Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Homeopathic Remedies for the Current Outbreak – March 2020

The following remedies have been effectively used by homeopathic practitioners around the
world in response to the current situation. Other remedies may be needed, but the ones below
are widely available and will help a majority of cases.

If anxiety & fear is very strong – start with Aconite or Arsenicum. If dry cough is the main
symptom, start with Aconite or Bryonia. If there is great weakness, use Arsenicum,
Gelsemium, Phosphorus or Antimonium-Tart. If bronchial/respiratory symptoms
predominate, use Bryonia, Antimonium-Tart. or Phosphorus.

Select the remedy that is the closest match to the patient’s main symptoms. Chosen
remedy should be taken in 30c potency, every 2 hours at first then reduce frequency to every
4 hours until symptoms clear. If no relief within 24 hours, or symptom-picture alters,
change the remedy accordingly. If you don’t have 30c potency, use what you have locally
available – if the symptoms match, it will still help.

Aconite
Patient falls ill suddenly
High fever with great thirst &
restlessness
Sudden chill
Intense fear, even panic
Short dry cough, no
expectoration
Give immediately at first
sign of symptoms

Arsenicum Album
Sore throat, runny nose
Breathless, wheezy, chest
feels tight
Chilly, can’t get warm
Restless anxiety
Great weakness
Diarrhoea &/or vomiting
Thirst for frequent sips
Worse midnight - 3am

Bryonia
Cough dry, hard, racking,
painful – holds the chest
Stitching pains in chest
Patient is worse any
movement, worse warm
room, better in cool air
Difficulty inhaling
Dry lips, mouth, throat
Thirst for large amounts
Headache, pain in limbs

Gelsemium
Slow, gradual onset
Patient feels drained,
trembling, weak muscles
Can’t think clearly
Heaviness of head, eyelids &
limbs; low thirst
Dull headache, shivery
Dizziness, blurred vision
Chills up & down spine

Mercurius Viv. or Sol.
Profuse sweating
Offensive breath
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Creeping chilliness
Alternately hot & cold, can’t
get comfortable
Worse at night, esp. when
warm in bed

Antimonium –Tart.
Loose, rattling cough
Chest feels full of mucus
Can’t raise the phlegm
Bubbling respiration
Patient has no strength
As if drowning in phlegm
Drowsy, sleepiness
Esp. in later stages of illness

Phosphorus
Deep cough worse from
talking, laughing, cold air,
lying on left side
Chest feels heavy
Voice hoarse or lost
Burning sensations
Over sensitive to light,
odours, noise, touch
Thirsty for cold drinks

Note: This information is not intended to replace medical advice or care. Contact a health
professional if you need further medical or homeopathic support. The above remedies can be
obtained at health food shops, some chemists & specialist homeopathic pharmacies.

Version 1 - March 2020 Ian Watson