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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 163.



This remedy is derived from the plant called as Bloodroot.

This is a right-sided remedy and affects the mucus membranes of the respiratory tract.

It is a suitable remedy for headache, which is periodical, weekly, every three days.  The headache is associated with bitter vomiting.  It is suitable for headache and neuralgia on the right side, beginning in the occiput (back of the head) and spreading over the face and settling in the right eye, with a feeling as if the forehead would burst, and the subject feels better after lying down or sleeping in a dark room. The headache is also better by rubbing, pressure and worse from mental and physical exertion.  It is suitable for menopausal headaches.

It is suitable in hay fever with chronic watery discharge from the nose.

This remedy is also useful for polyps in the nose.

It is a great chest remedy with rust colored sputum (similar to Bryonia), associated with sharp stitching pain in the right lung.

It is a suitable remedy for subjects who have tickling behind the sternum with a constant hacking cough, day and night, which is worse while lying down.

It suits subjects, who have pain in the right side of the chest, through the right shoulder.  It suits subjects with excess dyspnoea with a desire to breath deeply.

It is useful in subjects with rheumatic pains in the right shoulder who find it difficult to move their arm.  It suits subjects whose have burning in the soles of their feet.

It suits subjects who have eruptions on the face, worse during the menstrual period.  It suits subjects, who have a flushed face with flashes of heat and distension of the veins, with burning sensation in the feet and palms, with a feeling of a rush of blood in the head.

It is an extremely good menopausal remedy.  It is good for hot flushes of heat.

This remedy is useful in allergic complaints, which are worse from cold, odors of flowers, colds, diarrhea, colds, and leucorrhoea.

This remedy suits subjects who are worse from sweets, right side, motion and touch.  It also suits subjects who are better from acidic food, sleep and darkness.


I know of no remedy to take the place of SANGUINARIA in edema of the glottis, secondary to Acute Pharyngitis.

Dr. Irvins.

 In threatened phthisis (tuberculosis) with a bad bronchial cough after Pneumonia or Bronchitis, with foul smelling sputum, noticed by the patients, SANGUINARIA will often clear the atmosphere.

Dr. T. K. Moore, M.D.

 One can hardly be successful in whooping cough without SANGUINARIA.  It may of use early before it has really gotten a start, but its greatest use is at the end where the cough returns every time the patient takes a cold.

Dr. Lehman.

 These three – SANGUINARIA, IRIS and MELILOTUS together with PULSATILLA & IPAECAC can have and will take care of most headaches.  And this is not after the manner of Aspirin and its companion sedatives, but when carefully matched, it removes it lock stock and barrel.

Dr. T. K. Moore, M.D.



Manganese is a micronutrient that is nutritionally essential.  The effects of manganese are not fully understood and it is perhaps appropriate that it derives its name from the Greek word – which means magic.  People in UK are least likely to have Manganese deficiency because of their tea drinking habits.

Manganese has recently come under the scanner because excessive levels in the atmosphere is said to result in violent behavior in humans.

Sources of Manganese:
  • Tea
  • Wheat germ
  • Spinach
  • Split peas
  • Nuts
  • Oat germ
  • Oatmeal,
  • Pineapple
  • Green leafy vegetables.
Recommended daily allowance for Manganese:

US RDA: 2.5-7mg per day.

Why is Manganese so essential?
  • It is essential for smooth functioning of the brain
  • Manganese is an antioxidant nutrient that is important in the breakdown of amino acids and the production of energy.
  •    It is necessary for the metabolism of Vitamin B-1 and Vitamin E and it activates various enzymes, which are important for proper digestion & utilization of foods.
  •   Manganese is a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol.
  •   It is necessary for normal skeletal development, and helps to maintain sex hormone production and to regulate blood sugar levels.
  •   Manganese super oxide dismutase (MnSOD) is the principal antioxidant enzyme, which helps the proper functioning of mitochondria, the powerhouse in our cells.
  •   Arginase, another manganese-containing enzyme, is required by the liver for the urea cycle, a process that detoxifies ammonia generated during amino acid metabolism.
  •   Manganese deficiency results in abnormal skeletal development.
  •   Manganese is required for wound healing.
  • Excessive levels of manganese can cause violent behavior:

