It’s that time of year when everyone you know seems to have a sniffle. Yet cold symptoms can vary among people. You might contend with a sneezy, runny nose, while someone else deals with a hacking cough.
Homeopathy is a great option, as the therapy can be tailored to the individual. Boiron single “blue tube” medicines allow you to pinpoint the remedy that will help relieve your specific symptom.
When choosing medicine, homeopathy expert and author Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na), says to observe the most outstanding features of your cold and match with those of the medicine. You may need to switch to another one if you don’t see improvement, or if symptoms change.
“It takes practice, but once you become adroit with homeopathy, you’ll find out how well it works as an individualized treatment,” explains Calabrese.
Calabrese has a few recommendations on what singles to use to relieve common cold symptoms.
For chesty coughs, she suggests Antimonium tartaricum. It relieves a wet cough with thick phlegm and difficult expectoration.*
Kali iodatum is useful for burning nasal discharge, especially if there is a feeling of constriction at the base of the nose, describes Calabrese.* For related nasal symptoms of a runny nose alternating with periods of dryness and stinging in the nasal cavity, she says to use Natrum muriaticum.*
Another staple is Pulsatilla, which relieves non-irritating yellowish nasal discharge with dry nose at night, becoming runny during the day.*
Last but not least, Calabrese recommends Spongia tosta for croupy, barking coughs especially during cold weather.*
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.
Homeopath Joette Calabrese shows you which single medicines can help with cough and cold symptoms.