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The Role of Hippozaenium 200C in COVID-19 Pandemic A Nosode par Excellence!

Arup Bhattacharya
Written by Arup Bhattacharya

Dr. Arup Bhattacharya shares his experience with the nosode Hippozaenium in treating Covid -19. He also discusses the use of Variolinum and Tuberculinum for Covid.

As the pandemic rages, homeopaths have been collecting and sharing their observations. While most agree on many genus epidemicus remedies, few have been found to be using nosodes that can potentially reduce fatality and make patients less dependent on ICU care, including the need for oxygen life support.

This article delves into some observations about the use of a not so well-known nosode in the role of savior from the progressive viral pneumonia with its’ accompanied ground glass appearances that has caused a veritable nightmare in the patient and the medical community.

SARS-CoV-2 usually targets type II lung cells which coat membranes lining the nose, throat and sinuses, and deep into the lungs. The virus pries these cells open with its’ spike protein that it uses like a crowbar to force entry after locking onto the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 or ACE-2 receptor, which typically regulates a protein that increases blood pressure and inflammation.

Once inside these cells, the virus has a rare ability to silence alarms that would normally set off the immune system in mobilizing antibodies and virus-killing cells. The net result is a tug of war with the immune cells producing inflammatory proteins, causing damages and with clots resulting from repair of such damages leading to  severe lung damage with characteristic ground glass appearance which if not checked immediately, leads to immune storm with fatal consequences.

This is a simplified version as it does not discuss other complications and havoc that this new virus can cause in human physiology by targeting multiple pathways, cells and organs, though it suffices my point of discussion as to what would be a good homeopathic remedy that can possibly reverse this immune storm and thereby stimulate the vital force in regaining health.

Many homeopaths have been using Aspioderma quebracho in tincture or potency to counter the breathing issues, but while this can help some, it obviously plays a more  supportive role, rather than being a curative simillimum which is the need of the hour for stopping further lung damage while stimulating a quick rebalance and obviating the need for ICU care requiring external oxygen life support.

At the beginning of the pandemic, I was treating an 80 year old male patient for lungs issues that included paroxysmal coughs with difficult expectoration, using infrequent doses of Hippozaenium 200C.

The nosode resolved his issues quite quickly before we realized that he was COVID-19 positive. By the time the test was found to be positive, he was already asymptomatic. Since then, I have used this remedy when indicated and have been quite impressed with the fast recovery in patients, including pO2.

In one instance, a 55 year old woman from Florida got exposed to COVID-19 on Dec 18th 2020 and COVID-19 was confirmed with the disease on Dec 31st. By Jan. 6th 2021 her condition was quite severe – oximeter showed 87-89 which on deep breathing- would reach 90.

She had fever, severe vomiting, congestion, myalgia, headaches, chest pain, exhaustion, palpitation and very soon her pO2 level was down to 77. She went to emergency care in a hospital setting where the characteristic ground glass appearance of her lungs and pneumonia were confirmed.

She was put on oxygen support, and 2 IV doses of antiviral medications, antibiotics and steroids. She was hospitalized for 4 days. While her oxygen level increased and she was still on oxygen support, she did not like the care and decided to return home.

Her breathing was terrible from any movement, and walking and climbing stairs aggravated so that she could not get her breath back easily. After the first dose of Hippozaenium 200C, she felt better instantaneously and after 3 doses on 3 consecutive nights, she was much improved with her oxymeter reading going up from 88 to 96-97.

I have used this nosode in many cases of COVID-19 with ground glass lungs appearance and so far, I am happy to confirm not a single case needed to be hospitalized. This powerful nosode was introduced by Dr. J.J. Garth Wilkinson and covers symptoms which suggest integral parts of consumption, cancer and syphilis and promises useful service in the treatment of ozaena, scrofulous swellings, pyemia, erysipelas, chronic rhinitis and sanious secretions.

Its specific seat of action is the lungs. As a nosode, it can trigger a quick immune rebalancing where the virus fails in its intent to cause further damage and rapid recovery ensues in patients with COVID-19

I have also seen some discussion of the use of homeopathic COVID-19 nosode in covid-19 cases. I strongly doubt it will be beneficial in severe cases, since the system is already overwhelmed with COVID-19 pathogenesis and the benefit of giving the COVID-19 nosode is questionable in stimulating a healthy balance.

Instead, I have used with great benefit the small pox nosode – Variolinum 200C both as a preventative and curative in COVID-19. The result has been gratifying since it was even found to protect individuals with definite daily exposure to COVID-19 patients (such as taking care of a spouse with COVID-19 who did not really isolate and quarantine himself fully at home from others).

