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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. I have had success restoring smell/tasting after ‘the bug’ (cv19 has never been isolated in a laboratory)
    by using the neti pot with himilayan salt or colloidal silver.
    and by using the remedy which my symptoms most closely match to.
    Just do some research and try.
    Also, if you have a polyp, or bad dental work, or took an antibiotic and now have yeast issues, these are things to address also.

  2. Hi sir please tell me a way yo regain my sense of smell.I gradually lost my sense of smell from last 5 years.I truely do not know the reason behind this.I suffered with breathlessness and congestion while carrying my baby in the last trimester. I will be delighted if u can get back to me

  3. Timothy Aaron STYLES says:

    How about lost of taste and smell due to COVID-19?

  4. Julie Schnieders says:

    Is there a particular remedy for getting smell back from covid. I don’t see an answer to this question. Can you please answer with a specific remedy.

  5. Jan Cargill says:

    Hi, about 15 years ago I had a bad cold or flu and haven’t been able to taste or smell since then, except for occasional times when I have been able to. Those times are infrequent and don’t last very long. But at least I know the ability to taste and smell is not destroyed. If there are homeopathic remedies it would be great. I do recall once trying kali bic with no success. I have used Clearlife nasal spray for stuffiness, which helps the stuffiness but doesn’t bring back any taste or smell.

  6. Dear Dr. Sharma

    Thank you for sharing this post. Which homopathic from here or another one would be the best for the loss of taste and smell from covid?

    Thank you for the reply.

    Kind regards
    Thara

  7. Hi Dr Sharma,
    I’ve had loss of smell and taste for many years.(20+) My guess is Lyme Disease since it all came about when suffering from other facial discomforts around the time I acquired it. It took many years to medically discover it but once I understood symptoms I could almost pinpoint when I got bit many years earlier.

    Is there a remedy that can assist me in recovering my sense of smell?

  8. Kathleen Bosenick says:

    I have lost my sense of snell over 2 years now I may have had a cold or virus or allergy around that time Its difficult to exactly pin point Just wondering how homeopathy could help and how best to explore a remedy etc

  9. Kourtney says:

    Hi Dr. Sharma,

    I have noticed that my sense of smell isn’t as strong since having and recovering from COVID. I had mild symptoms of COVID but lost my sense of smell and taste for about a month when I got COVID. I am wondering if there is any homeopathic medication I can take to help regain my smell.

  10. Hi a friend of mine has debeloped a liss of taste and smell since having a planned gastric bypass. She does experience smells (strong ones) at times.
    What is a homeopathic treatment for this please?

    Regards
    Lizzie

  11. Cara Snover says:

    Hi Dr, Sharma, Could you please advise what remedy would be helpful for loss of taste and smell from covid. I know you mentioned the olfactory nerve and dulled receptors which the virus did.

    • Terese Jones says:

      I am concerned about a good friend who has lost their smell due to Covid. Is there hope for their sense of smell returning?

    • Katherine Moon says:

      Lost my good taste buds. Everything I eat tastes distorted. Coffee tastes like sewer water. What can I do?

  12. Mrinmoy Roy says:

    Madam,
    Thanks for your kindness to answer our questions particularly at this period of pandemic. Can you plz suggest a medicine to be used as a preventive or cure for covid-19?
    Thanks once again.
    Yours faithfully
    M. Roy

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

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