Twenty tested and safe homeopathic remedies

This is a description of twenty homeopathic remedies for common ailments. See other posts in this blog to view othe remedies. On any particular post search the page for the word describing your ailment, and choose the medicine that appears to be the best fit. Medicines mentioned here do not show any strong reaction. So you can use them without fear.

Location: India

Manasi Swasthya Sansthan, is a voluntary organization, in Indore, to serve the health needs of the poor and needy.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Chamomilla – 30

Chamomilla is especially useful in teething children, in toothache, earache, epileptic attacks and diarrhoea. It is good pain remedy. Particularly useful for people who are restless, irritable and short tempered.

Nature of the patient: Cannot speak without shouting. No tolerance for pain. Do not like to be interrupted. Children are overactive and difficult to control. Particularly suited to children who keep demanding things but refuse when offered. Suited for a mother-child relationship which is full of shouting, screaming and angry tears. Key words are sensitive, irritable, thirsty and finds the pain unendurable.

Mind: The patient is very hot tempered and irritable. Insensitive towards other people’s feelings. Has no control over anger and is always ready to fight. Always complaining. Gets angry even on being spoken to. Impatient.

Eyes: The eyes are red, swollen and painful. There is discharge of blood from the eyes. Blood smeared watering of the eyes of a newborn.

Ears: Earache caused by teething or exposure to cold. The child takes its fist to the ear and cries out in pain. There is ringing in the ear. Pain and swelling make the patient cry out. Ears seem to be blocked.

Toothache: Pain in a tooth on the right side. No pain during the day but becomes really bad at night. Hot drinks make the pain worse. The gums are swollen and there is foul smell from the mouth. Affected side turns red.

Teething: The child gets very irritable and angry due to pain. Demands things, but throws them away when they are given. Is always complaining, restless and uneasy and feels good only when being petted and carried around.

Abdomen: Child has abdominal colic which is so bad that it rolls on the floor, screams, cries and wants to be carried. Pain in the region of the navel or the liver.

Digestion: Nausea after coffee. The patient sweats after eating. Has a dislike for hot drinks. The tongue is coated yellow. Bitter taste in the mouth.

Diarrhoea: Green motions with colic in babies while teething.

Cough: Cough is dry, irritating and tickling. Throat is hoarse. Rattling of mucus in children. Cough is worse at night.

Discharges: Excoriating and yellow pus like discharge from any part of the body can be treated with Chamomilla.

Backache: Intolerable pain in the hips and the back. Stiffness of neck muscles.

Epilepsy: The child has an epileptic attack and its body becomes stiff, face is distorted and eyes roll up. It flays its arms and legs and curls up its toes.

Extremities: Compelled to walk about at night due to pain. Paralytic loss of power in feet at night and unable to step on them. Burning in soles at night. Ankles give way in the afternoon.

Pain: It helps in all types of pain particularly when the patient has low tolerance, is irritable and moans with pain. The limb that hurts also becomes numb.

Sleep: The child has difficulty in falling asleep during teething and wakes up agitated as if from a nightmare. The patient wants to sleep but is unable to. Feels sleepy at the wrong time. Finds it difficult to sleep in the first part of the night. Effort to go to sleep is tiring and leads to nightmares.

Women’s reproductive system: Watery thin leucorrhoea. Labour like pain before and during periods. Cramps in the calves during pregnancy. Prolonged labour. The pain moves up and the woman cries aloud, shouts and screams with anger at every contraction. Labour pain radiates down the back to the hips and thighs. Irregular or false labour pains. An epileptic attack during labour. There is difficulty in the dilatation of the cervix. Excessive bleeding after delivery. The breasts are hard or inflamed.

Aggravation: Teething, anger, application of heat and open air make the patient worse. Complaints worse at night.

Amelioration: The patient feels better in warm moist surroundings and on fasting. Children feel better on being carried around.


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