Monday, 27 August 2018

Homeopathy Remedies for Head Lice


A head louse infestation (Pediculus humanus capitis) produces itching and microscopic injuries to the scalp that are caused by the bite of the head louse. Head lice are common in young children, usually picked up from head-to-head contact.
Nits are small insects, about 3mm long, yellowy brown in colour, with white eggs. They live on the scalp, the nape of the neck, and behind the ears, and feed from the host's blood, and lay their eggs close to the root of the hair. They can make the head feel very itchy, and often they can be felt moving in the hair. They were once associated with dirty hair but this is no longer so. An infestation can quickly be passed from child to child within a single classroom.

Homeopathic Treatment of Head Lice (Nits)

Homeopathy is a medical therapy that will avoid some of the side-effects and adverse reactions of conventional medical treatment. Homeopathy is the second most popular medical therapy in the world, and the most popular holistic system of medicine.
Homeopathy can be useful in treating a single infestation, or in recurrent episodes of head lice.

For any child who has regular infestations of nits, two remedies are recommended, both effective with children who have a tendency to contract an infestation.                                  
The Homeopathy Information Website recommends that the child is given the remedy, once per week for two months.                                                                                            
A similar regime to that recommended above is usually sufficient to prevent further infestations. The remedy is described in more detail below.

The selection of a homeopathic remedy is based on the individual’s symptoms. As far as head lice is concerned, Homeopathy has highlighted a number of remedies that have been found to be useful in its treatment. These simple remedy pictures give some indication of the types of symptoms they will treat.

Apis - This remedy suits busy, curious, fidgety children who can be jealous and easily angered.

Eucalyptus globulus 1X - This is homeopathic eucalyptus in the lowest potency and treats lice on the body.

Lachesis - This remedy suits jealous children who are very talkative, strong minded and intense. The scalp can be very sensitive and they hate having a haircut.

Lycopodium - When confidence is low and the child is easily overwhelmed by expectations. They may be what is termed a ‘street angel, house devil’. Meek and well behaved when out or at school but bossy and domineering at home and with siblings.

Nux Vomica - Use this for children who have given chemical pesticides for lice removal, which can be dangerous. These children may show lethargy, pallor and dark circles under the eyes, loss of appetite, nausea, and weakness. Nux vomica has been known to act as a detox when the symptoms match.

Pediculus Nosode - Use this under a homeopath's guidance. This is used if your child is infected or if outbreaks are frequent. This remedy is a homeopathic nosode that is actually diluted, potentized made from the louse.

Psorinum Nosode (used for prevention, on exposure of someone in the class or family, given weekly) - Use this under a homeopath's guidance. Psorinum is effective in people who have a tendency to attract head lice. Take a dose of Psorinum 15C once a week for two months.

Staphysagria - This remedy is also known as Larkspur or Lice-bane because of its herbal use in killing body lice. It is used for a person with sensitivity and suppressed emotions. The person with lice also feels ashamed and dirty. They have to suppress their natural emotional reactions. They may also have experienced feelings of shame, guilt or humiliation. Children with a lice infestation will often be bullied or teased or humiliated at school.  They may be victims of abusive or dominating parents. Confrontation is difficult for those who need this remedy, but when they do become angry may tremble, choke on swallowing, stammer or throw things.

Sulphur - A good remedy for warm-blooded children who hate having a bath and washing their hair. They love junk food and are quite lazy and messy.

Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Homeopathic Remedies for Coughs

 Homeopathic Remedies for Coughs

There are hundreds of remedies that could be prescribed for cough symptoms but below are some common homeopathic remedies to consider.


“I can’t believe how suddenly it came on after walking in the cold wind”
Excellent remedy for nipping colds, fevers, sore throats in the bud if it is caught at the early stages.  The symptoms appear suddenly after being chilled in the cold air. The cough is dry, croupy and barking that can cause breathlessness or fast breathing.  Worse for talking and deep breathing, draughts of cold air and better for lying on the back.

Antimonium Tartaricum

“I feel like I am drowning in mucus and you can actually hear the mucus flapping like liquid”
This is a noisy rattling, loose cough and the bronchial tubes seem overloaded with mucus.  Expectoration is very difficult. It can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and the person may retch ineffectually. The cough may be excited for eating, or when children get angry, It is worse at night and there is temporary relief from coughing up mucus.


