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JANOSIA ASHOKA


JANOSIA ASHOKA

JONOSIA ASOCA/ JANOSIA ASHOKA

(Bark of an Indian Tree, introduced by Dr. N. D. Ray, Calcutta)

Preparation:
Mother Tincture

  • Drug Strength 1/10
  • Janosia Ashoka in moderatelycoarse powder 100 g
  • Purified Water 125 ml
  • Strong Alcohol 900 ml

In Sanskrit Ashoka or Raktapallava; Bengali, Hindi, Oriya and Telegu Ashok; Gujrati Ashupani; Tamil and Malayalam Ashogam; Latin Sacara Ind. or Jenosia Ashoka.

This drug has been accepted by the therapies of Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Hekimi etc. with the names of Ashoka cordiel; Tin Ashoka; vibro Ashoka; Ashoka compound.

  • It is used in disorder related to menstural cycle and axis.
  • According to Ayurveda, intake of bark of Ashoka with boiled milk is a remedy for menstrual disorders. It is also helpful in dysmenorrhoea.
  • It is also known as a nourishing tonic for uterus.

Various clinical conditions in which Ashoka is used:-

  • Leucorrhoea
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Metorrhagia
  • Menorrhagia
  • Uterine colic
  • UTIs
  • Haemorrhoides
  • Relflex headaches arising due to uterine pathology

Dosage: Tincture to low potencies

References:

  • Varma P. N., Indu V., Encyclopedia of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia
  • P. Banerjee, Materia Medica of Indian Drugs
  • Boericke W., Pocket manual of Materia Medica

Insulinum


Insulinum

(An active principle from the pancreas which affects sugar metabolism)

Excerpts from Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia by P. N. Verma / Indu Vaid

Synonyms: Insulin

Insiulin is polypeptide hormone produced in the B-cells of the islets of Langerhans.-situated in the pancreas of all vertebrates.

History and authority: The drug has been clinically evalued at central Research Institute for Homoeopathy. Short proving of Insulin 30 was reported at International Homoeopathic Congress, in Oct. 1977.

Description: A colour, crystalline powder, hexagonal system, usually obtained as flat rhomohidra.

Solubility: Readily soluble in dilute acid and in alkalies. Practically insoluble at pH between 4.58 – 7.0

Uses:

  • Restores the lost ability to oxidize carbohydrates and again storing glycogen in the liver
  • Some use of it homoeopathically has been made by Dr. Wm. F. Baker, showing its applicability in acne, carbuncles, erythemas with itching ecaema. (William Boericke)
  • Given a persistent case of skin irritation, boils or varicose ulceration with polyuria, it is indicated. (William Boericke)

Prescribed dose: 3x to 30 x. (Dr. Ghosh recommends 30 to 200c potencies)

Affinities: liver, tissues, mucous membranes, skin, ear.

Comments by authorities:
W. A. Dewey
“Long before the discovery of Insulin Dr. Pierre Jousset of Paris prepared a pancreatic juice on a glycerine basis which he administered to diabetic patients in doses of 10 or 20 drops a day in water and had results sufficiently good to consider pancreatic juice, orally administered, as a remedy of great value in diabetes. Dr. Cartier, his practical successor, praised it but insisted on smaller doses given by mouth as larger doses and hypodermic injections of it had no effect in ordinary diabetes. Baker advises the homoeopathic strengths of Insulin 3d to 30th and reports happy results therefrom. Great care must be taken not to overdose. Boericke says that it maintains the blood sugar at a normal level and the urine remains free of sugar. Epileptic convulsions and mental derangements have been produced by hypodermic use of this hormone.”

K. N. Mathur
Indications

  • It is a SPECIFIC remedy in the following conditions
  • Enlarged liver with suppurative conditions e.g. , chronic suppurative tubercular glands with enlarged liver.
  • Enlarged liver with chronic diarrhoea.
  • Enlarged liver with chronic eczema.
  • Ailments with emaciation, debility, enlarged liver, when well selected remedies fall.

Duration of action: Not definite.

