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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 112.


 This remedy is derived from the Carbonate of Magnesia.


This remedy is useful in gastro-intestinal disturbances with marked acidity.


This remedy is useful in children, who are prone to become thin.

This remedy suits persons whose body smells sour and is disposed to boils.

It is useful in the after effects of shock, blows and mental distress.


It is useful in toothache in pregnancy, which is worse at night, worse from the cold and quiet.

It is a useful remedy, whenever there is a desire for fruits, acids, vegetables and ingestion of these results in eructation.  It is a specific remedy in cases of heartburn, sour belching and sour vomiting, especially in pregnancy.

It is useful whenever there is a greenish, watery, frothy, griping and colicky pain.

This remedy is useful when milk passes undigested in children.

This remedy is useful whenever a sore throat appears before menstruation.

It is good remedy for broken down women at menopause.


It is useful whenever there is pain in the shoulders, which may feel dislocated and worse of the right side. It is also useful in neuralgic pain, which is lightning like, forcing the patient to keep walking to try and get relief.

This remedy suits persons who are worse from the warmth of the bed and every three weeks.

This remedy suits persons who are better warm air and walking in open air.


 MAG. CARB is highly recommended by Dr. Hahnemann for the toothache of pregnancy where it has often served me well. The pain Dr. Guernsey says ‘is characteristically insupportable during repose: the patient must get up and walk about’.

Dr. Hughes L.R.C.P.

In a number of cases of cataract, in which MAG CARB had been given with effect, 13 out of 22 patients finding improvement more or less marked from its use; employed in the 6th potency.





 This herb is extremely popular as a sexual rejuvenator.  In the 1970’s, this herb became notorious as people went to great lengths to smuggle it out of the Orient.

Ginseng is however a famous Chinese herb and has been used there for over 7000 years.  Ginseng is found in China, Russia, North Korea, Japan, and many parts of the U.S, Siberia and Eastern Canada.  The roots are called Jin-chen meaning ‘like a man’.   Several species of Ginseng are known, the most popular being, “Panax Ginseng”.  Panax means ‘cure all’ and Ginseng means ‘essence of man’.  In Chinese medicine; it is used as an adaptogenic agent, to combat stress and as a restorative agent.  It is also used to treat nervous disorders, anemia, angina, fatigue; the endocrine system disorders and has immune stimulant properties.

Pharmacological Properties:

 According to chemical analysis, Ginseng contains 30 glycosides some of which are called as Ginsenosides.  It also contains Vitamin B & C, trace minerals.

Red Ginseng contains maltol, which has an anti-oxidant property and prevents strokes and heart attacks. As maltol activity is inhibited by Iron, Ginseng roots are never boiled in iron pots.

Uses in Medicine:


Ginseng has been found to improve muscular function, work capacity, helps in combating stress and increases alertness and psychomotor skills.


Ginseng has been found useful in Diabetes Mellitus.  In rats it has been shown to prevent Radiation induced diseases. Ginseng also has anti-cancerous properties. It helps reduce the Cholesterol and clot formation.  It has been found useful in gout and reduces the serum uric acid levels and thus alleviates the pain in the joints.  Ginseng improves sexual performance by improving the erectile function in males and increases sperm motility.  Other uses of Ginseng include its use in age-related nervous disorders; sleep disorders, memory loss and confusion. It is also thought that this herb can slow down the aging process.


 A lot of objective scientific research on the properties of the active elements of Ginseng has actually supported traditional claims that it is useful in invigorating, rejuvenating and increasing the longevity of the person.


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 111.




This remedy is derived from the saliva of a Rabid Dog.

This remedy is preventive in Rabies.

It is useful in subjects who have headaches after a dog bite.

It is useful in Diabetes when the patient has a constant desire to urinate on seeing running water.

This remedy is also useful in ailments in subjects, who cannot bear the heat of the sun.

This remedy is useful in subjects, who have ailments, which are worse from the sight and sound of running water or pouring water.

This remedy is also useful in subjects, who are fearful of becoming mad after a dog bite.



Heat as a therapy, has been known to man since pre-historic times. There are many references in the writings of Ayurvedic physicians, Arabs, Greeks and many physicians from ancient civilizations about the value of heat.

How does Heat help?

  Heat therapy is based on the principle that warmth relaxes the muscles, dulls the pain and reduces the inflammatory process in the body.  Heat also promotes the discharges of boils and abscesses.  Heat can be applied to relieve stomach cramps during periods or due to digestive upsets.  Heat also helps alleviating the aches caused by sudden muscular spasms or in arthritis.


Heat works by relieving relaxing the muscles.  Heat helps by increasing the blood flow to the injured or inflamed part and this increases the oxygen supply to the part and promotes healing.  Heat has probably a direct effect on injured nerves and may act by releasing certain chemicals called as prostaglandins, which inhibit the pain.

How can heat be applied?

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  • As a hot water bag, pack, poultice or through electrical heat pads.
  • Infrared lamps.
  • Hot spoon bathing (here a wooden spoon is heated in water and after the drops of water are shaken off, the spoon is applied on the affected part.
  • Short wave diathermy and other methods in Physiotherapy.
  • Along with balsams in combination with massage therapy.

Heat should not be used in:

  • In patients taking anti-blood clotting medications, as this may cause more bleeding.
  • In patients having a blood clot in the muscles, as this clot may be dislodged and may travel to the brain or the heart and cause sudden death.
  • It should never be applied over the abdomen of pregnant women.
  • In cases where a tumor is suspected. Application of heat will allow the tumor to spread.
  • In cases of burns, after radiation therapy in cancer patients.


Heat therapy has come from Naturopaths; it is a safe home remedy, which is suitable in minor sports injuries and ordinary aches and pains.  The most important thing about Heat therapy is not WHEN? BUT WHEN NOT TO APPLY IT.