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Developed by 18th-century German physician Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy (which means “similar suffering”) uses miniscule concentrations of natural plant, animal, or mineral substances to stimulate the body to heal itself.
Common homeopathic remedies
Children’s health: Chamomilla vulgaris (teething with irritability), Colocynthis (colic), Aloe socotrina, podophyllin (diarrhea)
Colds and flu: Allium cepa (runny nose, sneezing), Antimonium tartaricum (rattling cough), Belladonna (fever, congestion), Kali bichromicum (thick, sticky mucus), Pulsatilla (thick, bland mucus), Oscillococcinum (flu, proprietary remedy)
Injuries and pain: Arnica montana (bruises, swelling), Calendula officinalis (burns, scrapes, skin irritations)
Respiratory allergies: Allium cepa (allergies with runny nose), Euphrasia officinalis (burning, irritated eyes), Galphimia glauca (hay fever), Histaminum hydrochloricum (allergies), Sabadilla (allergic sneezing)
* Check with a health care provider first for diagnosis; then consult a homeopathic practitioner to determine the right remedy and dose.