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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 129.


 This remedy is derived from Sodium Carbonate.


It is a useful remedy in debility experienced in summer and combats the chronic effect of sunstroke.


This remedy suits subjects, who are unable to think, have a slow and difficult comprehension, have worries, sensitive to noise, changes of weather and who are WORSE FROM MUSIC.  This remedy is very useful for EXAMINATION FUNK, due to over study.

It is a useful remedy for headaches, which come on from the slightest exertion.

It is useful in chronic nasal catarrh where there is a bad smell from the nasal secretion.

It corrects the ill effects of drinking cold water when the body is over heated.

This remedy suits persons who are hungry at 5 am.

It is also useful when the digestion is very weak. This remedy is useful in dyspeptics who are always belching.

It is useful when the subject has a sudden call for the stools, and the stools escape with haste and noises. It also suits subjects, who have diarrhea after ingesting milk.

It is useful in female subjects who have leucorrhoea, which is offensive and irritating.

It is useful when there is heaviness, which is worse sitting down and there is a bearing down sensation.

It is useful for old sprains.

This remedy suits subjects, who are worse sitting, from music, summer heat, mental exertion, thunderstorm, least draught, and from every change in weather.

This remedy suits subjects, who are better from moving and boring ears and nose.



Pressing in the abdomen towards the genitals, as if everything would protrude, and as if menstruation would appear, BELLADONNA will misfire, SEPIA does, and when some good repertory leads one to NATRUM CARB, we trust, one will give that remedy in the 200th and publish the result.

Dr. Jones.

 In obstinate cases of sterility, think of NATRUM CARB.

Dr. Moore, M.D.

 Clinically, NATRUM CARB has served when the cervix is enlarged with ill shaped os: Dr. Betts has had good results with it in congenital defective growth of the anterior vaginal wall and this ill-shaped os.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

 In children with milk upsets and milk diarrhea accompanied by thrush, NATRUM CARB. Is one of your biggest standbys.

Dr. D. M. Borland, M.B., Ch.B.

 NATRUM CARB would be the remedy to come to mind in the digestive troubles of chronic ‘soda addicts’. It is the picture of ‘cachexia alkaline’ due to the prolonged use of one of the many proprietary-alkalizing agents for a ‘sore stomach’.

 NATRUM CARB is one of our greatest neurasthenia remedies.  In its pathogenesis, the drug impairs the functioning activity of the mind and body, giving rise to a state of mental and physical relaxation and inertia, which is equaled by few remedies and paralleled by none.  The mental capacity is amazingly affected, there exists incapacity to think, poor comprehension and forgetfulness. It the patient attempts to read or listen to a speaker, he has great difficulty in grasping ideas.  If he undertakes any mental exertion, the head feels stupefied and he fails.

Dr. Charles C. Boericke, M.D.

NATRUM CARB was sometimes very effective in cases, which displayed very little reaction especially in elderly people.

Dr. Alva. Benjamin, M B., Ch.M, F.F. Hom (Lond).








Honey has been recognized and accepted as a reputable and effective therapeutic agent by allopathic physicians for wound healing.  There is a plethora of medical information that honey is very effective as a dressing for wounds, burns and skin ulcers.  When used on wounds, it has been found that honey quickly reduces the inflammation, the pain, removes the malodor from the wound and the dead slough and healing occurs quickly with minimal amount of scarring.  Furthermore, honey reduces the need for skin grafting and creates a moist environment for rapid skin re-growth and unlike antiseptic agents; honey is not harmful to the tissues.

Which is the best honey for healing:


There is however a marked variation in the potency of the ant microbial power of honey from various sources.

Honey derived from the ‘Manuka plant’ (Leptospermum scoparium) has an exceptional amount of antibacterial activity.  The most heartening aspect of this is that, Honey derived from the Manuka plant exhibits the maximum antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus Aureus, a common wound infecting organism and this honey is also effective against the dangerous MRSA species (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

Mode of Action of Honey:

 The exact mechanism is not known but Manuka Honey is effective in many multi antibiotic resistant strains of MRSA and several other ‘super bugs’.  The postulated mechanisms of how honey works are:

  • The hydrogen peroxide generated by honey is responsible for its therapeutic effects.
  • It stimulates growth of skin cells responsible for replacing damaged tissues.
  • Honey has the property of development of new blood vessels.
  • It activates protein-digesting enzymes in tissues, involved in the healing process.
  • Honey has a strong antioxidant property, which prevents the formation of free radicals, responsible for the inflammatory response.
  • Honey has a natural anti-inflammatory action.
  • The acidity of honey and the sugars it contains prevents the ammonia release from the bacteria, which harms the patient.
  • Honey itself is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids useful for wound healing.
  • Honey is cheap for use.
  • It does not stick to the skin and hence the dressings can be changed painlessly.
  • It is useful in the elimination of constant wound debridement.

