PATHOGENTIC TRIAL ( DRUG PROVING ) MORINGA OLEIFERA

INTRODUCTION

It need not be emphasized that scientific proving is the foundation rock on which the whole edifice of Homoeopathy is built up. Therefore provings can never be out of fashion or out of date if Homoeopathy has to live. There can never be enough or too much of them. In the Hering’s guiding symptoms alone, there are about 200 drugs which are either partially proved or not proved at all, and should have been proved during the intervening years since the publication of that monumental work. The vast supply of indigenous drugs and herbal wealth in India needs to be utilized, and these may well prove to be of immense value as Therapeutic armamentarium.

SBL Pvt. Ltd. is the only pharmaceutical company in India who has undertaken the project of Drug Proving as one of the aspects of Research. New medicines can be discovered in Homoeopathy only through drug proving.

The Research and Development Department of SBL Pvt Ltd. is has successfully conducted the third pathogentic trial (drug proving) on the MORINGA OLEIFERA (Moringa Pterygosperma).

A brief description of Moringa Olelifera and its uses are as follows:

Family Name: MORINGACEAE

Botanical Name: MORINGA OLEIFERA

Common Name: Moringa, Horse radish tree, Drumstick tree, Sahijan

Parts Used: Roots, seeds, leaves

Moringa oleifera is an extensively available Indian herb, with each part of the tree having amazing therapeutic properties including mainly leaves, root barks, roots etc. The Moringa tree grows in several sub-desert and tropical areas around the world.  It has been used by natives for thousands of years to treat water, help prevent malnutrition, and aid in fighting a number of ailments and diseases.  Unfortunately, up until the last couple years, the Moringa tree, with its amazing health properties, has been unknown to most of the world.  Scientific research has found that Moringa Oleifera is packed with vitamins, minerals and essential proteins.  In fact, the leaves of this humble tree offer a powerhouse of nutritional value.

Uses:
The roots
are acrid, digestive, anthelmentic, anodyne. They are useful in paralysis, inflammations, fevers, cough, cold, bronchitis, pectoral diseases, epilepsy, hysteria.

Leaves:
The juice of the leaves of Moringa oleifera is given as an emetic. In the Indian indigenous system of medicine, the leaves of Moringa oleifera are described to remove all kinds of excessive pain, useful in eye diseases, cure hallucinations, also useful in scurvy.

The seeds are acrid, bitter, anti-inflammatory, purgative, and are useful in neuralgia, inflammations and intermittent fevers.

Root-bark yields two alkaloids: moringine and moringinine. Moringine which is identical with benzylamine and Moringinine belonging to the sympathomimetic group of bases acts as cardiac stimulant, produces rise of blood-pressure, acts on sympathetic nerve-endings as well as smooth muscles all over the body, and depresses the sympathetic motor fibers of vessels in large doses only.

A decoction of the root-bark of Moringa oleifera is used as fomentation to relieve spasm. The root and bark are abortifacient.


The bark and the roots of Moringa oleifera are considered rubefacient and they are used as vesicants. The ground roots are mixed with salt and applied as a poultice to tumors.

The expressed juice of the fresh roots, bark, and leaves of Moringa oleifera is poured in the nostrils in stupor and coma, the bark and the leaves ground together are applied on head for neuralgia.

The Drug Picture of MORINGA OLEIFERA

Grading

1st grade- Bold and underlined- More than 3 provers

2nd grade- Bold and Italic – Seen in at least 2 provers

3rd grade- Plain text- Seen in single provers

Very Marked- Bold and Caps



MIND :
FORGETTING NAMES OF FAMILIAR PEOPLE, MAKING MISTAKES WHILE TALKING


Desire to be alone does not want company
Does not want to speak nor to be spoken to
, does want to be disturbed
Irritablilty when spoken to, gives rude answers, short tempered
Weeping when questioned, better after crying
Irritability during headache.
Melancholic.
Pessimistic.
Delusion :There is a mouse or a animal like dog in the room
Some shadow that is moving outside the room

HEAD:
Vertigo on climbing stairs
Headache pain in supra orbital region < right side < thinking about it, < morning < 7-8pm
Straining eye < warm room,> open air, sleep after , combing hair
sensation of something loose in the head
Headache left half of forehead congestive type < as day progresses > evening
Heaviness of head < bending < after sleep , evening
Headache occiput and vertex
<pressure <sun >closing eyes>dark > >washing face (mj)

External head - FALLING OF HAIR IN HANDFULLS

FACE:

pimples on face painful eruption at the tip of nose <touch
dryness of cheeks
Pale patches of dryness on the cheeks with itching

EYES:
Heaviness of eyes > keeping them closed

Dryness and itching on eyelids, < washing after, burning followed by rubbing
Pain in eyes < evening

EARS:
Aversion to noise
Pain and dryness in left ear <open air


NOSE:
Sneezing < sitting in front of fan
< morning, evening > covering nose
continuous watery discharge from nose with sneezing < exposure to cold air
<stooping < taking anything cold >lying down, warm drinks
later thick yellow discharge , crust formation < morning
< morning on waking
Dryness of nose, Pain at the root of nose

