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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

COMMON INDIAN DRUGS & THEIR HOMEOPATHIC USES

There are number of Indian drugs which were commonly used in our ancient time & today in Ayurvedic system of medicine, now proved in homeopathy & giving great assistance in the speedy recovery . Further more it is a intresting fact that these drugs have a selective action & do not require totality of symptoms. Now in next few days I like to take number of common Indian plants & their homeopathic uses.

1. ABROMA AUGUSTA



Abroma augusta Linn.
(Ulat kambal)
Common Name : Ulat kambal
English : Devil's cotton
Hindi : Olat Kambal
Family : Sterculiaceae

Description
It is mostly found in the hotter parts of India. It has showy, deep scarlet flowers. Root bark is used for medicinal purposes. It is popular in the indigenous system as a good emmenagogue, and in the congestive and neuralgic variety of dysmenorrhoea. It has also proved to be an effective medicine for diabetes mellitus & inspidus.

Homoeopathic uses
Fragmentary provings were conducted by Dr. D.N. Ray of Calcutta in 1919 and Dr. Jugal Kishore of New Delhi in 1972. It has been subsequently proved by CCRH and has shown its affinity for female reproductive organs producing symptoma of dysmeSnorrhoea and leucorrhoea, which have been confirmed during verification trials too.

Diabetes mellitus - Urine profuse < at night and of high specific gravity. Excessive thirst with dryness of mouth. Patient suffers from insomnia and prostration, and patient is averse to do any physical and intellectual labour. Mentally patient is of irritable nature, forgetful and morose.

Dysmenorrhoea - Colicky pains in lower abdomen. Menses are irregular, lasting for short or long time. Blood is dark and clotted.

Bronchitis - Pain in chest and sides on coughing. Cough < in the evening and during night. Respiration is rapid & expectoration white.

Potency-6 & Q

2. AEGLE FOLIA





Aegle folia
(Bel leaves)
Common Name : Bel leaves
Hindi : Bel
Sanskrit : Bilwa, Tripatra
English : Bengal quince
Family : Rutaceae

Description
It is indigenous to India and is found wild all over sub-Himalayan forests. It is considered to be very auspicious and sacred to Hindus as it is offered to Lord Shiva. It is considered as an emblem of fertility.

The fruit of this tree is mainly used for treating diarrhoea & dysentery. Mostly half ripe fruit is used for medicinal purposes. Aegle marmelos is prepared from the fruit and Aegle folia is prepared from leaves of bel plant.

Homoeopathic uses

Like Aegle marmelos this drug has also been found effective in gastro-intestional affections particularly dysentery & piles.

Dysentery-Flatulent colicky pains with loose mucoid stool & mixed with blood. Urga starts soon after taking food. Pain griping in abdomen > passing flatus.

Piles- Blind, painful with itching. Constipation, stool hard & scanty. Persons suffering from indigestion with sour eructations.

Potency-Q & 6

3. AEGLE MARMELOS



Aegle marmelos (Linn.) Correa
(Bel fruit)
Common Name : Bel fruit
Sanskrit : Sriphala, Bilwa
Hindi : Bel
English : Bengal quince
Family : Rutaceae

Description
It is indigenous to India and is found wild all over sub-Himalayan forests. It is considered to be very auspicious and sacred to Hindus as it is offered to Lord Shiva. It is considered as an emblem of fertility.

The fruit is mainly used for treating diarrhoea & dysentery. Mostly half ripe fruit is used for medicinal purposes.

Homoeopathic uses

Conjunctivitis & Styes - Pain, stitching with sensation of dust particles in eyes with lachrymation. Stye, mostly over upper eyelids.

Rhinitis (Cold & Coryza) - With the symptoms of coryza, sneezing, redness of eyes and blockage of nose.

Coccygodynia - Pain in coccyx especially on getting up and better by walking.

Nocturnal seminal emission with amorous dreams.
Chronic dysentery - Alternate diarrhoea & constipation, stool, loose with mucus.

Potency-30 & Q

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