Is carbon the most fertile element


Carbon is the most fertile element of all and is found in more molecules than all other chemical elements combined. In addition, carbon is the basis of some of our oldest and best-tested homeopathic medicines. Despite the overwhelming importance of this element, most homeopaths arguably have less knowledge of carbon medicines than any of the other known elements.


The third known elementary carbon midification was named after Richard Buckminister Fuller (1895-1983). The chemical structure of the Fullereme is reminiscent of the domed buildings by the architect Fuller.

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Roger Morrison, who has extensive knowledge of chemistry, spent five years researching all aspects of carbon drugs with the tremendous diligence and thoroughness for which he is so known.
The American original edition of “Carbon” comprises 840 pages of concentrated information; the German publisher decided to publish the translation of this monumental monograph into German in three volumes, the first part of which is now available. The first section of the book is devoted to the nature of carbon drugs and shows the basic mental, general, and physical characteristics common to all patients in need of these drugs. By studying this passage the homeopath can easily identify patients in need of carbon medicine.

In the second part of the book a thorough pharmacology of the first 41 medicines of the total of almost 200 carbon compounds that are currently part of the homeopathic pharmacopoeias follows (the remaining approx. 160 medicines will be included in the two subsequent volumes). The materia medica comprises the knowledge of the entire homeopathic literature as well as detailed toxicological information. Part of this materia medica is the synthesis of the author due to his unique understanding of each medicine.

It gives an overview of the topics that are typical for the remedy and arranges the symptoms / rubrics in the tried and tested head-to-foot scheme, starting with the mental and general symptoms. The overview of symptoms concludes with the clinical indications and the miasmatic assignment of the remedy in the sense of Sankaran. Impressive case studies, as far as available for a remedy, show patients and their indications for the indicated remedy.


The drugs presented for carbon compounds include largely unknown drugs (such as Benzinum nitricum or methanal) as well as more common remedies (such as Carboneum sulfuratum or Saccharum album). For each remedy, the author gives an introduction containing information about the history, its relevance for human life and information about its chemical structure.

The last section of the original work (which we will unfortunately only have in Volume 3) provides insights into the various sub-categories of organic compounds. The aim of this section is to provide the homeopath with mechanisms and strategies with which he can differentiate the many carbon drugs. The careful analysis of the trials and the cured cases in this section of the book makes it possible to easily distinguish between the organic chemical categories. Even a homeopath who has no knowledge of organic chemistry can therefore easily understand these categories.

The aim of the entire work is to make this previously mysterious and unfortunately far too seldom prescribed group of medicines understandable in order to be able to use them successfully in daily practice. One can only hope that the German edition of the two subsequent volumes of this excellent basic work will not be long in coming.