A Homeopathic History of Malaria

Malaria is a very serious infectious disease that kills more than one million people per year, and because there is increasing resistance to conventional drugs that are prescribed for this disease, and there are dangerous side effects with conventional malarial drugs, experts expect the death rate from malaria to grow in coming decades.

For more information read Dana Ullman‘s book Homeopathic Family Medicine: Evidence Based Nanopharmacology which can be downloaded from his web site, and see Scientific Research: Homeopathy and Malaria.

Samuel Hahnemann stopped practicing conventional medicine of his day because he felt that he was doing more harm than good. Instead, he made a living for his family of eleven children as a translator.

During the translation of a book by William Cullen, the leading physiologist of that time, Samuel Hahnemann noted that William Cullen asserted that Peruvian bark was an effective drug for malaria because of its bitter and astringent properties.

Samuel Hahnemann thought this a peculiar statement because he knew other bitter and astringent medicines that provided no benefit in the treatment of malaria. He then conducted an experiment upon himself, taking this herb twice a day until he developed symptoms of its toxicology, and here he discovered that it created a fever with chills as well as other symptoms that mimicked malaria.

Samuel Hahnemann proposed that Peruvian bark (which contains quinine) may be effective for treating people with malaria because it has the capacity to cause similar symptoms.

1824 – Josef Mueller influenced Joseph Attomyr to convert to homeopathy after he had witnessed cures achieved by homeopathy, ‘during the course of several months I saw cases of pneumonia, of Hungarian malarial fever, of bullular erysipelas with delirium, chancre, etc., cured with these powders, and scales fell from my eyes‘,

1833 – Robert Alexander Schumann was treated successfully for malaria by homeopath Frantz Hartmann,

1836 – Vicomte Auguste Arthur Beugnot‘s wife was treated by Samuel Hahnemann for the after effects of the calomel prescribed for her by allopathic doctors after a bout of malaria in Naples, which had badly upset her ‘nerves’.

1840 – homeopathic treatment of malaria epidemics in America win many converts, ?Frederick Hahnemann, Samuel Hahnemann‘s son reputedly treated many cases,

1846 – Wilmot Horton Dickinson treated malaria successfully with homeopathy in the Middle West of America, which he describes in his Homeopathic principles and practice of medicine printed in 1893,

1850 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton regularly and routinely successfully treated malaria with homeopathy in Seneca Falls,

1854 – Elijah Utley Jones treated malaria successfully with homeopathy in Massachusetts, and he contributed chapters on malaria to Hugo Emil Rudolph Arndt‘s A System of Medicine: Based Upon the Law of Homeopathy,

1861 – Mahendra Lal Sircar successfully treated an epidemic of malaria in Southern Bengal,

1861-2 – George Brinton McClellan was successfully treated for Typhoid Fever and malaria by homeopathy,

1870 – Horace Greeley recovered from malaria with homeopathy,

1881 – James A Garfield‘s wife was successfully treated for malaria with homeopathy,

1881 – W H Jenney submitted a cured case of Dropsy from Malaria to the Homeopathic physician, Volume 1,

1882 – Henry Edward Lane cured himself of malaria with homeopathy, after suffering from allopathic treatment for 17 years,

1895 – Frederick K Humphreys details the homeopathic treatment of malaria in his book Humphreys’ homeopathic mentor,

1900 – B F Gamber, Lecturer on Haematology at the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College wrote Mosquitoes and Malaria, in the Cleveland Homeopathic Reporter, Volumes 1-2,

1901 – John William Hayward wrote Homeopathy and Malarial Diseases,

1902 – Henry Clay Allen wrote The Therapeutics of Fevers; Continued, Bilious, Intermittent, Malarial… ,

1905 – Elizabeth Wright Hubbard successfully recovered from tubercular cervical adenitis, malaria and measles in her childhood thanks to treatment by Byron G Clark,

1913 – Conrad Wesselhoeft Junior wrote Studies in Regard to the Action of Quinine on the Malarial Plasmodia,

1916 – Conrad Wesselhoeft Junior wrote On the History of Malaria and Its Treatment,

1916 – Joel Thompson Boone successfully recovered from malaria with homeopathy,

1918 – Edward Hesketh Gibbons Pearson successfully recovered from tuberculosis, septic sores, dysentery and malaria after treatment from homeopath Raphael Roche, who was recommended to him by George Bernard Shaw,

1925 – Gunther Enderlein was researching malaria and Bacteria Cyclogeny, and he developed a range of homeopathic and isopathic remedies still in use today, and his Sanum Kehlbeck Company is flourishing.

