Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Corresponding Author

R. Bhuvaneswari


Cimicifuga racemosa, Homoeopathy, Post-partum depression

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Post-partum depression (PPD) is a disabling psychiatric disorder that has long-term effects on the mother and the baby. Because many people do not comply with antidepressant medication, there is a great need for alternative treatment options like homoeopathy that are less harmful. Case Summary: Here, we have presented the case report of a woman with PPD, who experienced guilt, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts, restlessness and auditory hallucination. Based on repertorial totality, Cimicifuga racemosa 200C was prescribed. The case was screened using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. To assess the outcome of the treatment, the 17-item Hamilton depression rating scale was used on the day of admission and on the day of discharge. This indicated a marked improvement within a short period. As this case falls under type 2 mental disease, according to the treatment procedure for this type, an acute medicine Cimicifuga racemosa 200C was administered, and was followed by an anti-psoric medicine, Phosphorous, to complete the cure.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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