New Families Database (2.0)

Over a period of almost two years, Will Taylor (USA) has coordinated the exhaustive revision of our Family Database.
Families 2.0 now includes fully updated taxonomic families - groupings created on the basis of presumed phylogenetic/evolutionary relationships for plants and animals, or on the basis of chemical composition for minerals.
Other classifications of remedies included are: groups based on habitat or bioregion ("sea remedies"), groups based on strategy ("predators", "scavengers"), groups based on external appearances ("trees", "vines"), groups based on the part of the source used ("roots", "barks", "venoms").

The Families have been carefully completed with the 1,632 most commonly used remedies in homeopathy. Great attention has been paid to defining the identity of different remedies such as plants, using contemporary scientific knowledge. This is mandatory if one wants to be sure to which family a remedy belongs. Not an easy task considering how names have changed throughout time and how taxonomy itself has been evolving over the decades.
For example, our well known remedy Ledum palustre, is now called Rhododendron palustre!

Boenninghausen's Concordances

A new chapter has been added with the Concordances of Boenninghausen. These remedy groups have been taken from the Therapeutic Pocket Book (b2) and can be used to highlight the remedies of that group in a repertorization.
An example: the "family Aconitum napellus - mind and sensorium" contains remedies that resemble the mind and sensorium of Aconitum. Consequently this family can be added to a repertorization when a patient appears to display a "mind and sensorium" similar to that of Aconitum.

If you want more detailed information about the quality of our new Families Database, you can read an article by Will Taylor.

Many thanks to all those who have helped transform this database into such an outstanding work: Vilma Bharatan (Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London, England), Bernhard Bloesy (Germany), Michael Bonnet (England), Mitch Fleisher (USA), Caroline Vandeschoor (Homeoden, Belgium), Emiel Van Galen (Medicines Evaluations Board, Ministry of Health, Den Haag, Netherlands) and Prof. Walter Verraes (Department of Biology, University of Gent, Belgium)

This Family Database 2.0 is used in Radar 8.2 and upwards and in EH 2.0 and upwards.