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Bioterrorism and Epidemics: Knowing Homeopathy Can Help Make the World a Less Scary Place

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

March 30th, 2014  |  64 Comments

Ebola Virus

Scanning electron micrograph of the Ebola RNA virus, the cause of hemorrhagic fever. Source: BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is much in the news these days with reports of its spread in Africa and a scare that the virus may have traveled to Canada (fortunately the tests came out negative). While this type of disease may seem far away from us now, bioterrorism is always a threat in today’s world, and with the ease of travel, it would not be difficult for a disease like Ebola to spread.

Knowledge of how to handle these types of more exotic illness is always worth learning.

In the case of Ebola, no conventional treatment or vaccine is available. Fortunately for us, homeopathy has great renown for its healing ability in epidemics.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe viral infection that is often fatal, sometimes within days. Symptoms include severe fever accompanied by muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea, and in severe cases, unstoppable bleeding and shutdown of vital organs.

Exposure to the Ebola virus usually comes through direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person or animal, the most common host being fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, which prompted Guinea Health Minister Remy Lamah to forbid consumption of bats in the area afflicted with the epidemic.

Other methods of transmission to humans include contact with wild animals, direct contact with the human’s blood, feces or sweat of an infected human and the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses. Up to two months after clinical recovery, the disease may still be transmitted to another through sexual contact.

The symptoms of Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers resemble those of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and viral hepatitis. In homeopathy, remedies are often chosen based on the symptom picture, so the remedies most often used for Ebola will be the same as for these other diseases.

The following remedies would be considered by a homeopath for any of the viral hemorrhagic fevers that match this symptom picture.

As a preventative if an outbreak happens nearby,  Crotalus horridus 30C, one dose daily, until the threat is out of the area is the method many homeopaths familiar with this disease suggest.

If a person is infected, the remedies most commonly used would be the following.  One dose every hour, but as the severity of the symptoms decrease,  frequency is reduced. If no improvement is seen after 6 doses,  a new remedy ought to be considered.

Crotalus horridus 30C – Is to be considered for when there is difficulty swallowing due to spasms and constriction of the throat, dark purplish blood, edema with purplish, mottled skin.

Bothrops 30C – Is the remedy to think of when nervous trembling, difficulty articulating speech, sluggishness, swollen puffy face, black vomiting are present

Lachesis mutus 30C ,– when there’s delirium with trembling and confusion, hemorrhaging in any area, consider this remedy. Often, the person cannot bear tight or constricting clothing or bandages and feels better from heat and worse on the left side.

Mercurius corrosivus 30C, For 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 mouth.

Secale cornutum 30c,– For thin, slow, painless oozing dark hemorrhage with offensive odor, cold skin and tingling in the limbs. The individual wants to be uncovered and feels WORSE from motion.

Echinacea 30C – For when there’s sepsis or blood poisoning, fetid smelling discharges and enlarged lymph nodes.

Homeopathy is an ideal medical stratagem for survivalists, homesteaders and anyone wanting to be self-reliant in any situation.

By having homeopathic remedies on hand and a little knowledge, self-sufficiency is achievable.

Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive to purchase and with proper storage, unused remedies will last for years, even a lifetime.

Homeopathy is elegant, safe, effective medicine that will help you keep your family safe and healthy.


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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.


64 thoughts on “Bioterrorism and Epidemics: Knowing Homeopathy Can Help Make the World a Less Scary Place”

  1. Cathy says:

    Thanks Joette for this important info! Great to know there are remedies for deadly animal – borne viruses. One of my friends is an epidemiologist and said there was no cure for Ebola but they’re working on a vaccine for the prevention of it. I don’t do vaccines but I began thinking maybe vaccinating is the only answer in situations like this. Homeopathy is amazing, it’s a shame that the victims in this case, I’m assuming, don’t have access to homeopathic remedies. Praying that will someday change.

  2. Debbie McMinn says:

    Yes, I definitely want to know about your upcoming course “The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy”.
    Thank you,

  3. Chuck says:

    I agree with you about being prepared for emergencies and disasters. I am eager to hear about your new course.

