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We Can Do This … Mother-to-Mother, Family-to-Family

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH

April 3rd, 2020  |  29 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


What I’m offering you is not a definitive answer on how to treat viruses. Many of my colleagues from around the world with whom I’m in contact have different solutions to viruses and colds based on symptoms — which is, indeed, the best way to approach this matter. 

There are likely many viruses that are circling the world, each with its own set of symptoms. This may or may not be the reason that there is not one, singular genus epidemicus.

At this juncture, this is a list of medicines that I’ve had the most success with as I’ve honed my selection based on cases and personal experience — as well as reports from you.

This may or may not act, and it may act in some areas of the world and not in others. As I (we) learn more, I’ll keep you updated.

I’m not a physician; I’m a teacher. You are not a patient, but a student. This is not a substitute for medical care.



My family (my husband, my three sons and I) had all been sick. We don’t know what it was. We stayed at home and weren’t tested. But it really didn’t matter. We were able to handle whatever it was we had — on our own, with homeopathy.

Quickly. Effectively.

Without side effects. Inexpensively. Many of my clients, students and followers have been in touch with me and are reporting that they’ve been able to do the same thing.

Regardless of which microorganism was behind our illness, homeopathic medicines worked well for us. Now, I can’t say this information won’t change as the microorganisms move their way through society. But as of this writing, this is what I have consistently seen to be successful for both my family and many of my clients.

At the first onset of a virus with typical cold symptoms, the Banerji Protocol for cold and cough of Aconitum 200 mixed together in the mouth with Bryonia 30 has proved to be very powerful. We used it every 15 minutes or so for the first 3-4 doses and then backed off to every 3-4 hours. As we began feeling better, the frequency slowed to every 5-6 hours (and so on).

Why is this such a winning combination? Aconitum (Aconite) is for quick onset (as well as addressing pneumonia), and Bryonia is good for flu, colds and lung infections. After a few days, Gelsemium 30 alone may be used in the same fashion.

If the illness starts with aches and fever, I use Eupatorium 30 in the same fashion.

My illness began with crushing fatigue, so I used Gelsemium 30 (also taken in the same manner).

My husband found success against his virus with Thuja 30. Thuja is an excellent fit because it is specific for viruses. It’s also the Banerji’s current recommendation — as of this writing — for prophylactic use. 

When the illness includes fretting, angst and gut issues, my choice is Arsenicum album 200 (again, taken in the same manner).

Similarly, Nux vomica 30 or 200 has shown success — especially among men —when the illness includes gut issues, constipation and abundant concern about business.

We may have started with these, but I observed as the stages of each particular illness progressed, I changed remedies to fit the presenting symptoms.

In my husband’s and my case, we were feeling better and then something of a relapse occurred.

My lungs were feeling cottony — almost like bronchitis. I chose Antimonium tart 200, which addressed my condition elegantly.

It’s not a common choice, but it worked for me. Ant tart can also be used in conditions including loss of taste and smell — such as one of my sons experienced.

You must read your materia medicas to understand the action of each remedy better so you, too, can make well-advised choices for your family as the illness evolves.

And remember in regard to potency: use what you’ve got until you get what you need!!!

We can do this … mother-to-mother, family-to-family, linked across the world. Be the rock star in your family and community and pass on the good news of homeopathy!

Warmly and with optimism,

Joette Calabrese



I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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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. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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29 thoughts on “We Can Do This … Mother-to-Mother, Family-to-Family”

  1. Laurie says:

    Thank you, Joette! The scariest part is the potential cough & breathing issues, and hoping I have the right remedy in stock.

  2. Christine says:

    When you say “taken in the same fashion”, do you mean 1st 3 – 4 doses taken every 15 minutes, then every 3 – 4 hours, and so on? Also you mentioned if the virus starts with aches and fever you would use eupatorium 30. Would you take the ACONITE 200 mixed with bryonia 30 first and then after a few days use eupatorium instead of the gelsemium 30? Or eupatorium as first remedy and skip the aconite and bryonia?

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

      “Used in the fashion” means used in the same way that I described for Aconitum/Bryonia.
      Lately, I’m leaning more towards Eupatorium if there’s a fever and skipping Acon/Bry as the 1st step.

  3. Rachel says:

    Thank you for being SUCH a resource to us all!

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

      You’re welcome, Rachel. All I ask that you send this info out to as many as possible.

  4. Kimberly Candrila says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing all the info and remedies, but especially this. At a time when the best/ only advice we’re hearing from all the medical facilities is to simply wash your hands, keep home and pray you don’t get a bad case, it is such a blessing to have a plan for if when we see this in our homes.

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

      Watch my Facebook live presentation today at 8PM EST where I’ll give more updates. If you miss it, you can watch it anytime after that or on Youtube after a day.
      Please pass on this info to as many as possible. These medicines could potentially save the world.

