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The Seven Planets of Homeopathic & Herbal Remedies

Each of the Planets is associated with certain characteristics (eg. Jupiter : expansion, growth, optimism etc.) as well as certain organs and disorders. Dr. Murphy has correlated these with groups of remedies. A fuller description can be found in Dr. Murphy’s Lotus Materia Medica.

abelmoschus (musk seed) moon

abies canadensis (hemlock spruce) moon

abies nigra (black spruce) moon

abrotanum (southernwood) saturn, moon

abrus precatorius (carb’s eye vine) sun

absinthium (common wormwood) moon

acalypha indica (Indian nettle) moon, mercury

acetanilidum (antifebrinum) sun, mercury

acetic acid (vinegar) saturn, mars

achyranthes (herb of fever) mars

aconite napellus (monkshood) mars

aconitinum mars

aconitum cammarum moon, mercury

aconitum ferox (Indian aconite) sun, mercury

aconitum lycotonum moon

actea spicata (baneberry) saturn

adelheidsquelle (mineral springs) moon

adonis vernalis (pheasant’s eye) sun

adoxa (moschatel) moon

adrenalin (adrenal gland) mars

aesculus glabra (ohio buckeye) jupiter

aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) jupiter, venus

aethiops antimonalis mercury

aethiops mercurialus mercury

aethusa (fool’s parsley) moon

agaricus emeticus moon

agaricus muscarius (amanita) moon, saturn

agaricus pantherinus (spotted amanita) moon

agaricus phalloides (amanita bulbosa) moon

agave americana (century plant) mars

agave tequilana mercury

agnus castus (chaste tree) venus, saturn

agraphis nutans (bluebell) mercury

agrimony* (oversensitivity) mercury, moon

agrostema (corn cockle) moon

ailanthus gland (tree of heaven) saturn

alchemilla arvensis (parsley piert) venus

alchemilla vulgaris (lady’s mantle) venus

alcohol (ethyl alcohol) moon, jupiter

aletris farinosa (stargrass) venus, mars

alfalfa (medicago sativa) jupiter, saturn

allium cepa (red onion) mercury, sun

allium sativum (garlic) jupiter, mars

alloxanum jupiter

alnus rubra (red alder) saturn

aloe socotrina (socotrine aloes) jupiter, mars

aloe vera (aloe barbadenis) jupiter, mars

alstonia constricta (bitter bark) mars

alumen (potash alum) moon, saturn

alumina (oxide of aluminum) moon, saturn

alumina silicata (kaolin) mercury

aluminum acetate moon

ambra grisea (ambergris) moon

ambrosia (ragweed) sun

ammoniacum (gum ammoniac) sun, mercury

ammonium aceticum (acetate of amonia) mercury, mars

ammonium benzoicum (benzoate of ammonia) saturn, venus

ammonium bromatum (bromide of ammonia) jupiter

ammonium carb (sal volatile) jupiter

ammonium causticum (spirits of hartshorn) moon

ammonium iodatum (iodide of ammonia) mercury

ammonium muriaticum (sal ammoniac) jupiter, saturn

ammonium phosphoricum (phosphate of ammonia) saturn

ammonium picricum (picrate of ammonia) jupiter

ammonium valerianicum (valerianate of ammonia) moon

amorphophallus rivieri (chinese umbel) mercury

ampelopsis quinquefolia (Virginia creeper venus

amphisbena (lizard) saturn

amygdalus amara aqua (bitter almond) moon

amygdalus persica (peach tree) moon

amylenum nitrosum (amyl nitrate) sun, moon

anacardium occidentale (cashew nut) saturn

anacardium orientale (marking nut) moon

anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel) saturn, mars

anantherum (cuscus grass) saturn

anemopsis californica (yerba mansa) venus, mars

angelica atropurpurea jupiter

angelica sinensis (don quay) venus

angophora lanceolata (red gum) moon

angustura vera (galipea cusparia bark) saturn, mars

anhalonium (peyote buttons) sun, moon

anilinum (amidobenzene) saturn, moon

anise stellatum (star anise) jupiter

anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) moon

anthoxanthum (sweet vernal grass) sun

anthracinum (anthrax nosode) saturn, mars

anthrakokali (anthracite coal) saturn

antimonium arsenicosum (arsenite of antimony) mercury

antimonium crudum (sulphide of antimony) jupiter, moon, saturn

antimonium iodatum (teriodide of antimony) mercury

antimonium muriaticum (butter of antimony) saturn

antimonium sulph. auratum (golden sulphuret of antimony) mercury

antimonium tartaricum (tartar emetic) mercury, saturn

antipyrinum (phenazone) saturn, moon

aphis chenopodii glauci (aphids) mercury

apis mellifica (honey bee) mars, venus

apium graveolens (common celery) venus, saturn

apocynum andros (spreading dogbane) saturn

apocynum cannabinum (indian hemp) moon, sun

apomorphinum (alkaloid of morphine) moon

aqua marina (sea water) moon, jupiter

aqua pura (alchemical water) saturn, mars

aquilegia vulgaris (columbine) moon

aragallus lamberti (white loco weed) moon

aralia hispida (wild elder) venus

aralia racemosa (American spikenard) mercury

aranea diadema (papal cross spider) moon, saturn

aranea ixobola (cross spider) mercury

aranea scinencia (gray spider) moon

arbutus andrachne (strawberry tree) saturn

areca catechu (betel nut) moon, mercury

argemone mexicana (prickly poppy) venus, saturn

argentum cyanatum (silver cyanide) mercury

argentum iodatum (silver iodide) mercury

argentum metallicum (silver) moon, saturn

argentum nitricum (silver nitrate) moon, jupiter

aristolochia clematitis moon, venus

aristolochia milhomens (brazilian snake root) mars, saturn

aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snake root) jupiter, venus

arnica montana (leopard’s bane) mars, venus

arsenicum album (white oxide of arsenic) saturn, mars

arsenicum bromatum (bromide of arsenic) saturn

arsenicum hydrogenisatum (arseniuretted hydrogen) saturn

arsenicum iodatum (iodide of arsenic) mercury, sun

arsenicum metallicum (metallic arsenic) saturn

arsenicum sulfurat. flav. (orpiment saturn

arsenicum sulfurat. rub. (realgar) saturn, mercury

artemesia vulgaris (mugwort) moon

arum dracontium (green dragon) mercury

arum dracunculus mars

arum italicum moon

arum maculatum (cuckoo pint) moon

arum triphyllum (jack in the pulpit) moon, mercury

arundo mauritanica (reed) sun, mercury

asafoetida (gum of stinkasand) saturn, moon

asarum canadense (wild ginger) moon

asarum europaeum (European snake-root) moon

asclepias cornuti (milkweed, silkweed) mercury, venus

asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) venus

asclepias tuberosa (pleurisy root) mercury, saturn

asclepias vincetoxicum (swallow wart) moon, jupiter

asimina triloba (american papaw) moon

asparagus (garden asparagus) venus, saturn

aspen* (for fear) moon

astacus fluviatilis (crawfish) jupiter, moon

asterias rubens (red starfish) moon

astragalus excapus mercury

astragalus menziesii moon

astragalus mollissimus (purple loco-weed) moon

athamantha moon

atrax robustus (Australian spider) moon

atropine (atropinum) sun, moon

aurum arsenicum (arseniate of gold) sun, saturn

aurum bromatum (bromide of gold) moon

aurum iodatum (iodide of gold) sun, saturn

aurum metallicum (metallic gold) sun, saturn

aurum muriatic. kalinatum (potassium chloroaurate) saturn, moon

aurum muriatic. natronatum (sodium chloroaurate) sun saturn

aurum muriaticum (chloride of gold) sun, venus, saturn

aurum sulphuratum (gold sulphide) sun, moon

avena sativa (oatstraw) moon, mercury

azadirachta indica (margosa bark) mars, saturn

bacillinum (tb nosode) mercury, saturn

bacillinum testium mercury

bacillus no. seven saturn

bacillus no. ten (none given)

