Homeopathic Staples for Family – Stomach

I have been using homeopathy for decades with excellent results.  The brands I’ve used and had good luck with are BoironHyland’s, and Nova.  In general, I get Boiron for single remedies, Hyland’s for Children’s Remedies, and Nova for specific combinations aimed at treating a condition in adults.
For many remedies, I keep two sets; one for home and one for travel.  These remedies have been invaluable in keeping my family healthy so I thought I would share them here.  The best part of homeopathy is the lack of side effects, the lack of contraindications with other medications, and the safety for infants and children.  Of course, you can always talk to your health care provider for your specific needs.

Organization.  It’s best to keep the remedies organized so you can find them when you need them.  One of the keys to homeopathy is to administer the remedy at the onset of symptoms.  I organize by what they treat.  For travel, I keep the remedies in ziplock bags marked appropriately.  At home, I have small plastic containers I purchased at the Container Store.  They have pull-out drawers that hold each group of remedies.

Stomach remedies.  This is probably the most important set of remedies to travel with, the possible exception being Arnica Montana.  I can’t count the number of times the remedy Nux Vomica has saved the day while on the road.  Excellent for stomach upset, stomach pain, and gas, this is a remedy I use instead of Pepto Bismol unless I can’t halt vomiting and dehydration is a danger.  This will also help with kids who are slightly constipated.  I have also used this remedy when early signs of stomach flu and/or food poisoning are present.

Arsenicum album is good for symptoms of food poisoning.  It’s also good to have oral charcoal around for severe cases.  This is one where you want to be very careful about excessive vomiting and potential dehydration.  Use common sense and seek emergency care if appropriate.  Lycopodium clavatum is good for gas.  Aesculus hippocastanum is good for hemorrhoids, both in treating pain and in eliminating them.

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