In 1918 during an outbreak of Spanish Flu Gelsemium was practically used according to Dr. Frank Wieland, MD, in Chicago there was only one death.
Homeopathic remedies act by stimulating the sick person’s natural defenses. Homeopathic remedy is a pure, natural substance that undergoes dilution and is almost free from side effects. Homeopathy being a holistic system of medicine plays a great role in acute, chronic (long standing) and recurrent illness.
Homeopathic medicine stimulates the production of white blood cells, anti-bodies to fight infections.
In autoimmune diseases where the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to cause symptoms, homeopathic medicine has proved its efficacy in correcting the immune mechanism so that the body does not react in abnormal way.
Acute and chronic disease symptoms are being treated with homeopathic medicine which produces same symptoms in a person in crude form.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared by the process of trituration in which the original substance is grinded in milk sugar. Then this triturated mixture is diluted for hours by succusion (shaking). This whole process is termed as potentisation.
Although scientists are not able to prove the mechanism of action of homeopathic remedies but these potentised remedies have proved clinically to exert biological effects and its healing powers. It comes in the form of tablets, powder, liquid and ointments that easily dissolves under tongue.
Homeopathy works on the principle of “Like Cures Like”. It means that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can stimulate healing of similar symptoms of a disease. When Samuel Hahnemann used medicinal plant cinchona in treating malaria, he discovered that if cinchona is taken by healthy person it produces symptoms of malaria. This led Hahnemann to develop “Law of Similar” i.e. “Like Cures Like”.
Homeopathy has become a popular science today all over the world and is highly followed in countries Germany, Greece, India, Pakistan, South Africa and lot more.
Homeopathy is being used by British Royal family and few U.S. President. Since its years of existence homeopathy has also been into controversies of being a quackery medicine.
More research is needed to explore this science.