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From Fractious to Felicitous with Homeopathic Chamomilla

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

January 21st, 2024  |  1 Comment

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Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy


Let’s add another must-have homeopathic medicine to our well-curated kits, shall we?

This time, our attention turns to Chamomilla vulgaris. Now, if one endeavors to curate a truly well-rounded kit, this medicine should be owned in several potencies, most notably a 30 and a 200.

I’ve discussed Chamomilla several times in past blogs for pain:

Dental pain

Teething pain

Ear pain when flying

Pain from ear infections

Pain from contractions during birth


But Chamomilla is not only called upon for pain. It has also been shown to be effective for extreme irritability. However, let’s be clear. I’m not talking about someone having a bad day. Fits of crankiness occasionally happen; that’s normal for all of us. In this case, I’m talking about a level of fractiousness approaching pathology.

For instance, Brenda could do nothing to please her young son, Max. He’d ask for a blanket, and when Brenda would oblige, Max would throw it at her head. He’d ask to be picked up, then arch his back and kick away. When Brenda would take him shopping, Max would lie on the floor — immovable — having a temper tantrum.

Even the tiniest infraction would cause an uproar in Max’s irritability. He couldn’t be soothed. In fact, attempts at soothing him upset him even more! Brenda would coo, “Oh, don’t be like that.” Max would simply swat at her.

The family was often walking on eggshells and embarrassed to go out in public for fear of an ugly episode.

When nothing can be done to please a fractious person — child or adult — Chamomilla vulgaris 30 or 200 (depending on severity) may be a strong consideration.

As always, however, I advise reading up on Chamomilla in a materia medica to see if it fits. Now, you don’t necessarily need to own one of the expensive 2,300-page tomes containing every homeopathic medicine. Instead, I wrote the affordable A Materia Medica: Practical Homeopathy® for Busy Families with you in mind. In it, I outline about 150 of the most common homeopathic remedies your household may need to consider. You’ll find the entry on Chamomilla on pages 45-46.

Generally, for this type of fractious emotional behavior, Chamomilla 30 or 200 is employed twice daily for a couple of days. Then observe. (After all, that’s one of our main mantras in Practical Homeopathy®: Observe, observe, observe!) If it acts quickly, there is no need to continue the medicine. Remember, homeopathy is not a supplement that one stays on forever.

If the condition arises again, the medicine schedule would be reinstated for another few days.

We utilize a homeopathic medicine. We observe. We halt. We reinstate. And sometimes, we pivot to another medicine. The utilization of homeopathy is pas de deux. That’s why a simple blog post may not be enough to teach you everything you need to know. Consider my course, Mindful Homeopathy: Practical Protocols for Mental and Emotional Conditions, to learn to recognize the nuances of these conditions, bringing your practice of homeopathy to the next level.

Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy

Thanks to Chamomilla, Little Max has returned to his previous good nature. The family can go out to dinner and visit friends with no meltdowns. Max is happier. Brenda is happier. The whole community is happier.

Brenda passes on the good news of homeopathy every chance she gets, especially when she witnesses a child lying on the floor in the grocery store having a tantrum. Moms at the end of their ropes are usually receptive to advice from someone who has been where they are.

Soon, they’ll be passing on the good news too.


Joette Calabrese

P.S. And remember, in addition to all the other bonuses and extra content my Mighty Members receive, they also qualify for a 10% discount on course purchases. If you need assistance getting your discount, email contact@practicalhomeopathy.com for more information.


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Joette laughingI 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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1 thought on “From Fractious to Felicitous with Homeopathic Chamomilla

  1. Linda S says:

    Years ago we were in downtown Seattle. I was riding in the back seat of a car driven by a family member. He was driving as if he were the ONLY driver on the road and expected everyone else to yield. One driver even yelled at him. His driving wasn’t just embarrassing, it was dangerous. I had Chamomilla 30c with me because knew how difficult this person can be in general. So I handed him a dose and he actually took it. He calmed down within seconds! —and we had a nice, normal drive to our destination. Chamomilla really saved the day and possibly saved us all from a road-rage incident—which are all too common in Seattle these days.

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