Save Homeopathy – Brief History And A Royal Horse Called Hypericum

Royal Patronage of Homeopathy: King George VI and Queen Mary  were great patrons of Homeopathy.  They named one of their horses Hypericum, which is the name of a well known homeopathic remedy.  King George VI’s  ‘Hypericum’ hit the headlines by winning the ‘1000 Guinea Race’ in 1946. The Royals are still great patrons of homeopathy, to which they owe their good health and longevity:   Queen Elizabeth II has her own homeopathic physician.

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Homeopathic medicine became accepted in Britain soon after Dr Samuel Hahnemann founded it in 1799.   Homeopathic medicine  there became very popular due to the work of one eminent physician who came from the upper class.  This was Dr Florian Quin:  He introduced homeopathy to many of his colleagues, and to his society friends, which included the Royal family.  Although Queen Victoria did not use homeopathy, the Royals before her, and after her reign, have all endorsed the use of homeopathy as a safe alternative medicine.

Dr Quin  met Dr Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathic medicine,  after he had graduated from his medical studies.  He became converted to Homeopathic medicine in the early 1820’s,  and studied Hahnemann’s theories and remedies in depth.  He worked as a physician  in Moravia, a geographical region of Czechoslovakia, where he had success using Camphor for a cholera epidemic.  His successes inspired him to return to Britain, to introduce homeopathy to the upper classes, and to the King and Queen of Great Britain.

Note:  Read Merrilyn’s later post from 23 February 2013, entitled:  UN Refuses Compensation To Haiti For Cholera.  The cholera epidemic of 2012 could have been prevented and treated largely with the use of Homeopathic Camphor.  This is a safe and inexpensive alternative to giving people vaccinations for Cholera.

Drug companies fear homeopathy: Homeopathy was never given a chance to gain ground in America, despite there being plenty of interest:  The American Institute of Homeopathy was founded in 1844, but the New York State Medical Society immediately reacted by calling homeopathy ‘quackery’, and they set out to undermine it.  Drug companies collaborated with the American Medical Association to have the teachings of Hahnemann discredited, just when homeopathic medicine was becoming very popular.  They manipulated the press to prevent homeopathic medicine from competing with their pharmaceuticals.  They achieved this by banning any literature on homeopathic treatments and research, which had the effect of keeping the public ignorant about homeopathic successes.  No research documents were allowed to be published in any medical journals. Doesn’t that sound familiar?   In the USA, in 1910, Homeopathy was pronounced to be legally unprofessional and unscientific.  Many homeopathic institutions closed down, and homeopathy there fell into decline.

This pressure from the drug companies and the American Medical Association,  forced the  Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia to abandon homeopathic medicine and adopt the ways of allopathic treatment instead. This happened in the 1920’s, when pharmaceutical companies were gaining much power, with a stronghold on the medical and drug-watch organizations.

Homeopathy is not the only modality to  suffer from the pressures of the medical associations and the drug giants.  Many other alternative therapists have been driven out of America, or had their practices closed down, because their brand of therapy is declared to be ‘quackery’ by the jealous drug giants.  Dr Max Gerson, who formulated a successful alternative treatment for cancer, was closed down by the American medical authorities, with the backing of the drug companies.  He escaped to Mexico, where he established a very successful clinic, despite the attempts of the AMA to stop him from practicing his alternative therapies.  His treatments have cured many people of cancer, and are still used today in many health practices.

Homeopathy Opponents Getting Stroppy Now:  There is a very worrying movement at the present time to restrict  or ban homeopathic medicine  in Britain, where homeopathy has been used and widely accepted for over 170 years now.  This movement to discredit and ban homeopathy has its proponents also in New Zealand, Australia, and other more remote places of the world.

I have just read about a demonstration which took place outside Booth’s the chemist, in London, on 30th January, 2010,  which was supposed ‘to bring awareness that homeopathic medicines have nothing in them’. This statement in itself is highly suggestive of ‘quackery’ and the placebo, those words ‘nothing in them’ having been carefully chosen deliberately, to draw a negative emotional response from the uneducated of the public.

