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Justicia Adhatoda – Schwabe News – Jan Mar 2019 – Schwabe India

JUSTICIA ADHATODA

Justicia adhatoda is also known as Vasaka. It was introduced by Dr. S. C. Ghose and is covered by Boericke materia medica, Robin Murphy Homoeopathic Remedy Guide, S.R.Phatak Materia Medica of Homoeopathic Medicines, Anshutz New old and forgotten remedies and others. The clinical verification was done by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India and published in CCRH Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19 (3&4) 1997. Leaves are used for the preparation of mother tincture. A combined materia medica from available literatures is given below.

Mind

Irritable, easily angered. Sensitive to external impressions.

Vertigo

Vertigo worse in evening.

Head

Dull aching pain in frontal region better pressure. Heaviness in the head due to cold. Heaviness and feeling of fullness in head.Image result for JUSTICIA ADHATODA

 

Nose

Coryza with thin, watery profuse discharge worse morning. Constant sneezing with loss of smell worse morning. Acrid watery discharge, blockage of nose worse night. Coryza, discharge thin watery profuse with constant sneezing worse dark room. Coryza with thin nasal discharge and sneezing worse in the evening. Coryza with thick white expectoration, blockage of nose. Sensitive to dust, catches cold easily. Frequent sneezing. Post nasal catarrh.

Mouth

Profuse thirst with dryness of mouth.

Throat

Pain in the throat. Tonsillitis worse on swallowing.

Stomach

Thirst increased. Anorexia. Vomiting after coughing.

Abdomen

Distension of abdomen; with flatulence better passing flatus. Pain in abdomen due to flatulence. Flatulence with heaviness of abdomen.

Rectum

Stool constipated, hard, difficult, dry. Loose watery stool with mucus and slight tenesmus.

Respiratory

Hoarseness of voice, worse after coughing. Wheezing and dry cough worse in the morning, evening and night. Dyspnoea worse in morning and evening. Dry cough spasmodic, barking, rattling worse morning. Cough with pain in chest. Paroxysmal cough with dyspnoea. Respiratory complaints from dust. Pain in throat and rattling in chest during cough. Cough followed by vomiting of mucus. Cough with thick expectoration; yellow, worse at night. Cough with dyspnoea and suffocation. Pain in chest worse after coughing.

Fever

Fever with chill, headache and rapid pulse worse at night.

Skin

Small reddish eruptions with itching worse at night.

Reference:

  1. Justicia adhatoda, CCRH Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19 (3&4) 199.
  2. Justicia adhatoda Published in CV Materia Medica Vol. I. QB Vol. 19 (3&4), 1997, pp. 18 – 21
  3. J. H. Clarke, Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, Reprint Edition 1992, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.
  4. W. Boericke, New Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory [with Relationship of Remedies], Second Re-Augmented & Revised Edition Based on Ninth Edition, Reprint Edition 2002, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi
  5. Dr. P. N. Varma, Kusum Yadav,Ramachandran Valavan, A Compendium of Rare and Clinically Established Mother Tinctures, 4th Edition, Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd., A-36, Sector 60, Noida
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