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Editorial – Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 7-9 | July – September 2014


Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 7-9 | July – September 2014



Medical world is working hard to overcome the current Ebola menace. Many institutes all over the world deploying their team to camp in the affected areas. It is responsibility of all stakeholders to contribute to overcome the current situation. As part of Corporate Social Responsibility program, Schwabe India has joined hands with an international organisation for homoeopathically support. Current news covers this along with students visit to Schwabe India.

Acalypha indica is a well known remedy of Indian origin, used for variety of diseases like cough, haemoptysis, etc. It is covered by major materia medica(s) like Allen, Boericke, Clarke, etc. Though its provings exist in literature, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has reproved it. Proving section covers combined materia medica of this drug including new proving.

Eschscholtzia californica is lauded for its sleep inducing effect. Boericke mentions that it acts powerfully than morphine but harmless unlike the later. Though it is native to United States, it grows well in India. Scientific literature on it is given under mother tincture info.

Rheumatic and associated muscular problems easily affect elderly. Bryonia alba and Rhus toxicodendron are at the top among anti-rheumatic remedies. Cimicifuga racemosa mainly covers smaller joints whereas Urtica urens is useful in pain due to uric acid disturbance or the likes. Alpha-MP is a decades old product including the above drugs with a rare and uncommon anti-rheumatic drug Filipendula ulmaria. Product profile of Alpha-MP is given under product watch.

This issue’s research news covers some of the interesting retrospective/clinical studies and a basic homoeopathic research on plant model.


Hope the issue is interesting and informative.


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


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