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Alpha™- Liv Drops

Alpha – Liv Drops Due to high demand from the market, for a formulation in drops for the liver, apart from the syrup already available in the market, Schwabe India developed this product. Introduction The liver plays a key role in metabolism. It has anabolic and catabolic, exocrine and endocrine functions. The liver is a blood reservoir, filter and store of different substances (e.g. glycogen, vitamins). It is the site of serum protein (e.g. albumin, prothrombin, fibrinogen) and enzyme synthesis. Metabolic processes (e.g. bilirubin, hormone, carbohydrate and lipid turnover) and the removal of toxic products are important liver functions. 1 Hepatotoxins (e.g. alcohol, tetracycline, acetaminophen, fungal toxins, and anabolic steroids) can cause specific damage to liver cells. Toxic hepatitis may be clinically silent or severe enough to lead to the rapid development of hepatic failure. Clinical features include hepatomegaly, enzyme abnormalities, fever, abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and weight loss. In patients with underlying cirrhosis, manifestations of portal hypertension may predominate. Aversion to fatty food, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting after meals may be symptoms of 2 cholelithiasis. Jaundice results from accumulation of bilirubin. It has non-hepatic as well as hepatic causes. Hyperbilirubinaemia may be due to abnormalities in the 3 formation, transport, metabolism or excretion of bilirubin. TM Alpha -Liv Drops aids recovery and normalisation of liver functions. Severe liver disease needs specialised treatment. Indications: Slow liver functions, fatty liver, and for supportive treatment of hepatocellular jaundice and toxic liver damage.

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Symphytum officinalis – Schwabe India


Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 4 & 5 | April & May 2013

Symphytum officinalis


Symphytum officinalis is a plant belongs to the family Boraginaceae. This drug has been used in homoeopathy for over a century for injuries, wounds, glands, etc. To re-establish its curative efficacy in homoeopathic doses, a placebo controlled pathogenetic trial was conducted by David Riley with the support from Deutsche Homöopathie-Union (DHU), the homoeopathic division of Dr. Willmar Schwabe, Germany, using 12CH with 19 female and 3 male provers. Important symptoms found during proving are reported here along with old symptoms.

This drug is available from Schwabe India in mother tincture, 6CH, 12CH, 30CH, 200CH, 1M, 1M, 10M, 50M and CM.

Important Proving Symptoms

Irritability with a sense of hurry. Anxious and vivid dreams with weeping. Intense headaches in the temples, forehead and extending to the neck. Nasal discharge, worse after eating and associated with flatulence and diarrhoea. Improvement of dysmenorrhoea and premenstrual breast tenderness. Delayed menses. Pain, aching, and soreness in the bones and joints of the body. Itching eruptions, especially on the digits of hands and feet.


Impatience and irritability before menses and even during sleep. Sense of hurry in occupation, work, and thought. Anxious dreams, fearful and sexual dreams. Remembered dreams and also lack of recall. Vivid dreams. Violent dreams. Weeping, particularly during dreams. Mental dullness.


Light-headed and dizzy.


Headache in occiput, in top of head, in forehead, changing places. Intensely painful headaches, worse in the temples on the left side, also in the right forehead. Headaches that extend to the neck. Constricted sensation in the head as if the head were in a vise or there were a band or hoop around the head. Pulsations, particularly in the temples. Dull headaches in the temples, or left temple headache is cured. Pressing head pain in the forehead. Shooting head pain.


After being struck upon eye with a cane by a child, no visible injury, but a sensation on closing eye as if upper lid passed over an elevation on bulb of eye; on waking eye could not be easily opened, seemed spasmodically closed. Nearsighted vision is clearer and improved.


Cannot hear well; feels as if ears were stopped up. Inflamed ears. Ringing noises in the ear. Tinnitus. Pulsations in the ears.


Increased discharge from the nose that is greenish. Increased congestion. Epistaxis.


Bleeding and cracking of the lips. Painful, sore lips. Swelling of the face.


Aphthae and thick saliva.


Aching and pain in the teeth. The teeth feel as if they were »fuzzy«.


Sore throat or tonsils with an increase in mucus.


Nausea, associated with stomach pain that is relieved by eating. Fluctuating appetite. Heartburn. Decreased appetite. Burping.


Distension and flatulence. Flatulence worse after eating, also associated with distension. Full sensation. Soreness in abdomen. Rumbling.


Diarrhea, worse after eating. Flatus during the evening or with diarrhea.


Hard stools shaped like small balls. Soft stools.


Increased urge to urinate.


Leukorrhea and itching. Increased sexual desire. Improvement of dysmenorrhea. Menses delayed.


Difficult respiration, worse on inspiration and when climbing or at work.


Dry, tickling, spasmodic cough.


Sense of constriction and pain in the chest that is better when one is being fanned. Improvement of breast pain originating in the muscles of the rib cage. Palpitations worse on climbing or from anxiety. Eruptions of red pimples.


Aching back pain, worse in the lumbosacral area and worse with motion. Stiffness in the cervical and lumbosacral areas. Red pimples in the cervical region.


Complained of loss of power in the large joints, they seemed to get fixed, being particularly painful on turning in bed; and then followed great working in all the joints, esp. in feet, with prickings and shootings in toes of both feet. Pain and aching in joints throughout the body. Stiffness worse in the lower extremities. Eruptions and itching on the forearms and fingers, and on ankles and feet. Tingling and pulsations in the legs and toes.


Difficulty or improvement in falling asleep. Restless sleep. Difficulty waking from a nap during the afternoon. Sleeping on the right side or curling up. Waking frequently. Waking with desire to urinate.


Itching that is voluptuous and without eruptions. Eruptions of rashes or pimples. Bruised sensation on the skin.


Desire for rich foods and sweets like ice cream, cake and chocolate. Low energy and weariness or an increase of energy.

  1. J. H. Clarcke, Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, Reprint Edition 1992, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.
  2. 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.
  3. David S. Riley, Materia Medica of New and Old Homoeopathic Medicines, Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2012.

Pioneering Health and Social Initiatives

Dr. Willmar Schwabe India’s Sanat Products division showcased their premium herbal extracts, including Curcumin and Ashwagandha, at Fi India 2023 in Mumbai, reinforcing their reputation for quality and innovation with certifications like ISO 9001:2015 and USFDA. Simultaneously, the Schwabe Group organized a 10KM Africa Run to support the Umckaloabo Foundation’s efforts in improving education for underprivileged children in southern Africa. Schwabe India also made notable strides at the Grand India International Trade Fair 2023, presenting their cutting-edge healthcare solutions and emphasizing the importance of global cooperation and innovation in today’s business landscape.

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Journal of Evidence Based Homeopathy
Volume: 1, Issue: 1, January - June 2023

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