The news may seem sensational enough to border on the absurd for many skeptics, but not for those who know Homeopathy: the Government of India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) has given indications to use the homeopathic remedy Arsenicum album 30ch as a means of prophylaxis to counteract the syndrome Coronavirus which from China is also reaching India.
Le how to hire which they suggest to follow are a dose of Arsenicum album 30ch per day, on an empty stomach, for three days. The intake can be repeated after a month in the same way if the infection continues to expand.
As stated in their press release, in addition to taking the homeopathic remedy, the Indian government also recommends some remedies from the Traditional Islamic Medicine (Unani Medicines), useful for the treatment of symptoms of Coronavirus infection. In any case, it also recommends observing the common igneic rules for the prevention of infections transmitted by air. In particular:
- maintain personal hygiene;
- wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
- avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with dirty hands;
- avoid close contact with sick people;
- stay home in case of fever;
- put your hand in front of your mouth when coughing or sneezing and wash it after doing it;
- frequently clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces;
- if possible use a mask when traveling or working in public places to avoid contact with infected droplets;
- if you suspect you are infected with Coronavirus, wear a mask and contact the nearest hospital.
To the majority it may seem a novelty, but in India there is a considerable opening towards the Complementary Medicine, especially Homeopathy, widely spread and used by a large part of the population, complete with homeopathic clinics and hospitals.
Not only that, even homeopathic prophylaxis for infectious diseases is certainly not new. As reported by Dr. Isaac Golden in his book "Manual of Homeoprophylaxis", there have been at least two documented homeopathic prophylaxis interventions: the Cuban case and another in India, where 3 homeopathic remedies were administered (Pretty Woman, Carbonaceous limestone e Tuberculinum) on a large scale for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis in the state of Andhra Pradesh [cf. chapter 5.5 of his book].
Advisory for Corona virus. Homoeopathy for Prevention of Corona virus Infections. Unani Medicines useful in symptomatic management of Corona Virus infection