Homeopathy for Colds

This Homeopathy for Colds blog lists out the most commonly used remedies for general Colds. 

For potency, 30c is always best for home prescribing. 

Please see blog on Administering Remedies for more info on giving remedies to yourself, children and babies. 



Early stages, feverish, starts around midnight. Anxious. Dilated pupils. Can have high temperature. Can be triggered from shock/trauma (including physical, eg. being outside on a cold, windy day).



Watery, burning discharge which reddens and burns the top lip and skin between nose and lip. Frequent painful sneezing. Eyes burn. Sinuses blocked, painful. Chilly, restless and anxious.



High fever. Redness, heat and rawness of throat, ears and nose. Dry heat over body. Extremities may be cold.



Symptoms come on gradually. Thirsty for cold water. Any movement makes them worse. Want to be left alone. Very irritable ‘bear with a sore head’! Headache.


Nat Mur

Lots of sneezing with runny nose. Thirsty. Lips dry and cracked. Watery discharge – from eyes, nose.


Nux Vomica

Nose feels tight, headache. Nose runs during the day; blocked at night. Watery discharge. Frequent sneezing. Irritable and bossy.



Blood streaked discharge/mucous. Hoarse. Sore throat. Very thirsty for cold drinks. Cold goes to chest quickly.



Thick yellow-green bland discharge. Symptoms feel worse in the evening or indoors but better from fresh air. A cough may develop. Tearful, clingy and feeling sorry for themselves. Whiny. Thirstless.