15 HOMEOPATHIC EMERGENCY KIT
The best way to learn about homeopathy is to experience it directly. Many homeopaths came to homeopathy in the first place through a positive experience of using a remedy in a first aid situation. So we wanted to give you some top tips to put together your own remedy kit to use in first-aid situations for yourself, friends and family.
Here are some of the key remedies homeopaths use all the time. These would make a great start if you’re just looking to start building up your own kit. These remedies would be ideal in the 30c potency for everyday use.
1. ACONITE (Monkhood)
This remedy is great for shock, such as from bad news or a from having a fall. It is also very effective for treating conditions which come on suddenly, like a sudden sore throat or headache.
2. ALLIUM CEPA (Bulb Onion)
This is a powerful homeopathy medicine, known for its anti-inflammatory properties and useful in symptoms in the nasal tract, stomach, ears, and urinary tract. It is indicated for acute coryza with heavy nasal discharge, with itching in the nose, nasal obstruction, naso-pharynx, headache, and disturbance of sleep and appetite.
3. APIS (Made from honeybee)
You’ll want this one when in your kit when you go on holiday! This remedy is used to treat insect bites or stings, and allergic reactions which can be caused by these. Affected areas will be red, hot and swollen, and the pain will be described as stinging.
4. ARNICA (Mountain Arnica)
This is the classic remedy for trauma, injury and bruising. The typical arnica patient will tell you that they’re fine and avoid attention, but may well still be in shock. This is also a good one for jet-lag.
5. ARSENICUM (Arsenic)
This is your go-to remedy for food-poisoning. A keynote of this remedy is anxiety, and the patient is likely to be very cold. Pains might be described as burning.
6. BELLADONNA (Beautiful lady)
The words red, hot and swollen are keywords for this remedy. This is a great remedy for fever, sunstroke, and for a skin condition such as boils.
7. BRYONIA (White Bryony)
It relieves the symptoms of flu such as constant sneezing, accompanied by cough and fever. It is also effective for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic pains.
8. CALENDULA (Marigolds)
This can be taken as a drops or as a solution to bathe wounds. This remedy can be used for cold sores, mouth ulcers, cuts or burns.
9. GELSEMIUM (Yellow Jessamine)
Gelsemium is a homeopathic medicine that acts upon the nervous system that helps in the lack of coordination of various muscles in and around the eyes, throat, chest, larynx, sphincter, extremities, etc.
10. IGNATIA ( Strychnos ignatia)
This is indicated for the symptoms associated with emotional disturbances such as hysteria, effects of grief, worry and spasmodic hiccough, mood changes, sadness or consistent crying.
11. MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE
Magnesium Phos is an excellent Anti Spasmodic.
12. NUX VOMICA ( Strychnine tree)
This remedy can be a life-saver in the case of hangover! It also works well for stomach upsets and headaches which were caused by overindulgence in food and / or alcohol. A keynote of this remedy is irritability.
Phosphorus is a homeopathic composition used for the treatment of a wide range of issues such as anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease and respiratory disorders such as bronchitis and asthma.
14. RHUS TOX ( Poison ivy)
This is a versatile remedy which can be used to treat bruised and sore muscles and joints. It is sometimes used to relieve the pain of arthritis. It is also sometimes used to treat skin rashes like chicken pox and shingles.
15. URTICA URENS ( Small Nettle)
This is an effective remedy which provides soothing relief from burns, blows, insect bites and heals cuts and wounds. It is also highly effective in the treatment of pains related to rheumatism and arthritis.
Allium Cepa 30C
Magnesium Phos 30C
Nux Vom 30C
Rhus Tox 30C
Urtica Urens 30C
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