Homeopathy Remedies for Leprosy

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Leprosy, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Crot. horridus [Crot-h]

      The rattlesnake venom cured a rich leper, according to a story published by Dr. Benjamin in 1771. He had willed his property and the heirs, wishing to hasten matters, put the poison of rattlesnakes in his wine and he recovered. Then they confessed. Presumably the 6x, frequently repeated, would do whatever good Crot. can accomplish, or it can used stronger. The story is curious and may possibly point to a remedy. It seems that if any disease can stand heroic measures it ought to be leprosy.

Ustilago maydis [Ust]

      An Indian doctor once suggested Ustilago as a remedy-said he had good results from it.

People have a dread of lepers, but, as a matter of fact, the disease is not contagious unless it is pricked or inoculated into the body. In India and the East, according to reports, lepers are employed as house servants. Also a western physician wrote an article that was published in one of our American medical journals in which he told of a bank-runner who came to him for treatment for a skin disease. The man was a leper.

The doctor told him to say nothing, but continue on his job, but sleep in a separate room at home. He did this for ten years, by which time the disease had so far advanced that he had to stop work. The doctor added that no one in that city contracted the disease. Don’t associate with lepers-but do not have a foolish fear of them, seems to be the moral.

Pyrarara [Pyrar]

      Is obtained from a fish in the Amazon river. Dr. Marques de Oliveira has studied it and concludes from actual clinical experience that it is a remedy that can play an important part in lepra. One case reported, a woman, so disfigured as to almost cease to be human in appearance-face, nose and ears ulcerated and corroded, arms like raw flesh, fingers eaten by the disease, body covered with nodules, ulcers, and of a coppery color-was practically cured, as much as such a wreck could be, by using Pyrarara 6th first, and later, the 30th. He afterwards tried it on others with splendid results. Dr. Oliveira was led to this remedy-being a homoeopath-by the fact that the natives of the Amazon valley say that all who eat much of the fish from which the lard constituting the remedy is obtained become leprous.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.