Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy


homoeopahty; homoeopathic pathogenetic trial; drug proving; cephalandra indica

Article Type

Original Article


Objective: To ecicit the pharmacodynamic response of the drug, Cephalandra indica (ivy gourd) on healthy human volunteers,, in non-toxic dozes. Methodology: Drug Proving is carrieed out by a double-blind method and is a multi-centric study. Trial drug was proved in three different potencies viz. 6c, 30c and 200c on twenty seven volunteers who ere selected and declared apparently healthy during their pre-trial examination by speciallists. The volunteers took the three potencies (56 doses of each potency) in three stages for a varying period. The symptoms generated during the trials period were noted by the volunteers and elaboarated and cross-examined by the proving masters. The data obtained from different centers are complied at proving-cum-data processing cell at CCRH headquaters after de-coding. Observation: Out of the seventeen volunteers who were on drug trial, ten manifested symptoms. Drug was able to produce symptoms in each potency more or less on every part of th e body. Only a few symptoms appeared in more than one volunteer. Some of the symptoms have been reproved which are mentioned in the fragmentary provings published in different literature. Conclusion: Symptoms appeard (new and reproved) 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 application in different settings.

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Wolters Kluwer India Pvt. Ltd.



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