DURATION OF ACTION AND ANTIDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES With Their Complementary And Inimical Relations BY F.H. LUTZE, M.D.
When first I saw in Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases that a single dose of the homoeopathic remedy would often act for from six hours to eight weeks and even three months, and afterward found this to be actually so from personal experience, it occurred to me that it would perhaps benefit others who did not have access to that work, to know this fact, and deter them from repeating the remedy too often, as I rather think is customary with many homoeopaths. The following compilation is the result.
I am aware that the duration of the action of a remedy is by no means positively always the same but depending somewhat upon the nature of the diseases, whether acute or chronic, and also upon the idiosyncrasy of the patient, yet hope that the knowledge that Hepar-s-c., for example, has been found to act for eight weeks and longer, may be of some material benefit to many a young homoeopath as well as his patients. For it is a positive fact that many a case is spoiled by repeating the remedy too often, instead of allowing one dose to continue its beneficent curative action to the end. Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases, Dr. C. Von Boenninghausen’s works, and Hering’s Condensed Materia Medica have been used in collecting the data for the following list of:-
The most frequently used Remedies of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica, their Duration of Action, Antidotes and Complementary and Inimical Remedies.