Dr.Vijayalakshmi.J is young, interesting Research scholar and much interested
in scientific application, Clinical verification of symptoms and her studies
based on evidence based documents. She is graduated from the reputed institution
Fr Muller's Homoeopathy Medical College, Mangalore and renders her service
as a research scholar at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Center.
Phytolacca decandra is more valuable remedy in throat conditions like
sore throat and Tonsillitis in our clinical practice. This remedy is being
used in many mammary gland disorders like fibro adenosis, cystic swellings
and nipple conditions also. Some times the remedy found very useful in
rheumatic disorders in our regular practice. Besides these wide applications,
another remedy from same family Phytolacca Berry commonly used in as anti
fat remedy. Many pharmaceuticals use this remedy as patent drug and claims
that marvelous results in obesity.
The inestimatable value of the remedy is found in throat conditions, when
the throat is inflamed as red initially and later turns with white spots.
A suitable medicine for follicular tonsillitis. Even the objective finding
of dark, translucent and dropsical uvula may verify the Allen's key symptoms.
Sensation of lump in the throat, desire to swallow continuiously and the
back part of the throat may be ash coloured sometimes. The constitutional
symptoms like headache, backache, sore bruised feeling all over the body,
will be present.
||Dr.E.B.Nash has experienced with his patients in throat conditions
that gargling with twenty-drop doses of the mother tincture, but it
will in the potentized dose do much better, same as other homeopathic
remedies. Another valuable symptom is " Irresistible inclination
to bite the teeth or gums together." especially in dentition.
Sometimes referred pain in ear may be complained as like electric
shock, shooting, and lancinating and shifts from side to side. Cervical
lymph glands also palpable in few cases.
Phytolacca is a very valuable remedy in proliferative affections of
the glandular tissue remarkably covering both sycotic and syphilitic
manifestations. It has wide curative records from benign lumps like
fibroadenosis, Cystic fibrosis and even suspicious tumours. The mammary
gland is heavy and sensitive, hard, tender nodosities , easily prone
to suppurate and forming mammary abscess with fistulous opening discharging
offensive sero sanguineous discharges. The nipples are also sore cracked
and very sensitive. Axillary lymph node involvements are also seen
in few cases. The referred pain in Phytolacca is felt at the back,
head and all over the body. Conium Maculatum which is similar to this
remedy in pathological vegetations can be differentiated by its modalities
< during menstruation. Inflammatory signs and symptoms in Bryonia
are aggravated during menses
Many cases of breast ailments in AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research
center case records shows that miasmatic remedies Thuja, Acid Nit,
Carcinogen, Lachesis, Calc carb complemented with Conium Maculatum,
Phytolacca and Bryonia have given excellent results.
||Phytolacca berry in obesity
Phytolacca berry is being used as a specific prescription for obesity
by many Homoeopaths. Many leading pharmaceutical companies promote
this drug as a patent by presenting in drops and triturations. The
efficacy inferred in obesity and was recommended by William Boericke
saying, "Phytolacca has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous
tissues of the human body. Tincture of Phytolacca Berry is used in
the treatment of obesity"
In United States this remedy is also found under herbal listing for
obesity. Research has shown that it acts by increasing basal metabolic
rate (BMR) and also has no side effects when used. Many small scale
research have been conducted in various institutes showing very good
results of this wonder plant in obesity.
However this application may require larger research and a constitutional
treatment with a very suitable homoeopathic