What is #Homeopathy? Hyland’s Kid’s Gift Basket #Giveaway

The Greek words homeos (similar) and pathos (disease) combine to explain homeopathy: to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to the disease or suffering. In Homeopathy, the Law of Similars is observed, or “like cures like”. Which focuses on treating the person as a whole with diluted doses. An example I found is this…

“For instance, onions make your eyes water when you cut them. If you have a cold or allergies and your symptoms include a runny nose, the likely remedy to treat your runny nose would be Allium Cepa, which is made from onions.” www.hylands.com

In Homeopathy any plant, mineral or animal substance can be used as a remedy, but it shouldn’t be confused with herbal medicine. The original substances are diluted with liquid repeatedly and vigorously shaken (succussed). Homeopathy is based on three central tenets

  • Like Cures Like
  • Dilution
  • Individualized medication

The tenets of Homeopathy originated from Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist from the late 1800’s. Hahnemann composed the Law of Similars by testing small doses of medicine on himself. By the 1900’s a small group of doctors in America practice homeopathy, but this faded due to the political and social climate. Homeopathy is more accepted in France, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, Argentina and India. It has been said that the Queen of England’s family doctor is a homeopathic physician. Homeopathy is no stranger to debate. Many who oppose it call it a placebo and quack science, meanwhile peer-reviewed journals and clinical studies show it to be effective in a variety of ways.

When my first born was an infant, I wanted something safe and natural to give her to ease her teething aches and pain. I discovered Hyland’s Teething Tablets and loved how it was able to calm her and allow her the rest she needed. Since, I’ve used Hyland’s for all (seven) of my children’s teething phases with repeated success. Often, we’ve made “midnight” runs for the teething tablets when we ran out! They’ve dedicated a whole site to their teething tablets! If you clip coupons, you’ll be able to get some for Hyland’s here.

A bit of history on Hyland’s…Hyland’s was founded in 1903 as a pharmacy lead by George Hyland, one of the pharmacists at that time.

Recently I was able to try some of their products for other conditions. The Hyland’s Sniffles ‘N Sneezes arrived just in time as my family came down with colds in April. I gave the children a dose every 15 minutes for eight doses and then hourly until the symptoms disappeared. The tablets seemed to cut the duration of the cold drastically, while they still had the cough and sniffles it was much milder than before.

I also received:

  • Allergy Relief 4 Kids
  • Complete Flu Care 4 Kids
  • Calms Forte` 4 Kids
  • Liquid Cold ‘n Cough Day and Nighttime formulas

It’s difficult to review the tablets above. We haven’t had the conditions needed by the tablets in order to see if they worked. Prior to using the Sniffles ‘n Sneezes, I’ve only used their teething tablets, which I found very effective as I mentioned earlier. Their product line for children has doses for toddlers as young as two.  There is one issue I have with their liquid formulas. They use sodium benzoate to preserve them. Sodium benzoate is a commonly used preservative found in soft drinks, condiments and the like, many claim or even believe that sodium benzoate is naturally-occurring. It is a result of a chemical reaction of benzoic acid (naturally-occurring in fruit) and sodium hydrogen synthesized in a lab and in my opinion is not a natural occurrence. Because of this, I did not review their liquid formulas. That aside, I would recommend their tablets. Following their instructions (for the tablets) to the letter should show some results.

One reader will win an assortment of Hyland’s Kids products!


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Disclaimer: All information and products mentioned in the post are presented in an informative and opinion format and have not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases.


  1. I used Hyland's teething tablets with my first little one, they were awesome. I would love to try more Hyland's products, especially Calms

  2. Would like to try the Hyland's Bumps'n Bruises Ointment for my kiddos.

  3. I know the answer to this!

    Homeopathy is an alternative to medicine invented in the 1790s by a German doctor dismayed by the then-current medical practices of bloodletting, purging and so on. He decided to give his patients ever tinier doses of the medicines of the time, and that resulted in a better success rate than the contemporary doctors because doing nothing in a nice clean hospital was better than giving them mercury or arsenic in a dirty hospital, and bleeding them to death into the bargain.

    Unfortunately some people still believe it is something other than what it is. They fantasise that there is some mysterious connection between things that supposedly cause a symptom, and disease, as long as the things are diluted away to nothing first. Actually the provings they use to supposedly link treatments to symptoms are a hopelessly vague and unspecific exercise and the reported symptoms have nothing to do with actual physiology or anatomy.

    In the 1790s, doing nothing was defensible, now it's not. So there's a bit of a backlash against homeopathy.

  4. I had a HUGE homeopathy kit year ago, when my daughter was new. It does work, despite MD's protests to the contrary. I can't tell you how many right-sided sore throats I cured with belladonna!

  5. im just really learning about homeopathy very interesting

  6. I prefer homeopathy!!! I like things that don't need chemicals.

  7. I would like to try Hyland’s Sniffles ‘N Sneezes

  8. Awesome contest!
    Count me in. Good luck everyone :)

  9. We love the cough and cold for kids. My daughter calls it the bear medicine because it has a bear on the box. I think it works the best out of everything we've tried.

  10. I would like to try the Hyland's Seasonal Allergy Relief

  11. I would like to try the Nighttime cold and cough.

  12. I think that homeopathy is an area that I want to learn more about. I would prefer a homeopathic remedy over a prescribed medication with side effects.

  13. Hyland's Homeopathic Remedy Chest

  14. I would like to try the Hyland's Bumps'n Bruises Ointment.

  15. I would like to try Infant Earache Drops.

  16. the Hyland's Bumps'n Bruises Ointment sounds interesting :)

  17. Hyland's Allergy relief is one I would like to try.

  18. Hyland's Homeopathic Remedy Chest
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  19. I would like to try the calm and restful


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