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Homeopathy for Flu/Cold

There are several homeopathic remedies available to combat flu effectively. At the very first sign that flu is developing, take 1/2 tube of Anas barbariae (marketed under various brand names, including Oscillococcinum) every two hours, for a total of five doses. Combination flu remedies work in majority of cases if you take one in the first 4 to 12 hours after you start having symptoms. Follow the dosage recommendations on the label of the remedy you choose. If its going to work, relief should be felt with a single dose.

If the flu persists, a more specific remedy, such as a 12C or 30C dose of Eupatorium perfoliatum, which is good for a flu that causes aches and chills, fatigue. Give up to four doses of one of these flu remedies in 24 hours. Below listed are several specific homeopathic remedies that are useful for flu.

If feeling chilly, restless, and weak, choose Arsenicum album. Give one dose of Arsenicum album 30Xx or 9C, as directed on the product label, three to four times a day for up to eight doses.

Specific Remedies

Aconitum napellus: This remedy is useful for a flu that comes on suddenly and intensely accompanied by fever, anxiety, constricted pupils, and strong thirst, alternate with chills. Symptoms are often worst around midnight. Exposure to cold wind or a shock of some kind often precedes the illness.

Apis mellifica: Dry fever that alternates with sweating, a very sore throat with swollen tonsils , then this homeopathic remedy may be prescribed. Pain may extend to the ears, and the eyelids may be swollen. Exposure to cool air and cold applications may bring relief. Despite the fever, thirst usually is low.

Arsenicum album: Feels the cold and exhausted. Exhibits an anxious restlessness. Thirsty, but often only takes small sips. May experience nausea with burning pain, or vomiting and acrid diarrhea. If the flu is respiratory, a watery, runny nose with sneezing paroxysms and a dry or wheezing cough are often seen.

Belladonna: This remedy is indicated when there is sudden, intense symptoms including fever, hot skin, and extreme sensitivity to light and jarring. Other symptoms include a very red sore throat, a nagging cough, or other throbbing and inflammatory symptoms. Chills and heat may alternate.

Bryonia: Bryonia is good if symptoms include a cough, constipation, thirst, and irritability. One dose of Bryonia 3OX or 9C three to four times a day for up to three days.

Ferrum phosphoricum: This remedy may be helpful during flu associated with the following symptoms:

A feeling of weariness
Sensitive eyes
A short hard cough
Strong thirst
Vomiting after eating

This remedy is also prescribed in early stages of flu or fever, even if symptoms are not especially clear.

Gelsemium: Give Gelsemium if heavy, droopy eyes; feel weak and tired, and want to be alone. Take one dose of Gelsemium 12x or 6c three to four times a day for up to eight doses.

Mercurius solubilis: Mercurius solubilis is useful when suffering from a lingering flu that just doesn't seem to go away. Sore throat, bad breath, and tender, swollen glands. Take one dose of Mercurius solubilis 12x or 6c three times a day for up to three days.

Oscillococcinum (also called Anas barbariae): Oscillococcinum is one of the common names used for a remedy that is widely used for prevention and treatment of flu in the United States and Europe. It has strong antiviral effects.

Phosphorus: This remedy is indicated for flu when it is accompanied by:

feels very weak
sore throat
stomach pain and nausea or vomiting
strong anxiety
wanting others to be around to offer company and reassurance
strong thirst, with a tendency to vomit when liquids warm up in the stomach

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Classical homoeopathic medicines, have been recognised as a safe and effective means of treating minor and serious ailments, in humans and animals, for many years. From the time of the ancient Greeks, the principle of homoeopathy, that 'like cures like', has been known.

Various members of the British Royal Family, are known to use it. It is recognised by Act of Parliament and is available on prescription under the National Health Service. It has been found, that homoeopathy is as effective for animals as for humans. Classical homoeopathic medicines, are widely recognised as a safe and effective alternative, to conventional medicines. They are in general use throughout the world. Prepared to impeccable modern standards of quality from pure, natural sources. Completely safe.

Derived from the Greek word Homoios, meaning 'like', Pathos, meaning 'disease', homoeopathy is the medical practice of treating 'like with like'. This means, treating an illness with a substance that produces the same symptoms as those displayed by the person who is ill. Homoeopathy is essentially a natural healing process, providing remedies to assist the patient to regain health by stimulating the body's natural forces of recovery. The emphasis is on treating the patient, rather than the disease. One of the principles of homoeopathy is that people vary in their response to an illness, according to their basic temperament.

