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Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 3 | March 2013



The government of India has recently presented its budget in the parliament. Every stakeholder is looking at what the fund has been allocated to respective industry. The Finance Minister has proposed to allocate a little over Rs. 1000 crore to the Department of AYUSH. A piece of news covering this budget allocation with other news on shortage of homoeopathic doctors in AYUSH dispensaries and side effects of some herbal medicines has been given under current news.

Calendula officinalis is a drug used in homoeopathy for wound healing and other skin related problems for over two centuries. 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.

Scrophularia nodosa is a drug used in mother tincture for skin problems. It is also recommended for Hodgkin’s disease and breast tumours. Modern researches have established its anti-cancer properties. This drug has been covered under mother tincture info.

Alcohol dependence has become a major concern of our country. As per report there are over 6 crore alcohol users in India. It affects stomach, intestines, liver, heart, nerves, pancreas, brain and almost every other organ. It causes many problems like brain cell damage, cancer of digestive organs, high blood pressure, sleeping disorders, etc. A mother tincture, Quercus robur, has been used for alcohol dependence with success by homoeopaths. Schwabe India has launched this mother tincture in convenient tablet form. The details of Quercus robur 1x tablets have been given under product watch.

Organo-therapy is a term used for the treatment of systemic/endocrinological affections with drugs prepared from same glands or hormones. Drugs like Thyroidinium, Pitutarinum, etc. are prescribed mostly for respective organ related problems based on symptom similarity. Researchers in Brazil found that the dynamised follicle-stimulating hormone affects the development of ovine preantral follicles cultured in vitro. This study will form the basis for further clinical studies. Along with this study, a study on premenstrual syndrome has been given under research news.

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