The New Materia Medica

The New Materia Medica

  • Colin Griffith


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Key Remedies for the Future of Homeopathy

A sourcebook of information on the new remedies explored and prescribed by the United Kingdom’s Guild of Homeopaths.

561pp HB
ISBN 978-1-905857-27-2


The entry on each remedy gives:
- a description of the original substance, plant, or animal in its natural state.
- an outline of its history, including medicinal and traditional uses of the plant and crystal essence remedies
- an explanation of the remedies' affinities for the chakras and the associated glands and organs
- a description of the general symptoms which can be treated by each remedy (to cover symptomatology that affects the whole physical being)
- detailed descriptions of the mental and emotional symptoms as well as the physical symptoms that affect individual parts of the body
- a list of related remedies to show affinities, comparisons, and relationships
- summarized case notes to show the clinical evidence of efficacy and to illustrate the day-to-day use of each remedy


Acknowledgements - xi

Part I
Why The New Materia Medica? - 2
The Proving Experiment and Its Outcome - 5
The Chakras - 13
A Note to the Reader - 41

Part II The Remedies
Acer Pseudoplatanus (Sycamore Seed) - 46
Aesculus Hippocastanum Album (White Chestnut Flower) - 62
Amethyst - 73
Banisteriopsis Caapi (Ayahuasca) - 86
Berlin Wall - 102
Betula Pendula (Silver Birch) - 118
Black Obsidian - 131
Buddleia Davidii (Butterfly Bush) - 145
Carpinus Betulus (Hornbeam) - 159
Carassius Auratus (Goldfish) - 172
Chalice Well Water - 185
Clay - 201
Corylus Avellana (Hazel) - 214
Emerald - 228
Eryngium Maritimum (Sea Holly) - 245
Fagus Purpurea (Copper Beech) - 258
Fraxinus Excelsior (Common Ash) - 273
Golden Beryl (Heliodor) - 285
Ilex Aquifolium - 299
Jet - 314
Latrodectus Mactans (Black Widow Spider) - 329
Lepisma Saccharina (Silverfish) - 343
Lumbricus Terrestris (Earthworm) - 355
Moldavite - 366
Moonstone - 378
Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) - 390
Okoubaka Aubreville - 404
Quercus Robur (Oak) - 418
Rainbow (Spectrum) - 435
Rhodochrosite - 445
Rose Quartz - 455
Ruby - 468
Salix Fragilis (Crack Willow) - 483
Santalum Album (Sandalwood) - 494
Thymus Gland - 504
Winchelsea Sea Salt - 528

Part III
New Remedies and the Energy Centres of the Body - 544
Remedies and Their Abbreviations - 547
Bibliography - 549
Index - 551

Colin Griffith

Colin Griffith, MCH RSHom is a highly respected and effective practitioner of homoeopathy. He is a founding member of the Guild of Homoeopaths and author of several highly regarded homeopathic books.