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Sabadilla: Centuries old remedy to rid allergies

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 @ 12:47 AM

Tags: Sabadilla, homeopathic allergy medicine

sabadilla plant


Sabadilla was first discovered as a medicinal plant in the 16th century by natives in Central and South America. Upon its discovery, it was first used mainly for lice and parasitic intestinal worms. Around the turn of the 19th century, Sabadilla was also used as a palliative for hay-fever.  Exposure to this plant results in symptoms that are similar to those due to cold or hay fever,.  A theory suggests if you take enough Sabadilla, in diluted forms, that you will develop resistance and immunity to allergens that cause hay-fever and sinus congestion.

Homeopathic uses:

Sabadilla is a homeopathic remedy for hay-fever, allergies and sinus congestion. This herb was also used to help cure fever, tonsillitis, children’s diphtheria diarrhea, sore throats and parasitic worms, both in humans and in dogs. Sabadilla was also used in Europe for acute rheumatism, gout and inflammation. It was also used as a topical anesthetic.

In homeopathy, Sabadilla is extensively prescribed for treating hay fever, allergies and other health conditions. The symptoms of these health conditions include sporadic sneezing accompanied by runny nose, reddish eyes, acute frontal pain, diarrhea associated incessant splitting. These conditions may also be accompanied by a burning sensation in the eyes, watering from the eyes and a tearing headache, dry and tender throat making it difficult to swallow anything.

This homeopathic medicine is also used to eliminate thread worms in kids. Sabadilla is a useful medicine for treating intestinal worms that brings about nausea, which, in turn, results in vomiting.  Homeopathic medicines may prove to be very effective in treating intestinal worms and occasionally they are sufficient to get rid of such worms. Nevertheless, homeopathic medicines are also effective and safe when they are used concurrently with conventional medicines while treating intestinal worms.

Possible Side Effects

Poisoning symptoms may include retching, muscle spasms, slowed heart beat and decreased blood pressure. Currently, the EPA does not expect that Sabadilla will have high mobility in soils and only presents minimal risks to small mammals.  Sabadilla in a diluted form has no poisoning risks.

Homeopathy Medicine Trials For Ear Infections

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 @ 04:32 PM

Tags: Homeopathy medicine for ear infections

ear infection


Homeopathy in double blind placebo trials have shown to be more effective than a placebo for ear infections.  The first trial was done in 1997 by the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  The trial had 131 children.  They were divided in two groups.  The first group was the placebo group.  The second group was the homeopathy group. The homeopathy group recovered almost a day faster from the ear infection group. 

The second trial in England was done by the British Homeopathic Journal.  There was 231 children.  This study showed that 72% recovered 2.4 times quicker than the placebo group.  

A recent trial compared antibiotics against placebos for ear infections. This sudy was conducted by the journal of the American Medical Association.  The results showed that the group taking the antibiotics improved slightly.  However, many patients experienced adverse side effects such as rash and diarrhea.  The meta analysis concluded that antibiotics were no better for treatment than a placebo.  

Homeopathy may be good for mild ear infections.  More research is needed.  Two successful homeopathic trials had a small sample group.  A trial with a larger sample group should be considered for future trials. 



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Homeopathy Forum Question and Answer

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sat, Jan 15, 2011 @ 07:35 PM

Tags: homeopathic forum question, homeopathy forum

This blog entry we are going to answer some questions from our homeopathy forum.  Some are simple questions, some are more complex.

1. Are Bach Flower Remedies really helpful?

There have been many trials with bach flower remedies.  Bach flower remedies have not been shown to be successful to treat anxiety in 2 out 3 trials.  The 3rd trial showed bach rescue remedy seems to lessen stress slightly.  All these trials were quite small.  No conclusive evidence can be drawn if these flower remedies help people with mental conditions.  

2. Is there any Side effects that i should know about?

Bach flower remedies have no side effects.  You can safely take these medicine with out any worry.

3. Can Bach Flower Remedies and homeopathy remedies be taken together? 

Yes, they may be taken together.  Many people use both to treat mental conditions.

