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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184-195

Symptom prevalence in a cohort of 65 patients improved with the homoeopathic medicine Mangifera indica: A multicentric open observational clinical verification study


1 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India
2 Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute Homoeopathy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Clinical Verification Unit (Homoeopathy), Vrindaban, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Retired, Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute (Homoeopathy), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy), Imphal, Manipur, India
6 Retired, Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
7 Independent Researcher, Homoeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
8 President, Homoeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Partha Sarathi Chakraborty
Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijrh.ijrh_66_16

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Introduction: Clinical verification is an ongoing research program of the Council that verified many rare homoeopathic drugs. Aim: To clinically verify the ‘symptomatology’ of Mangifera indica by ascertaining the symptoms improved during verification. Materials and Methods: The study was a multicentric open label observational trial. Total 114 patients were enrolled after matching with the available symptom compendium and eligibility criteria in five centres of the Council. The medicine was prescribed in 6C, 30C, 200C and 1M potencies, as per need of the patient following the homoeopathic principles and protocol developed by the Council. The collected data were presented in terms of descriptive statistics. Prevalence of symptoms in the responding and non-responding population has been compared using Chi-square test. Results: Among the total 114 patients enrolled in the study, 77 patients who completed the follow up were analysed, as there were 37 drop out cases. The demographic analysis shows, male/female: 41/36, mean age 28.61 years. There was “clinical success” in 65 cases (84.41%) and failures in 12 cases (15.59%), judged subjectively by the physicians. A minimum of two prescriptions were considered for pick listing each symptom as a rule of thumb. Conclusions: Total 16 CCRH proving symptoms were verified, 4 symptoms from other literatures were also verified. 51 new clinical symptoms/symptom components were identified. Further replication and estimation of likelihood ratio in general practice setting is crucial for confirmation and inclusion of such symptoms in homoeopathic literatures.


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