Homeopathy against Malaria: ItÃ¢ÂÂs Potential as a Third Millennium DrugAswathy Rajan1*, Ramanibai Ravichandran1 and Upma Bagai2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aswathy Rajan
Department of Zoology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus
Guindy, Chennai-600025, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 03, 2017; Accepted date: March 13, 2017; Published date: March 15, 2017
Citation: Rajan A, Ravichandran R, Bagai U (2017) Homeopathy against Malaria: It’s Potential as a Third Millennium Drug. Altern Integr Med 6:232. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000232
Copyright: © 2017 Rajan A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Malaria is the most devastating infectious disease in the world, and increasing numbers of multi drug resistance parasites are making it worse. The rising problem of morbidity and mortality justify the search and adoption of new tools and measures to minimize the impact of malaria. World Health Organization stated that homoeopathy is the second most used medical system internationally which is a nontoxic form of alternative medicine and can be combined with classical treatment methods for avoiding the risk of adverse effects. Innumerous scientific researches have been carried out to sustain homoeopathy as a complete scientific system to combat antagonism. Establishment of classical homeopathic drugs for malaria can prove as a next generation therapy, as homeopathy doesn’t give any scope of resistance. The most important and significant aspect of homeopathic medicines is that they are developed after direct proving on human beings and not on animals. Each homeopathic medicine is therefore more akin to human nature and human system. This is a quality unshared by most medicines in other systems. This review will give scientific basis to classical homeopathic doctrine of ultra-high dilutions and their use as antimalarials. Homeopathic medicines are used against malaria since last two decades and this review provides a data of all homeopathic antimalarials and the ongoing researches. The review is supported by latest research in this field which can provide a base for designing better methodologies in the field of homeopathic antimalarial therapy.