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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 127.

NAJA TRIPUDIANS.

 

   IT IS A REMEDY THAT IS SPECIFIC FOR ANGINA PECTORIS AND IS DERIVED FROM THE COBRA VENOM.

 This remedy is considered to be a specific for Angina Pectoris and is also useful in cardiac asthma and in cases of acute rheumatism.

 

This remedy produces symptoms suggestive of bulbar paralysis.

It is useful if the tissue is injured below the wound and is colored dark purple.

It is useful whenever there is a dry irritating cough, dependent on Cardiac lesions.

It is useful in Angina Pectoris extending from the nape of the neck, left shoulder and arm with anxiety and fear of death.

It is useful when the pulse is irregular, associated with acute and chronic valvular endocarditis.

It is useful whenever the sleep is profound, with stertorous breathing like a reptile.

It is a left sided remedy and suits subjects who have cold and blue extremities, constriction of the throat, aggravated from lying down and better from sitting up

This remedy suits subjects who are worse from stimulants and who are better walking or riding.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 In cases of heart troubles without special symptoms consider NAJA.

Hom. Recorder, Dec’ 31.

 NAJA has powers of removing valvular murmurs (apparently from fibrinous deposition) remaining in young persons after acute rheumatism is really very striking.

Dr. Russel.

Always prescribe NAJA in heart cases when symptoms are scarce, unless guided away from it by some specific symptom.

Dr. Moore, M.D.

I must say that we cannot talk of coronary without mentioning CROTALUS, CENCHRIS AND NAJA.

Dr. E. W. Hubbard, M.D.

NAJA TRIPUDIANS: After sneezing stage and asthmatic trouble remaining. In asthma, where all other medicines has failed to touch and had been abandoned Naja is found to be useful.

Dr. M. Prestion.

 NAJA TRIPUDIANS is to be administered when there is impending paralysis of the heart.  The patient is blue. He awakens from sleep gasping.  The pulse is intermittent and thready. Dr. Preston has been very successful with NAJA when the symptoms I have mentioned were present.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

GINKGO BILOBA – A BRAIN TONIC.

This herb is a wonderful brain tonic and has been used as a medicinal plant by the Chinese for over 4000 years.

 Introduction:

Ginkgo biloba is an extract from the leaves of the Maidenhair tree, also called as the Ginkgo tree.  It is considered to be the oldest living tree and has been used medicinally by the Chinese.

This tree is considered by many to be a ‘LIVING FOSSIL’ because it has survived for more than 200 million years, including the ice age.  This plant has numerous compounds that confer it extra-ordinary resistance from viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, insects etc.

In 1992, the Lancet published a critical review of the clinical trials done on the dried leaves of Ginkgo biloba leaves and found that this plant had indeed many wonderful medicinal properties. The medicinal parts of the plant are its fan shaped bilobate leaves, which must be collected when the leaves are green during summer.

The Pharmacological Properties:

It contains characteristic organic chemicals such as; flavonoids called as Ginkgo-flavonol glycosides, terpene lactones such as ginkogolides A, B, C, & J and bilobalide.  All these complex compounds confer medicinal properties to prevent brain hemorrhages, increases the neuronal function of the brain and improves the peripheral blood circulation.  The flavonoids also act like free radical scavengers, which prevent Coronary arterial blockages and improve the cerebral blood flow and prevent atherosclerotic diseases.

Medicinal Uses:

Ginkgo biloba extracts improve the blood flow to the brain and prevent strokes, loss of memory and have an anti-platelet activity that prevents the clotting of the blood and reduces the chances of strokes and Heart attacks.

Ginkgo biloba helps in improving the memory, concentration difficulties, absentmindedness, confusion, lack of mood, fatigue, depression, dizziness, buzzing sounds in the ear, in Alzheimer’s disease, in all senile dementias and prevents strokes.

Ginkgo biloba has been found to be effective in leg cramps and in preventing gangrene of the foot.

Other uses have been in preventing the progression of Glaucoma of the eyes.

Conclusion:

Gingko biloba is another herbal medicine, which has found a place in mainstream medicine for old age related diseases. Several companies market this product in India, but the product is expensive.

 

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 126.

MURIATIC ACID.

 

This remedy is derived from Hydrochloric acid.

This remedy is useful in Vertigo, which becomes worse lying on the right side.

This remedy is useful in typhoid fever, when the fever is in the last stage and not very high, and there is great debility in the patient.

This remedy is useful in malignant affections in the mouth, in carcinomas, which are deep and perforating and associated with an offensive breath and prostration.  This remedy is also useful in aphthous ulcers in the mouth in adults and infants.

This remedy is useful in hemorrhoids, which are swollen blue, sensitive and painful to touch.

It is useful in diarrhea with involuntary stools, while urinating and on passing wind.  It suits persons who cannot urinate without having bowel movement at the same time.

This remedy is useful in muscular debility with paralysis of the tongue, paralysis of the anal sphincter, rectum and bladder with soreness of the genitals.

GARLIC A DAY KEEPS HEART DISEASE AWAY?

 

This ancient herb that is routinely used in Indian cooking has many medicinal uses.

 Introduction:

The Botanical name of Garlic is Allium Sativum and it is called as ‘Lasoon’ in India.  It is a herb from the Onion family. It has been known for its health building properties to the Egyptians since 4500 B.C, and they gave it to the workers who constructed the Pyramids to maintain their health.  Hippocrates, 460 – 357 B.C. recommended it for infectious diseases. The Chinese knew about Garlic since 3000 B.C.  It has also been used by the Greeks and Romans, both as a food and as well as medicine.  In China this herb is called as ‘da-suan’. It has been extensively used in Chinese medicine as an anti-bacterial agent, in dysentery, skin diseases, cough and lung diseases and many other conditions.

The Pharmacological properties:

It contains many elements and compounds like, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin C, traces of Iodine, Sulphur and Chlorine.

Medicinal Uses:

In Herbal medicine, it has been used for asthma, deafness, leprosy, bronchial congestion, fevers, worm infestation, liver, gall bladder diseases and in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

In Ayurveda, a decoction of garlic boiled with milk has been used in Tuberculosis and Pneumonia.

It is also very useful in a digestive and a worm expeller.

Recent Studies have shown that Garlic is useful in Cardio-vascular diseases and reduces Cholesterol, the bad Cholesterols like LDL and VLDL and triglycerides.  Garlic thus, reduces atherosclerosis. It has anti clotting properties and prevents the formation of clots in the heart.  It has been found to be useful in lowering the Blood pressure and also prevents cramps in the legs by increasing the perfusion of blood in the lower limbs.

Garlic has also exhibited activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi and many parasites. It is also useful in stimulating the immune system and modifies the outcome of cancers favorably. It also exhibits anti-oxidant properties and retards the aging process.

Conclusion:

In summary, the epidemiological, clinical and experimental data have proved that garlic contains many pharmacologically important compounds that are useful in cardio-vascular, cancers and several other diseases related to aging.