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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Homeopathic Remedies ~ Worth Looking Into

"Praise the LORD, O my soul
and forget not all His benefits ~ 
Who forgives all your sins 
and heals all your diseases, 
who redeems your life from the pit 
and crowns you with love and compassion, 
Who satisfies your desires with good things 
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." 
~Psalm 103:2-5
I am a firm believer in the healing power of the Lord. I also believe that He has blessed us with home remedies and medicines that originate from His creation. One of those is the method of Homeopathic Remedies.

Homeopathic remedies are preparations that originate from anything from ants and honeybees, to quartz and oyster shells, to Chamomile and charcoal. These remedies date back to late 1700 Germany; they are heavily diluted preparations that are thought to cause similar symptom as someone is suffering from. This is called "the law of similars" and is where the old expression "like cures like" comes from. Another thing that I like about Homeopathics is that the ingredient(s) is (are) diluted down. The impressive aspect being that the more it is diluted, the stronger the medicinal effect is! 

A third aspect that some Homeopaths (Homeopathic Doctors) subscribe to is that your personality and out-look on life plays a part in how your remedies work and, for that matter, which one to choose for each ailment.

Homeopathic remedies have a long shelf life, are non-habit forming and can be taken with most Rx without interfering with it's effectiveness.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of differnt homeopathic remedies and blends, but for my purposes here, I'll list some of the most popular remedies and what they are used for. [Remedy symptoms and uses are from my personal home remedy notes gleaned from information I've gotten from: personal experience, advice from knowledgeable friends and co-workers, product package recommendations, Milk and Honey, Inc., Hylands website, Boiron website
(PLEASE NOTE disclaimer at bottom of blog)

~Aconitum Napellus ~ Sudden colds, scute infections, frights, anxiety.  For sudden illnesses due to fright or shock. Cold, flu, sore throat, fever, hot skin; eye injury, dental problems, earaches, headaches; panic attacks.

~Apis Mellifica ~ Stings, swelling. Insect bites, stings, redness and swelling, rashes.

~Arnica Montana ~ Bruises, soreness, muscle injuries. One of the most popular homeopathic remedies; use for most any bruising, can be taken 2-3 days before surgery to reduce post-op bruising and soreness, after childbirth. Even good for whooping cough and bed wetting in children.

~Belladonna [Antropa Belladonna] ~ Fever, flu, headaches, sensitivity to light. High fever, throbbing pain, infection, inflammation, menstrual pain; restless sleep.

~Calcarea Carbonica ~ Digestion, constipation. Anxiety, bone and tooth complaints, slow to heal fractures, tooth decay; slow growth in children; indigestion, tonsillitis. 

~Cantharis ~ Urinary, stomach. Urinary tract inflamation; digestive problems, diarrhea.

~Causticum ~ Bed wetting and bladder incontinence. For children and adults experiencing weak bladder.  

~Chamomilla recutita ~ Irritability, colds, colic, ear pain, teething. Toothaches aggravated by hot or cold foods/drink, painful periods, teething pain, sleeplessness. 

~Carbo Vegitabilis [Carbo Veg, Charcoal] ~ Indigestion, flatulence, fatigue, constipation. Low energy after surgery or illness, digestive problems, heartburn, dizziness, fainting.

~Magnesium Phophate [Mag Phos, cell salts] ~ Leg cramps, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms. Anti-spasmodic, relieves cramps, muscle spasms, sciatica, backaches, headaches, toothaches, colic, hiccups. 

~Rhus Toxicodendron [Rhus Tox] ~ Rheumatism, joint pain, stuffness, skin problems. Itchy skin, hives, rashes; stiff and swollen joints, arthritis, flu, fever, fatigue.

~Sepia Officinalis [Sepia] ~ Heavy periods, menopause, hot flashes, PMS. Remedy for most women's issues, including painful intercourse.

~Cephaelis Ipecacuanha [Ipecacuanha, Ipecac Shrub] ~ Nausea, Indigestion, fever, morning sickness. Dry, hacking coughs, wheezing, asthma-related congested chest; migraine with nausea, morning sickness.

~Lachesis Mutus [Lachesis] ~ Menopause, hot flashes, PMS, sore throat. Sore throat, hacking cough, sinus pain, headache; PMS, menopause, hot flashes, night sweats followed by shivering.

~Nux Vomica [Strychnos nux-vomica] ~ Stress, fatigue, hangover, sleeplessness. Helps with hang-overs, over-eating, mental over-work; insomnia, digestive disorders brought on by suppressed anger; colds, flu.

~Ruta [Ruta Graveolens] ~ Sprain, bone bruies, carpal tunnel, eye strain. One of the best 1st remedies for sprains, strains, repeated injury, joints, tennis elbow; deep bruises, headache, eye strain from long hours of reading, computer or poor lighting. 

~Silica [Silica Terra, Quartz] ~ Skin and bone issues. Purges splinters, acne, skin sores; for congested ears and sinuses; helps streagthen hair and nails.

~Sulphur [Brimstone] ~ Skin complaints, mental stress, digestion. Eczema, thrush, diaper rash, dry scalp; indigestion, vomiting, chronic diarrhea; mental stress, forgetfulness, indecision
If you have any other favorite homeopathic remedies that you would like to share, please do. We are entering a time in our country when Mother will, once again, be the nurse of the family and we need to help and support each other in caring for our families and our own health. Let's bless each other with our help and knowledge.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

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