In cases receiving Variolinum 200C as a preventative, where later exposure did lead to COVID-19, it generally tends to give a milder disease picture that quickly resolves with the genus epidemicus of Gelsemium or Bryonia or Lycopodium etc.

I have also had the good fortune of treating COVID-19 long haulers with various symptoms including loss of taste and smell and in such cases, intermittent doses of Tuberculinum bovinum 1M has been very salacious in getting their sensory apparatus working normally again within few weeks.

So in short, this article attempts to raise awareness in the homeopathic community of the use of Hippozaenium, a wonderful nosode that can provide yeoman service in allowing fast and expeditious recovery from lung damage and oxygen deprivation and thereby freeing up more ICU spaces for those who have been more severely damaged.

Besides Hippozaenium, do look at Variolinum and Tuberculinum bovinum and share your experiences in warding off the COVID-19 pandemic and its long hauler consequences!

About the author

Arup Bhattacharya

Arup Bhattacharya

Dr. Arup B Bhattacharya PhD, DHM, MS (Biophysics), MA(Psychology), HMD, DHPh, HD(RHom),PGDG studied homeopathy at the British Institute of Homeopathy and the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy From 1992 to 1999, he was Director and the main spirit behind the Centre for Homoeopathic Cure, Dombivili, near Mumbai. He was involved in training and teaching homeopathy and now continues that passion in North America. Currently he lives in Buffalo, NY, USA and he teaches and practices classical homeopathy. He conducts regular seminars with live case taking for beginners and advanced practitioners. He is an Affiliate Member and Research Associate Professor at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NY. Arup regularly contributes to meetings of the AICR and AACR as well as various journals including the Health Newsletter, Asian Homeopathic Journal, and scientific journals such as Clinical Cancer Research, Neoplasia, Oncogene etc. www.homeopathichealers.com


  • You can get it from Helios in England and they do mail it to USA – you can get it in any form you want – pills dilutions or medicating potencies

  • I am allopathic The pathology here is microambuli at alveolar capillaries not pneumonic consolidation Any thing which dissolves
    this will help origination So pl think of some remidies in that direction

    • Hippozaenium may work for microambuli at alveolar capillarie – do try and see. And Pneumonic consolidation is easy to understand and hence used in the article as not many would know the knitty gritty of an ambolic event. And so do excuse the semantics. Thanks for sharing

      • Thank you, I have worked with a new approach based on specificity of homeopathic medicines and their affinities for accupuncture meridians. The meridians serve as the dimmer switch to the area they traverse. The lung has an affinity for several segments the median portion is served by the kidney, ie may be supplemented with cal carb. The apex and lateral portions are subserved by the gallbladder and may be benefited by iodine, sage. The base of the lung is subserved by the liver meridian. The anterior portion is subserved by the stomach meridian, oregano, garlic, juniper. The back is subserved by the bladder meridian and may be strengthened by lycopodium and cal carb. Arnica is usefull. I was curious as to any thoughts you had about using Lachesis which was the original source for the isolation of ace inhibitors and acts as a soporific, anticoagulant and antifebrile. Reverses sleep apnea.
        Also given the lung is related to sadness, or domination or becoming dependent are there are any other remedies you might consider. Curiously the larynx is regulated by the large intestine and Argentinium or Kali sulf has an affinity for it. Be curious to hear your comments!

        • Yes, Acupuncture works with the etheric body meridians while homeopathy works deeper – Dr Anton Jayasuriya was a big proponent of homeopuncture where the indicated remedy was dipped in an acupuncture needle and applied to the indicated points. Unfortunately, using acupuncture blindly without deeper understanding can also antidote good homeopathy work as I have seen in some of my clients. It is a bigger topic to delve in right here!

  • hi i purchase your class on covid 19 vaccination seminar
    what is the recommendation per day to take variolinum 200mg as a preventive for covid19

    • In general, taking it once every 3 -5 days is fine unless you know the risk of direct exposure is definitely there and then up it to twice daily. And in many cases it has prevented the disease despit direct exposure but remember I have patients who despite having the variolinum still got the disease though much milder. In 2 cases with underlying health conditions it lingered a while longer and resolved with other homeopathic medicines etc. I think this virus is such that considewring immunization is a good option especially the mRNA as it has a robust protection and also low risk as it is prepared without any egg or serum involved
      Thanks Sandy

      • Dear Dr. Arup, if one decides to vaccinate with an mRNA, do you have any suggestions for a remedy to take preventively to handle possible side effects beyond thuja? Especially with possibly referred impacts to heart, blood and ovaries.

