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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 193.


This remedy presents a picture of brain fag and that of depression.

This remedy suits individuals, whose tissues are worn out faster than they are replaced.

It is a very useful remedy in anaemia and eruptive diseases.

This remedy suits persons, who have a weak memory, who are sensitive to noise and averse to work and talk and for those who suffer from melancholia.

This remedy suits persons, who have headache, which forces them to roll from side to side. Brain Fag brings about the headaches in overtaxed children.

This remedy is very useful in persons who have a Pterygium in the eye, which smarts and causes watering of the eye. It is useful when the Pterygium is in the inner angle of the eye.  It is useful in cases of inflammation of the conjunctiva. It is useful in Ptosis of the eyelid.  This remedy is also useful in persons who have blurring of the inner half of the eye.

This remedy suits persons who have a dry throat with an inclination to hawk tenacious mucous.

This remedy suits persons who have hiccough, nausea and vomiting of bitter mucous. This remedy suits persons who have burning in the stomach from sweet things and cannot tolerate the least bit of wine. This remedy suits persons who have a ravenous hunger and cannot eat fast enough.

This remedy suits persons who can only pass urine when sitting bent backwards. This remedy suits persons with hysterical retention of urine. This remedy also suits persons who have involuntary urination while walking, coughing or sneezing.

This remedy suits persons who have a sudden cessation of diarrhoea, which is followed by cerebral symptoms.

This remedy is useful in males who have testicular swelling with violent errections with hypochondriasis  with falling of the pubic hair.

It suits female subjects who have a tendency for nymphomania, whose nipples are sore and whose breasts are painful. This suits females who feel better from the onset of their periods.

This remedy is useful in backaches where the subject cannot bear to have his back touched which, is worse sitting. This remedy is useful for those subjects whose neck becomes weary after writing or prolonged exertion.

This remedy is useful when the extremities feel weak and there is twitching and the subject cannot keep still. It is a good remedy for RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME.  It is also useful when subjects have the sensation of Formication in the soles of the feet.

This remedy  is useful in Somnambulism, when the child cries out in the sleep and jerks and wakes up frightened.

This remedy suits subjects, who are worse from the menstrual period, worse touch, worse 5 to 7 pm, worse after dinner and worse from wine.

This remedy suits subjects who are better from eating, discharges and appearance of eruptions.

This remedy can be compared with Agaricus, Ignatia, Plumbum, Argentum, Pulsatilla, Helleborus and Tuberculinum.


A tedious aggravation in the convulsion and fever, and a continuous brain cry is to be expected if a perfect cure is to result after the administration of

Dr. Kent.  M.D.

This is a sovereign remedy in Post-measles Encephalitis; ZINCUM.

Dr. E. W. Hubbard. M.D.

This is beneficial in Diabetic Neuritis.

Dr. R.A. F. Jack. M.D.

Home Remedies for Constipation.


Bowel movements can be especially tough when you are bloated and blocked, and yet straining over the toilet.

The causes of constipation may vary, but the end result is the same; discomfort and, at times, pain. Your diet and exercise regimen also plays a role in the function of your digestive system. While constipation can be both incidental and chronic, if you are visiting the toilet any less than 4 times a week, it is time to inform a doctor and take professional advice.

How to prevent constipation:

Fiber supplement

If constipation is caused by dehydration, a little fibre in the diet will be beneficial Foods like rice, whole grains, beans, oats, fruits, vegetables, are a few additions that you can make in your diet will go a long way in ameliorating constipation

Drink lots of water

Water helps avoiding constipation… It increases the water in the stool and pushes it through the digestive tract. Drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day to reduce your chances of dehydration.

Take a natural laxative

There are some foods like prunes and apple that contain a lot of fibre.
Even psyllium husk or wheat or oat bran is useful in constipation

Osmotic laxatives

They directly affect the colon by retaining more water and increasing the frequency of movement. Some examples are polyethylene glycol, magnesium hydroxide, lactulose,

Exercise for constipation

Sometimes, a lack of exercise can lead to constipation. Not much is known about the mode of action, the popular theory is that it increases heart rate and leads to natural contractions of the gut muscles, thereby producing motions.

