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Frozen Solid: Homeopathy Treats Frostbite and Chillblains the Easy Way

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

January 18th, 2014  |  22 Comments

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Blizzard) Pipes a’ burstin, doors a’freezin and heating units unable to keep up. What ever happened to global warming?

No doubt low temperatures are something we must take seriously since if not adequately covered when they hover near zero, frostbite can set in quickly.

The windier the conditions, the faster such maladies occur. These methods will protect you and your family in case you fail to cover up.

Oh, and don’t forget family pets and livestock.

Let’s begin with frostbite.  It is a term used to describe frozen body tissue. The most commonly affected areas of the body are fingers, toes, cheeks, ears and nose. The signs include numbness, tingling or stinging pains, waxy white appearance to the skin, with a hard texture that becomes bluish or gray as damage progresses, or redness and swelling with blisters. Frozen tissues are particularly prone to traumatic damage. For example, a frozen finger or foot can be easily fracture in a fall.

Then there’s chilblains which refers to a condition where exposure to cold causes permanent damage to the small blood vessels in the skin, usually to the cheeks, ears, fingers or toes. This results in redness and itching that continues with each additional exposure. There may also be blistering, inflammation and even ulceration.

It is reported that frostbitten skin is best warmed by immersion in water around 105 – 110° F until circulation, color and sensation return. Overly warm or hot water may burn the skin.

Numb frostbitten skin may not be able to discern the true temperature of water or a warming device, so make sure to test it on healthy skin first. Body heat may also be used to warm the affected area, for example, holding frostbitten fingers in the armpit. To avoid damage to frostbitten skin, limit vigorous or jarring movement and do not massage or rub the skin.

Those suffering from chilblains should warm the skin slowly and avoid scratching. Ulcers or blisters should be kept clean, dry and covered.

Here are the remedies I used to sort through with their classical indications.  I say, I used to, because now I chose the Banerji Protocols for their elegant simplicity and swiftness.


Here’s the classical method; you must choose  one:

  • Homeopathic poison ivy or Rhus Tox 200 is the remedy for when itching is present. The person will be restless, searching a comfortable position but unable to find it.
  • An angry, irritable frostbite victim may need Nux Vomica 30c  for healing.  There’s burning and itching, but the swollen parts may crack and bleed and have a bright red color to them.
  • Apis mellifica 200C is indicated for stinging pains and swelling, not unlike from a bee sting.
  • Sulphur‘s profile includes the proclivity to form pus, with a thickness to the skin, redness, swelling and cracks usually near the joints.
  • In cases of more severe frostbite Agaricus Muscarius 200c would be the choice. The victim may be incoherent and unable to answer questions or may act intoxicated. Symptoms also include hot, red, burning pains.

Here’s the Banerji Protocol:

Hamamelis 200C mixed with Arnica 3.

That’s it!

Taken twice daily, for mild cases and every 1-3 hours when the frost bite or chilblains is more severe. Any of the previous remedies could be added to this protocol for more specific symptoms that may present, but this is the protocol foundation.

By the way, this protocol will work for any coldness to extremities, including Renaud’s.

Remember this winter, to stay covered, use common sense, and keep extremities warm. Be prepared for frostbite and other emergency situations with your knowledge, spunk and trusty homeopathy kit.


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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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22 thoughts on “Frozen Solid: Homeopathy Treats Frostbite and Chillblains the Easy Way”

  1. Good to know as it is going back down to the single digits here in Ohio this week. Brrrrrr!

  2. Laila says:

    I would love to learn more about the Banerji Protocol. What can I look for to learn about this?

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

      You may purchase an entire course on this subject by going to http://courses.joettecalabrese.com/goodgutbadgut.
      Stay tuned as i will soon be releasing other such courses on topics: femine issues, depression stress, and more.

  3. Amy S. says:

    I have been learning classical homeopathy for a few years now, so Banerji is new to me. Will you consider doing some blogs to explain it more?

