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Garlic antidote?

I've read soo many different ideas about antidotes.

I've been taking gArlic cloves internally foe a few days to help my stomach issues.

Does this antidote my remedy I took last thursday?

And why is there so many conflicting ideas?
  iloveyou on 2011-01-15
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Garlic will not antidote a curative remedy. Garlic might *possibly* undo the effect of a palliative medicine in someone sensitive to garlic. Palliation is temporary or unstable anyway so it is most vulnerable to other strong influences (like coffee). Sometimes strong substances can reduce an aggravation as well, by temporarily putting the patient into a new state (therefore palliating the remedy reaction).

There are many rumors that circulate about homoeopathy, often continued by those who do not work in a clinical situation. Antidoting, as coined by Hahnemann the found of homoeopathy, was a term that meant the use of another remedy to counteract the first (after an aggravation or proving).

My opinion is that over the years, as practitioners who were prescrbing partial similars or palliative remedies saw their prescriptions fail, it was easier to look for something other than their prescription to blame for it.

In my experience, and I have seen this same thing said by other homoeopaths including some very well-known ones, is that a truly curative remedy cannot be easily upset by common external factors. Most of my patients continue to drink coffee, tea, herbal teas, peppermint, toothpaste, tomatoes, bathe in cold water, wear perfumes and so on. Those on curative remedies continue to improve, those on the wrong remedy either relapse or get no improvement at all. Just as I see on those who avoid those things.

However, it is possible to antidote a medicine's effects by taking something that directly suppresses the aggravation, such as orthodox drugs or a new homoeopathic medicine.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Well, I have a question for you David.

Will coffee have any effect on a dose of Nux Vomica taken prior to a strong cup of regular coffee without milk and sugar?

nawazkhan last decade
Finally David - a perfect answer from a trusted source.
Thank you for
Clearing that up..
And a good point about people making excuses for why they prescribed wrong! Love that!!!
Now I can relax..! Yay!
iloveyou last decade
Some remedies have specific aggravations from certain substances. When you take a remedy it can heighten or even temporarily create such a sensitivity. This can create problems for a patient but will not antidote the remedy.

None of my coffee-drinking patients have trouble staying well if given the correct remedy. None of my Nux-vomica patients stopped coffee completely and did not show evidence of relapse because of this.

However, if a substance is causing symptoms for a patient, and they do not stop using that substance (whatever it is) they will not get well. This can continue to create a problem because it is directly the cause of a problem. In this kind of situation I would ask the patient to stop taking it. Anything that creates a powerful state in a person can become unhealthy for them if used too often, and coffee definitely can be in this catagory.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks David!
nawazkhan last decade

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