Stop Smoking Natural Remedies

People who smoke are numbing their lungs, dulling their senses and nerves. The Chinese concept of the lungs being damaged relates to a person who is full of grief. Smoking may be a person’s drug of choice to cover up some sadness in their life.

It can be helpful to reduce smoking by reducing the number of cigarettes by 20% per day or reduce them once a week by 20% again. All the while use one or more homeopathic remedies to reduce cravings. Using natural remedies to stop smoking can have a positive effect on your lungs and your life.


Herbs for Stopping Smoking

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

It is always helpful to combine herbs and homeopathic remedies. Use these herbs to help stop smoking cravings and support healthy lungs.

Vitex, 2 capsules 3 times a day to promote dopamine and tobacco addictions.

Add Plantain (1 capsule 3 times a day) to moisturize the lungs

And Marshmallow root (1 capsule 3 times a day) to moisturize and protect the lungs.

Avena sativa tincture for nervousness; 20 drops 3 times a day in a little juice.

Cell Salts to Help with Stopping Smoking

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

Cell salts for the bad effects of smoking are Nat sulph 6X, 4 pellets 3 times a day, for liver toxicity and can be used for irritability along with Nux vomica 30c homeopathic.

Cell salts to help one quit smoking may be used in combination or singly as needed:

#5 Kali mur 6X – lung damage
#8 Mag phos 6X – to relax
#9 Nat mur 6X – perfectionism, salt cravings

Cell salts for Smoker’s Cough
#5 Kali mur 6X – to strengthen lungs
#7 Kali sulph 6X – for cough and liver toxicity
#11 Nat sulph 6X – for help with liver toxicity

Stop Smoking Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

A nervousness issue – these remedies can help self consciousness or anxiety; use one or more in combination (30c potency, 2 pellets 3 times a day) and add cell salts for additional mineral support:

also try Stop-it Smoking, homeopathic combination by Natra Bio, for cravings and nervousness.

Arsenicum album – the need for perfection and order; perfectionist personality.

Caladium – tobacco craving and lung cancer caused from tobacco smoking.

Medorrhinum – people with addictive personalities and behavior extremes.

Nicotine – for the addiction

Staphysagria – from being in a frustrating relationship or situation; abusive relationships.

Thuja – for oral fixation, secretive smoking; feels unclean; tendency to warts.

Smoker’s Cough Homeopathics

Use the following homeopathic remedies and the cell salts above for those with smoker’s cough, using singly in combination with cell salts:

Coccus cacti – spasmodic coughing that can end up vomiting tough mucus; shortness of breath; enlarged uvula.

Sulphur iod – irregular, rattling, suffocative cough; morning coughs; skin problems.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Ulcerative Colitis Natural Remedies

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammation and ulceration of the rectum which can ascend up through the whole large intestine. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis are mostly chronic diarrhea with blood in the stool. Frequently there is weakness, lack of appetite, pain of the left abdomen, rectal pain and even cramping. We often see mucus in the stool. Ulcerative colitis can be associated with canker sores of the mouth, rashes, and joint problems. Symptoms may come and go, but often will become more severe. Those most affected ulcerative colitis are 15 to 30 years of age with auto-immune problems.

Causes of ulcerative colitis may be lifestyle (stress), poor diet (refined and processed foods.) and likely from smoking. NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may also be a cause or aggravate the problem.

Modern medicine uses various methods of diagnosis, sometimes linking ulcerative colitis with Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel, colitis, tumors or even diverticulitis. The treatments for ulcerative colitis may be steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs. If symptoms are not being suppressed by medications and their side effects or toxicity, then surgery may be suggested and can create a non reversible problem. All of which have a low success rate.

Natural perspectives believe that the body has the ability to repair itself given the right tools and diet. First correct the diet and use nutritional, herbal, homeopathic and cell salt support. Diet is important. Reduce junk foods, smoking, alcohol, coffee, etc. Eat foods that are fresh and those which agree with your gastro-intestinal system.

Helpful supplements include NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine), 2 caps 3 times a day to support the liver and reduce mucus production. Grape seed extract supports connective tissue integrity.


Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs for ulcerative colitis in capsule, powder or tincture for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Calendula herb for ulcerative colitis is bacteriostatic (stops bacterial growth) and tissue healing.

