Children’s Types - 56 Homeopathic Constitutional Remedies

Children’s Types - 56 Homeopathic Constitutional Remedies

  • Frans Kusse


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A marvelous work on the typology of 56 key homeopathic children's remedies.

Covers many of the newer remedies such as Beryllium, Lithium, Manganese, Helium, Hydrogen, and Saccharum officinale, which are frequently indicated for children but which have so far only been described for adults.

256pp hb
ISBN 978-3939-931911


Although we may imagine that we already know many of these remedies, there is always something new to discover in these fresh and vivid portraits. The genial Dutch homeopath Dr. Frans Kusse has produced a marvelous work on the typology of 56 key homeopathic children's remedies. He has straightforwardly and clearly captured the main character traits of these remedies.

The book covers many of the newer remedies such as Beryllium, Lithium, Manganese, Helium, Hydrogen, and Saccharum officinale, which are frequently indicated for children but which have so far only been described for adults or scattered through the specialist homeopathic journals.

From the Book

The Antimonium crudum Child
Stibnite, Antimony sulfide Sb2S3
Mineral remedy

Antimonium crudum is a mineral that has long been used in homeopathy. It is a compound of the metal antimony (stibium - Sb] and sulfur (sulfide). The pure form of antimony, Antimonium metallicum, has only recently been used in homeopathy.

In terms of its effects and its external form, the metal has many similarities with arsenic. It's a silver-white, highly shiny, brittle, metallic substance that is easily pulverized, and mostly occurs as a compound of sulfur (sulfide) or oxygen (oxide).

Nowadays, we use antimony sulfide in lead-antimony batteries, zinc alloys, pyrotechnics, and for the manufacture of textiles, rubber, and glass.

Antimonium crudum is extracted from a natural mineral, needle antimony (stibnite). In the Ichinokawa mine on the Japanese island of Shikoku, stibnite is found in the form of crystals up to 2 feet (60 cm) high and 2 inches (5 cm) wide. Due to their shape, they are often used in Japan as fence posts.

The crystals characteristically form at right angles to the earth’s magnetic field. The name 'antimony' comes from the Greek 'antimonos,' which means 'against loneliness.' Antimony was discovered in 1450, when chemists were still alchemists.


Publisher’s Foreword -- 7
Homeopathy for Children – 8

The Aconitum napellus Child -- 12
The Agaricus muscarius Child -- 16
The Alumina Child -- 20
The Ammonium carbonicum Child -- 24
The Anacardium Child -- 27
The Antimonium crudum Child -- 31
The Apis mellifica Child -- 35
The Argentum nitricum Child 38
— Argentum nitricum in the Clinic -- 42
The Arnica montana Child -- 43
The Arsenicum album Child -- 47
The Aurum metallicum Child -- 52
The Barium carbonicum Child -- 55
— Barium carbonicum in the Clinic -- 59
The Belladonna Child -- 61
— Belladonna in the Clinic -- 66
The Beryllium metallicum Child -- 67
The Borax veneta Child -- 70
The Calcarea carbonica Child -- 74
— Calcarea carbonica in the Clinic -- 79
The Calcarea phosphorica Child -- 80
The Calcarea silicata Child -- 84
The Calcarea sulfurica Child -- 87
The Carcinosinum Child -- 91
The Causticum Child -- 95
The Chamomilla Child -- 99
The Cina Child -- 103
The Cuprum Child -- 107
The Ferrum metallicum Child -- 110
The Graphites Child -- 113
The Helium Child -- 118
The Hydrogenium Child -- 121
The Hyoscyamus niger Child -- 124
The Ignatia Child -- 128
The Kalium carbonicum Child -- 132
The Lac caninum Child -- 137
The Lachesis Child -- 140
The Lithium metallicum Child -- 144
The Lithium phosphoricum Child -- 147
The Lycopodium Child -- 150
The Magnesium carbonicum Child 155
The Magnesium muriaticum Child -- 158
The Magnesium phosphoricum Child -- 160
The Manganum metallicum Child -- 162
The Medorrhinum Child -- 165
— Medorrhinum in the Clinic -- 169
The Mercurius Child -- 171
The Natrium carbonicum Child -- 175
The Natrium muriaticum Child -- 178
— Natrium muriaticum in the Clinic -- 182
The Nux vomica Child -- 183
Nux vomica in the Clinic -- 188
The Opium Child -- 189
The Phosphorus Child -- 193
— Phosphorus in the Clinic -- 197
The Pulsatilla Child -- 198
— Pulsatilla in the Clinic -- 202
The Saccharum officinale Child -- 203
The Sepia Child -- 206
The Silicium Child -- 209
— Silicium in the Clinic -- 213
The Staphisagria Child -- 214
The Stramonium Child -- 217
— Stramonium in the Clinic -- 220
The Sulfur Child -- 221
— Sulfur in the Clinic -- 225
The Thuja occidentalis Child -- 227
The Tuberculinum Child -- 231
— Tuberculinum in the Clinic -- 236
Restless Children in the Clinic -- 237
Ear and Eye Complaints in Children -- 241
Skin Complaints in the Clinic – 243

Index -- 245

Frans Kusse

Frans Christiaan Kusse (born in 1952) studied psychology and sociology before becoming a doctor. After completing his Ph.D., he went to live in Amsterdam in 1984, working as a homeopathic practitioner.

In 1995 he set up a homeopathic medical center in Amsterdam where 6 homeopathic doctors are now based. Soon an even larger project is to be initiated: an integrated health center, involving more than 20 colleagues.

Literary activities have always been his passion. He has produced two longstanding journals in the Netherlands and Belgium and he is editor of the Dutch journal for homeopathic doctors Similia Similibus Curentur. Among other books, he co-authored with Guus Polderman a standard work on homeopathy Homeopathie in de Praktijk (Homeopathy in Practice), Voorhoeve, 1994.


"This outstanding and much-needed book fills a major gap in the homeopathic literature on children. It provides insights into nearly 60 remedies which Frans Kusse has found to be most useful for children.

Based on a solid foundation in classical homeopathy and Dr. Kusse's own extensive clinical experience, it also incorporates Scholten's cutting-edge work with the Periodic Table. It is the first book in English to introduce Scholten's groundbreaking work to the general public.

"Written in a conversational style, it invites parents to discover their children's type and to explore the many ways that homeopathy can help their child. For homeopathic practitioners and students, it explains how remedies well known in their adult "portraits" will manifest in children (not always easy to determine from the existing literature).

Finally, it introduces some newer remedies that the author has found to be as useful as polychrests for children, such as Beryllium, Saccharum, and Lithium phos. The photos illustrating the children's types are a stunning addition."
Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Director, Teleosis School of Homeopathy

"We were impressed with the outstanding quality of this book. Therefore we decided to enrich the descriptions with photographic portraits of children who were healed by the remedy in question, mostly taken from our practice in Kandern. Homeopathic typology in particular can benefit greatly from such portraits.

The descriptions of 28 remedies are complemented in this way by a total of 47 typical faces. A single remedy often has two such portraits, which often show astonishing similarities as a pair. These are almost always cases that we have observed over many years.

We sincerely hope this enchanting book will help all colleagues, interested parents and grandparents, teachers and psychologists to recognize the children’s remedies shown!"
Dr. Ulrich Welte