Recovering from a severe bout of illness such as influenza can be a slow process. Time and patience is usually required but the process may be accelerated or stimulated by the use of our mini Convalescence Kit. This kit contains the following individual remedies to assist in recovery.

The following information may be helpful and relates to homoeopathic remedy pictures and information available in traditional homoeopathic texts. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using any homoeopathic remedy. Always read the product label. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.

Arsenicum Useful when the person has low vitality.They can be fussy, difficult and critical of their carers.

Arnica Helps with healing after accidents or surgery; this is the remedy for bruising and trauma.

Carbo Veg Useful for weakness and debility; it helps re-establish digestive function and appetite. There is a tendency to feeling cold, collapsed, clammy and weak.

Phosphoric Acid This remedy should by used where there is exhaustion, weakness and debility after illness. There is a marked indifference to loved ones and visitors.

Tissue Salts (Calc Ph, Kali Ph, Mag Phos) A combination of low potency remedies to assist the body in the recovery process and raise vitality after severe illness, debility or surgery.

Hypericum is for nerve damage and repair and is especially indicated if surgery involves the spine.

Bedsores and ulcers: Respond well to remedies such as Arnica, Sulphur, Lachesis and Arsenicum.

Constipation: Stool large, dry and hard – Bryonia, Bloated, windy, no desire – Lycopodium. Ineffectual urging, “ball” sensation – Sepia. Over-indulgence, ineffectual urging – Nux Vomica.

Emotional Symptoms: Anger and frustration at the system, family and yourself is common. For suppressed anger from rudeness and a sense of violation – Staphysagria. Irritable and impatient – Nux Vomica, Sometimes the situation and medications can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair. Gloomy and despairing – Aurum. Fear and despair in fussy anxious people – Arsenicum.

If home prescribing fails to resolve any situation within a reasonable time period then consultation with your homeopath is advised to facilitate a return to health.