Archive for February, 2011

Homeopathic Medicine: Calendula

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The herb derives its name Calendula from the Latin term ‘kalendae’ denoting the first day of the month, most possibly because pot marigolds blossom at the beginning of most of the months of the year. On the other hand, the common name of the herb ‘marigold’ possibly denoted the Virgin Mary or may be from its ancient Saxon name that translated to English literally connotes ‘it turns with the sun’.

In every human communication there is always this masculine and feminine polarity, of that which is spoken and that which is heard, or received. Calendula flower essence helps those whose innate creative potential to use the spoken word often deteriorates into argument and misunderstanding. It is especially indicated for personal relationship work, and for all healing and teaching work when the art of communication must be intensively developed as a soul force.

In injuries, Calendula (in external application, but also per os) promotes healthy granulation tissue and rapid healing, with favourable cicatrization and without disfiguring scars. This tendency to produce granulation has led to its use in cases of excessive ‘proud flesh’, cicatricial keloids and true keloids. This is especially true when cicatricial tissue is found on the tympanum and impedes the hearing.

Homeopathic Treatment For Gout

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The accumulation of high levels of uric acid in the human blood gives rise to a medical condition called gout. Uric acid is eliminated through normal metabolic processes via the urine along with a lot of water. Homeopathic remedies for gout are simple preparations made out of natural ingredients that do not cause any adverse effects on your health. The advantage of gout treatment through homeopathy is that it treats the particular issues that cause the disease by giving minute doses of treatment that are totally safe. Gout is the direct result of uric acid. However, when uric acid is not properly flushed from the body, it becomes deposited in the joints. These acid deposits will form crystals in the joints, which cause the pain and inflammation.

Lithium carb:- There is a swelling and tenderness of the finger and toe joints, better by hot water. There is a nodular swelling of the joints. The ankles pain on walking. Some of the patients have a headache, acidity, nausea and gnawing pain in the stomach which cease while eating. The urine may deposit a red sand and is turbid, scanty and dark. Joint symptoms are sometimes associated with heart disease.

Bryonia:- It might make a person not want to be touched at all, and they may want to be alone. Colchicum is another that is very much like this one. It focuses on gout pain the heel or foot. Since the most common spot for gout is the toe, this works great for many. When the joint is red, swollen, and tender to touch, this can be used.

Another homeopathic remedy to try is bromelain. This enzyme occurs naturally in pineapple and is a great anti-inflammatory. Take 200-300mg three times daily.

Ouercetin has also been shown to have to have anti-inflammatory qualities. You should take this bioflavonoid along with bromelain in about the same amount.