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Belladonna in Homeopathy

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:19 PM

As is the case with many homeopathic substances, Atropa belladonna, or “nightshade” has clinically proven medicinal uses, although the traditional use of its extracts may differ from its use in homeopathy.


In its natural form, Belladonna is a toxin that acts on the central nervous system, causing vivid hallucinations and loss of coordination, balance, or muscle control. As such, one of its uses in homeopathy is in the treatment of uncontrollable convulsions, especially in young children. It may also be used as a supplementary, alternative medicine in the treatment of general disorders of the nervous system.


Indeed, a pharmaceutical extract of Belladonna known as hyoscyamine has long been used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and in afflictions characterized by spasms of the gastrointestinal tract. While this and other pharmaceutical forms of Belladonna are not technically instances of homeopathy, one can clearly see how those treatments utilize the central homeopathic principle of “like cures like.”


The toxic effects of undiluted Belladonna also include increased circulation, contributing to a patient’s heightened sensitivity to light and changes in temperature. It is used in homeopathic medicine to treat various ailments that include as symptoms acute fever, inflammation, and chronic pain.


The most common homeopathic dilution of Belladonna is 30C, which experienced homeopathy practitioners will recognize as the dilution that was generally recommended for most substances by Samuel Hahnemann, the originator of homeopathy. Two-decimeter tablets with this level of potency are available from for $7.95. But a wide range of other potencies are also available for this and all other common homeopathic remedies.


When treating ailments with the standard dilution, frequent dosage is recommended, especially in the case of acute symptoms. Some homeopaths may also recommend significantly scaling up the concentration of the tablets. Indeed, some homeopathy practitioners elect to start out with higher concentrations than Hahnemann’s recommended guidelines, believing that a modern understanding of the practice has shown this to be more effective.


With that in mind, it is important to emphasize that all of the dosages of Belladonna sold through are proven to be safe, as is true of all of the homeopathic substances we sell. Within the range of those options, it is up to you and your fellow homeopaths to determine what course of treatment is most effective, whether you are using Belladonna for gastrointestinal problems, menstrual pain, breast inflammation, hypertension, migraines, or any of the numerous other ailments with regard to which success has been reported through the years.


And as always, if you have any questions about frequency and concentration of dosage or other potential courses of treatment for the same health problems, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to recommend additional products and resources.

Homeopathy For The Flu Season

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 @ 09:23 PM

Tags: Flu remedies, homeopathic flu remedies


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  The cold weather is around the corner.  We asked this question quite a bit.  Which remedies should I purchase for the flu season?  This question is individualized to a certain extent.  However, there are certain homeopathic remedies for the flu that nearly everyone can take.

The most popular homeopathic remedy for the flu is Oscillococcinum.  This is actually the homeopathic remedy Anas babariae hepatis et cordis 200C.  This remedy should be taken at the first sign of flu.  It helps to shorten the duration of the flu by about 6 hours or so. 

Other popular homeopathic remedies during to take during the flu season include Nux Vomica, Byronia Alba, Pulsatilla and Belladonna.  Nux Vomica is for the flu with a running nose, chills, aches and gastric issues such as diarrhea.  Byronia Alba is for a slow setting flu with a painful dry cough.  You feel flu like but you really do not have a full blown full like symptoms.  Pulsatilla is for a stuffy nose with thick yellow discharge.  You will generally feel worse at night.  Belladonna is the used if you have a high fever and headache.  Cold air seems to worsen your condition.

These are just some of the homeopathic remedies that one can take to combat the flu.  Try to match your symptoms as close to the remedies as possible. 

Homeopathy Remedies For Poison Ivy

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Jul 07, 2011 @ 01:30 PM

Tags: Poison Ivy, homeopathic treatment for poison ivy

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Poison Ivy is a rash that comes from the poison ivy plant or cousins there of.  Other cousins include poison oak and poison sumac.  Poison ivy is a common rash.  Very rarely is poison ivy life threatening but the itching can be quite irritating.  Tens of millions of people get poison ivy every year. 

  Poison Ivy if left untreated will go away in a few weeks generally.  Some times the rash may last up to one month.  The main symptom for poison ivy is itching and rashes.  Some people have rashes all throughout their body in severe cases of poison ivy. 

Homeopathy uses like substances to attack poison ivy.  Rhus Tox is the most famous homeopathic remedy to treat poison ivy.  Rhus Tox is the poison ivy plant itself.  The plant is diluted so that the poison ivy is not that strong.  Most poison ivy treatment require a low dilution such as 3X or 6X.  Poison Ivy pills are in a 4X potency.  This low dilution of poison ivy helps triggers the body immune system to heal itself from the poison ivy rash.  Rhus Tox is also used for prevention of poison ivy. 

Rhus Tox is not the only treatment available to help with poison ivy.  There are some non homeopathic treatments that work as well.  Poison Ivy Block lotion helps you to prevent the poison ivy rash in the first place.  Rusto Lotion and Poison Ivy Soap can help stop severe itching as well.









