"homeopathy" in India

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu Jul 17 17:37:04 UTC 2008

Like Ashok and Madhav, my experience is that amongst ordinary folk in 
India there is a clear idea that homoeopathy is distinct from ayurveda 

The Indian Govt's website is clear on the distinction:

There's some excellent academic writing on homoeopathy in India, and some 
current projects.  A sophisticated piece by Harish Naraindas comes to 
mind, but I can't recall the details now.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
University College London

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Allen W Thrasher wrote:

> Do other people share my impression that while South Asia indeed has many practitioners of homeopathy in the strict sense, the system of medicine created by Samuel Hahnemann and introduced to India by John Martin Honigberger, "homeopathy" is often used there to mean any system of medicine except mainline modern Western medicine?  (All reservations on these three adjectives understood, of course!)
> I do not find any such extended use of the term in online dictionaries or the old Webster's 2nd International.
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