The following information is a useful reference when putting together a homeopathic medicine chest. It highlights the common ailments or symptoms that homeopathic remedy is frequently used for, but is not fully comprehensive. <p> In most cases the 6C potency should be used for self-help. It is most appropriate for conditions which are mainly physical, for example first aid situations or coughs and colds. 6C remedies are ideal for the family medicine chest. The 30C potency can be used for conditions which affect our health more generally or illnesses which may be partly emotional in nature such as occasional sleeplessness. 30C remedies should be taken as a short 7 day course, unless prescribed by a practitioner. <p> If a condition is at all persistent or could be serious, please consult your doctor or a qualified homeopathic practitioner. <p> As with all medicines, always read the label. <p> Aconite 30C<br> Beginnings of influenza and colds; fear; shock.