The homeopathic remedy sabadilla is widely used by homeopaths for the treatment of sinus congestion and allergies, especially those resembling hay fever. One of the guiding symptoms indicating its use is spasmodic, repeated sneezing with nasal discharge, according to Dr. William Boericke, in his "Materia Medica with Repertory." In addition, the remedy is useful for treating profuse tearing accompanied by a copious, watery discharge from the nose. If sabadilla does not relieve symptoms after several doses over the period of a week, another remedy may be indicated. Consult with a homeopathic practitioner for guidance.
Choose the correct potency of sabadilla. Homeopathic remedies are available from health food stores or through online homeopathic pharmacies. Most available remedies in these locations will range in potency from 6X to 30C, with several potencies in between, according to the University of Michigan Health System. Consult with the homeopathy specialist at the health food store or a homeopath if you need help choosing the correct potency.
Take a single does of Sabadilla. A single dose consists of either one pillule or pellet from the container, or you can take a liquid dose. Dissolve one pillule or pellet in 2 oz. water and gently stir to mix. Take a single sip or 1 tsp. from the glass. Most homeopaths suggest taking a single dose and waiting to see the response.
Wait at least 30 minutes to see the response, observing whether the symptoms improve, stay the same or get worse. If the symptoms get worse initially, it may indicate a homeopathic aggravation. This signifies that the remedy is working but is too strong for the person. Continue to wait and allow additional time before taking other action.
Discontinue the remedy if improvement occurs or if there is an aggravation. If the aggravation continues for more than one day, contact a homeopath for instructions regarding adjusting the dose and whether to repeat the remedy.
Repeat the remedy if signs of improvement lag or if the original symptoms return.
Continue repeating the sabadilla as long as the original symptoms are present, but the patient is experiencing incremental improvement. It may be necessary to adjust the potency or dose over time to eradicate the condition entirely.
Select a different remedy if new symptoms appear or there is no improvement from the sabadilla. Look in a homeopathic first-aid book for another remedy if you are self-treating. Call a homeopathic practitioner for guidance if you are confused or the first-aid book does not indicate an appropriate remedy.
- "Materia Medica and Repertory"; William Boericke; 1987
- University of Michigan Health System: Allergies and Sensitivities -- Homeopathic Remedies