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Adverse changes in lifestyle have resulted in surfacing of new diseases and increased the prevalence of existing diseases. Cases of polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine fibroids, etc. have been on rise. On the other hand there have been digestive problems commonly seen in many. Need was felt to have specific products to aid managing these cases easily. Thus, our new products Hertone and Dizester were born. Right combination of the ingredients, which have clinically been proven for long in the indicated areas, will make these products dependable. Schwabe has launched these products in the last quarter and the response is already overwhelming. Current news covers these launches.

B&T Body Care Range was launched last year and the reception at both doctors’ as well as consumers’ level is encouraging. Keeping in mind the current consumers’ need, Schwabe India has been updating the range consistently. 5 products were launched under B&T Body Care Range which has also been covered under Current news, along with students’ industrial visit and medical camp conducted by Schwabe.

Ocimum canum is known in India as Kalatulsi. Though the drug has been covered by materia medica(s) like Boericke, Clarke, etc., Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) had done a recent proving on this drug. The existing materia medica has been updated with this new proving. A new drug Hippocampus kuda has been proved by a team including Susan Sonz, Robert Stewart and Sonam Kushner from New York School of Homoeopathy. An updated materia medica of Ocimum canum and concise materia medica of Hippocampus kuda have been presented under Proving & clinical verification.

Mother tincture info contains Anthemis nobilis and Blatta americana. While the former mainly employs in the digestive system, the latter’s sphere of action is renal and hepatobiliary system. Blatta orientalis is a common drug which is used for respiratory troubles. Whereas Blatta americana is a rare drug, used for problems mentioned above. Both the drugs are not to be confused.

Crataegus oxyacantha and Sabal serrulata are used in atherosclerotic plaques and prostatic enlargement respectively. Many patients are advised to take these mother tinctures on daily basis. However they are difficulties to carry and use these mother tinctures in liquid form. Schwabe India has recently launched these drugs in MT (1x) Tablets category. Scientific information on these drugs is given under Product watch.

This issue’s Research covers diversified fields like clinical, pharmacological, epidemiological and basic research. Abstracts from studies on respiratory illness in children, hepatoprotective effects of Lycopodium clavatum, Bryonia alba as Genus epidemicus in Chikungunya epidemic and Spectrophotometric Profiles of Homoeopathic High Dilutions are given.

Hope you will find this the issue informative.

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

Editor