Homeopathic ‘nothing in them’ remedies effect cures in animals, as well as people.  This is fact, and an argument which explodes  the myth that homeopathy is effective only as a placebo. Homeopathy is NOT a placebo:  The correct remedy will cure even infectious diseases, in animals, or people.  And it is quite certain that these medical and drug people who oppose homeopathy have never ever seen an experienced  homeopath to have their case taken, and the correct remedy applied.  They will never have followed a case through from beginning to end, to see what progress has been made.  They do not want homeopathy to be given a fair trial at all, as a fair trial might convert people to homeopathy from allopathic medicine, once they were enlightened as to the  astounding healing qualities of homeopathy. And so they conveniently brand it ‘quackery’, or ‘totally crazy’, as one such uneducated and closed-minded doctor in New Zealand has voiced.

This movement against homeopathy wants to see doctors banned from prescribing homeopathic medicines, and Booth’s, and all other homeopathic chemists,  prohibited from  issuing homeopathic medicines.

This demonstration against homeopathy which took place outside Booth’s the chemist in London, is, no doubt, part of a very well-organized movement which is  driven by the drug companies.  The pharmaceutical giants see homeopathy as competition for their prescription drugs.  If they succeed in getting homeopathic pharmacies stopped from issuing homeopathic medicines, then homeopathic medicine will cease to exist, as without the chemists, we will have no remedies to use.

Homeopathy has been used successfully by homeopathic physicians to treat illnesses of many kinds, including infectious epidemics.  Dr Quin used the homeopathic remedy Camphor to treat an outbreak of Cholera.  Homeopathic remedies can counteract tetanus.  Homeopathic Belladonna can counteract, and prevent, Scarlet fever.  Homeopathic remedies can counteract and prevent many other infectious diseases, removing any need to vaccinate. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recorded successes from the use of Homeopathic prescribing, but these successes are not reported to the public.  In America, any writing on homeopathic research, or  writings on how homeopathy could be used effectively, were banned from medical magazines and papers.

Homeopathy is under threat today, as is Herbal medicine, and Vitamin therapy, by the same powers which tried to discredit it a century ago.  Now, the suffocating and tenacious arms of the drug giants and their collaborating doctors are reaching out, not just all over America:  they are extending to Britain and the rest of the world  to devour the likes of Booth’s, the homeopathic chemist, so that they have a world-wide monopoly on all medicines.

The reason they wish to discredit homeopathy is not that they believe homeopathy to be a placebo with ‘nothing in it’.  No, the reason they want to have homeopathy banned is because Homeopathy is a threat to their empire, especially now that we have the internet.  Controversial  topics  such as ‘does homeopathy work?’ , and the answer: YES HOMEOPATHY DOES WORK,  cannot be kept secret any more.  The drug giants and their collaborating doctors are now desperate to have homeopathy banned,  because it is such a good, safe, cheap, and readily available  alternative to allopathic medicine, and the world is finding out about it as fast as the internet can convey the message.

Sources:  ‘Australian Sourcebook of Natural Health’ by Nevill Drury, 1981 and 1985, published by Pitman’s,  Wellington,  New Zealand.

‘History of Homeopathy in Britain’, by Peter Morrell. Online document.


List Of Homeopathic Remedies As Alternatives To Conventional Medicine

Basic Homeopathic ‘Natural’ Remedies

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Homeopathy is a wonderful healing tool which can be used in the home.  Many ailments can be treated with Homeopathic Remedies.  Homeopathy can restore the mind and emotions to a healthy state, resulting in a more healthy, positive attitude.

Of course, if you or your child has a serious infection, you must see your doctor, or a health professional for advice.  The purpose of this article is to give information as to  some homeopathic alternatives, which you may discuss with your doctor or health professional.

