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  • Writer's pictureUnita Cheeseman

ABC Family Homeopathy

Updated: Jun 1, 2019

What is Homeopathy? This is the most often question I am asked. Homeopathy is a medical science developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. It is based on the system that "like cures like". Basically, if a substance can create symptoms in a healthy person then it can cure similar symptoms in a sick person. Aristotle and Hippocrates called it the, "Law of Similars". Homeopathy can be traced back to Hindu transcripts. However, it was Hahnemann who formed it into a science.

There are hundreds of homeopathic remedies. For those using homeopathy for the first time the choice of remedies to purchase can be daunting. Like allopathic and over the counter medicine, homeopathy has remedies that can be used for a multitude of family illnesses. Here are three that I recommend every family begin with.

Aconitum Napellus

The Aconitum plant can be highly toxic. However, when prepared as a homeopathic remedy is rather safe. Aconitum can be taken at the sign of the first symptoms, when no other remedy is available to awaken the immune symptom to begin fighting. It is most effective in the first 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. Give Aconitum to treat the symptoms of croup, high fever, sudden fever, flu, ear infections, shock/fright, and chronic complaints that follow shock or fright.


The name Belladonna means beautiful lady. It is a member of the nightshade family, and has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. Belladonna is toxic in its raw form. When used as a homeopathic remedy Belladonna is safe for the whole family.Belladonna may be used to treat fever, headaches, sore throat, cough and anxiety. The complete list of treatments are extensive. Contact a naturopath for proper dosage and usage.


Chamomilla is a gentle herb grown all over. It is a favorite amongst gardeners. The homeopathic remedy is made from the chamomile plant. A popular herbal bed time tea used for calming the mind. Chamomilla can be used to treat colic, painful teething, green diarrhea with teething, acute or chronic otitis media (middle ear infection), and a must have for your family medicine cabinet.

For further information on homeopathy and what remedies are best for your family contact Phoenix Rising Health and Wellness at

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