badiaga (fresh water sponge) moon, sun

balsamum peruvianum (balsam of Peru) mercury

balsamum tolutanum mercury

baptisia confusa acetica mercury

baptisia tinctoria (wild indigo) mars, saturn

barosma crenulatum (buchu) venus

baryta acetica (acetate of barium) moon

baryta carbonica (carbonate of barium) saturn, moon

baryta iodata (iodide of barium) moon, mars

baryta muriatica (barium chloride) sun, saturn

beech* (over-care for others’ welfare) moon

belladona (deadly nightshade) mars, sun, moon

bellis perenis (daisy) mar, saturn

benzinum (benzol) mars, sun, moon

benzinum dinitricum sun

benzinum nitricum (nitro benzene) moon

benzoic acid (benzoicum acidum) venus, saturn

benzoinum oderiferum (spice bush) moon

berberis aquifolium (oregon grape) mars, jupiter

berberis vulgaris (barberry) venus, jupiter, saturn

beryllium mercury, saturn

beta vulgaris (beet root) mercury

betonica stachys (wood betony) moon

bismuthum (sub-nitrate ofbismuth) moon

bixa orellana saturn

blatta americana (American cockroach) jupiter

blatta orientalis (Indian cockroach) mercury, jupiter

boldoa fragrans jupiter

boldus peumus jupiter

boletus laricis (white agaric) moon, jupiter

boletus luridus moon

boletus satanus moon

bombyx processionea (procession moth) mars

borax (borate of sodium) mercury, moon

boric acidum (boric acid) venus

bothrops (yellow viper) moon, saturn

botulinum moon

bovista (puff ball) moon

brachyglottis (New Zealand puka-puka) venus

brassica napus (cole seed) saturn

bromium (bromine) moon, saturn

brucea antidysenterica (angustura spuria) moon

brucinum (brucine) moon

bryonia alba (wild hops) mars, saturn

bufo rana (toad poison) moon, mars, saturn

bunias orientalis mercury

buthus australis (scorpion venom) mars

butyric acid jupiter

cacao (cocoa) jupiter

cactus gandiflora (night blooming cereus) sun, moon

cadmium bromatum (cadmium bromide) moon

cadmium flourata (cadmium fluoride) saturn

cadmium iodatum (cadmium iodide) moon

cadmium metalicum (metallic cadmium) saturn

cadmium sulphuricum (cadmium sulphate) saturn

caffeine (alkaloid from coffee) mercury

cainca racemosa (chinococca racemosa) venus

cajuputum (cajuput oil) mercury

caladium (american arum) venus, mercury

calcarea acetica (acetate of lime) saturn

calcarea arsenicosa (arsenite of lime) jupiter, moon

calcarea bromata (bromide of calcium) moon

calcarea carbonica (carbonate of lime) saturn, jupiter

calcarea caustica (lime water) saturn

calcarea chlorinata (chlorinated lime) saturn

calcarea fluorica (fluoride of lime) saturn

calcarea hypophosphorosa (hypophosphite of lime) saturn

calcarea iodata (iodide of lime) moon, jupiter

calcarea muriatica (chloride of lime) mercury, moon

calcarea ovi testae (egg shell) venus

calcarea phosphorica (calcium phosphate) saturn, moon

calcarea picrica (picrate of calcium) saturn

calcarea renalis (kidney stone) saturn

calcarea silicata (silicate of lime) saturn

calcarea sulphuricum (gypsum, sulphate of lime) saturn

calendula (pot marigold) mars

calothopis gigantea (madar bark) mercury, saturn

caltha palustris (cowslip) mars, moon

camphora (camphor) moon

camphora bromata moon

canchalagua (centaury) mars

cannabis indica (marijuana) moon, mercury, venus

cannabis sativa (hemp, marijuana) venus, moon

cantharis (spanish fly) mars, venus

capsicum (cayenne pepper) jupiter, mars

carbo animalis (animal charcoal) saturn, moon

carbo vegetabilis (vegetable charcoal) saturn, moon, venus

carbolic acid (carbolicum acidum) moon, mars, saturn

carbon tetrachloride moon

carboneum (lamp-black) moon

carboneum hydrogen (carburetted hydrogen) mars, moon

carboneum oxygen moon

carboneum sulphuratum (bisulphide of carbon) saturn, moon

carcinocin (cancer nosode) saturn, moon, mars

carduus benedictus (blessed thistle) sun

carduus marianus (St. Mary’s thistle) jupiter, saturn

carlsbad aqua (carlsbad water) jupiter

carya alba (shell bark) moon

cascara sagrada (sacred bark) jupiter

cascarilla (sweet bark) moon

castanea vesca (chestnut leaves) moon

castor equi (thumnail of the horse) saturn, moon

castoreum (beaver secretion) moon

cataria nepeta (catnip) venus, saturn

caulophyllum (blue cohosh) venus, saturn

causticum mars, saturn, moon

ceanothus (red root) saturn, moon

cedron (rattlesnake bean) moon

cement saturn

cenchris (copperhead snake) moon, venus

centaurea tagana sun

centaury* (oversensitivity to influences/others) moon

cephalanthus (crane willow) moon, mars

cerato* (uncertainty) moon

cereus bonplandi (var. of cactus gand) sun, saturn

cereus serpentinus moon

cerium oxalicum (oxalate of cerium) moon

cervus campestris (Brazilian deer) mercury

cetraria islandica (Iceland moss) mercury, saturn

chamomilla (German chamomile) mercury, mars

chaparro amargoso (goat-bush) jupiter

chaulmoogra (taraktogenos) saturn

cheiranthus cheiri (wallflower) mercury

chelidonium (greater celandine) jupiter, mars

chelone glabra (snakehead) jupiter, moon

chenopodium anthelminticum (jerusalem oak) moon, mars

chenopodium vulvaria (stinkender) moon, saturn

cherry plum fear moon

chestnut* (not suff. interest in present) moon

chicory* (over care for others) moon

About the author

Robin Murphy

Robin Murphy

Dr. Robin Murphy studied at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) where he was awarded the Hahnemann Scholarship. While at the school he studied with Dr. Ravi Sahni and Dr. John Bastyr. He directed the homeopathy program at NCNM from 1980-1984 and also taught at Bastyr University. He published the Homeopathic Medical Repertory in 1993 which is now in its 3rd edition and the Lotus Materia Medica in 1996 which has been updated three times and is currently titled Nature's Materia Medica. He is currently the director of the Lotus Health Institute, a health education, publishing and research organization dedicated to the promotion of Clinical Homeopathy and Prana Medicine. Dr. Murphy sponsors seminars around the world and has produced over eighty books, audio tapes and papers ranging from M.M., Repertory and Organon studies, to Ancient Biological Cycles, Egyptian Medicine, Herbal Alchemy and Qi Gong. Visit www.LotusHealthInstitute.com for more information on Dr. Murphy and his Clinical Homeopathy Certificate Course.

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