i-Food Homoeopathy Notes
Bad effects of physical trauma, mechanical injury,
blows, bruises, strains etc.
Accident, surgery, dentist, childbirth, overexertion,
strokes, concussion, haemorrhage, black eyes.
Shock after physical trauma, esp when patient
says they are fine.
Bruised, sore, restless, worse for touch, body aches
as if beaten.
Soft tissue trauma.
Fear to be touched.
Ill effects of accidents - "never been right
Also for mental shock.
Symptoms worse for heat and generally better for
Sudden onset from: exposure, especially cold /cold
wind; fright, fear, shock, injury, even operations.
Conditions come on quickly, especially at night up
to midnight after exposure during the day.
It is used especially at the start of feverish respiratory
infections such as colds and influenza.
Anxiety, panic, restlessness & intense fear –
fear of the condition or of death.
It is the number one remedy for the fear of death.
Symptoms may be violent & intense.
Changes in the circulation: heart pounding, pulse
racing, fever, inflammations with anxiety, restlessness,
fear, heat suddenness, dryness & thirst.
The face may be hot and flushed.
Fever: chill or shock during the day. Waking suddenly
before midnight. Hot, dry, thirsty, restless, throws
Pain: sharp, cutting, stabbing, burning. Increased
sensitivity: aggravated by light, noise, touch, pressure,
All symptoms aggravated at night.
People who benefit from Aconite are typically strong
and usually enjoy good health.
Apprehension and anxiety states, especially before
examinations or competitions or performances or going
for an interview
Digestive complaints including indigestion, wind,
nausea and headache.
Often there is a longing for sugar, which disagrees,
and also cheese.
Often symptoms occur mainly on the left side, &
pains are worse for talking and movement.
Feels chilly when uncovered yet overheats and feels
smothered when covered.
Also aggravated by anxiety & overwork & emotional
People suited to Arg. Nit are quick-witted and rapid
in thought and action, appearing outwardly happy and
outgoing but prone to worry and ungrounded fears which
make them tense. They may have a fear of heights,
of being burgled and of failure. They are generally
full of restless energy and tension
This is used to treat mental symptoms of nervousness,
anxiety and fear.
It is also used for acute conditions of the digestive
system, therefore for diarrhea and vomiting caused
by eating the wrong kinds of food or by overindulgence.
It may also be used for severe morning sickness and
It is used for asthma, candidiasis, sciatica, shingles
Symptoms are worse with cold in any form and between
midnight and 3 am and are worse on the right side.
Symptoms improve with warmth & lying down with
the head raised.
People suited to Arsen. Alb. are fastidious, precise
and ambitious. They are immaculately dressed and everything
in their life is neat and tidy. They worry greatly,
especially about their financial security and their
own health and that of their family. They fear illness,
loss of status, being burgled, darkness and the supernatural.
They are often opinionated and intolerant of those
with differing views. Their manner is often serious
and somewhat restless.
Belladonna is used to treat acute conditions which
arise suddenly in which there is a throbbing, pulsing
headache, flushed skin, fever and staring wide eyes.
It is characterized by sensitivity to noises, light,
motion, jarring, pressure, drafts.
It is also sudden and intense.
It is used to treat sore throats and tonsillitis
and migraines, sunstroke, mumps and scarlet fever,
measles, mastitis, boils and earache.
Symptoms with intense heat and redness, worse at
night and worse lying down, hot head and cold limbs
and occur more intensely on the right side.
Symptoms improve with sitting upright and warm applications
to the affected area.
It suits the person with a violent temper and irritability
and anger, like a storm that rages and subsides.
A vital, intense personality who normally enjoys
Characterised by extreme irritability, dryness and
congestion, worse for the slightest motion.
The person is irritable and wants to be left alone
or to go home.
Symptoms include a hard, dry, painful cough, like
bronchitis, & great thirst; a crushing, bursting
headache, eg migraine; dry, hard constipation; dry
skin, mouth and eyes.
Symptoms are aggravated by movement and improve with
rest and pressure applied to the painful area. Characterised
by dry, hard and angry.
People suitable for Bryonia are hardworking, conscientious
and reliable and cope badly with any threat to their
security or lifestyle, becoming very worried and depressed.
As Calc carb is essentially the mineral calcium,
it is used to assist the healthy development of bones,
glands and teeth.
It is often used in children, especially those who
have teething troubles and catch cold easily. They
are often easy babies who become lethargic or dull
children and then slow, fat teenagers not given to
exercise, quite fearful and also obstinate.
Symptoms are aggravated by cold wind, cooling down
from overheating, and by milk and are worse with cold,
damp weather and at night. They are worse first thing
in the morning and for physical exertion.
Symptoms are improved by a warm, dry climate and
weather and are better later in the morning after
having eaten breakfast..
Mental signs include depression, separation anxiety,
fear of dogs, and fearfulness generally. They like
routine work & are hardworking. They are easily
bullied & get sick quite a lot. They get fatigued
Children who benefit from Calc carb have recurrent
ear, nose and throat infections, especially tonsillitis
and glue ear.
Face tends to be pale, puffy and pasty.
Eyes may be easily fatigued.
Calc carb may be used as a remedy for verrucas.
It can be used for premenstrual syndrome.
People who suit Calc carb are often overweight and
pale, quite shy and sensitive, quiet in company. They
need constant reassurance from friends and family
and tend to feel they are a failure.
A ‘flu remedy.
