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January 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 1

Dr.Anurudh Verma
Depends on Sensitivity


   I am personally quite lenient and will say to take your remedy. If it is effective and then you drink coffee and you are feeling worse, then this may indicate an interaction. See what happens when you stop drinking coffee and take your remedy again. It’s every individual and each person has different sensitivities. I think it is better to stay away just in case. Possibly it does antidote the effectiveness of a remedy not on an energetic level but by harming the body’s ability to heal. In our practice I have seen the patients who takes coffee and who does not takes coffee the effect of the medicine is same.

Dr.Anurudh Verma MD (hom), Member CCH, 21/414, Indiranagar, Lucknow- 226016,
Email: dranurudh_lko@rediffmail.com


Coffees do not antidote high potencies
Dr.SmitaDebKrori (Maity)

    Dr. John Henry Clarke sayings “Coffee do not antidote all the Homoeopathic medicines. When well-selected remedy given in high potency, coffee does not antidote the remedy. Coffea is complementary to Aconite and also follows well many medicines.” I have seen in many patients also.


Dr.SmitaDebKrori (Maity), Asst. Professor, LalBahadurShastri Homœopathic Medical College
Bhopal – 462026 (Madhya Pradesh)


Dr. Lalita S. Nadgir
Not all Homoeopathic Medicines


   Dr. J. H. Clarke writes in his Clinical Repertory –Part 4 i.e. Clinical Relationships of Coffea cruda—this remedy antidotes following remedies. Amb,Am-m, Ana, Ang, Aur, Bei, Bor, Carb v, Caust, Cham, Cic, Cal, Con, Cyc, Gam, Gels, Glo, Hy-x, Ign,Iod, K ca, Lach, Lau, Lyc, Man, Mos, Nux Par Ph x, Phos, Puls, Rhs, Sty, Tab and Val.

   This clearly shows that Coffea cruda antidotes above mentioned homoeopathic medicines and not all homoeopathic medicines. Hence, my opinion is “Generalizing the term as Coffee antidotes homoeopathic medicines are not realistic.

Dr. Mrs. Lalita S. Nadgir.M.D (hom) Professor Dept. of Repertory, A.M.Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College P.G. & Research Centre.  Belgaum, Karnataka


Natural suppressant
Dr. Ashok Kumar Dantkale

    Coffee is a natural suppressant of symptoms and miasms, which pushes inwards the psoric miasm and aspects of it. The psoric remedies especially Sulphur and Psorinum aims of constitutional homeopathic treatment, act very largely to bring to the surface and expel that which lies buried. The two work antagonistically and thus coffee in the last analysis has to be regarded as harmful to the overall and long-term health of the patient whether it neutralizes the action of their remedies or not, while psoric remedies and homoeopathy in general are good for the patient.


Dr. Ashok Kumar Dantkale, MD(hom) Assistant Professor, Govt. Homoeo Medical College, Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore -79. Mobile: 09844231936 Email: ashokdantkale@yahoo.com



Dr.Smita M.Betgeri
Exact Similimum


   Even though coffee don’t antidote any homoeopathic medicines , I advise patient not to take any Homoeopathic Medicines before tea, coffee, or any strong smelling food or any liquid. I advise them to take on clean tongue. I have seen many patients strictly follow the instructions, but however I have seen with good improvement even in disobedient patients. My inference is if correct similimum is prescribed, it will not antidote.

Dr.Smita M.Betgeri, Shri Ahirwad homoeopathic clinic, Apmc road, Azam nagar cross, Belgaum, Karnataka, Ph.no.9844152196


Acts with Coffee
Dr A.Ramdas

    A seventy five years old man who was habituated with strong coffee, came for migraine and he was prescribed with a similimum with instruction do not drink coffee. He was relieved from headache. After sometime he told “you do not know the action of Homoeopathic remedies? I asked what? Then he said “I am all right with your Medicine but one thing I didn’t stop taking coffee”


Dr A.Ramdas Bengaluru Mobile 9844234718