Enema or stool softeners

Enemas soften the stool enough to push it out of the body. However, before buying one, you must learn about the proper manner in which to administer an enema.  Stool softeners work like enemas and add moisture to the stool. They pull water from the intestine and reduce constipation.

Colonic Massage

A massage around the bloated area can provide relief. Also, they can stimulate motions.


These were a few home remedies for constipation. Even if you cannot always avoid constipation, you can make sure to take enough precautions to ease up the symptoms. Eat enough fibre to increase the bulk of the stool. Prolonged use of laxatives can lead to constipation itself as once you drop your habit, your stool hardens in comparison and the gut transit time increases.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 192.


It has marked effects on the throat.

It is useful in Follicular Pharyngitis.

It is useful in irritable throats of singers and public speakers where there is a constant clearing and the throat feels swollen.

It suits those persons who throats have a tendency to get worse while talking and singing.

It suits those persons, who have a constant desire to swallow with a constant desire to swallow.

This remedy is also useful in haemorrhoids.

This remedy is useful in Hay fever, where there is itching in the posterior nares.

This remedy is useful in cases where there is a dry hacking cough caused by the tickling of the epiglottis.

This remedy suits those who have fever at 11 am with a thirst for iced water during the chill.  The fever is associated with sweat all night.

This remedy is compared with others such as; Arum T, Lachesis and Sanguinaria.


Wyethia is a specific when with the usual symptoms of Hay Fever, there is itching of the Soft Palate. 

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

The benefits of Thyme oil.


Thyme essential oil, made from the herb Thymus vulgaris, has been traditionally used in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years as a common remedy for a number of ailments. It had a widespread reputation across many countries and ancient cultures.

The oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of the plant and has a strong smell that is hot and spicy in character.


 As an antiseptic and antibacterial agent

Thyme oil has been used for ages as an antiseptic to prevent infections from developing on damaged skin. However, since it is a strong oil, it should be diluted with coconut oil before applying directly on cuts and bruises. It is also effective in fungal infection of the skin.

 For gastrointestinal health

Thyme oil is edible used for therapeutic purposes, it is useful in colitis and many stomach infections.  Thyme oil has a carminative property similar to peppermint oil. It reduces gas formation in the stomach and helps one pass gas to relieve the symptoms of bloating.

To treat rheumatism

It is useful in the treatment of rheumatic and arthritic pain.

To promote good sleep

Dab a few drops of thyme oil on the pillows or using a few drops in a diffuser kept by the bedside. It actually helps in inducing deep sleep.

 For cardiovascular health

Thyme oil improves the circulatory system by relaxing the walls of the arteries and veins. It also rejuvenates the heart muscle and the heart valves for more effective pumping.

To get rid of pests and parasites

Like other strong-smelling oils, thyme oil also has a bug-repellent effect, particularly on blood-sucking insects like mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs and lice.

 Relief from menstrual problems

Improvement in blood circulation and the antispasmodic effect combine to regulate menstrual flow and reduce cramping. Thyme oil has a stimulating effect on the endocrine system and is known to delay menopause, too.

Cosmetic use

Regular application of thyme oil on scars caused by acne, burns, chicken pox and surgery may help them to fade gradually.

For oral hygiene

Thymol is a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes. Anyone can formulate a healthy natural mouthwash by mixing a few drops of thyme essential oil in water and shaking well. The antibacterial agents in the oil will reduce plaque formation and cavities.


Thyme oil is a valuable home remedy. However, Thyme oil is a strong oil that can cause allergic reactions or even burn the skin if applied in full strength. For topical application, dilute thyme with olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil. Always test on a small area of the skin before using it more generously.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 191.


It is a general remedy for cramps and often prevents miscarriage in women.

It is useful in false labour pains.

It is a useful remedy when the menses are too late and scanty and last for a few hours. It is useful when the menses are offensive in odour and the crams extend down to the thighs.

It is useful in Spasmodic and membranous Dysmenorrhoea.

It is useful in excoriating leucorrhoea with smarting and itching of the genitals

This remedy is also useful when the stools are large and hard with cutting pains in the rectum and soreness in the anus.

