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.
1st inflammatory stage -
Acon.: chill with high temperature, quick pulse, dry heat and dry skin, great restlessness, fear and tossing about; short dry cough, after exposure to dry cold air; suitable for sanguine, full blooded subjects.
Ferr-p.: suitable in delicate, pale or weakly subjects, not so much of the nervous excitability as with aconite, but the fever is very great and congestion to the lungs more liable.
Bell.: follows when aconite has quieted the great excitement so for as the anxious restlessness is concerned, but the heat still continues, though there is a disposition on covered parts. More brain symptoms, such as red eyes, flushed face, throbbing carotids and delirium (child starts and jumps in sleep).
Eventually follow with:
Bry.: high fever, dry, and painful cough of gradual onset, the cough and the consequent pains in the throat and the chest are worse from the slightest motion. Therefore the person lies still and holds the chest when coughing, excessive dryness of the mouth and the throat, causing acute thirst and the intestine, causing constipation. It is especially indicated if the trouble extends downwards, threatening the lungs and pleura.
Merc.: the whole mucous membrane catarrhal, but unlike bryonia, high fever, moist tongue, with increased thirst. Tongue flabby showing imprint of teeth and offensive breath, profuse sweat, which does not relieve. The more the sweat, the more the suffering.
Nat-m.: acute inflammation of the windpipe, with frothy and clear watery phlegm, loose and rattling, sometimes coughed up with difficulty. Chronic bronchitis, bronchial catarrh, "winter cough," with any of the above symptoms. Clear, watery, starch-like sputa. Secretion causes soreness and excoriation. Chronic forms, when sputum is transparent, viscid, weak voice, fluttering of heart. Patient is worse near the seashore.
Hep.: loose rattling cough with choking or wheezing breathing, worse even on slight exposure to cold air, even if a hand becomes uncovered; cough worse in the early morning hours.
Kali-m.: in the second stage, when thick white phlegm forms, fibrinous in character.
Phos.: throat painful with inability to talk, < evening/lying on the left side; Cough hurts and the patient holds the breath and lets it out with a moan because it hurts him so.
Ant-t.: almost always loose cough with much coarse rattling of mucus which is abundant, but the patient feels choked and cannot raise, particularly indicated in children and old people.
Ip.: when the person is suffering from various problems such as dry cough with wheezing and rattling in the chest and accompanied by nausea and vomiting, a bout of vomiting does not relieve nausea, long bouts of cough render the person breathless and blue in face, cough < cold, dry weather i.e. winter but improves by warmth, and thirstless. At that point of time the patient should use Ipecacuanha.
Kali-bi.: violent cough with gagging and vomiting, cough brings out tough, tenacious, stringy, yellow mucous, wandering, painful spots in the chest that can be covered by tip of a finger, cough < in the morning, while sitting but is relieved on lying down or by inhaling steam.
Puls.: expectoration green and bitter, bad taste in the mouth, appetite poor, patient wants open air or cool room.
Kali-s.: when the expectoration is distinctly yellow, watery and profuse, or where it is greenish, slimy and watery. In the stage of resolution.
Calc-s.: where expectoration is yellow, or yellowish green, or mixed with blood, stage of resolution.
3rd stage of bronchitis. Ordinary catarrhal colds and in cases similar to those benefited by Hep.
Sil.: Cough < from cold and > from warm drinks. Pus-like expectoration, falls to bottom of vessel containing water and spreads out like sediment. Bronchial affections of rachitic children. Laryngeal morning cough.
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.;