Almost everybody will get a cold at some point during the winter months so here is a small selection of remedies for typical colds that should help to resolve them within a week.
Take the remedy 2 or 3 times a day until you see an improvement of the symptoms.
Other tips: drink lots of fluids, eat nutritious food, reduce the intake of dairy produce since they have a tendency to increase mucous production, and rest as much as you can.
• ACONITE Take this remedy at the first sign of a cold. It acts on colds that comes on suddenly after exposure to cold, snappy, windy weather. Other symptoms may include fever, shivers, sore throat, sneezing, headache and raspy cough.
• ALLIUM CEPA For colds with a very runny nose that “run like a tap” with clear watery discharge. The top lip and nostrils are often red and excoriating, the eyes can also be red and irritated. The person prefers to be outside in the fresh air.
• NUX VOMICA This is a remedy for when the nose is blocked at night but runs during the day. There are a lot of sneezing, the nose is blocked, the eyes are wet/humid and there is often a sore throat. The person may feel chilly, crave warmth and can be very irritable.
• PULSATILLA These colds present with thick yellow-green catarrh. The nose feels bunged up indoors but runs when outside. The symptoms feels worse in the evenings in the heat of the house and they much prefer fresh air. Children can be very weepy and want mummy all the time.