Can we find Natural History information in EH?

So far we have not added a great amount of Natural History information to EH.

So far we have not added a great amount of Natural History information to EH.

It was important to add all relevant homeopathic information first. As all
searches in EH are based on words, a larger amount of non-homeopathic
information would lead to irrelevant or erroneous search results.

Nevertheless, in EH we already have Varma's "Encyclopaedia of Homeopathic
Pharmacopaea". It contains two volumes which, in addition to describing the
preparation of the remedy, describe the original substance in an interesting
way. Read the information about the remedy Sepia for example:

Description : The cuttle-fish is a cephalopodous mollusc, without an
external shell, from one to two feet long, soft, gelatinous, of a brown
colour verging on red and spotted back; its body is rounded, elliptical and
enclosed in a sac furnished with a fleshy fin on each side along its whole
Head separated from body by a neck, is salient and round, and provided with
salient eyes of a lively red colour.
The mouth is surrounded by ten arms which are pedunculated, very large and
furnished with suckers.
The cuttle-fish ink is an excretory liquid contained in a bag about the size
and shape of a grape within the abdomen of a sepia; it is blackish-brown and
discharged by these animals to darken the water when they wish to catch
their prey or escape from their pursuers.
The ink-bag is found separate from the liver, and deeper in the abdominal
cavity; its external duct ends in a kind of funnel, and opens near the anus
of the animal.
In the back of the fish is found an oval-oblong, movable bone, from 8 to 12
cm long, and from 4 to 8 cm broad, somewhat convex, cretaceous, and spongy.
Macroscopic: Sepia in a dry state, as it occurs in trade, appears to be a
dark blackish-brown solid mass, of shining, conchoidal, very brittle
fracture, having a faint smell of sea fish, nearly without taste and
scarcely dyeing the saliva.
It is enclosed in little skins and is the shape of grapes.
Distribution: Indian ocean and other seas of Europe and the Mediterranean.
If you want to search for this information directly, you can type the remedy
name followed by the author's abbreviation (vma2).
"sep. vma2" will find the above text.

In the nearby future more Natural History information will be added while
maintaining the integrity of the homeopathic information.

Entry from: 14.08.2006
This entry is located in category: General Information

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