• 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 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.

  • Antimonium

    Ant. Tart.

    Antimonium tartaricum


    Antimony potassium tartrate is a poisonous crystalline salt which has no color or odor and is used to fix for leather and textiles, and insecticides. In the past, it was used in conventional medicine as an emetic, and as an expectorant. Homeopathically, it is used to treat gastric disorders and chest complains.


  • Anacard Or.

    Anacard. Or.

    Anacardium Orientale


    Grow in the East Indies; the Hindus use the acrid black juice of this nut to burn away moles, warts and other skin complaints. They also use it, mixed with ink, to make on linen. The Arabs used the juice for a number of conditions, such as mental illness, memory loss, and paralysis. Homeopathically, cardol, the juice extracted from the pith between the shell and kernel, is used to make the remedy which is given for “tight” feelings of pain.








  • Alium Cepa




    Allium cepa

    The onion, grow worldwide, has been used across many continents and by many religions for its healing properties. The whole red onion bulb is used, and its potent oil stimulates the tear glands and nasal mucous membranes, causing the eyes and nose to water. In homeopathy, it is used to treat conditions which include these symptoms, such as colds, allergies, and hay fever.






  • Aconite


    Aconitum Napellus

    This deadly plant has been used for its poison for centuries. Saxon hunters dipped the tips of their arrows into its juice before hunting wolves, giving it one of its common names, wolfsbane – although its original title comes from the Latin word acon, meaning dart. It is grown in the European mountains, and the flowers, root, and leaves are used.