Homeopathic ‘Eupatorium perfoliatum,’ has been successfully used throughout parts of India plagued by dengue epidemics, according to an article in HomeopathyPlus.
“We are witnessing a huge response everywhere owing to increased awareness among the public. There is an adequate stock of medicine and more orders will be placed to meet the demand,” said Gopalakrishnan, Principal in-charge of Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital.
He said that homeopathy medicine for dengue control was becoming popular and that local bodies were coming forward to sponsor the camps.
India is not alone in using homeopathy to treat and prevent its dengue epidemics. Cuba and Sri Lanka have done similarly. Its current use in India demonstrates three big advantages of homeopathy for epidemcis – (1) the remedies can be rapidly manufactured to meet demand, (2) they are inexpensive – even the poorest can be assisted, and distribution is easy – (3) there is no need for highly trained health professionals, cold storage, needles, syringes or complex packaging.