Blocked nose,< night < left nostril.> evening
Sensation of tingling over nose, formication

MOUTH:
Increased salivation <
morning with dryness throat < 8am –9am
Sensation of tingling over hard palate, irritation of palate resulting in cough <evening
Dryness of lips
Apthae inside cheeks painful to touch < hot food & drinks
Apthae on tongue < anterior part of tongue < cold water
Burning in lips <spicy food >hot drinks

THROAT:
Dryness in throat >drinking cold water
Pain throat ailments after cold drink
soreness in throat < swallowing (liquids and solids)
hoarseness of voice > warm drinks

plug like sensation in throat < swallowing

STOMACH:
Appetite: increased,
(at night wakes up for food)
Appetite reduced Complete loss of appetite decreased in morning
Aversion to food does not want to eat.

THIRST:
Thirst increased at night with chilly feeling
Desire for cold water & icy cold water
Desire to drink large quantities of water at long intervals

Thirst increased for small quantity of water at small intervals
Thirst increased while eating

CRAVING:
INCREASED DESIRE FOR SWEETS ESP. SUGAR
followed by nausea after eating sugar
Craving for chilies
Craving for spicy food
Craving for raw onion
Burning in epigastrium <belching > drinking water
Burning in the stomach followed by diarrhoea
All gone sensation in morning > eating but eating causes burning epigastrium

ABDOMEN:
Flatulence
abdomen distended
<in morning , after dinner
Heaviness on taking even small quantity of food
Increased noisy flatulence <drinking water and < lying in bed.
Pain in both iliac region <lying down <lying on back<lying on sides>walking >sitting>standing

RECTUM AND ANUS:
Desire for stools absent
Flatus passed with noise at night > passing stools
Constipation < after drinking milk
Constant urge to pass stools, unsatisfactory, stools 7-8 times a day ( normal consistency)
stools passed with much straining, Dry hard and small in quantity with burning anus
Itching in the anus< sitting
Loose stools, pale yellow , < after dinner
burning at the anal sphincter<during stools< belching
burning persisting after stools

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:
Pain right lower side of chest
<standing, exertion, open air, coughing, inspiration, lying on left side > rest, warmth,
lying on rt side
Dry cough
Cough with expectoration clear, thick sticky
FEELING OF WEIGHT OVER CHEST. DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING WITH BACKACHE. DYSPNOEA WITH TREMBLING AND WEAKNESS IN LEGS AND INCREASED THIRST
< SITTING > LYING DOWN, FANNING, OPEN AIR


URINARY SYSTEM:
Burning sensation at the tip of urethera. Tip sensitive to touch.
< after micturition
sensation remains for 4-5 minutes after urination
Pricking sensation tip of urethra < While urinating <evening >after sleep
Pain behind pubic symphysis extending upwards to umbilicus <standing >walking>micturition

SKIN:
Pimples on face, forearm and chest
Pimples tenderness, hard to touch, burning pain after washing with water
eaves dark red pigmentation on healing
< while sweating, being covered > washing with cold water, uncovering, gentle rubbing
Dry whitish eruption on shoulders, forearm and legs <scratching >fanning.
Bleeding on scratching
Itching left forearm with redness and heat <scratching > washing with cold water
Dryness of skin around toes. Pigmentation of skin.

Itching with dryness in the right forearm and around the angle of mandible below

right ear


SEXUAL ORGANS:
MALE:

Sensitivity tip of penis


FEMALE:
Increased menstrual flow with clots.
Leucorrhoea: Sticky offensive white discharge with itching <evening & night >washing with warm water

EXTREMETIES AND BACK:
Weakness of lower limbs
< Standing >stretching., evening
Pain felt more in the thighs and upper limbs followed by weakness . Trembling of lower limbs .
Unsteady gait due to weakness

Numbness in thighs while sitting.
Pain in scapular region with sensation of heat extending downwards < rt side
< lying of back <10-11am > pressure, movement
Stiffness in neck, shoulder and ankles.

SLEEP:
Drowsiness though out day < morning, 3-5 pm

FEVER:
Fever ailments after taking cold drinks < rising from bed < afternoon
Increased sweating even under fan, increased thirst but drinks only few sips
Dryness of lips
Coldness of body trembling of limbs unable to stand. Vertigo on standing <11-1pm <standing < cold drinks
> warm drinks >lying down
Desire for hot drinks

GENERALITIES:
Tiredness,
Sleepy, BODY COLLAPSING AT NIGHT
Chilly sensation at night, body ache < motion > rest
BROKEN DOWN FEELING. Malaise >evening,
Body ache < fanning > covering or wrappings up
WEAKNESS WITH TREMBLING OF LOWER LIMBS
LETHARGIC
Not able to stand more than 5 or 10 minutes <11am
INABILITY TO MOVE WHILE CONSCIOUS OF SURROUNDINGS (SEMI CONSCIOUS)
Stiffness of body.
DESIRE FOR OPEN AIR

Modalities:
Better in open air, evening
Worse morning, exposure to cold air
 
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