Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms include:

  • Fever over 100.4 F (38 C)
  • Aching muscles
  • Chills and sweats
  • Headache
  • Dry, persistent cough
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat

One way of treating flu effectively and rapidly (and naturally!) is by taking the appropriate homeopathic remedy, the one that matches all the individual’s symptoms. Here are a few examples:

Bryonia: the whole body aches, especially the head; worse for slightest movement; better for lying still in bed; great thirst during fever. Onset of symptoms is gradual.

Gelsenium: classic flu remedy: you feel chilly, dizzy, drowsy, tired. No thirst, slow pulse and tendency to tremble.

Rhus Tox: great stiffness of joints but better for movement; better for warmth and worse for cold and dampness.  It works really well alternated with Bryonia.

For coughs:

Antomonium Tartaricum: mucus at the bottom of lungs, can’t “shift” it.

Spongia Tosta: barking cough, croupy.

How to dose the remedies? You can choose the 30c potency (which is relatively low) and take one dose at regular interval, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

Are there any remedies to prevent the flu? Yes! If you know the flu is around, check out Arsenicum Album 200c or Oscillococcinum 30c and take one dose once a week during the flu season.

~Giovanna Franklin, Homeopath

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