Homeopathy has been around 200 years and invented by Samuel Hannehman. Homeopathy was introduced in India by Dr. John Martin Honigberger from Transylvania in 1839. He was actually in Lahore to treat the maharaja’s horses who were suffering from leg ulcers. The maharaja was impressed with the results of this type of treatment. Maharaja Ranjit asked the homeopath to treat him for paralysis of vocal cords and oedema. The maharaja was quite satisfied with the treatment which cured his paralysis.
Homeopathy continued spreading in India since 1839. Every major city in India has pharmacies dispensing homeopathy medicine. Many states in India also have homeopathy colleges teaching this type of alternative medicine to prospective students. Currently there are 186 homeopathic medical colleges in India. 37 of these colleges are government run. The other colleges are privately run.
The Indian government created the Central Council Of Homeopathy which requires uniform education at the graduate level and diploma level in homeopathy. This has lead to standardized practice in India preventing unqualified homeopaths to prescribe medicine and treatments. Currently, there are over 300,000 homeopathic doctors practicing medicine in India.
Homeopathic medicine is significantly cheaper than conventional drugs. This makes this type of medicine more available to India’s population many of whom do not have access to prescription drugs. Homeopathy is the third most popular medicine in India after allopathy and ayurveda . Approximately, 10% of the population in India uses homeopathy. This makes India the largest consumer of homeopathy medicine in the world.
India has become the mecca of homeopathic research. There are over 37+ homeopathic research centers in India carrying out various types of clinical trials. The government helped form many of these research centers.
Some of this research includes Dr. Prasanta Banerji & Dr. Pratip Banerji scientific papers on brain cancer. This research was collaborated with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The study showed that Ruta 6C and Calcarea Phosphorica 3X helps to kill cancerous brain cells but does not damage normal brain cells or functions.
The Banerji family has also been successful in treating other type of cancers as well. Their clinics in Calcutta will see 1000 people per day. Their cancer success rate is between 30 to 40%.
Homeopathy is an accepted form of medicine by the Indian government. It is generally regarding in the same light as allopathic medicine. India is one of the few countries that generally accepts homeopathy.