Presenting symptoms are a heavy, "wiped out"
feeling, chills up & down the spine, eyes so heavy
they can’t be kept open, a headache, fever which comes
on slowly, and a low level of thirst.
It is for symptoms which produce an overpowering
aching & tiredness in the muscles. The patient
wants to lie down quietly.
The headache is dull, heavy & like a band over
the eyes. Migraine, worse in the afternoon. Headaches
are worse with bright light and movement
The face is hot and dusky red. Swallowing may be
difficult. Skin is hot & dry.
Fever symptoms include chills with aching and languor,
alternating heat and chills up & down the back,
with cold hands and feet.
This is a remedy for the person who states that they
have never been well since having the ‘flu.
Symptoms are aggravated by excitement or stress and
are improved with movement in the fresh air and after
They want to be left alone.
Often people suited to Gelsemium are well-built and
often state they feel weak and tired.
Person feels worse for cold, chilly, can’t get warm.
Nose is stuffed up and dry, throat is scraped and
raw, emotionally is oversensitive and irritable.
Mentally the person suited to Nux vom is an ambitious,intelligent
Type A personality, quick, conscientious, capable
& competent with a strong sense of duty, self-reliant
rather than dependent. They are achievers and very
To keep themselves performing at their peak, this
personality is prone to use artificial stimulants
or relaxants such as coffee, cigarettes, drugs (prescribed
or otherwise), alcohol and sex.
The overstimulation and toxicity take their toll
and the digestive system suffers greatly.
Nux vom is used to treat digestive upsets especially
those resulting from overindulgence.
Nux vom is used for those whose nervous system has
gone into overdrive, where the slightest stress is
intolerable and they can’t get to sleep or wake at
3am and can’t get back to sleep. It is for those who
get very short-tempered, irritable and intolerant.
They become oversensitive to noise and light.
Nux vom is used as a hangover remedy.
It is also used to help people get off drugs, cigarettes,
tranquillizers or other prescription drugs.
As it addresses cramps & spasming it is used
to treat hiccoughs and menstrual cramps.
It is an effective remedy for nauseous, tight, liverish
headaches and migraines. It can be used for coughs,
cold, and influenza-like symptoms of fever, aching
bones and muscles and chills and shivering.
The person who benefits from Nux vom is frequently
under stress & experiences a periodic flare-up
of symptoms, whether it is indigestion or stomach
ulcer of headache.
Symptoms are worse in cold, windy, dry weather and
in winter and early morning between 3 – 4 am and after
spicy food and overwork of mental faculties. Nux vomica
people usually look serious and tense.
A person who might benefit from Pulsatilla suffers
from ailments with a yellow/green discharge, with
a nose that is stuffed up in a warm room. So it is
used for coughs and colds and sinusitis with profuse
production of phlegm or catarrh.
The remedy is helpful for female disorders in which
there are a variety of physical and emotional symptoms.
This includes premenstrual tension with accompanying
mood swings, depression and tearfulness.
It is the main remedy for indigestion after fats.
It is a remedy for headaches and migraines, swollen
glands, glandular fever. It is used to treat inflammation
and pain in bones and joints as in rheumatic and arthritic
A Pulsatilla personality is clingy, mild, weepy,
gentle, changeable. Pulsatilla people are peacemakers
and are sentimental, kind, gentle and loving
Pulsatilla has an affinity for all mucous membranes,
respiratory tract, digestive tract, genitourinary
Symptoms are aggravated by heat, warm rooms, the
hot sun and after eating rich, heavy food and lying
Symptoms improve with cool air, cold food and drink
and gentle exercise.
Symptoms responding to Rhus tox are worse for first
movement, better for continued movement. Irritable,
restless, cannot rest in any position, thirsty, high
fever. People feel chilly and are better for warm,
Rhus tox is a treatment for skin rashes and lesions
with hot, burning sensations and also for inflammation
of muscles and joints
Rheumatic or arthritic pains or sciatica or ligament
and tendon strains with stiffness – worse for first
movement, better for continued gentle movement but
aggravated by exertion.
Pains are described as stiff, sore, and bruised.They
are aggravated by sleep, rest and at night.
Feverish symptoms caused by viral infections such
as high temperatures, chills and shivering, swollen
eyes and aching joints, nausea and vomiting may be
helped by Rhus tox.
Once they lose their initial shyness, Rhus tox people
make good friends and are charming and entertaining.
They are usually conscientious & serious about
This is primarily used as a remedy for women experiencing
menstrual and menopausal problems and postnatal depression
and prolapsed uterus. It is the primary premenstrual
In prolapsed uterus, it is the remedy for "having
to cross legs to stop everything falling out".
In pregnancy it is used for those who resent the
baby, and for morning sickness and for a strong craving
It is used for chronic vaginitis and for burning
Physical and emotional symptoms caused by an imbalance
of hormones are helped by Sepia.
Symptoms are worse in cold weather and late in the
day and premenstrually. Dairy products and especially
Symptoms are better with heat and warmth and quick,
vigorous movements, having plenty to do and out in
the fresh air.
Sepia women are often self-contained and with successful
careers but then feel unable to cope, especially with
looking after the home and family as well. They may
be deeply insecure.
They may become irritable especially with those they
love and become emotionally detached and disinterested
in intimacy with little or no libido. They may be
angry or indifferent to those they love the best and
push away their husband and their children.
People who may benefit from Sepia may have had an
abortion or a miscarriage, or been abused, or had
a hysterectomy or been raped, or had a traumatic first
sexual experience, they may have been tomboys with