The job of parenting never ends. Each day may entail running errands, carrying heavy bags and grocery loads, and supervising (or chasing after) energized children. This is often magnified when the family travels long distances or is in an unfamiliar place. And while we try to stay strong in front of the little ones, the truth is, parents need a little help every once in awhile.
Even on an average day, kids experience a variety of aches and pains that require attention from mom or dad. When the kids get a boo boo, we often seek bandages, cold compresses, antibiotic ointment, or gauze from the first aid kit. And while all of these items are incredibly helpful for minor scrapes, tiny splinters, and other non-emergencies, they are limited in their function
Thus, we have compiled a list of top 10 homeopathic remedies parents can bring along anytime they leave home to help with their family’s needs.
Homeopathic Remedies for Children
- Allium Cepa
Allium cepa is commonly used for allergy symptoms, including hay fever, runny nose, and watery, itchy eyes.
- Calcarea Phosphorica
Calcarea phosphorica is a go-to teething remedy that helps to reduce gum redness and teething discomfort.
Pulsatilla is great for when the little ones experience a tummy ache. It relieves minor stomach pain and digestive upsets.
- Ruta Graveolens with Arnica Montana
Ruta graveolens and Arnica montana are both excellent stand-alone remedies for pain and swelling, but when combined, they are ultra-helpful for minor bumps and bruises. Furthermore, innovative homeopathic products like topical gels, creams, and balm sticks, make using Ruta and Arnica for children especially convenient.
- Spongia Tosta
Spongia tosta is one of the most well known cough remedies, ideal for a dry, barking cough.
Homeopathic Remedies for Adults
- Arnica Montana
Arnica montana is a must-have remedy for parents. When hard work begins to take its toll, look to Arnica for pain, swelling, and sore muscle relief.
If you feel a headache coming on, Belladonna is your remedy. It can relieve the pounding pain and light and noise sensitivity brought on by migraines.
- Benzoicum Acidum
Benzoicum acidum is a backache remedy, ideal for pain related to strain or overexertion.
- Kali Phosphoricum
In times of emotional stress, Kali phosphoricum is a great remedy to have on hand. It is known for relieving irritability, sluggishness of the mind, and nervousness.
- Magnesia Phosphorica
Magnesia phosphorica is especially helpful for women because it naturally relieves menstrual cramps.
Purchase, Pack Up, and You’re Ready to Go
Many natural grocers or health-food stores sell these popular homeopathic remedies, but online retailers will likely be your best bet for locating all of them quickly. Once you have your remedies on hand, just pack them up and hit the road. Unlike traditional pharmaceutical drugs that require water or liquid for swallowing, most of these remedies will be available in dissolvable oral tablets or topical ointments (especially the pain relievers like Arnica). Happy travels!