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History and Development of Homeopathy in India


The German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann is credited with creating homoeopathy in 1796. Following that, the new medical system quickly expanded around the world, particularly in India. In 1810, a full 14 years later, homoeopathy made its way to India. Together with a small group of his fellow Germans, a physician and geologist traveled to India to conduct geological research. During his visit in Bengal, he gave away homeopathic medications to the local populace. In the same time frame, Bhowanipur, Calcutta, residents received homeopathic medications from Dr. Muller of the London Missionary Society. A physician named John Martin Honigberger, a pupil of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, traveled to India to provide medical care. 

However, official recognition came about in 1839 when French physician Dr. John Martin Honing Berger treated Maharaja Renjith Singh of Lahore. At the time, Singh was extremely ill, suffering from vocal cord paralysis and foot swelling, and local doctors were unable to restore his condition. Later, Dr. Honigberger relocated to Calcutta, where he established his medical practice and became well-known as the “Cholera Doctor.” Following that, homoeopathy demonstrated a consistent rise in India and won the support of notable figures in the country such as Mother Teresa, Dr. K. R. Narayanan, Mahatma Gandhi, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Swami Vivekandha, and others.

It is quite hard to pinpoint the exact date that homoeopathy was introduced in India. Prior to 1852, homoeopathy was exclusively used by a small group of gentlemen in Bengal and a few amateurs in the Indian military and civil services.


1. Homoeopathic history  in East India especially in Calcutta: 

Dr. Mullen of the London Missionary Society is credited with freely giving away homoeopathic medications to the residents of Bhowanipore, Calcutta, since Bengal was a well-known homoeopathic region at the time.  In 1835, John Martin Honigberger studied homoeopathy in Paris. The precise month and year he had arrived in India remained unknown. However, he worked as a homoeopathic physician in Calcutta for a while till 1860. He was dubbed the renowned “cholera doctor.” He served as the Lahore court’s physician as well.  Both Dr. Cooper and Dr. J. R. Russell, who practiced homoeopathy as amateurs, were residents of Fort William.  Dr. H. Ryfoer, a retired military personnel from the subordinate service, used to sell homoeopathic medications and resided in Coole Bazaar and Khidhirpore.  Rajendra Lal Dutta, the patriarch ofIndian Homoeopathy) was more widely referred to as Babu. Rajen Dutta is from a Bengali scholar family, and he briefly attended Calcutta Medical College.  In India, homoeopathy was established with assistance from Dr. Mahendralal Sirkar. He graduated from Calcutta University with an M.D. Dr. M. L. Sirkar was converted to homoeopathy by Dr. R. L. Dutta. He was mostly an allopathic doctor, but he developed an interest in homoeopathy after reading several books on the topic. He joined the homoeopathic society after witnessing firsthand the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicine with Rajen Babu. Dr. Pratap Chandra Majumdar took his L.M.S. degree from Calcutta Restorative College in 1878 and afterward got the privileged degree of M.D. from the USA. Changed over to homeopathy  At the conclusion of the 19th century, another awesome man Sri Mahesh Chandra Bhattacharya with a wide creative energy and viewpoint entered into the field of homeopathy as a chemist and drug specialist. He utilized offering great quality solutions at a really cheap rate and in this way making homeopathic solutions well known among destitute individuals of our nation. He moreover compiled and distributed a pharmacopoeia in Bengali and English.  Dr. J. N. Majumdar had a place for a family, which did spearheading work in introducing homeopathy in India within the moment half of the nineteenth century. His granddad Dr. Pratap Chandra Majumdar was among the primary few homoeopaths who began practicing in India around 1870.

2.Homoeopathic history in South India: 

In 1846, homoeopathic hospitals were started by Surgeon Samuel Brooking, a retired medical officer at Tanjore and Paducuta in south India under the patronage of the Rajahs of those states. 

3. Homoeopathic history in North India:

 Within the year 1867, Banaras Homeopathic Healing center was set up with Sri Lokenath Maitra, as doctor In-charge. He was changed over homeopathy by Dr. R. L. Dutta.
In Aug. 1869,Homeopathic Charitable dispensary was opened at Allahabad. Priyanath Bose, a layman, but practicing homeopathy was put In-charge of this healing center.  Dr. Younan had the  great fortune of for all time curing Pt. Moti Lal Nehru’s Bronchial Asthma by regulating him as if it were a single dosage of pharmaceuticals. Pt. Moti Lal was so inspired by this wonder that he acquired a library from an American Homoeopath and he examined Homeopathy and used it to endorse pharmaceuticals to his relations and friends. After his passing, the entire library was given to Allahabad College.  Dr. Diwan Jai Chand was born on 3rd July 1887 in Bhawalpur State (presently in West Pakistan) and did his beginning restorative instruction at the K.E. Restorative College, Lahore. On return from U.K. he joined the Punjab Government as Dy. Sterile Commissioner. He surrendered long after and began a clinic at Lahore in 1915. He before long got to be changed over to Homeopathy.

 4.  Homoeopathic history in West India:

In 1870, Maharaja Bahadur of Jaipur called Dr. G. Salzar of Calcutta for the treatment of his cataract, which was cured by homeopathic medication.

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Dr Anjana Kumari

Assistant professor, Department of Organon of Medicine, Nootan Homoeopathic Medical
College and Hospital, Constituted of Sankalchand Patel University in Visnagar, Mehsana,