4.  What are symptoms of kidney stones?

Symptoms of kidney stones include painful urination and intense pain in the groin and kidney area.

5.  What is the best treatment of kidney stones?

Drinking plenty of water will help most kidney stones pass.  These homeopathic remedies also help dissolve kidney stones.  Berberis Vulgaris, Magnesia Phosphorica, and Cantharis helps the body with pain managment of the kidney stones.

Cimicifuga Racemosa: Black Cohosh for menstrual issues

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sun, Jan 09, 2011 @ 10:06 PM

Tags: cimicifuga racemosa, black cohosh

Cimicifuga Racemosa
Cimicifuga Racemosa also known as black cohosh, black bugbane or black snakeroot.  It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario, Georgia, and west to Missouri
and Arkansas.  This plant has white flowers in summer that can be between 4 to 7 inches high.  The roots and rhizomes of black cohosh have long been used medicinally by Native to treat gynecological and other disorders, including sore throats, kidney problems, and depression. Extracts from these plant materials are thought to possess analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Some physiological effects of black cohosh extracts, it was originally thought these effects were solely due to estrogen compounds.
Homeopathic Uses:
Today, black cohosh preparations (tinctures or tablets of dried materials) are used chiefly to treat symptoms associated with menopause. Homeopathic black cohosh is popular as an alternative to hormonal therapy in the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disturbances, for breast cancer, infertility, menstrual migraine and vaginal dryness. Several studies have reported black cohosh improves menopausal symptoms for
up to six months. Clinical results show improvement in sweating, headache, vertigo, heart palpitations, tinnitus, nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression.
It could be used for painful menstruation, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Cimicifuga Racemosa have identified some beneficial effects on age-related disorders like osteoporosis,
rhematoid arthirits.
Side effects:
No studies exist on long-term safety of black cohosh use in humans. Liver damage has been reported in a few individuals using black cohosh. No studies of blackcohosh have not conclusively shown the herb causes liver damage. Side-effects also include dizziness, headaches, seizures, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, sweating, constipation, low blood pressure and slow heartbeats and weight problems.  Homeopathic usage of this herb has not shown any side effects either. 

Homeopathy and Vaccines

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sat, Jan 08, 2011 @ 08:07 PM

Tags: Vaccines, homeopathy against vaccines

Dr. Andrew Wakefield study that vaccines can contribute to autism is considered fradulent by the British Medicial Journal.  Dr. Wakefield through his research found that vaccines contribute to autism if too many vaccines are taken at once.  He recommends the infacts get a couple shots a time every month.  14 other studies performed after this one found no evidence of vaccines causing autism.  The doctor still stands by his study today.  He said the data was not manipulated in any way.  Many of the people that had peer reviewed this study do not support it anymore.  However, other doctors that peer reviewed this study still stand by the results.  They still support  some of these findings.  How accurate is this trial is still under debate?  Many Americans and UK parents are not vaccinating their children due to this study.  Autism in children is at an all time high.  No one has been able to figure out why as of now.

There is a misconception that homeopaths recommend not giving infant's vaccines.  This is a fallacy.  There are certain homeopaths that recommend against infant vaccines.  However, other homeopaths have differing opinions.  Peter Fischer, the homeopathic physician to the royal family, says vaccines should be taken by infants.  Homeopathy does not offer any substitutes to childhood vaccinations.

In conclusion, homeopathy is not against vaccines.  Homeopathy offers no substitutes to vaccines.  Some homeopaths may be against vaccines but that is their opinion.  Wakefield's study have made people look for alternatives to vaccines.          

Homeopathy Blog in Review 2010

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 @ 07:31 PM

Tags: homeopathy blog, homeopathy review

new years image


The most popular articles for 2010 on our homeopathy blog are as follows:

Homeopathic Remedies To Help You Stop Smoking

Zicam Recall Update

Homeopathy Treatment For Plantar Fasciitus

How To Choose The Correct Sunblock

  The popular articles seem to be tips that people can use for everyday life or warnings that consumers should be aware of.

