Materia Medica literally translates to Materials of Medicine. Lotus Materia Medica is a compilation of the special qualities of medicinal substances. It is a concise compilation of homeopathic knowledge on over one thousand two hundred homeopathic and herbal remedies. The vast area of information covered in this book is almost sufficient to make one a knowledgeable homeopath or herbalist.
The preface of the book mentions the changes from the previous edition, following which is a small introduction. It then proceeds to a homeopathic and herbal remedy outlook, elaborating them in detail. This outlook defines and explains each section that will be found under each remedy.
The book is neatly segregated into various sections. The first section is called Pharmacy. This section contains Latin and common names of various substances, dosing history, astrological information and more. The second section is called History. Here, historical information on the various substances dealt with is mentioned. The third section is called Homeopathic, where general and therapeutic homeopathic and herbal uses are given. The fourth section is called Clinical, where clinical conditions that a substance has previously been used to treat, are provided. The fifth section is called Mind, where emotional and psychological symptoms are provided. Learn More