Provings of the Homeopathic Remedy
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, are made from various substances with the most common sources being flowers, plants, minerals, metals, insects, animal milks and venoms. Hahnemann tested many other substances in the same way as Peruvian bark, and the process is called a ‘proving’. He proved more than 100 homeopathic remedies in his lifetime publishing his findings in The Chronic Diseases and Materia Medica Pura. Proving – is the process associated with the homeopathic method of testing substances in order to establish their ‘symptom pictures’. All symptoms physical, emotional and mental are noted in detail, then gathered in a systematic way, common themes are noted, collated and published in the Homeopathic Materia Medica.
Since Hahnemann first made the proving of Peruvian Bark (remedy known as China) thousands of provings have been carried out by Homeopaths and their volunteers. All remedies are tested on healthy humans. Homeopathy is a dynamic medicine and volunteers continue to ‘prove’ new remedies on a regular basis.