Ernst Louis Armbrecht, a young pharmacist and disciple of Samuel Hahnemann, came to London to publicise his knowledge of homeopathy. In 1860 he founded Nelsons and was succeeded by his son, Ernest Louis Nelson Armbrecht.
Since then, Nelsons has been supplying homeopathic medicines prepared in the Hahnemannian tradition. Our wish today is the same as 158 years ago: to make homeopathy accessible and to provide the highest standards of medicine and advice.
Homeopathy originates from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering. The basic principle of homeopathy was recognised by Hippocrates as early as the fifth century. Over 200 years ago, Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist, worked with this principle and is credited for developing a comprehensive system of complementary medicine, which is known as homeopathy. Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars where something in large doses, produces a set of symptoms, but in small doses helps to alleviate those symptoms ''let like be cured by like''. These homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s nature healing processes to relieve symptoms, helping a return to good health.
Today, homeopathy is widely used across the world from the UK to India and Mexico.
Homeopathy can be used as part of an integrated approach to healthcare, with complementary and conventional medicine working together to provide the best solution for individuals.*
*Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any prescribed or self-purchased medicines before using any complementary medicines.