  4. Mina says:

    Is it necessary to use a specific individualized remedy for each sufferer, or would it be acceptable to choose one remedy that seems to fit the characteristics of an outbreak and use that one remedy for everyone in the area?

    1. I’d consider both.

      If the symptoms of an individual are compellingly similar to the remedy picture, it would make sense to consider them as primary.

      If however, the symptoms presenting are vague, then it might be reason to consider the community as a whole. and the genus epidemicus might be a more fruitful avenue.

  5. Cheli says:

    Wow, Joette, thank you so much for sharing these unusual and highly necessary remedies! Just pop ’em in my Christmas stocking, honey!

  6. Paula Gorgas says:

    Thanks very much for this important information. I’m filing it away, as usual.

  7. Liz says:

    Thank you – such important information!

  8. Mary-Ann says:

    I heard, not sure if it is true or not, that there are a couple cases of Polio going around. Would these remedies work for that as well? Are the two diseases related? Thanks in advance 🙂

  9. kruna maslackova says:

    tnx joette…

  10. Teresa Bressert says:

    Please put me on your list to receive information on your “Survivalist Guide”.

    Also, I will be traveling in Europe and Turkey. Is there a rememdy (ies) I should take with me for prophalactic use?

    I am happy to pay you for a response to my question.

    Thank you,

  11. Carla says:

    We are eager to hear of your teaching series mentioned above. Today as I watch the news of this deadly virus, I’m thankful for alternatives available in homeopathics.
    Thanks! Carla
    Ps… How will we be made aware of the course availability?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      As long as you receive my emails letting you know of the weekly blog, you’ll be given notice more than once. ‘So happy you’re interested.

  12. Jamie says:

    Hi Joette,

    Thanks for this and all of the other great info you’ve provided that makes all of us moms breathe a bit easier. Quick question on the Echinacea 30: Which do you recommend in this case? The Augustafolia or Purpurea?

    Thanks for all you do for us!


  13. Roz says:

    It’s great to see a homeopath standing up against the torrent of evidence from scientists and doctors and publishing what they believe. I was wondering if you or ANY homeopath has gone to or is preparing to go to West Africa to help treat the sufferers of the current Ebola outbreak. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been there from the start and currently has around 700 members working in the effected region. If you have the means at your disposal to potentially save thousands of people surely you should do anything that you can to help those people, publishing on the internet where anything can be published is not enough. I am sure that practitioners and users of homeopathy would be glad to provide expertise and funding for such a great cause which not only save thousands but also serve as a clear, undisputable evidence that homeopathy works.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I have an ongoing fellowship in Calcutta at the Pratip Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation for which I have worked for the last 2 years. I plan to return in Jan/Feb 2015 where we witness much suffering with equally devastating diseases and treat them with homeopathy exclusively. I hope that by then it will have not spread to India, but no matter, I will be working in the clinic seeing 100 patients per day, 6 days per week. I am not paid to do this and my expenses are my own. So certainly it would be lovely if an organization would fund homeopaths to do this work, but I’m unaware of one if it exists. The money is not behind the homeopaths.

  14. Phelix Edward says:

    Praise the Lord
    God Almighty has provided wonderful system of medicine in Homeopathy through Hahneman. I am a regular user of homeopathic remedies. It is high time that the governments relaise the gravity of the situation not only concerning ebola but many other diseases and promote homeopathy remedies to the masses on large scale in the same manner they have been doing about HIV/AIDS-pouring millions of dollars.
    Pray God help those infected and the epidemic be arrested soon.
    Thank you for your article.

  15. Mary-Ann says:

    Is there a remedy for West Nile virus? Thank you in advance 🙂

  16. dr.lakhan choudhary says:

    Thanks for great knowledge

  17. Nuzul Adzwan says:

    For those homeopaths whom are risking their lives to help ebola victims in Africa , you have my two thumbs up and utmost respect ! we know homeopathy works and we’ve seen it. Sad to see soo many sceptics out there especially those with lots of money #sob and we know homeopathy is the solution, cheap and quick.

