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  • Writer's pictureGauravi Hiware

Homeopathy for Cold & Flu

Updated: Feb 8, 2019

Homeopathy offers a system of gentle healing that is safe to use with a bit of understanding about the nature of the homeopathic remedies . Homeopathy is unique in that it addresses the state of the person's symptoms that they suffer with at the time and takes into account the dynamic interconnection of the whole person as a complex system.

Arsenicum album

A person who needs this remedy during flu feels chilly, fastidious and exhausted, along with an anxious restlessness gently and physically. The person may be thirsty, but often only takes small sips. If the digestive system is involved, nausea with burning pain, or vomiting and acrid diarrhea may occur. If the flu is respiratory, a watery, runny nose with sneezing paroxysms and a dry or wheezing cough are often seen. The person's head usually feels hot, while the rest of the body is chilly.


This remedy relieves high fever of sudden onset with profuse sweating, and hypersensitivity to light and noise. Burning, pungent, steaming, heat. Feet icy cold. Superficial blood-vessels, distended. Perspiration dry only on head. No thirst with fever.

Bryonia alba

This relieves high fever with body aches improved by staying immobile.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

This remedy relieves bone pains and body aches associated with flu and severe colds.

Ferrum phosphoricum

This relieves low-grade fever with weakness and tendency to nosebleeds and earaches.


This remedy relieves flu-like symptoms with fever, headache, dizziness and general weakness.

Nux vomica

When this remedy is indicated in influenza, the person may have have high fever, violent chills, strong nausea and cramping in the digestive tract (or a painful cough and constricted breathing if the flu is respiratory). Headache usually occurs, along with oversensitivity to sound, bright light, and odors. A person who needs Nux vomica is often very irritable, feeling worse from exertion and worse from being cold in any way.

Oscillococcinum® and Children's Oscillococcinum®

This remedy relieve flu-like symptoms: feeling run down, body aches, chills and fever.

Rhus toxicodendron

This remedy relieves fever with restlessness: The patient is continuously moving to find a comfortable position and relieve the body aches.

Aconitum napellus

This remedy relieves high fever of sudden onset, with a hot face and dry skin. Great fear, anxiety, and worry accompany every ailment.Cough, dry, short, hacking; worse at night and after midnight. Hot feeling in lungs. Blood comes up with hawking. Tingling in chest after cough.

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