Homeopathy was introduced to India in the 1830s by John Martin Honigberger (1795–1869), a Romanian-born student of Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843), the German physician regarded as the founder of homeopathic medicine. Honigberger spent some 15 years in Lahore, where his early patients included Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab and the son of the Maharaja’s military advisor, General Jean François Allard. Homeopathy first flourished in Punjab and Bengal, before spreading to other parts of British India. In this book, Mirza Allah Baig Lakhnavi gives concise instructions for the purchase and safekeeping of homeopathic medicines. He describes homeopathic treatments, in which practitioners use highly diluted preparations to induce symptoms similar to those needing a cure, a principle Hahnemann called “let like be cured by like.” The author discusses such remedies in relation to a wide range of ailments, from minor dermatological problems and stomach upsets to serious diseases of the heart, kidneys, and liver.
Gulshan Faiz, Lucknow
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64 pages ; 21.8 x 13.1 centimeters
Last updated: October 20, 2014