In this category, dedicated to ready-to-use homeopathic medicines, you'll find all the specialties manufactured by the 3 leading French laboratories: Boiron, Rocal (Lehning group) and Weleda. In most cases, these natural remedies contain a blend of homeopathic strains with either synergistic or complementary effects. They are easy to take, whether recommended for prevention (e.g. to avoid catching a cold, or to reduce allergy-related symptoms) or for curative treatment of the most common pathologies.
Homeopathy is a concept created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, leading to the manufacture and use of various highly diluted products to treat illnesses.
Different homeopathic remedies: You'll find remedies in powder form (packets, tablets, pills), in liquid form or as granules. Homeopathic products can also be incorporated into suppositories or injectable liquid preparations. The granule form is the most widespread. These are sugar or lactose granules soaked in the chosen dilution of the medicine. The active ingredient is thus deposited on the surface, which is why it's best not to touch the granules with your fingers. For the same reason, two granules are always given, so that even if you touch them by chance, at least the value of one is absorbed. Since, in principle, quantity doesn't matter (with children, it's better to give 3 or 4 granules). Solutions can also be prepared by melting 10 granules in water, or by adding drops of a solution. For external use, homeopathic remedies can be incorporated into ointments or liniments.
How to take your homeopathic treatment: Let the granules or globules melt under the tongue, away from food or drink for optimum absorption. Avoid taking your homeopathic treatment at the same time as mint, coffee or chamomile, which reduce absorption. Homeopathy and aromatherapy should not be taken at the same time, as the effect of the homeopathy would be nullified. Respect a two-hour interval between the two treatments. The granules or globules marketed by the Boiron laboratory are made with sucrose and lactose. Taking twenty granules (or one dose of globules) provides one gram of sugar, or one-fifth of a sugar cube.
Howto use homeopathic remedies: The frequency of use depends on the intensity of the disorder and the time of onset. In the case of chronic disorders, remedies are repeated 1 or 2 times a day. Recommended times: morning and evening, before meals. The important thing is to take the remedy at least 10 minutes after any food intake for low dilutions, 1 hour for medium dilutions and 2 hours for high dilutions. Even so, remedies can be seen to take effect during meals, and even in coffee. The higher the dilution, the further apart it should be taken; in chronic cases: 7 days, 10 days, 12 days, 15 days. If you forget to take the remedy, postpone taking it until the day you realize you've forgotten.If you forget to take the remedy, postpone taking it until the day you forget, but postpone taking the next high dilution by the same amount (unless the date of action in the month is specific, which only exists for certain remedies). In acute cases, the frequency (quantity is irrelevant) should be greater, and remedies may be taken every 2 hours, every hour, every 1/2 hour or even more, depending on the intensity of the symptoms. As soon as there's an improvement, the remedies should be taken at longer intervals.
Our BIO online pharmacy offers homeopathic medicines that are not subject to medical prescription, but which require the supervision of a pharmacist.
This type of natural remedy is commonly used to treat the youngest children. How to choose homeopathic care for babies and infants, you'll find specific products in this section.
In addition, more and more people are looking to alternative medicine to deal with their day-to-day health problems:
Our team of qualified professionals has selected the most effective homeopathic strains for the most common ailments, and grouped them together in Homeopathic Kits that are easy to order online.
For more information, ask your pharmacist or GP.
Homeopathy works very quickly in acute illnesses. If there is no improvement, consult your doctor immediately. Don't continue a treatment if it doesn't bring any improvement; it can be dangerous.
Don't interrupt an allopathic treatment to replace it with a homeopathic one, and vice versa; the two medicines are perfectly compatible and complementary.
As a branch of alternative medicine, homeopathy often raises questions about the particularities of some of its medicines. In particular, why do some have no therapeutic indications, no dosage and no package leaflet?
Homeopathic medicine is divided into two main categories, each with its own specific characteristics.
Firstly, there are homeopathic medicines with no therapeutic indications, dosage or instructions for use. This is due to the very nature of homeopathy, where the same remedy can be applied to a variety of ailments. For example, a single remedy could be effective for both digestive disorders and insomnia. Similarly, a common ailment such as the common cold can be treated with different medicines, chosen according to the patient's unique characteristics.
In this approach, the role of the healthcare professional is paramount. Only an experienced practitioner can determine the most appropriate medication and how to use it. These medicines are generally presented in tubes and doses, following the traditions of homeopathy, and are named according to their Latin appellation.
On the other hand, some homeopathic medicines have clear therapeutic indications. Their composition, often a combination of several substances, is designed to target a specific health problem, such as colds, coughs or hot flushes. Thanks to the leaflets and packaging, patients can easily understand the appropriate use of these medications.
These products come in a variety of forms: tubes, doses, tablets, gels, ointments, syrups, eye drops and more. Unlike the former, they do not bear a Latin name, but a trade name linked to the manufacturing laboratory.
Homeopathy differs from conventional medicine in its highly personalized approach. This is reflected in the way its medicines are presented and prescribed. Health professionals play a crucial role in interpreting symptoms and selecting the appropriate remedy. At the same time, the availability of drugs with indications gives patients autonomy in the treatment of minor disorders.
All advice relating to the use of homeopathy is mainly based on the book "L'homéopathie de A à Z" by Dr. Jean-Louis Masson, published by Marabout, 2003. The advice you find on this page is the result of research carried out by our pharmacists using medical literature, and does not depend on the Boiron laboratories. What's more, this advice in no way replaces the advice of your homeopathic doctor. It cannot replace a medical consultation. You should never interrupt a treatment in progress, nor change the dosage yourself.
Consult the bibliography of works used as sources of information for all homeopathic medicines on this dedicated page: Bibliography.
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