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Homeopathic Remedy Names and Abbreviations

Updated on October 10, 2011

It is important that one familiarizes itself with the names given to Homeopathic Remedies. While reading labels on Homeopathic remedies, names can come abbreviated or in their full Latin name then potency. In India for instance, each and every remedy is attributed a coded number and they go by those numbers. However it´s not a common practice on this side of the World.

Homeopathy uses infinitesimal doses of a certain substance to stimulate a person's immune system and body's natural defenses.

Homeopathic remedies are produced by taking the remedy from a plant, mineral, chemical, or animal substance, diluting it in water and shaking it vigorously. This process is repeated until reaching the desired dilution and potency.

The list below is not a complete list; they are just the remedies that we usually find on the shelves. Investigators are always adding new remedies to the Homeopathic Medical Matter.


  • Aconite, Acon------Aconitum Napellus----------Monkshood, Wolfsbane
  • Aesculus, Aesc---Aesculus Hippocastanum---Horse chestnut tree
  • Aethusa, Aeth-----Aethusa Cynapium----------Fool’s parsley
  • Agaricus, Agar-----Agaricus Muscarius--------Toadstool
  • Al Cepa-----------------Allium Cepa---------------Common red onion
  • Alumina-----------------------------------------------Aluminum oxide
  • Anacardium, Anac--Anacardium Orientale-----Malacca nut
  • Ant Crud-----------Antimonium Crudum----------Antimony Sulphide
  • Ant Tart-----------Antimonium Tartaricum-------Tartar
  • Apis-----------------Apis Mellifica------------------Honey bee
  • Arg Nit--------------Argenticum Nitricum---------Silver Nitrate
  • Arnica, Arn---------Arnica Montana--------------Mountain tobacco, Leopard’s bane
  • Arsenicum, Arsen Alb--Arsenicum Album------White oxide of the metal arsenic
  • Baptisia, Bapt--------Baptisia Tinctoria----------Wild indigo
  • Belladonna, Bell-----Atropa Belladonna---------Deadly nightshade
  • Bellis Perennis---------------------------------------Common daisy
  • Borax---------------------------------------------------Sodium borate
  • Bryonia-----------------Bryonia Alba---------------Wild hops
  • Calc Carb-----------Calcarea Carbonica---------Calcium carbonate, oyster shells
  • Calc Fluor------------Calcarea Fluorica-----------Fluoride of lime
  • Calc Phos-----------Calcarea Phosphorica-------Phosphate of lime
  • Calc Sulph----------Calcarea Sulphurica---------Gypsum
  • Calendula-----------Calendula Officinalis---------Marigold
  • Cantharis------------Cantharis Vesicatoria-------Spanish fly
  • Carbo Veg-----------Carbo Vegetabilis-----------Wood charcoal
  • Carbolic Acid--------Carbolicum Acidum---------Carbolic acid
  • Castor Equi-------------------------------------------Horse’s thumbnail
  • Caulophyllum----Caulophyllum Thalictroides----Squaw root
  • Causticum---------------------------------------------Potassium hydrate
  • Chamomilla---------Matricaria Chamomilla-------German chamomile
  • China-----------------China Officinalis--------------Cinchona bark, Peruvian bark
  • Cimicifuga------------Actea Racemosa------------Black cohosh
  • Cocculus-------------Cocculus Indicus-------------Fish berry, India berry
  • Coccus Cacti------------------------------------------Cochineal
  • Coffea-------------------Coffea Cruda--------------Coffee, Mocha bean
  • Colocynth---------------Colocynthis----------------Bitter apple, Bitter cucumber
  • Crotalus Horridus------------------------------------Rattlesnake
  • Cuprum---------------Cuprum Metallicum---------Copper
  • Drosera--------------Drosera Rotundifolia--------Sundew
  • Dulcamara-----------Solanum Dulcamara---------Bittersweet, Woody nightshade
  • Echinacea-----------Echinacea Angustifolia------Purple cone flower
  • Eupatorium Perf----Eupatorium Perfoliatum-----Indian sage
  • Euphrasia------------Euphrasia Officinalis--------Eyebright
  • Ferrum Phos--------Ferrum Phosphoricum------White phosphate iron
