Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy


homoeopathy; clinical verification; Curcuma longa

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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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