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EMBELIA RIBES

Embelia ribes Burm. F., also known as Baberang in Hindi.  The proving was conducted in 1994 using 6, 30 and 200 centesimal potencies at (i) Drug Proving Research Unit, Kolkata (W.B.), (ii) Regional Research Institute, New Delhi,  (iii) Drug Proving Research Unit, Midnapore (W.B.) and (iv) Drug Proving Research Unit, Ghaziabad (U.P.) by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India. The proving details are in the book “Homoeopathic Drug Provings”, published by the council in 2005. The drug has earlier been reported by S. K. Banerjea, P. Banerjee and S. C. Ghose. Dried fruits are used for the preparation mother tincture. 45 provers in the age group of 19-43 years took part in the proving, 11 of them were females. A combined materia medica from available literatures is given below.

EMBELIA RIBES

 

Head

Headache with nausea, worse 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Eyes

Heaviness of upper eyelids, better washing with cold water. Burning sensation with heaviness in upper eyelids, better washing with cold water.

Nose

Coryza from cold water bath, thin watery discharge from nose, turned into thick and yellow, worse lying down.

Throat

Irritation in throat, better hot drinks.

Stomach

Excessive thirst.

Abdomen

Pain in whole abdomen, better after stool.  Pain in whole abdomen with flatulence and increased thirst, better pressure.  Constant passing of flatus. Griping pain around umbilicus with diarrhoea, loss of appetite, fear of death, weakness, worse bending forward, pressure, movement; better cold fomentation, after stool. Cramping pain in lower abdomen with nausea and ineffectual desire for stool.

Rectum

No urge for stool with frequent thirst for small quantity of water.  Diarrhoea: thin, yellowish, offensive stool with ineffectual urge, nausea and thirstlessness. Stool loose, watery and profuse, of fishy odour with griping pain in abdomen and increased thirst, better rest, open air. Constipation with headache. Constipation: stool, hard, insufficient.

Respiratory

Dry cough with hoarseness of voice.

Back

Uneasiness in back of the head and neck in evening with coryza.  Pain in lower part of back, worse movement.

Chest

Aching pain in right side of chest.

Fever

Fever with thirst and frontal headache, worse morning.

 

Reference:

  1. Harish G.U., Vijay Danapur, Renuka Jain and Villoo Morawala Patell. Endangered Medicinal Plant Embelia ribes Burm.f. Avesthagen Limited, Discoverer, 9th Floor, International Tech Park, White Field Road, Bangalore-560066, INDIA, Submission Date: 16-9-2011
  2. Embelia ribes, Homoeopathic Drug Provings, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. ‘D’ Block, Jankpuri, New Delhi.

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