“I am like a bear with a sore head and my chest hurts when I move”
The cough is dry, painful, hard and the coughing fits shake the whole body.  There is little or no expectoration and there is great dryness of all air passages.  Movement or deep breathing aggravates the person and they hold there body to prevent further movement. The person is very irritable “like a bear with a sore head”.  They feel better for long drinks of cold water, fresh air and lying on the painful side as any movement causes pain.


“As soon as my head hits the pillow there is violent coughing fits that end in retching and vomiting”
This is a barking cough that is dry in the evening and loose in the morning. It comes in violent fits in rapid succession which takes the breath away to the point of retching and vomiting. Hoarseness, nose bleeds and vomiting of mucus or food just eaten may accompany the cough. Sputum is yellow green, and the face appears blue when coughing. They are worse after drinking, lying down, talking, after midnight and feel better for holding the chest or abdomen. (Big remedy indicated for whooping cough)


“Every cold goes to my chest, my throat tickles, I can’t speak and I am very thirsty for iced cold water”
This cough can be either dry or loose and every cold seems to drop to the chest. There is a great feeling of tightness and burning in the chest and there is a ticklish feeling in the throat. The cough disturbs the sleep and the person will have to sit up to cough up large amounts of mucus. The larynx and throat feel raw or hoarse and talking or laughing aggravates.  They feel better for heat and sleeping on the right side.

Credit to: Eileen Scullion, Registered Homeopath

Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Homeopathy for Hair Loss

Homeopathic Medicines & Treatments

For Hair Loss


Homeopathy has various treatments for hair loss depending on the cause of the problem. A licensed homeopath studies the case history of a patient in detail so that the root of the problem can be found. Once they have evaluated the cause, suitable homeopathic medicine is prescribed to the patient.

Homeopathic Medicines For Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is the result of an extra-zealous immune system. The immune system mistakes hair for a foreign object and starts to attack it, resulting in hair loss. The following homeopathic medication is specifically designed to treat people with alopecia areata.

Fluoricum Acidum

This medicine is considered excellent for hair loss, especially alopecia areata, where the patient loses hair from spots on the scalp. It is also adept at dealing with the resulting hair fall after a period of sickness, hair breakage, hair fall caused by syphilis, and hair gets tangled a lot.

Calcarea Carbonica

It is often prescribed to patients for whom hair loss is accompanied by intense itching and sweating of the scalp.

Vinca Minor

Vinca Minor is efficient in treating alopecia when it is accompanied by dandruff. It is also used to treat abnormal hair growth i.e. when the hair grows out like white wool.

Homeopathic Medicines For Baldness

While baldness is uncommon in women, there are cases where it happens. In fact, 45% of women start experiencing significant hair loss by the time they reach 50.


Homeopaths commonly prescribe Silicea for baldness accompanied with pain. It also treats skin conditions like eczema, which may sometimes cause dandruff.

Baryta Carbonica

This is administered to young people suffering from premature baldness. It is generally used to treat timid people who are experiencing baldness along with throat complaints and issues such as tonsillitis.

Lycopodium Clavatum

This is one of the best homeopathic medicines for preventing a number of hair-related problems. Lycopodium is a wonderful remedy for hair loss, premature graying of the hair, and even baldness. This homeopathic medicine also tackles premature balding.

Homeopathic Medicines For Hair Loss Due To Dandruff


Psorinum is the best treatment for hair loss that is caused due to dandruff. Dandruff is a common result of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Psorinum tackles the root of the cause, reducing hair fall and dandruff at the same time.


This is another medicine that efficiently deals with conditions of the skin such as rashes, lesions, and psoriasis. It tackles hair fall in people who have crusty scalps and infected scalps with pus. It is also ideal for encouraging hair growth.

Kali Sulphuricum

When the dandruff is yellow in color, Kali Sulphuricum is a good treatment to resort to. It promises great results and is often prescribed by homeopaths to patients who complain of dandruff and hair loss together.

Homeopathic Medicines For Hair Loss In Women After Childbirth

Natrum Muriaticum

It is used to treat a myriad of issues and is perfect for treating post childbirth hair fall. It is also prescribed for hair fall in women suffering from anemia.

Pulsatilla Pratensis

This is administered to women suffering from post-delivery hair loss. The people to whom this medicine is prescribed often report a lack of thirst and a desire for breathing in fresh air. It is also administered to women who have trouble in digesting fatty food.


Credit to: Meenal Rajapet

Information contained in this article should not be taken as individual medical advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for consulting your medical practitioner and/or healthcare practitioner.                       
Be sure to consult a Licensed Homeopath before starting any new remedy protocol.