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Monday, October 02, 2006

COMMON INDIAN DRUGS & THEIR HOMEOPATHIC USES 2


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vasaka

(Vasaka)
Common Name : Vasaka
Sanskrit : Baidyamata, Vasaka
Hindi : Arusha
English : Malabar nut
Family : Acanthaceae

Description
It is a small tree which flowers in cold season. There is a saying is Sanskrit about this drug meaning of which is that as long as Vasaka will remain, patients suffering from spitting of blood, phthisis and common cold and cough need not despair. The physicians confidently proclaim that no death can take. place from cough of any kind if Vasaka can play its role and find time to display its healing properties. Traditionally it has long been used as a great remedy for respiratory disorders.

Homoeopathic uses
Homoeopathic proving and clinical verifications has brought out good number of symptoms of upper respiratory tract.

Rhinitis - Fluent profuse coryza from nose with constant sneezing. Nose is swollen with sense of obstruction. There is loss of taste & smell. Throat, mouth & tongue all feel dry. Tongue is coated white.

Cough-Paroxysms of cough with suffocation & rattling in chest followed by vomiting. Expectoration bloody. Cough Particularly worse at night.

Potency-Q,6


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