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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-27

Curcuma longa - A multicentric clinical verification study

1 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. New Delhi, India
2 Clinical Verification Unit, Ghaziabad (U.P.), India
3 Clinical Verification Unit, Patna (Bihar), India
4 Central Research Institute, Noida (U.P.); Clinical Verification Unit, Vrindaban (U.P.), India
5 Regional Research Institute, Shimla, India
6 Regional Research Institute, Puri, India
7 Clinical Verification Unit, Patna (Bihar); Clinical Verification Unit, Vrindaban (U.P.), India
8 Clinical Research Unit, Portblair, India
9 Dr. Anjali Chatterji Regional Research Institute, Kolkata, India
10 Regional Research Institute, Gudivada, India
11 Central Research Institute, Noida (U.P.); Clinical Verification Unit, Ghaziabad (U.P.), India
12 Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (U.P.); Clinical Verification Unit, Patna (Bihar), India
13 Central Research Institute, Noida (U.P.); Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (U.P.); Clinical Verification Unit, Vrindaban (U.P.), India
14 Regional Research Institute, Imphal, India
15 Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (U.P.), India
16 Regional Research Institute, Puri; Clinical Research Unit, Portblair, India
17 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. New Delhi

Correspondence Address:
P S Chakraborty
Central Coucil for Research in Homoeopathy, 61-65, Institutional area, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058
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Curcuma longa is a lesser known drug in Homoeopathy. Council had conducted a thorough proving and subsequently a multi-centric clinical verification study was taken up to verify the pathogenesis of this drug. It is a medicine being widely used as an appetizer, carminative, stomachic, laxative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-pruritic. It is also used in several conditions like dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, constipation, strangury, cough, bronchitis, fever, giddiness, conjunctivitis, general debility and diabetes as reported in various literature. In our study most of these clinical conditions have been verified confirming its clinical utility for various illnesses. Besides these, it has also relieved anxiety, dementia, dysmenorrhoea, gingivitis, headache, impotency, lumbago, pharyngitis, toothache and vertigo, thus unfolding the vast area of its clinical application. A total of 129 cases (59 males and 79 females) have participated in this study at various Institutes /Units under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to clinically verify the symptoms of Curcuma longa, as mentioned in the homoeopathic proving of this drug carried out under the Council.

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