Every cell in the human body uses manganese, and a deficiency of it will lead to death.  But too much of it, some experts say, can make a person prone to violence and certain mental disorders, particularly attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Excess of manganese has been long suspected of causing violent behavior in high doses. In California legislators have decided to monitor manganese levels in the air

It is believed that manganese and iron share a common absorption and transport pathways.  Absorption of manganese from a meal is reduced as the meal’s iron content is increased.

In one study it was found that young men who were fed a low-manganese diet developed decreased serum cholesterol levels and a transient skin rash. Blood calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase levels were also elevated, which may indicate increased bone remodeling as a consequence of insufficient dietary manganese.

Manganese deficiency symptoms include:
  • Pain in the joints.
  • High blood sugar and altered lipid metabolism.
  • Bone/disc problems.
  • Poor memory.
  • Impaired growth,
  • Impaired reproductive function,

Manganese supplementation, in combination with calcium, zinc and copper, showed efficacy in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Manganese in combination with glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate was helpful in treating knee osteoarthritis pain.  Manganese is also said to be useful in alleviating some PMS symptoms, including anxiety, depression, irritability and mood swings.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 162.





This remedy is derived from the tree called as ELDER.

 The keynote symptom of this remedy is THE RESPIRATORY ORGANS.

It suits subjects, who have a hoarseness of the voice with a tenacious mucous.  It suits subjects with a suffocating cough, beginning around midnight with crying or shortness of breath.  It is a suitable remedy for spasmodic cough.

It is suitable for snuffles in infants (blockage of the nose), when the nose is dry and obstructed and the infant is forced to let go of the nipple and cannot breathe, while suckling.  This remedy suits children, when they suddenly wake up and cannot breathe out and go blue.

This remedy also suits subjects, who cannot breathe and go blue.

This remedy is useful for the bad effects of violent mental emotions, and for combating the bad effects of excessive sexual indulgence.

It suits subjects who have dry heat in the body with profuse sweating.

This remedy is useful for edema of the various parts of the body, especially the lower limbs.

It is also useful for aliments that come on during the sleep, worse from midnight, forcing the patient to sit up and making him worse on lying on the left side, or with the head low.

This remedy suits subjects who are worse from cold drinks, while over heated and worse from cold dry air.


 When the child has been frightened and suffocative attacks set in with bluish, bloated face, SAMBUCUS NIGRA is useful.

Dr. Krischbaum.

In the suffocating cough of children, waking them up in the middle of the night and accompanied by sibilant wheezing and great dyspnoea, but without croup, I have found small doses of SAMBUCUS Q of the most rapid service.

Dr. Bayes.

I have myself found SAMBUCUS NIGRA of great use in checking those debilitating perspirations, which often retard convalescence after delivery.

Dr. Hughes, L.R.C.P.



 More and more people are rediscovering meditation—a practice that takes you inside for an out-of-the-world experience.

 Parveen Chopra



What do Clint Eastwood, Richard Gere, the Canadian musician Leonard Cohen and the famous new age Indian Guru, Dr. Deepak Chopra have in common?  The answer is, they all meditate. Clint Eastwood has been practicing Transcendental meditation ™ for years. Cohen spent six months in a Zen monastery.  Richard Gere is a staunch meditating Buddhist.  Mitch Kapor was a TM teacher before he created software history by creating Lotus 1-2-3.