Licorice soothes and heals the mucus membranes and acts like a steroid to calm the tissues without side effects.

Marshmallow herb for ulcerative colitis is tissue soothing, cooling and healing.

Plantain is a tissue wound healer and also treats leaky gut syndrome.

White oak bark is an astringent to pull the tissues tight and promotes healing.

Wild yam is anti-inflammatory and promotes digestion, releases gas and is anti-spasmodic.

Cell Salts to Help with Ulcerative Colitis

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#2 Calc phos 6X – ulcerative colitis with boils around the anus; bleeding after stools; offensive gas; stools green, slimy and hot, undigested food and bad gas; grumpy and irritable
#7 Kali sulph 6X – sheep stools (large); black thin, offensive smelling stools or light colored; may also be yellow slimy diarrhea; brown skin spots
#9 Nat mur 6X – constipation alternates with diarrhea every other day; anus contracted, torn and bleeding

Ulcerative Colitis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Arsenicum album – perfectionist; restless and has burning and pressure in anus and rectum; diarrhea with coldness of limbs and face; vomiting and exhaustion.

Calcarea carb – colitis in obese people who feel best when constipated; diarrhea with undigested food; prolapsed anus; burning, stinging hemorrhoids; parasites.

Collinsonia – with hemorrhoids where rectum feels full of sticks with bleeding; obstinate constipation or alternates with diarrhea and bad gas; itching anus.

Crotalus horr – rectal hemorrhage with dark blood; also has heart or liver disease; bleeding from anus when standing or walking.

Hamamelis – large amounts of tar-like bleeding with soreness; hard stools coated with mucus; anus is sore, raw and itching.

Lachesis – constipation with bad smelling stool; anus feels tight and hemorrhoids protrude, constricted and are purplish; most problems left sided.

Lycopodium – low self esteem; symptoms worse 4 – 8 pm; anus feels raw, bleeds, itches; hemorrhoids ache, painful to touch.

Nitricum acidum – constipation and irritability; diarrhea after antibiotics or other drugs; violent sharp pains after stools; itching anus.

Nux vomica – tightness or uneasiness of rectum; constipation with small stools, unsatisfied stools; irritable, often from alcohol abuse; itching and blind hemorrhoids.

Phosphorus – sensitive people; fears, especially of the dark; flat stools and exhaustion; exhausting diarrhea; needle-like pains, itching burning fissures.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Natural Stomach Ulcer Remedies

Our stomach and digestive system is lined with brain-type cells. People that get stomach ulcers are often stressed and hold their anger, stress, and frustration in their gut, suggesting that ulcers are affected by our thoughts. Stomach ulcers frequently cause pain shortly (15-60 minutes) after eating. The pain is generally in the liver-gallbladder region (lower right abdomen). Ulcers are noticed mostly in the fall and springtime.

Ulcer symptoms start with bouts of indigestion. It may begin with discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen and may radiate through a spot in the back. Pains can also be felt in the fingertips. Be aware of low stomach acid conditions which are seen as discomfort right after meals. It is a precursor for stomach ulcers.

Excess acid conditions are when there is digestive discomfort 2-3 hours after meals. This sets up the conditions for duodenal ulcers. Duodenal ulcers (below the stomach) often have pain that radiates to the tip of the lower right shoulder blade, which is also a sign of gall bladder problems. These pains are experienced morning and night, subside with eating, and resume 2-3 hours after meals.

The medical field uses acid reducers for ulcers. While reducing symptoms, these medications hamper the immune system, contribute to osteoporosis, anemia and poor protein assimilation, and create other side effects.

It has been observed that female hormones protect against ulcers. They are rarely seen in women 20 to 45 years old. Another cause is tobacco, which is the number one cause of stomach cancer.

Natural solutions include reducing stress. Some people need counseling or a change in job or a relationship. Using nutritional supplements such as Aloe Vera Juice soothes mucus membranes of the entire digestive tract. Olive oil a few drops ingested at a time may soothe stomach pain. Scrape ashes from one burned toast into a glass of water, several times a day, or use charcoal powder in caps.


Herbs for Stomach Ulcers

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Digestive Formula to help low stomach acid conditions (indigestion right after meals).

