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
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
Here the cough is loose and rattling and deeper toned.
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 :)