This remedy is useful in pains in the nape of the neck, when the back feels as if it would break.

This remedy suits persons who are worse lying on the affected side, who are worse in a warm room and who are better in open air.

This remedy compares with Cimicifuga, Caulophyllum and Sepia.


Cramps in the abdomen and legs of pregnant women are controlled very quickly by VIBRUNUM OPULUS.

Dr. Hale M.D.

I have used VIBRUNUM in many cases of neuralgia and spasmodic dysmenorrhoea and have yet to meet a single case where it has failed to cure.

Dr. Hale M.D.

Foods to avoid in Thyroid deficiency.


Hypothyroidism is a condition where the body doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones.  Thyroid hormones help control your growth, repair and metabolism. As a result, people who suffer from hypothyroidism may experience tiredness, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, feeling down and many more symptoms .Hypothyroidism affects 1 to 2% of people worldwide and is ten times more likely to affect women than men.  Foods alone won’t cure hypothyroidism. However, a combination of the right nutrients and medication can help restore thyroid function and minimize your symptoms.

Foods to avoid in Hypothyroidism:

1. Eating Fried Foods

Eating fried food always can be harmful to your thyroid gland functions as it reduces the glands ability to secrete thyroid hormones. If you are on thyroid hormone medication you should avoid trans-fat rich fried food which will impede the proper functioning of the thyroid gland

2. Refined Sugar

If you suffer from autoimmune thyroid disease then avoiding refined sugar is a must. Your body’s blood sugar levels and causes great harm to the proper working of your pancreas which can result in your body becoming resistant to insulin and ultimately it damages your thyroid causing a decrease in your thyroid hormone levels.

3. Eating Gluten Rich Foods

The gluten-rich food you consume is rich in a substance called as gliadin. Your thyroid gland generates an enzyme similar to gliadin called – transglutaminase. When you then eat gluten your body will treat both the gliadin and the transglutaminase limiting the use of and the benefits derived from the transglutaminase produced by your thyroid gland.

4. Excessive Drinking of Coffee

Excessive drinking of coffee would cause your adrenal glands to secrete large amounts of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine hormones, leading to adrenal fatigue and this greatly affects your thyroid gland adversely.

5. Eating Cruciferous Vegetables

When taken in excess your broccoli can be harmful to you if you have a thyroid condition and where you are deficient insufficient iodine levels in your body.

6. Consuming Soy

If you have iodine deficiency, the isoflavones in soy can affect the proper functioning of your thyroid gland. Taking excess of Soy can hamper your body’s absorption and use of synthetic thyroid hormone if you are on thyroid medication. Doctors advise that if you are on thyroid medication you should wait for a minimum of 4 hours before you eat soy, as it would enable your body to properly metabolize every substance separately and more effectively.


While it’s easy to gain weight with hypothyroidism, there are plenty of things you can do to help maintain a healthy weight. For example, you can try to get plenty of rest, eat a good amount of protein and practice mindful eating which will help you to manage this disease well.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 190.


It is an excellent drug for auricular fibrillation. It induces a fall in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

It is a good remedy when there is great prostration and weakness.

It combats the ill effects of sunstroke and it can also abort early stages of pneumonia.

It suits patients who are quarrelsome and delirious.

It suits patients who are thirsty and have nausea and vomiting after the least quantity of food is ejected.

It is useful in heart conditions, where the heart rate is slow, weak and irregular. It is also useful in valvular diseases.

It is a suitable remedy in Erysipelas and in suppurative fevers, where there are great temperature variations.

Related remedies are Gelsemium, Baptisia, Belladonna and Aconite.


In Meningismus, two remedies give good results. They are ACONITE AND VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Dr. Griggs. M.D.

Acute and chronic congestions of hypertensives with hypertension itself come under the domain of VERATRUM VIRIDE. Oppression, sighing, rapid respiration and gasping for breath are their distressing symptoms and VERATRUM VIRIDE is the only salvation.

Dr. Bellokossy. M.D.

In Pneumonia, Dr. Hale considers VERATRUM VIRIDE better than ACONITE. But VERATRUM VIRIDE should be discontinued immediately after the pulse falls to its normal rate.

