CORE-Hom: a powerful and exhaustive database of clinical trials in homeopathy

Homeopathy. 2014 Oct;103(4):219-23. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2014.07.001. Epub 2014 Aug 8.


The CORE-Hom database was created to answer the need for a reliable and publicly available source of information in the field of clinical research in homeopathy. As of May 2014 it held 1048 entries of clinical trials, observational studies and surveys in the field of homeopathy, including second publications and re-analyses. 352 of the trials referenced in the database were published in peer reviewed journals, 198 of which were randomised controlled trials. The most often used remedies were Arnica montana (n = 103) and Traumeel(®) (n = 40). The most studied medical conditions were respiratory tract infections (n = 126) and traumatic injuries (n = 110). The aim of this article is to introduce the database to the public, describing and explaining the interface, features and content of the CORE-Hom database.

Keywords: Clinical research; Database; Homeopathy; Randomised controlled trials.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / statistics & numerical data*
  • Databases as Topic / organization & administration*
  • Homeopathy / organization & administration*
  • Homeopathy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic