Homeopathy for everyday problems!

To err is human and we all make many mistakes in our day to day, the result of which is bodily and mental discomfort that we can encounter. Each person is the author of their health, as has been well said. Similarly, each person can be a caretaker of their own body and health with gentle homeopathic medicines. Yes, you can always think of homeopathy as the main mode of therapy for smaller problems at home. Certainly, one needs to know about homeopathic philosophy and principles before starting to prescribe, even for family members and others.

But with practice and thorough reading of homeopathic medical material, one can safely use homeopathic medicines, especially while traveling, at night when the doctor’s help cannot be sought, etc. This is obviously true in case of minor problems. For the most important ones, it is better to visit the doctor as soon as possible.

Here are some of the problems you can help yourself with:

(1)Minor cuts and bruises-

· Calendula– For minor cuts and bruises, this medicine prepared from Marigold is truly a powerful healing agent. Give a single dose internally and you can also opt for local application in case of a cut. If you are using tincture, be sure to dilute it with water before using topically.

· Arnica– For cuts and bruises where the internal bruise is prominent with pain in the part; Arnica Montana is the remedy that tops the list. Arnica is a very powerful remedy also to stop excess bleeding and prevent bruising in case of mild to moderate head injuries. In any case of head injury, Arnica is the basic remedy that should be given in high potency as much as possible, to avoid future complications.

· route– for sprains, this is the remedy to think about after Arnica. Wrist and ankle sprains top the list, along with pain from bruising.

· toxic rhus– This is one of the most frequently indicated remedies for sudden sprains due to reaching high objects or lifting heavy weights. It is also necessary to differentiate between Bellis perennis when treating sprains due to heavy lifting. Pelvic pain due to lifting heavy weights goes more in favor of Bellis perennis.

(2)Minor eye problems-

· Eyebright- Mild to moderate conjunctivitis that feels better outdoors requires Euphrasia.

· Symphytum- The key symptom of Symphytum is the blow to the eyeballs that leads to the black eye. You will notice a positive change within a single dose too quickly.

· Route- Eyestrain with headache and hot sore eyes from reading fine print or sewing etc., call Ruta. You should notice the bruised feeling and the tiredness of her eyes. However, she differentiated between Argentum nitricum. Ruta is aggravated by cold, while Argentum is aggravated by heat, so you have the point of differentiating.

(3)spasmodic dysmenorrhea-

· mag phosphor This is the main remedy as far as the mother’s pain in the abdomen is concerned. For immediate relief, you can even try Mag phos 12X tablets, dissolved in warm water. You can increase the potency if you are sure of the similimum. ‘The girl leans forward to press the abdomen to feel better’ is Mag phos.

· Viburnum opulus- This is one of the rarely thought of but frequently indicated remedies for the sudden onset of spasmodic dysmenorrhea. Very scanty offensive menses with colicky pains down the thighs indicate Vib op.

· Belladonna- Suddenly, the pain waxes and wanes in Belladonna’s favor. Hot, offensive, bright red, profuse bleeding is characteristic.

(Remember that these remedies are indicated for the acuteness of the symptoms. To combat the tendency to dysmenorrhea and hormonal imbalances, one must seek expert homeopathic advice and constitutional treatment)


· sabadilla– When the symptoms are acute and the sneezing is deep, Sabadilla is the remedy of choice. Profuse watery nasal discharge is characteristic.

· Nightshade– Windy weather and showers leading to coryza can call for Dulcamara. Dryness of the nasal mucosa is characteristic despite having colds. She wants to cover her nose to keep her warm!

· Belladonna– When symptoms are acute after localization, Belladonna may be indicated. The person goes with rainy or cold weather and catches cold with dry and itchy throat the next day; Belladonna is the remedy many times. The headache and fever associated with colds and the suddenness of symptoms must be taken into account.

· Heparsulf– It is usually indicated after 2 to 3 days of having started the cold and cough. The roughness of the throat is the main symptom that worsens with the slightest cold. A single dose acts as an anti-infective in most cases.


· sponge– Irritating dry cough with dyspnea calling for Spongia. Nocturnal aggravation should be considered and a single dose administered.

· Ipecacuanha– If there is sputum production with an irritating cough with a clean tongue but a feeling of nausea, Ipecac may help.

· antim cake In children where there is congestion in the chest with excessive sweating and aggravation from acidic foods, Antim tar is helpful. Especially when the child has a cough after eating sour citrus fruits, Antim tar is the remedy in many cases. If the chest is wheezing and the cold aggravates it, you can think of Antimars.

· Drosera- Overly irritating cough ending in vomiting may need Drosera. It is a very potent remedy indicated even in whooping cough. Take a single dose at 30C strength and see amazing results when indicated.


· nux vomicaDistended abdomen after meals with ineffective urge to evacuate called for Nux vomica. The patient wants to defecate recurrently without a satisfactory sensation after defecation and asks for Nux. There may be associated hyperacidity without actual vomiting.

· Bryonia– Dry hard stools absolutely without the need to evacuate the Bryonia calls. Associated with excessive thirst.

Magnesium mur- Constipation in infants and children. Scanty and knotty stools in children during teething ask for Mag mur.

· lead– It should be considered chronic constipation. Hard, lumpy, black stools with spasm of the anus. The feeling of constriction in the anus calls for Plumbum.


· Nux vom– It may be surprising to beginners in homeopathy that Nux vomica is one of the leading remedies for both constipation and diarrhea. The main symptom is the unsatisfactory urge to defecate. And on this same symptom, this remedy can be used for both problems.

· soc de aloeWatery stools after consumption of beer and are passed with such force that they sometimes pass without warning.

· pulsatillaFatty food that leads to rumbling diarrhea calls for Pulsatilla. Fruits aggravate diarrhea or may be the cause. Assorted colored stools.

· chamomile-Especially indicated in children when the child has excessively offensive, greenish, watery stools with colicky pain in the abdomen. Extreme irritability should be sought before prescribing.

· crotone tig– Summer diarrhea with nausea and forced yellow stools demanding Croton tig. Better to drink hot water is the main indication.

· podophilus– Profuse watery stools with prostration may need Podophyllum. During teething it is also indicated when no two depositions are the same.

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