Dr. Ruddock. M.D.

VERATRUM VIRIDE comes in as an invaluable remedy in those violent congestions, which precede Pneumonia. It may even abort the whole disease.

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

Impending Tetanus, we certainly have efficient preventives of the full-fledged disease.  ACONITE, with fever, anxiety, tension of muscles, tingling and numbness. VERATRUM VIRIDE, HYPERICUM with excruciating pain in the wound; BELLADONNA, CICUTA, SILICEA and probably AUGUSTURA; if the wound is suppurating or has ceased to discharge pus.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

In all inflammatory conditions where there are marked gastric symptoms, I prefer VERATRUM VIRIDE TO ACONITE.

Dr. Peterson.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 189.


This drug is useful when there is a collapse of the patient with extreme coldness, blueness and weakness.

It is useful in post-operative shock with cold sweat in the head, pale face, and rapid feeble pulse.

This remedy is very useful in vomiting and purging, with cramps in the extremities with nearly all complaints. The diarrhoea is copious and forcibly evacuated with great prostration.

The remedy is very useful in violent retching and vomiting.

It is useful in patients who have stupor with sullen indifference.

This remedy is said to be useful in Puerperal mania when the patient is prone to shrieking.

This remedy is useful when there is thirst for cold water, which is vomited as soon as it is ingested.

This remedy is very useful when there is copious nausea and vomiting, when the patient craves for fruits and juicy cold things.

The remedy is useful in gastric irritability with chronic vomiting of food.

It is useful when there is a sinking feeling in the abdomen with abdominal colic.

This remedy is also useful in chronic bronchitis, where the cough is aggravated from drinking cold water.

This remedy is also useful when the urine escapes while coughing.

This remedy is useful in palpitation, when the pulse is irregular and feeble. It is also useful in Tobacco heart.

This remedy suits females with early menses, which is profuse and exhausting. It is useful in dysmenorrhoea with cold sweat.

This remedy is useful in soreness and tenderness of the joints with calf cramps.

This remedy suits subjects whose skin is blue, cold clammy with cold sweat.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the night and in wet cold weather. It also suits persons who are better walking and better from warmth.


Veratrum Album given in aqueous solution intravenously revives the patient.

Dr. Hinsdale.

I have found Veratrum Album useful in cardiac debility following acute diseases when the heart muscles become so weak that the pulse is thread like. The patient faints on moving, on lying down, the face is red on sitting up, it turns deathly pale. Often you will find the hands cold and clammy.

Dr. E. A. Farrington.  M.D.

For nausea occurring during chronic poisoning, IPECAC acts very nicely.  In acute attacks stimulating Cholera VERATRUM ALBUM relieves.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

VERATRUM ALBUM is to be thought of when after fright there is great coldness of the body with diarrhoea.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

Some grandma remedies that actually work.


These days, it has become a fashion for people to reach for a pill bottle or call the doctor anytime something goes wrong, or even for the smallest scrape. As medical research is progressing it is becoming apparent that our grandparents actually knew a lot more about the world than we give them credit for, and they took many of these old-fashioned folk remedies and they actually work.

Some famous grandma remedies:

Garlic and Olive Oil for Athlete’s Foot

This combination is good to fix your athlete’s foot problem. Just mince some garlic cloves, mix them with natural olive oil, and then use bit of cotton to rub this mixture onto the affected area between the toes.

Potato Slices for Headaches

Just cut a few slices from a raw potato, soak them in a very thin cloth, and apply them to your forehead or directly to the temples. This can relieve you of headaches

Olive Oil for Eczema

Olive oil is full of antioxidants and often used as an ingredient in professional skin creams.  It can ease the symptoms of eczema as well.

 Fix Hiccups with a Spoonful of Sugar

The reason why hiccups occur is because they are actually just spasms of your diaphragm, so having a spoon of dry sugar will throw off the nerve muscles and cure their agitation.

Treat Acne with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an effective treatment for acne, since its antibiotic properties prevent further breakouts.

Have a Little Yogurt for That Bad Breath

Bad breath, officially known as halitosis, At least two servings a day of this probiotic wonder, ideally a plain brand with no sugar helps eliminate bad breath.

