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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 7-13

Cuscuta reflexa: A Double Blind Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial

1 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy headquarters, New Delhi, India
2 Drug Proving Research Unit (H), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Date of Submission02-Sep-2009
Date of Decision17-Nov-2009
Date of Acceptance14-Dec-2009
Date of Web Publication11-Apr-2014

Correspondence Address:
R Shaw
Director General, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi- 110 058
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Objective: To elicit the pharmacodynamic response of the drug, Cuscuta reflexa (dodder) on healthy human volunteers, in non-toxic doses.
Methodology: Drug Cuscuta reflexa was proved through a double-blind method. The homoeopathic preparation of the drug was proved in three potencies (6C, 30C and 200C) on 13 volunteers who were selected and declared apparently healthy during their pre-trial medical examination by specialists and through their routine pathological investigations. The volunteers consumed 56 doses (four doses per day for fourteen days) of each potency (6C, 30C and 200C) in three stages for a varying period. The symptoms generated during the trial period were noted by the volunteers and elaborated and cross-examined by the Proving Master. The data obtained from the Drug Proving Center was compiled at drug proving-cum-data processing cell at Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) headquarters after de-coding the drug.
Observation: Out of the 9 volunteers who were on actual drug trial, 8 manifested symptoms. The drug was able to produce symptoms in each potency. Only one symptom appeared in more than one prover.
Conclusion: Pharmacodynamic responses elicited during the proving trial will add to the literature available on the drug and benefit the research scholars and clinicians. This also needs verification through clinical trials.

Keywords: homoeopathy; pharmacodynamic effect; homoeopathic pathogenetic trial; drug proving; cuscuta reflexa

How to cite this article:
Shaw R, Siddiqui V A, Rajpal, Singh VK, Dey N R. Cuscuta reflexa: A Double Blind Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial. Indian J Res Homoeopathy 2009;3:7-13

How to cite this URL:
Shaw R, Siddiqui V A, Rajpal, Singh VK, Dey N R. Cuscuta reflexa: A Double Blind Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Apr 22];3:7-13. Available from: https://www.ijrh.org/text.asp?2009/3/3/7/130537



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