Short repertory to the Indian drugs – Book review

plants2Author    –  Sayeed Ahmed

Editions

  • 1st edition-1988
  • Reprint editions- 1990, 1993
  • Published by – B Jain publishers, New Delhi
  • Printed – J.J Offset printers
  • Price – Rs 10/- 

About the author
Sayeed Ahmed was a forest divisional officer who published a handful of small books on Homoeopathy

Contributions

  • Homoeopathy & adverse reactions of allopathic drugs
  • Epilepsy
  • Angina pectoris
  • Diseases of the mind
  • Allergy & its cure
  • Weakness & its cure in Homoeopathy
  • Modalities of Homoeopathic medicine
  • Homoeopathic management of hypertension
  • Bone disease
  • Haemorrhage
  • Homoeopathic management of male sexual disorders
  • Obesity & health 

About the book

Preface – By – S. Ahmed

Sources

  • Drugs of Hindoosthan – Dr.S.C.Ghose
  • Boericke’s materia medica (15 remedies)

Aim of the book

  • To boost the Homoeopathic application of Indian drugs
  • Author says – Many common ailments can be treated with the help of only 40 medicines marked by asterisk in the book
  • Contents : List of  24 chapters with page numbers

List of medicines

  • 58 remedies
  • Arranged in 3 columns
  • 1st  column – pharmaceutical & latin name
  • 2nd column – common name
  • 3rd  column – abbreviation

Plan & construction

  • Mind
  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Ear
  • Nose
  • Face
  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Stomach
  • Abdomen
  • Rectum
  • Stool
  • Urinary system
  • Male sexual system
  • Female sexual system
  • Respiratory system
  • Chest
  • Heart
  • Back
  • Extremities
  • Skin
  • Sleep
  • Fever
  • Generalities

ARRANGEMENT

  • Chapters followed Kentian schema
  • Rubrics  & subrubrics Arranged alphabetically
  • Chapter name – in BOLD CAPITALS at the centre of page
  • Rubrics  – in CAPITALS
  • Subrubrics & subrubrics – in ordinary roman

GRADATION OF REMEDIES

  • 2 gradation
  • itallics – 2 mark
  • Ordinary roman – 1 mark

IN TO THE REPERTORY

MIND

  • HOPEFUL- Gym.s
  • IMPATIENT – Sar.i
  • MANIA – Rau.s
  • RELIGIOUS – Sar.i
  • SATISFIED WITH SMALL THINGS – Sar.i

HEAD

  • CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS – Des.g
  • CRUSTA LACTEA – Jug.r

EYES

  • GLAUCOMA- Areca
  • STYES – Jug.r

upper eyelids- Sar.i

EAR

  • SOUND-noises – Ocim.s

NOSE

  • CORYZA-with sneezing- Just. a
  • DISCHARGE- White- Ocim.s
  • DISCHARGE –Yellow- Ocim.s

FACE

  • WRINKLED- Abr.aug

MOUTH

  • APTHAE- Ocim.s

THROAT

  • APHONIA- Sol.x
  • SWELLING-tonsils- Atist.i, Ocim.s, Sar.i 

STOMACH

  • DESIRES-boiled rice- Caes.b
  • HICCOUGH- Ocim.s

ABDOMEN

  • CIRRHOSIS-LIVER – Boer.d
  • ENLARGEMENT-LIVER
  • ENLARGEMENT-SPLEEN
  • WORMS

RECTUM

  • CONSTIPATION-infantile – Nyc.a.

STOOL

  • INSUFFICIENT – Azad.i, Car.p, Ter.ch

URINARY SYSTEM

  • CALCULUS – Cyn.d, Hygr.s, Ocim.g, Sol.x
  • DIABETES – Abr.aug, Ceph.i, Fic.i, Gym.s, Syz.j

MALE SEXUAL SYSTEM

  • IMPOTENCE – Aeg.m, Gym.s, Hydr.a, Hygr.s

FEMALE SEXUAL SYSTEM

  • ABORTION – Car.p
  • AMENORRHOEA – Abr.aug, Sar.i
  • MENOPA– USE – Sar.i
  • PLACENTA-retained- Goss.
  • PROLAPSUS- Ocim.g
  • STERILITY- Sar.i
  • TUMOURS-uterine – Psor.c

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • ASTHMA
  • BRONCHITIS – Abr.aug, Blatta, Sol.x
  • CONSUMPTION – Just.a
  • COUGH -dyspnea with – Blatta, Just.a
  • RESPIRATION-failure – Rau.s
  • WHOOPING COUGH – Brahmi, Just.a

CHEST

  • ANGINA PECTORIS – Ter.a
  • TUMOURS –breast- Goss.

HEART

  • BLOOD PRESSURE-high – Boer.d

BACK

  • STIFFNESS – Sar.i

EXTREMITIES

  • BURNING-soles- Azad.
  • LOWER
  •          Legs – Jatr.
  •          Calves – Jatr.
  •          Ankles – Jatr.
  •          Feet – Jatr.

SKIN

  • DROPSY
  • JAUNDICE
  • LEPROSY
  • LEUCODERMA – Psor.c
  • PSORIASIS – Hydr.a
  • RING WORM – Aeg.m
  • SCABIES – Azad.i
  • ULCERS-Diabetic – Syz.j.
  • ULCERS-old – Syz.j

SLEEP

  • DISTURBED-Due to frequent urination – Abr.aug

FEVER

  • CATARRHAL – Sol.x
  • NIGHT-dentition,during  – Ocim.s
  • HECTIC – Just.a
  • PUERPERAL – Rau.s.

GENERALITIES

  • AGGRAVATION
  • AMELIORATION
  • ANAEMIA – Cal.g.
  • BERI BERI – Boer.d
  • BITES
  •          Dogs
  •           Scorpion
  •           Snake
  •           Venomous animals
  • ELEPHANTIASIS – Cal.g., Hydr.a
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – Boer.d, Rau.s
  • INJURIES -Ter.a
  • INJURIES -Fractures – Ter.a
  • INJURIES -sprains – Vit.tri
  • LAZINESS -Swer.ch
  • OBESITY- Cal.g.
  • PROPHYLAXIS -small pox – Sol.x
  • SCIATICA – Nyc.a
  • SUPPRESSION -measles – Jatr.
  • THIRST
  • TUBERCULOSIS – Cal.g, Hydr.a, Just.r
  • VARICOSE VEINS – Mang.i

Merits
To helps to know more about the Indian drugs in common ailments & much more conditions
Well arranged
As only 2 gradations easy to use

De-merits
Some misplaced rubrics

 

References :

  1. Short repertory to the indian drugs – Sayeed Ahmed
  2. hpathy.org
  3. similima.com

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