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Schwabe News Volume 3 | Issue 2 | April 2012


The much anticipated annual report of Department of AYUSH of Government of India is out. It gives the current status of each system in the country over previous year. Homoeopathy has gained in terms of number of dispensaries, post-graduate colleges and drug manufacturing units, but lost in term of the number of hospitals and beds. The complete report is given under homoeopathy related news. Another topic covered under this section is about Cinnamon. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and also a blood sugar stabilizer. Moreover it is an essential ingredient in cooking and a house hold remedy in India.

Cardiospermum halicacabum, is drug often used externally for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, etc. A recent proving has brought out its many mental, physical and general symptoms. It is given under provings.

Withania somnifera is a powerful rejuvenating Indian drug. It has been used in Indian medicine since centuries, which was brought to homoeopathy by Dr. S.C.  Ghose. The complete information on this mother tincture is under mother tincture info.

With the approaching summer, children are suffering from digestive problems like summer diarrhoea. Schwabe’s KindigestTMcontaining Okoubakais a promising product for physicians to tackle such digestive problems. The product details are given under product watch.

Aconitum napellus is a drug frequently used for anxiety related complaints. A study in rat model has demonstrated its anxiolytic effects on the central nervous system (CNS) assessed in elevated plus maze (EPM) test. The abstract of this study is reported under ‘Research news’.

Hope you will enjoy reading this issue of Schwabe News.


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