Since cases of Covid-19 have increased exponentially throughout the world, the AYUSH ministry of India advised the use of the Homeopathic remedy Arsenicum album 30 as a prophylactic against Covid-19 and to enhance the immune system.
Many homeopathic practitioners all over the world have started dispensing it and many pharmacies have been selling these pills in huge numbers.
WHAT IS ARSENICUM ALBUM :
The homeopathic remedy Arsenicum album is made from arsenic trioxide, a compound found in nature and also produced by smelting of copper.
In its crude form, it is toxic. But in the homeopathic application, the compound is potentized to potencies 30, 200, 1m etc.
With each potency, the dilution of the compound increases by 100 so that for 1 part of the medicine, there are 100 parts of water.
In this way, a toxic compound is diluted and potentized to an infinitesimal dose which greatly increases the curative power of the remedy.
ARSENICUM ALBUM USES:
The arsenic alb is like the bread and butter of a homeopathic physician. There are a wide variety of diseases which are treated with the arsenic album.
Most common of them are flu-like symptoms, common respiratory infections, asthma, digestive issues, even cancer.
Very recently, the use of arsenic alb for Covid-19 became popular, because arsenic album treats similar symptoms of flu-like illnesses which are seen in Covid-19 (dry cough, fatigue, breathlessness).
PROPHYLACTIC USE OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES :
Since the discovery of Homeopathy in the 1800s, many homeopaths have effectively used homeopathic remedies to combat epidemics.
During an epidemic of scarlet fever, Dr Hahnemann treated many patients with the homeopathic remedy Belladonna.
Not only did he use Belladonna for treatment purposes, but he also successfully employed its use as a prophylactic for scarlet fever.
In 1831, during the cholera epidemic, homeopathy was again successfully used for treatment and prevention of Asiatic cholera, the accounts of which can be read in “Cure and Prevention of Asiatic Cholera”
PROVEN EFFICACY OF ARSENICUM ALBUM IN COVID-19 :
After the statement passed by AYUSH to use Arsenicum album 30 to enhance immunity against Covid-19, many doctors have used arsenic alb and other homeopathic remedies like camphor according to the symptoms of Covid-19 positive patients.
In fact, after the use of arsenic album, Covid-19 positive patients have tested negative within just 4 days!
An experiment was conducted in Gujarat to prove the efficacy of Ayurveda and Homeopathy for Covid-19 contacts.
This experiment was conducted with people who are in quarantine centres i.e they have been in contact with Covid-19 positive cases but who are completing the 14 days in the quarantine centre.
179 such centres were selected and 2625 people out of the total 6210 people willingly opted for homeopathic remedies to boost their immune system. The other 3000 people opted for Ayurvedic remedies.
It was interesting to note that out of these people, only 11 tested positive for Covid-19. All the rest were tested negative.
On further enquiry, it was noted that the 11 who tested positive, couldn’t complete the dose of the treatment.
It was administered for 7 days, but these 11 people had taken it only for 3 days.
This goes to show how effective homeopathy is in the Covid-19 scenario.
DOSAGE OF ARSENICUM ALBUM 30:
The following is the dosage protocol of arsenic alb 30:
- If you’re at home and rarely going out and if you haven’t been in contact with Covid-19 positive case: 4 pills once a day for 3 days. Repeat after 15 days
- If you’re under home quarantine for 14 days and you have been in contact with a Covid-19 positive case: 4 pills once a day for 7 days.
- If you have already developed symptoms or tested positive for Covid-19, kindly contact your homeopathic physician for the recommended dose of the remedy.
POINTS TO REMEMBER WHILE TAKING AND PRESERVING ARSENIC ALBUM 30:
- While taking the remedy and even afterwards, it is mandatory to use a mask outdoors and practice hand washing.
- The remedy can be taken in the morning or at night.
- Before and after taking the remedy, there should be a gap of 20 mins before you eat or drink anything.
- Take the remedy on a clean tongue. Don’t crush or chew it, let it melt in your mouth.
- These remedies can be taken with your routine allopathic medications for diabetes, blood pressure etc, provided there is a gap of 20 mins between both.
- Do not handle the pills with your hand. Take the pills in the cap of the bottle and consume it. If the pills fall on the floor, discard them.
- Store the medicine in a clean, dry place at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
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