From the history of pharmacy we came to know that, Hahnemann never wrote any separate book on “Pharmacopoeia”. But he wrote ‘Organon of Medicine’, ‘The Chronic Diseases’ and ‘Materia medica pura’. These books play an important role in writing of Pharmacopoeia. Since 1825, a good number of homoeopathic Pharmacopoeias have been published in different countries, especially in Germany and U.S.A.
The first homoeopathic pharmacopeia was published by Dr. Cral W. Caspari of Leipzing, Germany in 1825.Gradually different homoeopathic establishments or associations published their Pharmacopoeias. They are:
1#German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia::1825
The first homoeopathic pharmacopoeia was published by Caspari of Leipzing, Germany. He published a, “Homoeopathic and Dispensatorium Fur Artze and Apotheker”, thereby giving the first idea of homoeopathic pharmacopoeias for physician and pharmacists.
The first edition was published in 1870 by the ‘British Homoeopathic Society’ London, and followed by the publication of 2nd and the 3rd edition in 1876, respectively.
3#Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of U.S.A::1897
In 1897 came the first pharmacopoeia in U.S.A named ‘Pharmacopoeia of the American Institute of Homoeopathy’,of the said Institute and published by Otis Clop and Son,inc, Agent, Boston, U.S.A.
4#Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India::1971
In India the 1st homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia was published by M Bhattacharyya and Co, Calcutta, in 1893, named ‘Pharmaceutics Manual’. Since then it has run into twelve editions. The current edition was published on 14th Feb, 1980.
5#French Hoeopathic Pharmacopoeia::1897