substance that has caused the cold, the homeopathy medicine will effectively improve your immunity against the infection. It will also enable your body to fight off the cold much faster and more efficiently.
One of the benefits of using homeopathic medicines for coughs and colds is that it doesn’t just ease the symptoms, which is what most modern medications do, they actually do more than that, thus giving you a more effective and longer-lasting solution.
Homeopathy builds your body’s immunity so that you will be more protected from future occurrences of the same ailments. Plus, you can achieve all this without putting your body at risk because of the artificial chemicals that are found in typical medications today.
- Therefore, it really is not a direct treatment because the medicine will not get rid of the cold by itself. What it really does is to enhance your body’s health, enabling it to fight off the colds on its own.
- A traditional over-the-counter medicine isn’t providing an immunity it is simply providing a temporary solution for symptom relief, which is why when the bottle runs out, you need to buy more.
High Rate of Success
The use of homeopathy medicine for colds, coughs and flu is often quite controversial, due to many different reasons, but it cannot be denied that those who do use homeopathic medicines have obtained successful results. That’s why they are still available after years of use!
If more people were willing to let go of traditional beliefs when it comes to medicine, they may be pleasantly surprised at how well a homeopathy medicine for colds and other health problems could work for them.
After all, natural remedies have been used by people for many generations with great success. I’m not saying they don’t have to use them…I’m just saying it might be worth a try.
By using homeopathic remedies, whether it be for colds or some other health problem, I believe it to be much safer compared to the use of artificial medications. The risk of any side effects and negative health consequences with natural medicines are very low, while the health benefits that you can enjoy are enormous.
Homeopathic Remedies for the Common Cough
Here is a homeopathic medicine list of some of the medicines used for the common cold.
The sudden onset of a cough after exposure to a dry cold wind or from getting chilled. There is a suffocative feeling with a constant, short, dry cough and chest. Aconite is for the early stages of croup and croup coughs, and also night-time coughs, accompanied by shortness of breath and agitation.
An asthmatic cough with wheezing and frothy expectoration. There is burning expectoration or sensation, with constricted airways, making breathing difficult. The patient is very chilly, restless, anxious and may be sweaty, with marked exhaustion. The patient feels worse after midnight and is sensitive to cold.
A short, dry tickling cough, with sudden onset and worse at night. The cough lubricates the throat a little, but it dries out again and causes sudden violent spasms of coughing. There is tickling, burning or a scraped sensation in the throat. Belladonna symptoms are aggressive and can include high temperatures with a flushed face, staring eyes, swollen glands and red or inflamed membranes.
A hard dry cough with soreness in the chest, where the patient clutches at their chest to ease the stitching pains caused by coughing. Bryonia symptoms are clearly better for hard pressure and keeping still. All symptoms are accompanied by dryness and are worse for any motion (including eating or drinking). Warm air aggravates and entering a room can trigger a bout of coughing.
The early stage of a respiratory infection, or colds which head rapidly for the chest and ear resulting in bronchitis or otitis. A very common remedy in children’s coughs which start with a fever and flushed face, followed by a short painful tickling cough with soreness over the sternum.
Croup from cold, dry winds or cold air. Cough is triggered by any part of the body being exposed. Choking spells of coughing. The Hepar patient is very sensitive to cold air, or cold in any form, and is especially irritably, although they are much better for warmth or humid weather. This is an important croup remedy in children.
An exhausting and violent, dry and tickling cough with irritation deep in the throat. The cough may be triggered by laughing, talking or by a change in temperature, e.g. going out or coming in. There is a bursting pain in the head, a tight painful chest and pain may spread to abdomen. The patient may clutch their head, chest or abdomen on coughing.
This is a gagging, choking cough that comes and goes. It is dry at night and loose in the morning, worse and night and on lying down, causing the patient to sit up or use extra pillows.
A dry teasing cough from tickling in the chest, which is triggered by uncovering the smallest part, even a hand. It is a dry, night cough with a bloody taste, although no blood is seen. The patient must move about as it is worse at rest and from cold, wet weather.
A strong desire for fresh air accompanies this suffocative cough which is worse at night with the rush of blood to head and chest. There is a burning feeling on the face and chest, with red lips and eyelids. Source
If you haven’t used a natural medicine, have you ever used home remedies for colds and coughs? Let me know in the comments below!
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