Dr. Christopher’s Stomach Comfort for high stomach acid conditions (indigestion 2 – 3 hours after meals).

Herb singles:

Aloe Vera whole leaf juice – helpful in any stomach and digestive disorder including ulcers and colon-related problems. It soothes and reduces inflammation, and heals the digestive tract.

Calendula tincture – stimulates repair of ulcer wound. 5-10 drops in 4 ounces, 3 times a day.

Cayenne – aids digestion, restores and stimulates the stomach and intestines, cleans and heals the stomach and digestive system, stops bleeding and heals ulcers.

Celery seed – improves digestion and liver function. Rich in organic sodium, which helps, feed the stomach lining. Calms and feeds the nerves. Helps prevent ulcers by strengthening the stomach lining.

Chamomile – helpful in the treatment of digestive problems, calms the nerves, reduces stress. Anti-ulcer effects.

Garlic – kills bacteria, viruses, Candida, and parasites, which all contribute to digestive upsets, including ulcers.

Goldenseal tincture – kills infections in the digestive tract, stimulates bile production, considered the “wonder remedy” for digestive problems. 5-10 drops in 4 ounces, 3 times a day.

Licorice – supports adrenal glands, helping with the ability to cope with stress. Useful for protecting against and healing gastric and duodenal ulcers. It helps stimulate the defenses that prevent ulcers from forming. It stimulates the increase of cells that protect the lining of the gastrointestinal system. Soothes inflammation in the intestinal tract.

Oil of Oregano – kills the h. Pylori bacteria that eat the stomach lining, causing ulcers.

Slippery elm – Has been used to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers. It soothes the stomach and colon, helps indigestion and acidity.

Comfrey extract – soothes and heals mucus membranes. 5-10 drops in 4 ounces, 3 times a day.

White oak bark – Contains astringent properties that help both internal and external bleeding. Helps heal damaged tissues in the stomach and intestines. Strengthens the stomach for better absorption and secretion.

Cell Salts to Help with Stomach Ulcers

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#2 Calc Phos 6X – nerve and digestive support
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nervous conditions
#7 Kali Sulph 6X – liver and pancreas support
#10 Nat Phos 6X – over acid conditions

Stomach Ulcer Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Argentum nit – gnawing pain in stomach; sharp pains radiate from stomach area. Worse breathing deeply, retching violent; green diarrhea; gas, bloating; intense craving chocolate, sweets binging; aggravated by sweets and then suffer.

Arsenicum album – burning pain like coals of fire, relieved by heat or warm drinks. Heartburn, gulping up of acid or bitter substances, which seem to excoriate the throat. Indigestion from smallest amount of food or drink. Nausea and vomiting after eating or drinking. Blood in stools; perforated ulcer, severe last stages; ejecting both ends; food poisoning ejected from colon. Worry, anguish, restlessness, fears. Meticulous, sensitive to disorder. Debility and exhaustion. Faintness, icy coldness, great exhaustion. Thirst, drinks much, but little at a time. Craves milk. Indigestion from vinegar, acids, tobacco.

Chelidonium – pain at the tip of the lower right shoulder blade. Also liver problems or gallstones. Feels better from warm milk or warm foods.

Kali Bichromicum – stomach pain in small spots, worse after eating; heaviness and swelling after eating, worse with beer, heavy glutinous people. Feels load in stomach immediately after eating, but also gastric symptoms are relieved after eating. Stitches in abdomen and through to spine. Cutting pain in abdomen, soon after eating. Pressure and heaviness in stomach after eating. Ulcers in beer drinkers, alternating with arthritis. Ulcers alternating with joint pains that wanders or moves; diarrhea with stomach ulcers alternates. Nausea after meals; nausea excited by smoking and drinking.

Lycopodium – stomach ulcers with right-sided pains, worse 4- 8 pm; belching, bloating, burning, worse lying down. Great weakness of digestion. Pressure in stomach after eating, and pain. Eating ever so little creates fullness. Much bloating and gas (rumbling and gurgling). Incomplete burning eructation rises only to pharynx, and then burns for hours. Likes hot food and drink. Depression; fear of being alone; very sensitive, easily annoyed; apprehensive, constant fear of breaking down under stress.