Synthesis:

Rubrics
Abdomen

  • ABDOMEN – LIVER and region of liver; complaints of – chronic

Extremities

  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Joints – gouty

Face

  • FACE – ERUPTIONS – acne

Generals

  • GENERALS – BLOOD VESSELS – complaints of
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – accompanied by – boils
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – accompanied by – carbuncles
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – accompanied by – eczema
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – insulin dependent
  • GENERALS – VARICOSE veins – ulceration

Skin

  • SKIN – DISCOLORATION – yellow
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – boils
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – carbuncle
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – eczema
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – eczema – itching
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – erythema

Urine

  • URINE – ACETONURIA
  • URINE – COPIOUS
  • URINE – SUGAR

Hamamelis virginiana


Hamamelis virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana
(Witch-hazel)

Botanical name: Hamamelis virginiana Linn.

Family: Hamamelideaceae

Known: Eng: Witch hazel; French: Hamamelis; Ger: Hamamelis, Zamberhasel.

Description:

A deciduous shrub upto 5 metre high with numerous long flaxuous, forking branches, smooth, brown bark, becoming greyish and fissured with age.

Leaves 7-15 cm long, obovate or oval, straight veined, wavy dentate, somewhat downy when young, becoming smooth with age.

Flowers yellow, in small axillary heads, usually surrounded by a scale-like, three leaved involucre.

Distribution: Indigenous to U.S. A. and Canada.

History and authority:

Introduced in Homoeopathic practice in 1851 by Preston

Allen’s Encyclop. Mat. Med., Vol. IV, 528.

Part used: Stem and root bark

Characteristics: The Mother Tincture is a reddish brown liquid with astringent taste

Potencies: 2x to contain one part Mother Tincture; three parts Purified Water and six parts Strong Alcohol.

3x and higher with dispensing alcohol.

Prescribed Dose: Tincture, to sixth attenuation

Clinical Use:

Traditional Uses: A mixture of 1 part fresh of bark from the branches and 2 parts of the tips of shoots of Hamamelis virginiana Linn. It is antibacterial, astringent, haemostatic, skin tonic and tumours and ulcer.

  • Venous congestion
  • Hæmorrhages
  • Varicose veins
  • Hæmorrhoids, with bruised soreness of affected parts, seem to be the special sphere of this remedy.
  • Acts upon the coats of the veins causing relaxation with consequent engorgement.
  • Passive venous hæmorrhages from any part.
  • Great value in open, painful wounds, with weakness from loss of blood.
  • After operations, supercedes the use of morphia (Helmuth).

Gunpowder


Synonyms: English: Black powder, Brown powder, Carbon-sulfur-kali-nitricum; French: Poudre a canon.

Description: Gunpowder is a black or brown explosive substance consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of potassium nitrate (saltpeter; nitre), charcoal, and sulfur. The proportions (by weight) are approximately 70-80% potassium nitrate, and 10-15% each of charcoal and sulfur. Gunpowder was the first and only explosive used in gunnery and blasting, until it was eventually replaced by more powerful organic nitrogen compounds. It is now used primarily to detonate other explosives.

History and authority: Boericke: Materia Medica and Repertory

Potencies: 2x and higher to be triturated, 6x may be converted to liquid 8x.

Prescribed dose: 3x and higher.

Clinical Uses:

  • An excellent blood purifier in low potency. Helps healing after extraction of abscessed tooth
  • It is antipsoric, anti-syphilitic and anti-sycotic.
  • Abscesses
  • Acne
  • Bites
  • Blood-poisoning
  • Boils
  • Carbuncles
  • Cuts, poisoned
  • Ivy (Hedera) poisoning
  • Osteo-myelitis
  • Tonsillitis, septic
  • Vaccinosis
  • Wounds that refuse to heal
  • Worms

Synthesis Repertory Rubrics
Generals

  • GENERALS – ABSCESSES
  • GENERALS – CONVALESCENCE; ailments during – septic fever; after
  • GENERALS – FOOD POISONING
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – operation; after
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – Bones; of – Bone marrow; of
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – Externally
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – Lymphatic vessels
  • GENERALS – SEPTICEMIA, blood poisoning
  • GENERALS – SEPTICEMIA, blood poisoning – ailments from

Rectum

  • RECTUM – FISTULA

Relations:

  • Canon Upcher finds that occasional doses of Hepar highly increase its effects.
  • Calendula externally is also complementary.
  • Thuja, Silica, Baryta carb. (septic tonsils) agree very well.
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