Welcome to our homepage! Our medication handbook and guide to external applications in anthroposophic nursing provides up-to-date information on options for treatment in Anthroposophic Medicine. The medication section is based on the accumulated and editorially screened experience of nearly 300 doctors from around 20 countries. The field reports on external applications are processed by an editorial group consisting of nurses and a physician.

Both groups of editors work in networks and are also interested in your experiences. Any user can contribute to the further development of these manuals by sharing positive as well as critical reports.

Anthroposophic Medicine, which goes back to Rudolf Steiner and the physician Ita Wegman, is one of the special therapeutic disciplines that are covered by health insurance code SGB V in Germany and basic health insurance in Switzerland.

Anthroposophic medicinal products are administered in various ways: as internal medications (triturations, drops and drop mixtures, pillules, suppositories), injectables, topical medications (eye and ear drops, vaginal tablets and gels, etc.) and external agents (gels, ointments, oils).

A second, equally valuable pillar of treatment concerns external applications, compresses and poultices. With these treatments, the therapeutic effect results from the material effects of the substances used as well as from the functionality of warmth, moisture, rest and movement.

  • The Vademecum describes practitioner experiences with medications and external applications in Anthroposophic Medicine.
  • Our aim is to screen, preserve and disseminate these experiences.
  • The guide can be an entry aid for beginners, as well as providing more in-depth knowledge to those with experience.
  • It also includes the most complete bibliography of publications on anthroposophic medicinal products currently available.

It is divided into 2 parts:

  • Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines
  • Vademecum of External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing, with compresses and poultices used in Anthroposophic Medicine.

The Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines is available in its 4th German edition in both printed and electronic form. It is also available in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

The open access Vademecum of External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing is available online in three languages: German, English and Spanish. It is continuously updated.

In both sections, reports of repeated positive experiences with medications or applications are sent to the respective editorial office, where they are subjected to a screening procedure. Both parts of the Vademecum are “works in progress”. Users are expressly invited to provide both corroborative and critical feedback. Both corroborative and critical feedback are published.