Nux vomica – history of bad diet, executive stresses, nervous and irritable. The workload and mental strain force him into a sedentary life. Uses coffee, tobacco, and alcohol, prefers rich and stimulating food. Keeps late hours, sleeps badly, and wakes up with a thick head. Gets into habit of using analgesics, sedatives, laxatives, etc. Blood in stool. Worse from upset and anger, if yelling and screaming the problem comes back; anger suppression. Better with warm drinks; worse spicy foods. Hypersensitive nervous system, and many digestive symptoms.

Phosphorus – severe pressure in stomach after eating, with immediate vomiting of food. Throws up mouthfuls. Thirst for very cold water which is thrown up as soon as it gets warm in the stomach. Pain in stomach better by cold food, ices. Region of stomach painful to touch, or on walking. Burning extending to throat and bowels, craving for salt.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Tremors Natural Remedies

Rhythmical muscle spasms with an alternation of opposing muscle groups are tremors. It is most commonly recognized in the hands, but may be seen in the neck and other parts.
The key is that tremors have a regular rhythm. Other symptoms of tics or jerks belong to a different discussion with athetosis, chorea, dystonia, ballism, or Parkinson’s disease, although treatments may be similar.

Causes to be ruled out: brain disease, hyper thyroidism, drug toxicity from prescription or over-the-counter meds. Most conditions can be treated naturally but its best to get a diagnosis and rule out other diseases.

According to modern medicine, again the cause must be known, tremors are treated with drugs (they all have side effects and may have to be used for a very long time). If stress or anxiety has induced the tremors the use of anti-depressant or other psychotic drugs may be prescribed. Counseling may be a good option for anxiety and stress.

Natural Perspective
Ayurvedic tradition says that tremors are a Vata disturbance of the muscles. It is the nerves of the muscle that need help. Chinese medicine says the liver controls the sinews and muscles and most tremors are caused by liver problems. This includes toxicity from medicines or alcohol which affect the liver. Another cause is often nerve or stress conditions to which natural therapies for tremors are particularly helpful.

Nutrition for tremors includes:

Magnesium citrate to relax the muscles.

Alpha lipoic acid to increase anti-oxidant power

Vitamin B-complex to reduce the consequences of stress.

Slow down if anxious our stressed. What’s the hurry? Smell the roses. If a relationship is making things worse seek counseling. If work is stressing you, re-examine your priorities. Change your lifestyle before the universe (circumstances) changes it for you.


Herbs for Tremors

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use these 5 remedies in the following proportions for all major causes of tremors. Use in powder form or tincture form; mix together and take ½ teaspoon powder or ½ to 1 teaspoons of liquid tincture 3 times a day.

1 part Dandelion root
2 parts             Sage leaf
2 parts Rosemary leaves
3 parts Lavender flowers
1 part Cayenne pepper

Dandelion root – supports and cleanses the liver that controls muscles and helps the body for detoxification.

Sage leaf – cleanses the livers, kidneys, strengthens the nerves, controls perspiration and is good for menopausal hot flashes. Used traditionally in Europe for tremors.

Rosemary leaves – liver, spleen, brain support. Improves digestion and slow used in Europe for tremors.

Lavender flowers – used for the brain, nerves, dizziness, migraines, bloating, stroke, epilepsy, tremors and other neurological problems.

Cayenne pepper – to energize the formula and increase circulation. This serves as a catalyst.

Cell Salts to Help with Tremors

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

While most all the cell salts work for tremors the following three will be a good general formula

#6 Kaili phos 6X – basic neurological remedy for prickling in hands and feet with numbness in the fingertips; stress or grief.
#9 Nat mur 6X – numb and tingling fingers; ice cold hands or hot sweaty palms; hands tremble when writing; emotional problems from grief.
#12 Silicea 6X – legs trembling, paralyzed; trembling hands when used; delicate shy, timid person.

Tremor Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Agaricus – spasms of arms with tremors and twitching; paralytic pain in left arm then palpitations; worse on holding objects and moving hands, also worse when writing; worse during menses.

Argentum nit – performance anxiety, fear of heights; craves sweets; anxiety; can’t write; numbness of hands, arms, fingers; peripheral neuralgia.