    1. Sharon says:

      Nuzul, saw your post. What are homeopathic ways to fight ebola?

  18. Sharon says:

    I’d like to buy, physically, a book….printed material, of your homeopathic remedies. I will be losing internet; lost job two years ago and need to end all unnecessary expenses. IS THIS POSSIBLE to buy a “hard copy” of a book you have for the remedies you provide and for what is treated with each? I bought your 100 pc kit, small samples.
    Please, wd truly prefer that. Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Samples!? Those are not samples. I purchased that same kit for my family of 5 plus animals and live stock about 17 years ago and I’ve still not run out. You need to learn how to use that incredible, life-saving kit. BY the way, it is the ultimate 1st aid kit and I don’t go on any road trip or all the way to India without it.

      To purchase my educational products in hard copy, you may download them or call my office for hard copies.

  19. Sharon says:

    Do you also have a kit for emergencies….and not having access to medical care?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      THe 100 remedy kit we sell carries many emergency remedies.

  20. Sharon says:

    What is recommended for treating ebola (from homeopathic remedy)…if anything? Really would like to know, please….and what/where to purchase items.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      WHen you read an article on line and there is font that is in blue or is highlighted, that means it is a link to another site. In my articles I include blue or highlighted remedy words that take you to a site where you can purchase that particular remedy. Just click on it.

  21. Sharon says:

    Thank you Joette for getting back on my issues. I am slowly learning about homeopathy among other things. I have been very healthy, thanking the Lord, these last few years (aside from damage to discs in my back lifting heavy items on my own for so many years), for what I have learned and implementing thru a younger sister’s knowledge, etc. She shared your site with me, and others. I do access your links in articles; I do not have a printer and prefer hard copies of things. Will call your office for a couple I would like.

  22. Carolyn says:

    Please add me to your email list. Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Will do. And pls. pass along the articles I write on my blog to those who may benefit.

  23. Charise Cole says:

    What is the typical dosing for Crotalus Horridus 30c? Is it the dosing that’s listed on the side of the bottle? The bottle we bought says to take 4, three times a day? Also, are there any known side effects for Crotalus Horridus?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The frequency of dosing is covered in the article. The number of pills for one dose is stated on the bottle. Homeopathy does not have side effects, however it is medicine and if taken injudiciously can cause unwanted symptoms. Don’t take any homeopathics unless they’re warranted and use according to specific protocols.

  24. Charise says:

    There are two forms of homeopathic echinacea…Angustifolia and Purpurea. Which form is this article referring to?

    1. Charise says:

      There are also two forms of Bothrops: Bothrops atrox (Common Lancehead) and Bothrops lanceolatus (Martinican pit viper). Which one, or does it matter?

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        Its Bothrops lanceolatus.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Echinacea angustifolia is the remedy. The reason I don’t write out the full name is because I link to the purchase of it in each of my blogs, but you’ve got me thinking that its a good idea to write it out fully. Thanks for the prompt.

  25. wife21mom25 says:

    Thank you for posting this article. After yesteray’s news about Ebola here in DFW (where my family lives) I remembered your article & ordered the crotalus horridus. Enough for 7 of us for a few months. Hope it gets here soon. You are a blessing.

  26. Holly says:

    I live in the DFW area, too.
    I ordered the crota us remedy but wonder at what point to actually dole it out as a preventive for my family? Also, is calc carb 30 daily advised or will calc carb 1m once a week do the trick?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Holly! I hope all is well with you and your family. when sobering illness has come to my neck of the woods, I waited until the threat was closer than simply in the vaccinity. For example whooping cough. Given that your family member is in the medical field, you might consider using the protocol sooner rather than later.

      Calc carb 30 daily, or CC 200, eoD is probably best chosen for children and eoD for adults.

  27. Jean Ann Patterson says:

    Hi Joette,
    Would the Crotalus address the fever, vomiting, abdominal pains, and diarrhea. These are the symptoms that the news is reporting the Ebola victim was displaying.

    Thank you,
    Jean Ann

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, it covers these symptoms. See if you can find a materia medica on line that is rather extensive (which means that each remedy is fleshed out over a minimum of 2 pages) It will give you the depth and breadth of the remedy picture.