An Homoeopath tries to determine the patient's temperament and responses and prescribes on a more individual basis. Patients suffering from the same disease often require different remedies. On the other hand, another group of patients, with different diseases, may all benefit from the same remedy.


The principle of homoeopathy has been known since the time of Hippocrates, the Greek founder of medicine, around 450 B.C. Over a thousand years later the Swiss alchemist Paracelsus employed the same system of healing based upon the principle that 'like cures like'. It was not until the late 18th Century that homoeopathy as it is practised today evolved. The great German physician, scholar and chemist, Samuel Hahnemann, was chiefly responsible. Appalled by the existing medical practices, he set about using the homoeopathic principle to develop an alternative which was safe, gentle and effective.


Remedies are available in a number of potencies but, generally 6C potency, is recommended for the home treatment of pets. Many practitioners especially those on the continent rely mostly on lower potencies for general use.

Tablets, Pills.

Homoeopathic remedies can be bought in Tablet, Pill form. I usually use Tablets if applying orally. If used in water, then I have found that Pills are best, as they dissolve readily in water, and do not leave a scum line.


The ideal method of adminstration is to empty the remedy directly on the tongue, when the animal is not feeding. For this purpose tablets can be crushed to a powder. If the animal resist, the remedy can be concealed in a small piece of meat, or added to their drinking water.




Frequency of dosing is set according to the severity, of the problem. Sudden acute conditions - one dose every half hour, until symptoms subside - potency 6c. Less acute conditions - 1 per day, or 1 morning and night for a few days. Chronic conditions - sporadic dosing, 1 per week - potency tends to be 30c. If giving more than one remedy, give different potencies, at intervals. For best results, do not handle the tablets directly, use the container cap as a dispenser, or crush the tablets between 2 spoons.


Remedies should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct light. Homoeopathic remedies are delicate and rely on subtle influences upon the body. Strong smelling substances, may overthrow their effect, so essential Oils shoul not as a general rule be used at the same time, as homoeopathic dosing. Stored correctly, remedies will keep their potency for many years.

There are also topical herbal preparations to consider using. For eczema Chamomile, Calendula, and Chickweed Ointments, can be bought in Boots the Chemist, Homoeopathic Chemists, Health Shops, Sainsburys etc. Just a matter of finding who stocks what.

Above left Calendula, right Chamomila


Acid Nit (for red eyes)

ACONITE - Aconitum Napellus (Monkshood)

A remedy for fevers and inflammatory states Herpes Virus - early stages Complaints caused by severe fright Animal displays acute anxiety Travel sickness Restlessness

Aloe vera (for absolutely everything, from tummies to stress by way of skin problems: supposedly also can be helpful for hair- pulling caused by hormones)

APIS. MEL. - Apis Mellifica - (The Honey-Bee)

A remedy for inflammation or injury where there is swelling containing fluid Arthritis with swelling Swollen gums Biliousness Insect bites

ARGENT. NIT. - Argentum Nitricum (Nitrate of Silver)

Nervous animals with trembling Diarrhoea Colic Conjunctivitis - intensely red, simple uncomplicated

ARNICA - (Leopard's Bane)

Accidents - wounds, sprains, bruises To lessen shock After dental extraction, helps stop bleeding

ARSEN ALB. 30c (for the scoots - the name says it all) Dose every 15 minutes for a few doses then 3 times a day till it clears

BACILLINUM - 30c, Alopecia. Bronchitis. Coughs. Colds. Growth, defective. Hydrocephalus. Meningitis. Pyorrhea. Ringworm. Scrofulous glands. Sore throats. Teeth, defective, pitted. Tonsillitis.

BELLADONNA 30c (for mastitis)

BLACK COHOSH (for spraying, contains some natural female oestrogen, can also be used to bring a female cat into call) Dose varies from cat to cat try one capsule a day for three days and then a break for 4 or 5 days, repeat one a day for three days and then repeat if necessary. Most cats respond quickly and then only require an occasional dose to keep the spraying under control..


Gingivitis - 6c, 1 dose twice daily, 14 days.

CALC. CARB. - Calcarea Carbonica - Ostrearum (Carbonate of Lime)

Delayed teething

CALC. PHOS. - Calcarea Phosphorica (Phosphate of Lime)

Increase milk supply Anaemia Fractures slow to heal

CALC. SALPH. - Calcarea Sulphurica (Sulphate of Lime - Plaster of Paris)

Deep abscesses

Caulophyllum 30c (for toning the uterus and preventing uterine debility which can cause early abortion) It also is great for cats who have difficulty in kittening because it stimulates the contractions once they have started and helps ease labour pains. For pregnancies and during labour, start queens at 4 weeks of pregnancy with 1 per week, increasing to daily in the last few days.

