Sunday, October 14, 2012

Natural or Alternative Remedies to Keep on Hand

As winter approaches, we hear about more and more people getting sick.  I find that the fall and winter is definitely a time when we use more of our natural remedies.  I have had a few people ask me to share some of the ones we use, so here is a list of some the ones we use most often.  Do make sure you read the bottles for all directions and use.  Do consult a naturopathic  or homoeopathic doctor if necessary.

You may be surprised at how many natural remedies can be used instead of some popular over the counter medications.  During the fall winter months I also ensure that we continue to eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables as well as a diet full of colour and variety.

Here are some of our most popular remedies, I would love to hear if you have any others you use.

Oil of Oregano (love this stuff)
  • Sore throat
  • Upset stomach
  • Sinus relief
  • acterial infections

Arnica (cream and homoeopathic pellets)
  • Bruises
  • Pain
  • Soreness
  • Swelling

  • Onset of illness to help body ,cope

R1 by Dr. Reckeweg
  • Fevers

Pulsatilla (homoeopathic pellets)
  • Ear infections
  • Colds with thick, green or yellow mucous

Belladonna (homoeopathic pellets)
  • Fevers
  • Sunburn

Ear Oil (St.Francis)
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear aches

Rescue Remedy (Bach Flower essence)
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Feeling overwhelmed

Tea Tree Oil (do not take orally)
  • Acne
  • Dandruff
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti fungal
  • Antiviral

Probiotics (Acidophilus -we take this daily)
  • General wellness of intestinal system
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fight off bad gut bacteria
  • Relieve upset stomach and irritable bowel
  • Relieve allergies
  • Relieve and prevent ear infections
  • Improve colds
  • Improve digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Prevent and cure yeast infections
  • General wellness

  • To help go to Sleep
  • Help turn your brain "off" (shut off all the thinking so you can sleep)

Astragalus (Deep Immune-during winter months)
  • Immune system support

Fish Oil (DHA EPA -we take this daily)
  • Increase cognitive functioning
  • Relieves dry skin and eczema
  • Relieve join and bone pain
  • Increases eye and nervous system health

Vitamin D (take in the winter months)
  • Balancing moods
  • Improve immune system
  • Fight cancer
  • Balance weight

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Pain relief


  1. Just wanted to add that Aconite is excellent for dealing with a fright. We often use this for the kids if they've had a scare, a bad fall or even when they need to calm down if they've got a bout of croup.

    Arsenicum (another homeopathic remedy) is great if you've eaten something that has upset your stomach (like fish that was perhaps not as fresh as it should have been). A great to bring with you when traveling to a place that may not have the same food standards you're used to in your own country.

  2. I am glad you mentioned those Mirjam!