Aconite is prepared from the poisonous aconite (Aconitum napellus), or monkshood plant. It is used to relieve states of acute emotional upset, especially those that come on suddenly from extreme anxiety, intense fear or pain, and shocking or violent situations. It is also used after surgery, during the early stages of inflammation or fever, and for certain types of colds, headaches, and insomnia. Aconite may be helpful for a person who is fearful and restless and who may experience sudden nausea and vomiting. Aconite is a common ingredient in combination remedies for colds and flu, earache, fever) and headache. It comes in tablets and pellets.
Apis is prepared from whole honey bees or bee venom and used to relieve bee sting-type symptoms, such as a burning sensation with rapid, red swelling. Apis is recommended to treat certain types of insect stings and bites, sunburn and other minor burns, skin irritations, hives, the early stages of boils, and frostbite. It may also help relieve joint pain, eye inflammations, and fevers. Apis is effective against pain that is typically improved by cold and made worse by pressure. Apis is a common ingredient in combination remedies for allergies and hay fever, bites and stings, burns, and sore throat. It comes in pellets, tablets, and ointments.
Arnica is the premier homeopathic contusion remedy. Derived from the whole fresh arnica plant (especially Arnica montana), it is often the first medicine given after an injury or a fall, to counter bruising, swelling, and local tenderness. It is also recommended for aching muscles, sprains, and other sports injuries. Unlike herbal preparations of Arnica, homeopathically diluted Arnica tablets are safe for internal consumption. Arnica is taken orally to relieve contusions, calm someone who is in a dazed or shocked state, and dispel the distress that usually accompanies accidents and injuries. It is also used before and after surgery and childbirth to prevent bruising and speed recovery. Externally, it is applied only to unbroken skin. Arnica is a common ingredient in combination remedies for back pain, bruises, fatigue, and hemorrhoids. It comes in pellets, tablets, creams, ointments, and sprays.
Arsenicum is a homeopathic remedy prepared from arsenic trioxide, a compound of the poisonous chemical element arsenic. In micro-dilute homeopathic dosages, Arsenicum is used to treat certain skin rashes, anxiety-induced asthma, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach upsets from food poisoning. It is also taken for exhaustion, fevers, and headaches. Arsenicum is typically recommended for people who are anxious, restless, pale, and fearful. Arsenicum is a common ingredient in combination remedies for colds, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, and insomnia. It is sold in pellet and tablet form.
Belladonna is a homeopathic remedy derived from the extremely poisonous deadly nightshade plant (Atropa belladonna) of Europe. In dilutions, it is used to treat sudden onset conditions characterized by redness, throbbing pain, and heat, including certain types of cold, high fever, earache, sore throat, and sunstroke. Belladonna may be recommended for a person who has a flushed face, hot and dry skin, and dilated pupils. Belladonna is a common ingredient in combination remedies for teething, colds and flu, earache, fever, headache, menstrual problems, sinusitis, and sore throat. It comes in pellets and tablets.