CANTHARIS - (Spanish Fly)

When an animal appears distressed when trying to pass urine Cystitis Acute kidney inflammation Eczema with burning itch

CARBON. VEG. - Carbo Vegetabilis (Vegetable Charcoal)

Constipation Flatulence - frequent breaking wind

(for cold and sluggish or fading babies

CAULOPHYLLUM - (Blue Cohosh)

Used in female animals complaints During labor, revives womb contractions, when the animal is exhausted and fretful Expelling placentas


'Build up' kitten/cat, during course of infection. Strengthens body, when debility and dehydration seems to be setting in.


Echinacea has been used by American Indians for hundreds of years as an immune booster, increasing defences against viruses and bacteria, such as Flu.

Red Clover

Red Clover

EUPHRASIA - (Eyebright)

Watery eyes Conjunctivitis Catarrhal discharge from the eyes Hayfever Assist in the treatment of flu sinusitis

GELSEMIUM - (Yellow Jasmine)

Timid animals Fright in show animals




Taken at the very first stage of an infection, such as a cold or sore throat, it often can lead to the infection being thrown off, and no illness occuring. Fever, thirst and general weariness are typical symptoms, suggesting the use of Ferrum Phos.

KALI. BICH. - Kali Bichromicum (Bichromate of Potash)

Catarrhal symptoms Yellow stringy discharge Swollen eyelids Raw or obstructed nose Ear infections Some chronic post 'flu', nasal discharge may fit in with this. Also persistent eye infections.


Acetic acid, Calc. phos., Glycerinum, Hydrastis, Iodum, Lecithin, Phos. acid, Silicea and Thuja. You would need to check these out in a Materia Medica or any other homoeopathic book, to know which one was most suited to your cat, but this will give you a place to start.


Similiar to Merc. Sol. but symptoms much more severe.

Ear mites

MERC. SOL. - Mercurius Sulphuricus - Hydrarc. Oxyd.Sub-Sulph. (Turpethum Minerale - Yellow Sulphate of Mercury)

Mouth ulcers Mouth abscesses

NUX. VOM. - Nux Vomica (Poison-nut)

Hairballs Colic Flatulence Biliousness after feeding

Kidney Failure

Signs - excessive drinking, eating well but getting thinner, bad breath.

Populus and Solidago 30 - One tablet of each twice a day for a fortnight, then one dose daily for long as required. If it is a kidney infection, you may need only to dose for 3 weeks or less.

PULSATILLA - (Wind Flower)

A remedy which helps relieve female animal complaints. Placid, shy animals, where the symptoms tend to vary greatly. False pregnancy Creamy discharges Conjunctivitis with catarrhal symptoms Beneficial to encourage the womb to dispel, catarrhal, mucoid discharge

SEPIA - (Inky Juice of Cuttlefish)

A treatment of female animal complaints. Unlike Pulsatilla the temperament is unpredictable and can be vicious. False pregnancy Constipation during pregnancy


Pyrogenium 30C, 200C, and 1M, Sepia 30C, and Gunpowder 30C.

SILICEA (Silica)

Low stamina and a poor reaction to infection, leading to swollen lymph nodes, frequent colds, and sore throats. Tonsillitus, sinusitis, bronchitis, and other illnesses. Boils, abscessed teeth, and infection of wounds can be seen.


Anal abscesses Silicea 200.

SULPHUR - (Sublimated Sulphur)

Used for skin ailments Eczema Dandruff Acne

Infections that have dragged on for a long time, may be helped by Sulpher.

THUJA - Thuja Occidentalis (Arbor vitae)

After vaccinations, this remedy can relieve any ill effects. May help when it is observed that the animal has never been fully well since vaccination


It is unusual in Homoeopathy to use different potencies of the same remedy to bring about an opposite effect. This however, is a time when they are used.

Potency 3 dry up milk Potency 30 increase milk

Herpes Virus

Aconite - early stages Arsen. Alb. - if there is also diahorrea Eyes: Argent. Nit., Graphites, Pulsatilla. These 3 remedies can be used to relieve eye symptoms, if Calici or Herpes virus is present.

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