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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 14-20

Ephedra vulgaris - A Multicentric Clinical Verification Study conducted by CCRH

1 Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P.); Clinical Verification Unit, Vrindaban (U.P.), India
2 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, (New Delhi), India
3 Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P.), India
4 Clinical Verification Unit, Vrindaban (U.P.), India
5 Regional Research Institute (H), New Delhi, India
6 Clinical Verification Unit, Patna (Bihar), India
7 Clinical Research Unit, Ghaziabad (U.P.), India
8 Clinical Research Unit, Jammu (J & K), India
9 Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, (U.P.); Clinical Research Unit, Ghaziabad (U.P.), India

Correspondence Address:
P S Chakraborty
Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, 61-65, Institutional Area, D-Block, Janakpuri New Delhi- 110 058
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Ephedra vulgaris is a lesser known drug which has been used in Homoeopathy for clinical conditions like exophthalmos (Grave's disease) and headache which was subjected to clinical verification during the study. Besides verification of its use in conditions like inflammation of thyroid gland, enlargement of thyroid gland, palpitation of heart, stiffness of neck, disturbed sleep and general weakness, other clinical conditions in which it has been found useful are conjunctivitis, coryza, anorexia and warts. A total of 1657 patients were studied in this multicentric clinical verification trial at various Institutes/Units under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to confirm the symptoms of Ephedra vulgaris, as mentioned in the homoeopathic materia medica.

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