Homeopathy For The Heat

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Mon, Jun 06, 2011 @ 11:43 PM

Tags: aconite, homeopathy for heat, heat exhaustion

heat exhaustion

Certain homeopathic remedies help deal with the extreme heat that everyone will experience this summer.  It is always recommended to stay inside the house when the weather is too heat.  However, sometimes people need to be out in the hot sun.  These homeopathic remedies will help deal with the heat.  Be sure to drink plenty of water along with these remedies to beat the heat.

Homeopathic Cell Salt Combinations 

-  These remedies consist of 12 vital cell salts that the body needs to function.  In the heat, the body loses these vital cell salts.  Taking these cell salts help the body keep the vital nutrients in the body.   

-  Take aconite 6C if you are feeling dizzy and have a headache form the sun.  This remedy helps your body from the sun draining the body of its nutrients. 

- Carbo Veg 6C is used to treat stomach issues related to the heat.  The hot sun can sometimes throw the digestion system off. Gas and stomach pain may be common symptoms. This person have feel low vitality and need to have cool air on them.

If you do start feeling too sick in the heat, make sure to go inside in some cool air.  Drink some cold drinks to cool the body. If sickness continues or if you suspect heat stroke, go to the emergency room.

Dr. Oz Supports Homeopathy

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Mon, May 16, 2011 @ 04:27 PM

Tags: Homeopathy, Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz

Dr Oz., a cardiothoracic surgeron, is a proponent of homeopathy.  This surgeon specializes in the surgical treatment of chest where patients often have heart disease and lung disease. The doctor has been featured on the Oprah show.  He also has his own tv show and radio show.  He supports integrating conventional therapy and alternative types of medicine.

Homeopathy is used by him and his whole family.  Two of the drugs used by him and the family are arnica and oscillococcinum.  The first one is used to treat soreness of muscles.  The second medicine  is used to treat the flu.  Arnica has not been shown to reduce soreness in any double blind placebo based trial.  Oscillococcinum has been shown to reduce the flu by about 6 hours in large trials.  More research on both of these medicines are needed.  Dr. Oz has published articles that homeopathy may be used to treat certain conditions such as migraines.  Dr. Oz also had done a segment on his show about homeopathy.

Contary to popular belief, many doctors are not against homeopathy or alternative treatments.  They believe alternative type treatments may be used with conventional treatments for a better patient outcome.  In Europe, homeopathy is often used with conventional treatment to help patients have a better treatment outcome.  The US is slowly coming around to alternative type of treatments. 

Eupatorium Perfoliatum: The Aching Body Remedy

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, May 12, 2011 @ 04:43 PM

Tags: Eupatorium Perfoliatum

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The homeopathic remedy Eupatorium Perfoliatum is made from the boneset plant. The fresh leaves and tops are used. The perennial herb boneset forms the basis of the homeopathic remedy eupatorium perforatum which is primarily used to treat fevers and flu as well as the symptoms associated with them. Boneset is a perennially growing plant indigenous to the eastern regions of the United States as well as Canada. It is found growing naturally from Nova Scotia to Florida and from Louisiana and Texas all over North Dakota. Boneset has a straight, fleshy and cylindrical shaped stem that is covered with fine hairs.

The homeopathic remedy eupatorium perfoliatum is most beneficial for people who usually whimper with pain when they are ill and have a sensation that they are flowing out of their minds. Moreover, people who respond best to this medication are those who are prone to feeling nervous and restive and hope that they would still be able to be at rest. Such people may also have a feeling as if their bones are weak and not useable.

In effect, the homeopathic remedy eupatorium perforatum is generally prescribed for people suffering from influenza or malarial fever that come together with aching limbs. Characteristically, the fever begins like coldness and subsequently it generates heat, perspiration as well as an intense thirst that is accompanied by soreness in the bones as well as intense restiveness. The other symptoms of this condition may include headaches that deteriorate when the patient is perspiring as well as vomiting of bile. In effect, all these conditions and associated symptoms may be treated by administering eupatorium perfoliatum.

Dulcamara: The Dominant Plant

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 @ 05:03 PM

Tags: Dulcamara


The homeopathic remedy Dulcamara is prepared with the freshly obtained green leaves and stems of the bittersweet or nightshade plant - a perennially growing vine. Subsequently, the green leaves and stems of bittersweet are chopped into fine pieces and macerated or marinated in alcohol for a period of time. The resultant solution is filtered and diluted to desired levels giving us the useful homeopathic remedy Dulcamara. As in the case of any other homeopathic medication, Dulcamara does not retain even the slightest trace or any toxicity of the bittersweet vine and is safe for human use.

