All natural healers have their favorite “First Signs of Illness” remedy. I happen to have mine too. There are lots of natural things I implement when I start to feel sick. I make fresh carrot, apple, lemon juice (drink it often). I also drink homemade chicken broth. I increase my Omega 3 fatty acids intake with: fermented cod liver oil or chia seed kombucha. I cut out sugar and white flour. Depending on my symptoms I use different herbal teas at night when going to bed. There is a specific remedy that I use at my FIRST signs of illness. This remedy is ACONITE. It is a homeopathic remedy.
Aconite: Acute disease, sudden symptoms. Influenza and sudden colds. Fever, red, hot, swollen skin. Great thirst. Dry croupy cough.
Therapeutic Duration- Very fast, one hour
I started to feel a little run down a few days ago. We have moved twice in the last 6 months. The boxes are sitting in the garage waiting to be unpacked. For some reason my enthusiasm this second time is nowhere to be found. This summer has been very hot and very long! My boys tend to fight more in the summers…. or maybe we just miss our Florida Farms and Florida beaches…. lots of room to run around. I don’t really feel like I fit in this new place.
Back to me feeling sick. I had been out in the hot sun all afternoon. I was feeling extra tired. By the evening I felt feverish and had a headache. My throat hurt just a little bit. I knew that I had to nip this illness in the bud. RIGHT AWAY. I knew I needed ACONITE 200C right away. Luckily I had a vial of it. I started taking Aconite 200 C every 15 minutes for the next 2 hours. I fell asleep at some point. I woke up the next morning and felt 80 percent better. No fever. No sore throat. I still felt a little sluggish, but generally much better. I also cute out sugars and grains and started juicing fresh carrot, apple, ginger juice. Two days later I am feeling good. Still haven’t unpacked everything yet, but I am making slow progress. Get your Fall/Winter remedies ready! It is time to stock up.
Aconite is known to help with sudden onset of: fever, cough, cold, sore throat, fatigue, flu. It is a great first aid remedy to have on hand when traveling or on vacation. For me, it works like a charm every time. The most important step for natural remedies… take them immediately at the onset of symptoms.
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