Single Medicines Can Aid Your Flu Recovery

Last updated on July 21st, 2022 at 02:32 pm

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With flu running rampant across the country, Oscillococcinum is your go-to homeopathic medicine for relief of flu-like symptoms like body aches, fever, chills, headache, and fatigue.* However, there are a number of additional single homeopathic medicines to help relieve your symptoms.

Christophe Merville, director of Education and Pharmacy Development at Boiron, recommends the following singles that address a variety of flu-related symptoms that can be used in conjunction with Oscillococcinum or on their own:

  • Gelsemium sempervirens 30C helps relieve flu-like symptoms with headaches at the back of the head, trouble focusing with the eyes, trembling, chills, and general weakness.* You can take 5 pellets 3 times a day.
  • Rhus toxicodendron 30C can help with flu-like symptoms with constant agitation to decrease body aches as well as cold sores.* Take 5 pellets 3 times a day.
  • Bryonia 30C may be your answer when the slightest motion hurts and you prefer to stay immobile in your bed. Another indicator would be an intense thirst for large quantities of cold water and having a dry mouth. Bryonia will also address a painful, dry cough.* The recommended dosage is 5 pellets taken 3 times a day.
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum 6C can help with pain in the “bones” or a feeling of crushed bones and stiffness that gets worse when you move. It also helps with fever that gets worse in the morning and painful ocular globes that are sensitive to pressure and movement.* Take 5 pellets of Eupatorium 3 times a day.
  • Aconitum napellus 6C is indicated for a high fever of sudden onset (red face and no sweating). You may also feel agitated and anxious.* You can take 5 pellets every 2 hours and then decrease with improvement.
  • Belladonna 6C is indicated for a high fever of sudden onset that fluctuates during the day. If you have profuse sweating, red face, intense thirst, dry mouth, sensitivity to light and noise, and feel restless, this medicine may provide some relief.* You can take 5 pellets every 2 hours and then decrease with improvement.
  • If you’re getting over the flu but still feel fatigued or have a lingering cough,* try taking 5 pellets of Sulphur iodatum 30C twice a day for 8 days.


To explore more flu-like symptoms, consult the Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder available on or download for free from the app store.

* These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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16 thoughts on “Single Medicines Can Aid Your Flu Recovery”

  1. Hello! I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant and was wondering if there was a homeopathic single medicine I could take? Or if any were okay to safe and which dilutions? Everyone in my house is sick and they’re taking a few but I wasn’t sure if I could, specifically as a preventative. Thanks in advance!!


    1. Hi Cassi, sorry to hear that your household is feeling under the weather. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we reccommend you ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including Boiron homeopathic medicines. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, they can contact us at 1-800-BOIRON-1.

    1. Hi Victoria, you can take homeopathic medicines together at the same if needed. There are no interactions between them or with other medications or supplements you may be taking. Hope that helps!

  2. I just came home from a trip to Cabo, after spending 7 days in the sun, I have a bad heat rash all over my arms, I started taking Rhus tox 5 tablets, 3 times a day, I’m on day three, it seems the rash is starting to fade, wondering if there was anything to take in addition to this?

    1. Hi Lauri, yes there are some other options for heat rash depending on your symptoms. If the rash is still very hot and painful, Belladonna 30C is indicated. Apis mellifica 30C can provide relief if the rash is raised and puffy or swollen. Urtica urens is another solution if the skin is itchy and the feels worse after contact with water. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. I have been taking your Arnica Montana 30c pills and they work great! Thank you. I’m going to do a Keto diet, so I need to learn if there is any sugar in the Arnica Montana tablets. Can’t seem to find an easy to read ingredient list. (I’m older and can’t read tiny print!)
    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Karla, there is a small amount of sugar (lactose) in the Arnica 30C pellets, but it’s unlikely to have any affect on blood sugar levels. There is 250 mg of sugar per dose (5 pellets), which is equal to about a quarter of a single carb count. If you’re taking 3 doses a day as indicated on the tube directions, the total is less than full carb. We also offer Arnica in cream and gel formulas with the same pain-relieving action you can apply to your skin. Hope this helps!

  4. Hi there! Do you offer a book/ catalogue of all your available supplements and their uses? That would be amazing!

  5. Many websites state that you carry Agraius muscarius. I can’t seem to find it on you list of single remedies.

    Thank you,

    1. Hello Kathleen, yes we do carry Agaricus muscarius in a variety of dilutions. You can special order this medicine at your local independent health food store or purchase online at Call us at 1-800-BOIRON-1 if you need help or more information, thanks!

  6. What is the best method to take the pellets? We’ve been told at times, to wait an hour before and after eating and to place them under your tongue.

    I can find no specific directions. What do you recommend?



    1. Hi Karen, there’s no need to withhold food or water when taking homeopathic medicines. Just place them in under your to melt and make sure your mouth is clean and free of any coatings, food matter, or strong flavors (like peppermint or coffee) as it can affect the absorption of the medicine. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for lots more on how to take and other information.

    1. Hi Myranda, most single homeopathic medicines are available in several dilutions. The letter indicates which dilution process was chosen, while the number indicates how many times that dilution process was used, and consequently, which symptoms the medicine is meant to treat. Here’s a quick guide to using homeopathic medicines: Low dilutions, such as 6X or 6C, will relieve local symptoms — symptom you can point a finger at (e.g., an insect bite or bruise). Medium dilutions, such as 12X, 9C or 12C, will relieve general symptoms—more than one symptom in more than one location (e.g.,, muscle aches and pains). High dilutions, such as 30X or 30C, will relieve general symptoms — more than one symptom in more than one location with possible behavioral or emotional symptoms (e.g., a very high fever and chills, accompanied by agitation or sleeplessness). If a person has the right medicine, no matter what the dilution, he will see a lessening of symptoms. For most medicines, choosing the right dilution is merely fine tuning. It may be helpful for you to use the Boiron Medicine Finder at to decide which medicines/dilutions are best to relieve your symptoms. Thank you!

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