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Tidbits 41–What You May Not Have Known About …

Fevers with muscle aches and bad odors.  It’s for blood poisoning; so, definitely a remedy you’d think of for a burst appendix.  Here’s a keynote:  All discharges are horribly offensive, including the breath.  When your patient has really bad breath, of course you will think of Mercury; but, also think of Baptisia and Pyrogen.  One time about 15 years ago, Shana had strep throat.  I thought it was Mercury because she was drooling and had bad breath.  I took her to my homeopathic doctor, Dr. Sarah Fisher, because Mercury wasn’t working and I was stumped.  She gave Pyrogen and explained the drooling was because Shana couldn’t swallow due to the sore throat.  Less than a minute after Pyrogen 200C was given, Shana swallowed!  Fastest case of Strep Throat ever!

I had a Pyrogen flu once.  I hadn’t been able to find a remedy until I actually made the statement to myself, “The bed feels too hard!”  Yes, Arnica has that but so does Pyrogen!  I took Pyrogen right away and recovered fast!

I’ve found this is a great remedy for gum abscesses, and think of it also for fevers after surgery.  I went to take my friend Margie home from the hospital about a year ago.  She was running a fever.  I said, “They’re going to release you with a fever???!!!  Yikes!”  Yeah, well, this is “modern” medicine for you!  I gave her Pyrogen 1M and she was fine after that, fever all gone.



It’s homeopathic Yarrow.  By all rights, this should be the ideal remedy in car accidents because it combines Phosphorus and Arnica; in other words, Millefolium has both bleeding and bruising!  Hemorrhage from trauma, coughing up blood,  clots from blows.  Internal bleeding from trauma.  It seems like a remedy that should be in everyone’s car.



We all know that Apis is for bee stings, and some of us may know that Apis is for hives resulting from an allergic reaction; but more than this, Apis can actually be a life-saver!  Apis is our #1 allergic reaction remedy and our #1 remedy for anaphylactic shock!  In anaphylaxis, you might have one or more of the following symptoms due to an allergic reaction:

Vomiting, diarrhea, or cramps

Weak pulse, paleness

Coughing; wheezing; and pain, itching, or tightness in your chest

Fainting, dizziness, confusion, or weakness

Hives; a rash; and itchy, swollen, or red skin

Runny or stuffy nose and sneezing

Shortness of breath or trouble breathing and rapid heartbeat

Swollen or itchy lips or tongue

Swollen or itchy throat, hoarse voice, trouble swallowing, tightness in your throat

In fact, swelling is a key word: swelling of eyes and face, eyes swell shut, head swells up, throat swells shut, whole body swells up.

If this happens to you, pop an Apis 30 or 200C as fast as you can!

One of our Quiz cases in 2014 was an Apis 200C anaphylaxis case called “Attacked By Almonds”:


You may want to see it again to get the full flavor of Apis.  Oh, and by the way, if after a vaccination you hear the “brain cry”?  A high-pitched scream showing that the brain has swelled up?  That’s Apis!  Give it right away!  (But, hey, at least you won’t get the measles, so, well worth it, right?  Not!)

Cadmium Sulph.


This is a really important remedy in cancer treatment, especially for people who can’t be talked out of Chemotherapy and Radiation!  Give Cadmium sulph. right before treatments and again after as needed for the horrendous side effects.  Cadmium sulph. is a cancer remedy in general, especially stomach cancer.  It’s a remedy for toxic poisonings in general.  You can also give it for morning sickness in pregnancy.  I wrote an article on all the Cadmiums, which is here if you want to see it:


The Cadmiums and Cancer

I really have to go now, it’s late, and it’s time for my snack!  Don’t forget to try and solve this month’s Quiz!  See you next year!


Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

Elaine takes online cases! Write to her at LEWRA@aol.com

Visit her website: elaineLewis.hpathy.com

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Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom. Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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  • These are very handy tips, if not for oneself, then to keep on hand if you are in a situation where someone else needs help! I, too, can confirm the useful application of Rescue Remedy (Five Flower Formula is the name of the identical essence blend produced by FES), in “lifting the veil” of anxiety, panic or shock following some upset, so that you can see more clearly what remedy you may need (if any!) Speaking for myself, I find it more difficult to treat in a clearheaded manner if I myself am affected (self-treating), or if I am treating someone that I am worried about. Rescue Remedy clears and calms, which makes it easier to keep a steady mind while administering homeopathic aid. Great tips!

  • Hallo Elaine,

    I’ve read that some people had issues with arrhythmias after taking RESCUE; as my husband is suffering from paroxysmal afib (MI), I wonder if I might probably cause problems administering RESCUE to him (only in case I don’t know what to do, he of course takes his “constitutional”, but occasionally – at night or outside the house – I tend to panic a bit when arrhythmias start, so perhaps on such occasions RESCUE might be taken into account).

    Best regards

    (your “lizard” Email partner!)

      • I know your article very well and we lay great store in regimen; unfortunately my husband is an extremely anxious person and quickly exploits all his vital powers by unnecessary fears (trifles…),
        he “takes the sin of the world upon himself” (?).

        Yesterday I for the first time gave him RESCUE (arrhythmias, anxieties), which calmed him down, now I’m climbing up the constitutional ladder of Pulsatilla, right now we’ve reached 98 C.

        Many thanks and a Happy New Year!


  • Excellent article. Almighty bless you. As and when the magazine is released on the website, I see the article tidbits first. It is very, very good article.
    Thank you.