Arsenicum album – weakness and exhaustion of hands, twitching and spasms; paralysis and tingling; restless feet and fingers; restless person who wants everything perfect; worse mornings.

Belladonna – tremors and cramping pains; heaviness; paralytic feeling; coldness; worse right side.

Causticum – paralysis of single muscles; heaviness and weakness; unsteady; numbness; contracted tendons; worse when writing, in evening, and holding out hands with pain; mostly right sided.

Cina – tremors from nervous conditions or parasites; especially in children; sudden inward jerking; fingers on right hand; twitching.

Cimicifuga – restless uneasy feelings in limbs; tremors with arthritis; soreness, aching; numbness; hands tremble when writing; worse left side; female hormonal and menopausal symptoms.

Cocculus – one-sided paralysis; painful stiffness of joints; trembling and pain; symptoms of vertigo; hands are numb and alternate hot or cold on change of position; drops objects and holds them awkwardly.

Gelsemium – tired; dull after mononucleosis; single muscles twitch; internal trembling; weakness of limbs; muscle pains; cramps in forearms; cold wrists and hands; palms numb and hot; neuralgia; writer’s cramp.

Hyoscyamus – restlessness, muscle twitches with cold hands and feet trembling; from alcoholism; muttering, delirious; hyper sex drive; also during menses; worse from writing.

Ignatia – neurological issues; cramps; twitching, spasms, tingling; from stress and anxiety; sighing; lump in throat; worse form writing.

Iodium – tremors with hyperthyroid condition; eats ravenously but gains no weight; trembling, weary and debilitated; cold hands and feet; tremors of fingers.

Lachesis – worse left side; swelling of wrists and ankles; left arm and hand numb; jealousy; alcohol toxicity; doesn’t like clothing about the neck; talkative, changing subjects often.

Mercury vivus – used for tremors of Parkinson’s disease; paralysis, weakness and weariness; sensitive to temperature; arthritic problems; coldness; worse holding objects or holding out hands or working with hands, and while writing.

Nux vomica – tremors with digestive problems, alcohol or stimulant abuse; cramps; paralysis; motion of hand to mouth; sudden loss of power; limbs feel heavy; arms go to sleep stiff, numb; from smoking.

Opium – coldness, numbness, weakness; tremors during sleep; heat and stress; worse from fright or glare of light.

Phosphoric acid – crawling sensation; tremors when writing; mental exhaustion or grief; weakness, debility, pain at night.

Phosphorus – emotionally sensitive; tremors also in fingers, worse hands hanging down during mornings, using them, and when writing; tingling, crawling sensation; can’t hold anything in hands.

Plumbum met – gradual onset; neurological muscles; atrophy, paralysis of single muscles; stinging, tearing tingling twitching, coldness; worse lower limbs; worse evenings, fingers, holding objects, handwork.

Rhus tox – coldness and stiffness better from warmth and continued motion; paralyzed; numbness; prickling; loss of power; burning palms; tremors of fingers.

Stannum met –paralytic heaviness and weakness; gradual pains; drops objects; swelling hands, ankles; twitching of forearms and hands; cramps wont let go of objects; fingers jerk when holding a pen; mostly left hand; when resting hands on table; weakness; worse while writing; also respiratory issues.

Zincum metallicum – feet restless, lame, weak; trembling; twitching of muscles; sweaty; worse writing and resting hands on a table, after vertigo, and for women worse during menses; better from motion.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Natural Snoring Remedies

Snoring is an unacceptable noise when a person is lying down sleeping and occurs most frequently when lying on the back. When the soft palate in the throat closes down, it causes a vibration and the snoring noise. The tissue is too soft; this is one of many theories. Modern medicine tries to stop snoring with surgery, but is not always successful.

From the natural perspective, snoring is caused by weak connective tissue that can be helped by natural therapies. Snoring may come from excess mucus, allergies and other factors such as weight problems. Poor digestion may also contribute to snoring. Thus, eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, soda and dairy products.


Herbs for Snoring

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dave’s Respiratory Formula – to help break up mucus.

Herb singles:

Elecampane – to decongest and improve digestion.

Schizandra – to reduce mucus, support the adrenals and the liver. It also supports respiration and increases mental focus.

