General for Autumn Complaints incl.: < in Autumn: Ant-t. Aur-met. Calc. Colch. Coloc. Dulc. Graph. Kali-bi. Lach. Rhus-t. Stram. Verat.
Canes. China: Westen, Herbst,
Corh. = autumn coralroot
Colch. = Knolle Herbstzeitlose/= Colchique/= Meadow saffran/= Naked ladies/= Hundszwiebel/= „Arsen vegetabil“/= Leichenblume/= Hundshoden/= Lausblume/= Teufelsbrot/= Kuheuter/=
Euphr. = Augentrost/= eyebright/= Augendank/= Augustinuskraut/= Gibinix/= Grummetblume/= Herbstblümle/= Milchdieb/= Wegleuchte./= Wiesenwolf
Neotrombicula autumnalis. = Herbstgrasmilbe/= Heumilbe/= Graslaus/= Erdlaus/= Pfirsichlaus
Tea. als autumnal flush
[Dr. Anoop Kumar Srivastava]
Hippocrates in his work on Seasonal Diseases listed: irregular fevers, strangury, lientery, dysentery, sciatica, quinsy, asthma, epilepsy and melancholic disorders as Autumn diseases. These diseases
and some more have seasonal predominance due to temperature and humidity transition related with the Autumn season. Autumn is the time of maturity and harvest. The air becomes a bit crisper,
and the leaves change. Everything slows down, and the days shorten.
A study by Ohio State University showed mice naturally boost their own immune systems as the daylight hours dwindle in late summer and autumn. Humans do they same, the scientists speculated,
so they can prepare for the health challenges of autumn and winter. Homeopathy as a system of therapeutics offers aid in helping us deal with the health problems associated with this season.
Some of the common remedies used for Autumn diseases include:
Colds are usually mild illnesses and don’t require treatment with medicines of any kind. We suggest you to treat yourself or family members with homeopathic medicines only if the cold or cough is particularly severe or lingers for more than a few days.
Acon.: symptoms come on suddenly, often after exposure to cold weather or cold, dry wind. Only in the first 24 hours. Symptoms come violently within few hours, experiencing high fever, anxiety, restlessness, sensitive to light, and thirst.
Bell.: early in the course of the illness. Symptoms include high fever, leaping pulse, flushed dry face, redness and heat. Skin is hot.
All-c.: with profuse discharge from the eyes and nose, with burning, biting and smarting in the eyes, and corroding the nose and upper lip, < evening/indoors; > in open air; there may be headache
also < warm room; > in open air.
Euphr.: has non irritating cold, watery nasal discharge and copious, burning tears. Nasal discharge < in open air/morning/lying down.
Ars.: useful for both head colds and cough. Profuse watery nasal discharge that burns the skin. Irritation and tickling in the nose and frequent violent sneezing. In time nasal discharge becomes thick and yellow. Dull throbbing headache.
Hep.: indicated in the later stages of a cold. Symptoms may have begun several days earlier with a watery runny nose, but by now a thick, yellow and sometimes offensive smelling discharge is present. Patients may sneeze at the slightest exposure to cold. Cold air, eating cold foods and exposure to the winds causes cold and cough.
Merc.: creeping chills, worse in the evening and night, even in bed; the nose discharges thin water with sneezing, watering of eyes, and sore throat, which stings and pricks, with constant inclination to swallow saliva which accumulates in plenty, with a bad smell from the mouth; slight fever with profuse sweat which does not relieve.
Nux-v.: first stage of cold. Nose blocked, or stops at night and runs through the day; there is frontal headache; sore throat and very sensitive to inhaled cold air. The most characteristic indication is that the patient is chilly on the least motion or uncovering, and even during the fever must be covered and keep quiet.
Puls.: 3rd stage when the discharge becomes thick. Bland, thick yellow discharge from the throat, loss of smell and taste, or bitter taste; no thirst and generally poor appetite.
Sulph.: cases become chronic with thick yellow discharge, or running in to the chronic form with thick discharge of offensive smell.
Pharyngitis is this season one of the most common diseases because of seasonal changes in temperature conversion, and the air is dry, the body cannot adapt quickly.
Remedies in general: Acon. Bell. Bry. Rhus-t. Cham. Merc.;