  28. Jean Ann Patterson says:

    Thank you Joette,
    Found it. http://www.homeoint.org/kent/c/crot-h-kn3.htm

    I like this site it has a lot of good references.

    Jean Ann

  29. Carola says:

    Thank you Joette for being ahead of the curve! This was prophetic. I knew the media would start spinning something when I received an email about an ebola vaccine earlier this year…now ebola has magically reached our shores.

  30. Charise Cole says:

    Just so you know there are no links of where to purchase the echinacea or Bothrops.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You’re right. I had to go back and check. The reason we didn’t include a link for those two remedies is because Amazon didn’t offer one. When this happens, you will have to go to other sites such as ABC Homeopathy or Helios in England. I don’t like to link to ABC Homeopathy because they are not supportive of the Banerjis. My apologies for the inconvenience.

  31. Lee Noonan says:

    Have you–or has anyone in the field–narrowed a genus epidemicus for the current outbreak of ebola? If so, is it different than crot hor?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve not learned of one, but in your search, if you find someone who has found it, pls return back to me so I can post it.

  32. LuAnn says:

    Thank you for this valuable information. One question, though, for the bothrops, which one of the following should we order:

    Bothrops atrox (Common Lancehead)
    Bothrops lanceolatus (Martinican pit viper)

    God bless!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:


      1. LuAnn says:

        Thank you for your reply. I apologize that I did not see that it had been answered in a previous post.

  33. Laney says:

    Hi Joette!
    I’m so grateful for this post! I’ll be ordering the remedies you mentioned but have a concern as to how I would treat any of my family members in our home when Ebola spreads so easily? I have two small children who pass viruses to each other, and me, very quickly! How would I contain Ebola if it’s in our home without everyone else getting it?
    Thank you!

  34. I think I know the answer, but I need to me sure. Can a mom spread ebola to her baby through breathily, or could that be the babies saving grace. Thank you

  35. Breast milk through breast milk

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I am not an expert on the potential methods of contamination.

  36. Keri Ann Conlon says:

    Please keep me informed a
    regarding workshop on this issue.thank you

  37. Krystal says:

    Is there a special ‘tonic’ that you would recommend that have all of these in it? Wondering if it’s possible to buy all of these together or if you could recommend where to buy all of these, and is it ok to give to kids 5 and under?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      These remedies are medicine and should not be considered tonics. They would be used only when needed as per the instructions I review in the article. Allow me to emphasize, that the only way remedies can be considered relatively safe is if they are used judiciously and only when absolutely necessary. If they are used correctly, age is not a concern.

      If you click on the remedy in blue font, it will take you to the site where you can make your purchase.

  38. Margaret says:

    Hi Joette, I read your other blog on Ebola, where you listed other remedies. What strength would you need for Cinnebaris, Millefolim, Baptista, China and Sulphuric Acid. You are doing a great job! I hope your work continues to spread throughout the United States.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t have specifics but if it were for my family, I’d use it in the same potency and frequency as for Crotalus horr.

      Thanks for the encouraging words.

  39. Janey Blackburn says:

    Dear Joette.
    All the sensational news is creating ignorant panic and distress. Your information is valuable and God sent. I personally have always consulted a Homeopath, my mother before me, my grandmother before her, and would always advocate this approach for a healthy body and mind. It is not my place to say what other people do, however, in this scenario, I urge everyone to consult a homeopath.

  40. ARTU says:

    Hello Thank you very much for providing this information Ebola has taken away a life fairly close to me I wanted to know if to know if one of the herbs is suffice or should we be taking each of these herbs.

    Thank you very much

    1. ARTU says:

      Hello I wanted to know should we opting for pills or herbs. Thank You 🙂

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        I’m afraid I don’t understand your question.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Perhaps you have homeopathy confused with botanicals or herbs. I write about homeopathy.

      I will not advise readers as to what to do, only report on what I have available to me via my homeopathy books. However, it is not prudent to use all homeopathic remedies specific to a condition or illness at the same time unless there is educated justification.

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