Other uses of Honey:


  • Honey is also useful in Peptic Ulcer disease.
  • It is useful diarrhea
  • It is useful in eye infections.
  • It is useful to prevent dental decay.
  • It is useful in fungal infections of the skin
  • It is useful in certain forms of eczemas.


 Honey is an ancient traditional wound healing dressing that has been used by several cultures, throughout history.  The credit for reviving interest in Honey, in recent times should go to Dr. Peter Molan who heads the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 128.


 This remedy is derived from Sodium Arseniate.

It suits persons who are chilly and worse from the cold air and on becoming cold.  It also suits persons who are worse from cold drinks and cold food.

This remedy suits persons who are anemic, who are worse from exertion, worse from ascending stairs and for those who have weakness and emaciation with a desire to lie down and not be disturbed.

This remedy suits persons who are allergic to milk, fruits, vinegar and wine.

This remedy is specific for subjects, who have headache with coryza, worse after eating, from becoming heated, persons who are worse before and during their menstrual cycle.

This remedy is useful in restoring the strength of emaciated persons and also increases the appetite.

This remedy is suitable in persons with cold, which may be dry or alternating, worse in open air, with cough and violent sneezing, with the obstruction of the nose at night and in those who have crusting in the nose.

This remedy is useful in sore throats, when the throat is purplish and swollen, edematous red and when there is pain on empty swallowing, but no pain on swallowing food and drink.

This remedy is suited for abdominal complaints with flatulence after passing stools and flatus.

This remedy is useful in cases that have the constant urge to urinate at night, when the urine is albuminous, burning, dark, offensive and filled with mucous.

This remedy is useful in Miner’s asthma and in Rheumatic and gouty pain.

This remedy suits subjects who are aggravated with anger, mental exertion, ascending stairs, after cold drinks, cold food, cold air, winter and cold damp weather.

It also suits subjects who are better from warm air, passing flatus and after passing stool.





 Unani Medicine is a Traditional Medicine, which is holistic and it has its origins in Ionia in ancient Greece.  The principles of Unani medicine are similar to the principles elucidated by Hippocrates (460 to 370 B.C) and Galen (129 and 199 A.D).  Unani Medicine developed due to considerable contributions made by Avicenna, and Arabic scholar (986 to 1036 AD). Unani has also included many principles from ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian traditions.  It is believed that some of the principles of Unani are over 6000 years old.  In recent times, it has been integrated with modern systems and it has evolved.

Principles of Unani Medicine:

Unani Medicine believes that the body has to be looked upon as a whole.  Unani believes that the life force or thymos  (also called pneuma) and four vital essences or humors.  In disease, the thymos or the humors may be affected.  It is believed that the thymos is affected by emotions, age or disease. The problems of the humors are common, and the humor may be corrupted by wrong food habits or by the external environment.

How are health conditions treated in Unani Medicine?

 The Unani physician is called as Hakim and he makes a diagnosis after taking a detailed history, observing the patient, seeing the tongue, eyes, hands and fingernails.  The Hakim takes the pulse and takes a note of subtle changes in the pulse, which may indicate a disease state. In addition, the Hakim tests the reflexes in the hands, feet and outer ears.

The treatment in Unani:

 The treatment involves some dietary changes and Herbal medicines and inclusion of mineral substances. Sometimes some work is done on toning the body reflexes by using massage techniques.  Applications of cold, heat or suction cups are also employed.  In serious diseases, the reflex points are punctured and a few drops of blood are released.


 Like many Holistic systems, Unani Medicine has evolved over thousands of years and it is a safe and gentle Holistic Medical system, which has unsurpassed efficacy in the treatment of many acute and chronic diseases.