Because Homeopathy is not harmful to the body, it can be used instead of the harmful synthetic drugs which often lead to sickness in themselves:  By using the Homeopathic alternative, one avoids loading the body with weakening poisons which could contribute to disease later on in life.  Anti-biotics and vaccinations are the most common offenders in this case.

Most infections will respond just as well with homeopathic treatment, and this alternative medicine should be used where possible instead of anti-biotics.

Homeopathic medicine is a safe alternative to vaccinations:   For example, Belladonna was proven by Hahnemann as a prophylactic for Scarlet Fever.  It is worth discussing the alternatives to vaccination with your Homeopathic physician, who will be able to prescribe the most effective remedy in the most effective potency for the condition.

Bruising, shock, tetanus (treatment and prevention), croup in children, flu, hay fever, whooping cough, measles, mumps, chicken pox, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and behavioural problems are just some of the many troubles which can be helped with homeopathic treatment.

Below are listed some of the main homeopathic remedies which could be useful in the making of a home treatment kit.  If a pharmacy or health food store cannot be found to stock these homeopathic remedies, most can be bought by writing to Weleda Products, Havelock North, Hastings, New Zealand. Weleda are connected to the Rudolph Steiner movement, and grow all their own organic plants for use in their Homeopathic and herbal medicines. Usher’s Odeon Pharmacy in Tutanekai Street, Rotorua used to stock the Weleda Homeopathic remedies.   B.K. Moore’s  Pharmacy was always the best supplier of Weleda Homeopathic Remedies in Auckland.

List Of Homeopathic Remedies which may be used as alternatives to conventional medicine:

ACONITE:  An effective pain killer.  Use at start of cold or flu, especially if the cold or flu has developed due to a change in the weather.  Aconite is good for conditions which come on suddenly.

ARNICA:  This is known as ‘the mother’s little helper’.  It is extremely useful when you have young children, as it is so effective for bruising and shock.  Use for bruising, mental or physical.  It helps alleviate pain from any injury:  It can help with an injury even years after the event of injury, both emotionally and physically.

APIS:  For insect stings.  Ledum is another good one to use where there is an allergy to insect stings – But only use as an intermediary measure until you can get your child to the doctor.

ARS ALB:  This  is a great anti-dote to many toxins.  It can be used to counteract suspected food poisoning.  It can help get rid of the bad effects of tobacco and alcohol.

BELLADONNA:  Useful for fevers.  A good children’s remedy.  Scarlet fever is said to be helped by Belladonna.  Belladonna, if given in time,  acts as a prophylactic for Scarlet fever:  This was proved by Hahnemann who began the science of homeopathic medicine.  Belladonna is good for right-sided complaints, e.g. pleurisy-like pain in the right side of the chest.

BRYONIA:  For colds, pneumonia, pleurisy, mastitis – wherever there is a mucous complaint or a build up of body fluid.  Bryonia helps to dry up fluid.

CALENDULA:  For cuts and wounds.  Can be used externally and internally.

CHAMOMILLA:  Good for teething children; for toothache; for too much coffee.  A good, safe, calming remedy.

CARBO VEG:  This can be used for some infectious diseases:  Some cases of measles and whooping cough may respond to carbo veg.  Carbo Veg is also known as an anti-haemorrhage remedy, which might mean it could be used for heavy periods.  It is a common remedy to treat alcoholism.

COFFEA:  Homeopathic coffea is a remedy which will help to put you to sleep quickly. Coffea is also an anti-dote to many drugs.  It is important not to be taking drinks of coffee while you are taking homeopathic coffea, or any other remedy.

CROTALUS:  This remedy is supposed to be good for infections such as malignant diphtheria, malignant jandice, malaria, and alcoholism. (I’ve not tried this one).

DROSERA:  For whooping cough, or any bad cough, or laryngitis.  I found it very useful in cases of children’s croup, which can come on very suddenly in the night.  It is also an anti-tuberculosis remedy and is recommended where there is a history of TB in the family.  I found Homeopathic Drosera to be of enormous use when my children were young:  If they got whooping cough,  then Drosera worked so quickly to alleviate it that there was never a need to head for the hospital.  At the first sign of infection in the community, I would use Drosera to help prevent them getting Whooping Cough.

