Materia Medica Viva - vol.06
OverviewCactus Grandilflorus to Calcarea Silicata
Vithoulkas presents information gleaned from a spectrum of homeopathic literature and enhanced with his own experience.
215 pp hb
DetailsMateria Medica Viva, Volume 6, by George Vithoulkas, was published in 1997.
This book provides the materia medica of 10 homeopathic remedies:
Cactus grandiflorus, Cadmium sulphuratum, Cainca, Cajuputum, Caladium seguinum, Calcarea carbonica, Calcarea caustica, Calcarea fluorica, Calcarea phosphorica, and Calcarea silicata.
Each remedy picture begins with its botanical name or chemical composition, geographical distribution, toxicological information, and actual cases of overdose or poisoning where available.
Vithoulkas' perception of the remedy is presented in a section entitled "The Essential Features,".
"Generalities and Keynotes," lists more specific and detailed characteristics, both generals and particulars.
He concludes with a summary of clinical applications, remedy relationships, and dosage. Wherever possible, cured cases from the classical literature are included.
Other sections are Clinical, Causation, and Antidotes.
"It is my prediction or rather my conviction that this materia medica will be the standard against which all other homeopathic texts will be measured for the next hundred years."
- Roger Morrison, M.D.
Volume 1 - Abelmoschus to Ambrosia artemisiae folia
Volume 2 - Ammoniacum gummi to Argentum nitricum
Volume 3 - Arnica to Avena sativa
Volume 4 - Bacillinum to Benzoic acid
Volume 5 - Berberis vulgaris to Butyricacid
Volume 7 - Calendula officinalis to Carcinosinum
Volume 8 - Carduus marianus to Cicuta virosa
Volume 9 - Cimicifuga racemosa to Conium maculatum
Volume 10 - Corallium rubrum to Euphrasia officinalis
Volume 11 - Ferrum metallicum to Helleborus niger
ContentsCactus Grandiflorus -- 1231-1254
Cadmium Sulphuratum -- 1255-1265
Cainca -- 1266-1272
Cajuputum -- 1273-1278
Caladium -- 1279-1295
Calcarea Carbonica -- 1296-1368
Calcarea Caustica -- 1369-1378
Calcarea Fluorica -- 1379-1396
Calcarea Phosphorica -- 1397-1429
Calcarea Silicata -- 1430-1445
HeritageClaiming he has "little to add" to the volumes of existing literature, the author presents information gleaned from homeopathic literature and enhanced with his own experience.
Each entry presents information about pharmacy and toxicology, physiological action, essential features, general symptoms and keynotes, and cured cases from other authors, if any were found in a literature search.
No cases from his own practice are given, as that will be the subject of another book.
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author