Drosera Rotundifolia… Epidemic Remedy

Dr. Anurudh Verma, M.D(hom)
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   Dr. Anurudh Verma leading practitioner and academician is an Executive member of Central Council of Homoeopathy Govt. of India since 1990.He is the secretary of Research Society of Homoeopathy and working for overall development, popularization of Homoeopathy and academic works on National Level. He is also a member of Policy Determination Cell (Homoeopathy) U.P. Govt. He is author of the book “Psychiatric Disorders and Homoeopathy”. His scientific papers had been published in various Journals.

DROSERA ROTUNDIFOLIA is a very popular remedy for treatment of Pertusis because it has marked action upon the respiratory organs by its influence on the pneumogastric nerve. It is a drug prepared from Droseraceae family. The affection on respiratory organs was pointed out by Hahnemann as the principal remedy for whooping-cough. Laryngeal phthisis is benefited by it.

When the sheep’s take the leaves of Drosera plant, they immediately produce severe night coughs. In many cases, this cough may ends their life. Thus, it is a good medicine for night cough (Whooping).

Drosera, belongs to the family - Droseraceae. It’s common name is “Sundew”. It is a perennial herb, grows mostly on or sides of water & peculiarly has got the tendency to eat small flying insects probably due to deficiency of Phosphorus and Calcium in the plant.

The Plant consumes the small flying insects with the help of its specially designed leaves, which looks like tentacles. The leaves are found in clustered form with hairy petioles. Leaves are covered with long, reddish, viscid hairs on their upper surfaces.

Each of these hair bears a small gland at the tip which when exposed to sun, exudates clear shining juices. Due to the shining nature of the juices in sun rays, the Drosera is otherwise known as “Sundew”. The insects are attracted by the shining of juices & when they sit up on the leaves, the tentacles, slowly close & kill the insects.
Pathogenesis - It provides spasmodic dry cough, stimulating whooping cough and common respiratory Symptoms

It has following symptoms:

  • The patient of Drosera is very chilly having Tubercular diathesis and psoric background.
  • Its whooping cough is with violent paroxyms which follows one another rapidly.
  • Cough usually at night.
  • The character of cough is deep, sounding, hoarse barking cough. The cough is spasmodic with gagging, retching and vomiting.
  • During cough there is vomiting of water, mucous and bleeding from nose and mouth.
  • Violent tickling in the larynx brings on cough that makes the patient get up from sleep, which comes on every few hours.
  • During cough face of child becomes purple and copious sweat all over the body.
  • Generally there is no expectoration but if expectoration the colour of sputum is yellowish or greenish.

    <After midnight, lying down, on getting warm in bed, drinking, singing and laughing

    Comments of Pioneers
  • Master Hahnemann advises that a single dose of 30th Potency cures with in 7 or 8 days and not to repeat which spoils the cure.
  • Richard Hughes has also confirmed the correctness of Hahnemann’s observations about Drosera
  • Dr. M.L. Tyler says that Drosera is a classical laryngeal remedy, and the great remedy in whooping cough. Drosera Rotundifolia can break down resistance to tubercle and should therefore be capable of raising it.