Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy


homoeopathy; Clinical Verfication; Blatta Orientails; Indian Cockroach

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Original Article


Blatta orientails is the scientific name for the common cockroch in india. As per the specifications given in the homoeopathic literature, the live insect is used to prepare its homoeopathic medicine. The medicine is use to relieve complaints of the patients suffering from ashtma. it is reported to be suited to the corpulent people and also useful in bronchitis where there is much dyspnoea. A total numbeer of 6184 patients participated in this multicentric clinical study at various Institutes/ units under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to confirm the use of Blatta Orientails as mentioned in homoeopathic Materia medica with the objective of evolving its clinical drug picture. The study not only confirms its therapeutic use in cough, dysponea, asthmatic conditions, etc. as mentioned in various homoeopathic literature, but also has delineated characteristics which would help in differentiating Blatta orientauls from other similar remedies. besided, a set of new symptoms were also observed during the study which indicates that had the provings of this medicine been extensive, these symptoms could have been generated.

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Wolters Kluwer India Pvt. Ltd.



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