Deal with bug bites by using toothpaste

Toothpaste application or application of peppermint oil to a bug bite—even if it’s just through dabbing on a little toothpaste – will immediately reduce the raw itchiness.

Use Liquorice to Eliminate Corns

Soak some liquorice with oil, apply it all to the affected area, and then wrap it tight under plastic wrap for 6-8 hours. This will cause the liquorice to soften the corn.

Ease Your Hangover with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar balances the pH levels in your stomach after a little too much alcohol throws it off. Just gulp down a teaspoon of this vinegar, or a small shot-glass. If you can’t take it straight, dilute it with some water.

 Constipation with beets

One home solution you may have heard from your grandparents was to eat some fresh-steamed beets, then drink the water they were steamed in. This should clear out your colon.

Vodka for stinky feet

Just soak a thin cloth in some vodka, swipe your foot down, and feel the smell go away. Mix Cumin, Honey, Cinnamon and Ginger for Diarrheal

Combine a teaspoon of cumin, and the same portion of honey, cinnamon, and ginger into a paste that you can drink.

Lemons for an Earache

Pain in the ears can be soothed by the application of freshly-squeezed lemons. Then

 Cure Nausea with Olives

Whether it’s from motion sickness or nausea can be cured by eating olives, due to the tannin inside them.

Raw Honey for Chapped Lips

You can simply apply honey to the affected area and rub it on, just as you would. Just make sure the honey is both raw and organic.

Treat Styes with Potatoes

If you get a stye on your eye, just grate a potato, wrap the gratings in a cloth, and press to the affected area to ease inflammation.

Avoid Mosquitoes with Garlic

Mosquitoes are totally repelled by garlic. For further protection, rub garlic oil on your skin

Yams for Menopause

This will help with common menopause symptoms.

 Honey for Acid Reflux

Swallow three spoons of honey, and it should help you achieve better digestion.

Fix Dry Skin

To soften dry skin, break down two bananas and mix them with a bit of honey. Apply this paste to the skin, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and then wash it off, and your skin should feel softer.

Teabags for Burns

Place it directly on the burned area. This won’t fix the burn, but it will relieve the pain almost immediately.

Basil Leaves and Ginger for Fever

Crush some ginger and basil leaves together into paste, and then add a teaspoon of honey. Squeeze out the liquid, and then take a drink ever four hours or so.

Soak Golden Raisins in Gin for Arthritis

Get some golden raisins, soak them in gin, and let it sit overnight until all of the gin has been soaked up. After this is done, eat about ten raisins a day. While this won’t fix the underlying problems of arthritis, it will greatly ease the symptoms.


There are many advantages in a grandma remedy:

  • This is one way of connecting to nature- As all the ingredients are natural,
  • Easy to find -As we all know, most of the herbs we use as a natural remedy can be found in our kitchen.
  •  No side effects- Unlike allopathic medicines, they have minimal side effect in comparison to synthetic drugs.
  • Cost – Friendly – They are comparatively cheaper than all those chemicals found in market.

Panchakarma therapy.


Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins.

Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials.  However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease.

Panchakarma therapy will remove the excess toxins and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate toxins from your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma therapy is a complete cleanses and purifies the tissues at a very deep level.

Panchakarma therapy:

Panchakarma therapy is a very pleasurable experience that is tailored to individual needs and may involve:

  • Daily warm oil massage
  • Herbal steam therapy
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Herbal enemas – Nasal administrations

Ayurvedic physicians recommend Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance.

Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized based on the needs of the individual depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Depending on each individual’s needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in an exact sequence for a specified period of time. In Panchakarma therapy there can be periods of discomfort associated with the profound release of toxins, which does occur. It is therefore essential that a knowledgeable expert who can recognize the signs of properly and improperly administered Panchakarma supervise the therapy.

Like all medical procedures, Panchakarma Therapy always must begin with an initial consultation by a qualified Ayurvedic Physician who can determine the individual’s constitutional type, the nature of the health problem if any, and the appropriate degree of intensity of the prescribed therapies.


Panchakarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deep emotional tensions.