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Anosmia – Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Loss of Smell

Anosmia is a condition in which a person loses their sense of smell. Smell is one of the five senses a human being possesses. The odor molecules in the air surrounding us enter our nostrils, and are detected by the olfactory receptors. These receptors send a signal to the brain center via a nerve where the smell is identified. This is how we identify different smells and odors. Anosmia may arise due to swelling in the nose, blockage in the nose or due to damage to brain/olfactory nerve/olfactory receptors. Homeopathic medicines like Silicea, Kali Bichromicum, and Pulsatilla work to treat the root cause of anosmia to bring about excellent recoveries.

Homeopathy for loss of smell

Homeopathic Medicines for Loss of Smell. 

A person may suffer from partial or total loss of smell (conditions known as hyposmia and anosmia respectively). Loss of smell can be present since birth, where a child is born without a sense of smell. Anosmia may be temporary or permanent depending upon the cause behind it.
Loss of smell makes a person unable to perceive pleasant odors (like fragrances) and also sense danger situations that can be detected by smell (like gas leakage or smoke). Our sense of smell also plays a significant role in how food tastes, and so anosmia can also lead to a lack of interest in eating.

Homeopathic Treatment of Anosmia

Homeopathy offers natural and effective treatment for anosmia. These medicines are suitable to treat anosmia in people of all age groups. Since these medicines are made of natural substances, they treat the condition in a safe, effective manner. The top indicated homeopathic medicines for anosmia include Silicea, Kali Bichromicum, Pulsatilla Nigricans, Lemna Minor and Natrum Mur.

Homeopathic Medicines for Anosmia

Silicea – Natural Medicine for Anosmia with Nasal Catarhh

Silicea is a well-indicated homeopathic remedy for anosmia where the person suffers from chronic nasal catarrh. The people needing Silicea have a history of yellowish, chronic, offensive, fetid nasal discharges prior loss of smell. For using Silicea, the symptoms that may be present along with a loss of smell include a burning sensation in nostrils, dryness in nostrils and the presence of hard crusts in the nostrils. In some cases, soreness and itching in the nostrils may also be present.

Kali Bichromicum – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Anosmia with Sinusitis

Kali Bichromicum is a natural homeopathic medicine for anosmia that is linked with sinusitis. The main symptoms that indicate the need for Kali Bichromicum include constant stuffiness in the nose, stringy/sticky nasal discharge and fullness at the root of the nose. A sinus headache also appears along with nasal symptoms. Other accompanying symptoms include a tickling sensation in the nostrils and postnasal discharge of mucus.

Natrum Mur – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Anosmia with Nasal Allergies

Natrum Mur is an effective homeopathic medicine for anosmia where there are nasal allergies present. The guiding features to use Natrum Mur include loss of smell along with other nasal discharges and dryness in nostrils. In a few cases, nasal discharges (that look like egg white) may be present. Other features include nose blockage that makes breathing difficult, and violent sneezing (especially during the morning). A very specific squirming sensation of a worm crawling in nostrils may be present with the symptoms mentioned.

Lemna Minor – Homeopathic Cure for Anosmia with Nasal Polyps

Lemna Minor is an important homeopathic medicine for anosmia in cases of nasal polyps. The person requiring this remedy experiences a loss of smell, obstruction in nostrils, and frequent sneezing attacks. The other symptoms include a thick, viscid or excessive purulent discharge from the nose. The nasal symptoms tend to get worse in damp and rainy weather conditions.

Pulsatilla Nigricans – Natural Treatment for Loss of Smell with Loss of Taste

Pulsatilla Nigricans is an effective medicine for anosmia attended with loss of taste. In some cases, the person may experience loss of appetite. Other attending features include greenish nasal discharges and sneezing, especially during sleep. The symptoms tend to worsen indoors and are better in the open air. In some cases, itching in nostrils during the evening time may also be present. Stoppage of the nose in the evening while going to bed is another symptom that may be noted.

Causes of Anosmia

The reasons behind anosmia are variable. However, in approximately 20% of the cases, anosmia has no cause (a condition known as idiopathic anosmia). The most common causes of anosmia include hay fever, common cold, influenza, sinusitis, and nasal polyps.
Deficiency of Vitamin B12, certain medications like antibiotics, and conditions like an underactive thyroid, smoking, alcohol misuse, drugs like cocaine/ amphetamines, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and stroke are some other factors that can cause anosmia. Permanent loss of smell is usually the result of damage to the olfactory nerve.

