5 Important Remedies for the Fall Season*

Posted by: Henry Barbey

The Fall season brings a welcomed change from the heat of summer. September is a time of students going back to school and the weather getting cooler. This time of year brings with it a heightened awareness of allergies, colds and flu-like symptoms.

Homeopathy offers safe and effective remedies for these common symptoms of the Fall season.**

1) Allium Cepa
The remedy is wonderful for the typical symptoms of hay fever; profuse, watery nasal discharge that is burning and irritating, profuse tearing of the eye(that is bland), sneezing with rawness and tingling, frontal headache, worse from the smell of flowers or worse in a warm room, and better in the open air.

2) Sabadilla
Top remedy when violent sneezing or fits of sneezing(many sneezes in a row) is the primary complaint. There is also itching and tingling in the nose, with profuse thin nasal discharge. The sneezing is worse in cold air and from odors and perfume.

3) Aconite
This remedy is wonderful for sudden and forceful onset of symptoms after exposure to dry, cold or windy weather. This remedy is to be used in the first 24 hours of symptoms. There is also marked restlessness, anxiety and fear present. There can be high fever, and a dry cough may be present, which is worse at night.

4) Oscillococcinum
A great remedy for the onset of flu-like symptoms: fever, chills, body aches and pain. This remedy is recommended by doctors around the world and is used by millions of people. It is one of the best selling homeopathic remedies.

5) Gelsemium
Gradual onset of symptoms of a cold; often during warm, humid weather. The patient needing this remedy will exhibit the 4 D’s: dizzy, drowsy, droopy and dumb (mental dullness). There is great weakness and a desire to lie still and be left alone. Face may be dusky red with drooping eyelids.

*Should you have any special medical conditions or be pregnant, consult with your physician before taking any homeopathic or medicinal substances. Also, in severe or emergency medical situations seek professional care immediately.
**In terms of a “potency” for the abovementioned remedies, 30C would be a good choice to have on hand. If you experience one of the symptoms listed above, take one dose of the indicated remedy every 30 minutes until relief is felt, then stop. Repeat the process if the discomfort recurs. If there is no improvement after taking a few doses of a remedy, discontinue and seek professional medical or homeopathic care.

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