Homœopathic Links 2018; 31(01): 005-008
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1637756
Philosophy and Discussion
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Hagiographic Materia Medica

Peter Fraser
1  United Kingdom
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Publication Date:
30 March 2018 (online)


The medieval practice of invoking the intercession of particular Saints bears a fundamental similarity to the principles of homeopathy. The Golden Legend ‘Lives of the Saints’ is akin to our Materia Medica. Some remedy pictures connect to a Saint's story and understanding that story helps in understanding the remedy.