European Missionaries, 200 years back, brought homoeopathy
to India. But the official recognition was achieved
in 1839 when Dr. John martin Honing Berger during his
visit to India, treated Maharaja Renjith Singh of Lahore.
There after Homoeopathy showed a steady growth in India
and gained the goodwill from India's Great leaders like
Mahatma Gandhi, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Swami Vivekandha,
Mother Teresa, Dr. K. R. Narayanan etc.
In 1973 the Indian Parliament passed Homeopathic central
council bill and accordingly Homeopathic Central Council
was established in 1974. This council is the controlling
authority of the educational and practice of Homoeopathy
in India. There is also Central Council for Research
in Homoeopathy for conducting and monitoring the research
activities in Homoeopathy. To provide equal status with
other systems, Govt. of India had constituted separate
department - Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy
under the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.
The Govt of India had constituted a Homeopathic pharmacopoeia
committee and published eight volumes of official 'Homoeopathic
pharmacopoeia of India'. Also a national level
drug-testing laboratory is functioning at Ghaziabad,