Greening the Medicine Cabinet: Do You Use Homeopathic Remedies?

Greening the Medicine Cabinet: Do You Use Homeopathic Remedies?

Amber Byfield
Mar 2, 2009

03_02_09_homeopathic.jpgOver the weekend, the bf came down with a cough, and was very close to buying a bottle of cough syrup to combat it. But when we stopped in at a natural foods store, we came across a display of vials, each containing about 80 tiny little pellets and labeled with unfamiliar names.

These little vials were homeopathic medicines, labeled to fight everything from insect stings to mood swings, and without much hesitation the two of us tried to deduce whether he had a "dry cough worsened by cold air" or a "dry cough gets worse at night." And then, we bought our very first vial of homeopathic medicine.

Which brings me to wonder, how do you readers feel about all-natural, homeopathic treatments? Read on and then share your thoughts and experiences.

Our foray into alternative medicine has only recently gained speed; we purchased a Neti pot and have been trying to fight local allergies with local honey rather than chemicals. We've even used baking soda to put a stop to smelly feet and indigestion. We're treating little things naturally, and wouldn't be completely opposed to trying natural remedies for more serious ailments or diseases.

Of course, homeopathic remedies are a matter of personal taste. So we want to know, how do you feel about them? Personally, we are finding ourselves wanting to turn solely to natural remedies, but still have acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and cold medicines in the cupboard.

Have you used these before, and do you think they work better, as well, or not as well as main-stream remedies?

Photo by Steve Woods via sxc.hu.

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