“ New era biochemic Remedies are homoeopathically prepared from safe, natural and non-habit forming active ingredients „
As a hayfever and allergy sufferer I have tried numerous products to cure, minimise or alleviate my horrible symptoms. These little pills are something which my Gran actually had when I was really young. I have since come across them again in Tesco and have begun to use them to see if they help.
~~~ Background ~~~
New Era is a company specialising in homeopathic remedies. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there about the company. However, I can tell you that they are based in Hull in England and that the remedies come from combinations originally made by Dr Schuessler.
Schuessler was a German medical doctor who endeavoured to find natural cues and remedies for his patients. His research was published in 1873 and led to a list of 12 "Biochemic" cell salts which were taken forward and used in alternative therapies and homeopathy.
From what I can gather, New Era have been producing these homeopathic pills for a number of years going back to at least the 1960's or before. There does not seem to be a lot of information about them out there.
~~~ Combination H Tissue Salts for Allergy ~~~
The pills come on a rather satisfying white plastic tube like tub with a clip on lid. The tube has the New Era text and logo in blue and contains some information about the pills including dosage instructions.
The tub tells us that the Biochemic Remedies are "homoeopathically prepared from safe, natural and non-habit forming active ingredients". The back of the tub also contains a warning to visit your doctor if you have major symptoms and that you should check with your doctor if you are already using other medicines.
These pills claim to reduce the symptoms of hayfever, and allergic rhinitis.
~~~ So what are they? ~~~
I will not claim to know much about what a "tissue salt" is. Apparently, there are 12 salts which need to be in good balance within the cells of the body in order to achieve good health.
The pills themselves are white and powdery. They are cylindrical in shape and measure about 5mm in diameter and 4mm in height. They feel quite soft although after trying to squash one between my thumb and forefinger I have found that they are pretty solid!
Adult Dose: 4 tablets
Child Dose: 2 tables
3 doses per day or increase if needed.
The instructions tell you to measure out a dose into the lid of the container. You are not supposed to touch them because touch can taint homeopathic remedies. You then tip the on to your tongue.
When they are on your tongue you will feel them slowly dissolving and disappearing. It's a weird but rather enjoyable sensation! They don't fizz or anything, just softly dissolve. They taste very subtly sweet and when they dissolve the almost have the consistency of icing sugar. Although they are not ever nearly as sweet as that, I still think of icing sugar every time I take them.
~~~ Do they work? ~~~
The short answer is "I don't know."
They might well work. I take them in short bursts of a few days but I usually try other things too and something works. I would like to think that they do work, as when I take them I often find that I have less catarrh and my nose doesn't itch quite so much. I really hope they work because it seems like such a beautifully simple concept - balancing the salts in your cells.
~~~ Conclusion ~~~
Whether these salts actually work or not, I will continue to take them. They are not harmful in any way and do not cause any side effects. If they work even a little then they are worth it.
I also kind of enjoy the melting sensation of them. As soon as the little dry tablet touches the moisture in your mouth it just dissolves and disappears, kind of the way I hope my allergy symptoms will some day!
I would recommend trying these for the sake of trying something natural and different to alleviate allergy symptoms.
They cost £3.14 in Tesco when I bought them. They are available through various websites for £3 and a box contains 450 tablets.
I find your info very helpful, can you suggest tissue salts for the liver, thanks kindly Wendy from Kamloops
I have used tissue salts since 1968 ,when I had a bad bout of Catarrh . These remedies were first devised by Dr Whilhelm H Schuessler of Oldenberg,Germany,and then by many Homeopaths ,He like another famous Homeopath Hahnemann,beleived that some ills are caused by deficienciesof inorganic substances needed by the human body. This is specially true today with refining of foods ,and pollution ,which depletes the body of these elements. The Catarrh remedy prepared by the firm New Era ,called Combination Q ,s made up of Ferr Phos which acts like an anti inflamatory ,Kali Mur,Potassium Chloride ,helps glandular swelling,and thick white Catarrh,and is good for the liver ,this is combined with,Kali Sulph and Nat Mur ,they all have a complementary action ,to help balnce the body ,and so rid it of that uncomfortable condition,a stuffy nose ,and blocked sinuses. There are no side effects ,but one word of caution ,dont take longer than your symptoms last. As like all Homeopathic remedies ,if you take to long your symptoms can return with a vengeance if you overtake.There is a recomendation for dosage on the plastic tub they are sold in . Dont drink coffee while you are taking them ,because coffee is an antidote to Homeopathic remedies.Take recomended dose and repat one dose for about 3 days or til symptoms have disappeared ,it works .Remember to drink plenty of water and have some Vitamin C too.