Barbara Roberts, Homeopath

Winter Survival Kit part 3


These are an amazing modality where combinations of herbs are put together and then diluted and potentised to make them an affordable and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. They come in combinations for different conditions, but can also be combined to make something effective for an individual.

For example last weekend I was starting to come down with a cold. Instead of my normal homeopathic treatment I decided to experiment and try the Homeobotanicals. I made a blend of HbC – Colds and catarrh, with Hb19 – Serena for stress. Having had ongoing work stress through to Level 1, I had come out of that to a higher amount of stress at home. I took that combination hourly on Saturday and less often on Sunday, as well as having a nap on Sunday and early bedtimes. The cold never really developed past the odd sneeze and a slight sore throat, and I was 100% by Monday morning.

Homeobotanicals are made up by a practitioner and they will consider what the right combination is for you. For winter ills and chills though the following Homeobotanicals could be used alone or in combination-

HbC – Colds and Catarrh. This can be used at all stages of colds and influenza, and helps with drainage of mucus. Contains Astragalus, Boneset, Elderflower, Golden Rod, Hyssop, Nasturtium, Ribwort, Thyme, and Yarrow

HbI- Immune. Support for acute and chronic infections, and can be used as a gargle for sore throats before swallowing. Contains Astragalus, Baptisia, Echinacea, Golden Seal, Licorice, Olive Leaf, Poke Root, Sage, and Thyme

HbR – Respiratory. For support with asthmatic conditions, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, emphysema and smoking related conditions, as well as sinus and ear conditions. For bronchial and respiratory tract integrity and support with normalising pulmonary ventilation. Contains Albizia, Amalaka, Elecampane, Euphorbia, Golden Rod, Grindelia, Licorice, Mullein, Passion Flower and Pleurisy Root

HbX – Expectorant, coughing. For persistent paroxysmal or episodic coughing in people of all ages. Contains Elecampane, Mullein, Pasqual Flower, Pleurisy Root, Sundew, White Horehound, Wild Cherry, and Wild Lettuce

While I am in early days studying Homeobotanicals, I can already see the ease of finding a remedy, as well as the beauty of being able to combine formulas to find something that suits the situation exactly. In my case it was Hb19, Serena for stress, or if there is an emotional component HbE for emotions may be more appropriate. Not just for acute infections across the range there are remedies to support every organ system and complaint. If you would like to discuss whether a Homeobotanical remedy would be right for you please send me a message.

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