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Medicines From Plants You Must Know About
Jun 2017
Dr Pankaj Aggarwal
Senior Homeopath, Agrawal Homeo Clinic

Nature’s altruistic gift of plants is serving mankind in disease and health, since time immemorial. From ancient times, plants have been used to attempt to cure diseases. Plants have long been used in the treatment of diseases and wounds and many cultures across the world bear testimony to this fact.

The Role Of Plants In Homeopathy
In homeopathy, the use of medicine extracted from plants has helped find the cure for many ailments. In homeopathy, these plant’s roots’ extracts first proved their effects on healthy human beings, called drug proving (testing the drug on man) then used on the sick, on the law of similar.

The Medicinal Value Of Plants
Some plants are said to have medicinal value which means that some kind of chemical substances are present in these plants which produce a physiological action in the body. Some of the important ones are hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon compounds and alkaloids and others like fatty oils, tannins, resins, mucilages and essential oils glucosides are all utilized. However, some of these are poisonous and it should be administered under the supervision of a physician.

Homeopathy Drugs From Plant Roots

  • Gentian (Bitterroot)
  • Jalap
  • Aconite
  • Ipecac
  • Podophyllum
  • Rhubarb
  • Valeriana Officinalis