Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Other Conditions


In a double-blind, placebo-controlled]]> study of 40 people with ]]>asthma]]> severe enough to require ]]>corticosteroid]]> treatment, use of an injected homeopathic remedy consisting of Asclepias vincetoxicum and Sulphur significantly improved symptoms. ]]>1]]> See also the discussion of allergic asthma in the article on ]]>allergies]]> .


A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 44 people with ]]>generalized anxiety disorder]]> , found that use of ]]>constitutional]]> homeopathy did not significantly improve symptoms. ]]>2]]>

Attention Deficit Disorder

In a double-blind study of 62 children with ]]>attention deficit disorder]]> , use of constitutional homeopathic remedies proved more effective than placebo. ]]>5]]> However, a similar study of 43 children, again using constitutional remedies, failed to find statistically significant benefits. ]]>6]]>

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A six-monthy double blind study failed to find constitutional homeopathy convincingly more effective than placebo for treatment of ]]>chronic fatigue syndrome]]> . ]]>7]]> However, homeopathic consultation itself proved to have a dramatically beneficial effect, regardless of whether participants were subsequently given placebo or the actual prescribed homeopathic treatment.


In a small double-blind, placebo-controlled study, oral use of a low dilution homeopathic remedy containing potassium bromide, sodium bromide, nickel sulfate, and sodium chloride significantly improved symptoms of ]]>seborrheic dermatitis]]> (including dandruff). ]]>3]]>

Weight Loss

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the potential benefits of homeopathic thyroid hormone (30c) in ]]>weight loss]]> . ]]>4]]> A total of 208 people were enrolled in the study. All study participants were undergoing a fast, and had reached a plateau where they were no longer rapidly losing weight. Use of homeopathic thyroid significantly enhanced the rate of weight loss.

Dengue Fever

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Honduras failed to find a combination homeopathic remedy more effective than placebo for treatment of dengue fever. ]]>8]]>