Homeopathy 2021; 110(03): 206-211
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725060
Debate Article

Antimonium Tartaricum as a Possible Homeopathic Prophylactic Remedy in the COVID-19 Epidemic

1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Ana Amélia Campos Claro Olandim
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Renata Lemonica
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Jennifer Anne Coggan
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Eduardo Nishimiya Takeyama
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Soraya Cristina Sant'Ana
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Priscila de Oliveira Neto Cervezão
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Nilson Roberti Benites
2  Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health (VPS), University of São Paulo, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Sylvio Antonio Mollo
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Vagner Doja Barnabé
1  Instituto Hahnemanniano George Galvão (IHGG), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

The current COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) epidemic has proved challenging due to its high impact on physical and mental health. According to Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, in an epidemic the most severe symptoms of the clinical condition presented by the population in question should be the basis for selecting the medication that is as similar as possible to them, and which should be administered to individuals who have been exposed to the disease but have not yet developed it. This medicine is called the genus epidemicus. This study aims to demonstrate the reasoning used to propose the homeopathic medicine Antimonium tartaricum (Ant-t) as a genus epidemicus in the COVID-19 epidemic. It was decided to develop the reasoning based on the respiratory symptoms described in the epidemiological bulletins presented by the Health Surveillance Secretariat of the Ministry of Health of Brazil, as these symptoms are the most serious of the disease. After repertorization, it was confirmed in the Materia Medica that Ant-t has a high degree of similarity with these respiratory symptoms, including the most serious situations, of COVID-19. Homeopathic Ant-t is thus a possible prophylactic genus epidemicus in the COVID-19 epidemic; further studies are needed to test this conclusion.

Highlights

• Hahnemann's homeopathic reasoning has been used in the search for a genus epidemicus for COVID-19.


• Respiratory symptoms described in epidemiological bulletins were used to decide on a prophylactic remedy, as these are the most serious symptoms of the disease.


• The homeopathic remedy Antimonium tartaricum has a high degree of similarity with the total symptoms of COVID-19.


Antimonium tartaricum may be a possible genus epidemicus in the COVID-19 epidemic.




Publication History

Received: 11 November 2020

Accepted: 16 December 2020

Publication Date:
14 April 2021 (online)

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