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Oscillococcinum... A Homeopathic Flu Medication

Updated on November 9, 2014

My excitement

Okay, so now I'm so excited. I just saw a commercial for "Oscillo," a product that I've used and recommended for years. I'm finally vindicated. Prior to the new TV ad, I've only heard it on the radio, and even then it was only recently that the radio ads appeared. I actually began using the product about 20 years ago, and believe me it really, really works for me.

What Is Oscillococcinum

Well, to begin with Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic alternative medicine that is marketed to relieve flu like symptoms. I guess at this point I should explain homeopathy. Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine in which practitioners use highly diluted preparations. All that said, simply put it is a form of alternative medicine. For an in depth explanation check out the definition, and more information, on this site, ABC Homeopathy.

Back to Oscillo, It is one of the most popular homeopathic preparations, particularly in France. Oscillococcinum is manufactured by a French company, Boiron, its the sole manufacturer. Surprisingly it has been in production in France for over 65 years. I don't know when it came to the U.S.A, but I found it in my local drugstore about 20 years ago. However, because of the widely held belief that nothing can be done to alleviate the flu, aside from letting it run it's course, most are reluctant to try it. I will try anything natural, and I did with Oscillo, and that's how I came to recommend it highly. I take it is at the first sign of the flu, the chills, headache, just general sick feeling. Anyone who's ever had the flu will know the feeling.

By the way, I carry Oscillo with me at all times. At any rate, the minute you experience the symptoms, simply pull out the Oscillo, and pop it under the tongue, (follow the printed directions). Even if you don't have it handy at the first symptoms, not to worry, go get it and take it right away. I find taking it at that time will lessen the severity and length of time that you will have to suffer with the flu. Oh, by the way Oscillo is a small vile of sweet tasting pellets you pop under your tongue, and let dissolve. The only thing you taste is sugar, and after tasting it you'll probably wonder if it works. Well, for me, and those to whom I recommended it to, it does.


So if you've never tried Oscillococcinum, give it a try.  As with any new medicine, or treatment, always check with your physician before taking.  


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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Sorry I don't understand the question! Please clarify.

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      6 years ago

      How Ntnaw medicine oscillococcinum

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Oh you better believe I do tell them, and tell them. Thanks for the link, I'll go over and read the hub. Thank you Debby, for the validation. See you later.

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      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Go Freda ~ Tell all of your friends about Oscillo for flu. Here is an depth Hubpages on #Homeopathic Influenza Remedy - Oscillococcinum #homeopathy. (((HUGS))) Debby

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks ImChemist for the validation, and thank you for taking time to read and leave a comment.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for this helpful information , this information can help a lot of peoples .

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Good to hear someone else uses my favorite flu medicine. Thanks Veronica for the validation.

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      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      I use these on my two little ones and you know I'm all about homeopathic medication. It works great and I don't feel as nervous about administering this too my kids over the over the counter cold and flu medications that have had to be pulled off the shelves. Rated it up!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Hello, Hello, hello, for all of us homeopathic fans this is right up our alley. Thanks for stopping again, see you soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for introducing this great productiot. Your recommendation after 20 years definitely confinced me. I am all for homeopathic medicine.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Mrs asif, Bail Up, and Glemoh101 for stopping.

      To answer your question Mrs. asif, I don't know if they have that formula yet.

      Bail Up, I advise you to get some and keep it on hand, so the next time you'll have it on hand.

      Thanks Glemoh for the rating.

      Thanks for visiting, see you all later.

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      7 years ago

      This is the 1st time i hear about this disease , thanks .

      I rated your hub as useful

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      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      First I ever heard of this. I certainly could have used it in December when the flu hit just about everyone in our family and a few friends. I've never seen a more miserable bunch but now I know! Osci it is.

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      Mrs asif 

      7 years ago

      Nice .Do they relief from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis besides viral rhinitis?


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