Dulcamara is highly effective in treating health conditions caused by exposure to chilly and humid weather conditions or abrupt changes in temperature or becoming chilly very soon following profuse sweating. It has been found that individuals who require the homeopathic remedy Dulcamara are generally dominating, possessive as well as very determined in nature. At the same time, such people are very susceptible of humid and cold weather, very sensitive to colds that may result in other diseases, for instance, a wheezy cough, cystitis, conjunctivitis or even diarrhea. Turning to Dulcamara not only helps to cure these ailments, but also alleviate the associated symptoms.

The homeopathic remedy Dulcamara is very much comparable to other medications, such as capsicum, belladonna, stramonium and hyoscyamus. This homeopathic remedy is used to treat a number of health conditions such as jaundice, pneumonia, colds with thick yellow mucus, psoriasis, eczema, cramps, and lack of menstruation, asthma and phlegm.

Dulcamara is effective in treating conditions associated with chills, colds, pneumonia, skin conditions and joint pains in people with dominating personalities.

Drosera Rotundifolia: Herb To Cure Cough

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 @ 03:53 PM

Tags: Drosera Rotundifolia


Drosera Rotundifolia

Drosera Rotundifolia is a carniverous plant that is found in bogs and marshes. The plant feeds on insects and it is commonly called SunDew. It is widespread and can be found through Europe, Siberia, Japan, Korea, US and Canada. This plant was used by Asian physicians for skin eruptions and during the Middle Age it was used to treat the plague. When eaten by sheep, this plant causes a severe, spasmodic cough similar to that of whooping cough. This led to the homeopathic proving and its use as a cough remedy.

Drosera Rotundifolia is usually prescribed to treat a deep, violent, spasmodic cough, especially whooping cough. Associated symptoms may include restlessness, anxiety, retching, vomiting, cold sweats, and nosebleeds.   The cough is worse after midnight and, in the acute stages, ends in gagging, vomiting, nosebleeds, and cold sweating followed by talkativeness. There may also be a feeling that there is a feather or crumb in the larynx, which triggers coughing. The voice is often toneless, hoarse, and deep.

There is some indication that Drosera Rotundifolia may be helpful in treating behavioral problems, particularly in children. Drosera Rotundifolia is best suited to children who are restless, anxious, peevish, and distrustful. Their emotions seem unbalanced, and they often have difficulty concentrating. They are fearful when alone and may be afraid of ghosts.

Drosera Rotundifolia is a herb that can cure many ailments.  However, it is  primarily used homeopathically for violent cough similar to the effects of someone eating this type of plant.



Carbo Vegetabilis: The Charcoal That Heals

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 @ 01:36 PM

Tags: carbo vegetablis

carbo vegetabilis

Carbo vegetabilis is a homeopathic remedy prepared from the source of Charcoal made from beech, silver beech or poplar trees which grow in the Northern Hemisphere.

The typical Carbo patient is sluggish, fat and lazy and has a tendency to chronicity in his complaints. Blood seems to stagnate in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness, and the body becomes blue and icy-cold.

Carbo Vegetabilis is mainly given for exhaustion, weakness, and low vitality that follows an operation or illness. Shock, particularly after an operation, where the skin feels cold and the person looks pale but feels hot inside, is eased by this remedy.

It is also given for lack of oxygenation in the tissues due to poor venous circulation. Symptoms include cold, bluish skin on the hands, feet, and face, bleeding varicose veins, or puffy, cold legs. There may be a cold tongue and breath, hoarseness, lack of coordination, and reduced energy.

Digestive problems, regardless of diet, such as gas, indigestion, and heartburn are all helped by this remedy. Symptoms include a salty taste in the mouth, sour burping, and regurgitation of food. Carbo veg. is also used to alleviate headaches that occur in the morning, especially after overeating, and when the head feels heavy and hot, with nausea, dizziness, and a tendency to faint.

Carbo Vegetabilis treats a wide range of ailments ranging from lack of energy to digestive issues.

Cocculus Indicus: Plant That Helps With Motion Sickness

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Apr 06, 2011 @ 12:13 PM

Tags: cocculus Indicus

cocculus Indicus

Cocculus indicus, native to India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, is a poisonous climbing plant, with ash-colored corky bark.  The flowers has fruits that are round and kidney shaped.  Extreme care must be taken when handling this plant as very little contact can be fatal. The berries of this plant were scattered in streams by indigenous people to stun the fish so that they are easier to catch.  Other names for the fruit of this plant are fishberry or Levant nut.  The “small, yellowish-white, sweet-scented” flowers vary between 6 to 10 centimeters across. 

Cocculus indicus is used as a homeopathy medicine and is a traveler's best friend when the train, boat, and bumpy plane or automobile makes you feel weak and standing up is not a friendly prospect. It has proved very helpful for individuals drained by stress and tension. Motion sickness, vertigo, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, jet lag and even a nasty lower back pain may all be working against you until you remember to take Cocculus Indicus. Cocculus indicus can also be used for weakness, numbness, and sensitivity to noise. People often exhibit sadness and difficulty concentrating. Symptoms often worsen with motion, talking, smoking, and thought of food.

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