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Blatta Orientalis

Treating asthma and bronchiolitis with Blatta Orientalis

In  homoeopathy, Blatta Orientalis comes in the form of granules that are left to melt under the tongue. It must be taken between meals, and stimulants like coffee and tobacco are prohibited during treatment. This remedy is also available in other forms: globule doses, powder triturations, drinkable drops, phials and mother tinctures.

Overview of the remedy

Blatta Orientalis is a homoeopathic remedy produced from a species of cockroach commonly known as oriental cockroach. It is an insect usually found in kitchens and unsanitary places such as stores. It is mainly used as a  homeopathic remedies to desensitize the body. The remedy must be taken gradually in dilutions determined by the speed according to which the symptoms disappear.

Main indications

Blatta Orientalis is used to treat respiratory infections. More specifically, it is prescribed to treat asthma with mucopurulent expectoration, chronic bronchitis and bronchiolitis. This remedy is more effective on asthma caused by dust and humidity. Nonetheless, it also helps the patient fight off allergens such as pollen or pathogenic germs.

To treat asthma attacks, it is recommended to begin the treatment with Blatta Orientalis as soon as the first symptoms appear. If the improvement is too slow, it is best to consult a doctor who will prescribe an anti-inflammatory and an inhaler.

Recommended dosage

To treat acute lung infections such as asthma or bronchiolitis, take 5 granules of the following remedies in alternance: Blatta Orientalis 5 CH, Antimonium tartaricum 5 CH, and Ipeca 5 CH. The intakes must be spaced out by about 10 minutes. This interval should then be changed according to improvements in the patient’s condition. The treatment lasts about 2 to 3 days.

To relieve a baby’s bronchiolitis, give him crushed Blatta Orientalis 7 CH every hour. For babies under 8 months, the dosage is one measuring spoon. If older, 3 granules can be taken per intake. If no improvement is noticed after 24 hours, do not hesitate to consult a doctor.

To fight off chronic lung infections, take Blatta Orientalis 9-15 CH. The recommended dose is 5 granules every morning and evening for 90 days. Another type of treatment is Blatta Orientalis 7 or 9 CH in daily catches. As soon as improvements occur, the dosage should be changed from once a week to once a month but with higher dilutions from 15 to 30 CH.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Blatta orientalis”

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis

Important information The homeopath must prescribe Blatta Orientalis by taking into account external factors, including the onset circumstances of the illness (emotional distress, fatigue, cold, etc.) or associated signs (gastrointestinal disorders, vomiting, etc.).

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.