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Bryonia is a homeopathic remedy prepared from the poisonous root of wild hops (Bryonia alba), a European climbing perennial. In dilutions, it is used to treat certain types of flu, fevers, and coughs and colds, especially those that come on slowly. It also relieves some headaches, digestive problems, and muscle aches and pains. Bryonia may be helpful for a person who is typically irritable and aggravated by motion. Bryonia is a popular ingredient in combination remedies for colds and the flu, constipation, fever, and headache. It comes in pellets and tablets.

Calendula is derived from the whole calendula plant and used much like herbal preparations are to promote the healing of minor Cuts and scrapes, cool Sunburns, and relieve skin irritations. Homeopathic calendula is principally a topical remedy but is available in pellet and tablet form for the same symptoms. Calendula is a common ingredient in combination remedies for burns, skin conditions, and yeast infections. It comes in ointments (usually 1X strength, a 10 percent calendula extract), tinctures, oils, and "calendulated" soap bars.

Chamomilla is derived from the whole fresh chamomile plant (Matricaria recutita or Anthemis nobilis). Recent research has shown that chamomile tea is an effective immune booster. Chamomile is used to treat restlessness and insomnia, toothaches and childhood teething pains, colic, earaches, fever, and joint pain. Chamomilla is generally recommended for people who are frequently irascible, stubborn, and inconsolable. Chamomilla is a common ingredient in combination remedies for teething, diarrhea, earache, insomnia, and menstrual problems. It comes in pellets, tablets, and ointments.

Euphrasia is a homeopathic remedy made from dilutions of the juice of the eyebright plant (Euphrasia officinalis). It is most frequently used as an external and internal treatment for various injuries to the eyes, especially when there is profuse watering, burning pain, and swelling and redness of the eyelids. It is also taken for some coughs and colds. Euphrasia is a common ingredient in combination remedies for allergies and hay fever, colds, and flu. It comes in pellets and tablets.

Ferrum phosphoricum is a homeopathic remedy derived from iron phosphate. It is used primarily for the early stages of inflammatory and feverish conditions that develop gradually rather than having rapid onset, including colds, flu, and viral illnesses. It is also widely used as a first-aid treatment for sprained and bruised muscles, and as a childhood remedy for ailments like headaches, earaches, and nosebleeds. Ferrum phosphoricum is a common ingredient in combination remedies for fever. It comes in pellets and tablets.

Gelsemium is derived from the flowering yellow jasmine plant (Gelsemium semper virens) native to the southeastern U.S. It is used principally to relieve dull, heavy aches and pains associated with colds, the flu, tension headache, jet lag, and fatigue. It is also recommended to help relieve bedwetting among nervous children, middle ear infections, and blurred vision. Gelsemium is a common ingredient in combination remedies for fever, headache, and menstrual problems. It comes in pellets and tablets.

Hypericum is prepared from the St. John's wort plant (Hypericum perforatum). It is used topically and internally to relieve pain and trauma related to nerves and the central nervous system. Hypericum is best for an injury that causes the type of shooting pain that seems to ascend the length of a nerve, and for wounds to an area of many nerve endings, such as the ends of the fingers and toes. It also speeds the healing of jagged cuts and relieves the pain from dental surgery, toothaches, injuries to the tailbone, and some burns. Hypericum is a common ingredient in combination remedies for bites and stings, bruises, and burns. It is manufactured as pellets, tablets, tinctures, lotions, and sprays.

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