Wednesday, November 30, 2011

3 Croup remedies

Croup can be stressful for parent and child.  The cough is loud and the breathing is hard.  My oldest son woke up in the middle of the night a few months back with the typical "croup" cough.  It was midnight when he awoke from his sleep and I immediately administered these 3 remedies.  Within an hour he was settled back down and back to sleep.  No more "barking" cough.  The next morning he was 100% better.  I always start with aconite and luckily I had the other 2 remedies on hand.  The key is to catch it fast....the sooner the better!   
Homeopaths have three croup remedies that have relieved this 
condition for more than 150 years--Aconite, Spongia tosta and Hepar 

Dr. Boenninghausen, a renowned German physician born in 1843, treated 
croup exclusively with this trio of remedies. 'Hardly one in a hundred 
children received all three remedies,' his biographer writes, and the 
doctor successfully treated over 400 cases.

First, give Aconite at the onset of croup.
Here the cough is dry, loud and barking and the child is exceedingly 
restless and anxious. If, after 
an hour, symptoms persist, give a second dose of Aconite. This is 
usually all that is needed.

"If, however, after another hour, your child's breathing is harsh and 
hard and the barking, ringing cough continues and breathing is still not 
smooth and easy, give *Hepar sulphuris*.
Here the cough is loose and rattling and deeper toned.

  Rarely do we need more than Aconite in treating croup.  

These 3 remedies can be picked up at any health food store like Nutrition Smart or Whole Foods.  Look for the homeopathy section.  These 3 remedies could save you many hours in an urgent care in the middle of the night, along with a few hundred bucks :)


  1. i wish i had know this last month faye had the same thing! and after a week or two i ended up taking her to the doctors but i would have loved to have done this instead! thanks kaley :)

  2. next time be ready:) I think croup comes around once or twice a year! I need to go stock up again...

  3. We have a ton of success with these remedies for Croup--it's worth it--since the $15 you may spend on remedies is less than a co-pay at a doctor's office. My experience has been the doctor can't even do anything accept give cough syrup which doesn't heal--just masks the symptoms. So nice to have a remedy that HEALS! When kids are in preschools/daycares--croup is always a risk (at least for my kids)!!!