Chuck Schmalzried in Health and Medicine Feb 6, 2020 · 1 min read · ~100

7 Common Homeopathic Remedies

7 Common Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic and holistic treatments are becoming more popular as attitudes regarding health, wellness, nature, and more are shifting to reject treatments with high amounts of manufactured chemicals and significant side effects. Many of these treatments have proven effective when it comes to negating side effects and improving the quality of life. As always, it is best to be cautious when trying new treatments as reactions and side effects can be different for each individual, and consulting with a professional will help reduce the risk associated with new treatments.


Gelsemium can be used to treat the symptoms of influenza including fever, muscle aches, and shakes. It is often most effective with patients who have a slow-acting flu that occurs over a period of several days.

Rhus Tox

This treatment is specifically beneficial to sprains, strains, and arthritis. It is most helpful for injuries that are painful at first but ultimately result in limited motion; this symptom is otherwise known as “rusty gate” syndrome. Be advised that this treatment is otherwise known as poison ivy, so you should use caution when using it as a treatment to avoid the negative side effects.

Magnesia Phosphorica

Cramps can be painful and debilitating, and this is especially true for menstrual cramps. Magnesia phosphorica has historically been used as a treatment for the pain associated with such cramps, and it can also help alleviate symptoms such as moodiness, agitation, and bloating that accompany menstruation.


Those suffering from grief may struggle to find relief, but ignatia has been commonly used to calm emotions as well as other symptoms of fever, insomnia, and headaches. Ignatia is best used as a short-term, immediate treatment, and more long-term treatments like counselling are often better suited for the treatment of grief.

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