Swine Flu / Swine Influenza
Do not panic.
Swine Flu can be cured with the help of Homeopathy and it is a curable disease.
70% of the patients suffering from Swine Flu have recovered
You may have received following messages:
(A) There is medicine available for swine flu in homeopathic stores. Visit a homeopathic store to purchase Influenzinum 200
(B) Ayurvedic tablet Septil…. can prevent Swine Flu
(C) Burn Camphor in Holi it can kill Swine Flu virus
However think twice before buying a medicine. Is such information spread on social media authentic?
We opine, no it’s not authentic. Why?:
Influenzinum is a generic homeopathic remedy indicated for an individual case of influenza that is viral cold, cough with fever (scientifically proved as per the existing homoeopathic pharmacopias).
However the homoeopathic theory does not support a curative medicine taken as a preventive. One should consult their homeopathic doctor for taking a constitutional homeopathic remedy, which is scientifically proven to prevent epidemic diseases when consumed rationally.
However, yet some of the homeopaths will insist that this remedy is a Genus Epidemicus. In Homoeopathy we give preventive medicine only on the basis of ‘Genus Epidemicus’. The Genus Epidemicus is decided on the basis of symptoms seen amongst the patients in a specific locality. With regards to the message circulated on social media about Influenzinum it seems the message is circulated by pharmacy store owners to derive unethical benefit of the situation. How the pharmacy store owners reached Influenzinum as Preventive medicine? As per Homeopathic Materia Medica the Influenzinum is not indicated for Swine Flu. It is dangerous to consume the remedy unless and until it is indicated.
It is true that homeopathy can cure Swine Flu but the remedy / homeopathic medicine has to be prescribed by a homeopath under his / her supervision. The medicine chosen to treat Swine Flu will be on the basis of signs and symptoms seen by an individual patient, the patient’s constitutional medicine or in some case a genus epidemicus.
Again it’s sheer sales target for promoting a ayurvedic branded tablet for Swine Flu – do not purchase no role in Swine Flu
(C) Burning Camphor
Camphor if burnt in high doses can be toxic. Camphor has no role to play in killing Swine Flu virus. However, in high doses it can prove poisonous. A dose of 2 g generally causes toxic effects in adults. Children: The lethal dose for children is estimated to be 0.5 to 1.0 g; for infants, the oral lethal dose is 70 mg/kg. There have been reports of instant collapse in infants after camphor has been applied to their nostrils. hence please do not burn Camphor in high quantity in holi it will not kill the Swine Flu virus but directly can kill people if inhaled in larger quantity.
How to Prevent Swine Flu:
Swine Flu can be prevented by simple measures such as:
- Ample of Water – 1.5 to 2 liters per day
- Balanced Diet – includes high proteins such as sprouts, fish, egg; citrus fruits such as guava, lemon, oranges which contains a lot of vitamin C
- Physical Exercise, Yoga, Meditation – regular, consistent schedule
- Personal Hygiene – such as washing hands, not taking hands nearer to face, mouth, cleaning nose with plain simple water at least once in a day
An individual is prone for epidemic diseases if he / she is not following the above preventive strategy and is bowed down with stress (mental / physical). Too much worry about the epidemic disease is also attributed as mental stress attracting an epidemic disease. Why start the ‘epidemic disease story’ when you can very well prevent it by simple, easy means and being worry free.
Do not purchase Influenzium 200, Septil… as it cannot prevent Swine Flu. It is scientifically not indicated for prevention of Swine Flu. Some pharmacy owners have spread this message without any logic for their own sales target.
Do not burn Camphor in Holi in large quantities as it can be poisonous and can kill people due to inhalation of Camphor vapors.
It is true that homoeopathic treatment can cure as well as prevent Swine Flu. However, considering the life threatening complications, it is advisable to take such (preventive or curative) treatment from a qualified homeopath.
Yet do not be afraid of Swine Flu as only fewer percentage of patients develop life threatening complications and most of the other Swine Flu patients get cured.
Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan (Click Here for Profile) and Dr. Anjali A. Pradhan (Click Here for Profile)
1. Times of India – 04 March 2015 – Page 4
2. Toxnet – Toxicology Data Network of NLM – Camphor – page