Homoeopathy experts recommend `Arsenicum Album' for swine flu

An experts group of the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) has recommended that the homoeopathic medicine `Arsenicum album' could be taken as prophylactic medicine against flu-like illnesses.

The group of experts in homoeopathy, chaired by Dr Diwan Harish Chand, vice president of the governing body of the CCRH, was set up to suggest ways and means of prevention of flu-like illnesses through homoeopathy.

The group was set up at the instance of the department of AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga & naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) on 8 July.

The experts group has recommended Arsenicum album 30, one dose (4 pills of size 30 by adults and 2 pills by children) daily, on empty stomach, for 3 days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule in case flu like conditions prevail in the area.

The experts group has further suggested that general hygienic measures suggested by the ministry of health and family welfare for prevention of the disease should also be followed by the public.