Oscillococcinum - Homeopathic Remedy

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy marketed to relieve flu-like symptoms such as body aches, fever, and chills.
Category
Homeopathic remedy
Where to get
Available in health food stores and online.
Applicable for
Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Oscillococcinum FAQ


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What is Oscillococcinum used for?

Oscillococcinum is a brand-name homeopathic remedy used to treat influenza (flu). Taken at the first signs of infection, Oscillococcinum is said to ease symptoms and shorten the duration of the flu. To date, there is little evidence to support the claim. This article discusses what Oscillococcinum is, how it is thought to work, and how to use it.

What is Oscillococcinum made of?

Oscillococcinum is a brand name homeopathic product made from wild duck heart and liver. There is no measurable trace of these organs in the final product.

What are the different types of Oscillococcinum products?

Anas barbaria, Anas Barbariae, Anas moschata, Avian Heart and Liver, Avian Liver Extract, Cairina moschata, Canard de Barbarie, Duck Liver Extract, Extrait de Foie de Canard, Muscovy Duck, Oscillo. Oscillococcinum is a brand name homeopathic product manufactured by Boiron. Similar homeopathic products are found in other brands.

Is Oscillococcinum a homeopathic product?

Oscillococcinum is a patented homeopathic product manufactured by Boiron Laboratories. It is made from the heart and liver of wild duck. Homeopathic products are extreme dilutions of active ingredients. They are often so diluted that they don't contain any active medicine.

What does Oscillococcinum stand for?

OTHER NAME (S): Anas barbaria, Anas Barbariae, Anas Barbariae Hepa ... Show More Oscillococcinum is a patented homeopathic product manufactured by Boiron Laboratories. It is made from the heart and liver of wild duck. Homeopathic products are extreme dilutions of active ingredients.

Does Oscillococcinum work?

Oscillococcinum is made from a diluted extract of wild duck heart and liver. The remedy is believed to work because ducks and other waterfowl are reservoir hosts for certain types of influenza (namely, "bird flu" ).

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