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Al Cepa – Homeopathic Remedy

Al Cepa Homeopathic Remedy
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Al Cepa – Homeopathic Remedy

Al Cepa (Allium cepa)

It has been said that eating a raw onion before bedtime can prevent insomnia, but don’t expect a kiss in the morning!

In folklore, the onion is believed to possess many magical healing properties, including the ability to ward off evil spirits, and combat the plague. It has been grown for centuries, prized for its medicinal qualities as well as being an essential culinary ingredient around the world. The onion contains a volatile oil (allicin), causing a runny nose and stinging, watery eyes.

Other names: Spanish onion.

Description and the places it is found

Al cepa is extracted from red Spanish onions. Cepa is Latin for onion. Onions are widely cultivated all over the world, though are likely native to southwestern Asia.


Homoeopaths may prescribe the remedy for: 

Allergies such as hay fever displaying the following symptoms: Runny nose, watery eyes, and frequent sneezing.

Common cold displaying the following symptoms: Runny nose, watery eyes, and frequent sneezing.

Cough displaying the following symptoms: Ticklish, continuous cough.

Headache displaying the following symptoms: Catarrh, frontal headache.

Neuralgia displaying the following symptoms: Shooting, stabbing, or burning pain, which often alternates from one side of the body to the other.

People requiring this remedy will feel worse: In a cold, damp environment.

People requiring this remedy will feel better: In fresh air and cool dry conditions (except for cough).

The information given on this site about homeopathic remedies is just a general overview. Classical homeopathy takes all the patient’s symptoms into account and prescribes upon the “Totality of Symptoms”, thus finding the precise remedy that matches the patient’s symptoms perfectly. 

Here, at The CMA we recommend that anyone interested in learning more about homeopathy and the fascinating remedies that homeopaths use should take an introduction course to homeopathy, which will help you to understand how to become a good home first-aid prescriber. This is ideal for ‘acute symptoms’. However, if you want to learn more – with a view even to becoming a professional homeopath, who is educated highly enough to be able to treat chronic conditions, you’ll need to be prepared to spend many years learning this vast and fascinating topic – along with anatomy, physiology and pathology, history of medicine, homeopathic philosophy, and much more. You’ll find both kinds of courses here on this site – head to our section on Find a CMA Member and search under CMA Registered Training Schools.

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