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Tackling Covid-19 with Homoeopathy

Tackling Covid-19 with Homoeopathy 1

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea shares remedies for Covid 19 symptoms and the likely prophylactic remedies. Theme and essence of the remedies, indications, modalities and dosage are shown for Sticta, Spongia, Bryonia, Rhus, and other remedies.

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea
“SIMILIMUM”,
46 CREEK ROW,
CALCUTTA 700 014
INDIA
E. Mail: [email protected]

                                                                                                

INTRODUCTION:

Coronaviruses (CoV) cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus (nCoV). This new virus was known through the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

TRANSMISSION:

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, transmitted between animals and people. COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

INCUBATION PERIOD:

For COVID-19, it ranges from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  1. fever
  2. tiredness
  3. and dry cough
  4. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea.
  5. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.
  6. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms.
  7. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
  8. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.
  9. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
  10. Radiological findings show involvement of the right lung lower lobe with prevalence of ground glass opacity

FALSE MYTHS:

The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through goods manufactured in China or any country reporting COVID-19 cases.

Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.

STANDARD PROPHYLAXIS:

  1. a) Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water which kills viruses.
  2. b) Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  3. c) Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
  4. d) Make sure you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  5. e) Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT:

The therapeutics has been divided into three groups-

Fever with dry cough

Fever with aches

Fever with weakness

FEVER WITH DRY COUGH

STICTA PULMONARIA (LUNG WORT):

THEME AND ESSENCE

Discharge dries up quickly  — forms crusts/scurfs

Dry night cough is  a keynote (Clarke)   Constantly blows nose but no discharge

 Dullness and malaise: Grand characteristic:  Dull pressure/fullness  at root of nose

Dry hacking Cough < the more he coughs     Gluey secretion >In open air

Hale says Sticta is indispensable in February,  March, and April in the American climate.

MODALITYAgg.: evening and night; can neither sleep nor lie down; must sit up.

Coughing agg. The cough (the more he coughs the more he wants to).

Inspiration, when tired

Amel. in open air.

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE: Q, 6C, 30C, 200C

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JUSTICIA ADHATODA (VASAKA):

THEME AND ESSENCE

Cough: dry like Bryonia, spasmodic with constriction  Wheezing like Ipecac

Dyspnoea with cough,    Aggravated in a close room

Agg. Lying on left side in lung problems

Larynx is painful  with with dry cough chills

Chills         Night sweats

Cough with haemoptysis & tightness across the chest like Phos.

MODALITYAgg.:   Patient cannot endure a close, warm room; Lying on left side

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE:

Q: Children: 3-5 drops x 6-8 hourly.

    Adults: 10-12 drops x 6-8 hourly.

6C, 30C, 200C

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SPONGIA TOSTA:

THEME AND ESSENCE:

Irrepressible cough from a raw spot in chest

Cough cause            Cardiac cough       Asthmatic dry cough

< Reading, singing                Cough   Dry+++ (“dry as a horn”)

< sweets,                      > eating,                   Barking like a saw driven through a pine board

<cold drinks                 >  drinking warm things

MODALITYAgg.: Sweets, cold drinks    Amel. Warm drinks

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE: Adults: 6C, 30C, 200C

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BRYONIA ALBA:

THEME AND ESSENCE:

< entering warm room

< eating, drinking                      < inspiration (motion)

<motion >rest                          Dry Cough

Associated    Cough  symptoms :  With stitching pain: chest      With headache: fly into pieces   with Thirst++                    Right lung  lower lobe

MODALITY:    Agg.  Motion, talking, inspiration, entering warm room,  /  Amel. rest

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE6C, 30C, 200C

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RUMEX CRISPUS:

THEME AND ESSENCE:

Tickling+++, in pit of throat+++, or behind sternum++ excites cough

< exposure to cold air, therefore covers head + throat with bed clothes.

Excited by change from warm to cold, and cold to warm (Phos., Spong)

Raw pain under clavicle    Rawness  Incessant Teasing Cough

< any irregularity         < lying down – 11.00 p.m.    (and 2.00 – 5.00 a.m.)

