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Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 2 | February 2013

Editorial

In the recent “International Conference on Traditional Medicine for South East Asian Countries” the Health Minister of India has outlined the integration of AYUSH systems in the national health programmes. Further to promote these systems, it is learnt that a separate Drug Controller for AYUSH systems will be appointed. Coverage on this is given under current news.

Galphimia glauca is a wild plant, belonging to the Malpighiaceae family, and growing in Mexico. The plant was used in clinical experimentation by a group of German doctors from 1964 to 1966, using 3x, 4x, 6x, 12x, for a whole variety of allergic infections. Recently it’s proving by Schwabe Germany’s homoeopathic arm Deutsche Homöopathie-Union with the help of Dr. David Riley has been published. Proving details are given under provings.

Absinthium is a perennial, decidous herb found in high altitudes like Kashmir (1500 to 2100 meters) in India and other countries like Afghanistan, Europe, Algeria, United States, South Africa, North Africa, etc. It was introduced to homoeopathy by Gatchell and covered by T. F. Allen, C. Hering, W. Boericke and others. It is one of the rare remedies used for epilepsy in mother tincture. The details about the herb and recent researchers are under mother tincture info.

As per reports pain during menstruation or dysmenorrhea occurs in 50% of menstruating women and about 10% are incapacitated for 1-3 days each month. Homoeopaths manage these cases with drugs like Belladonna, Calcarea phosphorica, Colocynthis, Magnesium phosphoricum, etc. Schwabe India has Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan as a supportive therapy to aid the physician as a handy therapeutic tool. This issue’s product watch covers this product.

Reports about flu cases are increasing. Research news covers two very recent studies on influenza. Couple of other studies on psychiatric symptoms and salt stress in cowpea seedlings are also reported.

Hope you will enjoy this issue. Please send us the feedback to dr.valavan@schwabeindia.com

 

Dr. R. Valavan, BHMS, MD (Hom)

Editor