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We have found that often books are a more authoritative and informative source and many public libraries will have a selection of books on homeopathy and homepathic remedies/medicines. 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. Most homeopathic remedies and medicines will include general dosages however specialist advice is available from practitioners such as professional homeopaths.
We also have a list of homeopathic remedies by ailment.
Traditional Use by Homeopaths in UK based on Traditional Use Only
Symptoms are sudden, violent brief - anxiety, fear, restlessness, grief - high temperature with great thirst - Insomnia
Insect stings. Burning, stinging pains. Swelling of lower eyelids. Absence of thirst
Colic. Headache. Dizziness
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.
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.
Cracked skin in the winter. Period pains. Itching skin. Premenstrual tension. Toothache. Vertigo. Insomnia.
Head colds with thick greenish-yellow discharge.Catarrh. Croup. Toothache.
Burns and scalds before blisters form; sunburn
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
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
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.
Hayfever when triggered by pollen
Sneezy cold. Runny nose. Vertigo. Premenstrual tension. Housemaid's knee
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
Rheumatic aches and pains. Over-exertion. Pain in ligaments. Tickling cough
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.