Signatura rerum of few well known and lesser known Homoeopathy remedies


  1.  PG Scholars , Dr. MPKHMCH&RC, Homoeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.  e-mail-,

ABSTRACT: “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle
Since our BHMS days, we all are reading as well as using Doctrine of signature in practice. Here is a quick overview of the same, to polish our dear readers knowledge about some well known as well as lesser known remedies related to Doctrine of signature.

KEYWORDS:  Signatura rerum, doctrine of signature, well known, lesser known remedies

Natural things sometimes resemble to part/system of the human body. To know the similarity between natural things and human being we needs a sort of index. Index can be external feature of natural things. To love nature, we must be able to understand  its laws and to study its ways.

Doctrine of signature is a boon to humans from the superpower “The God” himself. Its our prime duty and responsibility to understand these clues from nature and use them for favour of mankind. 

Enlisted are few of the examples of doctrine of signature and its practical application while prescribing:

Scientific name Common name Doctrine of signature

(  Signatura rerum)

Sphere of action (related to doctrine)
 Arisaema triphyllum    ( Arum triphyllum) Jack-in-the-Pulpit Calcium oxalate crystals in its root, or corm, caused painful stinging when handled raw. Effective in treating painful boils and bites, including snake bites.
Asclepias syriaca Pleurisy root, Milkweed Leaf of milkweed and sticky white sap oozes out. Stimulate milk production in new mothers, catarrh with sticky discharge.
Blatta orientalis Indian cockroach Lives in cracks, cellars and damp places. Asthma of people living in damp basements and cellars.
Bovista Puff  Ball On ripening, filled with blackish dust that breaks its husk with slight noise. Bloatedness, flatulence, distension.
Bryonia alba Wild hop Roots are fleshy, bitter in taste, nauseating smell, yellowish, acrid. Similar discharges.
Chelidonium majus Celadine Yellow colored latex. Bilirubin dyscracias.
Colchicum autumnale Meadow saffron Bulb looks like gouty toe. Gout of great toe.
Crocus sativus  Saffron being brikck red in colour produces hemorrhages of dark colour.
Digitalis purpurea  Foxglove Flowers with blood colored dots. Blood dyscrasias.
Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Leaves fuse around the stem, like broken bones knit back together with a scar. Fever with breaking bone like pains.
Euphrasia officinalis Eyebright Black spot in corolla. Eye symptoms marked.
Juglans regia Walnut Human brain. Confusion of mind, sensation as if head floating in air.
Pulmona vulpis  – Fox’s lung – Woxes were long winded Asthma&Lung diseases
Pulsatilla nigricans Wind flower,

Weather cock

Changebility according to weather. Changebility of symptoms.
Rhododendron Snow  Rose Grows in fogs and stroms of Siberian mountains. Sensitivity to stroms.
Scrophularia nodosa Common Figwort Node-like thickenings of the roots. Lymph nodes.
Sticta pulmonale Lungwort Lungs Pulmonary complaints.
Taraxacum officinale  Dandelion Stem yields a liquid when broken,

Yellow color flower.

Diuretic, Jaundice, Liver disorders.
Tarentula hispanica Spanish spider Sensitive to drum beats. Oversensitive to music.
Saxifraga paniculata Saxifrages Plants that could break  rock in order to grow. To break renal stones.

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you”


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