Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.
Colds are viral infections that take hold when the body’s resistance is lowered because of fatigue, nutritional deficiencies or stress. Typical symptoms include: a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, sometimes fever, achiness or lethargy, and often a sore throat or coughing. Homeopathic medicines can help relieve symptoms at every stage of the cold.