Materia Medica Viva - vol.09
OverviewCimicifuga Racemosa to Conium Maculatum
Vithoulkas presents information gleaned from a spectrum of homeopathic literature and enhanced with his own experience.
164 pp hb
DetailsThis book provides the materia medica of 9 homeopathic remedies:
Cimicifuga racemosa, Cina, Cistus canadensis, Clematis erecta, Cocculus indicus, Coffea cruda, Colchicum, Colocynthis, and Conium maculatum.
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 8 - Carduus marianus to Cicuta virosa
Volume 10 - Corallium rubrum to Euphrasia officinalis
Volume 11 - Ferrum metallicum to Helleborus niger
ContentsCimicifuga racemosa -- 1867
Cina -- 1895
Cistus Canadensis -- 1915
Clematis erecta -- 1927
Cocculus indicu -- 1945
Coffea cruda -- 1973
Colchicum -- 1987
Colocynthis -- 2009
Conium maculatum -- 2031
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