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Comments

  1. after 1 day fever , I lost my smell . How it come sgain

  2. Shalini Sinha says:

    Hello Dr Sharma, I lost sense of smell last January just after acute cold and cough. I receive only pungent smell not the fragrances or flavors. Please suggest the exact medicine and its dosage.

  3. I work at a health food store and wonder, since covid has the side effect of lose of smell, what would you recommend for that or is this something that could be permanent.

  4. Heather Fraser says:

    Hello Dr Sharma, your article has been very helpful to me, however I’m stuck between 2 remedies. Nat Mur and Pulsatilla. I wonder if I can take them both at the same time or just one?
    Also not sure about how much to take.
    Thank you.
    Kind regards
    Heather.

  5. Hello Dr Sharma

    I’d like to know what’s a good medicine to aid complete recovery of smell which I lost due to recent attack of covid. I have some sense of smell but I can smell on my strong of odors.

  6. bhavesh tolani says:

    i lost my smell last 28 days

    • Hi

      My daughter had covid in September and since then she had anosmia. It started to get little better in December but in mid January she began to have parosmia. Not only her sense of smell is badly affected but also her taste. Many foods stink to her and food tastes bad. It is very disturbing and distressing. She is loosing interest in food. Can you please prescribe any medicines to treat parosmia.

      Kind regards

  7. Hi , I have lost sense of smell around 4 years now . Can you please help me with this issue. Thank you

  8. My wife has a smell and taste disorder due to either nerves damage or allergic from the last 7/8 years. She had a loss of taste and smell around 80/90 %. Is there any treatment in homeopathy

  9. Avinash Srivastav says:

    I am suffering from partial loss of smell and unable to eat spicy food (no taste) since eight months

  10. Paul Valois says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your detailed explanations. You offer Silicea, Kali Bichromicum and Natrum Mur as remedies for my current conditions. I picked up pellets (200ch) but there is no mention of dosage. Can you please advise? I would imagine it may vary from person to person, but can you suggest a starting point?
    Thank you,
    Paul

  11. Sukhen Mandal says:

    23/11/2020,I have lost smell.I feel taste sweet,sour,salt,bitter.Suffering from cold and block nose but now I have no cold.Pls suggest me that I can get back smell sense again.

  12. Dr. Sharma,
    I recently have been infected with COVID-19 and have lost all taste and smell. Which remedy would you prescribe to help this condition, thank you.

  13. Sunil kumar mittal says:

    Namaskar। मुझे पिछले 1month se smell aana band ho gayi hai isse pahle meri smelling power bahut strong thi. Me di n me 4bsr smking karta hu. koi homeopathy ki achi dava bataye

  14. Hi Doctor,
    I lost my sense of smell 4 years ago, physician told me it’s because of allergic rhinitis,when I use medicine like prednisolone ,I regain the smell for a few days…when I moved abroad my allergies got worsened and I had experienced breathing difficulties and it got cured for some time..but even now I am suffering from sneezing, phlegm,…and now I have no sense of smell and taste..please suggest a medicine doctor

    • Lynne Isaac says:

      I lost my sense of smell and taste 14 years ago. I had an operation for polyps in my nose after which I haemorrhaged and nearly list my life through the huge loss of blood. My sense of smell never returned yet I occasionally get a whiff of something but it never endures. A friend recommended Kali Mur but when I looked it up it doesn’t refer to loss of smell and taste. Looking at your article on the condition it suggests Pulsatilla Nigricans – Natural Treatment for Loss of Smell with Loss of taste. When I look this up it refers to the treatment of completely different conditions. What us best to help cure (if possible) my problem?

  15. Ravinder Kumar says:

    Sir.due to covid I lost my smell and taste 4months elapsed but still my smell and taste not returned.pl.advise.thanks.

