Materia Medica

The Soul of Remedies: Chocolate

Written by Rajan Sankaran

Dr. Rajan Sankaran shares his remedy portrait of Chocolate.

The profession is indebted to Jeremy Sherr for the proving of Chocolate.     Chocolate is a remedy of the “drug” group and of the sycotic miasm. The main feeling in Chocolate is the want of warmth and affection. There is a need for contact in the Chocolate person.  It is the feeling of a child who was separated from her mother too early, while the need to suck at her mother’s breast was still very strong. As a result the person feels forsaken, isolated and estranged from her family. Being separated from her mother makes her feel as if she is separated from her world.

The situational Materia Medica of Chocolate is one where the mother is a working woman. She breast-feeds the child for the initial few months and then weans her away for her convenience. After giving her warmth and affection initially, she shows the child her thorny side by turning her back towards her like a hedgehog; as a result, the child feels completely forsaken. She is anxious about the future and has a fear of being injured. She feels like a gypsy who has to search for food every time she is hungry. The child continues to crave for the love and the contact of her mother that she misses so badly. There are a lot of fears, especially about animals – dreams of animals. Again, like other “drug” remedies it can have pleasant fantasies and feelings.


o Delusion, she is a hedgehog.

o Desire to forage for food.

o Delusion, small.

o Delusion, separated, world, from.

o Dream: lost at home.

o Dream: estranged, family, from.

o Forsaken, sensation of isolation.

o Fear, injured of being.

o Craves chocolate  (Argentum nitricum, Calcarea carbonica, Carcinosinum, Lyssinum, Phosphorus, Sepia).

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About the author

Rajan Sankaran

Rajan Sankaran, MD (Hom), is reputed to be a clear and original thinker and is best known for his path breaking concepts in Homoeopathy. His understanding of ‘disease as a delusion’ followed by his discovery of newer miasms, classification of diseased states into kingdoms and the seven levels of experience, brought in much more clarity into understanding diseased states. The Sensation method has now evolved into a more comprehensive and synergistic approach, which strongly advocates to encompass and integrate the old, classical and traditional approaches with the latest advances.

Dr. Sankaran heads ‘the other song—International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy’, in Mumbai. This academy primarily focuses on imparting advanced clinical training to students and practitioners, integrated with a homoeopathic healing centre. Also he has his own personal clinic at Juhu area of Mumbai, India. He is also the President of Synergy Homeopathic, which is dedicated to the development of reliable, comprehensive homeopathic software and teaching tools.


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