DULCAMARA:  When pimples arise before a period.  For sensitive skin, ring-worm, warts.

GELSEMICUM:  Another good remedy for influenza.  Good for some headaches.

HYPERICUM:  For cuts or wounds.  Use especially if there are cuts or wounds from rusty nails or other objects.  If your house is situated on land where there once were horses, then tetanus could be feared:  Hypericum is regarded as a tetanus preventative.  Personally, I favoured Homeopathic Ledum, which is also a prophylactic, or preventative,  for tetanus.

IGNATIA:  This can be used for grief, fear, or worry.  Ignatia helps to strengthen the spirits.

LEDUM:  I never used Tetanus injections for my children, and stopped them for myself once I discovered Homeopathic Ledum. Ledum has been proven as an anti-tetanus medicine.  It can be used after getting a wound from a rusty object if you suspect there may be tetanus in the soil.  Where horses have been kept in the past, tetanus is always a possiblity.  Homeopathic Ledum acts to prevent tetanus if it is given early enough, and it also has been used to treat tetanus.

NUX VOMICA:  For over-eating, eating poor food or drink, such as alcohol and rich food.  For indigestion, constipation, wind, and sleeplessness.  Nux Vomica is regarded as one of the best remedies for constipation.

OPIUM:  This remedy is supposed to anti-dote lead poisoning.  Lead poisoning is really a serious consideration for young families:  People often buy an old house to ‘do up’.  This means that the old paint, which had lead in it, gets spread around the house.  This is a terrible danger for young babies who are learning to crawl, as even if the paint flakes are vacuumed up, there is always a residue of lead dust around, especially when sanding of the wood is done.  Even young toddlers are at risk, because they play on the floor.  I have known several cases of serious lead poisoning in my life, where young families have set out to build their dreams by buying an old house, which they ‘do up’, only to fall very ill themselves, and have their children become ill too.  Better to avoid doing up an old house, especially when you have a young family.  But if you suspect that lead could be in your environment, and your child has become hyperactive, then Opium could help.  See your doctor or health professional if you have concerns over lead poisoning.

PULSATILLA:  For mumps, measles, styes and boils.  Use for periods where menstruation is slight or delayed.

RHUS TOXICODENDRON:  Homeopathic remedy for Chicken Pox.  Rhus tox can be useful for chills or rheumatic pains, especially if the condition is worse for wet weather.  Rhus Toxicodendron has been used to treat many other conditions, including  arthritis, rheumatic pain, sciatica and shingles.

SAMBUCUS:  Another remedy for croup in children, especially the sort which strikes around midnight.

SABADILLA:  Good for hay fever in young children.

SULPHUR:  A great cleansing remedy.  Good for treating warts if Thuja fails.

THUJA:  Homeopathic Thuja can counteract the bad effects of vaccinations. It is a must in the homeopathic first aid kit.  Good for the treatment of warts, and other skin troubles which have come about since having vaccinations, or antibiotics.  Even when the vaccinations or antibiotics were given years ago, homeopathic Thuja can remedy the health.  Use if bad health has occurred after vaccinations.  Homeopathic Thuja 30C can be bought in most health shops and some pharmacies. For purchasing homeopathic remdies, remember Weleda, who make their own homeopathic remedies.  They are in Havelock North, Hastings N.Z

Thanks to A.C. Gordon Ross and H. Fergie-Woods:  Their wonderful little homeopathic books are the sources of much of this information.  I have added my own experiences and thoughts into my “List of homeopathic remedies”.

A.C. Gordon Ross’ book is called ‘Homeopathic Green Medicine’, and it is published by Thorsons Publishers.

H. Fergie-Woods book is called ‘Essentials of Homeopathic Prescribing’, and it is published by Speight Books.

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

Reading these posts might be helpful if you have decided to forfeit those much-promoted and often dubious flu injections.

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