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Editorial – Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 2 | February 2014


Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 2 | February 2014



In the last few months we had an opportunity to receive hundreds of students at Schwabe India. It feels good to interact with the budding doctors. Sometimes new ideas which come from the young minds help us to redefine ourselves. We had around 100 students and staff members from Bhartesh Homoeopathic Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka in the month of February. They were shown the main manufacturing area, herbal garden, finished goods warehouse, etc. An healthy discussion happened between the students, their staff members and Dr. P. N. Varma, our Scientific Adviser. A glimpse of the visit is under current news.

The first proving of Agnus castus was done by Dr. Hahnemann.  Later almost all materia medica(s) had covered this drug. It proved to be effective and good drug for both sexes. There has been no new proving or data verification as on this drug known to us. Hence Dr. Willmar Schwabe Group had taken up this drug for proving in association with Dr. David Riley. A combined materia medica is given under proving.

This issue of mother tincture info covers Achyranthes aspera. There have been many studies on this drug as a herb showing significant scope for its usage in pneumonia, cough, kidney stones, diabetes, fungal infection, urinary tract infections, rheumatism, scabies, syphilis, labour complaints, etc. A good number of references will help the readers to explore more.

Cases repeated infections are seen in the OPDs in metros. Weak immunity is one of the causes of suffering due to modern lifestyle, pollution, over medication, steroids, antibiotics, powerful chemotherapeutics, etc. Schwabe India has a product in the name of Alpha-WD to improve weak defence/immunity. A brief information on the immune system, role of Alpha-WD and its indications, composition, proven indication of the individual ingredients, dosage, etc. have been given under product watch.

Under research news, a study on the current trend of choosing homoeopathy in India, a paper on nano-structures of extreme dilutions and a paper on the prescribing preferences for homoeopathy and complementary medicine were covered.

Do send us your feedback on this issue.


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


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