1928 – homeopathy used to successfully treat malaria in Panama,

1936 – Meher Baba founded the Meher Free Dispensary in Meherabad India, dispensing homeopathic medicines free to all who sought treatment. Thousands of patients were successfully treated for a variety of acute and chronic diseases including typhoid, malaria, dysentery, tuberculosis, asthma, arthritis, and numerous skin problems. The Meher Free Dispensary is still functioning today under the auspices of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust.

1945 – John MacKillop, Consulting Physician at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, before he became an acting Major and Adviser in Malaria to British Forces in North Africa in WWII, and an Anti Malarial School was set up in January 1943 at the HQ of No. 8 Field Hygeine Section offering intensive seven day courses for medical personnel. Such Medical Control Units set the pace of anti malarial work in the British Army. Every Combatant Unit was required to form an anti mosquito squad, assisted and directed by John MacKillop’s Malaria Advisory Board.

1950-60 – Albert Scweitzer, a close friend of homeopath Leon Vannier, ordered homeopathic nosodes to treat malaria and several tropical diseases in his hospital in Gabon, from the Lab. Homeopathique de France founded by late Leon Vannier,

1980s – Roberto de Andrade Costa from Brazil, Immunologist and Professor of
Clinical Homeopathy, developed the Alive Nosode for the homeopathic treatment of malaria,

1982 – Milo della Rabia Lupus (legendary one handed pianist from Mariemma) successfully recovered from malaria after treatment by his homeopath Dr. Scweitzer Langerbeer,

1996 – Mother Teresa took homeopathic remedies throughout her life, including – she probably treated herself homeopathicaly – for malaria in 1996,

2007 – Journalist Nick Maes explains how conventional malaria tablets cost him his hearing,

2010 – The Use of Homeopathic Prophylaxis and Treatment For Malaria in Endemic Areas Of Kenya. April 16, 2010 by Didi Ananda Ruchira.

2012 – http://avilian.co.uk/2012/06/local-product-mozi-q-approved-as-bug-repellent-firms-owner-sees-growth-in-homeopathy/

2012 – http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-14/bhopal/32234661_1_malaria-medicines-sidhi-district BHOPAL INDIA: The AYUSH Department of Madhya Pradesh government is launching a widespread campaign from June 15 2012 with the objective of preventing recurrence of malaria outbreak like last year in Sidhi district. Under the campaign launched by the state government, homeopathic medicines will be administered door-to-door. The decision to distribute homeopathic was taken as it has provided effective in prevention of malaria.

2013 – http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/sobering-results-for-malaria-vac.html?ref=em 20.3.13 ‘… There is more cautionary news for the world’s most advanced malaria vaccine. A new study in Kenyan children shows that its protection wanes over time, dropping to near zero after 4 years. The results, published in tomorrow’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, are another strike against the chances that the vaccine will be widely used in its current form…’

 2013 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2365264J Complement Integr Med. 2013 May 7;10(1):1-8. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2012-0016. Antimalarial potential of China 30 and Chelidonium 30 in combination therapy against lethal rodent malaria parasite: Plasmodium berghei. Rajan A, Bagai U. Abstract: Homeopathy is a therapeutic method based on the application of similia principle, utilizing ultra-low doses of medicinal substances made from natural products. The present study has been designed to evaluate the efficacy of Cinchona officinalis (Chin.) 30C and Chelidonium majus (Chel.) 30C in combination therapy against lethal murine malaria. Five groups having twelve BALB/c mice each were administered orally with 0.2 ml/mouse/day of different drugs, and their antimalarial potential was evaluated by Peter’s 4-day test. The combination of Chin. 30 and Chel. 30 exhibited complete parasite clearance by the 28th day post-inoculation which was similar to the positive control [artesunate (4 mg/kg)+sulphadoxine-primethamine (1.2 mg/kg)] group. Both the groups exhibited enhanced mean survival time (MST) 28±0 days,whereas, the mice of infected control group survived up to 7.6±0.4 days only. The preventive and curative activities of the combination in comparison to the positive controls [pyrimethamine (1.2 mg/Kg) and chloroquine (20 mg/Kg), respectively] were also evaluated. The combination had a significant preventive activity (p<0.0005), with 89.2% chemosuppression which was higher than the standard drug, pyrimethamine (83.8%). It also showed a moderate curative activity with complete clearance of parasite in 50% of surviving mice, and enhancing the MST of mice up to 26.8±2.8 days.These findings point to the significant antiplasmodial efficacy of the combination of these homeopathic drugs against Plasmodium berghei. See also http://www.mrcindia.org/journal/issues/492072.pdf See also http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jcim.2013.10.issue-1/jcim-2012-0016/jcim-2012-0016.xml?format=INT

