We are a family that has always preferred a homeopathic approach to treating illness. Some homeopathy is simply tried and true "home remedies" like apple cider vinegar to treat things like colds and allergies or ginger for an upset stomach. The actual definition of homeopathic medicines is therapeutically active micro-doses of mineral, botanical and biological substances. Homeopathy has been used for more than 200 years by millions of patients in more than 65 countries and is recommended by more than 400,000 healthcare providers. Homeopathic drugs are generally considered a very safe alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. They rarely contain side effects and don't have drug interaction problems.

We've used homeopathic drugs with our children for everything from teething to colds, ear aches to pink eye, stomach aches to coughs and we've always had immense success with all the homeopathy we've used. There are several trusted brands that we use but, one company that we are absolutely loyal to is Boiron.

Boiron manufactures more than 800 homeopathic medicines that are approved by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of United States. Eighty of their medicines are available through most health food stores and specialized pharmacies like Walgreens. Others can be ordered through a pharmacist or health food store specialist.

One of our most loved medicines from Boiron is their Chestal Honey Cough Syrup. The active ingredients in this honey tasting syrup (which the kids love) are natural ingredients that help loosen mucus, relieve dry cough, barking cough, tickling cough, wet cough, croupy cough and hacking cough. I love that this is a natural product that will relieve so many different kinds of cough. I love that my kids don't mind taking it when they need it. I love the safety and knowing that I'm not giving my kids dangerous otc medicine. I also love that it absolutely works.

We've recently tried two new medicines from Boiron that we'd never tried before. Coldcalm and Oscillococcinum are both such amazing products that we've permanently added them to our arsenal of homeopathic treatments. Coldcalm dissolvable tablets are for minor colds and relieve sneezing, runny nose, congestion, sinus pain, headaches associated with colds, nasal discharge, sore throat associated with colds and the loss of taste and smell associated with colds. During the month of December, I let myself get very rundown doing all the holiday brewhaha. Our weather was constantly changing and my allergies were going haywire. I took Coldcalm one night, along with my regular dosage of apple cider vinegar and was blown away with how much better I felt, both immediately and the next day.

Oscillococcinum is Boiron's treatment for flu-like symptoms. Like the other products from Boiron, it's manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with specifications of the HPUS, as well as drug Good Manufacturing Practices. The active ingredients greatly reduce flu-like symptoms. And, like the other products, it really works.

When illness strikes, whether mild or severe, my first recommendation for myself, my family, my friends and everyone else is to reach for a tried and true homeopathic treatment. Not only do they work, the comfort of knowing how safe they are helps to de-stress which, in my opinion, promotes healing. Homeopathic medicines do not mask symptoms, like many otc medicines. Boiron is a trusted name in homeopathic medicines and, based on their company and what my family has experienced with their products, I would absolutely recommend them to anyone.

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Check the Boiron USA website for where to buy online and in store and get homeopathic medicines for treating illnesses and ailments from indigestion to menstrual cramps, flu symptoms to burns, sleeplessness to teething and so many things in between. You'll also find valuable information regarding homeopathic medicine.

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*I am not a medical professional. These are my opinions and based on information from the Boiron USA website. Not intended to be medical advice.