The Key Ingredient In Beer That Could Ease Aches + Pains

Plus 13 other remedies found in nature, as prescribed by homeopaths. 

June 23, 2015
Bryonia
Bryonia (Wild Hops)

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Feel worse if you move? This multipurpose remedy relieves conditions like muscle pain or the flu that are exacerbated by movement.

Arnica
Arnica (Leopard's Bane)

Used as both a pill and a cream, arnica is one of the best-known homeopathic remedies, reducing pain and tissue damage from injuries.

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Chamomile
Chamomilla (German chamomile)

Given to adults or youngsters whose acute pain is triggering anger, this soothing treatment is also useful for teething children.

Euphrasia
Euphrasia (Eyebright)

A remedy that soothes eye irritation associated with allergies when tears have a burning sensation and eyes are unduly sensitive to light.

Hypericum
Hypericum (St. John's Wort)

Reduces nerve pain after injury—useful for fingers slammed in doors, bruises that are especially tender, or aches after a visit to the dentist.

 
 
Ignatia
Ignatia (St. Ignatius Bean)

Broken hearts, take note: Some preparations target emotions; ignatia is prescribed for lingering grief related to loss or disappointment in love.

Ipecac
Ipecacuanha (Ipecac)

Certain extracts of this plant cause vomiting, so the remedy made from it treats sicknesses marked by nausea that are not relieved by throwing up.

Lachesis
Lachesis

A remedy derived from an animal poison that relieves hot flashes associated with menopause, as well as ailments like sore throat. 

 
 
Nux Vomica
Nux Vomica

This versatile remedy is a go-to for conditions causing a person to feel irritable, aggrieved, or oversensitive to noise and sensory sensations. 

Oscillococcinum
Oscillococcinum (Anas barbarie)

A popular product in Europe, this flu fighter derived from duck liver and heart extracts can expedite recovery time when taken at the first sign of symptoms. 

Poison Ivy
Rhus Toxicodendron (Poison Ivy)

For sprains and rheumatic pain, especially when pain is worse after rest but better following movement. Also used to relieve poison ivy symptoms.

 
 
Rue butterwort
Ruta Graveolens (Rue Bitterwort)

Think sports medicine: This is taken to soothe bruised muscles and restore tendons after injury and illness. It helps tennis elbow and wrist problems. 

Staphysagria
Staphysagria (Stavesacre)

This remedy developed by Samuel Hahnemann supports the body in recovering from surgical wounds and reduces post-operative pain. 

Zinc
Zincum Metallicum (Zinc)

Someone who is worn out or anxious may find this treatment helpful for calming the mind and restoring the body’s vitality.