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
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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
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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.

Chamomile
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Chamomilla (German chamomile)

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

Euphrasia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lachesis

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

Nux Vomica
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Staphysagria (Stavesacre)

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

Zinc
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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.

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