• Gelsemium

    This climbing plant, with its fragrant yellow flowers, is native to southern states of U.S. and, despite being attractive to look at, it is poisonous if eaten. ingesting large quantities will affect the respiratory system and movement, leading to shaking, inflammation, and paralisys. historuically, its medical uses were first noted when a farmer in mississipi in the 1840´s accidentaly ate the plant’s root and found his fever was cured. it was used as a treatment for fevers in herbalism before beeing proven in homeopathy.

  • Euphrasia

    Grown in Europe and America. eyebright – as its name suggests – has been used for centuries to treat eye problems. It is believed the name comes from one of the Three Graces, Euphrosyne, who was known for her gladness and joy. First mentioned as an eye treatment en 1305, it was used in later centuries as an infusion for eyes, and in the 19th century was also used as a treatment for coughs, headaches, and earaches. It is commonly used in herbal medicine. Homeopathically, the whole fresh plant is used when in flower to make a remedy for sore, irritade eyes and eye injuries.

  • Ferr. Phos.

    The ferr. Phos. remedy is made from iron phosphate, wich is a chemical combination of iron sulfate, sodium phosphate, and sodium acetate. it is one of the 12 biochemical tissue salts developed by the German physician Wilhelm Schussler between 1872 ans 1898. Schussler belived many complaints were the result of a deficency of minerals, and that by replacing these minerals, or tissue salts, health could be restored. Schussler found Ferr. phos. particulary useful in the early stages of inflamation, and the homeopathic remedy is used for simmilar purposes.

  • Cuprum Met.

    Copper, a red-gold metal, is often found in many tools and weapons. In the past, coppersmiths often suffered toxic poisoning due to work with the metal, falling ill with complaints such as coughs, malnutrition, colicky pain, and sometimes even paralisys and death. In the days when alcohol was often made secretly in home destilleries, poisoning occured from the copper tubing. Small amounts were also used medicinaly to help heal wounds. Homeopathcally, it was first “proved” in 1834, and used to treat respiratory problems and various complains of the nervous system.

  • Glon.

    Nitroglycerine, a thick, clear, toxic liquid, was discovered by the italian chemist A. Sobrero in the mid-19th century. two decades later, Swedisch scientist Alfred Nobel used it as the explosive component in dynamite. In conventional medicine it is used to treat heart disease. homeopathically, the remedy is made from glycerine, nitric and sulfuric acid. In Victorian times, typesetters and printers who worked under the powerful heat of incandescent gas lamps used it to treat the severe headches they suffered. teh remedy is mainly used for boold and ciculation conditions.

  • Drosera

    The sundew is a carnivorous plant which grows widely in the heaths and boggy areas of Europe, South America and U.S., China, and India. Insects are attracted by the long, red hairs on the leaves of the plant. glands on the surface of the leaves then secrete a fluid which traps and breaks down the insect, digesting it. The juice of the plant is caustic, affecting the respiratory system, and when eaten by sheep, leads to a harsh, spasmodic cough. It was used in the Middle Ages to treat the plague, and 16th-Century physicians used it for tuberculosis. Homeopathically, it was “proved” by Hahnemann, and the whole fresh plant is used, mainly to treat coughs.

  • Coffea

    Caffea arabica

    Coffee is native to Arabia and Ethiopia and is thought to have been first drunk in Persia. Now grown in Central and Latin America and West Indies, it has been used widely for medical purposes as a diuretic, painkiller, and to ease indigestion. It is also a well-known stimulant. Homeopathically, coffee is made from the raw berries of the coffee tree and was first “proved” by Hahnemann himself and a handful of volunteers. it is mainly used to treat those who are excitable and mentally overstimulated.

  • Calcarea Carbonica

    The source of this remedy is the mother-of-pearl in oyster shells. Mother-of-pearl was commonly used for its beauty to adorn combs and the backs of hairbrushes. In homeopathy, it also has wide-ranging uses but is most often used for problems relating to the teeth and bones. it is particularly good for broken bones wich slow to heal. a backache, and joint pain.

     

  • Argentum Nitricum

    Art. Nit.

    Argentum Nitricum

     

    Silver nitrate, the source of this remedy, was given the names “hell stone” od “devils stone” because of its corrosive effect. Silver nitrate is extracted from the mineral acanthite, the main ore of silver, and is produced mainly in the U.S., South America, and Norway. In the past, due to its caustic and antibacterial qualities, it was used in medicine to cauterize wounds after surgery and treat conditions such as warts and eye infections. Although it is safe in small doses, large amounts are poisonous, causing breathing problems and damaging the kidneys, live, spleen, and aorta, and overdosing affects the skin, turning it permanently blue. It has also long had a less lethal use – for making the back of mirrors. In homeopathy, the remedy is most often used for nervous and digestive complaints.

     

  • Apis

     

    Apis

    Apis Mellifica

    The bee is known for its unique ability to produce honey and for its sting. Bee produces – honey, beewax, propolis (resin used in the building of hives), and royal jelly (feed to queen bees) – are used in complementary medicine. In homeopathy, Apis is used to treat stinging pain and inflamed, burning skin which has swollen and is painful to touch. The honey bee is commonly found in Europe, Canada and America. Homeopathically, the whole live bee is used, including the sting, and dissolve in alcohol. The remedy was first “proved” in the U.S., at the Central New York State Homeopathic Societ.