The articles with the most comments for 2010 are as follows:

Homeopathy Critic Stephen Barrett and Quackwatch Busted 

Homeopaths Without Borders Makes Trip Number 5 To Haiti

7 Simple ways To Avoid Poison Ivy

Protecting Yourself From Swine Flu Outbreak with Homeopathy

Homeopathy Wins In the UK

  I see quite a bit of comments from skeptics.  I do not see too many comments from proponents of homeopathy.  Most of the articles with the most comments are about homeopathy usage in countries and homeopathic information or misinformation.  Comments are always welcome whether they are from proponents or skeptics.  

All Time Most Popular Articles On The Blog

Homeopathic medicine and weight loss

Poison Ivy Treatment and Remedies

Side Effects of Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathic Remedies To Help You Stop Smoking

Poison Ivy Treatment and Remedies

  Homeopathic Remedies To Help You Stop Smoking for 2010 has made it to the top 5 all time articles on this blog. 

The Articles With The Most Comments All Time

Homeopathic medicine and weight loss

Side Effects of Homeopathic Medicine

Current Situation of Homeopathy In the United Kingdom

Losing A Little Weight Is Beneficial For Your Health

Homeopathy Critic Stephen Barrett and Quackwatch Busted

  Homeopathy Critic Stephen Barrett and Quackwatch made our all time list of comments.  This article was the only one from 2010.  Most of the other comments of all time had to do with weight loss or side effects of homeopathy.

  We appreciate everyone interest in our blog.  Hmedicine wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous 2011.

Homeopathic Remedies For Insomnia

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sun, Dec 26, 2010 @ 07:44 PM

Tags: homeopathic remedies for insomnia, insomnia, homeopathy for sleeplessness

Insomnia is a common condition that causes sleeplessness.  Common causes of insomnia are stress and worry, .  Sleeplessness can cause decrease work performance, lethargy and grouchiness.  Diet and lifestyle changes also help relieve insomnia.  Drinking minimal amounts of caffeine and getting plenty of exercise often help get a good nights sleep.  If these did not work for your insomnia, homeopathy may be worth a try.

This alternative type of medicine offers a safe way to get to sleep.  These medicines are not addictive and there are no harmful side effects.  Homeopathy offers a wide range remedies to help with different kinds of insomnia.  Homeopathy is generally individualized according to your symptoms. Different types of insomnia will require a different remedy.  

Insomnia caused by bad dreams which may cause restlessness requires Belladonna or Chamomilla.  These remedies should be tried in a 6C potency.  Sleeplessness caused by frequent disruptions such as babies crying or on call support use the following remedies Cocculus and Nux Vomica.  The potencies of these should be a 6C.  Lack of sleep after an illness is also a common cause of insomnia.  After an illness, it takes the body some time to get back to a normal sleep schedule.  Kali Phosphoricum in a 6X potency will help with this type of insomnia. 

In summary, homeopathy offers a wide variety of remedies to help treat insomnia in a safe and effective way.  If you know some other remedies to help with insomnia, please list them in the comments section.


Homeopaths Without Borders Makes Trip Number 5 To Haiti

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 @ 01:23 PM

Tags: Homeopathy, homeopaths without borders

haiti nursing studentsHomeopaths without borders, an organization of homeopaths that helps nations during disasters, has made their 5th trip to Haiti.  This organization made their first trip February of 2010.  The situation was quite grim in February.  This organization helped to treat patients in Haiti for ailments such as burns, physical trauma ,injuries, fear, dizziness, headaches, urinary tract infections, eye problems and dehydration. 

The situation in Haiti has improved significantly since February.  Haiti still does need International help.  This November trip, a group of homeopaths returned to Saint Vincent's School For Handicapped Children.  Ailments treated there were acute and/or chronic stomach problems, headaches, eye problems, rash and cough. 

Homeopaths without borders has visited Universite Notre Dame D’Haiti twice.  The first time was to set up a homeopath training class.  The class consisted of 120 nursing students.  The homeopaths went back a few days later to treat students that may have any ailments. 

