Agave americana: A multicentric double blind study carried out by CCRH
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, 61-65 Institutional Area, D-Block Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058
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Objective of the study was to elicit the pathogenetic effects of Agave americana on healthy human volunteers. The human pathogenetic trial was conducted at four Research Institutes/Units of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH). It was a randomized placebo controlled study, in which twenty eight volunteers participated, out of which twenty were kept on drug and eight were on placebo. The drug has produced certain skin and gastric symptoms similar to its known toxic effects, such as acute contact dermatitis, gastric irritation. Besides, symptoms pertaining to other parts of the body have also been brought out during the course of human pathogenetic trial.