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Lac owleum

Is there a remedy called Lac owleum?

(by Robert Müntz)

That question persistently lingers through discussion groups within homeopathy, heated debates with oftentimes cryptical statements in spoken and written are held, which only cause more confusion.


Background information to Lac Owleum

Jörg Wichmann and Dr. Uta Santos König took an excited conversation in Augsburg 1996 as occasion for a humoristic article on Lac owleum. That article was published appropriately commented in the Homeopathic Links, 2. edition of the subsequent year, which still leaded to the known confusion.

The article on owl milk still counts as an humoristic view without real background.
However, one has to enview, that the production of this remedy is possible just theoretically, if not - as the name would indicate - as a milk remedy.

Unfortunately the confusion was increased five years later by listing the remedy Lac Owleum in the milk remedy special edition of the Homeopathic Links and printing the article.

But there is an owl remedy in the MM: Tyto alba, which was manufactured in our laboratory out of the breast muscle (flight muscle) of a barn owl - the gender of the animal was at the time of production not known unfortunately. The proving was made by Jörg Wichmann and members of the Belgian homeopathy-school, and published. In that worth reading publication they also dwell on the course of events on Lac owleum.

Actually "Lac owleum" isn't a matter of the secretion of a lactiferous gland. In hunter circles the rump gland secretion of the owl is called "Owl Milk". The birds use it to tend to their coat and wounds of their fledglings, so it doesn't serve for upbringing.

The Parsons Nose Gland (Glandula uropygialis) consists of two holocrine glands that can be found in most species of birds. It is their only epidermal gland and is to be found on the top side of the "swanroot" which makes up the Parsons Nose Gland. The content of the secretion from the Parsons Nose Gland serves not only as a grooming agent, but also has antibacterial and fungicide components. The fatty residue is spread throughout the Plumage by use of the beak.

To be able to answer the question on the existence of that remedy with an explicit "yes", I strive towards the purchase of the rump gland secretion of a barn owl. The Veterinary medicinal University Pressburg maintains a center for breeding of Birds of Pray in the South-east of Slovakia, an address which seems to be most promising. Interested parties on that new remedy and eventually a Remedy Proving may contact me directly.


Mag. Robert Müntz, Remedia Homöopathie
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