A group analysis of the Graminae (grass) plant family of homeopathic remedies
Wulfsohn, Terence 'Benzev'
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Group analysis is an approach to classifying homeopathic remedies into family groups (Scholten 2004a: 164). It is an attempt to ease the uncertainty in prescribing from the thousands of known and unknown homeopathic remedies. Scholten argues that group analysis is an important stage in the 'maturing' of the science of homeopathy (Scholten 2004b: 160) . The materia medica of selected Graminae (grass) species remedies used in homeopathy were analysed in terms of common sensations, responses and reactions they evoke in proving experiments. The information was collected from various homeopathic sources viz. Radar 9 -Repertory program, Encyclopaedia Homeopathica and other selected materia medicae. The primary sensation is a 'heaviness' or sensation of weight within which leads to 'a need to be supported'. There were also expressions of something alive/moving within as well formication and burning/burnt, and out of control/involuntary. Passive reactions included: numbness, paralysis, staggering. Active reactions are: Need for support, Itching, spasmodic movements, trembling. Compensation: Desire support, desire cooling, desire uncovering, Rubbing ameliorates, desire to be naked and Mind cheerful and foolish. It must be stressed that these sensations are to be considered as proposals until more case study material can be analysed. Within the Graminae plant family the individual species were then differentiated in terms of Sankaran's extended miasmatic classification. Bambusa was found to be in