Introduction to the scanned version.
Introductory note from Paul Bergner:
A few years ago my apprentice Christopher Gilbert and I took a scanned version of Boericke's materia medica, and extracted all the plants that were used in tincture doses. Some were tincture only, and other were tincture or low potency homeopathics. I have this posted online for my students, but hey, why not for the world?
- Paul Bergner.
Introductory note from Henriette:
Homeopathy isn't herbalism. But the homeopath Boericke used a few plants in the same way that we use herbs: as tinctures. Nevermind that Boericke used very small doses, he used these without diluting things a few hundred or thousand times. This, then, is the part of Boericke's Materia Medica which herbalists can use (if they so like). It does include the homeopathic indications.
If you don't have any idea what homeopathy is and what it is all about, you're better off not using Boericke's tinctures. If you've heard of homeopathy before and grasp the idea of homeopathic provings: enjoy!
With thanks to Paul and Christopher for doing the main work on this.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.