< pressure on throat pit

MODALITYAgg. : Exposure to cold air, lying down, pressure on pit of throat

Amel.:wrapping up

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE6C, 30C, 200C

FEVER WITH ACHES

RHUS TOX:

Dry teasing cough coming at midnight  <putting hands out of bed

< night, first motion        Stiffness and aching

< cold & damp weather

> continuous motion             Fever blisters and vesicles

<warmth

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EUCALYPTUS:

THEME AND ESSENCE:

Pricking sensation followed by painful aching. Acts as antiseptic

RELAPSING & CONTINUED FEVER; NEPHRITIS COMPLICATING INFLUENZA

Exhaustion & toxaemia                      Bronchitis in aged with foul

is associated.                                                discharges àExpectorant

SinusitisàStuffed up sensation

“3S”

Slow digestion    Sore, ulcerated tonsils. (Use tincture locally)

(a characteristic: ref. Clarke)

MODALITY: Agg. Night, walking or carrying anything.

Amel. Exercise, taking food.

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE:

  • Influenza: 30C, 200C

Q: Adult: 8-10 drops x 6-8 hourly

Children: 3-4 drops X 6-8 hourly

  • Respiratory: Q,30C

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DESMODIUM GANGETICUM (SHALPANI):

THEME AND ESSENCE:    Sleepy and Drowsy

Pains all over à Burning      Headache: As if bound by a tape

MODALITYAgg.: 7 A.M.

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE: Q: Adult: 8-10 drops x 6-8 hourly

Children: 3-4 drops X 6-8 hourly

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FERRUM PHOS.:

ACUTE COLD CHARACTERISTICS:

Malaise, mild headache, body aches (general constitutional symptoms of fever).

Mild onset of temperature with signs of first stage of inflammation.

(Rubor = Redness, Calor = Heat, Dolor = Pain, Tumor = Swelling).

Catarrhal affections of respiratory tract. (susceptible to chest troubles)

Can be associated with:

  1. headache;
  2. first stage of Otitis (ASOM) with throbbing pain in ears; (when Bell. fails)
  3. epistaxis;
  4. tonsillitis and sore throat;
  5. undigested watery stool;
  6. lumbago with stiffness of the muscles

It stands mid-way between sthenic activity of Aconite & Bell. & the asthenic sluggishness of Gels.

THEME AND ESSENCE:

First Stage of all inflammatory affections

Initial stage of congestion                     Hard, dry cough with

Before exudation                                   soreness of chest

MODALITY:

Agg. < 1 PM (Chill), warm drinks, motion, night, 4 – 6 a.m.

Amel. cold application (headache), rest.

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE: 3X, 6X Tabs: 4 tabs 4 Hourly

FEVER WITH TIREDNESS

ARSENICUM ALBUM:

Aetiology:  Suitable for attacks occurring as consequence of suppressed catarrh.

Manifestation: Kent says Ars. patient is always taking cold in the nose  always sneezing from every change in the weather.

Discharges: Discharge: Putrid.

MODALITIES:

(i) > by leaning forward in bed.

(ii) Aggravation: Midday, midnight.

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE:  12C, 30C, 200C

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GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIVENS:

THEME & ESSENCE:   3D’s : Dull    Dizzy   Drowsy  Desires: to be left alone

Gradual onset

Apathy       Listlessness

Dusky hue face              Thirstless

Associated  Features : Tired      Nervous      Heavy    /

Chill running in back, limbs

GELSEMIUM

L2   :   Left alone                  Limbs heavy

POTENCY & DOSE OF CHOICE:   30C,200C

ELIMINATION OF REMEDIES:

Slow gradual onset of fever:

Remedies which have a rapid onset of complaints -Acon.,Bell.,

Catarhal state is not being developed;

Remedies which have catarrh with fever: Dulc., Kali S, Ocimum Sang

Sore throat is rarely developing:

Remedies which have sore throat with fever:  Allium cepa, Bell., Hepar Sulph, Strepto.

PROPHYLAXIS:

As Hahnemann narrates in Sec 101,”It may easily happen that in the first case of an epidemic disease that presents itself to the physician’s notice he does not at once obtain a knowledge of its complete picture, as it is only by a close observation of several cases of every such collective disease that he can become conversant with the totality of its signs and symptoms.”

