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Homeopathic Remedies Provide Relief for Cold and Flu Symptoms

February 5, 2018


Homeopathic Remedies Provide Relief for Cold and Flu Symptoms

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — February 5, 2018 – While the flu is currently wide spread all around the United States, The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) wants to remind people that homeopathic remedies are a safe, effective and affordable way to help your body manage flu symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting more than 7,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the U.S., to date, which is more than double the reported number this time last year. In response, homeopathic practitioners are suggesting many remedies to their patients to minimize and shorten the duration of flu symptoms.

Sue Anello, CCH, NCH Member and host of the NCH February 6th webinar ‘Homeopathy for The Winter Season’ says “The number of flu cases this winter has really kept me on my toes. I do notice a number of similarities between cases, and I’ve been seeing people across the US, the UK and even in South Africa with similar presentations.”

Homeopathy has been used to treat the flu for over a century, with its success first making headlines during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. Remedies can easily be incorporated into one’s daily routine, and most are available at a local health food store or pharmacy.

A person should match their symptoms with those of their chosen remedy. Some of the more popular homeopathic remedies for the flu include:

 Arsenicum album: great prostration with extreme chilliness and a thirst for frequent sips of warm drinks. The eyes and nose stream with watery, acrid discharges. Feels irritable and anxious.

 Baptista: gastric flu with vomiting and diarrhea. Comes on suddenly. Feels sore and bruised all over. Profuse perspiration with a high fever and extreme thirst. Feels (and looks) dazed and sluggish.

 Byronia: flu comes on slowly. Aching pains in all the joints are worse for the slightest motion. Painful dry cough that makes the head hurt. Extreme thirst at infrequent intervals. Feels intensely irritable and wants to be alone.

 Eupatorium Perfoliatum: feels as if the bones are broken. Muscles ache, feel sore and bruised as well. A bursting headache with sore, aching eyeballs. Thirsty for cold water even though it brings on violent chills in the small of the back.

 Gelsemium: when the flu comes on slowly, muscles feel weak and achy with a general feeling of heaviness and malaise. Fever paired with chills up and down the spine.

 Mercurius solubilis: fever with copious, extremely offensive perspiration that doesn’t provide any relief (unlike feverish sweats). The breath smells, bad, there’s more salivation than normal and an extreme thirst.

To access a comprehensive list of homeopathic remedies, visit

To stay healthy this cold and flu season, it is important to act at the first sign of symptoms. If symptoms persist, NCH encourages seeking a professional homeopath and if needed, a medical professional.

To connect with an NCH practitioner in your area, visit

About the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
Founded in 1974, the National Center for Homeopathy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health through homeopathy by advancing the use and practice of homeopathy. NCH supports education in, awareness of, and increased access to homeopathy. NCH has the largest, most diverse membership in the homeopathic community and the organization is the national go-to resource for all who are interested in learning about homeopathy. NCH educates consumers and plays an important role in the continuing education of practitioners and is dedicated to making homeopathy more accessible to the public. NCH informs legislators and works to secure homeopathy’s place in the U.S health care system while working to ensure that homeopathy is accurately represented in the media.

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Kari Dickert
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager