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Chamomilla – The Homeopathic Remedy

Many people drink Chamomile tea, especially at night, to help them relax so they may have a better night’s sleep. The homeopathic remedy Chamomilla is often used for children who are teething. I want to talk more about the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla.

Three People Who Benefited From Using The Homeopathic Remedy Chamomilla

Recently I gave Chamomilla to a woman who was having pain in her right ear. She had had some pain in her temple, forehead, and the lower right side of her head a week before. The pain settled in the right ear. It was pulsating and throbbing. It was not a constant pain, but when she did experience it, she found it difficult to do other activities because the pain genuine-chamomile-58642__480was so present. Over a two day period, she took several doses of the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla, the pain diminished and then finally went away.

Years ago, I gave Chamomilla to a young woman who felt very angry. If someone said something to her that seemed like an insult or she thought was rude, she felt very hurt and angry. It was if it was a blow to her, not a physical one, but an emotional blow. She did very well with the homeopathic remedy Chamomilla.

I mentioned above about a teething baby being helped with Chamomilla. The baby may be biting because the pain and the discomfort felt in their gums is unbearable. The biting actually may ease the pain, and may be the way he is expressing anger from being in such intense pain.

Chamomilla

Chamomilla is a plant from the Compositae Family. The homeopathic remedies Arnica Montana and Calendula are also in this plant family, and have the same sensitivity. This sensitivity is to being injured, experiencing a trauma, feeling bruised and sore, feeling abused, and feeling beaten. The sensitivity can be experienced both physically and emotionally. The second case I give shows how someone would feel injured on an emotional level.

Here are links to posts I have written on Arnica Montana and Calendula. These posts talk about the use of these two remedies for first aid situations.

Characteristics Of The Homeopathic Remedy Chamomilla

Here are a few characteristics of Chamomilla that would guide a homeopath to choosing this remedy for someone:

  • unbearable pain
  • pains are throbbing, sharp like a sudden attack
  • capricious -wants something now, and then when it is given doesn’t want it anymore
  • extremely angry, irritable – difficult to be around,  may not want to be touched
  • wants to be carried
  • worse at night, from cold air
  • better from cold applications
  • may have a fever
  • one check is red and hot, and the other one is pale and cool
  • stool is like a chopped spinach consistency

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I write about Chamomilla because it is used very often by people, as a tea and as a homeopathic remedy. By giving you some information about the homeopathic remedy, you can start to see that each homeopathic remedy has their own unique picture, just as each of us do.

If I can be of any help to you or your loved ones, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. And enjoy your cup of tea!

 

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Colic – Homeopathy Can Ease the Discomfort

Since I had written a blog about the safety of using homeopathy while breastfeeding, I wanted to follow with a post about babies experiencing colic.  They are very uncomfortable – in pain, having difficulty sleeping, having difficulty eating, spitting up.  All this affects the household.  

                       crying baby

The mother is very busy taking care of the baby, and may often forget to take care of herself. I know how easy it is for a mother to put herself  aside, and not take the time to care for herself. Actually, what mother does have the time. The baby is very sensitive to how the mother responds to him or her. (This may be the start of another post.)

If the mother is breastfeeding, there is a direct connection between the mother and her baby through her breast milk. The emotional state of the mother, the foods she eats, how much sleep she gets, how much fluids she drinks, what kinds of fluids she drinks –  all these can affect her baby.  Specifically, the mother may notice after she eats certain foods that her baby is very uncomfortable with pain and with gas. The mother may then decide to refrain from eating those foods while she continues to breastfeed. This may give the baby some relief. Some of these foods are: spicy foods, broccoli, cabbage, legumes, and dairy products.

                                             breastfeeding

A baby who is not breastfeeding may experience colic as well.  A change in the formula may be needed. Also, it could be a response to what the mother is feeling within herself. Again, going back to the mother taking some time to care for herself.

bottle fed baby

Homeopathy can help babies that are breastfed and bottle fed.

Below are listed several homeopathic remedies or medicines that can be helpful for a baby that is experiencing colic. Observe what and how the baby is feeling: the emotional state, the discomfort, and physical symptoms of the baby. Then “match” the observation to the description below. Homeopathy is based on the principle LIKE CURES LIKE or THE LAW OF SIMILARS. The homeopathic remedy that is most similar to the baby will be the most helpful and promote a healing.

If these remedies do not help, and the baby is very uncomfortable, it would be good to see a professional homeopath. There are over 3000 remedies. The aim is to give the person, the baby in this case, the homeopathic remedy that is most similar to what he/she is experiencing.  Or it may be that it is the mother that needs to be treated by a homeopath, which would benefit both the mother and the baby.

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HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES: (Adults and older children also can experience “colic”. These homeopathic medicines may be helpful for them.)

Chamomilla

  • Angry babies. Screaming. Restless. Demand to be carried. Want things, and then reject them. Cannot be comforted.
  • Abdomen/stomach feel bloated. Unbearable pain.
  • Will draw legs up.
  • Baby will cry when passing a stool.
  • Diarrhea with green stools.
  • One check red, the other not.
  • Better: for uncovering. Babies will kick covers off. Being carried.
  • Worse: during the evening, warmth, for fresh air.

Colocynthis

  • Irritable. Indignation. Restless.
  • Doubles up. Draws knees up. Presses on abdomen.
  • Abdomen/stomach distended.
  • Pains: cutting, gripping, tearing, violent. Coming on in waves.
  • Pains with diarrhea that are green, pasty.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Better: doubling up, warmth, firm pressure and rubbing (stomach), for passing stool. When put on parent’s knee or shoulder.
  • Worse: anger, eating (especially fruit) or drinking even a little. Becoming overheated. Before having a bowel movement.

Cuprum metallicum

  • Restless at night in bed.
  • Abdomen: sore, bruised, tender and hot.
  • Pain: cramping, violent. Nausea and vomiting.
  • Better: for cold drinks.
  • Worse: for touch, for vomiting.

Magnesium muriaticum

  • Restless in bed at night making it difficult to sleep.
  • Oversensitive to noise.
  • Cramping, sore, bruised. With constipation – stools crumbly, small balls, knotty – a lot of straining.
  • Constipation after drinking cow’s milk.
  • Diarrhea – green stools.
  • Sweat and stools smell sour.
  • Worse: form milk or caused by drinking milk, teething.
  • Better: fresh air, for pressure.

Magnesium phosphoricum

  • Sleepless because of indigestion.
  • Pain: cramping, drawing . Drawing up legs with flatulence.
  • Better: for warmth, bending double, from pressure. (Being held on top of a warm hot water bottle)
  • Worse: col, swimming in cold water, for touch or light pressure, being uncovered, from walking in the fresh air.
  • Best to dissolve pellets in filtered or spring water and give a spoonful at a time.

Nux vomica

  • Colic in babies when breastfeeding mother is eating too much spicy food or drinking too much coffee, tea or Coca-Cola.
  • Pain: cramping, griping, pressing, sore and bruised.
  • Better: passing a stool, hot drinks, warmth of bed, passing flatulence
  • Worse: after eating, in morning, for tight clothing.