OTC homeopathic flu complexes

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head-1746353_960_720We all know that catching a cold or being struck down with the flu is not only annoying, but challenges our immune system to battle the ill making agents, making us feel run down and tired.

 

Thus it is not seldom that many reach for conventional medication to alleviate symptoms and attempt to speed up recovery. However, there is a gentler option if you must assist your system.

 

In the following you will find a short comparison of over-the-counter homeopathic complexes that can be used to aid recovery from the cold or flu. If you must, then homeopathy is the healthier approach to health care, as it facilitates properties that will stimulate self-healing responses in the body and will trigger the immune system to spur into action and work at removing the ill-making influencers.

 

Over the counter complexes for the cold and flu-like diseases are a gentle alternative to conventional treatment and albeit not classical, they are homeopathic and are applicable to the broader spectrum of the symptom complex of the common cold.

 

The cold or flu is the infectious disease that is most common in our population. It has a distinctive array of symptoms that are specific for acute infection of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. A patient may experience soreness of the throat, coryza, cough, headache, heaviness of the limbs and pain in the joints. There may or may not be slight fever and the patient may feel run down and fatigued.

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Included in this list of cold/flu remedies are complexes that are available world-wide, at pharmacies, health food shops or via international/online pharmacies.

 

Gripp-heel:

Manufacturer: HEEL

Indicated for: common cold, flu-like symptoms – runny nose, soreness of throat, cough, aching muscles, raised temperature.

Ingredients: Aconitum D/X4, Bryonia D/X4, Lachesis D/X12, Eupatorium perf. D/X3, Phosphorus D/X5

 

Aconitum: Acute inflammation of the mucous membranes, coryza, sneezing, headache. Pain, burning, redness of throat. Heaviness of limbs.

Bryonia: Inflammation of the larynx, cough. Swelling and obstruction of nose, inflammation. Coryza. Sore throat with hoarseness and difficulty swallowing. Dryness in throat. Tenacious mucus. Cough which appears to bruise the chest, rattling in chest. Limbs painful, stiffness. Weakness.

Eupatorium: Feeling run down, chilly, headache, runny nose with sneezing, dry nervous cough. Hoarseness of voice, joint pain, slight fever.

Lachesis: Headache, inflamed mucous membranes, chill. Tickling in throat, soreness, inflammatory swelling, dryness and redness. Much sticky salivation. Coryza. Dryness and burning pain in larynx, tickling. Cough, constant, irritating, with and without expectoration. Wheezing on chest. Stiffness of muscles, pain in bones, weakness of whole body.

Phosphorus: Inflammation of the airways. Dryness. Dryness of mouth with increased salivation. Aching, burning throat, scraping, hoarseness. Weakness and soreness of joints.

 

 

Oscillococcinum:

Manufacturer: Boiron

Indicated for: Symptoms such as body aches, headache, feeling run down, fatigued, feverishness, chilly.

Ingredients: Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200CK

Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum: It appears that this remedy has no entry on any of the older or current materia medica. However, according to Julian, there is a nosode of Oscillococinum. It is indicated for influezal otitis, mastoiditis, common col. The suggested potency is D/X15. Whilst I doubt Anas bar. and Oscillo. are the same remedy, their action radius is likely very similar.

 

 

Contramutan:

Manufacturer: Klosterfrau Healthcare Group

Indicated for: Cold and flu, feverish cold with inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

Ingredients: Tablets: Eupatorium perf. Ø, Aconitum Ø, Belladonna Ø, Echinacea ang. Ø

Juice: Eupatorium perf. Ø, Aconitum D/X4, Belladonna D/X4, Echinacea ang. Ø

 

Aconitum: Acute inflammation of the mucous membranes, coryza, sneezing, headache. Pain, burning, redness of throat. Heaviness of limbs.

Belladonna: Inflammatory swelling and redness of the nose, coryza of alternating nostril, with stoppage of nose. Paleness, heat and burning of face. Saliva sticky, thick. Burning in throat, inflammation, swelling, swallowing impaired. Hoarseness with tenacious mucus in chest. Soreness. Heaviness of limbs.

Echinacea: Nostrils are stuffed, mucus in nostrils and pharynx, soreness. Mucus in throat, burning and soreness, constant need to clear throat. Sore feeling in chest. Weakness of limbs, exhaustion, general aching all over.

Eupatorium: Feeling run down, chilly, headache, runny nose with sneezing, dry nervous cough. Hoarseness of voice, joint pain, slight fever.

 

 

Meditonsin:

Manufacturer: Arzneimittel Pütter GmbH & Co. KG

Indicated for: Cold, acute inflammation of the throat and nose.

Ingredients: Aconitinum D/X5, Atropinum sulf. D/X5, Mercurius cyanatus D/X8

Aconitinum: Headache, burning throat, difficulty swallowing, malaise, general heaviness of body, fever, sweating, coldness.

Atropinum sulphuricum: Hotness of head, burning in throat caused by coughing, dryness, redness. Heaviness of limbs. General weakness.

Mercurius cyanatus: Face pale or flushed. Inflammation of buccal cavity. Salivation, great pain on swallowing. Roughness of throat, raw, sore. Great weakness.

 

 

Influenzinum – single homeopathic remedy

Manufacturer: Diverse producers

Indicated for: Cold, flu, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, increased thirst, chill, muscular soreness, sweating, headache

Ingredients: Influezinum nosode

Influenzinum: Cold, flu, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, increased thirst, chill, muscular soreness, sweating, headache, moderate fever. Suggested potency for the acute state are: D/X8, D/X10, D/X15, D/X20.

 

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References:

Julian, O. (1960) Materia medica der Nosoden, 3 edn., Heidelberg: Haug Verlag.

Clarke, J. (1994) A Dictionary of practical materia medica New Delhi: B.Jain publishers Ltd.

 

Product-information:

Gripp-heel:

http://www.gripp-heel.de/home.html

http://www.heel.ca/upload/Gripp_Heel_PF_En_Jan_2010_7296.pdf

Oscillococcinum:

https://www.boironusa.com/products/oscillococcinum/

http://www.oscillo.com/

Meditonsin

https://www.meditonsin.de/

https://www.medice.de/produkte/erkaeltung-und-grippaler-infekt/meditonsin/meditonsin-packungsbeilage-englisch

Contramutan

http://www.contramutan.de/

http://www.paulsmarteurope.com/contramutan-n-saft-150-ml/

Influenzinum

http://www.boiron.ca/nos-medicaments/tubes-boiron/influenzinum/

http://www.homeoint.org/clarke/i/influ.htm

http://www.homeorizon.com/homeopathic-articles/materia-medica/flu-vaccine-influenzinum

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