  • A beatiful summary of treatments and happenings! Very useful at this hot hit time of Covid19.Thank you for your efforts to write this article.

  • Doctor, could you please suggest dosage of variolinum and how to take… I am from india.. Here all doctors are giving ars alb30

    • I normally recommend taking it once every 3 days as preventative but if you are more at risk, increae it to one dose daily and if you know of any real exposure risk then twice daily. And if you are symptomatic you can take that along with other indicated remedies including Hippozaenium as needed. Variolinum possibly mount a non specific antiviral immune response to other viruses

  • To,
    Dr.Arup Bhattacharya.
    I have gone through you case as tretaed with nosode.
    Encouraging and inspiring one.
    I want to organize a webinar with you for Graduate and Under graduate Students of India.

    Hope i will get a line of reply from your end in the interest of Homoeopathic academy.

    Thanking you


  • Dr Arup, Thank you for the informative article. What is your basis of prescribing Variolinum for prevention of covid?

    • Variolinum is the nosode from the small pox variola virus, extremely potent virus to face humanity in the past. And when given it activates non-specific anti viral immunity which possibly mitigates other viral pathogen from establishing and flourishing. I have used it in the past for many different virulent viruses and have also seen its magical effect in warding off chicke pox

      • Respected Sir,

        Based upon your extensive experience with Variolinum, do you think it will have any efficacy against Hepatitis B too ??

    • I know for sure it is available in Mumbai and am sure it is available at other places – make sure it it Hippozaenium and not Hippomanes which is a different remedy that pharmacies often will give when you ask for Hippozaenium

    • Sir
      I have purchased Hipppzaenia 200 from a local homoeopathy shop at Vadodara.I inquired from shop owner multiple times,he told Hipppzaenia 200 is same Hipppzaenium 200.Since the medicine is not available anywhere,I purchased the medicine.
      Pl clarify whether Hippozaenia 200 or Hipppzaenium 200 are same


  • Thank you doctor! Would repeated dosage of Variolinum 200c cause any side effects or provings if taken as preventative?
    Or can we increase the potency and take it infrequently? say 10M once every few weeks?

  • Normally with nosodes one need to use infrequently but my experience with Variolinum is that it does not cause any miasmatic aggravation. And 200C is fine – I would not go higher as then there should be more of a Similimum to justify that. Hope this clarifies

  • Thank you Dr Arup Bhattacharya for your valuable article at such a crisis period. In last 6 months I do have opportunities to prescribe Variolinum 200, with 3 to 5 doses , thrice daily. My choice was based on “high fever with severe backache”. But not able to confirm COVID-19, as patients get better so they avoid test. I also got good response by Senega Q or 6C , frequent repetition in patient discharged from hospital or taken treatment at home but their HRCT CHEST- report shows CT severity 15/25 to 19/25. Having cough and breathlessness on slightest exertion with sensation of heaviness in chest.(In absence of any other indications for selecting any other remedy.)

  • Hello sir
    I have just contracted with covid and my symptoms was one day fever with chill my vitals are good
    Only complain remain is mild coughing
    No sputum no breathlessness
    But this cough is making me anxious
    Please help

  • Bhattacharya Sir
    Influenzinum 200 is also prescribed widely in India as prophylaxis to Covid19.Do you concur with the views of homoeopath over here in India.

    • Unfortunately, the strain used as homeopathic influenzinum can vary from pharmacy to pharmacy plus it is generally not as virulent as the small pox wass and so Variolinum gives a robust response to viral acute infection as has been my observation for the last 25 y. Anas barb (Oscillococcinum) which is not generally available in INdia – is a better otpion than Influenzinum as it has possible multiple strinas of virus in its preparation source. But I have seen Variolinum giving a robust response in severe viral infections that the body responds with an acute immunological response like the cytokine storms in COVID-19

  • Sir here in Mumbai and Gujarat,the medicine available is Hippozaenia 200 manufacturer Medisynth.
    Whether Hippozaenium 200 &Hippozaenia 200 is same.

  • Dear Dr Bhattacharya,
    Thanking you for your detailed and informative article on the role of Hippozaenium 200C in COVID-19 Pandemic a nosode par excellence. Unfortunately this medicine Hippozaenium 200 is not available in India. Could you please suggest the source/ Firm from which we can obtain it.

