Reasons homeopathy is gaining popularity worldwide. Blog post by Dr. Sanchita Dharne at Elixir Homeopathy Delhi and Gurgaon.

Why is Homeopathy growing in Popularity?

Homeopathy is widely popular in India and the World


Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine, according to World Health Organization (WHO).

500 million people across the globe trust homeopathy for the treatment of their health problems.

86 – Number of countries where homeopathy is practiced.



France is the largest consumer of Homeopathy followed by Germany.

95%  - In France, 95% of general practitioners, dermatologists and pediatricians prescribed at least one homeopathic drug or preparation, according to a 2011-12 report on French National Health Insurance database.

43.5% of overall Healthcare professionals prescribed homeopathy, as per the same report.

30% - In France more than 30% of people use Homeopathy.

Best healthcare system – According to The Word Health Report – 2020, of World Health Organization (WHO), France provides best healthcare system. Can this be attributed to widespread use of homeopathy in the health system of France?



42% British physicians refer patients to homeopaths

The Queen and the Royal Family has been ardent followers and advocates of homeopathy for years.


The US

6 million - Over 5 million adults and 1 million kids take homeopathic treatment in the US.

66% - is the percentage of homeopathic users ranked homeopathy as one of their top three CIM therapies, according to data from a 2012 National Health Interview Survey conducted in the US


45% of doctors in Netherlands use Homeopathy.

39% of pediatricians in Belgium favors Homeopathy.



India is set to take pole position in World Homeopathy

150 million - In India, over 150 million people rely on homeopathy for their health problems.

50% rise in the last five years of footfalls of patients taking homeopathic treatment in 23 institutes of CCRH in India.  


In 1810, homeopathy set its foot in India with Dr. John Martin Honigberger, a student of Dr. Hahnemann, visited India and started practicing homeopathy. Maharaj Ranjit Singh, the then ruler of Punjab, encouraged Dr. Martin in promoting and serving more patients.

Within a span of over two centuries, homeopathy is now significant way of healthcare in India.


Homeopathy has been grown in India in a systematic manner.

Government of India, through Ministry of AYUSH, has been successful in institutionalizing Homeopathy in India. Ministry of AYUSH monitors quality and progress of homeopathic care in the country. In a fresh impetus to homeopathy, it is intended to take Homeopathic practices to the world. It is intended to make India a role model in homeopathic system of delivery of healthcare for other developing countries. India has already supported Sri Lanka development of homeopathy, its regulations, and policies. Students from study Homeopathy in India. Some of the countries are – Germany, BIMSTEC countries, SAARC countries. Homeopathic drugs manufactured in India are exported in large numbers to various other countries.      

Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, a national laboratory under Ministry of AYUSH, undertakes control and monitoring of standardization of homeopathic drugs.

Ministry of AYUSH recently launched first virology laboratory to develop homeopathic drugs and technologies to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases such as H1N1 (swine flu), dengue, chikungunya etc.

In order to develop, promote and accelerate homeopathy in the country, the government is set to start a state of the art National Institute of Homeopathy (NIH) in Delhi. The Institute, an extension of famous NIH Kolkata, is set to house hospital, research, post-graduate and PhD courses.


Growing Popularity of Homeopathy

According to a survey by AC Nielsen in India, 62% of homeopathy users have never tried convention medicines. It further states 82% of homeopathy users would not switch to conventional treatment. This shows strong belief of homeopathic users.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Homeopathy is the fastest growing and second-most-widely used system of medicine in the world.

Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi has a vision for India to take the lead in the world in holistic healthcare. The Government of India in its current Union Budget (2019-20) increased the outlay to Homeopathy by 15% over the previous year.

In a Global TGI Survey conducted in 2008, when people were asked whether they trust homeopathy, proportion of urban people saying “YES” was quite encouraging. Find the data below.



% of Urban People saying “YES”





Saudi Arabia




United Arab Emirates




South Africa




What makes Homeopathy so Popular?

Gentle – It is gentle. It saves patients from pain of going under the knife.

Long term benefits – Homeopathy has long term benefits. It does not suppress the symptoms. On the contrary, it assists the body to heal itself by enhancing the immunity levels.

Holistic – Homeopathy finds the treatment of root cause of the ailments. A homeopath analyses complete profile of a patient including history, lifestyle, psychological conditions, physical state.

Benefits of homeopathy – As per a survey conducted in 2016 in the US and published in “The American Journal of Public Health”, homeopathy suggest many benefits. Reduction in unnecessary usage of antibiotics. Improvements in peri-menopausal depression. Improvements in chronically ill patients. Control of Leptospirosis epidemic in Cuba. 

Safe and Effective – Homeopathic treatment is safe and effective. Homeopathic medicines are based upon natural substances. These medicines does not cause any side-effects. Further, they are not addictive medicines.


 Homeopathic treatments offer numerous benefits with no ill-effects.

With more and more people embracing natural ways of staying healthy, Homeopathy is set to witness astronomical growth trajectory.



Compiled By - Dr. Sanchita Dharne, BHMS, MSc (Applied Psychology)

Dr. Sanchita Dharne is an experienced homeopathic doctor.
She has done BHMS and MSc (Applied Psychology).
She is among the best homeopaths when it comes to treatment of female infertility, hypothyroidism, and child care.
Dr. Sanchita Dharne is recognised among the top homeopathy physicians in Gurgaon. Her model of online video consultation along with home delivery of prescribed homeopathic medicines is very well appreciated.

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