Materia Medica

Materia medica (English: medical material/substance) is a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing (i.e., medicines). The term derives from the title of a work by the Ancient Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides in the first century AD, De materia medica libre.

Although there are various homoeopathic Materia Medica, written by different authors and covering different specialities, the term Homoeopathic Materia Medica is often used to reference the total sum of homoeopathic preparations and prescribing options. Hahnemann developed the first Homoeopathic Materia Medica by a system of homoeopathic provings, where a substance was ingested by the “prover” and the symptoms that the “prover” developed were recorded in great detail. Materia Medica may also include accidental poisoning and some information from clinical treatment.

Dr. Bidani has written extensively over this subject of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and number of his writings are published in various national as well as international journals and magazines.

Click on the link below to read some of his articles…

Baryta Carb Baby

Have u ever seen a baby sitting in the corner of the room doing nothing or throwing stones on strangers?

Understand the personality of a Baryta Carb Baby in totality…

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CrataegusCrataegus Oxycantha – Homoeopathic Heart Tonic

Crataegus oxycantha has been used traditionally as a cardiac tonic and current uses include treatment for angina, hypertension, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure. Animal studies have also indicated that Crataegus extracts may also have potential use as anti-ischemic and lipid-lowering agents.


Medorrhinum- a well proven Nosode

Nosodes are medicines prepared from products of diseases or diseased tissues of human beings, animals and plants. Nosodes thus are an important instrument of our armament for classical prescription. Let’s discuss a commonly used Nosode: Medorrhinum in detail….

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Some rare homeopathic remedies used in female complaints

Let’s learn about some of the rarely used medicines for female disorders like Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhoea, Amenorrhoea, Leucorrhoea etc.

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Understanding a Child’s Temperament and Personality

Children are born with unique behavioural styles that influence their development from the womb until death. Each child is unique, and has a different way of looking at and interacting with the world. Children have different talents that develop as they grow and practice them. Learn how we can understand a child’s personality and use them in finding a simillimum.

Causticum Child’s Personality…

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One Comment to "Materia Medica"

  1. Dr Ankita Verma says:

    Highly knowledgeable articles., thank you

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