Allergies or colds have you miserable with runny nose, excess mucous, and watery eyes, frequent sneezing? Try Allium! Allium, also known as Allium Cepa helps with allergic or viral runny nose. Allium Cepa relieves allergies, especially when symptoms include watery eyes, burning eyes, tickling in the nose and excess sneezing.
The book, Practical Homeopathy by Vinton McCabe, lists Allium for:
Allergies, year-round or seasonal
Colds: head colds, springtime colds, mucous in the eyes
Inner ear infections
Allium Cepa is derived from red onion. Think of your reactions from cutting an onion, to help you remember Allium's symptoms.
For hay fever, Robin Hayfield writes in Homeopathy for Common Ailments , that Allium Cepa is an important Hay fever remedy.
Symptoms, "include a streaming nose with burning discharge,
and watery, stinging eyes.
"We have moved recently to CA and I called for help with a very troublesome runny nose, burning eyes..., Kathryn suggested Allium and I found Allium worked like a miracle. Better than the Clariton I had been taking past few weeks. The Allium stopped the sneezing, the runny nose, the tickling cough and the watery-burning-itchy eyes. Sheikh Hossain."
Allium Cepa's Mini Materia Medica:
Allergies: Helpful for allergies when they have a tendency to go into the eyes causing watery eyes, hay fever, inner ear infections, upper-respiratory infections
Colds: Beneficial for colds with burning mucous from nose, burning mucous. Skin around nose and lips burn. Spring colds with frequent sneezing, stuffed up head cold. Summer colds with watery eyes, may feel better in fresh open air and worse in cold air-conditioned air.
Cough: Useful for a cough that is worse in autumn and in cold air, hard to breath with a hacking bronchial cough, sneezing; painful, tearing sensation; grasps throat.
Headache: Useful for headache with dull pain, mostly in forehead
Hay Fever: Helpful for hay fever with profuse watery discharge from eyes & nose burning, excess mucous. Tickling cough, sneezing.
Laryngitis: Helpful for hoarseness, beginning laryngitis
Sore Throat: Useful for burning stinging sore throat, mucous feels like a lump in throat.
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Dosage and potency guidelines.