Homeopathy and the Flu
Homeopathic medicine is a great natural alternative to heal the symtoms
of the flu and can also be used as a preventative. Most flu seasons and
epidemics fit a common homeopathic picture, so that the majority of people
will benefit from the epidemic medicine. There is a long history of successful
management of serious acute infections with homeopathy, particularly the flu.
The four most frequently indicated homeopathic flu medicines over the past
100 years have been Gelsemium, Arsenicum, Rhus Tox and Bryonia.
How to decide which remedy to use:
Arsenicum-drink in small sips, very chilly, restless, diarrhea, vomiting, summer
flu, anxiety, fatigue
Gelsemium-too tired to open their eyes, fever, thirstlessness, trembling, comes on
slowly, aching muscles, pain in back of head, sluggish, fatigue, sensitive to cold, clammy
Rhus Tox-Human barometer, worse in damp weather, extreme restlessness, better from
movement, worse at nighttime, anxious, depressed, chilly, sweaty, headache in back of
neck, dry mouth, thirstlessness
Bryonia-very thirsty, comes on slowly, headache in front of head, worse for movement,
restless, thirsty, warm and drier, wants cool temperatures, coughing, chest symptoms.
The best potency to use for an acute is 200c. Put 3 pellets in 8 oz water bottle and
succuss 8 times. Take 1 tsp as needed.