  • Gelsemium----------Gelsemium Sempervirens---Yellow jasmine
  • Glonoine------------------------------------------------Nitroglycerine
  • Hamamelis-----------Hamamelis Virginica---------Witch hazel
  • Hepar Sulph-------Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum--Calcium sulphide
  • Hypericum-----------Hypericum Perfoliatum-------St John’s Wort
  • Ignatia--------------------Ignatia Amara--------------St Ignatia’s bean
  • Ipecac---------------Cephaelis Ipecacuanha-------Ipecacuanha
  • Kali Bic-----------------Kali Bichromicum-------------Bichromate potash
  • Kali Carb---------------Kali Carbonicum-------------Potassium carbonate
  • Kali Mur-----------------Kali Muriaticum--------------Potassium chloride
  • Kali Phos--------------Kali Phosphoricum-----------Potassium phosphate
  • Kali Sulph--------------Kali Sulphuricum-------------Potassium sulphate
  • Lachesis---------Trigonocephalus Lachesis-------Bushmaster, Surukuku snake
  • Ledum------------------Ledum Palustre--------------Wild rosemary
  • Lycopodium--------Lycopodium Clavatum---------Clubmoss, Wolf’s claw
  • Mag Phos--------Magnesium Phosphoricum-------Magnesium phosphate
  • Merc Sol------------Mercurius Solubilis---------------Mercury
  • Mezereum-----------Daphne Mezereum--------------Spurge olive
  • Nat Mur---------------Natrum Muriaticum--------------Sodium chloride, common salt
  • Nat Phos------------Natrum Phosphoricum-----------Sodium phosphate
  • Nat Sulph------------Natrum Sulphuricum-------------Sodium sulphate
  • Nit Ac-------------------Nitricum Acidum----------------Nitric acid
  • Nux Vomica-------Strychnos Nux Vomica------------Poison nut
  • Petroleum--------------Oleum Petrae------------------Crude rock oil ·
  • Phosphorus-----------------------------------------------Phosphorus
  • Phytolacca----------Phytolacca Decandra-----------Poke root
  • Pulsatilla--------------Pulsatilla Nigricans-------------Meadow anemone, wind flower
  • Pyrogen------------------Pyrogenium-------------------Sepsin
  • Quercus-------------Quercus Glandium---------------Acorn tincture
  • Rhus Tox----------Rhus Toxicondendron-------------Poison ivy
  • Ruta-------------------Ruta Graveolens----------------Rue
  • Salvia------------------Salvia Officinalis----------------Sage
  • Secale----------------Secale Cornutum----------------Ergot of rye
  • Sepia------------------Sepia Officinalis-----------------Cuttlefish, squid
  • Silica----------------------Silica Terra--------------------Flint
  • Spongia----------------Spongia Tosta------------------Roasted sea sponge
  • Staphysagria-----Delphinium taphysagria------------Stavesacre
  • Sulphur-----------------------------------------------------Brimstone, sulphur flower
  • Symphytum-------Symphytuin Officinalis-------------Boneset, comfrey
  • Tabacum-----------Nicotiana Tabacum---------------Tobacco
  • Tarentula----------Tarentula Cubensis---------------Cuban tarantula
  • Urtica Urens-----------------------------------------------Lesser nettle, stinging nettle
  • Veratrum Alb---------Veratrum Album White---------hellebore


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      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Thank you Natural Remedy!

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      Natural Remedy 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Homeopathy is a great natural cure for all ages. Thanks for the informative hub.

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      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      That´s exactly what I tell folks who haven´t got a clue about Homeopathy! Thanks Shopping-Online!

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      8 years ago from Mumbai

      I am a firm believer of Homeopathic Treatment. Any condition may take time to cure, but homeopathy can treat the root of the problem and cure you completely. Moreover, there are no side effects.


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