Materia Medica Viva - vol.08
OverviewCarduus Marianus to Cicuta Virosa
Vithoulkas presents information gleaned from a spectrum of homeopathic literature and enhanced with his own experience.
208 pp hb
DetailsMateria Medica Viva, Volume 8, by George Vithoulkas, was published in 2002.
This book provides the materia medica of 6 homeopathic remedies:
Carduus marianus, Causticum, Chamomilla, Chelidonium magus, China Officinalis, and Cicuta virosa.
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 6 - Cactus grandilflorus to Calcarea silicata
Volume 7 - Calendula officinalis to Carcinosinum
Volume 9 - Cimicifuga racemosa to Conium maculatum
Volume 10 - Corallium rubrum to Euphrasia officinalis
Volume 11 - Ferrum metallicum to Helleborus niger
ContentsCarduus Marianus -- 1657-1674
Causticum -- 1675-1715
Chamomilla -- 1716-1747
Chelidonium Magus -- 1748-1787
China Officinalis -- 1788-1837
Cicuta Virosa -- 1838-1864
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