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Ipecac (Ipecacuanha) The Ipecacuanha shrub has been used over the years to promote vomiting. Consuming the root may produce symptoms that include appetite stimulation, sweating, vomiting, gastritis, inflammation of the lungs, and heart failure. The Homoeopathic remedy is made from the root, the most potent part of the...

Ignatia (Ignatia amara) This plant has beans which are often named St. Ignatius bean. Small doses of the seed can produce unpleasant symptoms of poisoning and large doses can be fatal. Homoeopaths may prescribe Ignatia for ailments that have symptoms similar to those associated with mild poisoning. For the...

Hypericum (Hypericum perforatum) This Also known as St.-John's-wort, this shrubby perennial herb has oblong leaves that are covered with transparent oil glands that look like human flesh. The leaves resemble skin and even give the appearance of bleeding when injured. It is no coincidence that this herb...

Hepar Sulphuris (Hepar sulphuris calcareum) This is commonly known as calcium sulphide. Once an antidote for mercury poisoning, calcium sulphide is now used by Homoeopathic physicians to treat patients with conditions that are infected, often producing pus. These disorders are usually accompanied by mental and physical hypersensitivity...

Gelsemium (Gelsemium sempervirens) Although Gelsemium is often called yellow jasmine, it is not really part of the jasmine family but it is related. Taken in large doses, Gelsemium causes paralysis, impairing physical and mental functions and ultimately leading to convulsions and death. Homoeopaths prescribe minute amounts of Gelsemium...

Ferrum Phosphoricum This is also called Ferrum Phos or iron phosphate and is a mineral compound of iron and phosphorus. Both these elements are present in the body independently; phosphorus supplies sustenance to bone and muscle health, while iron aids the exchange of oxygen in the...

Chamomilla (Chamomilla) Chamomilla is derived from the flowering German chamomile plant. The plant is crushed, and its juices are mixed with equal parts of alcohol. In Homoeopathy, Chamomilla is usually prescribed for people who are sensitive to pain, irritable, impatient, sweat easily and rigid. Chamomilla is also given...

Cantharis (Cantharis) Spanish fly is the more common name of cantharis. It is actually a beetle that produces an irritant so caustic that it makes the skin blister if exposed to it. Cantharis has been used for many different disorders such as baldness, rheumatism, and as an aphrodisiac....

Calcarea Carbonica (Calcarea carbonica) This remedy is also known as calcium carbonate and is a source of calcium. Calcium is essential for bone and cell formation. Calcium carbonate is used by Homoeopath for conditions with symptoms of exhaustion, depression, and anxiety. This Homoeopathic Remedy May Aid...

Bryonia (Bryonia alba) Bryonia is commonly found in Europe and its reputation was known to the Greeks of ancient times who used the plant as a cleanser. If you were to consume the root of the plant you may experience tissue inflammation, severe vomiting, and very severe...

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