Homeopathy for Summertime

Heat stroke

Belladonna, Atimonium crudum

Insect or Animal bites

Ledum paulustre 30C – relieves swelling and itching of mosquito bites, especially when taken during times of exposure.
Histaminum 30C – relieves symptoms of reaction to insect bites

Bee Stings

Apis mellifica 30C – relieves pink, swollen skin with itching, burning pain improved by applying cold compress

Burns

Cantharis 6C – relieves blisters from burns or friction
Belladonna 6C – relieves red, hot and painful skin from burns and sunburn.
Urtica Urens -relives burning skin
Apis mellifica 30C
External remedies
Calendula ointment – helps promote healing of minor burns (1st degree)
Hypericum spray

Plant irritation/Rashes

Rhus Tox. – for exposure to poison ivy, and for dermatitis caused by other allergens
Croton tiglium – indicated when there is a great deal of blistering, inflammation, and itching

Sports Injuries

Muscle soreness, bruises: Arnica montana 6C, topical Arnica gel
Muscle cramps: Calendula ointment
Black eye: Ledum paulstre 6C, Arnica montana 6C
Sprains: Arnica montana 6C, Apis mellifica 30C, Bryonia 6C, Ruta Graviolens 6C, topical Arnica gel or cream

Homepathic dosages

6C remedies – used for acute and/or localized conditions., things you can point to it with your finger.  6C and 6X remedies have an action limited in time and are administered frequently.

30C remedies – generally used for conditions affecting a greater part of the body, or conditions that are not usually acute.

 

More in-depth reading about homeopathic remedies:

Your Natural Medicine Cabinet by Burke Lennihan, RN CCH

Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines by Stephen Cummings, MD and Dana Ullman, MPH.

The Family Guide to Homeopathy: Symptoms and Natural Solutions by Andrew Lockie

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