The Homeopathic Proving of "Aquae-Sulis" the Roman Bath Spa Water

By Mary English RSHom and Usha Pearce RSHom

I would like to thank the 11 provers for their time and energy, Mabel Smith RSHom and Usha Pearce RSHom for their supervision and a special thank you to Roger Hutton from Helios the Homeopathic pharmacy where the remedy was made. Without their assistance there would be no new remedies.

Bath lies in the West Country in the county of N E Somerset and deep in the centre of the city stands ‘The Baths’. Ever since Roman times, Bath has been famous for its hot springs and for the treatment or alleviation of rheumatism and other medical conditions.
Queen Elizabeth 1st placed the Hot Springs under the care of the Civic Authority of Bath in 1590 and from that time until its closure in 1977, Bath was an important medical and social centre which attained the peak of its fame in the 18th Century. Its waters were thought to be particularly effective in helping barren women conceive, which was the main reason for the patronage of the two queens, Catherine of Aragon and Mary of Modena. (Wife of King James II)
The Kings and Cross Baths are to be re-opened this year as a luxury health centre and have caused a lot of local discontentment due to the lengthy proceedings and spiraling costs.

The Roman Baths

The Romans came to Bath in AD 50 and during their time here, built a city, and thriving community which aimed to incorporate the local religious beliefs with their own. The Baths were built on the site of a spring that the Iron Age People used to worship their Goddess Sulis. The engineering feat the Romans achieved is astonishing for until the Temple was built the springs bubbled up out of open marshes. A lead lined reservoir was built where the springs rose and a sluice gate arrangement was put in place to cope with the amount of sand brought to the surface by the water.

The water travels at a speed of 15 litres in a second and has an average temperature of 44c.