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All homeopathic remedies
are safe, non-toxic and are manufactured under strict
Homeopathic Pharmacopeia guidelines.
The symptoms that arise with early EVD are typical to
viral infections such as influenza.
Complaints of chills, fever higher than 101.5F
or 38.6C and significant fatigue and tiredness, which commonly takes
the person to bed.
There are skin complaints such as flat or slightly
raised rash on the face, trunk and arms.
After this initial influenza like illness, on day 5-7,
more GI and musculoskeletal symptoms develop. Here are the
muscle aches, joint pain and severe headache.
GI complaints, such as loss of appetite,
abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, severe watery diarrhea ensue.
Respiratory complaints, such as sore throat,
difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath and chest pain are often
What is Ebola Virus? Ebola is spread by contact with bodily fluids
such as blood, vomit, diarrhea, saliva. It also seems to be transmitted by
eating animals which carry the virus as a reservoir; fruit bats are implicated
in the current West Africa epidemic of 2014, although monkeys, gorillas, and
some other animals can be carriers. Objects coming in contact with such
fluids such as utensils, cooking materials, cups, glasses, needles, etc. can
carry the virus from an infected person. This is why health workers wear
garments to ward off any splattering, and gloves to create a barrier for
absolutely necessary. Ebola sufferers are so wiped out that they can barely even
sit up in bed. Isolation and quarantine are crucial, not only for personal care,
but to prevent spread to family members and community.
Ebola a member of the filovirus family, a hemorrhagic fever, is
very much in the news these days with reports of its spread and over 800 deaths
in Africa with concerns that this filovirus may travel globally. While this
viral disease may seem far away at present, with the ease of travel, it would
not be difficult for the Ebola virus to spread. As homeopathic nurses we should
be aware of how to recognize and handle the signs and symptoms during any
In the case of the spread of the Ebola filovirus, no conventional
type of treatment or vaccine is available. Fortunately, homeopathy's history is
greatly renown for its healing ability in such epidemics. Such as the great
Spanish Flu epidemic, which was an Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which is often
fatal, sometimes within days. Symptoms include severe fever accompanied by
muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea, and in severe cases, unstoppable
bleeding ending in shutdown of vital organs.
Exposure to the virus usually comes through direct contact
with the blood or secretions of an infected person or animal. The disease
may be transmitted to another through sexual contact up to two months after
clinical recovery. In homeopathy, remedies are often chosen based on the symptom
picture, thus the remedies most often used for Ebola will be most likely the
same as for other disease symptoms that have mirrored the past for stopping
The comforting news is
that there are homeopathic remedies that mirror the filovirus symptoms and one
of the five major remedies, Crotalus horridus, is at a 95% match and saved 80%
of the people during the Spanish flu pandemic.
With a mere handful of homeopathic remedies the homeopathic
medical community staunchly stuck by their confidence in their science, and were
able to vanquish the most dreadful influenza epidemic to ever sweep the world in
human memory. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that, should the world
face another flu pandemic, like the one in 1918, modern homeopathic medicine
can, and will do so again.
Special regards to the following doctors for coming up with the similars
of the remedies listed below:
Dr. Gail Derin who studied the symptoms of Ebola Zaire, the most deadly
of the three that can infect human beings. Dr. Vickie Menear, M.D. and
homeopath, who found that the remedy that most closely fit the symptoms of the
1914 "flu" virus, Crolatus horridus,
also fits the Ebola virus nearly 95% symptom-wise!
swallowing due to spasms and constriction in the throat. Tongue can be fiery
red, smooth and polished (compare with Pyrogen) and very swollen. In
diarrhea the stools are black, thin and offensive. Emesis looks like coffee
grounds. Dark, purple colored blood that will not coagulate, bleeding from
any part of the body including the eyes, gums, nose and the sweat. Offensive
discharges. Edema with purplish, mottled skin, late in the disease the
person may turn yellow. Photophobia. Sepsis. Blood boils. Severe
prostration, the pulse may be scarcely felt. This remedy has an affinity
with the right side. Cannot lie on the right side or back without vomiting.
Affinity to jaundice.
Bothrops Lanceolatus (Prophlyatic) For retinal hemorrhage and from all orfices, pulmonary embolus, worse on
right side, black vomit, cold sweat, trembling, canít talk, photophobia
sunlight, one side paralysis. Nervous trembling, difficulty articulating
speech, sluggishness, swollen, puffy face and black vomiting. There is
thrombosis causing neurological phenomena like strokes and bleeding from all
orifices. Blindness, especially in daytime. Fever with shivering followed
by very profuse cold sweat. This remedy has an affinity with the right
may prove to be an excellent match for the presentation of hemorrhagic ebola.
