Materia Medica Illuminated - Ruta graveolens 


I mentioned, in my recent Natrum muriaticum course, “small” remedies whose “smallness” was largely a function of attention having been paid in near exclusivity to expressions in a single organ system. This is the case with Ruta, known principally for its connective tissue expressions. In the single-session installment of my online Materia Medica Illuminated series, I’ll discuss Ruta graveolens; including a description of the substance itself, its introduction to our homeopathic Materia Medica, its well-known regional expressions, and its lesser-known expressions in other organ systems.

 I’ll compare & contrast Ruta with complementary & similar remedies, & will illustrate both its familiar & less-familiar expressions with cases drawn from my clinical case files. 

One session (1.5-2 hours), Tuesday, June 25, 5-7pm US Pacific daylight time (UTC-7) . 

Secure Online enrollment via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required; use your credit or debit card), $20. (I'm reducing my customary price, in order to encourage as many as possible to attend). 

There are many approaches to studying our homeopathic materia medica - We can read our materia medica texts, or the proving records; and encounter lengthy lists of apparently unrelated symptoms with little to tie these together into a coherent story (been there? me too, having survived (and, admittedly, given) many rather soporific lectures on materia medica); We can read or observe cases; on paper, on video, or live; hoping to one day encounter something similar, only to note that each case seen is remarkable mostly in its distinction from all others; Stuart close, describing the Totality of Symptoms, tells us that "The Totality of the Symptoms means all the symptoms of the case which are capable of being logically combined into a harmonious and consistent whole, having form, coherency, and individuality. Technically, the totality is more (and may be less) than the mere numerical totality of the symptoms." Translating this to the description of a remedy, we can recognize that the most useful description of a remedy is one that provides us with the picture of a harmonious and consistent whole, having form, coherency, and individuality. This is the aim of my Materia Medica Illuminated series. Please join me online (all live sessions of this series are recorded for later review &/or self-paced participation in streaming video format on my course support site) for another installment of Materia Medica Illuminated, this session covering Ruta graveolens. For general information about my online courses, including logistics & system requirements, see the FAQs page on my course support platform.