This group also visited the baptist mission in Delmar area of Port Au Prince.  The group treated children with severe cases of scabies and other rashes, fevers, stomach problems, and other ailments. 

Homeopaths without borders will continue to visit Haiti for the short term.  They are looking to expand their homeopathy training classes for nursing students.   Long range goals include opening up a homeopathic clinic to treat patients in Haiti.

Pets Are Having Success With Homeopathy Treatment

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Dec 08, 2010 @ 04:46 PM

Tags: homeopathy for pets, pet homeopathy

homeopathy for pets

Homeopathy is one of the leading alternative type of medical treatments for humans.  This alternative type of medicine is now being used by vets as well.  Many dog and cat owners say homeopathy treatments work for their pets.  Horses and other type of animals also have claimed success using homeopathic treatments.  Homeopathy provides a cost effective way to treat pets compared to allopathic medicine.  Little information is available about homeopathic treatments for pets.  A new UK survey hopes to fix this issue. 

A UK survey was done treating pets with homeopathy.  The survey found that dogs and cats were helped by this type of alternative type of medicine.  This was a clinical outcomes study.  UK survey collected data from 1500 dogs and 400 cats from various homeopathic vet surgeons.  Common conditions include dermatitis, renal failure, overgrooming, arthritis and hyperthyroidism were treated with homeopathic medicine.  Owners supported a success rate of 68% for dogs.  63% was the success rate for cats. 

The results from this survey was quite impressive.  Animals are not know to have placebo effects.  Authors concluded that trials in homeopathy for dogs and cats should be conducted after this study.  There are no homeopathy trial studies with cats and dogs at this point.   




Dissecting the Adverse Effects of Surgical Procedures

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Tue, Dec 07, 2010 @ 10:18 AM

Tags: Homeopathy, surgury side effects

This article is a guest post by curing hemmorhoid miracle solutions.  I appreciate their contribution to our homeopathy blog.


People have been increasingly reliant on modern medicine. Medical interventions have been able to help prolong lives, especially with the help of modern surgical procedures. It is amazing to know that modern surgical procedures are able to do incredible things to save a person’s life.

One example of this is the bariatric surgery. It has become the more popular option, especially to those who have become morbidly obese. Though this procedure is considered to be highly effective in losing weight, the adverse effects of this procedure cannot be denied.

Nausea and vomiting are the most common adverse effects of bariatric surgery. But the more serious adverse effect would be the development of infection from the wound acquired from the surgery, resulting to leaks from the stomach into the abdominal cavity. Cases like this require the patient to undergo another operation.

Another great example would be the hemorrhoidectomy. It is a surgical procedure that is done to remove hemorrhoids. In other procedures, a circular stapling device is used to remove hemorrhoidal tissue and close the wound. However, this procedure does not require incision. What it does it that, it only lifts the hemorrhoid. After which, it is then placed back (or "stapled") in the anal canal.

The adverse effect in this procedure is that, 5% of the time, hemorrhoids come back after the surgery. It also leaves you the inability to control the bowel movement and even the bladder. Not only that, it leaves you at risk for infection of the surgical area because some of the stool may be trapped in the anal area.

Removal of gallstones is another example of surgical procedures that can also pose some risk factors to one’s health. One risk factor would be infection on the incision or internal bleeding. Injury to the small intestines may also be experienced by one of the instruments used during the surgery.

All these and other medical surgical procedures provide post-operation risks and other complications. Studies show that the success of these surgical procedures like the aforementioned depends on the ability of the patient to make changes in his lifestyle.

These conditions can be avoided. Say, hemorrhoids, for example. Hemorrhoids can be avoided from occurring or from coming back if you will be able to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. For one, you have to avoid the common causes of hemorrhoids such as eating too much processed food, prolonged sitting or standing.

The same goes with other ailments as well. Taking care of your body from the inside and out will keep you from getting morbidly obese or from suffering from chronic diseases.

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