We are all a holistic combination of the Body, the Mind and the soul.  To be successful in life, we have to keep our bodies healthy with exercise and proper vegan lifestyle. The exercise for the mind is meditation.  Meditation is a fundamental spiritual discipline of all major religions.  Meditation may be defined as a withdrawal or the reversal of one’s consciousness from the body and the world, into the realm of the soul. It is an inward journey onto the bright path of contemplation of God.  Meditation helps one to have more awareness of oneself. It helps us experience a state of internal freedom and a sense of joy.

What is the Mind?

 The mind is just a bundle of thoughts. It is a Body within our bodies at a finer rate of vibration. The mind and the body are inter-connected.  Matter is the mind at a lesser rate of vibration and the mind is matter at a higher rate of vibration.  A disease of the body will affect the mind and vice-versa. To be successful in life one has to control the mind.  It is constantly wandering and distracting us.  Great thinkers, scientists and all the successful people on earth are innately meditative by nature.

 Why should we meditate?

 Meditation is food for the mind. It will help to still the mind and the soul force will take over our lives and the true purpose of life is revealed to us.  Meditation is a healing balm that helps us understand the chaos in this world. It is a tool for understanding the true meaning of our lives.

Several Hindu seers have compared the mind to a monkey that is innately restless in nature, which is drunken by the wine of worldly desires.  They further add that the monkey becomes bitten scorpion of jealousy and then possessed by the ghost of the past. Such is the state of our minds today. Sad! But true.

The constantly over-working chaotic mind is always preventing us from living in the present and being creative.  The mind is fear driven and always is either in the past or the future. The 21st century mantra is BEND THE BODY, MEND THE SENSES AND END THE MIND.

Will one become a zombie if the mind ceases to work?

When one begins to meditate, anguished friends warn us against taking up this spiritual practice. They feel that people practicing meditation will become non-functional and useless to society.

Nothing is further from the real truth. It is well known that when one goes into deeper states of meditation, one goes into the alpha levels in the brain (as recorded by the Electro Encephalogram – EEG) and meditative people become more creative, error free, intuitive and highly successful.

Medical benefits of Meditation:

 Medically speaking, regular Meditation and Prayer helps us in the following way:

  • It reduces stress.
  • It bolsters the immunity of the body.
  • It increases the memory and will power.
  • It can slow down the progress of cancers and certain forms of degenerative diseases.
  • It prevents the premature aging of the body.
  • It helps fighting psychosomatic disorders.
  • It helps fight depression, phobias and fears.

Meditation can make you a successful and creative person. It can be a valuable modern medical tool in many branches of Medicine such as; Psychiatry, Cardiovascular Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastro-enterology, Skin and Connective tissue diseases, Sports and Aviation medicine. Meditation can also be a valuable tool in terminal diseases like cancers and AIDS and help in alleviating pain in the terminal stages of such diseases.


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 161.


This remedy is suitable in Meniere’s disease, where there is ring and roaring in the ears, with deafness and vertigo.

This remedy is suitable for subjects with Vertigo with a tendency to fall of the left side.

This remedy is also suitable for subjects with Retinal hemorrhage.

This remedy is also useful in mouth ulcers with burning in the mouth with a fetid breath.  This remedy is useful when subjects have hot and sour belching with flatulence.

This remedy is useful in subjects, who have painful and swollen knees with sciatica with burning pain that is worse at night.

This remedy is useful when the skin is hot and burning and itching vesicles and pustules, which are better while scratching.



 Our main experience with SALICYLIC ACID has been in a few cases of Meniere’s diseases, where its action, in the usual small doses of Homeopathy, has been prompt and satisfactory.

Dr. M. L. Tyler, M.D.

 The 3rd trituration of SALICYLIC ACID is becoming quite a favorite medicine with me for simple deafness and tinnitus.

Dr. Claude.

 For inflamed or ulcerated corns, NITRIC ACID is good; also locally for painful corms, a solution of SALICYLIC ACID 1 in 5 to be painted on the corn at bed time every 2 or 3 nights is often successful.

Dr. Pettit.