I was pregnant with my third child when the first round of H1N1 hit the U.S. in the Spring of 2009. I laid in bed for 5 days [that is unheard of for me!] with a fever. I had all of the symptoms and I cannot say it was fun! I basically drank 7-up [also a big No for me] to stay alive. Finally, at Day 5, I tried some homeopathic remedies from my Helios kit–to no avail. Then, on Day 6, I decided to try Anas Barbariae.
Voila! It was like the clouds parted! I still recall leaving the house for the first time to watch my son’s horseback riding lesson and being in complete awe of how good it felt to not be so sick! I put a dose of it into an 8-ounce water bottle and sipped it for several days. A few sips [each sip is a dose] on the first day, then 2 sips, then 1 sip daily, until I was free of the flu symptoms.
Since then, I have kept that remedy in my purse, backpack, car, teenager’s room, bathrooms, jacket pockets. It’s everywhere because, you’ve heard me say this before … the sooner we get started on healing, the easier / better / faster it will be.
Some people even use Anas Barbariae preventively during flu season, taking it on a regular basis as a little immune refresher course.
It’s so versatile, I decided to include the remedy in my G4 Kit. It’s the one marked Flu.
When do I take it?
My general preference is that it is taken only as needed, but ideally it is taken ASAP after exposure or after onset of symptoms. Onset of symptoms means that first sore or scratchy throat not relieved by water, that feeling that you’re more tired than you should be, congestion that seemed to come out of nowhere.
The other time to use it is after exposure to illness–i.e., when you’ve been around someone who is sick. You sat next to someone who was sick on an airplane or train. You are at a competition or conference with people who are sick. Someone in your abode falls ill. Sometimes, a single dose will do it. But, if it is important that a person stay well, I might recommend a dose for each day the person is exposed to a contagion.
How do I take it?
From the G4 Kit, each capful is a dose–just tip the remedy into the cap then from the cap in to your mouth to dissolve there. One dose usually is sufficient if you use it preventively or at the very earliest sign of illness.
However, if you do take ill, I suggest the following method:
- Take one dose as above–a single capful dissolved in the mouth. Typically, we notice improvement within 10-30 minutes in an acute ailment.
- If that dose helped, you can [can, not must–see below] switch to water dosing*: Pour a capful of remedy in to 4 oz. [half a cup] of drinking water. Ideally, you will have a straw or spout on the vessel of water. When the remedy dissolves in the water, give it a swirl or stir. You now have what I call remedy water.
- Each sip of the remedy water is a dose of remedy. Take a dose as needed. Typically, you will want a dose every 4-6 hours, maximum. Keep it bedside incase you need it at night.
- Remember the concept of minimum dose and only take as many doses as you need to maintain forward progress. That means that as you get better, you will need fewer and fewer doses.
- When you are well and/or done with your remedy water, make sure that you either dispose of the vessel that held the remedy water or wash it with very hot water.
Why use water dosing? Can’t I just take the pills?
*Yes, you absolutely can continue taking the pills for each dose. Just keep on taking one capful per dose, as needed:
Typically, you will want a dose every 4-6 hours, maximum. Keep it bedside incase you need it at night. Remember the concept of minimum dose and only take as many doses as you need to maintain forward progress. That means that as you get better, you will need fewer and fewer doses.
Why do I suggest water dosing, then? Primarily because it takes one dose and makes it in to many doses. That saves the other doses in your vial for another occasion or other members of your household. If that is not an issue for you, then dry dosing [taking the pills] can be much easier and more convenient.
How do I get it?
It’s in your G4 Kit! If you don’t have one, you can become a client here.
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