Acer saccharum Proving

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  • AS.Subs.ArtProving of Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple

    Remedy Abbreviation: acer-sc


    Jason-Aeric Huenecke CCH, RSHom (NA)


    Pati Herrick, 2003 graduate of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, collected the fresh green leaves, woody stem branches and bark from several mature sugar maples grown in Northwestern Wisconsin for a maple syrup cottage industry on country farm.

    Preparation: Sarah Weis, 2003 graduate of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, prepared the substance for the proving in Montana by trituration in lactose up to 3c and then attenuated it in 95% pure grain alcohol to 30c according to Hahnemannian principles on 23 September 2008.


    Suzanne Joyce and Deborah Benedict, with students and alumni of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy.


    Sixteen provers took the remedy administered in 6C, 12C, and 30C potencies. The proving was double blind format in which neither the supervisors nor the provers were aware of the substance they were taking. During the proving, provers logged symptoms on a daily basis and were in daily contact with their supervisor until symptoms subsided.




    Articles and Other Printable References

    A Proving of Acer saccharum (The Common North American Sugar Maple)
    By Jason-Aeric Huenecke
    This article was originally published in The American Homeopath Journal and appears by permission of the North American Society of Homeopaths.

    The American Homeopath Journal
    Vol 16, 2010
    Page 53

    Access Acer-sc Theme Document (35 pages) (PDF)

    Access Acer-sc Entire Proving Journal (79 pages) (PDF)

  • AS.FPic.3Acer saccharum Natural History

    KINGDOM: Plantae
    SUBKINGDOM: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
    SUPERDIVISION: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
    DIVISION: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
    CLASS: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
    SUBCLASS: Rosidae
    ORDER: Sapindales
    FAMILY: Aceraceae – Maple family
    GENUS: Acer – Latin means unity
    SPECIES: Acer saccharum (saccharum means sugar)


    Acer Saccharum, the Sugar Maple

    • Acer saccharum (Common North American Marsh Sugar Maple
    • Uses
    • Folk Medicine
    • Beauty of the Maple Tree
    • Maple Tree Tapping
      An American Indian Legend - Nation Unknown
      How Maple Sugar Came - Native American Tale

  • AS.FPic.2Acer saccharum Remedy Overview

    Themes - Mentals: Remedy Overview (PDF)

    Assertive, Forthright
    Attraction, Amorous, Sex
    Burning, Heat, Fire and Color Red
    Calm, Quiet, so Peaceful as if Gently Moving
    Connection vs. Disconnection

    Effects of Excessive Sugar Consumption

    Awareness of Heartbeat, Increased Pulse
    Giddiness, Laughing, Jesting, Goofiness
    Hyperactive, Restless, Fidgety
    Intoxicated, Druggy Feeling, Sugar Cravings
    Lightness, Floating, Weightlessness

    Piercing, as if by Arrow or Spear
    Unmotivated, Held Back

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