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Assessment of homeopathic medicine Aconitum napellus in the treatment of anxiety in an animal model

- schwabe,  Research news Aconitum napellus is a very frequently used homoeopathic medicine for many complaints associated with anxiety or fear. This study was conducted to scientifically assess the action of this drug in the treatment of generalized anxiety in an experimental model using rats.   In this study, 48 adult (two to three months old) male Wistar rats (Rattus rattus) were randomly divided in six groups (n= 8/treatment) and given the following treatments by gastric tube along 10 days: 1) control (diazepam 1 mg/kg/day); 2) negative control (0.15 mL saline solution/day); 3) ACH6 (0.15 mL Acon (6cH/day); 4) ACH12 (0.15 mL Acon 12cH/day); 5) ACH30 (0.15 mL Acon 30cH/day); and 6) ALC30 (0.15 mL 30% cereal alcohol/day). Behavioral effects were blindly and randomly assessed in elevated plus maze (EPM) and open field test.   The results showed that the drug in dilutions 12CH and 30CH exhibited possible anxiolytic effects on the central nervous system (CNS) since they in

Withania somnifera

-  schwabe, mother tinture It is found throughout in India. It is an erect branching shrub up to 1.5 m high with densely tomentose branches, greenish or lurid yellow flowers (1).   It is remembered for its ability to: (a) Restore vitality in those suffering from overwork or nervous exhaustion; (b) counters debility that accompanies long-term stress and (c) because of the high iron content, it is also useful for anaemia and related weakness.   In Indian medicine, its root extract is considered alterative, aphrodisiac, diuretic, and debility from old age and considered useful in rheumatism (2).  A homoeopathic tincture is made from its roots (3).  It was introduced in to homoeopathy by S. C. Ghose (4). Many active phytochemicals have been isolated and studied.  The main constituents are nicotine, somnifer, somniferincine, withanine, withananine, along with other alkaloids, sugars, ß-sitosterol etc.  The root extract showed prolonged hypotensive, bradycardiac, respiratory stimula

Cardiospermum halicacabum

-  schwabe,  drug proving,  Cardiospermum is a recently introduced drug in to homoeopathy. It is an official drug of German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia where the mother tincture is made of flowering tops.  Most of clinical work on it has been done by DHU – Germany, which has found it highly efficacious medicine for psoriasis for external use.  Studies reveal that it can substitute corticosteroid group of compounds. These findings are in line with earlier work and reports.  Short proving studies indicate that it has potential for use in oedemas and kidney related problems. Recently a book ‘Materia Medica of New and Old Homoeopathic Medicines’ by David Riley was published with proving details of this drug. The proving was conducted in 12C potency with 44 provers, 32 females and 12 males. The abstract of the proving details are given below. This drug is available with Schwabe India in mother tincture, 6CH, 12CH, 30CH, 200CH and 1M. Important proving symptoms and themes noted by the

Cinnamon: a powerful anti-oxidant and blood sugar stabilizer

-  schwabe,  Cinnamon, (Dalchini) essentially used ingredient in cooking throughout India, is one of the most anti-oxidant rich herbs on the planet. It has been revered by nearly every culture for centuries for its sweet taste and pleasant aroma. In India, it is a household remedy and part of cuisines. Cinnamon has been shown to have remarkable medicinal qualities that enhance blood sugar signaling, reduce inflammation, stimulate immunity and promote neurological health. Cinnamon is naturally attained from the inner bark of a specialized family of trees with the genus name Cinnamomum. It is primarily grown in South East Asia regions with Sri Lanka being the major producer at 80-90 percent of the world's supply. In India it is cultivated majorly in the hills of Kerala. A homoeopathic tincture is made of this. It is used for pain of cancer. It is rated very effective.   An anti-oxidant powerhouse Cinnamon has the 2nd highest ranked anti-oxidant rich spice with an incredibl


 - THOMAS E  Fatigue  Some remedies are well known for their effect of delaying the onset of fatigue and aiding recovery from exercise. Use them with care because it is possible that the vital force can respond by insisting that the organism rests immediately and for as long as it needs to recover. I have known someone given Arnica for his tiredness to fall asleep immediately. He woke one hour later, full of life and thoroughly recovered. The following remedies will help prevent fatigue:  Arnica  Every participant in long distance endurance events of any sort will benefit from taking one tablet of Arnica 30c before and after the event, and at any time that he feels exhaustion coming on during the event. It will delay the onset of fatigue and promote recovery. Typically the person who will respond best to Arnica is the one who denies he needs it and says he feels fine.  Dosage: One Arnica 30c before and after an event, and at any time it is needed.  Coca  This remedy is especia

Materia medica Lachesis as archetypal snake

- THOMPSON M Themes Lachesis as archetypal snake  It is necessary to use Lachesis as archetypal snake to prescribe other snake remedies.  The two charts of the total of symptoms for all the snake remedies in the Complete Repertory indicate clearly statistical why Lachesis would be over-prescribed and smaller remedies under prescribed.  Figure 1. A comparison of the number of rubrics of the snake remedies in the Mind chapter of The Complete Repertory  Figure 2. A comparison of the number of rubrics of the snake remedies in all of The Complete Repertory  The two charts illustrate how difficult it is to prescribe any other snake remedy than Lachesis, this even more so if one takes mental symptoms into account. Polycrests, like Lachesis, become victims of their own success.  Because Lachesis has so many more symptoms by comparison to other snake remedies it will always swamp other snake remedies and this is why the others are not often prescribed and so on and so on. The strategy

Miscellaneous SNAKE RUBRICS

- THOMPSON M,  Alcohol  MIND; AILMENTS from; alcoholism, dipsomania  MIND; ALCOHOLISM, dipsomania  MIND; DELUSIONS, imaginations; doomed, being; drunkards, in  MIND; DULLNESS, sluggishness, difficulty of thinking and comprehending; alcohol, from  MIND; DREAMS; clairvoyant; drunkenness, during  MIND; INSANITY, madness; drunkards, in  MIND; JEALOUSY; drunkenness, during  MIND; LOQUACITY; drunkenness, during  MIND; MEMORY; weakness, loss of; drunkards, in  MIND; MOROSE, sulky, cross, fretful, ill-humor, peevish; drunkenness, during  MIND; SENTIMENTAL; drunkenness, weeping or being sentimental during  MIND; WEEPING, tearful mood; drunkenness, being sentimental during  HEAD; CONGESTION, hyperemia etc.; alcoholic drinks agg.  NOSE; DISCOLORATION; redness; drunkards, in  NOSE; DISCOLORATION; redness; tip; drunkards  NOSE; EPISTAXIS; alcoholics, in  NOSE; EPISTAXIS; drunkards, in  NOSE; INFLAMMATION; drunkards, in  FACE; ERUPTIONS; acne; drunkards, in  STOMACH; INDIGESTI


- THOMPSON M,  Company  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.; alone; dreads being, yet  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.; country away from people, wants to get into the  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.; perspiration, during  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.; pregnancy, during  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.; presence of; strangers, to  MIND; COMPANY; aversion to, agg.; solitude, fond of; indulge her fancy, to*: 2lach. 5017  MIND; COMPANY; desire for  MIND; COMPANY; desire for; alone, agg. while  MIND; COMPANY; desire for; happen, as if something horrible might  Some snakes are loners whilst others appear to be quite sociable. Crotalus horridus in common with other reattlesnakes hibernates in a den which may contain up to three hundred other snakes including copperheads, Cenchris contortrix. Lachesis muta, by contrast, is a solitary snake. However it may be that climate is a factor here. The rubrics are what we know so far about the sociabi