• Jenni

Focusing on Flu

Updated: Jun 10

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. The items mentioned have not been tested by the FDA. See your doctor if you having health care issues.


One of my favorite homeopathy teachers, Joette Calabrese, recently got the flu. This is how she helped support her body systems and keep her symptoms at bay.

1st Stage: Feeling something like a cold coming on – Use Aconite 200 and Bryonia 30 together - every 3 hours. If symptoms are very heavy, take every 15 minutes for 3-4 doses. Then back off to every 3-4 hours. After a while, you may be able to continue with just Bryonia.

Middle Stage: If a fever and achy joints begin, use Eupatorium 30 (or 200 if that’s what you have) – the same as above.

Late Stages: If it moves to grand fatigue, use Gelsemium 30 as described above.

After a time, if things are getting better, go to 4-6 hours. Keep using for 3-4 more weeks.

Additionally: If the person is fretting, has gut issues, and fatigue – use Arsenicum 200 (or 30).

Nux Vomica 30 (or 200) – often for men – with gastrointestinal, constipation, worries and concern about business.

All of these remedies are available at the Butterfly Express Discount website under Blessed Waters. Use the Search box to find them - their names are coded. (Coupon code: LuvMyButterfly


Read on to learn items from the Butterfly Express Grab N' Go Flu Kit -- including info on our favorites, and an explanation of Blessed Waters.

Below is a list of what this kit includes. Click here for an info sheet about all of these items.

Be sure to read the info sheet that goes with the flu kit. Lots of good information there!

Essential Oil Favorites

Because the flu often attacks the respiratory system in particular, I would turn first to my old standbys of Aspire and Breezey. But when things get worse, I would move on to Mariah and Stephanie. I use Deliverance on a daily basis, but when colds and flu are going around I rub some on my hands and then cup them over my face and breathe deeply to get it into my lungs and bronchial tubes. I do this especially when I'm on an airplane because you never know what germs are traveling through that confined space.

Life Force offers support against environmental elements, and I love Revitalize for supporting the lymph system and increasing inner strength. Inside Out is what I reply on for supporting digestive issues.

Blessed Waters

Blessed Waters carry names that have to be decoded. :-) Think of them like you would homeopathic remedies. I find them to be more helpful with health issues than just about anything else! In a nutshell, they are highly diluted substances that send signals to the brain to set the right measures in motion.

I use many different remedies and have made homeopathy a personal study. If you are interested in learning more, I recommend the Joette Calabrese Blog (https://joettecalabrese.com/category/blog/) and also Diane Timofay's 4-week course called Homeopathy Made Simple. Butterfly Express also has its own two books.

The main remedies I'm focusing on are shown below (with the potencies I generally use). It takes a little learning to know how to best use homeopathic remedies, but I use the 30c potencies twice a day (just a few drops) and the 200 once a day when symptoms are present. Stop using when symptoms diminish. These are just general guidelines that could get you started while you are learning more about remedies. It's a process!

Be sure to consult a medical professional for assistance.

Arsenica Album 30c - general flu support

Bryonia 30c - coughs and respiratory support

Gelsemium Sempervirens 30c - general flu support

Nux Vomica 200 - vomiting and digestive support

You can search for and buy these at my Butterfly Express discount website. Be sure to read Learning with LaRee next to the products you are considering.

Gelsemium is historically said to have been helpful during the Spanish flu of 1918, along with Byronia.

I can't really explain how the BE codes work, but here are some of the names with their counterparts to help you catch on:


Diarrhea #1 (BDCIARRH1)

Eupatorium Perfoliatum (BESUPATPERFC)

Gelsemium Sempervirens (BGSELSEMIUMSEMPC)

Veratrum Album (BVSERATALBC)


Tinctures are concentrated herbal concoctions - a great way to get vitamins and minerals from a natural, whole food source.

Some of my favorite supporting tinctures are IF (infection fighter), BP (blood pressure), Min (Minerals), and WC (wild cherry cough syrup) -- all available from Butterfly Express.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. The products have not been tested by the FDA. See your doctor if you having health care issues.


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