Spongia tosta is a homeopathic remedy that is sometimes known simply as 'Spongia'.
Spongia tosta is generally used to treat respiratory conditions such as coughs. It is one of the remedies commonly used to treat children.
Examples of conditions for which spongia tosta is sometimes used include:
- anxiety (see anxiety symptoms)
- cough with breathing difficulty
- croup with wheezing
- dry cough spasmodic cough
- hoarse sore throat
More about the substance used to prepare spongia tosta homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy spongia tosta is derived from marine sponge.
Spongia is a genus of marine sponges in the family Spongiidae, the italicized words here indicating biological / scientific classifications. Spongia tosta is usually found in the Mediterranean Sea including the area around Greece.
The spongia tosta remedy used in homeopathy is prepared using the lightly roasted skeleton of the marine sponge.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
More about Homeopathy:
- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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