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  • What is homeopathy? Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700s in Germany and has been widely practiced throughout...
  • Primary Remedies Carbo vegetabilis This remedy relieves intense flushing of the face, aggravated by drinking wine or spirits, and improved by being fanned. Lycopodium clavatum This is used to relieve discomfort and indigestion from intolerance to onions and garlic, with bloating around the waist and gas. Nux vomica Nux...
  • Primary Remedies Belladonna This remedy is often indicated in early stages of inflammation, before much pus has formed. The area is red, hot, throbbing, and tender, often with intense or stabbing pains. Jarring or touch may increase discomfort. The person may also feel excitable or feverish. Hepar sulphuris calcareum...
  • Primary Remedies Pulsatilla This remedy can be helpful if acne is worse from eating rich or fatty foods, and aggravated by warmth or heat. It is indicated especially around the time of puberty, or when acne breaks out near menstrual periods. The person often has a fair complexion and is inclined toward soft emotions and...
  • Primary Remedies Aconitum napellus When one side of a person's face becomes paralyzed, especially after being exposed to wind or cold air, this remedy may be helpful. A feeling of fear and agitation and a sudden onset of symptoms are strong indications for Aconitum napellus. Agaricus This remedy may be indicated in...
  • Primary Remedies Arsenicum album A person needing this remedy can feel exhausted, yet be very restless and anxious. Breathing problems tend to be worse while lying down, better when sitting up, and may begin, or be the most intense, between midnight and two a.m. Dry wheezing may progress to a cough that brings up frothy...
  • Primary Remedies Arnica montana This remedy is available in topical forms (gel, cream and ointment), as well as in pellet form for general action. Hypericum perforatum This is a medicine for trauma affecting the nerve endings, such as wounds or crushed fingers, and causing intense pain throbbing alongside the nerve...
  • Primary Remedies Aconitum napellus A panic attack that comes on suddenly with very strong fear (even fear of death) may indicate this remedy. A state of immense anxiety may be accompanied by strong palpitations, shortness of breath, and flushing of the face. Sometimes a shaking experience will be the underlying cause...
  • Primary Remedies Arnica montana This remedy can be used during the first days following the break to decrease pain from swelling and trauma. Eupatorium perfoliatum This remedy is well-known for its use in flu and fever when the bones are extremely painful ( "as if broken") and is useful to relieve the deep or aching...
  • Primary Remedies Aesculus Pain in the very low back (the sacral or sacroiliac areas) that feels worse when standing up from a sitting position, and worse from stooping, may be eased with this remedy. Aesculus is especially indicated for people with low back pain who also have a tendency toward venous congestion and...
  • Primary Remedies Bryonia This remedy is often indicated when a cough is dry and very painful. The person feels worse from any movement, and may even need to hold his or her sides or press against the chest to keep it still. The cough can make the stomach hurt, and digestion may be upset. A very dry mouth is common, and...
  • Primary Remedies Apis mellifica This remedy relieves pink, swollen skin with itching, burning pain improved by applying cold compresses. Cantharis This remedy relieves blisters from burns or friction. Urtica urens When a burn is mild and the primary symptoms are redness and stinging pain, this remedy often brings...
  • Belladonna Sudden onset of intense, cutting, clutching pain may signal a need for this remedy. The upper abdomen may look tense and swollen, and jarring or light touch makes discomfort worse. Some relief may come from pressing firmly on the area or bending forward. The person may either seem excitable with dilated eyes...
  • Primary Remedies Arnica montana This remedy is available in topical forms (gel, cream and ointment), as well as in pellet form for bruising affecting large areas. Bellis perennis This remedy is helpful for injuries and bruises, especially those caused by trauma to the trunk or in deeper tissues-for example, internal...
  • Primary Remedies Arsenicum album A person who breaks out in burning, painful mouth sores, and also feels anxious and tired, is likely to benefit from this remedy. Hot drinks often ease the pain, and the person feels best when keeping warm. People who need this remedy often have unhealthy, easily-bleeding gums, and tend...
  • Primary Remedies Antimonium tartaricum This remedy may be indicated when eruptions are large and slow to emerge. The child feels sweaty, fussy, and may be nauseous with a white-coated tongue. If chest congestion with a rattling cough develops, or a bubbly sound on breathing, Antimonium tart is likely to be the...
  • Primary Remedies Rhus toxicodendron This remedy is useful when stiffness and pain are worse on initial motion and improve as movement continues. Overuse may lead to soreness, pain, and further stiffening. Discomfort is relieved by warmth and worse in cold, damp weather. Ruta graveolens This remedy is indicated when...
  • Primary Remedies Bryonia This remedy relieves dry and painful cough, with dry throat and intense thirst. Coughing is triggered by speaking, and the pain is relieved by staying immobile or applying strong pressure to the ribcage. Phosphorus This remedy is indicated when a person experiences hoarseness and a tickly...
  • Primary Remedies Calendula Ointment This remedy keeps the skin or lips moisturized and speeds up healing. Natrum muriaticum This remedy sometimes stops a herpes outbreak if taken in the early, tingling stage. It is also helpful for raw, red cold sores that develop on the lips and corners of the mouth, as well as the...
  • Primary Remedies Aesculus hippocastanum When this remedy is needed, hemorrhoids are sore and aching, with a swollen feeling. Pain may last for hours after the bowels have moved. People who need this remedy often have the sensation of a lump, or a feeling that a lot of small sharp sticks are inside the rectum, poking...
  • Primary Remedies Apis mellifica This remedy relieves swollen eyelids with itching, relieved by cold compresses. Argentum nitricum Swelling with yellowish or pus-like discharge, and redness and inflammation of the whites and inner corners of the eyes, suggest the use of this remedy. The person's eyes may be tired and...
  • Primary Remedies Belladonna Intense bouts of earache that come and go very suddenly, with heat and inflammation, suggest a need for this remedy. Pain can be pounding or throbbing, and may be worse from jarring. The person usually has a fever, a flushed red face, eyes that are sensitive to light, and skin that is hot to...
  • Primary Remedies Agnus castus This remedy may be helpful if problems with impotence develop after a man has led a life of intense and frequent sexual activity for many years. A cold sensation felt in the genitals is a strong indication for Agnus castus. People who need this remedy are often very anxious about their...
  • Primary Remedies Arnica montana This remedy is especially useful when bursitis is related to traumatic injury or strain. The affected area feels bruised and sore, and the person tries to avoid being touched, because of pain. Other Remedies Belladonna Bursitis with a sensation of heat and throbbing, along with intense...
  • Primary Remedies Arsenicum album A person who has frequent colds, sore throats, and chest problems-with burning pain and feelings of weakness, restlessness, and anxiety-may benefit from this remedy. The person's head may feel hot while the rest of the body is cold, and problems can be worse near midnight. The nose often...
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