Drop the bog rolls and support your immune system

This information came to me via a homeopathic friend and I wished to get it out a bit further than those I have email addresses for…

2020 Immunity Protocols by Caroline Gaskin

There are few scientific papers on COVID-19 so information here is based on the clinical information I have gathered to date (5th March 2020) and is intended to support your immune function during an acute cold, cough or flu. Homeopaths look at the actual symptoms and how disease is for you. We don’t just prescribe on the name of the disease. We look at the individual’s susceptibility to disease, family history and life choices. This information helps differentiate between themany hundreds of cold and flu remedies in our pharmacy. Theremedies I describe here are readily availableand have shown themselves to be of servicefor hundreds of years for these symptoms.

As ever you must seek medical attention if you are concerned about symptoms.


You can order remedies & kits from the homeopathic pharmacies or buy online from the Natural Dispensary.

Homeopathic Pharmacies

  • Ainsworths Pharmacy, 36 New Cavendish St, W1G 8UF 020 7935 5330
  • Freemans Pharmacy 18-20 Main St, Busby, Glasgow, G76 8DU 0141 644 1165
  • Helios Pharmacy, 8 New Row, Covent Garden, WC2N 4LJ 0207379 7434
  • Mistry, 15-17 South End Rd, South End Green, NW3 2PT, 020 7794 0848
  • The Natural Dispensary Unit 1, Libby’s Drive, Slad Road, Gloucestershire, GL5 1RN, 01453 757792.
  • This list is not exhaustive and some pharmacies have now got limits on what you can order to stop bulk and panic buying and ask that you only buy what you need. Remember what happened to the bog roll!
  • When taking homeopathic remedies, the main things are:
  1. To try not to handle homeopathic remedies
  2. Tip one pillule into lid and straight into mouth
  3. Try to take remedies away from food and drink –at least 10 minutes is good
  4. Store remedies in a clean, dry environment away from strong smells and light.Take your chosen remedy hourly at the onset for up to 6 hours,then 3 times daily if still needed. If you are not seeing progress consult a professional or theHomeopathic Helpline.

Commonly used remedies:

  • Oscillococinum 30c or 200c can be taken weekly as an intended preventative. This is a well-documented, readily available remedy for use in this way. If you absolutely know that you have been in contact with COVID19 I suggest taking 3 doses of Arsen Alb 30c over 24 hours. As stated my intention is to provide information based on years of clinical practice and because I have concerns about the origin of this virus. I cannot claim prevention or cure.
  • Ferrum Phos is my personal favourite for the early onset of colds –I take it hourly at the first sense of chilliness or twinge of a sore throat or sneeze and often find just one dose is enough for the symptoms to pass so listen in to your body and your responses to the remedy.
  • Aconite is also good for those every early stages of an acute –especially if you’ve been out in a cold wind and got chilled. Also good for earache if you’ve been caught in a cold wind. It’s good for fevers that come on after midnight. Good for when your child goes to bed OK but wakes after midnight with a fever and a glazed look.
  • Belladonna is the other remedy for the early stages of a fever with a firey red face,a glazed look and chilly hands and feet. It’s good for sore throats with a hot fever. And good if the fever has come on after swimming and not drying your hair properly or after having a haircut and letting your head get chilled.
  • Gelsemium is for fevers and flus that come on slowly with aches and pains in the back and legs and a general heaviness and apathy.
  • Eupatorium Perfoliatum is a fever with deep bone pain, particularly in the wrists. Can you see how all the remedies have a slightly different ‘picture’ to them?
  • Mercurius (sometimes called Merc Vivus or Merc Sol) is for a sore throat progresses to swollen glands, increased salivation (even drooling onto your pillow in your sleep) and a fever with sweats that’s worse at night and general malaise and feeling worse for the sweats.

With the COVID-19 concerns in mind, if an acute does progress to the cough stage, I would recommend consulting your homeopath, one of the helplines or another health professional. Both myself and the pharmacies can post or courier remedies if you are housebound.

Meanwhile here are my thoughts for cough remedies based on current information.

  • Arsen Alb is the main remedy that I’ve seen talked about for the harsh cough and chest symptoms associated with COVID-19–it fits the symptoms best –fever with weakness and a harsh cough.
  • Justicia is another harsh cough remedy with chest tightness.
  • Squillais for a harsh cough with breathlessness and stitching pain inchest.

Useful foods: Green tea, green tea extract, garlic, ginger oregano, elderberry, turmeric, lemon

Essential oils to use in a diffuser: Pine, clove, grapefruit, cinnamon, tea tree, lemongrass

(Added by Georgie anti-virals include: Lemon, Lime, Melissa, Tea Tree, Thyme, Yarrow, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Garlic (may be too stinky for diffuser!!), Helichrysum, Peppermint/Spearmint, Sweet Marjoram, Seaweed, German Chamomile. Oils that support lungs/respiratory system either in bold or added here: Ginger, Frankincense, Lavender, Rosemary, Benzoin, Bergamot). Licorice Root powder is also anti-viral and supports lungs. Olbas oil may be an easy oil to get hold of and has eucalyptus, cajeput in with a few others?

Aquasource supplements for immune health

Web link for orders https://carolinegaskinmcph.myaquasource.net/Aquasource

  • Super Berry Power C (vegan, plant-sourced vitamin C, noGM)
  • Aquasource Colactive3 (colostrum, acidophilus & lactoferrin, for immune support)
  • Aquasource Fatty Acid Complex –vegan essential fatty acids help fight inflammation
  • Aquasource Super Antioxidant with Pygnogenol (vegan, lung support)

Platinum supplements for immune health

Web link for orders https://platinumeurope.biz/wonderhorsehealthPlatinum

  • Kids Shield (easy to give as its’s labelled by body weight)
  • Platinum Immuno Max (for bacterial infections & compromised immune systems contains colostrum) –3 capsules daily as a support, 6 capsules daily if unwell
  • Platinum Red Algae Plus (for viral infections, vegan) 3 capsules daily if unwell
  • Platinum C From Nature (vegan, plant-sourced vitamin C, no GM)

Neals Yard Remedies

Web link for orders https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/carolinegaskin/area/shop-online/category/remedies/Elderberry

  • Tincture -lung support for adults & children over 12 months
  • Echinacea Tincture -immune support for adults & children over 12 years
  • Elderberry & Propolis Throat Spray –for sore throats for adults & children over 6 years
  • Organic Defence Hand Spray
  • Organic Defence Aromatherapy Blend
  • Organic aromatherapy essential oils.

As ever you must seek medical attention if you are concerned about symptoms.

My point is don’t suffer without support in a cold or flu or cough of any sort as there is so much that can help

Phone resources Homeopathic Helpline – This excellent resource is staffed 365 days of the year from 9am to 12pm. Call 0906 5 34 34 04 Calls are charged to your phone. Some of the pharmacies have advice lines and can then post remedies:Ainsworths Pharmacy on +44 20 7935 5330 Helios Pharmacy on +44 1892 537254


For Ainsworths (Central London) call 020 7467 5430

For Triyoga call 020 7483 3344 or book online at http://www.triyoga.co.uk

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