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

      Hi Amy, i’m happy to! Meanwhile you might check some of my previous blogs from around a year ago where i discussed their protocol in part.

  4. Tammy says:

    what about skin that was damaged by frost bite 20 years ago…my daughter had frost bite on her cheeks as a small child. She is 21 yrs old and still unable to apply make-up that covers…foundation or blush just seems to disappear and show white-ish skin. Without make-up her skin looks normal, however trying to apply make-up shows up as a big whit-ish circle on the apple of her cheeks. This has only been an aggrivation a couple times a year when needing to apply stage make-up for dance performances. She really doesnt wear make-up other wise, other than on her eyes. Do you think this skin can be healed?

  5. DebbyBruck says:

    Dear Joette – The Banerji protocol appears so different compared to any form of classical homeopathy. I know his clinic has treated so many thousands of people over his life time of experience, it must account for something.

    Interesting the use of high dose 200C mixed with low dose 3X. The one Hamamelis – witch hazel – we know works well on veins and also has a relationship with arnica.

    The sensation for hamamelis is SORENESS, AS IF BRUISED – the same as ARNICA! And, is a remedy for rheumatism, as well. I can see the synergy between the two remedies. The Arnica relaxes the capillaries, those smaller vessels.

    Worthwhile information for frostbite and the feelings indicated.

    Blessings, Debby

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

      thanks debby. sorry it took so long to respond, but i’m still in Calcutta working with the Banerjis. it is indeed brilliant, isn’t it?

  6. Liz says:

    Thank you for sharing this information. Though I live in the south now, I’m sure I’ll find myself in cold weather at some point again!

  7. Cheli says:

    Do these remedies apply to old frostbite – say from several years ago? Does anyone know the answer to that?

  8. Many in our family have Renaud’s. I am wondering when using the banerji protocol when and how often do you take the mix of arnica and Hamamelis? My daughter’s fingers will turn black quickly if it is cold out. She has to run her hands under warm water to get the circulation back. Also do you just alternate the 2 remedies? Thanks for sharing!

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

      the protocol assumes that there is a sense of coldness that is felt even when there is no frank pathology. so the method is to begin even before it becomes a serious problem and use it daily for weeks.

  9. Beth L. says:

    This is good to know, as I am on the lookout for frostbite while on the slopes…just saw someone out there with a whitish spot on his face the other day.

  10. perry says:

    The cold temperatures are a distant memory. Here in Calcutta it is “shiny” and hot every day.

  11. Cynthia Norton says:

    So many people (news organizations, corporations) who have an interest is refuting the evidence for climate change use the existence of cold weather, especially extreme cold, to try to suggest that global warming is not actually happening. I know that that is not your point, but it sounds so much like what the climate change deniers keep saying, that it makes me want to point it out.

  12. Perry says:

    It was not my intent for my comments to represent a position in the debate over global warming.

    My 3 boys, and my extended family are dealing with the extreme cold in WNY. Their plight and those countless others are in our thoughts.

    My comments were simply a statement of fact.

    The danger of extreme cold is real regardless of the ultimate cause on that I am sure we can agree.

  13. Cassandra says:

    JOETTE, would the Banerji protocol of: Hamamelis 200C mixed with Arnica 3, also work for for the cold to the touch tissues that a frozen shoulder presents with. Their cuprum protocol works great for reducing the spasms but not the aching from the cold areas. Curious…

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

      You want to use aching as the rubric and only if the medicine chosen doesn’t act do you go to the fact that its cold and aching.

  14. Ani says:

    Dear Doc,
    Can the above Banerji Protocol be given to the pregnant person with last trimester?

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

      No medicine is without risks but be particularly wary of Apis during pregnancy.
      And For the sake of clarity, I’m not a doctor.

  15. Vivienne Lucksom says:

    Dear Ms. Calabrese<

    When you say Hamemelis 200c and Arnica 3 mixed, is it in water or just take them dry?

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

      They may be taken simultaneously dry in the mouth or mixed in water.

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