Boiron's Quit Snoring CareKit helps eliminate the various causes of snoring such as post nasal drip, nasal congestion, hacking and overindulgence. Quit Snoring CareKit contains three homeopathic medicines including Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal) for post nasal drip, Kali bichromicum (Kalium) for nasal congestion, and Nux vomica (poison nut) for snoring.
Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal):
Goldenseal has recently gained a reputation as a herbal antibiotic and immune system enhancer . Traditionally it was used for treatment of inflammatory conditions of the mucus membranes, especially those of the digestive system. It’s traditional uses include treatment of peptic ulcers, gastritis, dyspepsia and colitis. It has proven its value in cases of diarrhea, haemorrhoids and habitual constipation. It is said to stimulate appetite and generally have a toning effect on the whole body. It is also said to be effective for treatment of catarrhal conditions of the upper respiratory tract and inflammations of the urinary tract. Its astringent properties have also been employed in cases of excessive menstruation and internal bleeding. It has a stimulating effect on the uterine muscles for which it is sometimes used as an aid in childbirth. However, since this effect can be very powerful and thus quite painful, it is not recommended to attempt this treatment without the supervision of a midwife skilled in the use of herbal remedies. Externally, a wash can be prepared to treat skin conditions such as eczema and ringworm, as well as wounds and badly healing sores, or used as drops in cases of earache and conjunctivitis. The decoction is also said to be effective as a douche to treat trichomonas and thrush. As a gargle it can be employed in cases of gum infections and sore throats.
Kali Bichromicum (Kalium):
Kali bich. is usually given for complaints affecting the mucous membranes, especially in the nose, throat, vagina, urethra, and stomach. It is an important remedy for conditions with excessive mucus, colds that turn into sinus congestion with pressure and fullness in the nose, and glue ear (fluid in the middle ear), with a sensation of fullness in the ear.
It is also used to treat joint problems with rheumatic pain that appears and disappears suddenly, moves around the affected part rapidly, and is aggravated by a sudden change to hot weather. Digestive disorders, such as nausea and vomiting of yellow mucus, also benefit from Kali bich.
Migraines, which start at night, or are better from firm pressure at the root of the nose but worse bending over, are eased by this remedy.
When ill, people who need Kali bich. are chilly and extremely sensitive to the cold. However, they feel worse in hot summer weather.
Nux vomica (Poison Nut):
Nux is pre-eminently the remedy for many of the conditions incident to modern life. The typical Nux patient is rather thin, spare, quick, active, nervous, and irritable. He does a good deal of mental work; has mental strains and leads a sedentary life, found in prolonged office work, overstudy, and close application to business, with its cares and anxieties. This indoor life and mental strain seeks stimulants, coffee, wine, possibly in excess; or, again, he hopes to quiet his excitement, by indulging in the sedative effects of tobacco, if not really a victim, to the seductive drugs, like opium, etc. These things are associated with other indulgences; at table, he takes preferably rich and stimulating food; wine and women play their part to make him forget the close application of the day. Late hours are a consequence; a thick head, dyspepsia, and irritable temper are the next day's inheritance. Now he takes some cathartic, liver pills, or mineral water, and soon gets into the habit of taking these things, which still further complicate matters. Since these frailties are more yielded to by men than women. Nux is pre-eminently a male remedy. These conditions, produce an irritable, nervous system, hypersensitive and over-impressionable, which Nux will do much to soothe and calm. Especially adapted to digestive disturbances, portal congestion, and hypochondrical states depending thereon. Convulsions, with consciousness; worse, touch, moving. Zealous fiery temperament. Nux patients are easily chilled, avoid open air, etc. Nux always seems to be out of tune; inharmonious spasmodic action.
Decimal designation is X.
Centesimal designation is C.
Millesimal designation is M.
DECIMAL - potency based on the ratio of 1 part substance to 10 parts dilution. Designated with a X (in Europe designated with a D) after the remedy name. X potencies are considered low potencies. X potency is often used for children, sudden illness and first aid treatment.
CENTESIMAL - potency based on the ratio of 1 part substance to 99 parts dilution. Designated with a C (or left blank in Europe) after the remedy name. C potencies are considered medium potencies. C potency is often used for seasonal problems and chronic conditions.
MILLESIMAL - potency based on the ratio of 1 part substance to 1000 parts dilution. Designated with a M after the remedy name. M potencies are considered high potencies. M potency is used by practitioners for constitutional treatment.
MOTHER TINCTURE- the original standardized preparation of a substance from which homeopathic potencies are made.