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Homeopathic Remedies A to Z List

We suggest seeking guidance from some of the excellent reference books and websites that are generally available if you wish to know more about homeopathy. To assist in accessing those resources a list of brief descriptions of UK homeopathic practitioners common uses of traditional homeopathic remedies based on Traditional Use Only for a number of the milder conditions is listed below. Additionally we recommend contacting NHS24 or your Doctor before proceeding on a course of self-treatment to ensure this is suitable for your circumstances.


Traditional Use by Homeopaths in UK based on Traditional Use Only



(pronounced Ackonite)

Symptoms are sudden, violent brief - anxiety, fear, restlessness, grief - high temperature with great thirst - Insomnia


Apis mel

Insect stings. Burning, stinging pains. Swelling of lower eyelids. Absence of thirst


Argent nit

Colic. Headache. Dizziness



(pronounced Aah-nicker)

Use after any injury. Bruises. Sprains. Physical exhaustion. Insomnia due to over tiredness. Muscles ache all over

Arnica is also a very popular herbal remedy.

Arsen alb

Upset stomach. Vomiting. Diarrhoea (as from food poisoning). Cramps in calves.



Brightly flushed face. Swollen joints. Vertigo. Facial neuralgia. Severe throbbing headache. Dry hacking cough. acne



Irritability. Dryness. Dry painful cough. Dry lips. Thirst especially for cold drinks.


Calc carb

Cracked skin in the winter. Period pains. Itching skin. Premenstrual tension. Toothache. Vertigo. Insomnia.


Calc fluor

Head colds with thick greenish-yellow discharge.Catarrh. Croup. Toothache.



Burns and scalds before blisters form; sunburn


Carbo veg

Indigestion with excessive flatulence. Hoarseness. Loss of voice. Tinnitus with nausea and vertigo.



Teething; irritability and restlessness; colic; green slimey diarrhoea



Travel sickness; nausea with hollow sensation in stomach; nausea during pregnancy



Colic; stomach pains; flatulence; cramp; stitching pain



Cold with watery eyes and streaming nose. Hayfever



Influenza. Sneezing. Sore throat. Symptoms of flushing, aching, trembling. Weary with heavy aching muscles. Runy nose. Vertigo.

Gelsemium is still used by professional medical herbalist but is not available over the counter.


Unhealthy skin. Cracked finger tips. Constipation. Tinnitus. Earache. Sinus trouble. Dandruff


Hepar sulph

Skin highly sensitive. Acne. Croup. Earache.



Painful cuts and wounds. Lacerated wounds involving nerve endings. (after consultation with a medical professional)l

Hypericum is also known as St John's Wort.


Fright. Prolonged grief. Sore throat. Piercing headache.Insomnia


Kali phos

Mental tiredness from overwork. Nervous exhaustion. Nervous indigestion. Loss of voice. Hoarseness. Giddiness from exhaustion and weakness



Irritability. Fear of failure. Period pain. Premenstrual tension. Hiccough with acidity.


Mixed Pollen

Hayfever when triggered by pollen


Nat mur

Sneezy cold. Runny nose. Vertigo. Premenstrual tension. Housemaid's knee


Nux vom

For over indulgence in food and alcohol. Itching piles. Stuffy colds. Vertigo. Constipation. Raw throat



Dry cough; hypersensitivity; night sweats



Premenstrual tension. Catarrh. Styes. Menopause. Acne. Tinnitus


Rhus tox

Rheumatic aches and pains. Over-exertion. Pain in ligaments. Tickling cough


Ruta grav

Injuries to bones. Fractures, dislocations. Sprains of wrists and ankles. Eye strain. Urticaria



Physical and mental debility due to exertion. Boils, abscesses, acne. Bunions. Chronic headaches. Sinus trouble



Unhealthy looking skin. Tendency to skin disease. Itching skin. Acne. Insomnia Tinnitus Lack of energy



Warty growths. Morning headaches

Thuja herbal tincture is used for its anti-viral properties to treat warts and can be prescribed by a qualified medical herbalist.

For more information and original material visit http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/

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Caution: Homeopathic remedies are often used as self-help for simple conditions, however for more serious complaints, or for young children under 2 or other similar situations, a professional homeopath or your doctor should be consulted before using homeopathic medicines.