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The Best 4th of July Remedy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

July 3rd, 2017  |  21 Comments

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Natrum muriaticum

Celebrating our patriotism on July 4th usually involves barbecues, parades, and of course, fireworks!

I remember when my children were little, we would go to a nearby town to watch the fireworks every year. Of course, so did everyone else from miles around.

Good gravy, blankets were spread out as far as the eye could see. Blanket after blanket — laid out so close together they were practically touching each other. In fact, you had to be careful when you walked to avoid stepping on someone else’s blanket (not to mention their potato salad).

Invariably though, someone in that mass of people would light up a cigarette. And for reasons I can’t explain other than, perhaps, Murphy’s Law, I was always sitting downwind of the smoker. It drove my sinuses crazy!

BUT — I had my homeopathy.

I always carried Natrum muriaticum 6x with me in my purse — my secret weapon against a previous violent reaction, and later a much milder version to the wafting smoke. So, at first exposure, I would pop a dose in my mouth, then lie back and enjoy the fireworks. (I even gave it to my children. It gave me peace of mind to know that I was assisting their little bodies in processing the nasty smoke, even though they weren’t sensitive to it like I was).

Nat mur 6x gave me true independence from my sensitivities.

In the midst of all the celebrations today, I hope you will join me in being thankful for that independence! What an amazing gift to be in a country where we are each allowed to practice our own beliefs, yet still be joined together by a unified sense of pride— no matter our differences.

As you enjoy the fireworks on this holiday night, don’t forget to remember that for those who live here in the U.S., we are truly fortunate to be Americans!

God Bless America! Happy 4th of July!


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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21 thoughts on “The Best 4th of July Remedy”

  1. Jo Johnston says:

    Thank you for the patriotic comments! And for the homeopathic recommendation, too.

  2. Janiece says:

    Is this effective for any type of smoke (wild fire, camping…) or just tobacco?

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

      I’ve not tried it for camp fires etc.

  3. SarahD says:

    Hi Joette!

    So could this work for other types of smoke too? I have a family member who gets headaches and nausea from being exposed to too much second-hand smoke or smoke from a camp-fire.

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

      I’ve not used this method for other kinds of smoke, but I teach allergic reactions and how to treat them in my course, Allergic!?

  4. John Howieson says:

    Happy July 4th to you and your family Joette. Here in Canada we celebrated her 150th anniversary. Unfortunately the weather in the Capital region was a disaster! Hope it’s good for you. I live in Belleville Ontario (across Lake Ontario from Rochester, NY, so I’ll say a little prayer for you!

    Take care!

  5. Ruth Ann Lingwall says:

    I’m looking forward to using this remedy tomorrow. Lovely post!

  6. shannonannie says:

    Happy Independence Day! Celebrating as a military family here in Germany, and thankful every day for America’s hard-working Airmen and families. We have the privilege to travel a lot here in Europe, and I am always thankful to have Cocculus in my bag! It gave me independence from always having to take Dramamine during flights and car trips. Works so much better and without the drowsy side effects! I was even able to share it with my nephew who is here visiting and has the same issues with travel. Thanks for being such a dedicated and effective teacher! And p.s. it is awesome that we get our homeopathic remedies from the pharmacy here! What does that say?!!

  7. Meredith Thomas says:

    Happy 4th of July! God Bless our wonderful America! I have my Nat Mur 6x with me. Thank you for all your posts Joette. They inform and inspire. May God Bless You too! Meredith

  8. Janiece says:

    Would this remedy be effective with wood smoke (wild fire/ camp fire…) or just with tobacco smoke?

  9. Chandan says:

    What is 6c in the French homeopathic system? Many thanks for your help

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

      C= CH or CK. but x is pretty close.

  10. Chandan says:

    Many thanks – here they do 5CH or 7CH (then 9CH, 15CH, 30CH) – which would be the closest to 6c?

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

      5CH or 7CH would be the closest. Think of ch as c.

  11. Chandan says:

    many many thanks

  12. Susan says:

    I have a friend who was living in an apt. where heavy smokers moved in (against regulations) and she became sick from breathing the 2d hand smoke. She has since moved out, but has a lingering cough and still feels ill in a way that she had not before being exposed to the smoke. Is there a particular remedy that would be helpful for this? Also, have you found that drinking coffee during the day neutralizes the effect of the remedies as says the classical homeopaths?

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

      When there’s a cough, its another condition altogether and must be treated according to a cough, not necessarily treated to the cause.

      I don’t find that coffee antidotes very often unless using the classical method.

  13. Kelsey says:

    Hi Joette, would this be effective if the 2nd hand smoke causes nausea and sometimes headache, or is it just for if it causes sinus issues?

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

      It might be effective, but instead you might want to consider a homeopathic that uproots headaches and nausea instead. Such as Nux vomica, Sulphuric acid or such. Read up on each of these in an on line materia medica and make a determination for yourself.

  14. Dave says:

    Where can one get a 6x potency? It doesn’t seem to be very common. Can 6c be substituted?

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

      Amazon, your health food store, Wegmans, Whole Foods.

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