Aconitum Napellus: If your flu symptoms come on suddenly, if you experience chills, fever, anxiety or become agitated Aconitum napellus is the remedy for you. Aconitum state is usually a result of an exposure to dry, cold wind while in perspiration or getting wet and it is marked by a high fever, great thirst and restlessness.
Gelsemium: The most prominent features of this remedy are drowsiness, sleepiness and fatigue. Patients who need this remedy can experience a great heaviness and tiredness in the body and limbs, and they feel completely exhausted. The pace of the remedy is very different from Aconitum, the onset is slow, and sometimes it will take a few days for the flu symptoms to appear.
Bryonia: This is one of the most common homeopathic flu remedies with characteristic picture of muscle aches, dry cough and headache, all of which gets worse with motion, so the patient is trying to stay still. Combine these symptoms with chills, thirst and great irritability and you will never miss this remedy.
Arsenicum Album: The most characteristic symptom of this remedy is the onset of illness in the middle of the night, especially between 1 and 2 am. The symptoms might include chilliness and thirst, diarrhea and vomiting, along with restlessness and irritability. These patients will often have a watery nose discharge that is excoriating, which will make the skin around the nose red and inflamed.
When taken within 48 hours after onset of symptoms, Oscillococcinum has been shown to shorten the duration of flu symptoms. Homeopaths have giving this remedy since 1925, and now it is available over the counter at any pharmacy store.