Hello hello! I feel like I'm just re-surging and joining life again! Not that I was gone long...just a short few days to get over a cold and recharge. Getting sick is not something I do very well. I either ignore it or act like I have 'man flu'. Yeah... I kinda suck at it.
I thought I'd just do a quick blog on 2 remedies that are traditionally used in Homeopathy for the common cold! We don't hear much about that sneezy little watery eyed monster. Usually we hear about the flu or other nastier viruses but the common cold is a very common (cue laughter) problem!
Gavin came down with a cold too but his wasn't as bad as mine (haha sorry honey!)! On the surface we had the same virus. Both started with a mild sore throat and a bit of sneezing then a progressively stuffier nose. However he had burning eyes. It was such a marked symptom that I suggested Allium Cepa for him. This is another note worthy remedy for the common cold. Very similar to Euphrasia with copious amounts of clear snot but the eyes will burn and the nose will smart because the discharge burns (the term is acrid in the books). I find this a nice easy distinction between the 2. Oh and allium cepa is onion...remember how horrid cutting an onion can be? Yep Gavin had an onion cold! (Allium cepa is a Homeopathic medicine traditionally used to help support the body with the symptoms of the common cold).
These aren't the only 2 remedies by a long shot but they are 2 that I use frequently for common colds.
Here's to a healthy end of winter! Stay well!
Disclaimer: Homeopathy is a traditional medicine.The TGA considers Homeopathy a low risk medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Information given here is in no way intended to take the place of advice from your chosen healthcare professional or specialist. Any examples given from the authors life do not indicate that the remedy in question will work for everyone in every instance. They are used solely to illustrate the use the medicine in a practical situation.
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