The major symptoms which have been presented include:

Fever, Dry Cough and Tightness across the chest

BRYONIA ALBA 30C-1 single globule (poppy seed) in a bottle of water (500ml) and sip that medicated water slowly for 5 days-7 days gap -BRYONIA 200C-1 single globule (poppy seed) in a bottle of water (500ml) and sip that medicated water slowly for 5 days

JUSTICIA ADHATODA Q-10-12 DROPS THRICE A DAY FOR 3 WEEKS.

 

 

 

About the author

Saptarshi Banerjea

Saptarshi Banerjea

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea (BHMS) is the fifth generation of a distinguished and widely respected homoeopathic family. He works as Asst. Director: Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Visiting Consultant: Orawan Holistic Institute,Thailand, Visiting Lecturer: Allen College of Homoeopathy, Essex, England. He acts as Clinical Consultant in various rural and slum clinics, often seeing 50 patients a day. Saptarshi inherits his clinical acumen and wisdom from his renowned father, Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea. Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea is a popular lecturer and his dedication to the truth of homoeopathy is regarded as inspiring. His enthusiasm for the "Old School Classical Homoeopathy" and its practical implementation is unbounded. He is Asst. Director-Bengal Allen Medical Institute. E. Mail: [email protected] Web: www.homoeopathy-course.com

13 Comments

  • I suppose there is some strong experimatal and trial evidence for the claims made here? I mean the idea of a sugar pill doesn’t really seem like something that can fight a novel and potent virus, does it?

  • Hi dear Dr.Banerjea
    Very well done. Of course in productive coughs may be present in about 11% of covid19 positive cases.
    According to Dr.Paul Hersecue the best remedy in epidemics is constitutional remedy in most cases.
    I believe the only solution besides, 1)proper nutrition, 2) enough sleep hours, 3) 30-60 minutes of daily physical exercise and 4) 10 minutes of meditation or prayer,
    5) Homeoprophylaxy like what was done in Cuba for epidemic Leptospirosis in 2007, published on PUBMED.
    All my best,
    R
    Dr.Sadeghi March 25 2020
    Wish you the best of luck

  • I Dr RG KUSHWAH
    Above medicine for escape from COVID 19 are very effective they are also used as a preventive medicine in initial stage of COVID 19 .
    The god bless you and carry on.

  • Symptoms for Coronavirus
    Signs and symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    The severity of the new coronavirus symptoms can range from very mild to severe, even death. Although understanding of this disease continues to grow, most people with severe illness have been of an older age or had other significant existing medical conditions. This is similar to what is seen in people who have severe infections with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.
    Consider a Combination Homeopathic Remedy for Coronavirus:
    Belladonna 30x, page 110 POCKET MANUAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA BOERICKE
    Respiratory; Cough
    Stomach; Nausea and vomiting
    Fever; High feverous state

    Calendula 30x, page 156 POCKET MANUAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA BOERICKE
    Respiratory; bronchial affections
    Stomach; Nausea and vomiting
    Fever; shuttering

    Nux vomica 30x page 475 POCKET MANUAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA BOERICKE
    Respiratory; Cough
    Stomach; nausea in the morning, after eating, pain in stomach; worse, eating, some time after flatulence and pyrosis.
    Fever; chilly, must be covered, gastric symptoms

    Vipera 100x page 676 POCKET MANUAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA BOERICKE
    Respiratory; could not breath properly or take deep breaths
    Stomach; Nausea and vomiting, Impending asystole*
    Fever; extends to shoulder and hip

    *Asystole is a cardiac arrest rhythm with no discernible electrical activity on the EKG monitor. It is a flatline EKG, P Waves and QRS complexes are not present The heart is not functioning. It is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate action.

  • Dr Mnchary
    Our homeopaths available all over the globe, presentations of COVID19 are different country to country or continent to continent. Hence we should follow $101 organon of medicine of Dr SCF Hahnemann guide lines and evolve a genus pandemic and recommend a homeo medicine. In this crisis WHO is the authority. It doesn’t have time to read Materia Medica text book or any individual experience.
    My suggestion first we need consortium homeopaths, keep aside internal matters and different theories for time being as it is like war.

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