  5. Nancy Perry says:

    Thanks for the info Joette…..I had a particularly intense flu the first couple of weeks in March – and didn’t fully recover for a month. I used a lot of these remedies – couldn’t even research them but I came home that first day with a headache like a train hit my head and ran to my computer (well, crawled, not ran! LOL). Looked up my little flu documents with your info that I’d copied to keep it together – printed it out and used it for the duration of the flu. FB homeopathy friends also helped me when I was too exhausted to look things up….Finding your site and taking your courses have changed the whole way I perceive my health and the state of the world. Thanks again.

    1. Mindy says:

      Can you mention what helped your headache? I’m helping someone right now who has that kind of headache along with his ‘flu’

  6. Margaret Walsh says:

    Thank you for putting this together. Much nicer than the notes I took during your FB Lives. Appreciate all you and your team are doing to help with this.

  7. Kristen says:

    Is it alright to dissolve pillules in alcohol (ie. vodka) and dose from that? I am running low on some things and want to make them go farther. I have read before about water dosing, but I read that the water lasts only a short time. If I make it in alcohol, it should last, right? Thanks!

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

      Yes and yes.

  8. Kathleen says:

    THANKYOU Joette for this timely advice. In November and again in January, I and my family used Occillo for prophylactic purposes. 3 of us had a flu virus in late March. Mine was the worst and the symptoms mimicked this present virus. We used Occillo at the onset and then as symptoms changed, Homeo remedies changed, with very good results, many of which you point to here.
    You mention Gelsimium as a prophylactic. We are presently using Arsenicum Alb as a prophylactic, once a day for 3 consecutive days. I have also read that Camphora could be used as a prophylactic. Any thoughts on prophylactic use Skype?

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

      If you go to Facebook, input “Joette Calabrese”, and scroll to video and you’ll see my Monday night updates.

  9. Pamela says:

    Is there a chance there is a typo on the remedy card for Onset of Cold/Virus/Cough? The remedy is Aconite 200 + Bryonia 30, then it says that “After a few days, Gelsemium 30 alone may be used in the same fashion.” Should that read “Bryonia 30 alone…” instead of Gelsemium 30?

    Also, THANK YOU for continually posting about all of this. We are sharing the info and trying to be prepared. I’m currently trying to create a table with a list of all the remedies and symptoms you’ve talked about on FB Live and here on the blog. I was wondering if it would it be possible for you to post an ongoing updated list or chart of the remedies being found to be helpful? This is a moving situation, and we’re all trying to find quick references and you are the trusted voice we are so thankful we can rely on.

    God bless you and your work, Joette. You’ve never been more valuable and appreciated!

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

      It’s indeed a little confusing. But to be honest there is so much information coming at us that whether you use Bryonia 30 alone or GElsemium 30 they both have been very useful for viruses at this time. Put more emphasis on the use of Gelsemium if there is deep fatigue and more emphasis on Bryonia for chesty, throat, flu-like symptoms.

  10. Jessica says:

    Thank you so much for this great information! I had the virus at the end of November 2020, and still have not regained my sense of smell. Is there anything that you recommend to help bring back the sense of smell?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I’m sorry but I don’t offer personal advice on this forum. If you own a repertory, you might want to look it up under nose; smell; loss of.

  11. Shonni says:

    The video links for fb and ytube says “content isn’t available.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Thank you very much, Facebook!

      This is why I’ve started my own private platform, called Joette’s Mighty Members. Should you be interested, go to my front page and join in. I can be more open and honest there and not be subjected to cancellations by media.

      1. Shonni says:

        I joined you Mighty Members group a week ago and am really enjoying it! I am taking a class (I, starting II next), here in Colorado Springs, CO with Julie Black. I am so thankful for your work! I am the blessed mom of 13, 3 biological and 10 adopted. Most of them are teenagers and adults now, but I am hopeful to share this with them! I have always wanted to treat my family naturally, but I can see THIS is the piece that was missing when herbs, tinctures, vit/min. didn’t help!
        Thank you for your courage and teachings!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          It always fascinates me that families like yours are the ones who get this. And it’s people like you that have influenced me personally and professionally the most.

          Welcome aboard, Shonni!

  12. Katy says:

    Hi Joette! I just watched your FB live on using Eupatorium 200 as a prophylactic. Although I too am not concerned at all about c19, I am concerned about this recent idea of transmission of “the jab” from those who have gotten it to those who haven’t gotten it. Would taking the Eupatorium help protect against this shedding/transmission concept? (Although a lot of the anecdotal complaints are more bleeding, clotting issues…) Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I addressed this as best I could given the amount of information available at the time in a recent video on my Joette’s Mighty Members private platform. This is where I discuss more sensitive subjects and in deeper detail. I plan to cover more of this shortly. Should you be interested, go to JoettesMightyMembers.com.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I didn’t answer your question and had intended to. The upshot is that at this juncture, there’s no reason to believe that Eupatorium will be of use in this situation. Probably because there is none of the virus in the injection material.

  13. Radha says:

    would you use Eupatorium now instead of oscillococcinum?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      With the information, I now have, yes, I would at least begin with this.

  14. Linda Cammack says:

    What about using taraxacum for shedding question? I have heard this is successful from people on your student list. Thanks for your comment on this issue.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I love Taraxacum.

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