QUARTERLY BULLETIN OF CCRH
Vol 24 (3&4), Vol 25 (1&2) & Vol 25 (3&4) 2003
These 3 volumes published by Central Council For Research in Homoeopathy give extensive research reports-provings on human beings, animal experimentation and pharmacognostic studies of lesser known and now medicines in Homoeopathic materia medica.
In Vol 24, Editorial: selection of healthy provers, the duration of proving, recording of symptoms, drugs in each potency and the physical and clinical examination after proving.
Drugs Proved: Ars, Brom, Kali-sulph, Euphortia, Oscimum-can, Oxytropis, Rauwalfia-serpentina, Ricinus, Staphylococcin and Tribulus-terrestris.
Vol 25 (1&2) has studies of Boerhavia-diffusa, Casalpinia-gonducella, Caricapapaya, Hydroctyle, Jaborandi, nyctanthos, Saraca-indica, Sarsaparilla, Terminatia-chefula and Viscum-album. The editor says, There are many drugs in Hom. which are based on traditional use and no systematic studies are carried out. Thus clinical varification of such drugs is of great help.
These 10 drugswere sufficiently verified on a good number of patients who were able to relieve the symptoms mentioned under each drug.
Vol 25 (3&4) Dr K P Singh: Scope of Animal Experimentation. There are many scientists activity involved in understanding the mechanism of action of Hom medicines. There is no definite explanation but the hypotheses are: Stimulates the vital force, Vaccine like effects, stimulates immune system and produces antibodies.
In 1996, Maliekel reported that Kali-mur, Phytolacca and Carcinocin could reduce tumour formation in mice. In 1980 Chaudhary showed that Kali-phos, Calc-phos & Ferrum-phos in 30 X were effective in curing artificially induced fibro sarcoma in swiss mice. Toxicity studies, effects on CVS, CNS, fertility effects of Hom medicines on allbino mice and rats, albino rabbits and frog have shown varying effects. Drugs like Baryta-carb 30 and Bar-mur 30, Gossipium and Digitalis were found toxic causing mortality in mice and rabbits. While Baryta-carb 200, Crataegus, Ficus and some others were found to be non-toxic. Azatirachta, Berberis, Cannabis-sativa and Can-ind were found to increase spontaneous motor activity or opposite effect. Digitalis 6ml infusion in frog caused complete stoppage of heart for 10 min and 4ml mother tincture infusion in rats produced immediate fall of blood pressure from 88.6 to 53 mm of Hg. Hom medicine also showed hypoglycemic effects, curative effects in aspirin induced ulcers, antifertility effects, reduction in alcohol mortality and wound healing in animals.
Dr Anand and Dr Vichitra give two case reports of Gallic-acid where symptoms of cough haemoptysis showed a definite cure backed by pathological tests-ESR, throat swabs and X’rays. Their article gives in-depth understanding of proving of Gallic-acid, clinical use and understanding of the symptoms narrated in the materia medica. In another article, the authors also report the efficacy of Nycatantnes in fever.
Dr J P Singh reports a research study of Hom in urticaria, exfoliative dermatitis and ring worm. Calatropis, Hydrocotyle and Hygrophilla were useful in these conditions. 6th Potency helped and exfoliative dermatitis.
Also given are the studies of Ulex, Mirabilis and Anthrakokali.