Editorial: Summer 2019
We are almost in summer in the northern hemisphere. I have already had to hand out remedies for sunburn and heatstroke, and we are only at the very beginning of June as I am writing this.
An all time favorite home-remedy of mine for sunburn is, and will always be, Aloe vera. The gel is so soothing to the damaged skin, and leaves a thin protective layer where it is applied. With few applications of the gel, symptoms of the sunburn swiftly subside. Homeopathically, sunburn can be treated with remedies such as Belladonna, Cantharis, Causticum, Urtica uhrens and others…
For heat stroke I immediately reach for homeopathic Glonoine, or Belladonna. The former is indicated when there is pulsation, dizziness, an elevated BP, palpitation and nausea. Belladonna is indicated where the head is hot, throbbing and there is a burning sensation. There may also be palpitation and the pulse rate may be changeable. Other remedies that may come in handy are Arnica, Gelsemium, and Lachesis amongst others.
With my enjoying the sunny weather, and spending much of my time outside, aside of the complaints of the summer, I have come across a, up to then to me unknown remedy. Well, not the actual remedy itself, but the beautiful plant from which this remedy is derived. While hiking I found an Arum maculatum. Unfortunately I did not have a camera or phone with me, so here’s a pic from pixabay:
However, when researching for more info on this plant, I came across one of its sisters, Arum dracunculus, and that is a wine-red beauty of the species. If you are interested, google it, and take a look at some of the images. Fascinating! That said, both plants have a homeopathic remedy picture, and it turns out Arum dracunculus is a specific for inflammation of the pharynx and larynx. Never used that remedy before, but will now certainly remember it when need may be.
None of the articles or cases in this Summer issue of CLEVER H. are looking at cases of laryngitis or pharyngitis. I just wanted to share this information with you and wanted to bring this remedy to your attention. The current issue features the following topics:
A diverse range of articles I think, and I hope you enjoy reading them.
The Mid-Summer issue, due to be published on August 1st, will focus on ‘Integrative practice – teaming CAM with Conventional medicine’. Perhaps you would like to share your experiences or ideas on this topic. You are more than welcome to submit an article. Aside of the featured topic, which is only thought to be a guideline, or provide an idea, all other topics around homeopathy, health and well-being are welcome, and submissions of cases, experiential reports, research, or other are all appreciated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I wish you happy summer months, and respectively fun winter months if you are living in the southern hemisphere.