The proving brought out a state of anxiety followed by fear of impending,
especially incurable disease.
there is a septic state developing, blood poisoning, fetid smelling
discharges and enlarged lymph nodes. Profound prostration, very weak and
tired. Severe headache. The brain seems too large. White coating of the
tongue with red edges, bed sores. Blood follows the stool.
Look for delirium with trembling and confusion. The
person may talk too much. Tongue dry, black and trembling. Lots of profuse
hemorrhaging from any where in the body, the blood is dark and does not
easily clot, great sensitivity to touch, often tight clothing cannot be
tolerated especially around the neck, the person feels better for heat and
worse on the left side. Disease begins on the left side then goes to the
right side. Perspiration is cold and stains yellow, and it may be bloody.
For hemorrhage where there is bright red gushing
blood from any where in the body and profuse watery diarrhea. Longing for
cold food and drinks but as soon as water becomes warm in the stomach it is
thrown up. Perspiration has the odor of sulphur. Aggravation in the evening
before midnight and lying on the left or painful side. People in a Phos
state tend to have a lot of anxiety and fear especially at night.
Use when the well chosen homeopathic remedy fails to
improve symptoms. Great restlessness, the bed feels hard and the person
feels bruised and sore. The stool is large and black and carrion like and
the pulse is abnormally rapid and out of proportion to the temperature.
remedy is indicated for dysentery and persistent tenesmus of the rectum that
is not better by passing stool. The stool is bloody, slimy and offensive.
Tenesmus of the bladder, burning, hot urine, bloody or brown. Scanty or
suppressed urine. Copious bleeding, better when lying on the back with the
knees bent up, delirium, headache with burning cheeks, photophobia, black
swollen lip, metallic, bitter or salt taste in the mouth.
Affinity to bleeding mucous surfaces and it has a particular affinity to
inflammation of the kidneys following acute disease with dark, passive,
fetid hemorrhage. The urine may be scanty and suppressed and smell of
violets, constant tenesmus. The tongue may be dry, red sore, burning in the
tip, with prominent papillae. The breath is cold and foul. In fever, heat
with violent thirst with cold, clammy sweat. Choking sensation in the
throat. Nausea and vomiting. Difficult breathing and bloody expectoration
from the lungs.
For the collapsed state. The face is pale, pinched and
sunken. Diarrhea is profuse, watery, putrid and brown. It is discharged with
great force, exhausting, painless and involuntary. The person may crave
acids and lemonade despite the diarrhea. Urine may be pale, watery or bloody
or it may be suppressed. Thin, slow, painless, dark oozing of blood with
offensive, putrid odor. Tingling in the limbs. White cold extremities,
painful, as in Raynaudís phenomenon. The person wants to be uncovered
although the skin feels very cold to touch, (compare with Camphor) they feel
worse from heat and from any motion.
Calendula Tincture Wash:
To a 2 quart bowel of water add 1
dropper of calendula tincture. This may be used as a soak, wash or
poultice for inflamed sores that are not healing. This creates an
aseptic field and can be helpful with open sores that develop with Rbola
virus. Can also clean skin. Can use as a spray.
Potency of remedy:
This depends on the severity of
symptoms and the strength of the vital force. Consider a 200C potency
to start if the person was healthy before the outbreak.
beginning stages - difficult to distinguish between flu symptoms,
malaria, some other malady or the Ebola virus.
high septic states
102 - 104 F
high, sudden onset
high to 105 F
begins in hands and arms
face - hot, pale
body - cold
tongue coated white
face red, dull
sore all over
beings in hands and arms
red face, severe h/a
dullness of mind
in a world of his own
delirium, rages, changeable
thirst for small sips
great muscular soreness
right sided headache;
hands and feet icy cold
face and body hot
craves lemons, lemonade
ulcers on heels
decubitus (bed sores)
stiffness and pain
sore and bruised
joints red and swollen
red streaks radiating
ulcers corrosive with
livid (black and blue) spots
all over body and limbs
putrid ulcers and stupor
low delirium and prostrations
dry and hot
red eruptions like scarlatina
suddenly spreading boils, suppurative wounds
remedies below areforsymptomsasthe
disease process progresses.
is said to progress very quickly,
so the remedy may change daily. Watch the symptoms carefully,
change remedies as needed.