    • You can take nat mur 30.
      It happened with me also.. i also had lost my smell and taste due to Covid but after 14 days it became Normal just because of NAT MUR 30

      • Yogendra Kashyap says:

        Dear Dr.Sharma
        I have chronic smelling problem for the past few years. I don’t exactly remember when and how I developed this problem. After reading your article on Anosmia, it appears that I. may get back my smelling.power with homeopathic medicine. Grateful if you can provide guidance and appropriate homeopathic medicine.
        Regards
        YogiKashyap

  16. In the case of covid, can smell, and taste come back with homeopathy

  17. Krishnendu Samui says:

    I have losted my smell last 3 days, my nose is block by mucus,I have mygrain problem

  18. S K Biswakarma says:

    Hi Doctor, my sister had anosmia problem.since 2 years. In addition after bath session she suffers with blocked nostrils,snnezing which remain couple of hours. She also had allergy with dust and agarbatti smoke.
    Sir, pls suggest homeo medicine
    I remain grateful to you
    S K Biswakarma

    • Hi Doctor,
      I lost my sense of smell 4 years ago, physician told me it’s because of allergic rhinitis,when I use medicine like prednisolone ,I regain the smell for a few days…when I moved abroad my allergies got worsened and I had experienced breathing difficulties and it got cured for some time..but even now I am suffering from sneezing, phlegm,…and now I have no sense of smell and taste..please suggest a medicine doctor

  19. S.Mohammad Hussain says:

    I have no sense of smell since my birth. Could you suggest me to recover my sense of smell.

  20. Shvieta Mohan says:

    Hi Doctor
    My husband is facing problem in smelling and tasting food.Its not because of Covid as this is from last 4 years.He is losing weight and appetite because of this now.He is diabetic and has thyroid too.

  21. Bajrang agarwal says:

    Hello Dr.
    I had fever with eye burning and conversation in chest and throat I had taken antibiotics and paracetamol tables now there is no fever and congesayion but unfortunetely my smell and taste has no felling of taste and smell please suggest doctor

  22. harindra vyas says:

    Hi Sir,
    My son had met with a serious road accident last year on 10 april 2019 wherein he had severe injuries of cervical 2,3 broken,left mandible broken and right mandible broke with few brain haematomas,he was operated for cervical and left mandible fractures, after that he has lost sense of taste and smell to a large extent,rest he has recoved 100 percent with no other permanent damage,
    suggest medicine and course of treatment.

  23. Sana Jaseem says:

    I got covid but i was asymptomatic.I m 6 months pregnant and got covid positive on 6 june. Now my taste is mostly Flat or bitter and smell sense is just gone. Advice me please.

    • Shvieta Mohan says:

      Hi Doctor
      My husband is facing problem in smelling and tasting food.Its not because of Covid as this is from last 4 years.He is losing weight and appetite because of this now.He is diabetic and has thyroid too.

  24. Dr M K Sharma says:

    for Last 10month I lost smell completely. the cause as i think may be the pungent smell i inhaled from the air pollution from nearby chemical factory. I have no other ENT symptoms whatsoever. earlier i was ok. Any Homeo treatment.

  25. V K Agarwal says:

    Dear Sir

    WHO recently included these two symptoms I corona attack.

    My point is that Corona may be defeated or atleast tried these medicines to counter it

  26. Della Samkar says:

    Dear Dr Sharma

    I am Della Samkar, 63 yrs old woman and live in Canberra, (havfever capital) in Australia.
    I have lost my sense of smell now for about 3 yeas and diagnosed with nasal polyps after having a CT scan.

    I have suffered from nasal congestion for many years and for the last 24 years severe seasonal hayfever.

    Over the years I have become sensitive to dust and allergens and get itchy and runny nose. I constantly have mucus run down the back of my throat (postnasal drip?).

    Can homeopathic medicine help me get back my sense of smell. Please advise. Thank you.

    Vicky Samkar

  27. M natarajan says:

    I lost the sense of smelling. Cab you suggest medicine to get back my smelling sensation? My name is natarajsn

  28. I lost my sense of taste and smell suddenly 7 weeks ago. Maybe from COVID, but I had no other symptoms. I have had no coughing, nasal discharge, stuffiness and don’t smoke. Do you have any recommendations?

    Thanks you

  29. M.K.Natarajan says:

    I am 82 years old. For the past two years I suffer from Hyposmia . I have no health problems otherwise.
    Wish to be advised. Thank you

  30. Lisa Nichols says:

    I have Anosmia. Is there a homeopathic that includes all of the above so I don’t have to take so many different ones? Thank you

  31. Srabanti chakraborty says:

    Hi dr .sharma ,i am srabanti chakraborty. I met with an accident past 1year , then i loss smell, please help me how to recover my smelling sence .

