Homeopathic Remedies Which Do Not Mix Well

February 3rd, 2013

Natural Health

Natural Remedies

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Of course, you should consult your doctor or homeopath in the event of serious illness.  But homeopathy is a valuable medicine which could save your child’s life before the doctor gets there.  It is also a valuable natural therapy for preventing many illnesses, and can address symptoms early on so that chronic illness does not develop.  So it is well worth while learning about Homeopathy.

There are some Homeopathic Remedies which do not combine well.  Usually, when the right remedy is chosen, we need to use just one remedy in order to cure symptoms of illness.  But sometimes, even though the chosen remedy would seem to be the right one, answering to all the symptoms expressed by that medicine, it still may not work.  Or it may work up to a point, then not completely clear up the trouble.  At that point,  you might need to follow that remedy on with another suitable remedy.

Remember to avoid coffee drinks whilst using homeopathic remedies, since coffee antidotes most remedies.  It is also advisable to avoid strong tea, alcohol, strong spices, camphor and ‘hot’ embrocations which contain eucalyptus, camphor, ginger, or pine oils.  These all have the potential to cancel out a homeopathic remedy.  Some medications may also halt the workings of a homeopathic remedy, although some people have had success using homeopathy with conventional medicines.

Using poisons such as fly sprays, herbicides and other agricultural chemicals may reduce or negate the effect of any homeopathic remedies you might be taking.

See my new post which I put up yesterday to examine some of those remedies which work well in sequence with each other http://merrilynhope.com/list-of-complementary-homeopathic-remediesand-sequences/

In developing the skill of homeopathic prescribing, it is also important to know those remedies which do not work well together.

Today, I am putting up some of the commonly known ones which work antagonistically to some remedies. Again, this information is gleaned from the book by Dr Harvey Farrington M.D.,  entitled:

‘Homeopathy and Homeopathic Prescribing’.

List of Antagonistic Homeopathic Remedies as given by Harvey Farrington, M.D.:

Acetic acid should not be used or followed with Borax;  Causticum;  Nux vomica;  Ranunculus bulbous;  Sarsaparilla

Ammonium carbonate should not be used with Lachesis, or followed with Lachesis.

Apis should not be used or followed with Rhus toxicodendron.

Arnica antidotes Camphora, Ignatia, Ipecacuanha  (see T.S. Iyer)

Belladonna should not be used or followed with Dulcamara.

Benzoic acid should not be used with Copaiv.

Camphor should not be used with Kali nitricum

Cantharis should not be used with Coffea.

Carbo veg does not work with Kreosote.

Causticum should not be used with Acetic acid;  Coffea;  Colocynthis;  Kali nitricum;  Nux vomica;  Phosphorous.

Chamomilla should not be used with Zincum.

China should not be used with Digitalis;  Selenium.

Cocculus should not be used with Coffea.

Coffea should not be used with Cantharis;  Causticum;  Cocculus;  Colocynthis;  Ignatia.

Dulcamara should not be used with Belladonna;  Lachesis.

Ignatia should not be used with Coffea;  Nux vomica.

Ipecacuanha should not be used with China;  Opium.

Kali nitricum should not be used with Camphor;  Causticum;  Rancunculus bulbous.

Lachesis should not be used with Ammonium carbonicum;  Dulcamara;  Nitric acid;  Sepia.

Lycopodium should not be used with Nix moschata.

Mercurius should not be used with Lachesis;  Silica.

Nitric acid should not be used with Lachesis.

Nux moschata should not be used with Lycopodium,  Nux vomica;  Pulsatilla;  Rhus toxicodendron;  Silica;  Squillegia.

Nux vomica should not be used with Acetic acid;  Causticum;  Ignatia;  Nux moschata;  Zinc.

Phosphorous should not be used with Causticum.

Pulsatilla should not be used with Nux moschata.

Sarsaparilla should not be used with Acetic acid.

Selenium should not be used with China.

Sepia should not be used with Lachesis.

Silica should not be used with Mercurius;  Nux moschata.

Sulphur should not be used with Nux moschata. Iyer advises not to use Sulphur after using Mercurius or Calcarea, as it will cancel out the effect of those remedies.  But Mercurius and Calcarea are oftentimes useful to use after Sulphur.

Zincum should not be used with Chamomilla;  Nux vomica.

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2 Responses to “Homeopathic Remedies Which Do Not Mix Well”

  1. Louise Highhouse says:

    Thank you so much for your articles on what remedies can be combined, so to speak and what cannot be used at same time. I am just learning some of these things and wanted to be careful of remedies for my husband who has diabetes and cardiac disease. Thank you again and God bless you richly,

    Louise Highhouse

  2. Merrilyn says:

    Thankyou, Louise. I would strongly recommend taking your husband to a professional homeopath. They will ‘take the case’, looking into the various symptoms and conditions of your husband’s sickness, and find the most appropriate remedy for him. It is very important to get this professional advice, especially with long-standing illnesses.
    There is so much to learn about homeopathy and the complementary remedies. I have another article on the website entitled ‘List of Complementary Homeopathic Remedies and Sequences’ which might be useful.
    Thanks again, and best wishes.
    Merrilyn

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