Ernst Louis Armbrecht, a young pharmacist and disciple of Samuel Hahnemann, came to London to publicise his knowledge of homoeopathy. In 1860 he founded Nelsons and was succeeded by his son, Ernest Louis Nelson Armbrecht.
Since then, Nelsons has been supplying homoeopathic medicines prepared in the Hahnemannian tradition. Our wish today is the same as 158 years ago: to make homoeopathy accessible and to provide the highest standards of medicine and advice.
Homoeopathy originates from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering. The basic principle of homoeopathy 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 homoeopathy. Homoeopathy 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 homoeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s natural healing processes to relieve symptoms, helping a return to good health.
Today homoeopathy is widely used across the world from the UK to India and Mexico and interest in holistic healthcare increases.
This site sells homoeopathic remedies exclusively based on long-standing use as traditional remedies.
Homoeopathy can be used as part of an integrated approach to healthcare, with complementary and conventional medicine working alongside each other 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.