Cell Salts to Help Snoring

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#7 Kali sulph 6X – rattling mucus
#9 Nat mur 6X – sighing from grief, moisture balancer
#12 Silicea 6X – emphysema, shortness of breath, connective tissue weakness

Snoring Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Lac Caninum (#1 Homeopathic for Snoring) – cries out in sleep, walks in sleep; stiff neck, jaw cracking; dreams of urinating; fear of snakes.

Antimonium tart – snoring with rattling in the chest, and digestive problems.

Cuprum – deep sleep snoring; shocks in the body especially limbs. Rumbling in abdomen during sleep; night aggravations. May also have leg cramps.

Lachesis – yawning, snoring, nightmares; feels worse after sleep or naps; stiff neck; normally an intensely talkative person.

Nux vomica – snoring with shallow oppressed breathing; wakes up 3:00 am. Busy dreams, being chased by animals or amorous.  Digestive problems; irritable during the day.

Rhus tox – anxiety at night; sleepless before midnight; restless and wakes up stiff. Dreams of physical work. Symptoms worse before a storm.

Stramonium – heavy snoring, laughs, screams; lies on back. Terrifying nightmares; child nightmares, wants to cling to someone.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Tonsillitis Natural Remedies

Tonsils are lymph nodes that reside in your throat. Their purpose is to help protect the body by filtering out bacteria and foreign invaders that enter our bodies by what we take internally. However, they can become swollen and inflamed if overwhelmed by the amount of bacteria or other toxins coming into the body. Strep throat is one cause. Fungus or parasites can also cause tonsillitis.

Some of the symptoms of tonsillitis include difficulty swallowing, ear pain, fever, chills, headache, sore throat that is lasting longer than 48 hours, tenderness of the jaw and throat, voice changes, loss of voice, cold or flu like symptoms.

When the tonsils become inflamed they are usually red and may have some white spotting on them. Also the neck area may be tender to touch and/or swollen. Other symptoms that may come are bad breath, abdominal pain, blisters on the throat, loss of appetite, drooling, nausea, and vomiting.

Some things that may be helpful in the treatment of tonsillitis include:

  • Salt gargles
  • Drinking plenty of fluid
  • A mix of Cayenne pepper, Garlic, and Honey
  • Herbs Myrrh gum, Boswellia, Astragalus

Most of the time tonsillitis can be cleared up with just a little help. Since it can be caused by the same bacteria that cause Strep throat, using natural antibiotics (Garlic, Onion, etc.) will help reduce the contagion time and aid the body in eliminating the disease.

Only in cases of severe complications will the tonsils need to be removed, but only as a last resort due to recurring infections, or an infection that is not responding to any kind of treatment. (contributor – Alexandra Madsen)


Herbs for Tonsillitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Internally to stimulate the lymph use 1 capsule of each or the herbs 3 times a day: used actually for a few days. Chronic problems use herbs for tonsillitis for several weeks or longer.

Calendula herb for tonsillitis is used to stimulate lymphatic flow, repair tissues and is liver supportive.

Red root herb for tonsillitis is a direct lymph flow stimulant and immune booster.

Echinacea herb for tonsillitis is alterative (blood purifying) and immune stimulant.

To soothe the throat us a gargle made up of cut or powdered herb; for tonsillitis use 1 heaping teaspoon in 8 ounces of hot water and sip while very warm to soothe the throat.

Marshmallow root is demulcent herb for tonsillitis to soothe the throat.
Sage leaf improves digestion and soothes sore throat.

Marshmallow leaf herb for tonsillitis may help soothe the throat.

Cell Salts to Help with Tonsillitis

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos (#1 for tonsillitis) – tonsillitis with a slight fever, sore throat, tonsils red and swollen
#6 Kali phos – tonsillitis from stress; hoarseness, sense of ball in throat
#11 Nat sulph – with liver problems, throat dry and sore with tearing pains

Tonsillitis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.


