According to alchemists what really has healing properties in nature is not the active matter of the plant,es decir,the diversity of active ingredients,vitamins and minerals that are part of its composition,but the spirit united to the being of the plant.
An example of what we are saying would be homeopathy and Bach flowers, if we did an analysis of any of these preparations we would realize that they have no active matter,por lo tanto,they couldn't heal.
Hence, lately we hear so many criticisms from official bodies towards homeopathy,questioning its effectiveness.
However millions of people around the world use them and endorse their effectiveness.
The healing effect of an alchemical preparation comes from the union of the alchemical preparation with the universe and with everything it contains.
los alquimistas, consideran la existencia de cuatro elementos básicos en el universo: fuego, aire, tierra y agua.
They also refer to a fifth element,La quintessence, which, according to alchemists, exists after the first four. Some scholars, they also referred to this fifth element, como “éter” o “alma”.
These four elements of nature are used in the elaboration of alchemical elixirs.