    • If you look to eafrlier comments above – seems like you do get it though they spell it differently as ‘Hippozaenia’ – Manufacturer Medicynth. You can call the manufacturer to check the origins. The only source I do know is Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy in Elngland who do ship worldwide but I know were not shipping to Indian in the past. Try contacting Helios and see if they can ship. Thanks

  • Hippozaenium is available with different spelling i.e.Hippozaenia.Manufacturer Medicynth.I have inquired with many homoeopathy shops across Mumbai and Gujarat, they say it’s same.I finally purchased.

  • Thanks Jerry. Yes, those are good points. Interestingly, I had trained as an acupuncturist in 1995 at Kalubowila hospital in Colombo where I was doing hand on training for 2 months. But when we use homeopathic medicines they work more as nanomedicines and hence the considerations are somewhat different and more holistic. And while the underlying emotional aspects when they appear as strong keynotes (like suspicious, jealous with loquaciousness in Lachesis), that remedy can be used; I have used lachesis often as an immune enhancer where the immune system has to be trigerred to combat infections including in impetigo etc.
    And as you may be aware, even in meridians, the best practitioners amongst acupuncturist have to decide the net sum of all the imbalances in yin and yang in the meridians before deciding on 3-4 needles with excellent results while most would use multiple needles with some response and then the healing process is long drawn. So, inshort, it is an issue of gestalt and each healer has to develop that aspect to be more effective in healing, no matter what the modlaity (including conventional approaches)
    Thanks for sharing!


  • 10M is a hit and miss dose and many things can antidote plus you are limited using just 1 dose or using 2-3 doses 15 min apart as a split dose. Best is to try the 200C or 1M (which can possibly be adminstered once at bedtime for three nights in a row) as that will allow the vital force to build an immunity response that will also surmount and or avoid the cytokine storm and help regain health faster. And for 10M t=if the vital force is weak, often the response can be unpredictable. Thanks

  • Dear Sir,
    Could you please tell me,
    Which medicines be given with frequency
    Stage 1
    Stage 2
    Stage 3
    And preventing black fungus

    • Those will need individualization of each case and possibly come up with Gelsemium or Lycopodium or Bryonia, Variolinum is good for all stages while Hippozaenium can be used also at any stage but will be of great benefit in stage 2 or 3. As for fungal infection, if one uses primarily or predominantly only homeopathy, then fungus will not be an issue. It is an issue only when one uses, steroid and other immune suppressing medication/s which is often used in conventional approaches in order to tamp down the cytokine storm. Homeopathically, one with black or white fungus may need Lycopodium, corticotropinum and additional help with Gemmotherapy remedies such as Juglans regia D1 etc. But will need to individualise wherein age and other status will be of importance too
      Hope this helps. Thanks

  • For those who would like to know more, there is a free webinar on Sunday Jun 20th at 09:20 EST as under:
    The following online webinar (2h) is open to all and free to join on CISCO WEBEX :


    Presented by-
    ‘Homeopath Practitioner, Teacher and Educator.

    Disclosure of other interest:
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Buffalo, New York, USA’

    Meeting number: 1846285299
    Meeting password: bmAxPShWYYR

    When: Sunday, 20 June, 2021, 19:00 (2 hrs) India Standard Time GMT+05:30


    • Hello, Dr. Bhattacharya, Is there a recording of the webinar from June 20th? If so, how does one access it?
      Thank you very much for your article on Hippozaenium, and your responses to comments and questions.

  • The recording can be accessed at:
    Recording of WEBINAR as invited speaker ON “ROLE OF GENUS EPIDEMICUS IN HOMOEOPATHY DURING THE WAVE OF COVID-19 ” on 20/06/2021 AT 7:00 PM (IST)-20210620 1359-1
    Sunday, June 20, 2021
    9:04 PM | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
    Play recording (59 mins)
    Recording password: Dpxpaei2

  • For COVID-19 vaccine – LEdum 30 taken 4-6 times immediately after the vaccination in 24h period followed by 3 doses of SIlicea 200C taken 2h apart should prevent any untowards effects from manifesting. That said there will still be few issues where Tuberculinum 1M has been found to be useful such as in inflammation heart muscles seen in young male adults post vaccination. This is in response to the query on August 6th

    • I’ve been taught that silica should only be given in low doses because you don’t want to pull toxins from the body/lungs too quickly. My son works with some toxic materials but wears protective masks. Would Silicea 6c also be effective after ledum 30c to detox from the vaccine? Also do you have a recommendation on which Covid vax would be safest overall?

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