Belladonna (#1 Homeopathic for tonsillitis-first stage)

  • sudden, paroxsitic, radiant throbbing fever
  • dry, swollen, red shiny tongue
  • intense thirst alternating with inability to swallow
  • spasmodic constriction of the throat
  • exhaustion alternating with furious delirium

Aconitum napellus

  • temperature quickly at the top level
  • mental trilogy
  • dryness with intense thirst for cold water
  • swollen tongue
  • pins and needles on lips, tip of tongue
  • bitter taste for anything except water

Apis mellifica

  • high temperature without thirst, sweat, urination
  • throat pale red, swollen
  • pale and translucid edema with soft palate and uvula
  • feeling of constriction (bell, lach)


Mercurius solubis or vivus (top remedy)

  • fever is high, intense thirst and profuse sticky sweat, all worse at night
  • mouth ptyalism (salivation); soapy, stringy, fetid metallic taste, tongue shows  imprint of teeth, aphtae (canker sores), ulcers, and mapped
  • tonsil membranes thick, gray with constant desire to swallow
  • suppuration (pus forming) – slow, too profuse, always with glandular swelling

Phytolacca decandra

  • targeted organs are pharynx mucosa, ganglions, mammary glands, periosteum and bones
  • very severe sore throat with chronicity
  • dark red color
  • uvula large, dropsical, almost translucent (kali bic, rhus tox)
  • tonsils, uvula, back of throat covered with ash colored membranes
  • burning as from a red hot iron, with dryness
  • cannot drink lot of fluids (belladonna)
  • constriction worse between deglutition
  • great remedy for dentition

Kali bichromicum

  • similar to Mercurius but weakened
  • fat, chubby, short necked, blond person (children too)
  • oppression, suffocation wakes the person up
  • tough, stringy mucus which adheres
  • drainage of lacunal (diamond-shaped pocket) tonsils (chronic: Silicea)

Pyrogenium and Hepar sulph both are for septic states, be careful with the dilution! Pyrogenium – be feels hard, great restlessness, tongue clean and smooth as if varnished and is fierce red, dry and cracked; terrible fetid taste-pus like; pulse rapid out of proportion to fever. Hepar sulph – sensation of fishbone in sphincter, very sensitive to touch, intolerant to pain-bad temper, chronic hypertrophy.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) Natural Remedies

With TMJ, the jaws crack and pop easily with yawning and chewing. It can move out of joint and be very painful. Causes may include chronic clenching of the jaws, and stress.

Modern medicine treats it with mouth guards, surgery, pain relievers of muscle relaxants. Most of these, at best, are symptomatic relief, along with side effects from medications.

From a natural perspective, TMJ is a condition of chronic stress where a person holds stress in the jaw area, which, over time damages the joint. Reduce your stress and help symptoms with natural anti-inflammatory supplements for symptomatic relief.

Always remember to eliminate alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea and soda pop.


Herbs for TMJ

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herb combinations are directed toward the reducing inflammation and relaxing muscles:

Dave’s Relief Formula – Corydalis, Boswellia, Myrrh, Ginger – to relieve symptoms of TMJ with natural anti-inflammation qualities.

Dave’s Recovery Formula – Cramp bark, Horsetail, Oat straw, Wild lettuce, Thyme, Nettle herbs traditionally used to relax muscles, with anti-inflammatory properties.

Cell Salts to Help TMJ

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve support, relaxation, reducing stress
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscle relaxation
#9 Nat mur 6X – for grief and emotional tension

TMJ Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Rhus tox (#1) – especially at the popping and cracking stage. Joint locks and is stiff with yawning to pop it. Gnawing pain; nerve pain, quick and cutting; burning, tearing, and stiffness of the joint with the popping and cracking. Wakes up stiff, hurts to first move, but feels better moving. Better hot application; worse in cold weather.

Agaricus muscarius – sensation as if crawling under the skin, and twitching. Prickly sensations.

Calcerea carb – follows Rhus tox for cracking, popping and stiffness of joints, accompanied with cold hands and feet, often with weak ankles and tendency to obesity.

Causticum – whole side of the face goes numb (mostly right-sided). Jaw becomes rigid and they can’t open it. Jaw locks with raw burning and sharpness. Bell’s palsy.

Ignatia – holds tension in jaw – every time they get angry their neck gets tight. They grit their teeth chronically. There is cramping from tightness in the jaw with sharp pains. From suppressed anger or not speaking their mind.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes


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