In France, where homeopathy is firmly established, the two most popular flu remedies are both homeopathic preparations: Oscillococcinum 200 and L.52 Lehning.
-Oscillococcinum, a combination of Anas Barbariae, Hepatis and Cordis, has been shown to be an effective antidote against the worst symptoms of flu, such as coughing, fever, shivering, and muscle and joint stiffness (Br J Clin Pharmacol, 1989; 27: 329-35).
- L.52 Lehning, a combination comprising 10 active homeopathic ingredients, has been proven to be more effective than a placebo (Casanova PA et al. L.52: A Flu Treatment, by Dr Ph Lecocq. Metz: Editions Lehning, 1988).