The mail.com news tonight are stating that: "A cholera epidemic was spreading in central Haiti on Friday as aid groups rushed doctors and supplies to fight the country's deadliest health crisis since January's earthquake. At least 150 people have died and more than 1,500 others are ill."

We knew that this was in the coming, but I hoped that it somehow could be avoided through all the medical assistance/efforts that has been launched in Haiti since january this year. My hope now - since the epidemic is already there - is that proper homeopathic treatment will reach the diseased and improve and relieve their symptoms.

Some facts.. Cholera is the illness caused by a bacterium called Vibria cholerae. It infects people's intestines, causing diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps. The infection typically brings up diarrhea and vomiting, and quickly leaves the body dehydrated. The dehydration and the following shock can kill a person within hours.

Hpathy.com are listing homeopathic remedies for cholera treatment:

Veratrum album. This remedy should be given early in the true cholera. It has profuse watery stools with a cold, blue surface and cold sweat on forehead and great prostration. Its characteristics may be summed as follows:

1. Pain in the abdomen preceding stool. 2. Profuseness of the stool and forcible evacuation. 3. Great prostration following stool. 4. The sense of inner burning. 5. The cold sweat. 6. Cold surface of the body.

There are sharp, cutting pains in the abdomen and great weakness, almost fainting with stool, at the same time there is vomiting and purging, cramps and rice water discharges. There must be pain for Veratrum to be well indicated. Stools are worse at night and the patient emaciates rapidly. It is our first remedy in cholera infantum with greenish stools, sometimes containing flakes like spinach. Jatropha. Cholera, vomiting of ropy, albuminous matters, great prostration, vomiting and purging and rice water stools. Cramps and coldness. It pictures cholera perfectly.

Camphora. With this remedy the system seems overwhelmed by the violence of the poisoning even before the vomiting and diarrhea appear; there is at once intense prostration, bluish, icy cold face, cold body, weak, squeaky voice, stiffness of muscles, coldness and collapse, burning in stomach and oesophagus.

Coldness, dryness and blueness express its characteristics. The discharges are scanty, if present at all, the tongue is actually cold. It is an almost infallible remedy at the onset of cholera, and was so considered by Hahnemann. It corresponds to a dry cholera, where the patient is taken simply with coldness, has not the vitality to vomit and purge. It suits especially, therefore, the period of invasion..

Cuprum. Intense spasms and cramps mark this remedy; there is coldness of the surface of the body, dryness of the mouth, thirst, blueness of the skin, cramps of the muscles of the calves, violent pains in the epigastrium and ineffectual efforts to vomit. It has vomiting and purging nearly as great as Veratrum, but not the cold sweat.

Cramps are more prominent under Cuprum than any other remedy. It has also spasmodic twitchings, and has been used as a prophylactic. Probably the acetate is the better preparation of the use. Hale recommends Cuprum arsenicosum. The evacuations of Cuprum are choleric; they irritate more than they inflame, thus coming nearer to cholera than Arsenicum. Everything is spasmodic, and it is indicated only when vomiting and purging have set in. In the chest the cramps produce dyspnoea; there are cramps in extremities, even in fingers and thumbs.

Arsenicum. Arsenicum poisoning has been mistaken for cholera. There is intense vomiting and purging, brownish yellow, profuse, offensive yellow or green stools with thirst, cold body, and burning internally. It has more restlessness and less sweat than Veratrum. In cholera infantum with undigested stools, restlessness, and rapid emaciation. Diarrhea when the child begins to eat and drink. Ptomaine poisoning calls for the remedy. It is distinguished from Veratrum by the scantiness of the discharges. Lachesis. Vomiting renewed by the least exertion.

Carbo vegetabilis. The remedy where reaction seems extinct; the prostration is so great that the patient is too weak to move, has cold body, rapid and thread-like pulse and cold breath. When vomiting, diarrhea and spasm or pain have ceased. Prostration from drain on the system, lips bluish, breathing weak, is an excellent indication group for Carbo vegetabilis.

Secale. Suits the stage of collapse with desire to keep cool; cholera infantum with profuse undigested stools, watery and offensive, followed by prostration; the movements are copious and come in spurts; the skin is wrinkled , dry and cold; patient is almost pulseless, cold, but averse to being covered, spasmodic twitching of muscles, spreads finger apart, eyes sunken, features pinched, are important indicating symptoms of Secale.

Podophyllum. This remedy pictures cholera morbus; there is a painless watery stool coming out with a gush and a loathing of food; undigested diarrhea worse mornings may also be present.

Calcarea carbonica. Cholera infantum, craving for eggs; vomiting of milk in curds, diarrhea, worse in the evening, of greenish, undigested, watery and sour stools are characteristic of this remedy.

Aconite. This remedy has greenish or chopped spinach stools and inflammatory symptoms Hempel recommended Aconite tincture in cholera where there is a rapid collapse unattended with copious evacuations. A quiet,subdued, passive condition contraindicates Aconite. Aconite is one of the most important remedies in the active stage of cholera infantum.

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APIS can be effectively used when symptoms fit the following picture: Oedematous swellings, redness, pains burning and stinging. Restlessness. Thirstlessness. Better from cold applications. Worse from heat and between 4 and 6 pm.

The homeopathic remedy Apis Mellifica is made from the honey-bee poison. It act mainly on cellular tissues, causing oedema of skin and mucous membranes. The apis state can arise from infection, allergy or inflammatory causes - and caracteristically the swelling is so prominent that it gives the impression of a balloon ready to burst.

The personality of Apis often has a busy intensity, vitality and strength.

Key prescription areas are:
  • Angioneurotic edema in allergic crisis.
  • Pharyngitis with bag-like swelling of the uvula.
  • Glomerulonephritis. Nephrotic syndrome, with dramatic edema of the entire body.
  • Urticaria, with burning pains.
  • Herpes zoster of the face, with marked swollen lids which can hardly be forced open.

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The no.1 remedy series is inspired by the Helios basic guide to homeopathy for the basic remedy kit.


ACONITE is useful in the early stages of colds, fevers and inflammations. It suits healthy people whose complaints come on suddenly. Possible causes are cold/dry wind, as well as fright/shock.

The symptoms are characterized by extreme restlessness and fear. The patient may have an unfounded fear of death. The skin is dry and hot. Symptoms are usually worse in the evening/around midnight. Thirst for cold drinks. May say everything tastes bitter, except from water. The patients condition is better from fresh air, and is getting worse from touch.

In the acute conditions, there is a rapidly developing inflammations of almost any organ system. In severe acute conditions the fear may be intense, however in minor conditions the fear may be entirely absent. The infection and inflammation in Aconite rarely extends to the purulent stage of the disease.

In addition to being the no.1 remedy for nipping colds in the bud, it is also a main remedy for early stages of croup.

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The no.1 remedy series is inspired by the Helios basic guide to homeopathy for the basic remedy kit.