2013 – http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/content/new-research-study-shows-homeopathy-effective-against-lethal-rodent-malarial-parasite J Complement Integr Med. 2013 May 7;10(1):1-8. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2012-0016. Antimalarial potential of China 30 and Chelidonium 30 in combination therapy against lethal rodent malaria parasite: Plasmodium berghei. Rajan A, Bagai U. Abstract: Homeopathy is a therapeutic method based on the application of similia principle, utilizing ultra-low doses of medicinal substances made from natural products. The present study has been designed to evaluate the efficacy of Cinchona officinalis (Chin.) 30C and Chelidonium majus (Chel.) 30C in combination therapy against lethal murine malaria. Five groups having twelve BALB/c mice each were administered orally with 0.2 ml/mouse/day of different drugs, and their antimalarial potential was evaluated by Peter’s 4-day test. The combination of Chin. 30 and Chel. 30 exhibited complete parasite clearance by the 28th day post-inoculation which was similar to the positive control [artesunate (4 mg/kg)+sulphadoxine-primethamine (1.2 mg/kg)] group.Both the groups exhibited enhanced mean survival time (MST) 28±0 days,whereas, the mice of infected control group survived up to 7.6±0.4 days only. The preventive and curative activities of the combination in comparison to the positive controls [pyrimethamine (1.2 mg/Kg) and chloroquine (20 mg/Kg), respectively] were also evaluated. The combination had a significant preventive activity (p<0.0005), with 89.2% chemosuppression which was higher than the standard drug, pyrimethamine (83.8%). It also showed a moderate curative activity with complete clearance of parasite in 50% of surviving mice, and enhancing the MST of mice up to 26.8±2.8 days. These findings point to the significant antiplasmodial efficacy of the combination of these homeopathic drugs against Plasmodium berghei.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3235391/ J Parasit Dis. 2011 October; 35(2): 134–139. Published online 2011 August 10. doi: 10.1007/s12639-011-0059-y PMCID: PMC3235391 SEM studies on blood cells of Plasmodium berghei infected Balb/c mice treated with artesunate and homeopathic medicine China A. Rajan and U. Bagai Abstract: The therapeutic efficacy of antimalarial drugs and their effect on various organs in the form of surface morphological deformations can be analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Present study has been undertaken on Plasmodium berghei (NK-65), a lethal rodent malaria parasite, to monitor the morphological changes in blood cells induced by the treatment with combination of artesunate and homeopathic medicine . Combination therapy of artesunate (100 mg/kg) and China ? was found to be highly effective in clearing the blood stage infection of Plasmodium berghei and it also enhanced the mean survival time (28 ± 0 days) of mice. Not much morphological changes were induced on WBCs and RBCs of mice treated with combination therapy but in treated groups the number of live PMN cells was more as observed in AO/EB staining. In normal mice the mononuclear cells were both smooth surfaced and layered surfaced, whereas, polymorphonuclear cells were having finger like projections. The combination of artesunate and China was found to be very effective and did not cause any alteration on the surface of blood cells as observed in SEM.

http://www.feg.unesp.br/~ojs/index.php/ijhdr/article/viewFile/620/626 Antimalarial potential of homeopathic medicines against schizont maturation of Plasmodium berghei in short-term in vitro culture Aswathy Rajan and Upma Bagai Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India ABSTRACT: In vitro assessment of the susceptibility of Plasmodium to antimalarial drugs represents a major research breakthrough that paved the way for the understanding of the parasite, and rapid screening of the effectiveness of antimalarial drugs. In the present study, a preliminary screening of the antiplasmodial activity of the mother tincture (?) and various potencies (6 cH, 30 cH, 200 cH) of homeopathic medicines China officinalis, Chelidonium majus and Arsenicum album was performed by means of the in vitro schizont maturation inhibition assay. Significant reduction of the growth of intra-erythrocyte stages of P. berghei was observed with decreasing dilutions of ? and the various potencies of Chin, Chel and Ars with dose-dependent effect. Maximum schizont maturation inhibition (80%) was observed with Chin ? (1:1), Chin 30 cH (1:1, 1:2) and Chel 30 cH (1:1). The standard drug chloroquine (CQ) at 10-?M concentration exhibited 95.4 ± 1.6 % inhibition of schizont maturation. Ars 30 (1:1) also exhibited strong antiplasmodial efficacy, with 75.5 ± 2.6 % of schizont inhibition. The presence of free merozoites with Ars 200 cH and weak schizont inhibition activity (40-45%) points to the ability of the parasite to survive in the given drug pressure. Source : Int J High Dilution Res 2012; 11(41): 224-236

 

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