Homeopathy Remedies for Babies and children

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Babies and children, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Lycopodium [Lyc]

      When the baby sleep all day and cries all night, give it half a dozen of Lycopodium 30. pellets.

Chamomilla [Cham]

      when the baby seems angry with every body and everything-cross, irritable, fretful-give it a few doses of Chamomilla 30th potency. Babies have nerves just as grown persons and Chamomilla is good for nerves.

Calcarea phos [Calc-p]

      An old practitioner said if all children, up to two or three years of age, were given an occasional dose of Calcarea phos. 6x, say two tablets three or four times a month, it would promote their healthy growth, cause good bones and teeth and tend to prevent enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

Cuphea viscosissima [Cuph]

Dr. A.A. Roth brought this drug tar weed to notice as a People’s cure for cholera infantum. The child is feverish, fretful, vomits curdled milk, acid stomach, has greenish watery stools, colic, or the usual symptoms of cholera infantum. Put about 5 drops of the tincture in a half tumbler of pure, cold water and give the child a little of it every two hours or so until better.

Sambucus [Samb]

      As soon as the hungry child begins to nurse it must let go the nipple to breathe, it needs sambucus 3.

Cina [Cina]

      when children are apt to awake, screaming, and are very difficult to soothe, then two doses of Cina 3. twice a day, will sometimes clear away the trouble.

Milk sugar A little milk sugar in the babies’ food, when not fed at the mothers breast, is always a good addition to its food.

Natrum muriaticum [Nat-m]

      when the child Slobbers or is afflicted with Slovering give it an occasional dose, a tablet, of Natrum mur. 12x. This is Schuessler’s prescription.

Iris versicolor [Iris]

      Children or babies who habitually vomit have been by Iris vers. 3., according to Raue.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.