  32. Harini Priya says:

    Hi doctor, I met with an accident past 7 years before,which resulted in an head injury and facial scars near mouth and side of nose and in the hospital
    since it was an head injury my hairs were full of blood so the doctor said to wash my hair itseems which resulted in cold and heavy head….since then I’ve lost my sense of smel and I catch cold easily and I’m anemic l. I’m not able to Smell anything. Is there any treatment?

  33. BRUCE R COPAS says:

    Dr , I have loss of smell possibly from seawater pressured into my nasal. during wipeouts ,
    Suggestions plse ,

  34. I am a patient of anosmia from last 4 weeks. I am 46 years old, I was cold and cough and I took antibiotic. Now How can I get releaf from this sitution. Please send me the medicine name and dose .

  35. Dr, My smell sensation has diminished and during the day only a few times I am able to smell things or taste the food. I have sinusitis and occasionally headaches. For few months now I had rhinitis and used steroid spray for smell problem. Though there is no congestion , my smelling doesn’t work. I get frequent colds and turn into severe laryngitis at times which could only be cured by antibiotics. I used pulsatilla 200 one dose but no relief. Please suggest suitable remedy. Iam a female 40 yrs.

  36. Mithlesh Sharma says:

    Dr.Sharma
    I have a problem of smell loss for the last 3 years with very
    dry nose. Can Silicea be used in this problem.

  37. Rajeev shah says:

    Dear sir,
    I have anosmia (loss of small /loss of test) problem at list 3 years. I am treat for alopathi medicine CT scan. No any problem say doctor only use metadrow nodal spray , but no improve..
    Tell me sir how to improve ,treat ..

    • shaheen shah says:

      hi
      i have allergies and got sinus issues since childhood. i got some homeo treatment 9 years before and get cured from that allergies but now i have lost my sense of smell completely. it comes back once or twice in a month for few seconds but normally i can smell any thing which is quite irritating . please help me and tell me what i should have it
      thank you
      kind regards
      shaheen

  38. Bidhan Ch Khanra says:

    Dear Sir,
    Greetings!
    I am a patient of Sinus during more than 15 years. I have filling same smell every time after suffering from cold. This happens several times. Can you please advice medicine for this problems.

    Thanks in Advance

    Bidhan

  39. Roslin Donaldson says:

    Dear Sir,

    I loss my sense of smell and taste 4 years ago after the death of my only daughter. At the same time i had a bunion operation and have pins and screws in both feet.

    HELP

  40. Roslin Donaldson says:

    Dear Sir,

    I loss my sense of smell and taste 4 years ago after the death of my only daughter. At the same time i had a bunion operation and have pins and screws in both feet.

    HELP

    • Ravinder Kumar says:

      Sir.due to covid I lost my smell and taste 4months elapsed but still my smell and taste not returned.pl.advise.thanks.

  41. I have head injury road accident then I have loss smell year 2005
    ,Please treatment

  42. Sally erwin says:

    Do you know of any treatment I can purchase I have been diagnosed as having polyps and have no sense of smell it taste?

  43. Hi Dr Sharma:I’ve gone to traditional drs and they could not help me with my loss of taste and smell. I’ve tried nasal spray, nasal wash. Could Accupuncture work? Thanks hope you can help

  44. Sir, is there Any medicine for loss of smell

    • Hi, Ive lost my “smell after use of eyedrops after my eyeoperation. Also the taste of food is diminshed.

      What can you recommed me of homeopathy.

      Thanks

      elisabette

      • Anil Kumar Upadhayay says:

        Dear Sir
        I have lost my sense of smell and taste from last two months. Sir it happens often. Before six months also I lost it but at that time I recovered.
        Please help me.

  45. Salman Shahid says:

    Hello sir,
    It’s been 2 years that I have lost my sense of smell. I am worried about it as I have taken many treating but nothing helped. It worsens when it’s rainy or even at the time of thunderstorm. I don’t know what should I do.
    Please help me out

  46. Shuvodeep Mukherjee says:

    I am a professional vocalist suffering from loss of smell since 2000. I had two polyp surgeries , one before 10 years and one few moths ago. Now the nasal passage is clear but can not smell any food. Please suggest me something so that I can cure myself. Regards Shuvodeep Mukherjee

    • Hi I’ve lost my sense of smell after using flonase to treat my chronic sinus is there any homeopathic treatment u can prescribe for me?

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