Coffea cruda is a homeopathic remedy made from unroasted coffee beans. Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine developed about 200 years ago by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann. It’s based on two principles not supported by science:
- Principle of similarity. A disease can be cured with a remedy that produces similar symptoms as a condition in healthy people. For example, coffee is a stimulate so some proponents of homeopathy believe Coffea cruda can help treat people who are overstimulated.
- Law of minimum dose. The lower the dose of a treatment, the greater its effectiveness.
Despite a lack of evidence, some people believe that Coffea cruda can treat a variety of conditions like:
There’s little evidence to no evidence to support homeopathy as an effective medical treatment. The few studies that have found potential benefits of Coffea cruda:
- are animal studies
- have limited sample sizes
- have conflicts of interest
- have a