The current pandemic has generated much discussion about the correct strategy in the treatment of epidemics. Since Hahnemann treated an outbreak of scarlet fever in 1801 with just a handful of illness-specific remedies, homeopaths have been searching for the genus epidemicus matching the typical patterns of signs and symptoms to best treat such epidemic disease.
Due to the heterogeneous course of Covid-19 and the differing interpretations of what constitutes the genus epidemicus, a wide variety of homeopathic remedies have been used around the world to treat infection with SARS-CoV-2 – from classic epidemic remedies such as Arsenicum album, Bryonia, Camphora or Phosphorus to unusual ones such as Abrotanum, Cryptococcus neoformans or Ozone. Numerous cases demonstrate how a wide variety of homeopathic treatment concepts and remedies can lead to rapid symptomatic improvement and stop the progression of the disease. We focus on the stages of Covid-19 in which successful treatment is urgent. This is true both of the early “flu-like” phase of illness as well as in the prolonged convalescence characterising protracted cases. Further indications for homeopathic treatment are the reactive psychological disturbances triggered by the pandemic such as depression, fear and paranoia