- March 12, 2007 at 11:22 pm #238946BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
Hi sue, to answer your question… Yes. Belladonna (in it’s WHOLE Form) is
However, what Bev was referring to is a Homeopathic Remedy.
Homeopathy runs on the principles that Like cures like (or the Law of
Similars). For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning
by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy.
The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form. Substances may be made from
plants such as aconite, belladonna, dandelion, plantain; from minerals such as
iron phosphate, arsenic oxide, sodium chloride; from animals such as the venom
of a number of poisonous snakes, or the ink of the cuttlefish; or even from
chemical drugs such as penicillin or streptomycin. These substances are diluted
carefully until little of the original remains.
A plant substance, for example, is mixed in alcohol to obtain a tincture.
drop of the tincture is mixed with 99 drops of alcohol (to achieve a ratio of
1:100) and the mixture is strongly shaken. This shaking process is known as
succussion. The final bottle is labeled as “1C.”
One drop of this 1C is then
mixed with 100 drops of alcohol and the process is repeated to make a 2C.
By the time the 3C is reached, the dilution is 1 part in 1 million! Small
globules made from sugar are then saturated with the liquid dilution. These
globules constitute the homeopathic medicine.
The potency to be taken depends on both the sensitivity of the patient, and the
exact remedy being taken. But as a general rule, chronic illnesses (i.e. those
that you’ve had for a long time) should be treated with high numbers i.e.
200C and Acute (i.e. those that are relatively new) with low numbers i.e 6C.
However, there are exceptions, particularly where an accident started off the
symptoms and you might give the body a kick start with a high potency dose such
as Arnica 200C first and then follow with a lower potency remedy. Low numbers
are used more frequently than high numbers.
When using a homeopathic remedy, your entire health is taken into
consideration.. your state of mind, the color and consistency of your stool, how
you’re body is affected by heat/cold, any sensitivities you may be experiencing
(such as light sensitivity), etc. It sounds much more complicated than it
Some key points … homeopathic remedies do not mask other symptoms, so if the
remedy you take (for instance Belladonna for Strep) and it doesnt fix your
issue, then strep may not be the real problem.
You can’t use them with caffeine, (coffee), strong mints- such as toothpaste.
Your mouth needs to be clean and clear for at least 15 minutes before and after.
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